Category Archives: XTC

Come On, Let’s Make Trouble Together Somehow

Karla Kane, King’s Daughters Home for Incurables – That title sounds like that of the Emilie Autumn book I’ve been reading. Anyway, Karla has been a friend on the online social media for some time now, and she’s also the … Continue reading

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In for a Pennywise, Out for a Clown

It – SPOILERS! (Do I need to put in the warning, or is that not something people bother with anymore?) I’ve never read the book (or anything by Stephen King, actually), but I did see the miniseries some time ago. … Continue reading

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You May Find Important Pieces Gone

Cautionary tales to try to convince children to behave seem to be pretty much universal, even though it’s quite possible they do more harm than good. I’ve written before about boogeyman legends, and along much the same lines is the … Continue reading

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We’ve Been Writing Rhymes and Trading Lines

The Monkees, Good Times! – Released in honor of the group’s fiftieth anniversary, it’s the first album they’ve done since their thirtieth anniversary. The members are known for not getting along all that well with each other, although when they … Continue reading

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Coming to a Holt

It turns out that the New York Public Library has a lot of Tom Holt’s back catalog on eBooks, so I’ve been catching up on them. The three I read most recently were: The Good, the Bad, and the Smug … Continue reading

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God Is Teasing Me, Just Like He Teased Moses in the Desert

A frequently used argument for religion is that it’s a comfort to people, and in no way do I disagree with this. There are definitely times when I wish I knew that there was some meaning to my life, that … Continue reading

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He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac, That’s for Sure

One of my favorite songs is “Brainiac’s Daughter” by the Dukes of Stratosphear, who are actually XTC posing as a psychedlic band. The song is done in the style of Paul McCartney, and includes the sound of a rock falling … Continue reading

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