WRUP: Boor-Man, the most boring sanctimonious superhero edition


Bitten by a small rodent holding a radioactive philosophy paper written by a white guy with dreadlocks as a sophomore college student, Edgar Firestone became Boor-Man, the superhero with the power of making you really annoyed by sea lioning and gish galloping about causes you actually agree with! He’s not the hero we want, nor is he the hero we need. Frankly, he’s not much of a hero at all. He makes the world worse by defending even decent ideas badly.

Faster to tell you that he’s a vegan but he’ll still eat fish than you are to ask in the first place about dietary restrictions! More sanctimonious than the average Vermont college professor driving a 1997 Jetta! Able to leap to the most flattened and un-nuanced version of a complex argument in a single bound! He’s the guy who makes you kind of ashamed that you are both technically on the same side! He’s loud, he’s obnoxious, he’s not very bright, and he thinks that only watching PBS makes him smarter than you! He’s… Boor-Man!

Boor-Man has been banned for life from What Are You Playing.

Bonus question: What’s your favorite way to have ice cream? Not your favorite flavor, but your favorite presentation method?

Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): I’m actually going to the Pokemon Go Hoenn Tour, so obviously a lot of that. I’ll probably pop into Orna and maybe into Splatoon 3, and Pokemon Violet for dailies. May even try Mario Kart 8 since there’s a new update I haven’t hit yet, but it’ll depend on how tired I am.

Oh man, this is a tough one since I have ice cream a lot. I’m generally a cone guy myself. If I’m really gonna splurge, I’ll do a brownie sundae. If it counts though, baked Alaska has my vote for #1.

Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Welp, family’s sick, so I’ll be home and have a lot of time on my hands alone trying not to join them. Thus far, I’ve been playing Lord of the Rings Online (kind of out of order, done with post-Pelennor but now going back to finish the actual battle) and Star Wars Galaxies Legends (mostly crafting, did a big droid and armor restock). I’ve kinda been feeling like messing around in City of Heroes, so we’ll see.

My favorite ice cream presentation is in my mouth. Honestly, I like ice cream, but I don’t love eating it solo unless it’s chunky. I like it with something semi-crunchy like a brownie blondie or something.

Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): I think I will be taking a continued casual stroll through Warframe this weekend and also will keep on falling further down the rabbit hole of high-end crafting in Final Fantasy XIV (I just did pentamelding and am hooked on the chase after two successes), but most of my gaming time is probably going to be demolished by Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line if I’m very honest with myself.

When it comes to ice cream, I am pretty simple: Just give me a nice pint or half-gallon and a spoon. That said, were I given the choice, a nice sundae presentation with all the fixings in a waffle bowl is hard to beat.

Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): This week has been spicy at work, and I am tired. So I’ll be assuaging myself with some calm stuff in FFXIV and probably finishing up my Trading Post content in World of Warcraft if I can find the motivation to do so. Which should really not be a caveat for optional cosmetic content, but here we are.

I really like ice cream sandwiches. Why is every form of ice cream not readily available in ice cream sandwich form? Something has gone wrong with capitalism. Wait, sorry, let me correct myself – something additional has gone wrong with capitalism in addition to all the obvious things that were already wrong.

Tyler Edwards (blog): I randomly got sucked into replaying the story in Anthem, so probably more of that.

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