Monthly Archives: July 2011

Where You’re the Doctor

Since it’s Game Day, here’s a post on another game, specifically Operation. You might well remember this game from your childhood. I do, anyway. It was invented in the sixties by an industrial design student named John Spinello. Hasbro has … Continue reading

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Sweets to the Swedenborgian

You may have noticed that I haven’t been writing any posts on famous theologians or religious denominations recently, which isn’t so much because there aren’t any more as that I just got kind of bored with it. While doing a … Continue reading

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They Haven’t Yet Built the Man That’ll Keep Old Johnny Down

They Might Be Giants have been my official favorite band for some years now, dating back to when it was much easier for me to choose a favorite because I didn’t have albums by that many artists. This isn’t the … Continue reading

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It’s a Regurgitated World

I recently purchased The Book of the Gods, which is basically the book form of selected entries from the Godchecker website. In this week’s mythology post, I’m going to take a look at one of the gods mentioned on the … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Snow Queen

Illustration by Vadyslav Yerko Despite the title, this rather long fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen’s (well, long for him, anyway) does not really feature the Snow Queen herself all that prominently. She’s more in the background than active throughout … Continue reading

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Susan Goes to Hell: The Final Chronicle

In The Natural History of Make-Believe, John Goldthwaite has a lot to say about the Chronicles of Narnia, very little of it good. One thing he mentions is the “summary damnation of Susan,” which is indeed troublesome, although I have … Continue reading

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Sweet Escape

The Natural History of Make-Believe: A Guide to the Principal Works of Britain, Europe, and America, by John Goldthwaite – This book was a Christmas gift from Tavie, but I don’t know if she’s read it. I have to say … Continue reading

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