Tag Archives: dinosaurs

Birdo Is the Wordo

Birdo, one of the Super Mario Bros. 2 mini-bosses, comes up online every once in a while. Drew Mackie, for instance, has addressed the character a few times. The fascination with the monster is largely due to his/her being transsexual. … Continue reading

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I Wish We Were Going to Candy Apple Island

King Kong – I finally watched the classic 1933 film, and I have to wonder how much my own take on the movie reflects the creators’ intentions. I saw it as a condemnation on cruelty to animals and exploitation of … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Fundamentalist Kind

You may have heard about Ark Encounter, the replica of Noah’s Ark that was built in Kentucky. This was the brainchild of Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis and an Australian creationist, like Ray Comfort. So they believe the … Continue reading

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Dino-Damage

Jurassic World – I saw it pointed out on Tumblr that, by replacing the last word of the original title with “World,” the Jurassic Park franchise is following the same pattern as Super Mario Bros. for its fourth installment. I … Continue reading

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What’s the Story, Wishbone?

Beth asked me last night if I knew how the tradition of breaking the wishbone started, and I had to admit I didn’t know. As with most superstitions, it’s difficult to get an exact answer, but there’s a lot of … Continue reading

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I Get By on All My Prehistoric Knowhow

Alapalooza – “Weird Al” Yankovic’s eighth album, released in 1993, was named after the Lollapalooza music festival, but the cover design references Jurassic Park. In fact, some copies of it had a sticker clearly stating that it was NOT the … Continue reading

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The Reptite Room

Environmentalism is not an uncommon theme in video games, particularly role-playing ones, although admittedly it isn’t always explored in a realistic manner. For instance, in the early Final Fantasy games, restoring the environment is usually accomplished by restoring power to … Continue reading

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