Monthly Archives: August 2012

Confessions of an Eris

One interesting Greek deity I haven’t yet featured in a post is Eris, the goddess of discord and strife. Like some other gods, her exact parentage is unknown. Some sources make her the daughter of Zeus and Hera, and others … Continue reading

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Jealous of Your Safety Net

You know what I’m tired of hearing? People pretending they’re jealous of the poor. I’m sure you’ve heard this kind of talk before. It’s usually something along the lines of, “I have to work for my money, but these welfare … Continue reading

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Cover Controversy

Just about every time we hear that Gotye song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” my wife points out how she thinks he’s mean because he mentioned he didn’t like the Glee version of his song. His complaint was something … Continue reading

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Rabite Rampage

I guess I’m not as familiar with the Mana series (known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu, meaning “Legend of the Sacred Sword”) as I might be, but I did watch my brother play through Secret of Mana. I also have … Continue reading

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I’m running out of ideas for Oz posts, but I did notice that I haven’t yet said much about Bunnybury. I mentioned it here, but only in passing, so I might as well go into more detail now. Bunnybury is … Continue reading

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Back to the Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story – This documentary on the famous board game was pretty thorough, mostly providing information I already knew, but I HAVE read books about the subject. The movie covered the invention of the game and … Continue reading

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The Ragnar Rag

One of the characters you play in Dragon Quest IV is a knight named Ragnar, and this is also one of the default names for a soldier in Dragon Quest III. And in HeroQuest, one of the quests in the … Continue reading

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