Now, this isn't PBS asking for funds (to go with all the gov't money they already get), this is Halloween, and we'll be getting into this shortly, but first, how's the weather today?
(glad you asked)
The Hooiserland weather for "fright night" will find us with dropping temps throughout the day, some rain moving in as well into tonight, and the good chance of some wet snow when the temps dip into the lower THIRTIES.
Oh, and don;t expect much in the way of sunshine today, but DO expect some gusty breezes into the 25 MPH range.
How's THAT for sending October on it's way?
Yeah, I know...looks like Autumn is beating a hasty retreat (dig out the long underwear).
Let's get our warm cup of that morning beverage poured and see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the pumpkin patch is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature
October 31 -
As you could expect everthing has to deal with Halloween in some manner.
Today is FRANKENSTEIN FRIDAY...take from that what you will.
It's also CARVE A PUMPKIN DAY - again, so surprise there.
|Now THESE are cool...|
|Oh, to be Charles Xavier for just ONE day...|
*** There is a study (not another one) from Nationwide (who's on your side) that states that MORE vehicles are vandalized on HALLOWEEN, than any other day of the year.
|The word "DUH" comes to mind...|
They suggest park in the garage if you have one, or in a well-lit place.
Lemme see, the airport RUNWAY is pretty well-lit, wonder how many folks are going to park THERE?
There's no reason to NOT park in your garage if you have one, except if you use it to house those 50 illegals the Feds shipped up here last month without telling anyone.
*** Law enforcement has FINALLY caught that cop-killer in the Poconos yesterday.
Here's the story link:
And the death penalty has been brought up...now THAT'S a damn good idea.
Nice perp walk for Eric Frien, the self-taught survivalist, who apparently wasn't all that good at eluding police, even though he managed it for 7 weeks. His big mistake was staying in the area.
There was no way he could stay hidden without formal training, and even then, you're taught to "exfil" an area when an OP is over.
Only fools fight in burning houses, as the saying goes.
*** You folks know I'm not really into Halloween (as Wifey is)...just kinda lost it's luster over the decades.
There was a time when I enjoyed putting on a costume, aside from when I was a child...that was at whatever Star Trek convention I managed to attend.
But that was fine...you were among others of similar mindsets.
Now, I'm not going to do my 8 simple rules for Halloween...you can check my archives of past years for that one.
|Elvira - One redeeming grace of Halloween|
In times past, we KNEW all the kids on the block, or those from a couple streets over, but around HERE, kids are brought IN to the area...from God knows where, and I see enough adult strangers meandering about daily...don't need little ones coming to my door for free anything...their "parent" (or whatever is claiming ownership of them) get enough free stuff as it is, thanks to entitlements.
That must paint me as a cynic...not a problem. I know how things work in areas like ours.
Besides, I don't see these kids ALL year, so why should I GIVE them something for showing up on our steps this ONE day?
I mean, if the kid mowed my lawn or delivered our paper, that would be another story altogether.
And when you get to a CERTAIN age, stop going out trick-or-treating...it's no longer "cute", got it?
Nothing worse than seeing some TEENS going door-to-door with the so-called "costumes" they scraped together (used to mirror their future lives...mostly BUMS) and have the nerve to ask for free candy from anyone.
I also went to a few adult Halloween parties in times past...wasn't all that impressed, and never got that drunk where I became the stuff of stories told years later.
That's a poor excuse to get 3 sheets to the wind and act like an idiot...or worse.
Once in a great while, there would be a sci-fi con around Halloween, and THAT was worth going to...at least no one was begging for candy...lol.
On the "up" side to this, there is a HUGE discount on the Halloween candy TOMORROW all over the place...kinda like the day AFTER Valentine's Day...only different colors.
There are of course, ALL the slasher movies that come with today, and I'm not a fan of those either for one MAIN reason:
The lead characters always go and do what logic would say they should NOT do...I can't stand stupidity on that order (I see enough around the ghettohood).
And what's with horror movies these days?
Go watch House of Wax w. the late Vincent Price...now THAT is a cool movie.
|"It's just a jump to the left....|
But the Halloween series and Friday the 13th series...gimme a break.
Add to all this some of the costumes that CHILDREN are wearing.
Many are much nicer than we had growing up, but some are just plain slutty for the girls, and disgusting for the boys.
They have plenty of time to look that way after they GROW UP...trust me.
Sure serves to bring the pedophiles out from under their rocks.
|Can't go wrong with "Cap"...|
And that goes for boys OR girls.
It's not that I hate Halloween...I just think whatever "fun" that used to be associated with it has taken a vacation.
|Whaddya mean I can't say REDSKIN?|
But when we decide to grow up, we put away childish things, right?
That doesn't mean we can't retain a child-like sense of wonder...or innocence, though.
Lord knows out society can benefit from something like that these days.
Well, I think I've said my piece on how I feel about today.
So tonight, it's Wifey, me, Garfield's Halloween Adventure on DVD and some popcorn.
|All that candy, candy, candy, candy...|
*** Lastly, don't forget to set your clocks BACK an hour Saturday night (before 0200 hrs Sunday), as we shift over to "standard" time.
That means you're gaining an hour of sleep in the process..don't waste it...lol.
Personally, I think this is a waste (of time), and I miss when we didn't have to change the clocks twice a year in Indiana.
No one saves anything by changing the clocks..time relentlessly moves onward.
You people had it good here when you didn't have to play with the clocks.
More of "those" days we surely miss...right?.
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.