Monthly Archives: August 2011

Momma’s Talkin’ Loud

I haven’t looked at any Chick Tracts in a while, have I? Well, here’s a new one, called “Mean Momma.” It features a nasty woman who denies God until all three of her kids die in disturbing ways. Because that’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to Your Doom!

I never played Altered Beast beyond the demo that they had at the store, but it looks like there wasn’t that much more to it than what you saw there. It only has five levels, and that’s at the maximum; … Continue reading

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Heads of State

The other day, I watched Zardoz, a 1974 dystopian future movie with a strange Oz connection. The film stars Sean Connery as Zed, one of a group of Exterminators who rape and kill others in order to keep the population … Continue reading

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No Passing Zon

Mister Flint in Oz, by Ray Powell – I’d been wanting to read this one for a while now, and I finally got a chance to purchase it on eBay a few weeks ago. Written in 1969, it stars Hardas … Continue reading

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Gotta Have a Gimmick

Today’s topic is gimmicky games with motorized parts. Since there isn’t a whole lot to most of these, the descriptions are rather short, but I did include the commercials I remember from my childhood. Kind of bizarre to get nostalgic … Continue reading

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Miserable Ministries

Recently, Beth has sent me links to information on a few different weird religious movements. One is the New Apostolic Reformation, who were major sponsors of Rick Perry’s prayer rally. I don’t think there’s any evidence that Perry himself belongs … Continue reading

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Mr. [Blank] Needs a [Blank] in Order to [Blank] His [Blank]

We finally moved on to the eleventh of Disney’s animated features, and the last of the package films for a while, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Contrary to what the title may suggest, the two characters did not … Continue reading

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The Gospel Fiction

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore – I’d heard of this book before and thought it sounded interesting, so when someone returned it to the library where I was working, I decided to check … Continue reading

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The Old Windbag

Since there’s supposed to be a hurricane hitting this area, I suppose it would appropriate to talk about a wind god. I already wrote about the Greco-Roman personifications of the winds, so let’s move on to China and their wind … Continue reading

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Hedgehog Wild

Are there very many famous hedgehogs in fiction? There’s Beatrix Potter’s Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and of course Sonic, if you want to count video games (which I definitely do). Then there’s the fairy tale from the Grimms’ collection about a hedgehog, … Continue reading

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