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Desperately Seeking Santa

Merry Christmas! Since the day is almost over, I might as well share my thoughts on a few Christmas movies and specials I watched this year. I Am Santa Claus (2014) – A documentary examining the lives of several people … Continue reading

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The Toadette Principle

The Smurfette Principle is basically a reference to franchises where being male is the default, and there are very few (often only one) female characters. This character usually has stereotypical feminine accessories, and has a personality mostly consisting simply of … Continue reading

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Oz: The Next Generation

While thinking of cartoons influenced by Muppet Babies, I remembered a series from the mid-nineties called The Oz Kids. There was an article about the cartoon in one of the first Baum Bugle issues I ever received, and I watched … Continue reading

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The Babies, the Dreamers, and Me

Having seen the new Muppet movie recently got me thinking about Muppet Babies, a show I grew up watching. The conceit is that many of the Muppets grew up in a nursery together, which is obviously outside even their rather … Continue reading

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What’s in Hubbard’s Cupboard?

If you haven’t yet, you probably should read The New Yorker‘s recent exposé on Scientology, which focuses on former member Paul Haggis, a writer and director. Scientology has a reputation of being really frightening, and I’m inclined to think the … Continue reading

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