Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sexist Silliness

I’ve been thinking about different levels of misogyny since seeing some of the reactions to Seth MacFarlane’s performance at the Oscars, and I have to suspect this commenter on a Jezebel article might have it right. Sure, Seth told some … Continue reading

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Games and Gods

There are some interesting thoughts in this video. I haven’t played all of the Final Fantasy games, but fighting gods or god-like beings is pretty common in the ones I have. In some ways, I don’t think it’s necessarily anti-religious … Continue reading

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Light Makes Right

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light – I can’t say I’ve read much about this game, but I’ve had it for a while, and I finally decided to try it. It reminds me a little of Final Fantasy Mystic … Continue reading

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Taking Down Chris Brown

I’ve talked about the situation with Chris Brown and Rihanna a few times, but it was brought to my mind again by the fact that Seth MacFarlane made a joke about it at the Oscars (I missed this part of … Continue reading

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Snuffle Off to Buffalo

It’s weird what you can turn up when you do just a brief Internet search for a commonly known topic. In this case, it’s that Mr. Snuffleupagus’ parents were going to get a divorce, but the episode didn’t test well … Continue reading

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Comics from Calatia

In addition to the Mario and Captain N comics, Valiant’s Nintendo Comics System also included a Zelda series. Like the others, it was influenced by the DiC cartoons, which means we get a lot of Link hitting on Zelda, but … Continue reading

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We’re Floating Along in a Yellow Boat

Yellow Submarine – Beth and I actually watched this for the first time last night. She hated it, but I thought it was cute. Nonetheless, I can see why someone might not like it; it was kind of slow and … Continue reading

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I Got Street Savoir-Faire

Oliver and Company – If you want to see Charles Dickens’ classic story Oliver Twist, about the rough life of orphans in London, turned into a feel-good story about cats and dogs, this is the movie for you! Despite this … Continue reading

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Damon and Pythias Are Friends

My mom told me before that she had wanted to name me Damon, but decided not to because of The Omen, which had come out in the year before I was born. The name of the Antichrist in that movie … Continue reading

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He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac, That’s for Sure

One of my favorite songs is “Brainiac’s Daughter” by the Dukes of Stratosphear, who are actually XTC posing as a psychedlic band. The song is done in the style of Paul McCartney, and includes the sound of a rock falling … Continue reading

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