I just don't see how the events portrayed in today's edition of The Argyle Sweater could happen. Not only is Dorothy too young to either get married or drive, but also there's no way she'd leave Toto behind!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
No, that's not a typo. On Monday, The Wizard of Id celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. That's a pretty good stretch for any comic. Lots of other comics paid tribute, and I almost mentioned it myself on the day, but Id just isn't quite Ozzy enough that I felt I could justify it. But leave it to my man in Japan, Michael-sensei, to find The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee and their tribute to both Id and Oz. (Of course, Dorothy and Toto have shown up a few times, but they're not regular characters.)
Saturday, November 08, 2014
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Yup, another Oz clue, this time on the Friday, October 17 show. For $1200, this clue appeared in the Broadway Musicals by Song category, in which the correct response is the show that the song appears in:
It's not "Today's Oz Comic" because I was out of town over the weekend, and didn't see this week's Sunday edition of Mutts until this afternoon. And yes, this is the first of what I suspect will be a small number of Halloween-themed Oz comics this year (or Oz-themed Halloween comics, at least).
Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Saturday, October 04, 2014
Ohio State University's marching band presented a special halftime show during last week's game:
I am amused that the Wicked Witch of the West wears a Michigan jersey.
Speaking of, and to let both sides have their say, here's the Michigan marching band from a halftime show in 2010:
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
It took two weeks into it's thirty-first (!) season, but the Friday, September 26 game had an extremely unexpected Oz reference in the Jeopardy round category A Rose Garden, of all things. This was a video clue, so while they showed the image below, Alex read the $1000 clue:
"Follow this three word rose that Oz-tensibly works well as a ground cover."
Catherine, the defending champion, rang in first and correctly responded, "What is yellow brick road?" She was, of course, correct. She would later go on to win yet again — sort of, as she tied one of the other contestants, and they both became co-champions.
Not being much of a gardener, I'd never heard of this rose, of course, so I did a little digging for more information. It's a relatively recent variety, and is available through the Easy Elegance collection. Hmm, we have a nice south-facing sunny spot on our property, I wonder if I could talk Laura into extending the Oz collection outside? Isn't there also a Judy Garland rose? Any other Oz flowers I should know about (besides poppies, of course)?
Monday, September 29, 2014
The great geek strip XKCD does a strip today about famous movie quotes and predictive keyboards. Well of course one of the lines is from The Wizard of Oz!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
DragonCon is a huge many-medias convention held every summer in Atlanta. How big is it? They have something like thirty-seven (!) tracks of programming, they take over FOUR huge downtown hotels, and they have their own parade on Saturday through downtown. And a MAJOR part of this convention is cosplay. Well, my friend (who I've never actually met, talked to, or otherwise communicated with, but I suspect we'd get along just fine if we ever actually do meet) Jen, who runs a number of blogs (notably Cake Wrecks) always goes, and always takes lots of pictures, and always highlights the best on her Epbot blog. This year, part four of this year's best cosplay features two sets of Oz costumes. And these are not the type you normally see at the various Oz conventions I've been too. So go take a look!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
There's a mention of The Wizard of Oz in today's TrivQuiz, but I'm not sure if that's exactly right. I've tried doing some research into how the band Toto got it's name, and let's just say that it's contradictory, and therefore inconclusive. In other words, I'm not certain that the band was named for the dog.