Archives: February 2011

Dead Space

This PC game review is a little late. Dead Space came out in 2008. The reason I didn’t play it sooner is that ‘survival horror’ games are not really my bread and butter. I still have System Shock 2-themed nightmares – walking around another corridor and spinning around to be faced with yet another Midwife.

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Libya & the big prize

Looks like it’s Qaddafi’s time, too. Unlike Mubarak, I don’t think he’ll get to retreat to the countryside. Speaking of which, it’s almost the end of February and Mubarak hasn’t fled Egypt yet. There’s still a week, though, for me to win my bet. Egypt was impressive. Libya is also impressive, though less so. But

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Chasing the ur-text

There’s an interesting exchange in the latest issue of RSQ (Rhetoric Society Quarterly) between LuMing Mao and Scott Stroud on how to conduct the enterprise of comparative rhetoric. I don’t think either one articulates the problem – which is historiographical in nature – well enough, so I’ll take a stab at it while it’s fresh

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Saving face

Mubarak’s speech today satisfies no one, I think, except himself. One thing the protest has failed to do is hand Mubarak a dignified way out, so he’s trying to create one out of nothing, seeing if he can slowly fade into the background, one concession at a time. He doesn’t want to flee or seem

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Surprisingly

Mubarak continues to hold onto power in Egypt, primarily as the professional elements of the army continue to remain neutral. So we have a draw. I still think he will leave the country by the end of Feburary, now that the White House has convinced itself that it is time for his resignation. Egypt needs

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