Monthly Archives: March 2017

Stand by Your Madman

I have to suspect that part of the reason Republicans have trouble distancing themselves from Donald Trump is that conservatism promotes loyalty to a leader as long as they’re officially on your side. There’s a reason monarchy and fascism are … Continue reading

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Mario’s Early Enemies

Do video games not come with manuals anymore? I know some of them have links to online manuals, but that isn’t exactly the same, even if they’re more convenient. I miss looking at the brief descriptions of various enemies. Still, … Continue reading

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The Second Most Dangerous Game

I would have to suspect that, in a land in which practically all animals can talk, humans killing and eating them would pretty much disappear. Perhaps strangely, however, there are a few mentions of human hunters in Oz. They’re most … Continue reading

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Two Strings Attached

Kubo and the Two Strings – WARNING! SPOILERS! I thought this film looked interesting, but I didn’t get around to watching it until I’d heard some good things about it, and borrowed the DVD from Netflix. I think it was … Continue reading

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They Blue Themselves

At the risk of lacking variety, I’m featuring another malevolent sea creature from Scottish mythology this week. This myth appears to be very localized, limited to northern Scotland. These sea people, known as the Blue Men of the Minch, are…exactly … Continue reading

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That’s Life, Isn’t It

The Magnetic Fields, 50 Song Memoir – This project was based on an idea someone suggested to Stephin Merritt in 2015, when he turned fifty. He would write and record one song to represent each year of his life, an … Continue reading

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Behold the Coagula

Get Out – I’d heard good things about this movie, but really knew nothing about it other than that it was a horror film (or at least horror-adjacent) and that it dealt with racism. I can’t say I know much … Continue reading

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