I've been so busy with my regular, bill-paying "real" life of late that I haven't had a chance to talk about much more here than new Oz-themed comics — until now! The Jeopardy! clues have been piling up, and I hope to do some catching up in the next couple of weeks. But this first one goes waaaaay back to October 28. One of the categories was a spin on an old favorite, In Other Words, where they rewrite a common saying using totally different words, and you have to give the original. This time it was Oscar Songs In Other Words. All of the correct responses were the titles of winners of the Oscar for Best Song. Clear? Good! Because the very first clue, for $200, was this:
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
To be honest, I'm not 100% convinced that today's Heart of the City comic is Oz related. However, considering the way it's worded, and Heart's earlier brushes with Oz, I strongly suspect that there's an understood "…of Oz." at the end of her final line.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
It looks like the grandchildren in today's Nest Heads comic have been watching one of TBS's recent broadcasts of The Movie and, like all too many of today's movie watchers, are confused by the history of color in movies. (And in a twist, the Kansas scenes were actually the final ones recorded!)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Monday, November 03, 2014
Sunday, November 02, 2014
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
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Monday, October 06, 2014
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!