Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Blog Apples

My own personal carnival of blog posts inspired by Halloween. Here are my selections of Tricks and Treats.

It is clear that Progressive Bloggers have more fun posting on Halloween then their Blogging Tory counterparts.

Progressive Bloggers

This is the gay Christmas boys & girls.Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sweet Transvestite

We're kind of antisocial socialists at the Bunker, and none of us particularly enjoy handing out carbos to kids. So we tend to turn off the lights on Hallowe'e'n, settle down with the mead and popcorn, and enjoy a dusk to dawn session of our favourite scary movies. Here they are.

Like many people the Shag gets tired of hearing about the general state of the world or at least the unpleasant parts that usually arise from some combination of ordinary stupidity and the pathologies of politicians. Since its almost the end of the month let's take a look at a few tidbits related to the celebration of Halloween.Pumpkin carving is a popular part of of the season. Come October, pumpkins can be found everywhere in the country from doorsteps to dinner tables. One of the market gardens located near Lumsden, Saskatchewan always has several hundred on hand at the end of the selling season which I've been told carries on right to the end of this month. The carving of "jack o'lanterns" is supposed to have originated with an Irishman by the name of Stingy Jack.

I have collected some spooky links to post today, to get in the mood for the Holiday. One of my favorites: and one of the most amazing sites i have ever been, is to be found at Devil's Tramping Ground. This flash animation is so beautiful and haunting. The Banshee will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, while you marvel at this work. Want to see some ghost videos? heh. Ever heard the term, Pepper's ghost? read more...

List of Good Halloween Sites
It seems that Sean over at Mashable has gotten disapointed about how halloween has been celebrated recently and wants to revive the fun in the day. In order to reinvigorate Halloween he’s collected list of more than 20 Halloween websites.

Muhahahahahhaha! Garlic won't work on these.......Stake through the heart would be kind of....Sparky? Not to mention expensive... No the only way to slay these Vampires, is to unplug them. All those conveniences in your house suck the life out of your bank account, and contribute to…

A Very Nunc Scio Halloween

Halloween. The day where we, the living, dress in strange outfits to confuse the spirits who roam among us. Or, conversely, the day where North America’s sugar intake trebles and the good people at Nestle and Hershey do little jigs around their respective offices, commemorating one of…

Happy Halloween everyone. Yesterday I was at the CUPE rally on the UofR campus. There were a lot of reporters there, and I met Patrick Book of I’m going to be wearing my chicken costume to the party in the Archer Library, and hoping I won’t have to use it to stay warm outside later in the week. Murray Wood shakes a finger at Hallow’een Grinches. Kids only get to be kids once, and they need supportive adults to hand out sugary snacks.

Remember the fun of Halloween when you were a kid? Dressing up, decorating the house, carving the pumpkin, sorting through the treats after you?ve gone out?only fractions of the easy days of our childhoods?Calgary?s recreation department wants to put the break on Halloween?.They?re encouraging people to give out swim passes instead of the regular chips and/or chocolate combo?swim passes?for Halloween?how anal?Their justification for it is that ?the tradition of dropping candy into kids' bags doesn't make sense anymore amid so much concern over childhood obesity?(CBC News)WTF!?!Personally, I?ve always believed that reason kids are getting heavier is that they?ve become enslaved to the television set; the computers.

Elin and Lukas are going to mock me, but I have miniature chocolate bars to give out to the neighborhood kids tonight. When they were growing up, we gave out small boxes of raisins, and the rule was that the two of them could eat as much as they wanted on Halloween night, but the rest was trashed. My idea was that an occasional splurge doesn?t hurt but that weeks of eating candy was bad for teeth and bad for concentration.But, as Emerson said, consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, and I decided to be inconsistent a couple of years ago. There will be candy for the little ones who come by, although I?ll turn off the front porch light and bring the jack o?lantern in about 7:30 p.m. when the big kids start roaming. Magic is one thing, gluttony is another.Reading that back, I see that Lukas and Ellin will laugh even harder if they read it, since in my indulgent inconsistency I still sound preachy. Fine thing to be on a pagan holiday

I have my costume on.......If I look familiar...well, sorry. That means your OLD. ( not to say anything) A couple more Halloween tunes, one from deep in the vault....... And another twisted tune, that cracks me up! (Politically correct critiques not necessary) read more

If your cheap like me than you know that the pressure to spend a fortune on Halloween candy can be a little much. $5.99 for 50 Nestle Favorite mini chocolate bars??? would look like this:Save the pumpkin, save the world.Happy Halloween!

Sean McDonald posted a photo:


Happy Hallowe'enie Beanie

Your moment of Wingnuterer. Boo!

Blogging Tories

Happy Halloween!

I present to you an assortment of macabre political images and, if that doesn't scare you enough, three two videos from the greatest movie ever (watch it today!)

Happy Halloween.

C'est l'Halloween !

Même en pause, je désirais tout de même vous souhaiter une belle journée d'Halloween.

De plus, je vous laisse la chance d'écouter et de voir une prestation de la chanson "Halloween" de King Diamond, chanteur du groupe Merceful Fate. Cette chanson ce retrouve sur l'album Fatal Portrait réalisé en son nom personnel.

Que j'aime bien en passant...

Au plaisir

Halloween horror
Daimnation! | 31 Oct 2007 | 11:35am EST
Can your heart stand the terror of...Mr. B. Natural? Part two here - if you dare. Damian P...

Happy October 31st
Christian Conservative | 31 Oct 2007 | 9:24am EST
Halloween? BAH, HUMBUG! Instead, I'd like to wish every one a Happy Reformation Day!The 95 Theses The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power of Indulgences, commonly known as The Ninety-Five Theses, was written by Martin Luther and is widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. Luther used these theses to display his displeasure with the Church's indulgences,

Scary Halloween for dion
31-10-07, 3:39 pm @ Dr Roy's Thoughts
Today is Hallowe'en, a day for ghost of the past to rise and witches to fly. HM Minister of Finance has completely overwhelmed the headlines with the mini budget. There is nary a word about the income trust matter or the 1995 referendum. HM Government is setting the agenda in the media, even with an almost universally unfriendly media. There is plenty of money left to cut the debt and announce even more personal tax cuts. Wed, October 31, 2007 Liberals spooked

Costumes too sexy for kids?

French maid costumes for adults are one thing, but for kids? ‘Prime News’ asks if Halloween is getting too racy (video).

Being a Whore for Hallowe'en or Just Dressing Like One
A Step in the Right Direction | 31 Oct 2007 | 3:10pm EST
Hmm....this article got me thinking. An excerpt:Meet the sexy-costume backlash: teen and tween girls who, bucking the marketing hype and peer pressure, are resisting the ever-growing tide of provocative wares. This year, there are more risqué costume options for girls than in previous years, retailers say. In addition to the "classic" sexy genre of French maid, nurse and cop,

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The Witch of Edmonton

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