Article Archive for October 2010

Things We Like: “Assault on Precinct 13″ and Haunted Las Vegas
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Posted in Things We Like on 30 October 2010
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John Carpenter’s first “real” movie remains one of his best. Also: The ghosts of Las Vegas live in plain sight … for now.

Monsters That Never Took Off
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 29 October 2010
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The first attempt at a vampire story failed because the creature didn’t drink blood. Instead, he licked sweat off of sweaty, overweight men.

Mr. Halloween
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 28 October 2010
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I am SO into Halloween, they call me…Mr. Halloween. I LOVE Halloween. Not like mama-child love. Not like puppy love. Not even like how you might love Ore-Ida Tater Tots, but loving love.

A Caveman’s Halloween
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 27 October 2010
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Don’t ask me if I get excited for Halloween. I spent pretty much every Halloween from birth through age 16 hiding in a cave.

Marshmallow vs. Marshmallow: A Halloween Throwdown
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Posted in One Million Watts on 26 October 2010
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Two chocolate-covered marshmallows, both of them shaped as pumpkins. Russell Stover and Peeps. One will be declared victorious, and the other will face internet scorn.

Fifty Things That Cause Me to Geek Out
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Posted in One Million Watts on 25 October 2010
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This is exactly what you think it is: A list of 50 things that tickle my geek reflex. The scary part is that I could probably make 50 more lists like this one.

Things We Like: Halloween Addict, “House of the Devil,” and Hospital Misadventures
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Posted in Things We Like on 23 October 2010
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A tribute to the great horror movies of the 1980s, and a blog that evokes Ministry’s biggest disco hit. Also: Naval hospital hijinks.

Halloween Thoughts on Scooby-Doo
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 22 October 2010
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I thought to myself, why is it less scary that a man in a costume is chasing them around with an axe than if it were a mummy or a floating revolutionary war soldier?

Come On Home, Chuck Barris
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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If you watch “The Apprentice” or “The Biggest Loser” or any of those other reality-based “game shows,” you may owe the host of “The Gong Show” a belated apology.

An Open Letter to Robert Smith of The Cure
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 21 October 2010
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I own just three Cure albums, one of which is a greatest hits. Yet your band has had a profound impact on my life by being in the right place at the right time.