Category Archives: Language

Don’t Get Soros at Me

One of the mail bombs found in the last few days was sent to George Soros, someone I think I’ve only heard of from right-wing conspiracy theories. Conservatives blame this guy for EVERYTHING they don’t like, from funding protests to … Continue reading

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Zugzwang Got Me in a Way

Dragon Quest V is sort of a sequel to Dragon Quest IV, which sounds painfully obvious, but really isn’t. The numbers simply refer to release order, not the order in which the games take place; and many of them aren’t … Continue reading

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Platforms for Prejudice

I’ve frequently heard that, if you let racists or other hatemongers speak, they’ll defeat themselves. And that’s true…in some people’s minds. I think the fact that our current President ran on a bunch of white nationalist garbage and conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

The program books at the Winkie Convention/OzCon International, edited by David Maxine, have some pretty good essays and other material. My first contribution appeared in this year’s, which also included Robert Pattrick’s story about the Tin Woodman and Tin Soldier … Continue reading

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Yowza, Yowza, Yowza!

Beth had wanted me to write something about the Qatsi trilogy of films, which we watched a while ago, but I honestly couldn’t think of much to say about them. I guess I’ll address them somewhat, though, while also including … Continue reading

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Worm Your Way

Looking into mythology and fiction involving giant worms is a little tricky because it seems like a lot of early societies thought worms and snakes were variations on the same thing. I guess they didn’t want to investigate all that … Continue reading

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Racing in All Different Directions

Every once in a while I see an article about something crappy going on with the Trump administration and plan to work it into a post, but I usually don’t because how many times can you really say “the President … Continue reading

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