Friday, August 31, 2012

She Lives In A Dark Place Now

I spent four hours on the internet and I couldn't find one single case of a 16-year-old girl's heart just stopping. I spoke to three different doctors and not one of them could tell me exactly what happened to my daughter.

The Ring

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A Lonely Grave

Now playing: There I Lay And Time Imperfections by Causeyoufair.

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Slow White

A furniture line from Dutch designer Bo Reudler.

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Pumpkin Jam With Vanilla Bean


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Walnut Forest

Image by vbagiatis.

Begging For Candy

Thursday, August 30, 2012


And the ones whose jaws had long rotted off still tried to feed.

From the Hallowaltz blog.


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A Murder Of Crows

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Black Dust

I moved into an apartment in NJ 5 years ago. After one year or so I started to see what appeared to be black dust floating down from the ceiling or like black ink being dripped into water. At times I thought it just to be that of dust, but I tried catching it and it was gone or nothing there. I thought maybe I was seeing those colors you see after you look at a light for too long, but then my cats started to react.

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Plastic Witch

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

There's Nothing Wrong With The Radio. Must've Been The Station.

In the cold room at the University, we had a cadaver, a cadaver from which all limbs had been amputated. Some time early this morning, it opened its eyes and began to move its trunk. It was dead, but it opened its eyes and tried to move!

Night of the Living Dead

Image by Ed of the Dead.

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

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Men In Suits

A documentary in the works exploring the men inside the Hollywood creature suits.

Click below for the always-awesome TheoFantastique blog entry on the film:

Now Playing: Low Blank Sky

By Jon Glassett.

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Image by sparth.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

More Haunted Garden

More amazing photos here.

Cold Light

Images by Killed by Death.

Dunkin' Pumpkin

Stopped at a Dunkin' Donuts this morning and asked when the pumpkin spice varietals will be arriving (I said "pumpkin spice stuff") and the nice lady replied "It's here now! The signs go up on Sunday!"

Currently drinking a large iced pumpkin coffee.
Dunkin' does pumpkin right.

Saw these awesome mugs there.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

A Lake Of Burning Sulfur

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The Spook House

This apartment was suffused with a faint greenish light, the source of which I could not determine, making everything distinctly visible, though nothing was sharply defined. Everything, I say, but in truth the only objects within the blank stone walls of that room were human corpses. In number they were perhaps eight or ten--it may well be understood that I did not truly count them. They were of different ages, or rather sizes, from infancy up, and of both sexes. All were prostrate on the floor, excepting one, apparently a young woman, who sat up, her back supported by an angle of the wall. A babe was clasped in the arms of another and older woman. A half- grown lad lay face downward across the legs of a full-bearded man. One or two were nearly naked, and the hand of a young girl held the fragment of a gown which she had torn open at the breast. The bodies were in various stages of decay, all greatly shrunken in face and figure. Some were but little more than skeletons.

Ambrose Bierce

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The Morals Of Fear

I've mentioned it before on the blog, and this photo got me to thinking about it again. I saw that Slenderman in the woods there and wondered what it would be like to leave a tall figure like that unattended in an area with some foot traffic. Like what would rational people do when seeing something like this? No hidden cameras or anything (though that would be GREAT). But then my mind always wanders to folks with weak hearts. Or police getting called and wasting resources/time/money on discovering that it's just a hoax. Not to mention the fact that I might be breaking some laws of some kind.

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I joked at work a year ago that I wanted to be responsible for the next great legend in Pennsylvania. The Legend of the Stick Man. I'd build some scary figure out of sticks and put him by the side fo the road, and pull him back in if the car stops. But then I thought of a car going off the road due to the shock of seeing something that shouldn't exist.

So I guess the question is: Is it illegal to frighten people?

Buzzkill Update (I guess it is illegal):
S 240.20 Disorderly conduct.
A person is guilty of disorderly conduct when, with intent to cause
public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk
1. He engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening
behavior; or
2. He makes unreasonable noise; or
3. In a public place, he uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture; or
4. Without lawful authority, he disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons; or
5. He obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic; or
6. He congregates with other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order of the police to disperse; or
7. He creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition by any act which serves no legitimate purpose.

Scarecrow Horizon

Image by marc 61.

Case Of The Mondays

How can a Monday at the office get any worse?
A giant cockroach can be spotted running under the filing cabinet next to you.

It was about this size:

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Today is going to be a very long day.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


At the Sugar Pink Boutique.

Step Lanterns

The walk up to our porch is kinda dark. All night long last Halloween I was worried about kids tripping up or down the steps. I was kicking myself for not planning ahead.

We swung by a Big Lots today and they had some fun Halloween stuff out in the aisles. Located nearby were a bunch of tin and glass lanterns. $4 each, so we grabbed two to accent and light the danger zones this year on the walk to the porch.

A decent size too. Those are tea lights inside (they come with cintronella votives).

Now Playing: Alone Together

Wonderful track off of the latest album by Marconi Union.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Pact

We watched this a while back and really enjoyed it. A nice spin on the classic ghost story. And each scene is beautifully shot. The trailer doesn't do the film justice, it's much more low-key than it suggests.

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Now Playing: Coyote

From Loscil's upcoming September release.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Dinosaur Stalkarounds

Click below to see some really amazing dinosaur costumes from the Walking with Dinosaurs show.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead

Click below for a video from Shipyard Brewery discussing the many ways Pumpkinhead can be served. You'll be drooling for some by the end of it.

Thanks again, Rene!

Uber Growlers

By artist Tim Carlburg.

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Thanks, Rene!

90 Second Hammer Films History

This is really great.

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Haymaker's Punch

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Begging For Candy

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Martha's Haunted House

Found a blog featuring behind-the-scenes photos of Martha Stewart's Haunted House from 2011.

More images at the live+love+teach = art blog.

Green Grog

1 Can Frozen Limeade Concentrate
1 Can Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
1 2 litter Bottle Sprite
1 Quart Lime Sherbet
50 Rat-crazy hyper children

At the Every Day is a Crafting Day blog.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stand Alone: The Halloween III Documentary

Click that nice joke-loving old man below to watch a brief clip of the Making-of documentary on the upcoming blu ray release of Halloween III: Season of the Witch.