The Curious Case of Mr Bean

So I’m on emuparadise right, looking at the ratings for various games.

Even games that really aren’t that fantastic tend to have pretty high ratings, because the people who look for them are people who remember them fondly.

Anywho, I’m looking through the list of platformers, and I come across a game simply titled “Mr. Bean.” I think this is funny, and I’m looking for more platformers on the PS2 so I open the page to remember it.

It’s then that I notice something

Rating: 1.12/5, 2171 Votes
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A rant about people, idealism and assuming that everything will be ok if we just follow your ten-step program.

The federal election in my country Australia got me thinking quite a bit. Not that I love them by any means, but credit where due the labor party’s plan was the most expansive and forward-looking in a quarter of a century.

And that plan got absolutely curb-stomped by the status-quo and fears/hatred of minorities.

There was a time not too long ago when liberal democracy and universal suffrage were the utopian future. When they were implemented, people thought that people would agree, debate logically and implement rational policy based on the best people and ideas naturally rising to the top.

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Rediscovering and modding my PS2

The Playstation 2 is, to me, still the greatest console of all time. The Switch is a strong rival, but for me the nostalgia value, the great, non-gimmicky controller and the ginormous backlog of awesome games.

Nevertheless, it’s been about 5 years since I last touched my PS2, but when Lynne and I moved out we brought it with us, and we’ve set it up and had a great time. Lynne being Lynne however, suggested that we mod the console to allow us to play rare, expensive and unavailable titles, which is what we’ve done 0u0

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A Discussion of Revolutionary Terror

This post is a copy of something I originally posted to fedi, in conversation with @CornishRepublicanArmy and @scottishwobbly. This is the result of two comments of mine glued together, and it represents well my thought on the topic. Nevertheless, this is still one side of an argument, the whole of which can be seen here. Ok, here it is!

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