Monthly Archives: January 2016

Campaign Catch Phrases

It’s always a little weird when people insist they want their country back, as it supposes there was a time when the nation was exactly like they wanted it. Not to mention that it often seems to be rich white … Continue reading

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Conquering Evil with Cuteness

Is everybody ready for me to discuss a video game I haven’t actually played? In this case, it’s Devil World, a 1984 Famicom game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. While there was a European version, it was never released in North … Continue reading

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I Like Bouncing

There’s an archive of the Billy Bounce comic strip at Barnacle Press. I don’t think all of the strips are there, and some of the scans are of poor quality, but it’s definitely worth a look. The comic is notable … Continue reading

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Regional Ruler Report

While I’ve written before about the current rulers of the four main countries of Oz, as well as how these countries developed throughout the series, I haven’t said that much about the rulers of these places before the coming of … Continue reading

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Woody’s Roundup

Toy Story 2 – The sequel to Pixar’s first full-length film delves a little deeper into the world of sentient toys, reflecting on the relationship between toys and their owners, and bringing the theme of space toys replacing western ones … Continue reading

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Turning to Tanit

Tanit was the chief goddess of Carthage, the one-time greatest rival of the Roman Empire. The city was founded by immigrants from Phoenicia, and was probably a Phoenician colony before turning to self-rule. While Tanit is mostly associated with Carthage, … Continue reading

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Black and White Movies

I’m sure you’re all aware of the backlash that resulted when all the actors nominated for Academy Awards were white. Some people have proposed a boycott, although I’m not totally sure what that entails. Spike Lee, who commented on the … Continue reading

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