The American Dream Is Killing Us

The sad truth is that fewer people today are getting ahead than before. And they’re getting ahead not due to their hard work or their education as much as their connections, their family’s socioeconomic status, and of course, just the plain luck of not getting horribly sick or getting into a serious accident. Not only is this not the American Dream, it’s the antithesis of the American Dream. It’s the old feudal order where you’re born into your privilege (or lack thereof) and forced to just hope things don’t get any worse.

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Fallen Walls

It’s interesting how a simple tweet can germinate around the net and become something that is so totally awesomely cool! Perhaps more interestingly, it spawns a new avenue of fiction to explore in the work of the creator, sci-fi author Michael G. Munz. He describes his exploding tweet on his blog. The artist, Lar, seems pretty awesomely cool as well!

 

 

World of Warcraft Review – GameSpot

The biggest complaint one can make about Legion is that it does so many things so well that it serves to remind you that World of Warcraft is now a mosaic of more than a decade’s worth of different design principles. Cataclysm revamped the entire vanilla WoW experience, but players who want to roll alts or start WoW for the first time (and experience it in its entirety) have to play through Burning Crusade and Lich King content, which just aren’t half as smartly designed as WoW in its current incarnation. Blizzard keeps getting better at what it does; six expansions in, it shouldn’t feel like a chore to get to the game’s best content–but it does.

Source: World of Warcraft Review – GameSpot

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