Monthly Archives: July 2012

When Bears Fly

Since I watched The Jungle Book recently, that got me thinking about how weird the concept for TaleSpin was. It’s like, “Hey, remember that bear who sang about picking paw-paws and eating ants? Now he’s a pilot!” I seem to … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Golden Hair

One deity in Norse mythology who is fairly well known but doesn’t feature in very many stories is Sif, the wife of Thor. It’s likely that Sif had another husband prior to Thor, as her son Ull is not mentioned … Continue reading

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Don’t Pick the Prickly Pear by the Paw

The Jungle Book, released in 1967, was the last Disney animated film made during Walt Disney’s lifetime. I have to say that the main draw of this movie for me might be the songs. I remember having a cassette of … Continue reading

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Please Take My Guns

I have to say that, on a personal level, I don’t care for guns. They strike me as a symbol of the fragility of human life, and they ARE made for the express purpose of killing. I suppose I’m not … Continue reading

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You Lie!

Okay, how does “if you have a successful business, you didn’t do it all on your own” turn into “you didn’t do squat”? I’ve heard quite a bit about how Mitt Romney tried to turn a rather benign speech by … Continue reading

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Octorok Music

I’ve long been a fan of the music from video games, so it’s nice to see it getting a certain amount of mainstream approval. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a multimedia show with an orchestra playing … Continue reading

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Fantasy Jobs

I’ve played through much of Final Fantasy III for DS (the original Japanese FF3, not the FF3 that’s really FF6), but I think I’ve reached a point where I have to take a break because it’s become more frustrating than … Continue reading

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The Boy with the Thor in His Side

I just finished watching a movie that everyone else has already seen, last year’s comic book adaptation Thor. I have to say that I’m not really a comic reader; I’ve picked things up here and there from other people who … Continue reading

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Piglet Pride

The Nine Tiny Piglets are never especially important characters, but they do receive a some attention in the Oz books. They first appear in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz as animals the Wizard uses in his tricks. He claims … Continue reading

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You Make Me Want to Sprout

I have three more Robert Rankin books to review this time: Sprout Mask Replica – Rankin expands his fictional author’s biographies into an entire fictional autobiography, which also extends to his family. Sprouts appear quite frequently in the story, including … Continue reading

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