Because I Never Throw Anything Away I Can Share With You The Crappy Card Game I Made 24 Years Ago

July 12, 2019 ·

BREAKING: I’m a nerd.

I know. To many of my friends and family that admission will come as a total shock, but there it is. And, the horrible truth of it is, I’ve always been a nerd. Heaven help my sons, let us all hope they take after their mother.

Being a colossal nerd I’ve been into colossally nerdy things, often well before being a nerd about said things was cool (See: comic books, role playing games, wearing glasses). Among those nerdy things I got into was gaming. And not video games, oh no, that’s too cool for Young Jason.

No, Young Jason was into tabletop gaming involving chits and hexmaps (Avalon Hill games), robot figures dueling a millennium into the future (Battletech), and, once the genre existed, trading card games like Magic: The Gathering (which pushed out my other nerdy pursuit at the time – baseball cards).

Of course, my nerdery didn’t end with playing these games. No, see, I was going to be the guy that invented the Next Great Thing in gaming. There are scraps of assorted ideas and games lying all over the place, but one I still happen to have in a dusty box on a shelf with a bunch of other games is my aborted attempt at creating my very own trading card game based on the comic book universe based on the heroic adventures of the incredibly originally named Jason Tenney and his amazing friend…s. Friends.

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The Legend of Internet Tio

June 27, 2019 ·

He’s been around a while, long before I stumbled upon him. He’s out there and has been out there doing his thing, making his bones, sowing the seeds of his legend and generally not giving even an ounce of a shit whether anyone notices or not. His name is Shea Serrano. Your new Internet Tio.

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Anatomy of a Near Perfect Tweet According to a Shitty Tweeter

June 6, 2019 ·

I never got Twitter. Or Instagram or Tumblr or Facebook or Snapchat or MySpace or pretty much all of social media. For a second in high school, I thought I had a pretty good grasp of Livejournal but that came and went pretty quickly. So, what is it exactly about Twitter that I don’t get you ask?

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“Why Wasn’t I Consulted?”

February 13, 2019 ·

WWIC as a question is the foundation of townhall meetings that invite public discourse on community topics. Only now the Internet exists as a virtual townhall for the entire world on every topic big and small.

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On Fatherhood

January 2, 2019 ·

I'm sure it's not a unique opinion among fathers, but being a dad is my life's work. It's what I've wanted for almost my entire life. And here it is nearly four and a half years along and it's still an incredible, fascinating, ever evolving thing that never fails to surprise.

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There Is Humor In Grief

June 18, 2018 ·

Humor in grief or when facing a serious situation isn't uncommon or out of place - it's how people cope, it's how people face what may normally be absurd, but it's also just how the world works. Emotions don't live in a silo. We don't live in a silo.

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