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Sweets from the Sprites

This Pop Culture Shock Therapy comic appeared on Eric Gjovaag’s Wizard of Oz Comics Facebook group, and it inevitably led to a mention of the Keebler Elves, then I brought up Snap, Crackle, and Pop. So why ARE diminutive fantasy … Continue reading

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Vulgarian Idol

Beth and I watched two movies this past weekend, one an old children’s film and the other about a violent murder. Look, they don’t all have to be consistent in mood. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Released in 1968, this … Continue reading

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Villains for Hire

Here are a few things I’ve watched recently and wanted to review, all combined into one post. Big Fan – Patton Oswalt plays a guy from Staten Island who’s a major fan of the New York Giants, and spends most … Continue reading

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Coming to a Holt

It turns out that the New York Public Library has a lot of Tom Holt’s back catalog on eBooks, so I’ve been catching up on them. The three I read most recently were: The Good, the Bad, and the Smug … Continue reading

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Shake Your Mogwai Maker

There are several horror movies with Christmas themes, but Gremlins might be the only Christmas horror comedy with cute puppets. Well, maybe not, but it’s certainly the most famous. While it came out in my childhood, I didn’t watch it … Continue reading

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The Minus Touch

One of the most famous glitches in video game history is the Minus World in the original Super Mario Bros. No one in my family was ever able to get there, but I’ve seen videos of it. Basically, there’s a … Continue reading

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Whangdoodle Dandy

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, by Julie Andrews Edwards – Yes, this was written by the same Julie Andrews who played Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp, under her married name. I wasn’t aware of this book in … Continue reading

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