The View from KB2
- Van Nuys, California,
- Andy Ashcraft is a game designer living in sunny Van Nuys, CA with his lovely and very funny wife, Jackie Kashian and a twelve-year-old iguana named Tiberius Drackus.
Andy hates the word 'blog', so this is his first weblog.
Special thanks to bionicStephen for the cool new avatar!
MY RECENT POSTS
- Andy’s Presidential Fantasy
June 24, 2009 11:03PM
- A Defense of the South
November 16, 2008 04:24AM
- Racism is the New Black
November 10, 2008 01:26AM
- A Proposal for a Local Minimum
October 21, 2008 02:44AM
- And then we all lived
October 11, 2008 01:07PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks, Peter. Riding
public transportation should
be a must
May 27, 2010 12:40AM
- “Another fantastic,
uplifting story, Mr Talk
July 12, 2009 08:29PM
- “Fascinating! Thank you
so much, Prof. Ross. If I read
July 12, 2009 08:05PM
- “Yayy! Keep the science
July 10, 2009 01:33AM
- “Hey Dogmom, I'm sorry to
hear you've been let go. My
company did much
July 08, 2009 02:35AM
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Long ago, I promised a post about a recurring fantasy I have in which I am elected to be the President of the United States of America.
Andy’s Presidential Fantasy Game
It’s all about the veto. I would promise during the campaign to Veto absolutely everything that came m/… Read full post »
This may be the best thing that happened to me on this Open Salon experiment so far: Edgar Alverson wrote a note about my last post (“Racism is the New Black”), and we continued to communicate to each other via direct messages.
Edgar wrote a very eloquent letter to me,… Read full post »
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine suggested that the Obama presidential bid might usher in a new round of overt racism in our country; that it might once again be popular to hate people because of their skin color. I suggested that Racism might be the New Black! I… Read full post »
For those of you that don’t know me personally, I describe my political leanings as “eat-the-rich-liberal”. I come to it honestly, from hippy parents, public high school in northern California and the UCLA School of Fine Arts.
So, you should also know that I’m all… Read full post »
I spent the last week traveling - for business – to the UK, and just flew home yesterday, Friday the 10th. While in the waiting area of the gate at Heathrow Airport, I got to watch the New York Stock Market open. In the twenty minutes or so before I boarded… Read full post »
This post has nothing to do with being a game designer and everything about me being a … what? Someone with several thousand dollars in my checking account? A home-owner? A worker in the 21st century global economy? An American? A human being? Maybe all of t/… Read full post »
OK, after more reading (Thanks Andrew Leonard!), I've come to the conclusion that the $700 should be given to the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT for the explicit purpose of placing leins on people's houses during bankruptcy.
That is, give judges that are deciding the fates of real ind… Read full post »
As a game designer, I can tell you that my knowledge of and understanding of the current economic mess we're in stems only from these few things:
- What I read on a handful of news sites,
- Conversations and emails with my brother-in-law, an economics professor,
- Some basic game-design theories about … Read full post »
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