There’s a campaign for a new boardgame about to close on Kickstarter.
Conflict of Wills: Judean Hammer
Judean Hammer is a fast-playing two-player area-control game about guerrilla warfare during the Maccabean Revolt. Take on the role of the Seleucid Greeks or the Maccabean rebels and battle for control of Judea.
I was interested enough to want to back this.
Care to have a guess at one destination this is not shipping to?
No Judean Hammer for me!
It strikes me as somewhat ironical that a game about conflict in Israel cannot be shipped to Israel.
This is the large poster outside a new building development in Ra’anana.
The Hebrew text on the right side translates to:
“Launch of the second boutique building in the heart of Raanana”
My inquisitive nature wants to know where the first is. I guess it’s already built and fully sold.
Meantime, did you notice the glorious strapline (or motto) in (sort of) English:
I suppose I should wonder what happened to “Time one live.” Is it a band? Is it a motto? No, it’s some silly bugger who thinks he knows English.
Really? In a city overflowing with native English speakers, a commercial undertaking doesn’t have the ability to get a simple three word motto right? It’s awful. But it’s far from unusual. By way of protesting, I’m refusing to even look at the show flat. (Ha!)
The following cartoon is by Tony Husband from issue number 1538 (January 8-21, 2021) of Private Eye magazine.
I dedicate the cartoon’s message to these people:
And to these people:
You may take it, the three pictured below are not wise men. But they have had a singular impact on the coronavirus story.
What did these three do better?
Click the image to see coverage on Guy Fawkes’ blog
On LinkedIn, I saw a recruitment advert for a Technical Writer position. It included the following:
Modeling experience? That’s a new one on me.
From an article at the Register about Tim Cook and Apple‘s interactions with the media, comes this fascinating tidbit:
Apple’s control isn’t merely felt on its own TV platform, but also how it handles product placement. Kit provided to studios always comes with strings attached, according to Rian Johnson, who directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Knives Out.
Fictional bad guys, can’t, for example, use iPhones and MacBooks. During the run of espionage thriller 24, it became immediately apparent who was the antagonist, based on their computer of choice. If they used Windows, they were suspect.
Now you know. If they’re using Windows, they are likely to be baddies!
Youi can read the whole article here.
Do you think you might be able to find a native English speaker somewhere in your establishment? If so, I suggest you go and get them right now and ask them to sort out this rubbish (taken from your landing page).
After all, there is a school of thought which says if you cannot be bothered about accuracy in general, why should anyone trust your news reporting? And there’s another school of thought which says your subscribers, and yes that includes me, deserve better.
This morning’s targeted killing of Islamic Jihad‘s loose cannon, Baha Abu al-Ata, generated not only the inevitable rocket barrage response, but a flurry of social media funnies.
One wit shared a mock announcement from Tel Aviv Council that the public bomb shelters would be open, with a 20 shekel charge for the first hour, then 7 shekels for every further 15 minutes…
Another asked that since schools and businesses were already closed, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have the next election today?
And then the Times of Israel delivered this journalistic jape:
Sometimes, you just have to laugh!
Judging by the caption to this picture, either the Independent or the Press Association are somewhat bad at Israeli geography.
Not University Challenge. Your starter for ten…
Could it be intentional? Surely nobody’s that daft.
Laughter is the best medicine.
I suppose if you have been brought up to believe that it is fair, reasonable, and right that people’s life and liberty should be sacrificed solely in the interests of demonizing the Jewish State, it’s no great leap to sacrifice the chance to visit your grandmother to keep the fires of hate burning. What a great example of citizenship that is!
Oh, and in case you missed it, the Obama administration banned an Israeli MK from entering the USA in 2012 for his extremist views. Sauce for the goose… Pretty rich of those USA parliamentarians to cry wolf now.