Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you a pleasant and VERY happy 2016.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Video: Highbury Cemetery 2015

Oh For The Breath Of The Briny Deep

Ho! For the plains where the dolphins play,
And the bend of the mast and spars,
And a fight at night with the wild sea-sprite
When the foam has drowned the stars.
And, pray, what joy can the landsman feel
Like the rise and fall of a sliding keel?

Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

It is my heart-warmed and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage (every man and brother of us all throughout the whole earth), may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone.

 ~ Mark Twain, Christmas greeting, 1890

Wishing everyone a wonderful and truly Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Keep The Fire Hot

Getting a special delivery from Michael Dougherty feels a lot like getting a gift from Krampus.

HUGE thanks, Mike!

October Dreaming

Images by october_dreaming.

Christmas At Junker Jane's

The Boy

Monday, December 21, 2015

Time And Spirits

External heat and cold had little influence on Scrooge.  No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him.  No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.  Foul weather didn't know where to have him.  The heaviest rain, and snow, and hail, and sleet, could boast of the advantage over him in only one respect.  They often "came down" handsomely, and Scrooge never did.

My personal favorite of the Scrooge actors - George C. Scott.

Who is your fave?

Basso Monsters

More images and information on gallery appearances here.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Now Playing: What Child Is This

Behind The Scenes At Weta

Found this neat video.  If you haven't seen KRAMPUS (you should probably go this weekend) this video contains a ton of spoilers.
Love seeing stuff like this.  Reminds me of the old Industrial Light and Magic days of movie magic.

Click below:

A Norman Bates Halloween

This deserves an award...

Images by OHS.