Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Passion of Prometheus

During a moment of boredom, I was thinking again about Prometheus, and how he was considered the advocate of mankind. He often helped out humanity by playing tricks on Zeus, but there are accounts of his having interceded on our … Continue reading

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Extras in Oz

Okay, I’m not ACTUALLY going to write an entire post about Blufferroo, like I said last week, although I could potentially cook up some kind of back story for him. I am, however, going to say a bit about the … Continue reading

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Bills, Bills, Bills

Here’s another game from my youth, Pay Day, billed as Parker Brothers’ “Where Does the Money Go?” game. I guess the point was to demonstrate to children why their parents don’t always have enough money left over to buy them … Continue reading

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The Further Adventures of Prometheus

Picture by Heinrich Fueger I know I’ve written about Prometheus (and his dim-witted brother Epimetheus) before, most notably here, but I can’t help but feel their role in Greek mythology deserves some more attention. The earlier post focused on Prometheus’ … Continue reading

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Hype, Hype, Hooray!

It doesn’t look like Google+ has particularly caught on, any more than Google Buzz did. Maybe Google should stop trying to come up with alternate versions of Internet applications that already exist. Mind you, that also goes for Microsoft trying … Continue reading

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Turn Me On, Dead Man

I’ve been meaning to write something about the “Paul is dead” conspiracy theory for a while now, because it’s just so bizarre. The rumor began circulating in 1969 that Paul McCartney had died in a car crash three years previously, … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Occult

You might already be aware that my wife Beth has a thing for really disturbing movies and such. To that end, she and I recently watched the two parts of Paradise Lost. No, not the John Milton poem, but a … Continue reading

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