Monthly Archives: January 2020

Shootouts and Dance-Offs

Since I guess it’s just something I do now, I looked up playthroughs of a few video games I haven’t played and probably never will, because I’m interested in the mythology of the series. The first one, Yoshi’s Safari, was … Continue reading

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Feeding the Meter

It seems like Americans really hate the metric system. Metric really makes more sense in a lot of ways, being based on decimal measurements. On the other hand, it is true that we get a general sense of what feet, … Continue reading

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Never Steal a Used Carpet

Koopa Klaus – Christmas was almost a month ago, but here’s the Christmas episode of this show. I already wrote about this one twelve years ago, and I can’t say I can think of much to add. It is weird … Continue reading

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Sticking It to Bowser

I’ve been playing Paper Mario: Sticker Star for over a week now. This one seems not to be all that popular among fans, for several reasons. This is the fourth game in the Paper Mario series, and the first for a … Continue reading

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Playing Ketchup

I haven’t had the chance to watch many movies recently, aside from the few I saw at the theater. I did watch one a month or so ago, and felt that my review wasn’t enough to merit a post, so … Continue reading

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Ain’t You Never Seen a Disembodied Soul Before?

I picked up a few albums recently, either through buying them used or receiving them as presents, so here are some thoughts. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Globe of Frogs – I have the box sets of much of Robyn’s … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Smash This City Flatter Than a Tofu Pancake!

Another week (well, more or less), another set of Super Mario Bros. Super Show episode reviews. Hooded Robin and His Mario Men – Mario and his entourage are in Sharewood Forest on their way to Sharewood Village for some reason, … Continue reading

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Nothing More Than Feelings

I’ve been playing Super Princess Peach recently. I’d heard it was easy, but as much as I love video games, I’m not that great at them. It is generally forgiving compared to traditional Mario games. You have a life bar … Continue reading

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What Would Baum Do?

The Autumn 2019 Baum Bugle has an old article by the late Fred Meyer, which I think I’d seen some version of before, postulating on what L. Frank Baum might have written if he’d lived longer. Obviously we can never … Continue reading

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TRI-CAT CHALLENGE

I was never that interested in Cats when I was younger, but I probably would have liked at least the T.S. Eliot poems if I’d been familiar with them. Beth and I went to see the show on Broadway about … Continue reading

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