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I Have the Power!

Hell’s Super, by Mark Cain – This comedic look at the popular conception of Hell is narrated by Steve Minion, a rich guy in life who became the superintendent in Hell, conscripted to fix everything that breaks. The fact that … Continue reading

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Gated Communities

As if Gamergate wasn’t bad enough, now there’s Comicsgate as well, because people suck. And both of these supposed movements have people using these terms to refer to themselves, despite the fact that using “gate” in the names of scandals … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Feed the Ghosts

Hungry ghosts are a Buddhist concept, but they’ve spread into other East Asian religious traditions as well. The Sanskrit term for this kind of spirit is preta, which basically means “departed.” The Chinese name for them, èguǐ, means “hungry ghost,” … Continue reading

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Something Strange in the Neighborhood

The new Ghostbusters movie was the subject of criticism long before it even came out, with some bottom-feeding Internet denizens being distraught over the idea that the new Ghostbusters were of the female persuasion. Some other complaints focused more on … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends

Released in 1985, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s third album, Dare to Be Stupid, showed higher production values than the first two. Al was more of an established artist by this time, and the label was presumably willing to spend more on … Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call?

Beth and I watched both Ghostbusters films last night. It had been a while since either of us had seen them, and they definitely hold up. I had actually remembered the first one including more of the guys catching individual … Continue reading

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Ghosting Through Life

Even though Oz has a community of Halloween-style monsters, it seems to be pretty light on ghosts and ghouls. While L. Frank Baum did write ghost stories (“My Ruby Wedding Ring” comes to mind), he tended to leave the afterlife … Continue reading

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