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Lord of the Ring Fan Films: When Does Fandom Start Breaking the Law?

By Josh PeriloSeptember 4, 2012
Imagine an innocent 14-year-old Lord of the Rings fangirl. She and her friends love Tolkein so much, that they decide to make a parody of it. And they do! And it is called "Middle Earth Idols," paying homage to the characters in LOTR and The ... More  →
Lord of the Ring Fan Films: When Does Fandom Start Breaking the Law?

Hobbit

By Josh PeriloSeptember 1, 2012
So, you think you're a die-hard, tried and true, sleeps-with-a-sharpened-reproduction-of-Orcrist Tolkien fan? Well, there's someone out there who's got you beat! Meet Emil Johansson. He has mapped out the genealogy of all of the characters of Middle Earth. ALL. OF. THEM. ... More  →

BOOK REVIEW: Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packs

By Josh PeriloAugust 20, 2012
There was one man who influenced elementary school gross out jokes for almost three generations, and there’s almost a 100 percent probability that you’ve never heard his name: Art Spiegelman. He was the man behind the wildly popular Wacky Packs (or, more properly, Wacky Packages) ... More  →
BOOK REVIEW: Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packs