V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010
Halloween around the dial
Halloween on a Sunday is perfect. You can go to as many parties as you want on Friday and Saturday night and still have time to nurse your hangover on Sunday afternoon before the trick-or-treaters start ringing your doorbell. The timing also affords you the luxury of wallowing on the couch all day watching classic horror movies and other seasonal treats. So what if you eat up all those fun-size Snickers before the kids in costumes show up? Just turn off the porch light and keep watching TV.
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The Daily Word 10.19.10: UFO sighting in El Paso, don’t wear raw meat, Tiger Woods fake sex tape
Butchers recommend not wearing a Lady Gaga-inspired raw meat dress for Halloween.
There was a UFO sighting over El Paso the other night.
Everybody, calm down; the Tiger Woods sex tape is a fake.
105 tons of marijuana seized in Mexico including some with Homer Simpson labels.
There’s going to be a new reality show in Florida taking place at a nudist resort.
Tylenol issues a recall after complaints of a moldy smell.
Have a look at this record-breaking 1,535 pound pumpkin.
Former NFL football player Junior Seau won’t be charged after driving his SUV off a cliff.
Bank robbery reaches a new level of convenience with drive-thrus.
A woman in Georgia receives an electric bill for more than $1 billion.
Vintage Halloween Disguises
A gayly costumed and illustrated blog
Halloween costumes and decorations of yesteryear have been my infatuation this October, so this Saturday’s costume (I’m Medusa tonight) will hopefully reflect the old style. What I’ve noticed about, say, ‘20s Halloween, is that costumes revolved less around gore and specific characters, and more around festive dress reflecting common themes of the holiday—jack-o-lanterns, black cats, witches, bats, owls. See what I’m talking about after the jump.
V.18 No.44 | 10/29/2009
Flyer on the Wall
The Fire Halloween Vampire Ball is just for female neck-nibblers over the age of 21. Come out of your coffins and dance to DJs Anita, Nicolatron and Ginger, and get glamoured by live performances from the ABQ Kings Club and Consuelo Wind. Doors at El Rey Theater (620 Central SW) creak open at 8 p.m. $10 limited advance tickets at firewomyn.com. (Laura Marrich)
I’m usually a pirate. As much as I love Halloween, I always forget to put any sort of forethought into 1) coming up with a costume and 2) buying the stuff necessary to pull of a costume. But I’ve got an ‘80s blousey shirt thing, striped chef pants, a bandana and boots at the ready in my closet. Voila! Pirate ad infinitum.
I know I’m not alone, because I keep seeing the same default-pirates lingering around the punch bowl year after year. It doesn’t have to be that way. Should Halloweetards like us choose to seek help, there’s the Hallow-meme Costume Builder.
21 costume “recipes” show you how to ape of-the-moment cultural items like Balloon Boy (childish clothing + Jiffy Pop container + saucer balloon from Party City) or Kanye West/Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs (shutter sunglasses + black collard shirt + bald head kit + toy microphone; blonde wig + meaningless award + red carpet dress), plus billions-hit YouTube staples like the wailing grape-stomping anchor lady (yellow polo shirt + khaki shorts + purple bucket + plastic grapes) or David After the Dentist (seatbelt + Florida Gators T-shirt + tooth blackener). Oolong the Pancake Bunny? Three Wolf Moon group costumes? All our fantasy friends are here. Should you need them.
Webgame Wednesday: Halloween Pumpkins
Halloween is lurking just around the corner. So let's stick with the theme and make even the time we waste at work playing flash games spooky fun. Halloween Pumpkins is your basic stacking game variation on Tetris. But it does feature pumpkins and does get surprisingly strategic as things go along. Make it quick, though, cause that damn witch will mess things up for you!