Atari 2600

Atari might just be cursed

Atari, once a big name in home video games, is coming out with a new console for the first time in decades. I have no reason to believe that the crowdfunded Ataribox will fail except for one fact: the Atari brand name seems to be cursed, and it has been that way since the 1980s. …

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Captain America #1

Captain American punching Hitler was once controversial

In 1941, the people of the United States got their first taste of a superhero known as Captain America. This star-spangled soldier introduced himself to the world by punching Adolf Hitler in the face. Can’t get more American than that, right? Too bad Cap’s creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby got death threats over it. …

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Happy Holidays

“Happy holidays” is not part of a war on Christmas

As Christmastime takes the United States by storm, the controversy surrounding appropriate season’s greetings rears its ugly head once again. Wish somebody “Happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and you risk stumbling into an unexpected controversy. After all, “Happy holidays” is a neutered statement enforced by the gutless politically correct culture we live in, right? …

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