Luke McKinney

biosize Luke McKinneyLuke McKinney writes about games, drink, science, and everything else that makes life amazing. He’s a columnist on Cracked and writes for several beer magazines. He’s also available for hire. Follow him on Tumblr and Twitter @lukemckinney.

In a winter paradise.

5 Sports That Deserve More Respect

Sports are our healthy alternative to violence, our fatality-free wars. They’re how we prove we defeat other people while leaving them alive to know it, and to do it again. They’re how we hotwire our […]


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5 Great Cheap Games You Should Buy Instead of Sequels

Video games are infinite worlds of imagination, so it’s a shame that so many are soap operas set in bombed-out warzones. Most major shooter series could be retitled The Gun And The Restless, with every […]


Space Bulk.

Nightmare Mode: The Disaster of ‘Space Hulk’

Warhammer 40K is the greatest game setting imaginable. It’s a universe where all the matter wants to kill each other, and all the physics wants to help them, preferably at melee range. Space Marine called […]


Look, you can either fight someone with weapons or want to sleep with them, but not both at the same time. Unless you're Daredevil and she's Elektra, and that's not a healthy relationship.

The Misogyny of Monogyny

Misogynists believe that women are inferior to men. Monogynists believe that they’re also inferior to one perfect woman. They’re the most common sub-species of misogynist, because most misogynists aren’t stumbling around the subway screaming about […]


You can't keep a logo that rad off celluloid.

Why Marvel Must Make a Ms. Marvel Movie

Marvel need to skip ahead and make a Ms. Marvel movie right now. We know they’ve already published their movie timeline, but screwing up published timelines is half of all Marvel comic events already. It […]


Anything that has to ask "Are you man enough to do this?" is probably doing so to avoid the question of whether it's worth doing.

The 5 Worst “Manly” Kickstarters

True manliness is about capability, not cooties. Which doesn’t stop dozens of dumbasses from trying to take your money with Matt Black Tactical +!++# Beer-Warmers. We’ve combed Kickstarter to compile a list of most laughably “manly” […]


Call of Duty: Black Ops is the perfect example of what we're talking about.

Zombies Will Never Die: Gaming’s Eternal Enemy

Zombies aren’t just an enemy in games, they’re the enemy of games, a horde of brainless repetition outnumbering and eviscerating what outposts of original thought remain in a dark and gritty virtual world. And they […]


"Well Mr Roosevelt, I'll see your big stick and raise you ANOTHER STICK!"

How Nunchucks Could Save The World

Nunchucks for peace! Idealists claim we must drop our weapons to walk hand in hand into a finer future. But telling people to disarm means you’re fighting them and their survival instincts, and our money […]


Does the world still spin when you close your eyes if you're not actually on a world?

Booze in Space!

Drinking in space! Is there any way our species could better demonstrate our dominance over existence? Well, yes. There is one other thing we could be doing in space (hint: each other), but NASA haven’t […]


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The Fantastic Four Explained by Cocktails

The Fantastic Four are hoping the fourth time’s a charm with their latest movie, and when something involves a brute trying to clobber others, a guy insisting he’s long, and women disappearing altogether, you know […]