Party your skin off! (STAY SAFE TOO!)
Monday, December 31, 2007
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Published April 01, 2005
When you think of the Care Bears, do you think of them as nothing more than annoying characters in an overly preachy children's cartoon? Or do you find them vaguely unsettling, perhaps because your inner eye can sense some of the truth behind these chubby brightly colored 'friends' - the truth of Voodoo masquerading as children's entertainment... Read more at Ectoplasm Soup.Source: Blogcritics
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Justin wants you nice people to join up with his forum, http://exmk.net/forum/.
I'll fix the labels sometime soon too. And I'm thinking of changing the font to COURIER. I just love the typewriter/vintage look.
New links will be added. The link list will be sorted as well.
And, as a reminder, you're welcome to add me on Myspace, where I'm listed as Regan Karloff. Or whatever suits me that day. In general, I don't care for Myspace. It's addictive and not very useful. But not without it's good points. It's the only place where I can reach some friends. I was looking for someone in particular on the internet with no luck in finding a place to email them. They found me through Myspace. Pretty cool.
Justin has added some awesome high quality pictures to the EXMK gallery; classic Hollywood stars and movies.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Here's a fun site. Just what it appears to be.
Friday, November 2, 2007
The steeples are white in the wild moonlight,
And the trees have a silver glare;
Past the chimneys high see the vampires fly,
And the harpies of upper air,
That flutter and laugh and stare.
For the village dead to the moon outspread
Never shone in the sunset's gleam,
But grew out of the deep that the dead years keep
Where the rivers of madness stream
Down the gulfs to a pit of dream.
A chill wind weaves through the rows of sheaves
In the meadows that shimmer pale,
And comes to twine where the headstones shine
And the ghouls of the churchyard wail
For harvests that fly and fail.
Not a breath of the strange grey gods of change
That tore from the past its own
Can quicken this hour, when a spectral power
Spreads sleep o'er the cosmic throne,
And looses the vast unknown.
So here again stretch the vale and plain
That moons long-forgotten saw,
And the dead leap gay in the pallid ray,
Sprung out of the tomb's black maw
To shake all the world with awe.
And all that the morn shall greet forlorn,
The ugliness and the pest
Of rows where thick rise the stones and brick,
Shall some day be with the rest,
And brood with the shades unblest.
Then wild in the dark let the lemurs bark,
And the leprous spires ascend;
For new and old alike in the fold
Of horror and death are penned,
For the hounds of Time to rend.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I'm Regan Macneil (post-vomit). I mean, right now. No clue as to where the cold cream is. But that's fine. I had fun taking a gazillion photos. The scariest part of the day was being made up as the sweetest little Regan (possessed-by-the-Devil) Macneil, in front of a mirror; with the light off; and snapping a photo with flash. I came out of the bathroom pretty quick. I then flashed (pun, yes, 2nd of the month) back to the freaking scariest trailer I've ever seen...
The Exorcist~ Unreleased trailer
Posted by, guess who? Justin. http://exmk.net/
Don't fret; for, in the coming week, Halloween will continue. Because I have a pillow case overflowing with goodies for all my friends to share.
Hope your Halloween was a Thriller! THRILLER YEAH!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
"Monster Mash" hit the Billboard chart three times: when it debuted in 1962, reaching No. 1 the week before Halloween; again in August 1970, and for a third time in May 1973. The resurrections were appropriate for a song where Pickett gravely intoned the forever-stuck-in-your-head chorus: "He did the monster mash. ... It was a graveyard smash."
The novelty hit's fans included Bob Dylan, who played the single on his XM Satellite Radio program last October. "Our next artist is considered a one-hit wonder, but his one hit comes back year after year," Dylan noted.
The hit single ensured Pickett's place in the pantheon of pop music obscurities, said syndicated radio host Dr. Demento, whose long-running program celebrates offbeat tunes.
"It's certainly the biggest Halloween song of all time," said Demento. The DJ, who interviewed Pickett last year, said he maintained a sense of humor about his singular success: "As he loved to say at oldies shows, `And now I'm going to do a medley of my hit.'"
Pickett's impression of Karloff (who despite his name was an Englishman, born William Henry Pratt) was forged in Somerville, Mass., where the boy watched horror films in a theater managed by his father.
Pickett used the impersonation in a nightclub act and when performing with his band the Cordials. A bandmate convinced Pickett they needed to do a song to showcase the Karloff voice, and "Monster Mash" was born _ "written in about a half-hour," said Dr. Demento.
The recording, done in a couple of hours, featured a then-unknown piano player named Leon Russell and a backing band christened The Crypt-Kickers. It was rejected by four major labels before Gary Paxton, lead singer on the Hollywood Argyles' novelty hit "Alley Oop," released "Monster Mash" on his own label.
The instant smash became a sort-of Christmas carol for the pumpkin and ghoul set. In a 1996 interview with People magazine, Pickett said he never grew tired of it: "When I hear it, I hear a cash register ringing."
Excerpt from The Washington Post
Jay Stephens bids Farewell to The Main Masher
Bobby "Boris" Pickett, Richard & the Young Lions~ Monster Mash 2005
First footage I ever saw of The Great Bobby "Boris" Pickett.
Bobby "Boris" Pickett~ Monster Mash
Bobby "Boris" Pickett~ Monster Mash 90'S
Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Kryptkickers~ Monster Mash
(Yes, it's a bit of a bummer, but it's important info and needs to be said. ;) )
- Cold weather can be harmful if children are dressed in costumes or clothes that don't protect them.
- Long costumes can be a tripping hazard for children.
- Improper masks can interfere with a child's vision or breathing.
- Swords, knives and other accessories should always be made of flexible material.
- Flimsy materials, flowing skirts and baggy sleeves can all be hazards around candles or flames.
- Coloured contact lenses that change eye colour can be a hazard.
- Carving pumpkins can cause injuries.
- Candles, jack-o-lanterns, lighters and matches are all fire hazards.
- Indoor and outdoor decorative lights that are substandard, cracked or frayed can be fire hazards.
- Halloween candles with multiple wicks close to one another can produce a single high flame or several large flames that produce intense heat and can ignite nearby materials such as curtains and window sills.
Trick or Treating
- Children who are not accompanied by an adult are vulnerable to injury, bullying by older children or predators.
- Children running across the street and off the sidewalks risk a collision with a motor vehicle.
- Unwrapped treats or those in loose packaging from unknown sources may be unsafe to eat.
Taking these steps can ensure everyone has a good time.
- Choose costumes that are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing, but not baggy enough that children trip over them.
- Pick brightly coloured costumes that can be clearly seen by motorists. Add reflective tape to the costume to increase visibility.
- Use make-up or face paint rather than masks. If you do choose a mask, make sure it allows your child to see and breathe properly.
- Look for costumes, beards and wigs that are labelled "Flame-Resistant." Nylon or heavyweight polyester costumes are best. Even so, "Flame-Resistant" does not mean fire-proof. Avoid costumes with baggy sleeves or flowing skirts that could catch fire from flames and candles.
- Avoid contact lenses that change the colour of the eyes. They should only be used under the supervision of an eye-care professional.
- Only adults should carve pumpkins. Let children draw a face on the pumpkin, which you can carve.
- Keep candles, jack-o-lanterns, matches and lighters in a place that children cannot reach.
- Instead of candles, consider using a small flashlight to light the jack-o-lantern.
- Make your home safe for ghouls and goblins by removing objects around the outside of your house that could cause children to trip or fall. Turn on your outside lights so that children know they can visit your place.
- If you are using indoor or outdoor decorative lights, make sure they are certified by a recognized organization such as the Canadian Standards Association or the Underwriters' Laboratory of Canada. Check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires or loose connections. Do not overload extension cords.
- Keep pets inside and away from trick or treaters and lit candles, especially if they are easily frightened or over-excitable.
Trick or Treating
- Go trick or treating with your children each year until they are old enough to go by themselves. When they are old enough, make sure they go with a buddy or in a group. Or follow along at a distance to keep an eye on them.
- Tell your children to walk, not run from house to house and to stay on the sidewalk or at the side of the road facing traffic. They should only cross the road at the corner and look both ways before crossing.
- Tell your children to stay in well-lit areas and only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on. Make sure they know never to go inside homes or cars.
- Give each child a flashlight to carry, to make them more visible.
- Tell your children not to eat any goodies until you have looked them over. Serve dinner before the children go out, so that they will be less tempted to eat goodies along the way.
- It is a good idea for you or your child to take a backpack along, to empty goodies into if the loot bag becomes too heavy.
- Examine the treats your children bring home before they start eating them. Throw out any treats that are not wrapped, have loose or torn wrappers or have holes in the wrappers.
- Check toys or novelty items for small parts and do not let children under three years of age play with them.
- You might want to consider an alternative to sugar-based treats, such as sugarless gum. Stickers, multi-coloured pencils or beads can be a nice replacement for, or an addition to, traditional treats. Ask your children for suggestions.
- For diabetic children, let them eat the potato chips, peanuts and sugar-free gum from the loot bags. They can also keep some of the other treats, such as chocolate and candy, which can fit into their meal plan in the following days or weeks. Leftover treats can be traded with other children or given to less fortunate kids.
- If you are driving on Halloween, be aware of children. Slow down and enter and exit driveways and alleyways cautiously.
NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 1997 --Halloween can be a traumatic and even dangerous time for your pet. Ms. Jacque Schultz, ASPCA Director of Companion Animal Services, offers some common-sense tips to protect your pet on Halloween:
- Don't leave your pet out in the yard on Halloween: There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, stolen, even killed pets on this night.
- Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets: Chocolate is poisonous to a lot of animals, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed.
- Be careful of pets around a lit pumpkin: Pets may knock it over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned.
- Don't dress the dog in costume unless you know he loves it. Otherwise, it puts a lot of stress on the animal.
- If you do dress up your dog, make sure the costume isn't constricting, annoying or unsafe. Be careful not to obstruct her vision
- even the sweetest dogs can get snappy when they can't see what's going on around them.
- All but the most social dogs should be kept in a separate room during trick-or-treat visiting hours; too many strangers in strange garb can be scary for a dog.
- Be careful your cat or dog doesn't dart out through the open door.
While this can be a fun time for people and pets alike, remember that your pets are depending on you to keep them safe from the more dangerous goblins and ghouls that this holiday brings.
Further questions about animal safety and behavior, can be directed to the Animal Behavior Helpline, 212-876-7700, ext. 4357 (HELP), Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m.
NO SCAREDY CATS THIS HALLOWEEN: TOP 10 SAFETY TIPS FOR PET PARENTS
Attention, companion animal caretakers! The ASPCA would like to call your attention to these common-sense cautions that’ll help keep your pets safe and stress-free this time of year.
1. No tricks, no treats: That bowlful of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms can be very dangerous for dogs and cats, and tin foil and cellophane candy wrappers can be hazardous if swallowed. If you suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, yet they can produce gastrointestinal upset should pets ingest them. Intestinal blockage could even occur if large pieces are ingested.
3. Keep wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet could experience damage to his mouth from shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.
4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise extreme caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don't put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume can cause undue stress.
6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn't annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal's movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe or bark. Keep a look out for small, dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces on the costume that your pet could choke on.
7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not obstruct her vision in any way. Even the sweetest animals can get snappy when they can't see.
8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during peak trick-or-treat visiting hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn't dart outside.
10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and become lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip increase the chances that he or she will be returned to you.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! part 1-3
It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! part 4
Saturday, October 27, 2007
More from Neatorama:
Read the story of The Kenova Pumpkin House! The tale of a West Virginian man who, along with volunteers, carves over 3,000 pumpkins and display them on his house every Halloween! The most famous Haunted HotelsThe Scarf That Dripped Blood! How cool can you get?