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Nerd Lunch Episode 51: Does it live up to the hype? Part 2

Posted in fast food, movies, podcast, TV shows with tags , , , , , on September 4, 2012 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

AND WE ARE BAAAAAAACK!!! After a few weeks off the Nerd Lunch crew is back kicking holes into your eardrums. This week we are doing a sequel to Episode 7: Does it live up to the hype?

Breaking Bad

In this episode we are joined by Brian from Cool and Collected and show runner for The League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  We each pick something that we haven’t seen or done that has been hyped to us by friends, family and pop culture in general and we watch it.  Or do it.  Or eat at it.  My choice was the TV show Breaking Bad.  Brian picked Star Trek, CT picked Quentin Tarantino movies and Jeeg picked Chik-Fil-A.  Listen up to the discussion to find out if we thought our picks “lived up to the hype”.  Spoiler alert, there are more “NO”s than you would expect.

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Review of Oz Book 7: The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)

Posted in books, movies, Wizard of Oz with tags , , , , , , on September 3, 2012 by Paxton

Following the Yellow Brick Road

As of this book, I’m halfway through the official original run of Baum Oz books. I’m not including “extra” stories Baum wrote like The Woggle Bug Book or Little Wizard Stories of Oz.  I’m talking about the main “canon” Oz books.  There were 14 of them and today’s book is number 7, The Patchwork Girl of Oz.

Patchwork Girl of Oz Patchwork Girl of Oz - Junior Edition

This seventh book begins with two munchkins, Ojo and his Uncle Nunkie living in seclusion in the forests of Munchkinland. They are about to starve so they leave in search of help. They go to Nunkie’s old friend the Crooked Magician. While there, the two witness a demonstration of “The Powder of Life” which was previously used in The Marvelous Land of Oz to animate Jack Pumpkinhead, the Sawhorse and The Gump. However, Nunkie and the Crooked Magician’s wife are accidentally turned into marble statues when the Magician tries to use the Powder to animate a patchwork rag doll for his wife to use as a housekeeper. So Ojo volunteers to search the Land of Oz to find the five rare ingredients the Crooked Magician needs to reverse the marble spell on their loved ones. The five ingredients Ojo needs are 1) Six leafed clover found only around the Emerald City 2) Three hairs from the tail of The Woozy 3) Water from a Dark Well 4) Drop of oil from a live man’s body 5) Left wing of a yellow butterfly found only in Winkie Country. Along the way, Ojo meets many crazy characters and eventually makes it to the Emerald City and meets Ozma, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Nick Chopper (Tin Woodsman) and the whole gang who help Ojo to find the items and free his Uncle.

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