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Magical Art Imitates Life

Recently, fellow Oz fan Kevenn Smith raised an interesting question on Facebook about how the magically animated beings in the series function the way they do. “For instance, the Sawhorse doesn’t really sound like he has knees. How does he … Continue reading

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Mangaboos and More

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz isn’t one of my favorite Oz books, perhaps because the Emerald City seems less welcoming than usual. And after a journey as dark as the one in the rest of the book, where the … Continue reading

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Jump for the Hump

The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Disney’s 1996 animated film is loosely based on the book Notre Dame de Paris, by Victor Hugo. I haven’t read the book, but my wife has, and both she and Wikipedia note a lot … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Adventures Under Ground

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, adapted by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young – The series of graphic adaptations continues with this fourth Oz book, which was never one of my favorites. Perhaps it’s because of how the Emerald City … Continue reading

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Gaga for Baphomet

Did you know that Lady Gaga is a worshipper of the devil-god Baphomet? No, seriously! Do a Google search for it, and you’ll come up with numerous pages claiming this, often with a lot of misspelled words. So it must … Continue reading

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