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It’s April 30, 2021 — Happy Goblinization Day!

Banner, featuring ork: April 30, 2021 — According to “Shadowrun”, it’s Goblinization Day!

The future is here! According to Shadowrun, the role-playing game for nerds who don’t want to choose between Dungeons & Dragons and William Gibson, today is when Goblinization happens.

In the game, that’s the worldwide event when 10% of humanity, for no apparent reason, spontaneously transform into orks (that’s how you spell “orc” in the Shadowrun game system) and trolls.

Cover of 1989 rules for Shadowrun
The original 1989 cover for the Shadowrun rule book, back when it was published by FASA.
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Back in 1989, when the rules for the fantasy-meets-cyberpunk world of Shadowrun were first published, 2021 seemed like a far-off time. Remember, this is when Intel’s 486 processor, Nintendo’s Game Boy, Corel DRAW!, and zip files were brand new things. 640K was considered to be a lot of RAM. We were so technologically backwards back then that if you wanted something like wifi in the Shadowrun game, you had to cast a spell. Arthur C. Clarke was right!

Shadowrun characters in a cyberpunk suspect lineupThanks to Reddit and social media, more than 10% of humanity has already been transformed into trolls — in fact, we had a troll president for the past four years!

No word on the orks just yet.

To close this post, I now request that you all please rise for the Cyberpunk National Anthem:

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This sounds waaay more interesting than a mere “friend with benefits”

Seen in Tampa on Hillsborough Ave., just west of 275. Tap to view at full size.
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Normal blood cells vs. Filipino blood cells

It’s also true for Hawai’ians.


Mug of the day

Posted by Devin Thomas O’Shea. Thanks to LeDiva for the find!

I’d gladly buy this mug, and of course I’d keep the sticker!

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Virtual meetings are basically modern séances

The only real difference is that you don’t have full-grown adults speaking in a dead 8-year-old’s voice in virtual meetings. Well, at least not in any virtual meeting I’ve attended lately.

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This one’s for the math pun nerds

Thanks to Khonsu Lunaris for the find! Tap to view at full size.

Some notes:

  1. After the process was complete, father and son went off on a tangent.
  2. Father’s and son’s signatures are the same, they’re just π/2 radians (or, if you prefer, 90 degrees) out of phase.
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