Category Archives: TV shows

Good Grief: Celebrating Peanuts #9 : Snoopy

One of the earliest recorded stories of the friendship between humans and dogs comes from Homer’s The Odyssey. Odysseus, in disguise so he can take back his kingdom from the uncouth suitors returns to Ithaca after twenty long years away … Continue reading

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Good Grief! : Celebrating Peanuts #8: Marcie

Some of the most endearing characters in Peanuts would begin in the background of another story. Snoopy’s bird friend Woodstock was simply one of the many birds who hung around the lovable beagle. The only thing that set Woodstock apart … Continue reading

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Good Grief! : Celebrating Peanuts # 7: Peppermint Patty

Like most long running serial works of fiction in the 20th Century, The Peanuts comic strips reflect the ever changing world in which they live. It is necessary in order for these changes to occur, otherwise a property can grow … Continue reading

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Of Tolkien and Legends

It’s true. We really do live in the “Golden Age” of nerd culture. Look at the slate of comic book, fantasy, and sci-fi films that hit the theaters each year. Notice how superhero TV shows, which were once considered the … Continue reading

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Good Grief! : Celebrating Peanuts # 1: Charlie Brown

The comic section of the newspaper has been a home to everything from talking cats to blundering army privates, to trouble making kids. There’s been strips about the work place, strips about a large family, and slightly plump woman and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon To This Blog….

So, I’ve done my big series looking at Marvel, DC, The Hobbit, Star Wars, Narnia, and I just finished up my Star Trek series. So, the question is, how do I end the year? 2016 has been a difficult year, … Continue reading

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These Are The Voyages: A Celebration of Star Trek #8: The USS Enterprise

While Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and  rest of their valiant crew members are all noteworthy characters, there is an eighth character in the series of equal if not greater importance. One who never got its name in the credits but … Continue reading

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