Monthly Archives: July 2014

Looking Out Across Our Lego Land

The Lego Movie – There really seems to be a trend in the past few years to make Lego everything. The Simpsons recently did a Lego-themed episode, and there are all kinds of video games like Lego Star Wars. I … Continue reading

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The Tip-Top of the Mip-Mop

Hollywood Said No!, by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross with Brian Posehn – Most of the content of this book is made up of two Mr. Show movie scripts that never went anywhere. Bob and David Make a Movie has … Continue reading

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I’d Tell You Why, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

Since I did get a request for it, I’m taking a step back to look more closely at “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 2011 album, Alpocalypse. This is the second album title to play on Al’s name, and the cover shows him … Continue reading

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Six Swans Bespelled

Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier – This book was recommended by Marie Richardson, who knows of my fondness for fairy tales. It takes the story of “The Six Swans” into the setting of ancient Ireland, at the time … Continue reading

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One True Parody

In a recent NPR interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic, he responds to a question about Cookie Monster‘s parody of “Call Me Maybe” with “Yeah, Cookie Monster is my No. 1 competition right now.” Apparently he’s forgetting that Cookie Monster did … Continue reading

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Oz-Crossed Lovers

L. Frank Baum was known to have said that he didn’t want romance or “mawkish sentimentality” in his children’s stories. Of course, Baum was also known for breaking pretty much every writing rule he came up with, but he was … Continue reading

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Watching the Watchmen

Watchmen – I actually read the graphic novel on which this film was based a few years back, but I don’t recall if I wrote about it at the time. I had to return it to the library before finishing … Continue reading

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