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On bringing King Yama to his knees in Spelunky

Some 350+ deaths later, I did it–I beat King Yama in Spelunky. For those down with the lingo, you’ll understand that this is no easy thing to accomplish and is generally only the result of day after day… 666 more words


Selfie Reap

There’s something about standing in a place where countless others have taken selfies over the centuries. It’s both comforting and disconcerting to be such an insignificant selfie-taker in a long, long thread of selfier-takers stretching back to the very beginning of time.  1,092 more words

La Venta 2: Olmec Artifacts

The archaeological museum at the La Venta archaeological site contains a number of important Olmec artifacts, dating to the first half of the first millennium BC.


La Venta 1: Olmec Heads

The Olmec kings of Mesoamerica in the early first millennium BC made colossal sculpted heads of themselves, which adorned the plaza of their ritual center of La Venta.



Egyptian and Olmec Ball Players

What if the Olmecs of ancient Mesoamerica invited the Egyptians to play ball with them?

The Olmec player on the right is supposed to be a little stockier or more plus-sized than her Egyptian counterpart on the left. 73 more words


2014 Game Completed Comics, #20 – Spelunky

Every videogame that I complete in 2014 will now get its very own wee comic here on Grinding Down. It’s about time I fused my art with my unprofessional games journalism. 39 more words