Encounters with the Dragon – Episode VIII – Be Vewwy Quiet, We’re Hunting Dwagons

Last week there was a little burnout.  It made me wonder why the Dragon worries about fighting us when we all carry a little Dragon around with us for when the Dragon of Mediocrity isn’t around.  We like to pull it out, play with it a little, and then cast doubt on everything we’re doing….

Who You Gonna Call?

It’s been a long time since I didn’t have a post in me.  Much is happening, exciting things, and processing everything this week has left me a little strung out.  I’m not even able to write a post about dodgy movies, which is strange and bewildering.  I started off thinking I would write about Face/Off. …

Virgins, Cows and Sunk Costs

The Dragon is now terrorising the village. There are two options for dealing with him. Sacrifice a Virgin or feed him cows. Sacrificing a virgin will result in the Dragon leaving the village alone for a couple of years, whereas you need to feed him 2 cows a week. The villagers decide. Cows are common,…

You made the choice, here’s what it means.

Yesterday I wrote about three men, one pitchfork and The Dragon and asked you to make a choice.  If you’ve made it great, if not, go back, read the post and choose.  The reason will become clear soon enough. Each man represents something.  A form of motivation.  Understanding what motivates you can go a long…

Defying the Dragon, Why do it?

Here’s the deal.  One day, you’re happily ensconced in your bucolic life.  You milk the cows, sow the corn, harvest the corn, eat the corn, and the corn doesn’t try to shoot you.  You’re happy and everyone in the village gets on with each other.  Then, all of a sudden you see a dark shadow. …

Encounters with the Dragon – Episode VII – The Hypocrisy Edition

I can always tell when I’ve managed to do something that has scared the Dragon.  (Of course, I can’t always tell what I’ve done to frighten him so).  Whenever the Dragon starts to feel threatened, he pulls out a new trick, or dusts off an old one that hasn’t been used for a while.  This…

Life lessons from everyone’s favourite Archeologist

I was worried that “life lessons from dodgy movies” was kind of a childish feature.  So today I thought we’d inject it with a little gravitas, a professor, Henry Jones Jr, or more commonly, Indiana Jones.  Yes, it’s still gravitas even if he calls himself the same name as his dog.  Yes, this intrepid adventurer…

Life, the Universe and Dragons

For some reason, the Thursday post is a struggle.  And it has been since I committed to posting every weekday.  Thursday’s seem to be the day that I get most of my draft posts from. (This could have something to do with the fact that I write the Thursday post on Wednesday, which is my…

What’s Your Secret Identity?

It’ll come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following me for a while that I hate my day job (or bottomless pit of despair if you catch me on a really good day) It’s strange, I’m good at what I do, I quite like what I do, and yet, I have issues with the…

The Pinky and the Brain guide to World Domination

This post forms part of the great Cartoonival of Wisdom, an idea that was born out of a number of DM’s to Kathleen from Biznicillin.  In an attempt to suck up to Johnny start a new internet meme, we decided to use the cartoonival to celebrate the 17th of August.  (Because, if you’re going to…