[ by Charles Cameron — on the East Coast at least, this can pass for a Thanksgiving greeting ]
I’ve been away sick for a while, with no notes on form, paradox, quincunx etc — but on my return, couldn’t resist this medieval ouroborus of a cat, courtesy Emily Stein
On the games politics gets compared with, we’ve seen various dimensions of chess, go, and also multi-game mixes such as Alasdair MacIntyre‘s assessment that we’re in a game where “moving one’s knight to QB3 may always be replied to by a lob over the net” — or CalvinBall.
At the opposite end of complexity is simplicity, and there’s no simplicity to compare with PacMan, surely. and as WaPo noted a short while back:
One Republican operative in frequent contact with the White House described Mueller’s team “working through the staff like Pac-Man.”
That’s pretty cool — but is it as cool as Trump’s own use of Hillary-PacMan from a while ago:
— and note that Trump also used PokemonGO in his campaign.
And myself? I’m hoping to return to form, too, slowly. It’s great to have a computer after a year without.
I expect David Ronfeldt has noted the increasing usw of “tribal om MSNBC and elsewhere, though I’ve mainly seen it on TV without time to rewind & verify, take notes, etc. It has seemed quite remarkable to me, and I wonder whether Jim Gant or David have seen the same.
Greetings, all, Happy Thanksgiving — let’s talk, let’s stir the pot!