Monthly Archives: November 2010

Back to Boboland

When I wrote about the protagonists of Rinkitink in Oz, I mentioned that one of them turned out to be Prince Bobo of Boboland under the enchantment of an evil sorcerer. So what is Boboland? Well, really all L. Frank … Continue reading

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Stars and Garters

I’m not really that sure how well Stardust did with the general public. The IMDb page gives it a high user rating, but I’m guessing people who are lukewarm toward it didn’t bother voting. Also, it looks like it didn’t … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People, by Gary Greenberg – This was the same author who wrote 101 Myths of the Bible, which I reviewed here. Like that book, this one is based around the idea … Continue reading

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Will the Real Horus Please Stand Up?

One of the major gods of the Olympian pantheon is Horus, perhaps more accurately rendered as Heru. The fact that most of what we know about ancient Egypt was filtered through Greek first gives us a lot of extra S’s, … Continue reading

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The Occult Adventures of Arianna Huffington

Something interesting I recently read in a book on spiritualism (I actually never finished the book before having to take it back to the library, and I’d like to read the rest of it, but I don’t go near that … Continue reading

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And All the Science, I Don’t Understand

When my wife was flipping through radio channels recently, as she is wont to do when we’re in the car together, we heard some preacher guy making the same tired points about how science is wrong on evolution and the … Continue reading

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The Hitchens Post

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, by Christopher Hitchens – This is the first book I’ve read by Hitchens, a guy on whom I suppose I have somewhat mixed feelings. I’m not so keen on his support of … Continue reading

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