Monthly Archives: June 2015

She’s a Real Nowhere Witch

I finally got around to purchasing the third and fourth issues of Kirk Kushin and Gonzalo Martinez’ Ozopolis, a comic series that sticks to the continuity of the original Oz books. It provides the sense of familiarity that I get … Continue reading

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Don’t Trust Whitey

The right-wing media seem to be intent on selling us the idea that the people in power are the ones who are actually persecuted the most. I’m not sure why anyone would WANT to be included in persecution, but apparently … Continue reading

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The Rail Thing

I visited my dad in New Mexico this past week, and he and my brother introduced me to a game called Ticket to Ride, created by Alan R. Moon and published in 2004 by Days of Wonder. According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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Attention Britomart Shoppers

I sometimes note down myths or mythical figures I think might make for interesting posts, and one I’ve had as a possibility for a while is Britomartis. The name sounds like the United Kingdom’s equivalent of Walmart, but it’s actually … Continue reading

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Tzimished, Fachottered, and Tzebulbet Am I

Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, by Mark Cohen – I’m a fan of Sherman’s song parodies, but I can’t say I really knew that much about his life, aside from bits and pieces I picked up … Continue reading

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Jurassic World – I saw it pointed out on Tumblr that, by replacing the last word of the original title with “World,” the Jurassic Park franchise is following the same pattern as Super Mario Bros. for its fourth installment. I … Continue reading

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You Should Sea This Lady

I attended the Coney Island Mermaid Parade today, and I noticed that the King and Queen of the Parade are referred to as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid. Doesn’t seem entirely congruent, but there you go. I’m not sure why … Continue reading

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