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Insect Aside

L. Frank Baum is never entirely clear on whether ALL animals in Oz can talk, or whether animals eat each other there. For instance, are insects there sentient? Well, the Wogglebug is, but that’s after he’s been Highly Magnified and … Continue reading

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Harum Scarab

The ancient Egyptians seemed to have a god for every kind of animal with which they were familiar, some of which were quite prominent and others more obscure. The scarab beetle was a common symbol in Egypt, used for many … Continue reading

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What’s Bugging Me

A Bug’s Life – I had seen Pixar’s second full-length animated feature before, but not until it was out on video. Beth, who was a fan of both Dave Foley and David Hyde Pierce, saw it a few times when … Continue reading

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The Age of Cooties

Another game I can remember from my own very early childhood is Cootie, a quite simple affair that involves building a bug based on rolls of a die. Each number rolled corresponds to a certain body part on the bug, … Continue reading

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