Monthly Archives: February 2017

Simpcestry

There was a Simpsons tie-in book released in 1991 called The Simpsons Uncensored Family Album, credited to Matt Groening, although I don’t know how much of it he actually wrote. As with most of these tie-ins, the information is pretty … Continue reading

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Next Time, Watch Out for Slime

The Long Utopia and The Long Cosmos, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter – The last two books of what ended up becoming a five-book series, both published after Pratchett’s death, so I’m not sure how much input he actually … Continue reading

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Blast from the Pasta

I have neither played nor watched anyone else play Yoshi’s New Island, but I know the premise behind it is that the Stork brought Mario and Luigi to the wrong house, and when trying to find the right one he … Continue reading

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O Say Can You CPAC?

My original plan was for my next post to be a fun one about the Mario Brothers, but I’m going to write about something scarier than fire-breathing turtle-creatures. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference (not to be confused with the … Continue reading

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Slide Some Oil to Me

I suppose Oz must use fossil fuels to at least some extent. I mean, the Tin Woodman carries around an oilcan in order to lubricate his joints and keep them from rusting. L. Frank Baum’s father became rich through oil … Continue reading

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Voices for the Brainless

I’ve been tempted to write something political recently, but I kind of feel that I’ve already said most of what I have to say, and it’s hard to keep up with current events in an administration where things change by … Continue reading

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Springfield, Springfield, It’s a Hell of a Town

YouTube recently recommended this series of Simpsons Mysteries videos, which are interesting to people like me who tend to over-analyze just about everything we enjoy. Obviously the show negates any real notion of continuity in time or place. Springfield can … Continue reading

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Expanding Game Worlds

I’ve long had somewhat of an affinity for media based on video games, even though most of them aren’t really that good. I grew up on the Super Mario Bros. cartoons and Choose Your Own Adventure style books, and read … Continue reading

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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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There’s Klingons on the Starboard Bow, Starboard Bow, Jim

Continuing my Star Trek movie rewatch, here are my thoughts on the third and fourth ones. If you missed the first two, you can find them here. The Search for Spock – I don’t think this one has a particularly … Continue reading

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