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A Brief History On October 4, 2018, we are still recovering from the eye-candy comic book film fest that is Venom, the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We went to review the film with reservations based on rumbles of previous reviewers having expressed less than glowing tales of the film.  We heard that 30 minutes or more had been cut from the final print, leaving a choppy and disjointed movie.  NOT TRUE!  Venom flows logically and seamlessly and features Tom Hardy, one of our favorite actors of today.  Plenty of eye candy comic book like special effects and…

A Brief History On September 18, 2018, apropos to nothing in particular, we take the opportunity to once again discuss the disgusting English language!  Previously, we started the discussion on our article dated September 29, 1975, “What’s Up With The English Language?” and today we add to the discussion by addressing some troubling particular uses and misuses of words and phrases.  As always, please tell us what you disagree with in this article or better yet, your own pet peeves about the use and alleged misuse of English!  (BTW, we are well aware of the liberties this author sometimes takes…

A Brief History On July 31, 1965, Joanne Rowling, aka J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, was born in Yale, Gloucestershire, England in the United Kingdom. Joanne would become a writer of fiction and pen the most successful book series of all time, the Harry Potter stories. In fact, Rowling has sold as many as 500 million of her books, an astounding number, but NOT the most ever sold by a female author! Digging Deeper The answer to the question asked in the title of the article is Agatha Christie, born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on September 15, 1890, in Torquay,…

A Brief History What follows is (as far as we are aware) a continuation of a work of fiction written several years ago by a young lady interested in the supernatural in the style of the stories found in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) or a more modern creepypasta.  For Chapter 1, please click here. Digging Deeper: Full text of Chapter 4 of The Nightmare of the Baby Head There once was a 6-year-old boy named Jason, who loved playing with his Sonic the Hedgehog toys and dressing up as Sonic for Halloween.  What he would not love is…

A Brief History On November 15, 2010, Manchester University Press published a hardcover edition of Andrew Smith’s The ghost story, 1840-1920.  In this book, Smith shares his wealth of knowledge with his readers as he attempted to critique the history of the ghost story over a substantial period of time. This effort did not please critic Matt Foley, who considered the course of eighty years, starting from 1840 to be “wide in its scope,”[1] which it certainly is. Smith, however, seems to be quite knowledgeable on the topic of gothic literature, having produced numerous works in that department and gained…

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