Category Archives: History

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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Clash of Cultures

Immortal Longings of Oz, by Paul Dana – The adventures of Button-Bright and Ojo, who have obtained magic powers and use them to help people, continue with this trip to the Land of Ev. As this neighboring fairyland doesn’t share … Continue reading

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War Between the States of Being

Erica Olivera’s presentation on Theosophy and its influence on L. Frank Baum at the latest OzCon included some information on the four kingdoms, those of mineral, vegetable, animal, and human. The animal-vegetable-mineral division is part of general knowledge, as well … Continue reading

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I Have the Power!

Hell’s Super, by Mark Cain – This comedic look at the popular conception of Hell is narrated by Steve Minion, a rich guy in life who became the superintendent in Hell, conscripted to fix everything that breaks. The fact that … Continue reading

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Vulgarian Idol

Beth and I watched two movies this past weekend, one an old children’s film and the other about a violent murder. Look, they don’t all have to be consistent in mood. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Released in 1968, this … Continue reading

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Away From Armageddon

I have a movie and a miniseries to review this time. They’re not very similar, but they do both relate to religion. Constantine’s Sword – This documentary film from 2007 was based on an earlier book by former priest James … Continue reading

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