Category Archives: Holidays

Six Degrees Below Zero

I guess it’s the holiday season now, so whoop-de-doo and dickory-dotch, and here are some things that I watched. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – Like the movies, this special doesn’t take itself particularly seriously, but it does … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Bat

Halloween has come and gone, and the Great Pumpkin never showed up. Does no one care about sincerity in pumpkin patches anymore? It’s all this commercial farming, I’m sure. Anyway, here are my thoughts on one thing I watched for … Continue reading

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I Guess You Can Kill the Boogeyman After All

I have three movie reviews this time, all of fairly new films, although that wasn’t really intentional. Two are relevant to the Halloween season and one not, and it should probably go without saying that there are SPOILERS for all … Continue reading

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Got My Mind Set on Mindsets

I saw a billboard this past weekend saying something like, “Paying too much for health care? Vote Republican!” Aren’t the Republicans the ones who are constantly pushing to make health care more expensive, constantly trying to repeal the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Multiple Massacres

We’ve started watching horror movies for the spooky season. We watch horror at other times of year, too, but around now Beth likes to focus on them to the extent of anything else. Not that we’ve been watching all that … Continue reading

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Tammy and Tommy in Fairyland

Picture by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law I’ve come across multiple mentions of the Ballad of Tam Lin, so I thought that might be something worth addressing in a post. The Scottish song is thought to have existed as far back as … Continue reading

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Purple Horse, Pink Goat, Blue Woozy

Scan by Jared Davis The 1992 Oziana gives us a rather striking cover illustration, a picture by Eric Shanower of the Wicked Witch of the East as she realizes she’s about to be crushed by a house. “A Christmas Tree … Continue reading

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Indefensible Day

It’s Independence Day here in the States, although you could ask what we’re celebrating when the Republicans are using the Supreme Court to eliminate as many freedoms as possible. This comparison seems pretty apt. But then, it’s not like anyone … Continue reading

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Conquest by Computer

The 1986 Oziana is the first issue I ever read, even though it was around 1993 when I did so. I just started out by ordering the earliest one the Oz Club was offering at the time. The cover here … Continue reading

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Tell Me About the Dragons, George

I had a few other things I wanted to write about, but since I found out Saturday was St. George’s Day, I thought he might be worth looking into. As someone who didn’t attend a church where saints were really … Continue reading

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