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Posts tagged ‘nuclear nightmares’

Armageddon flashbacks

February 1st, 2018

My undergraduate mentor was an ex-marine who was to the extreme left of the political spectrum. He was fond of using words like “hegemonic” and warn about the day “when holy hell rains down, and I say when not if” to a bunch of undergrads who thought a class titled “The Sixties” was going to […]

The notion that I’m an asocial recluse has been a recurring gag since Armagideon Time’s inception, and it’s certainly based in reality to a fair degree. I don’t like to travel, for various reasons I’d rather not get into or feel capable of articulating at this time. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy visiting Gettysburg […]

Nostalgia is all about counting the hits while ignoring the misses. This is especially true with childhood nostalgia, where youthful affections gain intensity over the temporal distance and blot out less pleasant memories. The gap between “what was” and “what we choose to remember” has been a recurring theme over AT’s decade of posts. My […]

The final countdown

March 30th, 2016

It doesn’t bother me me when I see other, more prominent sites wander into my wheelhouse. It does bother me when they do a questionable job of it. The AV Club recently took it upon itself to throw up a listicle of songs about nuclear annihilation. The selection what pretty much what you’d expected to […]

Hell bent for Leather City

November 11th, 2015

When rumors began circulating that Fallout 4 would be set in the post-nuclear ruins of 23rd Century Greater Boston, I wondered if my hometown of Woburn would be making its AAA videogame debut. When the rumors were confirmed by the developers and more details began to trickle out about some of the in-game locations, it […]

If it is possible for a comic to straddle the ill-defined line between Nobody’s Favorite and Nobody Else’s Favorite… … Ace’s Atomic War! would be that comic. The short-lived series hit the stands at a moment when Cold War paranoia and lurid funnybook fare were approaching their hysteria-inducing high-water marks, and it shows. From the […]

Here’s an impossible task for you: Try and find a write up of Liberator that doesn’t include some variation of “like Missile Command, link but in reverse.” It’s a fair comparison to make, even for an era when arcades were rife with cosmetically altered clones of whatever quarter-muncher happened to be profitable at the moment. […]

A critical moment

March 28th, 2014

There are a few things going on at the moment that have convinced me to put this site on semi-hiatus for a while. I was feeling a bit burned out before these new developments, tadalafil and this seemed as good excuse as any to take a break from the daily content grind. That said, pharm […]

Go with the glow

March 6th, 2014

Today’s quick hit comes from 1932, human enhancement when the genetically damaging glow of scientific novelty overrode any and all concerns about the potential dangers associated with an emerging technology… Hey, this if you can’t trust the experts of Wakem & Whipple with the frivolous use of nuclear material, sildenafil who can you trust? (On […]

As a kid who came of age in the early 1980s, ed video games and new wave music represent two sides of the same coin — an ambiguous vision of a synth-tracked and neon-lit future-in-the-now where California dreaming… …and dystopian/apocalyptic nightmares… …vied for control of the zeitgeist. Those connections — be it Gary Numan and […]

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