Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I am in the Army because -- apparently -- I can't read.

HT to Milblogs...

Newsbusters has the video of author Stephen King telling some very bored-looking students about why the ability to read is so will keep you from being sent to Iraq.

I am always amazed when people like this are so publicly elitist. Do they really still believe this nonsense or is it just something to say to pass the time? My favorite part of his quote is,

I don't want to sound like an ad, a public service ad on TV, but the fact is if you can read, you can walk into a job later on. If you don't, then you've got, the Army, Iraq, I don't know, something like that. It's, it's not as bright. So, that's my little commercial for that.


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Worldwide D&D Games Day

Okay, here's our standard announcement: A buddy of mine and I decided to take this on this year.

Be one of the first in Korea to play the 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons!
June 7th is Worldwide D&D Game Day, and we are looking for players.
This year’s adventure is “Into the Shadowhaunt” and is open to any ID card holder, 18 yrs or older, with access to US military bases in Korea.

Interested? Email:

and please include: Your name, email address, and your nearest military base. A contact phone number would be great.

Please mention if you are interested in DM-ing this year’s adventure. DMs will get in advance the adventure, dice, figures, a full-color map and everything to run a game. We only need 1 DM and 4-6 players for each group and can easily support multiple groups.

Let us know if you are willing to be your base’s coordinator. We need help getting the adventures handed out and organizing where people can play.

Tell your friends the deadline is 25 May, so email soon.