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Book Review -- "Ghosts of the Air: True Stories of Aerial Hauntings"
 by William Moriaty
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"Kill Bill, Vol. 2"
 by Mike Smith
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Air....Walkmen....Xiu Xiu....Von Bondies
 by Terence Nuzum
ODDSERVATIONS
My Take on "Reinventing Horror Films"
 by Andy Lalino
BLACK DOG
Iraq....Resident Evil games
 by Joshua Montgomery
VINNIE VIDI VICI
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 by Vinnie Blesi
MATT'S RAIL
Andy's Forry Encounter....Amity island, Here I Come
 by Matt Drinnenberg
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The Punishment....Trivial Knowledge....Meet The Beatles, Part 13
 by Mike Smith
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The Black Dog Bites Back: From the Book of Joshua

A voice from the darkness. Well folks, it's been a little while since the last article, but here goes nothing.

Iraq
For those who have been paying attention to the Iraq situation, things are not working out, are they? And the nine-eleven hearing only made some of us lose faith in Bush and other leaders who where supposed to be paying attention.

The only solution I can put to the Iraq situation is we drop the hammer of all of them. When a enemy fights in house-to-house battles, send in gunships. When they hide in desert caves, set off napalm charges into the caves. When they want to attack check points, line up tanks and have gunships fly by every few minutes. Show them we are not fucking around. You want to know why Saddam stayed in control of Iraq so long? Because he ruled and led with an iron hand and that's all these people understand. I hear people say "well that's not very democratic." I just want to take a group of these soft-spinned people that say that peaceful talks will work better then guns, load them into a helicoptor and drop them off over there and see how well they can do it. Do not give them any guns or military support. We saw how well those trucks' full of protesters did in the first days of the war--the news did not tell you that a number of those protesters where killed and one of there "peace wagons " got blown up by a tank. I think that people have forgotten what real war looks like or sounds like; it's not like a video game or like you see on CNN. I was raised in a miltary family, I have heard stories and even seen the Middle East first-hand. The one most important thing I can say about the news is believe half of what you see and half of what you read because every one puts their own spin on news.

Games from Resident Evil
I'll give you reviews for the new Resident Evil games, Outbreak, and its prequel, Dead Aim. Both games live up to the Resident Evil feel of not just zombies but the virus beast who roams the games. Many zones, great puzzles, and great story lines.

Dead Aim has you on the middle of a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean and fills in the story line very well, that's all I say, and Outbreak has up to eight characters with eight different storylines. The only problem I have with it is the online play; sure, online play is great, but not when you're in a group of two to eight and there is never any co-oping from fellow players.

Well, that's all for now.

Glass Walker Signing out,
Black Dog
Black Spiral Dancer


"The Black Dog Bites Back: from the Book of Joshua" is ©2004 by Joshua Montgomery.   The tribal tattoos next to his signature name represent Glass Walker and Black Spiral Dancer.  All other graphics, unless otherwise noted, are creations of Nolan B. Canova.  All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2004 by Nolan B. Canova.