Category Archives: History

Resistance Is Blasphemous

I sometimes wonder if there’s a connection between being deeply religious and following authority without question. In the most popular holy books, God does often come across as a rather cruel, petty dictator. Of course, that’s not really how it … Continue reading

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The Tentacles of Time

Day of the Tentacle – In my younger days, the NES version of Maniac Mansion was a favorite of mine. It was bowdlerized somewhat from the original computer version, particularly in terms of Nurse Edna’s sexually suggestive comments. Nintendo initially … Continue reading

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Mostly Mozart

I think it’s about time I write another movie review post, and I’ll start it out by mentioning a few movies I watched a while ago but DIDN’T write about at the time. Due to improper Netflix queue maintenance, we … Continue reading

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Gotta Nuke Something

It seems that the Trump administration is determined to bring back the Cold War and its arms race, only this time they’re on the same side as Russia. Or are they? I’ve been trying to get through my old e-mail, … Continue reading

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Guinevere Out of Control

Arthurian literature hasn’t often been kind to Arthur’s wife Guinevere, presenting her as having an ongoing affair with his favorite knight, sometimes even goading him into it when he doesn’t really want to go against the king. It’s pretty much … Continue reading

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Knight Time Is the Right Time

The King Arthur Collection – I’ve been reading this one on and off for about a year and a half. It’s long, but worth reading. There are six separate works included, as well as some background information about the historicity … Continue reading

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A Case of the Mondays

I understand that the day before yesterday was Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Well, at least that’s what an advertising campaign from a British travel agency called Sky Travel says. There was some nonsensical equation used to … Continue reading

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