Monthly Archives: April 2014

Reciprocal Religion

Divine Misfortune, by A. Lee Martinez – I’ve thought before about the idea of religion as sort of a business arrangement, with humans providing tribute and worship to a god, and that deity in turn helping out the worshippers. It’s … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui’s Delight

A bit of word association made me think it would make sense to incorporate Easter Island into my Oz story about the Easter Bunny, which meant I had to do a little bit of research to find out more about … Continue reading

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Peter, Peter, Carrot Eater

There’s actually a bit of a story behind the Easter Bunny being called Peter Cottontail, and while it might not interest you, it does me. Peter Rabbit became a household name with the stories of Beatrix Potter, who named the … Continue reading

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Some Bunny Special

According to the McGraws’ Merry Go Round in Oz, the Easter Bunny lives in the Munchkin Country of Oz, and is a loyal subject of Ozma. Edward Wagenknecht is quoted in the most recent Baum Bugle as having said that … Continue reading

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Wave of the Future!

We got another look into the Simpsons’ future in the most recent episode, and it looks like they’re actually trying to be somewhat consistent this time. Several early episodes included looks into the future, one of the most memorable being … Continue reading

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He’s Not a Greenhorn, He Blows a Mean Horn

My posts on music tend not to get much response, possibly because a lot of them discuss something that either everybody else knows about already or something so obscure that hardly anyone knows about it. That said, I’m still making … Continue reading

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My Love Is in the Tabloids

One thing you see a lot of when working retail is tabloid headlines. Making fun of tabloids is like shooting fish in a barrel, but one thing that’s particularly struck me recently is how they try to sensationalize really mundane … Continue reading

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