Archive for October 2015
A D.C. copy and a teenager had a dance competition to see whether the teen and her friends stayed where they were or moved on. They mutually declared a draw and the group moved on, but the teen learned that her siblings who had been arrested in the past may not have been the blameless youth confronted by cruel cops she had been taught. Eureka?
It’s too late for this year, but you can get a jump-start on growing a BIG pumpkin for next year. Or you can read about an entire Connecticut school district banning Halloween because of a few complainers. Of course the race agitators are out in force, along with the PC police, which would have a meltdown if they had happened on this before it was altered to be less erotic. I doubt it would perturb this shop.
The Philippines apparently goes all out for dressing up their dogs for Halloween. Americans do it too. I could teach Big Girl to fly before I could get her in costume, though now that she has her winter coats, she is all fur and feathers and looks pretty spooky as is. Other places have other traditions.
There are astonishing makeup techniques, none of which I judge myself competent to achieve. You can dress yourself up easily, or skip the costume in favor of a chic soiree. There is even advice for pairing wines with your favorite Halloween candy, along with a ranking of the sweet treats. By the way, there are non-holiday foods which are even worse for you than this season’s candy.
This woman decorated her parents’ house to the max. If your kin is less understanding, you can always visit the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin, who presided over the Salem witch trials. There are other, high-tech haunted houses to thrill you.
Debby Witt from The Corner offers a cornucopia of Halloween-related items here, but if you’re a true devotee of the occasion, you already know it. At any rate, you can safely ignore the Energy Department’s urge to blame pumpkins for climate change, and plot your journey to these fascinating cemeteries. Me? This is how I’m making my pumpkin his year.
This piece offers an understandable explanation of the technique, and a necessary warning as to its possible abuses and uses.
Wyoming has one, near the Bighorn Mountains. The photos are impressive, an engineer’s explanation of the cause is less so, but still interesting.
…equals a bright red Mustang on your roof — at least it did for this elderly woman in Michigan. On the bright side, Joyce Kingsley can be confident that her home was sturdily built, since the roof was able to keep the car up there instead of allowing it to fall through.
For your entertainment, some interesting statistics on which actor portrayed the baddest of the Bonds in the film franchise.
The apple barrel is said to rot from the top, and the District of Columbia is certainly no exception. If any boss I ever had ordered me to stand up when he entered the room I would have laughed at him and invited him to try to make me do so. Employees in District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Community Affairs are apparently required to stand every time she enters the room. Instead of all that bowing and scraping, perhaps the poor SOBs who live in DC would be better served if she let them get on with the work they are supposed to be doing.