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Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Princess Peach Can’t Get a Break

2024-04-03T13:01:43-08:00March 29th, 2024|

tags: Nintendo | Princess Peach " The release of Princess Peach: Showtime! has me bummed, I’m sad to say, because this new game makes me think Nintendo didn’t learn the right lesson from the last time they tried to give this character her own solo adventure. The [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: The Problem with Raw Milk: It’s Annoying

2024-03-18T21:37:14-08:00March 15th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers " We had a discussion a while back in the Smart Mouth Patreon about raw milk, but since then it’s become an ever more popular topic. And, a few weeks ago, the farm I buy raw milk from had a recall. I came to raw [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: The Legend of Bowser’s Dead Wife

2024-03-25T19:10:09-08:00March 12th, 2024|

" I am currently working on a third part to an accidental series on Bowser that began with me guesting on a Retronauts about him. This third part will be about how the Super Mario games ended up pitting mushrooms against turtles as if they had some age-old [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: Cottolene, the ‘pure’ vegetable oil that also contains beef

2024-03-18T21:29:27-08:00March 7th, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers " We eat the way we do because the powers that be have us normies existing to serve the economy. So many of our processed foods were initially invented to feed the troops during wartime; some others were invented to make a profit off by-products. [...]

Eat Here: Review: nokedli and paprika in the Valley

2024-03-18T21:46:06-08:00February 29th, 2024|

"Posto 896 is, in a lot of ways, an archetypal Los Angeles hidden gem. It’s in the Valley, next to an eyelash extension store in a run-down strip mall with valet-only parking. The food is interesting and thoughtful, another standard feature of our understated restaurants. However, inside there’s [...]

Thrilling Tales of Old Video Games: Since When Is There a Simpsons Character Named Nina Skalka?

2024-03-25T18:05:30-08:00February 25th, 2024|

" If you only know me from my work on this site, you might be surprised to learn that I like more than just video games. I like The Simpsons, for example, and until a few years ago, I had not met anyone who knew more about the [...]

Smart Mouth Newsletter: If You’re Scared of Oysters, Maybe Blame Big Oil

2024-03-18T20:49:50-08:00February 3rd, 2024|

by Katherine Spiers " One of my most “will die on this hill” beliefs is that most people are incorrect about where they got food poisoning. I’ve even written about it. So of course the last time I got food poisoning I was hoist by my own petard and [...]

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