Saturday, October 31, 2009


I was never much one for Halloween, but I looked forward every year to a handful of TV specials. Sadly, I haven't seen any of these on TV in years, I think because they all (from what I can recollect) were shown on the Disney Channel and that channel went all to crap a few years ago where they show nothing but tween shows and new cartoons. They no longer show anything older (including the great World of Walt Disney cartoons and old wildlife specials that I grew up with as a kid in the 80s/early 90s) and it pisses me off.

Thanks to the magic of YouTube, however, now we can all enjoy my Halloween nostalgia!

Disney's Halloween Treat

A medley of various Disney "spooky" cartoons hosted by an awesome puppet pumpkin (or the Mirror from Snow White in a slightly edited version of the same thing).

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (the Disney version)

Just totally classic.

The Worst Witch

Basically, it was Harry Potter, except it was all girls and the hero wasn't The Chosen One, but a klutzy, picked-on girl. It had the oddest casting, with the lady from Facts of Life, Diana Riggs, and Tim Curry singing, and some of the most atrocious "special effects" ever committed to film, but I loved it. Growing up isn't easy!

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

Silly 70s comedic Halloween with the worst ever Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, and Frankenstein trying to get the Witch to fly over the moon so there could be a real Halloween. Cheesy beyond belief, but fun.

Bugs Bunny

That wascally wabbit doesn't let a few monsters get in his way. Daffy Duck's Quackbusters is full of more Looney Tunes spooky goodness, too.

Happy Halloween!

P.S. For more Halloween goodness from yesteryear, visit the retrotastic Retrospace. (Be sure to read the posts about the Paul Lynde Halloween special, especially!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gross, But Cool

In the unlikely event I ever get married, this might be my wedding cake.

Fred Died With His Scarf On

Watch out vampires, zombies, and other beasties, because Scooby's got a new snack: the rotting flesh and bones of his enemies!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sight For Sore Eyes (Sorry, But You Knew I'd Have To Use It Eventually)

Things may be quite a bit on the blurry side at the moment, but red pandas and wombats are cute no matter your visual acuity.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm Alive!

So, despite the Ray Charles look I'm sporting, I haven't gone blind. Hooray! Actually, according to the doctor today, everything is healing excellently. I can definitely see better, if slightly blurrily. It'll be a while before it heals up and settles down, and it'll probably get blurrier in the next few days, but I should hopefully be able to drive soon, and already the light sensitivity is subsiding. Obviously, I can look at the computer, though I'm trying to limit it. All in all, knock on wood, it looks like a success.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Eyes!

Tomorrow, in celebration of my nativity, I'm going to have laser eye surgery. If all goes well, I should be unconscious most of tomorrow, but I don't know when I'll be able to look at a computer screen, so I may be silent for a bit. It's not like I've been burning up the blog with posts lately, but I didn't want you to all think I'd abandoned you. If I go blind, I'll find some way to inform you all.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Things You Just Don't Want To Hear

Is there anything worse than a parent in a sharing mood? Today, as my mother and I sat in the eye doctor's office, the news was talking about Obama not being such a dick to marijuana users. My mother joked that maybe she could use some of that for the arm she broke a few weeks ago, and then proceeded to ASK ME IF I EVER SMOKED POT! IN THE MIDDLE OF A DOCTOR'S WAITING ROOM!!!1111!!!!ELEVENTY!!! Despite the fact that I've never taken an illegal substance in my boring-ass life -- heck, I've never even been drunk -- and thus had nothing to hide, I was still flabbergasted. But then she proceeded to tell me that she'd tried marijuana once with a bunch of my father's friends (the one part that didn't surprise me, actually; remind you to tell you one day about the fate of my father's groomsmen). Again, IN THE MIDDLE OF A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. My mother. Marijuana use. Apparently, she didn't know you puffed and passed, which she thought was "not very sanitary," it didn't really do much, she just kept talking, and my dad's friends vowed never to smoke with her again. I just didn't need to know this information.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Arts and Crap

The world is full of talented and creative people making interesting and unique things. And then there are people making this crap.

(Via Gawker)

Monday, October 12, 2009

I Can Just Smell The Patchouli

Vegetarian spiders: the dirty hippies of the arachnid family.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Future Con-Goers Of America

The most important step in successfully raising a little nerd of your own is to start them young. Adorable they are! (I don't know about that Chewbacca costume, though. It just looks they have a brown shirt and some furry mukluks on or something.)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Fatal Flaw

There are two reasons why any attempt of mine to eat less or healthier or whatever is doomed to failure: 1) I have the willpower of a meth addict in a warehouse full of Pseudofed, and 2) I get FUCKING HUNGRY! I suppose there's a 3) as well: I like and eat a lot of crap.


For those who travel to work on the Lusitania, a trunk office.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Polar Express

Polar Bear Cub: "Mush! Mush!"

Mother: "*sigh* Yes, dear. *mutter* I used to be more than a cub carrier. I had dreams! Ambitions! But, nooooooooo, I had to get hopped up on walrus blubber one night and let that deadbeat climb on top of me!"