Oz in the News 9.28.11

Psych Ward: The Wizard of Oz  “We escaped. Had no choice, really. Cat and horse or not, they were still part of our group and planting them in the ground was just not acceptable. So we ferried ourselves out, fast as we could. And the Mangaboos, they gave chase. However, gravity got to be too much for them the higher we went and they had to give up. So we all survived, Dorothy, her uncle, Jim, Eureka, and myself. Survived, but…things grew worse. There were bears, and gargoyles, and dragons, and invisibility, and a bearded man, and that was even before we get back to Oz and the pigs became trouble.”

Library highlights censorship with ‘banned’ book season  They may seem harmless today but books including Black Beauty, Harry Potter, Lady Chatterley’s Lover and The Wizard of Oz were at one time banned for being dangerous, too sexy or subversive. L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was banned by many libraries in various American states for different reasons – in the south because of witches being referred to as “good” and under McCarthyism for its perceived socialist values.
WMS to Unveil Strongest, Most Diverse Gaming Content Portfolio at 2011 Global Gaming Expo  The new THE WIZARD OF OZ Journey to Oz theme is WMS’ largest adventure for THE WIZARD OF OZ brand yet, offering for the first time for THE WIZARD OF OZ brand one of the most player-popular game mechanics in the industry, a spinning wheel. This exciting slot game is packed with exciting technologies, including Collaborative Gaming(TM) technology, surround sound gaming chairs, a wide-area progressive, a base game mini-wheel and a large community video spinning wheel on dual 52″ overhead screens for unique Bigger Event(R) bonus round action. (initial approvals received in September 2011)
Herbert Hoover junior crowned Miss Majorette  Capital’s program, titled “The Wizard of Oz Meets the Wiz,” gave favorites like “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” and “Over the Rainbow” a powerful sound as band members whirled around the field among the infamous quartet as it followed the yellow brick road. Along with Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, Capital also featured members of the Lollipop Guild on the xylophones and Glenda the Witch of the North, who performed a graceful ballet-style dance. The Wizard himself was front and center as Kelton George, Capital’s field commander, donned a bottle green top hat to lead his band through the motions. In the three-part program, Capital also performed “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “Merry Old Land of Oz.” “So You Wanted To See the Wizard” and “A Brand New Day” were played during the second part with “Home” and “Over the Rainbow” wrapping up the grand champion performance.
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