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Riddle Me This

When I first came across the term “riddles,” it was most likely referring to what you find in kids’ joke books, specifically puns or other simple jokes presented in question-and-answer format. You know, the “When is a door not a … Continue reading

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It’s an Egg’s Life

Of all the strange and oddly named characters in nursery rhymes, one of the most famous has to be Humpty Dumpty, perhaps the first egg to receive a name. Versions of the poem date back to at least 1797, and … Continue reading

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Foster Children in Fairyland

Time for some Oz-related reviews! First of all, the International Wizard of Oz Club (I need to renew my membership in that, don’t I?) is offering an insert for Gina Wickwar’s Toto of Oz. It involves Button-Bright accidentally bringing a … Continue reading

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Martian Ham, Pork from Space

Dr. Seuss’s legendary Green Eggs and Ham recently made the news when Ted Cruz read it out loud during his not-really-a-filibuster against Obamacare. Strange that he would choose this book while decrying something he hadn’t tried. Wasn’t he kind of … Continue reading

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Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday, But Never, Ever Jam Today

Lewis Carroll’s Alice books have been adapted for stage and screen many times. What stands out about the 1985 made-for-television version is that it’s full of celebrities, but many of them were past their prime by the eighties. I remembered … Continue reading

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Ever Since I Was a Young Boy, I’ve Played the Silver Ball

Okay, I personally haven’t played much pinball, but I do find it kind of fascinating that it’s even still around. Arcades will usually have a few pinball machines, usually based on once-popular properties, off to one side. And they’re apparently … Continue reading

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Sitting on a Cornflake, Waiting for the Van to Come

I have a fondness for the Beatles song “I Am the Walrus,” as I’m sure many people do. Beth told me she found it scary, which I can see, but I don’t remember thinking that. I was, however, a little … Continue reading

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Comic-Ozzy

The Oz-Wonderland Chronicles #4 – As I mentioned in this post, I appreciate that this comic series is fairly faithful to the Oz books. Yes, Dorothy is grown up and living in Chicago with Alice as a roommate, but the … Continue reading

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A Geographic Wonderland

I’ve always liked maps of imaginary lands. They satisfy both my love of maps in general and my fondness for verisimilitude in fantasy. So it’s kind of a shame that two of my favorite books that don’t have “Oz” in … Continue reading

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Beware the Jabberwock, My Son!

Recently, a post on Drew Mackie’s blog featured the appearance of the Jabberwocky from the 1985 made-for-TV Alice in Wonderland. This scene actually ended the first part of the movie, making the creators seem awfully sadistic. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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