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A Koschei Deal

Her Majesty’s Wizard, by Christopher Stasheff – I saw this book on a list of recommendations somewhere, and I didn’t realize at the time that the author had just died in June. This is the first book of the Wizard … Continue reading

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Son of a Peach!

I was watching a video about the possible mythological origins of Princess Peach in the Mario series, and it mentioned the story of Momotaro. I don’t think I’d ever heard of it before, although it had elements that appeared in … Continue reading

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Gotta Nuke Something

It seems that the Trump administration is determined to bring back the Cold War and its arms race, only this time they’re on the same side as Russia. Or are they? I’ve been trying to get through my old e-mail, … Continue reading

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Magic, She Wrote

Bedknobs and Broomsticks – I seem to recall liking this movie pretty well as a kid, although even then I recognized it as kind of a second-rate Mary Poppins. It’s again set in England with precocious children, a stern caretaker … Continue reading

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Make American Carnage Again

There’s still a part of me that can’t believe Donald Trump is actually President of the United States. The guy is basically a Saturday morning cartoon villain, and not even one of the wisecracking ones. Actually, I was thinking about … Continue reading

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The Hydratic Equation

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – While there’s always plenty of action and intrigue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, I feel that their main strength lies in the interaction between characters. Well, that and the visual effects, but those … 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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