Monthly Archives: April 2012

Nobody’s Business But the Turk’s

It’s been a while since I did a post on a game (of the non-video variety, anyway), but I recently thought of something fascinating I read as a kid, namely the story of a chess-playing automaton. Built in 1770 by … Continue reading

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Marvel with the Mormons

Apparently Mitt Romney referred to Paul Ryan’s budget as “marvelous,” which President Obama found to be a rather odd choice of adjective. As seen in this post, however, the word “marvelous” appears constantly in the Book of Mormon. Basically, Joseph … Continue reading

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Good Old Reliable Anath

Anath, a Semitic war goddess, is also known as Anat, but I prefer the former spelling because it’s pretty close to my own name. She is described as the sister and possible consort of Ba’al and the daughter of El. … Continue reading

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I Love Frank’s Brain

Frank Black and the Catholics, Live at Melwkeg – While I appreciate pretty much anything former Pixie Charles Thompson records, whether going by Frank Black or Black Francis, I do rather miss when he played with the Catholics. I saw … Continue reading

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Did You Happen to See the Most Beautiful Girl in the World?

As I recently found out on Tumblr, scientists have found the most beautiful woman in the world, and she just happens to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Nice to know Hitler’s scientists are still getting work. Seriously, though, my wife has … Continue reading

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Why Do They Hate Mona?

Mona Eltahawy first came onto my radar when she appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, and she came across as very charismatic and likeable. Well-spoken, well-informed, unwilling to take crap, and attractive as well. Hardly someone I would think … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Feminism, Islam, Real Time with Bill Maher, Religion, Television | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Dalton Fink

Anyone else who reads Captain SNES will have noticed that Dalton from Chrono Trigger recently made an appearance, and I thought he might be an interesting enough character to use as the focus of a post. Dalton is the head … Continue reading

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Up with Gillikins

In my apparently ongoing quest to connect Alphonse Mucha’s artwork with Oz, he had a picture called “Princess Hyacinth,” and there’s a Queen Hyacinth in The Giant Horse of Oz. Okay, I don’t know that they’re that similar in appearance, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Characters, John R. Neill, Oz, Oz Authors, Places, Ruth Plumly Thompson | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Late Great State

I just saw a Bill Maher episode from a few weeks ago where a former speechwriter for Condoleeza Rice said she was okay with Mitt Romney’s health plan because it was only in Massachusetts, but not with the federal government … Continue reading

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Demons at Work

I’m sure we all know by now that such things as barcodes and Procter & Gamble are satanic, but we’ve apparently barely scratched the surface. At least that’s what Pat Robertson says. It apparently can’t be the case that Ouija … Continue reading

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