Monthly Archives: December 2016

Moody About Trump

Forgive me, but I’m feeling a bit moody about Donald Trump officially being elected President of the United States today. Even though he won the general election in November, it’s today that the Electoral College will officially give him the office.

I’ve given up hope that there will be an Electoral College surprise. I’ve read too many interviews with the electors and the level of support he has among his pledged voters is simply too rabid.

And so today we descend even further into despair and the disintegration of our Democracy.

Clash Royale Makes My Cash Vanish

I don’t know how they do it, but the folks at Supercell have figured out a magic trick of epic proportions: they make all the cash vanish out of my wallet.

I’ve played a lot of games before, but Clash of Clans and Clash Royale are unparalleled in their ability to separate my money from me.

I think I’ve racked up in-app purchases for at least $1,000 for each game this year. And what really frightens me is that I’m not even playing Clash of Clans that much. It was my game of games two years ago, but all I’m playing right now is Clash Royale. I’m definitely not the beginner I used to be.

The latest thing causing me to buy lots of gems is the Play (RED) campaign. This is nice because 100% of the proceeds go to charity, so at least I feel better about spending all my money this holiday season. On Clash Royale, you can get the King Tower Red and 500 gems for $4.99, which is a good deal. It’s basically the same exact price you would normally pay for 500 gems, but you get the King Tower Red and you feel good about it going to charity.

It’s all part of a bigger effort called Games for Red, which I happily support.