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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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You’re in Luck

I’d thought before about how the appellation “lucky” is applied to so many Oz characters. Well, only three that I can think of, but that’s still kind of weird. They were introduced by three different authors, however. The first is … Continue reading

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Sweets from the Sprites

This Pop Culture Shock Therapy comic appeared on Eric Gjovaag’s Wizard of Oz Comics Facebook group, and it inevitably led to a mention of the Keebler Elves, then I brought up Snap, Crackle, and Pop. So why ARE diminutive fantasy … Continue reading

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Sporks and Hope

Toy Story 4 – Why a fourth one after the third provided a satisfying ending for Andy’s toys? Well, money. But storywise, the last one had left the whereabouts of Bo Peep, a shepherdess figure from a lamp in Andy’s … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Be a Demon Slayer?

Game of Stars, by Sayantani DasGupta – The sequel to The Serpent’s Secret takes place in the same bizarre world of Bengali folklore. Due to the influence of the Rakkhosh Queen, Kiran finds herself participating in a wildly popular game … Continue reading

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Capturing Lightning McQueen in a Bottle

Cars 3 – Beth and I have been trying to make it through all the Pixar movies, but both of us found this series pretty boring. It was obviously popular since they made three of them, but I just couldn’t … Continue reading

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Day of Wreckoning

Ralph Breaks the Internet – For a long time, Disney kept sequels to their animated films direct to video after The Rescuers Down Under had an underwhelming box office take. I suppose you could count The Three Caballeros, Fantasia 2000, … Continue reading

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