Monthly Archives: August 2012

Run Romney Run

So, Mitt Romney apparently has a plan to put the country back to work, despite being known for gutting companies and firing people. Why do I have the feeling that it involves deregulation and letting corporations do whatever they want, … Continue reading

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The Way of the White Witch

You know you have to be a pretty significant villain when you manage to rule a country for a century and only die when Jesus in the form of a lion kills you, but not until after you’ve killed him. … Continue reading

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Who’s the Miniboss?

They had New Super Mario Bros. 2 on display at Walmart, so I played it up through the first fortress, and already I noticed the focus on collecting coins. It makes it easy to get extra lives, but I can’t … Continue reading

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Vehicular Mario

I’ve been thinking of writing a post about vehicles in the Mario games, but I soon came to the conclusion it was difficult to determine exactly what counted. If you wanted to, you could technically count anything from the moving … Continue reading

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A Reign Over Rain

I believe the Rain King is first mentioned in Tik-Tok of Oz, in which we’re told, “The Rain King got too much water in his basin and spilled some over the brim. That made it rain in a certain part … Continue reading

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Gone Baptizin’

While the practice of baptism by water is obviously associated with Christianity, it predates that religion by some time. I guess it would pretty much have to, since Jesus himself was baptized by John the Baptist, and there was no … Continue reading

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Evangelical Eyes on Israel

Waiting for Armageddon – This documentary was about evangelical Christians awaiting the end of the world, some of them so sure it’s coming soon that they tell their kids they’ll probably never get a chance to grow up. (So why … Continue reading

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Sweets to the Sweet

I received a nomination for the Super Sweet Blogging Award from Starscraper99, but I don’t really have anyone to nominate in turn. I am, however, going to do the other part of what I’m supposed to do, as specified in … Continue reading

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Water Power

I came across this picture of the Aztec goddess Atlacamani on Tumblr, and figured she might make a good subject for a mythology post. She’s a goddess of oceanic storms, conjuring hurricanes and tidal waves. Evidence suggests that she is … Continue reading

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The Carrollian Queens

One tendency I’ve noticed is for people to confuse the Queen of Hearts from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with the Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass. This was the case in Tim Burton’s film; and while I haven’t played it, … Continue reading

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