Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

New Year's Day--Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion.

Mark Twain

We have a guy down the block from us who insists on setting off fireworks every year at midnight.  The rattle-your-windows kind.  Like he's trying to down passing bombers with flak.  Though they never seem to make it very high and explode at window height.  

So every year I go to bed around 10pm on New Year's Eve, and every year I pray that it rains or that he's grown out of this, but I'm always startled awake by concussion explosions.
This year I should either stay awake past midnight, or plan on wetting the bed.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year. 

Witch Gardens

A really nice Pinterest collection.

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Monday, December 30, 2013


Currently available through Instant Play on Netflix - Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt.
I was expecting pure garbage after reading a bunch of horrid reviews, but I really enjoyed it.  Though these were the same reviewers who loved Insidious and The Conjuring, so I should have figured our opinions were at different poles.

Click below for the trailer (love that the film [and trailer] starts with a narration by Tom Waits):



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Daytime Torches

Some classy decorations here.

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Haunted Places

A great Pinterest collection...

Havisham Jewelry

"On this day of the year, long before you were born, this heap of decay," stabbing with her crutched stick at the pile of cobwebs on the table but not touching it, "was brought here. It and I have worn away together. The mice have gnawed at it, and sharper teeth than teeth of mice have gnawed at me."

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Dead Snow II Trailer

Thursday, December 26, 2013

John Schoenherr's Dune

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Now Playing: Drone Attack


Tim And Eric's Halloween Special

I kinda worship these guys and had no idea there was a Halloween show.
Thank you, Google.

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Singing Pumpkins Dripping Skulls

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Thanks, Rania!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Bubble And Web

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The Haunted Garden 2013 Video

This is really great.

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Now Playing: December

Gotta love somber Christmas music.
This album's a personal fave.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

Haunted Eve

On Christmas Eve...

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Monday, December 23, 2013


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Singing Is Praying Twice

This wreath lives under my desk during the year and I make sure he is released every Christmas season.  He's hated by all, and has been singing his song for the last few decades I've been told.  It's a hard torch to carry, but it isn't officially Christmas until this dude sings.

Just imagine Santa's soul trapped in a ring of pine.  Hell is repetition.

Click below to hear what I've heard about three hundred times this season.


Sculptures by Chris Bivins.

The artist's site.


Image by BaliMawr.

Halloween Jacks

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Lawn Of The Dead

From the Wish I Were Here blog.

Next Door

Familiarity breeds contempt--and children.

Mark Twain

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dark Winter

Click the storm:

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Winter Folk

The jolliest of all the major folk figure creations undoubtedly are snowmen.  They belong exclusively to children and to those who celebrate the vagaries of Old Man Winter.  They are the sand castles of an inclement season, and they are as fleeting as childhood itself.  

From Ephemeral Folk Figures, by Avon Neal and Ann Parker

Friday, December 20, 2013