Monthly Archives: June 2014

Song of Serapis

I just finished reading The Staff of Serapis, by Rick Riordan, a follow-up to his The Son of Sobek. Like its predecessor, it’s a crossover between his Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series, featuring characters from both and … Continue reading

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We’re Just Technologically Impaired

After Alapalooza, “Weird Al” Yankovic didn’t put out another album until 1996, although in the interim his label released a boxed set. It was all material from previous albums aside from the demo version of “My Bologna” and a new … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

The Truth Pond first appears in The Road to Oz, in which Button-Bright and the Shaggy Man use it to get back their old heads after they’d been given animal heads by the rulers of Foxville and Dunkiton. King Kik-a-bray … Continue reading

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Accent Prone

Image Source One thing I’ve occasionally wondered is how much people notice their own accents. I’ve lived in both southern and northern New Jersey, and people in the former would add an E sound to words with an “ow” sound … Continue reading

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Critical Hit

I’ve watched a few CinemaSins videos recently, and thought they were pretty funny. Then a few days ago I saw this tweet from the Nostalgia Chick, and I was curious as to what people hated so much about them. Someone … Continue reading

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I Get By on All My Prehistoric Knowhow

Alapalooza – “Weird Al” Yankovic’s eighth album, released in 1993, was named after the Lollapalooza music festival, but the cover design references Jurassic Park. In fact, some copies of it had a sticker clearly stating that it was NOT the … Continue reading

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The Sky Fell on Me This Morning

Chicken Little – We’re finally back in the Disney game after a long delay caused by various issues. This was the first completely computer-animated Disney film (Dinosaur not receiving that title on a technicality), and I have to say it’s … Continue reading

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