Monthly Archives: September 2019

It’s All About the Shoes

On Facebook, there’s been some argument on the cover of the latest Baum Bugle, which I haven’t received. It’s possible my membership has lapsed, because it seems like I never get warnings about that. It isn’t a great design, as … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Down with the Clown

It Chapter Two – SPOILERS! – Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, and two years later in real life, the members of the Losers Club have moved all over the country, many in successful careers, and having … Continue reading

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Companimals

Animal companions are a recurring theme in the Oz books, starting with Dorothy’s dog Toto. Kids reading the books were likely used to pets, so it makes sense. Since animals talk in Oz, however, some animal characters are more equal … Continue reading

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Just a Clown Dancing to the Sins of Mankind

3 from Hell – SPOILERS! This film is the follow-up to Rob Zombie’s earlier House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects brings back the Firefly family, a bunch of psychotic redneck serial killers, many of whom are named after … Continue reading

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Shipping Out

Cabin Boy – Chris Elliott is known for playing dumb, hapless, obnoxious characters, and this is no exception. Beth used to watch Get a Life back in the day, and we’d been watching the DVDs, but never finished with them … Continue reading

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Templar Insanity

It was Friday the Thirteenth yesterday, and September 11th two days before that, so it hasn’t been a great week in terms of luck, I suppose. No one seems to be entirely sure WHY Friday the Thirteenth is unlucky. The … Continue reading

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