You Wanna Bet? Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-16).
Betting is the replacement for dueling. It's not a perfect replacement, of course. (Nothing is a perfect replacement for anything else.) It only applies in certain cases. But what it has in common with dueling is the challenge either to back up one's opinion or retract it. In that sense,…(Linked Tuesday 2011-05-17.)
Comment on Viking Cinema, Part Tveir by Roderick. Roderick, Comments for Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-16).
Spoilage ensues: Asgard and Jotunheim have been at (uneasy) peace for a thousand years. Then some frost giants slip into Asgard to steal a Frostee MacGuffin, but after whacking a couple of guards they are killed by Odin's automated defenses. Thor wants to go to Jotunheim to smash all the…(Linked Tuesday 2011-05-17.)
28 Years Later; or Hey Hey Goodbye. Roderick, Austro-Athenian Empire (2011-05-17).
Explaining why this is such a good thing would take a post far longer than I have time for right now.(Linked Tuesday 2011-05-17.)