- The tv series Community recently had a funny episode devoted to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. I started roleplaying when I was 12 with AD&D, roleplayed with a variety of games well into college, and have fond memories of it. I haven’t seen any other episodes in the series, so I don’t know if they’re worth watching. io9 has a good review of the D&D episode. for a limited time on Hulu.com.
- As if anti-gay marriage bigots and statists weren’t bad enough, now we can add anti-AI marriage luddites to the mix. Yes, folks, that slippery slope that gay marriage will surely start us down will lead us one day to marriage between humans and artificial intelligences! Um, yeah…so what? That alone won’t destroy traditional marriage any more than gay marriage will. I guess this guy hasn’t heard that Japanese nerds are already marrying their favorite anime game characters. No, I’m serious.
But anyway: The libertarian ideal, however one feels personally about gay and AI marriage, is for the state to get out of marriage entirely. Let people decide what to call their relationships and social evolution sort it out. Down with government classificationism!
Here’s io9 on the story. And here’s the biggotted luddite’s speech:
- In case you hadn’t heard, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is finally being translated to film and you’ll be able to watch part one fairly soon. See my post Behind the Scenes of Atlas Shrugged on The Libertarian Standard. Visit the Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Website. Here’s an interview with the producer and here are two reports from people who got to see an advance screening of the film. And finally, here’s the trailer: