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(Smithsonian Magazine)   "Once upon a time there was a piece of wood", and then the rest of the story was mangled by Disney   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
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2022-05-24 11:51:42 PM  
Iterated Luke/Acts (themselves iterations of Greco-Roman narratives) with a central figure of salvation.
An old man turning wooden boys into real boys? Straight up Catholic "user-friendly" literacy/indoctrination.
 
2022-05-24 11:58:35 PM  
Now "Freakazoid," that show knew how to tell stories about wood:

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2022-05-25 12:40:08 AM  
FTFAThere are extensive souvenir stands, a Pizzeria Geppetto and a tavern named for Mangiafuoco, or Fire-Eater, the scary puppeteer.

If fuoco is fire in Italian, is Buttafuoco Italian for ass on fire?

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2022-05-25 12:51:56 AM  
Butta + fuoco = throw + fire = bouncer
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2022-05-25 12:54:25 AM  
One of my favourite books is "A Prayer for Owen Meany."

Disney bought the rights and turned it into Simon Birch.
 
2022-05-25 1:32:51 AM  
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2022-05-25 1:46:20 AM  
... then the murders began
 
2022-05-25 2:03:28 AM  
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2022-05-25 2:15:57 AM  
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2022-05-25 2:37:40 AM  

towatchoverme: One of my favourite books is "A Prayer for Owen Meany."

Disney bought the rights and turned it into Simon Birch.


Because of something you did.

They were simply returning the favor.
 
2022-05-25 3:36:28 AM  
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2022-05-25 9:36:22 AM  
I am groot*
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*Hi, what's going on in this thread?
 
2022-05-25 10:22:42 AM  

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2022-05-25 12:51:18 PM  
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