Monthly Archives: August 2015

My Teacher Is a Devil

Okay, this Tumblr post really caught my attention. I already knew about the idea that demons, and sometimes even the Devil himself, could teach many arts and sciences to mankind. The only problem is that they’re going to turn on … Continue reading

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Here I Am in My Bucket Today, in the Middle

Frank Black’s second solo album, Teenager of the Year, is the first one I ever owned. I actually bought it from a guy in the student union building in my senior year of college. I had it for a while … Continue reading

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Stuck on Re-Pete

Many of my peers fondly recall watching The Adventures of Pete and Pete on Nickelodeon. I’m not one of them, as we didn’t have cable at the time. Beth enjoyed the show, however, and showed me the DVDs. For some … Continue reading

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All I Know Is What I Read in the Papers

The Ozmapolitan was an interesting promotional tool, first coming out in 1904 to advertise The Marvelous Land of Oz and the upcoming Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz comic series. It was presented as an actual newspaper from … Continue reading

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Mutation Sensation

I’ve said before that most of my knowledge of the X-Men franchise comes from the 1990s cartoon, but I did recently check out a few collections of the comics from the library. The X-Men comic started in 1963, created by … Continue reading

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Hey Nude

It’s been in the news recently that some topless women in Times Square, who pose for pictures with tourists in exchange for money, are causing a lot of consternation. I find it rather depressing that this is still such an … Continue reading

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Of Self-Devouring We Will Never Tire

Greek mythology is full of cautionary tales, often promoting a particular message, but the overarching theme is that you shouldn’t piss off the gods. This particular tale involves Erysichthon, King of Thessaly. He decides to cut down a grove of … Continue reading

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