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Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin
Artsy Fartsy / Boob Tube / Countdown to Halloween / Nostalgia'd! / Tunes

Frightening Fridays: Halloween Specials for When You’re Fed Up with the Great Pumpkin

Full disclosure–I love It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. But after 36ish times through, I get it. It gets old. I love the sequences with the kids, but why do we need to sit through the WWI Flying Ace crap? Snoopy is by far the least interesting part of Peanuts, and it’s especially true when he’s … Continue reading

Thriller Thursdays: Halloween Dance Party!
Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed / Music / Nostalgia'd! / Tunes

Thriller Thursdays: Halloween Dance Party!

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about spooky songs that get my toes tapping. Some songs actually have dances associated with them! Today, let’s celebrate those songs, and perhaps learn a new dance step or two. “Thriller”, Michael Jackson Original video: Instructional video: This is probably the most popular Halloween-related dance. Everyone at … Continue reading

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre
Artsy Fartsy / Comic Bookery / Countdown to Halloween

Weirdo Wednesdays: Bernie Wrightson Master of the Macabre

In 1983, Pacific Comics published a five-volume comic set that featured a retrospective of Bernie Wrightson’s work. (Is it Berni or Bernie? I feel like it’s Bernie, but there’s a certain period in his life that he went by Berni. When I met him, it was Bernie.) Pacific Comics is one of my favorite indie … Continue reading

Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs
Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed / Plastic Kingdom

Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs

Remember Masters of the Universe? Specifically, do you remember the Meteorbs, the transformable egg-shaped beings that became mostly animals? They were, of course, an idea made by Japanese toy company Takara, as most good toy ideas from the ’80s were. The Meteorbs only made one appearance on film, in an episode of She-Ra, Princess of Power, … Continue reading

Frightening Fridays: Zombie Dance Sugar Cookies
Artsy Fartsy / Countdown to Halloween / Holidazed

Frightening Fridays: Zombie Dance Sugar Cookies

I love Halloween-themed food. Everyone loses their mind about pumpkin spice, but I’m all about the Monster cereals and Halloween-themed baking. Hand me a box of Trader Joe’s Joe-Joes with jack-o’lantern faces on them, and I’ll murder the box (while at the same time being sad that they’re all gone). Hand me a baking challenge … Continue reading