Monthly Archives: July 2015

All the Girls Love Annis

Sometimes I feel like I should save posts on wicked witches until October, but I’ll probably forget before then. So here’s Black Annis, the local witch of the Dane Hills in Leicestershire, England. While descriptions vary somewhat, she’s often described … Continue reading

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The Toxicity of Testosterone

This post brings up an interesting point regarding mass shootings that I hadn’t really thought of before, but that makes a lot of sense. Basically, although there are occasional female spree killers, the vast majority are men, and many seem … Continue reading

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Perrying the Trump

Rick Perry has recently made the news for his criticism of Donald Trump, because really, what else does he have to distinguish himself from the other Republican candidates? I know I sometimes confuse him with Ted Cruz. Running for President … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Space Raccoon

I’ve been trying to read more comics recently, but it can be a confusing prospect. While I understand they’re usually written so that it’s possible to start with any issue, it can still be confusing to start in the middle … Continue reading

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My Future Lies Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road has become one of the most famous fictional roads in history, largely because of the song in the MGM movie that consisted almost entirely of the words “follow the Yellow Brick Road” over and over again. … Continue reading

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I’m Insanely Jealous of the People That Aren’t Me

I am by no means an expert on relationships. I’ve only ever dated one person, and I’m the only person she’s dated as well. I have done and still do a lot of things wrong. That said, there are still … Continue reading

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Splitting the Adam

There are quite a few things I don’t really get about the Adam and Eve story, but one that I thought of recently involves the notion of being fruitful and multiplying. Actually, this isn’t part of the same story, but … Continue reading

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