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Happy Halloween Everyone!



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I wore my Miskatonic U. shirt to work and was surprised by the number of people who have never heard of Lovecraft. I received a number of questions and a tract, because the shirt has an Elder Sign on it.
So, education time.

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One of my Facebook Friends is in this short:


This is how you do Lovecraft WITHOUT the virulent racism.





Also, Lovecraft and Abba, two eldritch abominations that go great together.


For the brave folks willing to attack the densely purple prose, and the unending racism--don't intermarry, humans can devolve--of the work:
http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/

I recommend The Colour out of Space, Cool Air and the Music of Erich Zann


Creepy Pics, including Danvers Asylum and the Witch House.


Ia! Ia! )
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Time to brace for the dark and terrible. Fortify yourself with cuteness.

Cute Pics of the Day:

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A few ideas to get you on your way
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Recipe of the Day:


Brain Dip
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 (.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin, softened in 1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onions, chopped
3 pounds cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped
(or 1 pound crab meat)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Tabasco or creole seasoning to taste

Heat soup, undiluted, and mix in the cream cheese. Stir in softened gelatin and blend well. Fold in remaining ingredients and pour into a lightly-oiled mold. Chill until firm and serve with your favorite crackers, or french bread.


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Creepy Cartoons of the Day:



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Click. You know you want to...
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Story Links:

Full text of many Poe stories
http://www.eapoe.org/works/index.htm

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Warning, actual post-mortem photos )
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Maybe I should have posted this Monday, when we all felt like zombies...

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Something a little different from Voltaire


These guys are great fun. I danced all night to them at a Hypericon


For our hearing impaired zombies.


And of course, Rockapella


We tried setting a world record at Dragon Con. (I'm at 3:19 in the pink shirt)

And of course, it's not Zombie Friday without this one:




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Welcome to my nightmare.
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Dianna Rigg, Charlotte Rae, Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry in a Halloween classic.

The Eagles, of course:


And nobody does it like Bette



Recipes:




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Welcome to Classic Monster Week at the Den of Debauchery's Subannex.

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Bits of Trivia:

The squawky old lady in Bride of Frankenstein is Una O'Connor, from Robin Hood.

The scientists in the movie Splice are named Clive and Elsa after Colin Clive and Elsa Lancaster.

Mary Shelley was 19 when she wrote Frankenstein.

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Creepy pics from great horror flix:




Just Follow Lord Summerisle
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A walk down the midway:

For a brief instant, the lights all went out. The light breeze stirred the flaps of canvas and whistled among the metal skeletons of the rides. No people moved in the dead stillness. She looked down the midway and saw only empty booths and rides.

She shivered, remembering the way Fairyland had been so dead on her last visit right before the amusement park had closed. She shut her eyes at the sight of a skeleton propped against the side of a booth, still dressed in a ragged striped shirt and straw boater.

When she opened them, she saw the lights had come back up and she wondered how she could have missed the throng. The skeleton was the cute duck pick-up guy, who was flirting shamelessly with Suzie. Atop the Ferris Wheel, Debbie and Michelle screamed in their high, squeaky cheerleader voices to start it back up. People she knew roamed everywhere, shooting at targets, picking up ducks,spinning around on the rides and lined up for attractions.
(later)
The summer night lay over the midway. Only a few late thrill seekers rode the rides. The booths glowed but their light felt sickly in the country darkness. The clowns were doing no business with their balloons and candy. She caught a glimpse of a face at an upper window of the funhouse and it went out like a candle.

“Hyperactive imagination,” she said to herself and hurried a little to where Torturo's little shade sat in the shadow of the huge black Ten in One. She glanced at the mirror maze as she went, catching her reflection in every mirror but two. She sidestepped a clown carrying a bundle of balloons, a box of cheap toys slung around his neck, and glanced back to see how those two mirrors were angled. The clown did not cast a reflection. She rubbed her eyes and looked again. All the mirrors showed her and
the clown and the midway.


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Mr. Dark is your host. Mind the carousel.
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A bit rude and political, but the opening is perfect.



And one of my favorite witchy songs, about a legendary Welsh witch.



Recipes for the Gross:
http://www.cutefoodforkids.com/2011/09/29-creepy-spooky-scary-gross-and.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/wtfpinterest/31-more-ghoulish-treats-for-your-halloween-feast-71l

http://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/20-halloween-treats/

http://mylistoflists.com/30-halloween-party-food-ideas-2/


Witchy pics of the Day


Hosted by Elmyra Gulch's missing bicycle.

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One of my favorite Voltaires

It's National Coming Out Day:


So just for that, you get this, from 1976. Camp levels are high but Margaret Hamilton is brilliant.




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Firstfruits

2009 Angelia Sparrow

The icy winter road that took the lives of Clarindy Wishom's family melted into spring-wet blacktop shaded by yellow-green leaves before the three small coffins and one large one were lowered into the ground at Beulah Hill Cemetery. But as Easter passed and summer came on, the church ladies worried about Miss Clarindy's frame of mind.

“All alone in that big house, just rattling like a pea in a can,” one would say.

“Hasn't got rid of their things, either. It must be just awful, seeing those little toys every day.”

Everyone agreed something had to be done. But nobody was pleased with who did it.
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Vintage Sounds of the Season:


Some ideas under the cut. A variety of things, replicable and not. Also some kinda gross.
Kid craft:
http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/30-halloween-kids-crafts-pictures


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And today is heavy on Gomes and Morticia
Read more... )Apologies for yesterday. I hit 19 hours on an 18 hr bra and was home for one of them,.
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History of the Jack o Lantern:


Jack O'Lantern legend goes back hundreds of years in Irish History. Many of the stories, center round Stingy Jack. Here's the most popular story:

Stingy Jack was a miserable, old drunk who took pleasure in playing tricks on just about everyone: family, friends, his mother and even the Devil himself. One day, he tricked the Devil into climbing up an apple tree. After the Devil climbed up the tree, Stingy Jack hurriedly placed crosses around the trunk of the tree. Unable to touch a cross, the Devil was stuck in the tree. Stingy Jack made the Devil promise him not to take his soul when he died. Once the devil promised not to take his soul, Stingy Jack removed the crosses, and the Devil climbed down out of the apple tree.

Many years later, Jack died, he went to the pearly gates of Heaven and was told by Saint Peter that he was mean and cruel, and had led a miserable, worthless life on earth. Stingy Jack was not allowed to enter heaven. He then went down to Hell and the Devil. The Devil kept his promise and would not allow him to enter Hell. Now Jack was scared . He had nowhere to go, but to wander about forever in the dark Netherworld between heaven and hell. He asked the Devil how he could leave, as there was no light. The Devil tossed him an ember from the flames of Hell, to help Stingy Jack light his way. Jack had a Turnip with him. It was one of his favorite foods, and he always carried one with him. Jack hollowed out the Turnip, and placed the ember the Devil had given him, inside the turnip. From that day onward, Stingy Jack roamed the earth without a resting place, lighting his way as he went with his "Jack O'Lantern".

On all Hallow's eve, the Irish hollowed out Turnips, rutabagas, gourds, potatoes and beets. They placed a light in them to ward off evil spirits and keep Stingy Jack away. These were the original Jack O'Lanterns. In the 1800's a couple of waves of Irish immigrants came to America. The Irish immigrants quickly discovered that Pumpkins were bigger and easier to carve out. So they used pumpkins for Jack O'Lanterns.

Pumpkin shortage in UK is getting the tradition back to its roots.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/turnip-jack-o-lanterns-are-the-root-of-all-evil

Inspiration as you go forth to carve your own pumpkins.
Remember, a teal pumpkin says non-food treats and is great for kids with allergies.
(Being a soy-allergic child myself, I wished they'd had that)

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Hosted by a plethora of Jack-o-lanterns
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