Category Archives: Science

More Moors

Into the Unknown – This is a 1981 Reader’s Digest book that Beth had as a kid, and liked looking at the pictures. There really are a lot of cool illustrations in here, including a hellmouth from the Hours of … Continue reading

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Leaving on an Ozoplane

Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – I can’t remember for sure why I wanted to give this one a reread, but it had been a while since I’d looked at it. It’s the last Oz … Continue reading

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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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Too Much Malarkey

I watched the debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden last night, so I might as well comment on that and related political issues. Do people really change their minds about whom to vote for based on debates? It’s not … Continue reading

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Man or Monster?

I’ve read Volume 4 of the Dragon Quest Monsters+ manga, which continues with the story of Marumo, Loran, and Pazuzu. Loran, the Prince of Lorasia and hero of Dragon Quest II, left home when the seeds of hate and fear that … Continue reading

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Squink, Squank, Squonk

I saw a mention on Twitter of the Squonk, a mythical animal from my old home state of Pennsylvania, albeit not the part I’m from. Legends of this woeful creature come from the hemlock forests in the northern part of … 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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He Blinded Me with Scienstein

The video game I’ve actually been playing the most as of late is Breath of Fire 2, which I remember from the Super Nintendo. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about it soon. I just got past the part … Continue reading

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Orc My World

This past weekend, Orcs were trending on Twitter, based on a tweet about how a description of them in Dungeons & Dragons was pretty racist. (Full disclosure: I haven’t played D&D, although I’ve come across it quite a bit in … Continue reading

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Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wisp

The term “Will o’ the Wisp” refers to a sort of light that appears over swamps and marshes, caused by photon emissions from gases. Or at least that’s the scientific explanation. There’s a lot of folklore devoted to these weird … Continue reading

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