Jim Werbaneth's Blog – July 2010 Archive (4)

The Hermit Kingdom on the Web

For those who can't get enough of North Korea, here is a link to its official news agency's web site, actually hosted on a Japanese server. Probably the most interesting thing about the stories on here are that they are so incredibly boring. Moreover, there is a self-importance to them, such as the one announcing that… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 20, 2010 at 9:38pm — 4 Comments

Line of Departure: Works in Progress

I've been at work on the next two issues of Line of Departure, which I expect to have in the mail in early August and then October. In one of those issues, probably that for Summer 2010, there will be a review of Panzer… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 12, 2010 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Today's Games Owe No One An Apology

Those of us who came of gaming age in the seventies necessarily have nostalgia for that time. I'm definitely an aficionado of those older games, especially Avalon Hill and SPI, the true towers of wargaming's history. Recently in fact I returned to eBay to buy a copy of Drive on Washington, and from a private collector I'm buying Red… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

Advertising that We'll Never See Again

Some is from another planet, some is patently offensive, some from another time, some from another planet, and some just plain wrong. A few involve campaigns that might be managed by Don Draper, and others would be rejected by him on general principles.

Vintage Ads: What Were They… Continue

Added by Jim Werbaneth on July 5, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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