Sep
15
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, Jamie Lee Curtis Returns To The Halloween Series edition.

So they’re making another Halloween movie.  Yes, Jamie Lee Curtis’s character died onscreen in the 2002 movie in this series.  And apparently they’re just going to ignore everything that happened after Halloween 2 and go on from there.

Which isn’t what of interest to me.  And what is?  Well, I’m gonna be honest, here.  The phrase ‘won the genetic lottery’ comes to mind:

Sep
04
2017
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September Showcase, September 4th.

We keep on keeping on, and endeavor to persevere.  My Patreon remains  Today I pulled out a poem I did from last year: Halloween 2016. One of my favorite holidays.

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Nov
02
2016
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“Halloween, 2016” (revised).

I went back and revised/fixed a couple of lines in the original.  Basically, I was too in love with the idea of using the word ‘Halloween’ in the body of the text, when it was right there in the title and the acrostic.  Moral of the story: kill your darlings.

Halloween, 2016

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Oct
31
2016
3

We ended Halloween with my eldest outside…

…giving out candy, and periodically howling at the moon.  So, basically: it was a good Halloween. Even the fog machine worked on the first try, although it turned out to be a fairly pathetic fog machine.  Next year we’ll go with dry ice, I think.

Oct
31
2016
1

Annnnnd it’s sundown on Halloween.

Time for the kids to go out, and the kids to arrive.  It’s just the right temperature for trick-or-treating, ghosting through the neighborhood… and adding just a tot of whiskey to your coffee as you contemplate the gathering, friendly dusk. Mom gets to take the kids out, Dad gets to hand out the candy, the kids get more into this every year.

It’s all good.

Oct
31
2016
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Happy Halloween!

Meatball Stroganoff in the slow cooker, pot roast in the oven.  Gotta get the pumpkins out and the Giant Double-Boiler Pot of Candy; the kids are home, but they shouldn’t be in their costumes for at least another four, five hours. And the downstairs could use some cleaning.  I’ll let my wife worry about the fog machine, which she finally convinced herself she deserved after all*.

But first, another cup of coffee.

Moe Lane

*Don’t look at me: I’m not about to tell my wife she doesn’t deserve a fog machine. Of course she deserves a fog machine. I mean, really.

Oct
25
2016
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Jeez, The Secret World Halloween event gets more delayed every year.

The latest one isn’t even up yet (it’s going to load tomorrow). I mention this largely because, once The Secret World Samhain event is up, I intend to play the heck out of it. This is always the big event for this particular MMO: I have no intention of missing it. So if posting gets erratic until after Halloween, that’s a big reason why…

Oct
23
2016
24

Looking for some good spooky movies for my kids.

This is maybe the first year that both kids are really grooving on the subject of Halloween: the eldest wanted to make sure that he was in on decorating the lawn and the youngest actually expressed an opinion on his costume. So, of course, it’s time to get them properly indoctrinated and so forth. They are both below the age of ten, I’m looking more for spooky than scary, and of course I’m going to show them The Nightmare Before Christmas as soon as my wife and I decide that they can handle it.  The very question! What’s the point of Halloween if I can’t show them Tim Burton’s best movie ever? (more…)

Oct
01
2016
2

Poem: “Halloween, 2016.”

Just something I put together for the season. Enjoy!

Halloween, 2016

 

Sep
30
2016
5

From my point of view, Halloween Season starts tomorrow.

Question: should I shade my creative content accordingly?  There’s gonna be a bit more anyway, given that Halloween is a fun holiday for me.   But I do not know whether a steady diet of more spooky stuff is going to still be well-received on, say, October 23rd. Thoughts?

May
24
2016
1

Unhappy Bizarro Hallowene!

This is why we have the Internet, honestly. Because you didn’t know that today was Bizarro Halloween. And yet, somehow, knowing this – and that it’s celebrated with Mickey Mantle masks – makes things just a little bit better.

Oct
31
2015
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A public service announcement on Halloween-themed campaign emails.

Don’t send them out.  There are, maybe, three or four political jokes that you can make about Halloween; and for sheer, creeping terror nothing quite matches the sight of an Inbox full of tedious variants of them. Yes, the Other Side is Scary.  Thank you. We get the point.  Dear God, but we get the point.

And no pumpkin emojis!

And get off my lawn!

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