Monday, March 10, 2008

POTTS AND ROGERS IN THE NYT, PLUS BOINGBOING

ADAM ROGERS, my editor at "WIRED,"

and SAM POTTS, whom you may know from the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company and the design of A BOOK

(and whom I know from Mr. Koestenbaum's Photo 1 class)

TEAM UP TO SEND OFF GYGAX with a lovely essay, and an amazing chart.

JOIN THE DISCUSSION OF SAME on boingboing.net and marvel as Potts fends off the typical comments board sniping by OUTGEEKING THEM ALL:

[BEGIN QUOTED TEXT FROM POTTS]

"Vin Diesel is included because he's a self-avowed (-confessed?) D&Der. His connection to Asimov is that "Pitch Black" was based loosely on Asimov's story 'Nightfall.'"

[END POTTS QUOTE]

(C. Alan Joyce of the World Almanac also jumps into the fray.)

FINALLY, and BELATEDLY: thank you, Gary Gygax, and safe journey. We shall all be raiding your tomb forever.

That is all.

5 comments:

C. Alan Joyce said...

It's the World Almanac, sir.

World Book? Now those guys are geeks.

I didn't plan to spend my day impersonating a crotchety old schoolmaster, rapping people on the knuckles for inadequate or inaccurate attributions. I swear! It just turned out that way.

hodg-man said...

MY MANY APOLOGIES.

What a dumb error.

It is corrected.

Also: you are a monster.

THAT IS ALL

Ape Lad said...

No Gygax, no this. Know Gygax, know this.

JackalFive said...

Adrian Oppenheim's fat older cousin would be proud.

Solonor Rasreth said...

About my only real argument with Mr. Rogers is in his example near the end. I mean, "Iron Man" instead of "The Dark Knight"??? The man is clearly desperately poor and/or insane.