Category Archives: History

I Know Those Words, But That Sign Makes No Sense

White Christmas – I guess this was the last of our Christmas viewing for the year, although it’s mostly not even about Christmas. It’s a sort of a spiritual follow-up to Holiday Inn, which I haven’t seen, but apparently has blackface … Continue reading

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Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child

Beth has mentioned to me that she really likes the Coventry Carol, which I can’t say I was particularly familiar with. It’s a very bleak sort of song, which makes sense considering what it’s about. But we both know it … Continue reading

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Quit Jiving Me, Turkey

It’s Thanksgiving, and we were originally planning to visit Beth’s mom and uncle today, but then we both tested positive for COVID. So we’re staying at home, and I’m not even sure what we’re going to have for dinner. At … Continue reading

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Do the Mashed Potato, Do the Candied Yam

Yesterday was my birthday. I’m now forty-three years old. Too bad that, between the cold, the pandemic, and Beth having a cold (I’m also showing some symptoms of one), we couldn’t really do anything. What we have done in the … Continue reading

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Divide and Concur

It looks like Joe Biden has won, but we still don’t know whether Donald Trump will go peacefully. Of course, he didn’t win by that much. I remember saying back in 2016 that it was really embarrassing that Trump got … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Streetcars

The Wish Express, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – This could essentially be considered the author’s first book, although it wasn’t published in that form during her lifetime. Before she took over the Oz series from L. Frank Baum, she serialized … Continue reading

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I Put a Spell on You

We’ve started watching movies and television that relate to Halloween or horror, so here are two of those films: Hocus Pocus – Beth had already seen this, but that was twenty-seven years ago when it was new. She said she liked … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Individdle

I’ve heard a few times now that part of the problem in the United States regarding COVID-19 is that American individualism leads to people not caring about the collective good, leading to people refusing to take basic safety precautions like … Continue reading

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OzCon Online

Since physical gatherings are a bad idea these days, OzCon International in California was canceled this year, but some attendees decided to do a virtual one, live from the Valley of Virtula. No, not really; that’s the prehistoric name for … Continue reading

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Satan vs. Godzilla

Hail Satan? – The decision to watch this on Friday wasn’t actually related to the fact that I recently wrote about Satanic panic and Satanic messages, although it was a fortuitous coincidence. Beth had been wanting to watch this for … Continue reading

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