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Shopping Suggestions 3: Season of the Which

December 8, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

As these suggestions have been readily received, I’ll continue the sequel-itis and dig deeper into the forever fun and oddball ideas for your friends and family – or that person you don’t know that well which you’ve been saddled with for some stupid “Secret Santa” situation at your job. I’ve covered movies, basic tabletop games, Read More

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Let’s Drink Malört

December 5, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

This is going to be a completely self-serving bit, so bear with the audacity of it. Shots from the hip are the bread and butter here and this is no change from that. From the Hip is the name of the podcast Vinnie, John and I do, usually together. I came in later than those Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 2: The Sacrifice

November 30, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Now that Thanksgetting has passed and Black Friday is behind the world-weary retail workers, let’s look at another series of potential ideas for your favorite geek before the Xmas season is done. Not that shopping can’t be done at any other time of the year, but hey, I’m not the one buying, I’m just telling Read More

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Sites I Like

November 25, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Long, long ago, when the Comic’s Buyers Guide was king of the weekly pop culture newspapers, I discovered a guy named Mark Evanier. He was a writer of an irregular column called News From Me that was incredibly entertaining, witty and informative. I learned he had written and co-created Groo the Wanderer (with the one Read More

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Shopping Suggestions

November 23, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

As the Xmas season gets ever near, I figured an offering of some of my favorite things that are easily obtained would be good filler for Thanksgiving week, from all across the board of esoterica covered on this page. I love games. Some of my favorites are old, out-of-print, long play scenarios that limit regular Read More

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Let Your Heart Grow Three Sizes

November 21, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

We aren’t all about the odd, sundry and entertainment at this page. For the coming cold weather, won’t you help out a friend of From the Hip and the forthcoming site, Libby Carrier with her annual drive to clothe the homeless? You might feel better than Fromthehipbot after a trip to Silicon Valley. Operation: Comfort.

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Sites I Like

November 17, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

Roughly ten years ago, I was eliminating lots of excess in my reading. Magazines took the brunt of that elimination as they were unwieldy, expensive and in most cases, uneven on a month-to-month basis. Just as I was cutting great swaths through these and other insidious collectibles, I discovered a very specific publication from England Read More

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Historical Note

November 14, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

As the resident Armchair Historian of this page, I find myself digging into old tomes, encyclopedias and websites that follow current archaeological investigations. Sometimes though, I discover historical items of interest through the strangest of means. In the most recent case, while watching an episode of the inane USA Network program WHITE COLLAR, I learned Read More

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Tony DiTerlizzi and Art

November 7, 2015 Author: Jon Johnson (Sir)

As an avid role gamer, you tend to get introduced to a plethora of artists of all types, styles and variety. I knew the name of Bill Willingham long before his ages-ago days at Comico, when his art overshadowed writing. Many other artists got their early starts working for table top role playing game publishers, Read More

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Hello From The Hipsters!

November 6, 2015 Author: John Amenta

John Amenta here, otherwise known as Johnny Ganache, The D.A., not Sir Jon, or the other guy on FTH named John. Keep an eye on our new site for all kinds of cool articles and reviews. Keep listening to the show and come back here for high quality brain candy!

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