Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Big Horcrux Hunt

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 – I think I’m past the point where this series of films can really wow me, but I still enjoy it. I suppose the fact that they divided it into two gave … Continue reading

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Stop Feegling Around!

I Shall Wear Midnight, by Terry Pratchett – This is the fourth book in the Tiffany Aching series, which is billed as young adult. With Pratchett, I think that means it has chapters, a young protagonist, and darker themes than … Continue reading

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Global Warming (It’s Hot!)

Wow, there’s an entire blog devoted to comics based on misunderstanding of global warming. Cartoonists, you DO know that global warming can actually result in MORE snow, right? Besides, it’s not LOCAL warming, so the fact that it’s colder than … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Cho

Margaret Cho, Cho Dependent – Ms. Cho has never been my favorite comedian or anything, but I’ve always found her likeable, and a positive voice for gay rights and body acceptance. She’s actually pretty skinny now, but hopefully she lost … Continue reading

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Urfin Jus Conquers the Marrans

The Fiery God of the Marrans, by Alexander Volkov, translated by Peter Blystone – The fourth book in the Russian Magic Land series is…well, busy. I think the translator was right when he said Volkov tried to pack too much … Continue reading

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Randy Spandy Jack-A-Dandy

Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Oz books are loaded with young princes, usually questing to save their kingdoms. These include Pompadore of Pumperdink, Tatters of Ragbad, Evered of Rash, Philador of the Ozure Isles, Tandy of Ozamaland, and our current subject, Randy … Continue reading

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Treading Dawn

My wife and I went to see the new Narnia movie on Christmas night. She thought it dragged, and while I liked it better, I guess I can see that. I complained before about what they cut out of Prince … Continue reading

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The Crudeness of Crusades

The charge often lobbied against Christians by the rest of us is that so many of them are nothing like Jesus. Not that Jesus was perfect (to my mind, anyway), but it’s hard to totally hate a guy who preached … Continue reading

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The Santa Delusion

We watched the original Miracle on 34th Street last night (I’d seen the remake a few years earlier, but don’t remember the specifics well enough to do a real comparison and contrast of the two), and I have to say … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, Copycat

Merry Christmas! I’ve never really understood why (at least in the United States) this is the one holiday when we’re supposed to be merry instead of merely happy, but there you go. And as we all know, the true meaning … Continue reading

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