Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

The ray gun has long been a staple of science fiction, but you still don’t see too many of them around. The main reason seems to be that they would require a major power source, hence making handheld energy weapons … Continue reading

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There Goes My Gun

Whenever someone tries to discuss gun control after a shooting, they’re inevitably accused of politicizing the tragedy. Never mind that gun control advocates usually have these beliefs even when there hasn’t been a tragedy recently. But anyway, how did gun … Continue reading

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A Whole New Kabbalah Game

After coming across the news that Rabbi Philip Berg, the guy who taught Kabbalah to Madonna and other celebrities, died yesterday, I thought I’d take a look at what Kabbalah actually is. I had been under the impression that it … Continue reading

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Just Like Seuss

The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, by Charles D. Cohen – I became interested in this book after seeing it mentioned on J.L. Bell’s blog. In addition to being … Continue reading

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You Can’t Piss on Hospitality

When Beth and I watched the movie Troll a few years ago, the disc we got from Netflix had Troll 2 on it as well, but we deemed it too crappy to watch after several minutes. Recently, however, Beth’s cousin … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time, See What’s Become of Me

The theme of time travel is so prevalent in fiction and general speculation these days that it surprises me a little how recent it really is. I guess part of it is because the idea of time as something through … Continue reading

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London Frog

Falling Sideways, by Tom Holt – While Robert Rankin claims to have invented the term “Far-Fetched Fiction” in hopes of getting his own shelf at the bookstore, I don’t know that he’d necessarily be the only one whose books would … Continue reading

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