Article Archive for October 2009
Posted in Things We Like on 31 October 2009
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Paul Frees’ Ghost Host is scary and Lori Petty’s Tank Girl is tough, but neither one of them is any match for one ventriloquist’s dummy. Those things are just plain creepy.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 30 October 2009
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My father dresses me as Kaiser Wilhelm II. I have little say in this, as I am three at the time. My expression at least resembles the Kaiser’s when he finds out he’s lost the war.
Posted in Things We Like on 29 October 2009
Stats: 36,497 views and 11 Comments
Over an insanely funky beat, good ol’ Charlie Brown throws down his paper bag full of stratum, elbows his way through his posse and steps up: “I gotta rock.” After this, no one will ever diss him again, not even Lucy.
Posted in Seattle on 28 October 2009
Stats: 10,480 views and 6 Comments
For most people coming up with a single costume for Halloween is stressful, but imagine coming up with a whole week’s worth. That’s the challenge of working at the Archie McPhee store in Seattle.
Posted in One Million Watts on 27 October 2009
Stats: 4,332 views and 1 Comment
As I sit to write I shiver, my legs wobble, shake and quiver/So frightened, but must deliver an account of what occurred tonight/Oh! Things went altogether wrong, what began with a laughing throng…
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 October 2009
Stats: 30,062 views and 7 Comments
There isn’t a corner of Las Vegas that isn’t crawling with tourists or light brighter than ten milion Christmases — except for this strip of largely dessicated motels.
Posted in Things We Like on 24 October 2009
Stats: 4,139 views and No Comments
The situation is bad. There are skeletons and invading Martians moving about at will, and the hippos refuse to stop them until they’ve finished their pumpkin break. Why are we paying these hungry, hungry hippos?
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 October 2009
Stats: 4,339 views and 2 Comments
First off, big fan, huge fan. That whole cat playing a keyboard thing is dynamite. I mean you expect a cat to be doing a lot of things — catching birds or pooping in a box – but playing keyboard? Crazy!
Posted in One Million Watts on 22 October 2009
Stats: 16,629 views and 7 Comments
The Cola Wars of the ’80s and ’90s really brought about a lot of competitive creativity between Pepsi and Coke. Let’s wallow in the agony of their failures.
Posted in One Million Watts on 21 October 2009
Stats: 4,571 views and 3 Comments
I love stories written in the speculative fiction genre — “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union,” “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” and so on. In fact, I love the genre so much that for the past few years I’ve labored to resist the temptation to write it.