It’s Halloween: “the ghosts will spook, the spooks will scare, why even Dracula will be there”

    shatnerHalloween

    Having done the Halloween thing with the kids, and listened to both The Shaggs and Screamin Jay Hawkins, I’m now settling down in front of the computer to watch my annual allotment of scary movies. Sadly, John Carpenter’s Halloween doesn’t seem to be available on Netflix, so it looks like I’ll be watching either The Cabin In The Woods, Carrie, or episodes of 16 and Pregnant, as I dig my way though the enormous bag of candy that Clementine thought that she could hide from me.

    As for the Shatner reference above, I suspect most of you got it, but, in case you didn’t, the mask worn by Michael Meyers in the original Halloween film was a Captain Kirk mask that had been shorn of its sideburns and painted white. And, for what it’s worth, I was just kidding about Shatner’s acting. I actually don’t think it’s so bad for a Canadian… In fact, I kind of enjoy watching him practice his craft.

    One last thing, while we’re on the subject of Halloween… I didn’t have the nerve to hand any out, but I took a crack at editing what’s come to be known as the North Dakota fat letter… Let me know what you think.

    HalloweenLetter3

    Oh, and while we’re on the subject of costumes, I really wanted to really terrify my fellow Ypsilantians and dress Arlo as Obamacare this year, but Linette won the debate and he ended up going as an adorable, little squid.

    [note: Sorry that site has been down the last few days. It would appear that we were hit by a huge, European spam attack. And, as a result, the company that hosts our site locked us down. It took three days to unwind the mess, but things should be pretty much back to normal now. I apologize for any inconvenience.]

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      13 Comments

      1. Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

        The lyrics quoted in the title are from The Shaggs’ classic song, “It’s Halloween.” Just follow the link in the first paragraph to hear it for yourself.

      2. andre
        Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

        Let Clementine have some candy, you big bully.

      3. andre
        Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

        Cabin in the Woods is pretty fun, and Carrie is always fun.

      4. Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

        Damn. We have to do math now to comment?

      5. Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

        “Mark Maynard Dotcom… NOW WITH MATH!”

      6. andre
        Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

        You only have your own popularity (among east european spammers) to blame.

      7. Posted November 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

        Fuck the rest of the world. The last time my site was taken down, it was the Iranians. This time, it’s the Europeans. I hate them all. The whole world is against me.

      8. anonymous
        Posted November 2, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

        Did you add single digit math to keep EOS from posting?

        As for Halloween, there’s a “making of” documentary online that’s pretty good.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HajURn-39P8

      9. Posted November 2, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

        Please change the things that I will like.

      10. Eel
        Posted November 2, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

        As it gets later at night, as the beer starts flowing, will the math problems get harder or easier?

      11. Posted November 2, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink

        Halloween has become ridiculous what with the sexy cop, sexy doctor and sexy creepy guy. (I also find it quite interesting that real female cops are not always treated awesomely but man, you just put on some heels and tight outfit and YOWZA, amirite?) Another favorite are the “old timey saloon girl” costumes for our little girls…because we can’t call it “old timey saloon whore”, I guess. Anywho, here is a gentle reminder that it was not always like this:

        http://mentalfloss.com/article/53069/18-terrifying-old-costumes-you-cant-unsee

        I think we should all pick one of these costumes and dress like that for Krampus. The pig head one is kind of appealing for reasons I don’t want to explore too closely.

      12. John Galt
        Posted November 2, 2013 at 11:16 am | Permalink

        If our kids can learn math here, why do I need to keep paying taxes for public school?

      13. Posted November 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

        For you, Mark: a new single by Dot Wiggins of the Shaggs.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWDirbJbNew

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