Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month: Armistice Day aka Veterans’ Day

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary

Have you ever had the patience, alas
to count to 101,079?
Or to walk the salt-resistant grass
and touch the headstones in each long line?

To think of each warrior buried there
knowing their lives have been split in two
half for their carefree heroic youth
and half for the freedom of me and you?

If so, you couldn’t have stemmed the flood
of tears that surely blurred your eyes
as the spirit dips His brush in blood
to paint Old Glory in the skies
R. T. Sedgwick

[Image of Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetary and poem found here.]

Bunk’s 2015 Halloween Grumpkin

Monday, 2 November 2015

151031 Grumpkin 1

Took me about 30 minutes. Looks nice and menacing, ya?
Trouble is, there’s this thing called “scale” that kinda ruined it all.

151031 Grumpkin 2.
I’ve done better, but given that we only had about five groups of sugarboogers, the amount of time and effort was not squandered.

It also looks like our neighbors’ kikmi dog (that barks all night, until I nail it with a bucket of ice water and the yappy dog’s owner gets pissed at me). The dog’s owner looks just like her dog, too.

Día de los Muertes

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Dia de los Muertes

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve & Halloween: Bobby Pickett, Ted Cassidy & Tom Waits

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The history of Samhain (aka All Hallow’s Eve, aka Halloween) is interesting, and despite what some claim (that it’s “The Devil’s Holiday”) it’s actually the opposite. Check this out.

But that’s not what we’re here for, and we’re not here to post Bobby Pickett‘s “Monster Mash” either even though Leon Russell played on that recording according to Wiki.

Nice try, Bobby, but that sucked donkeys. Ted Cassidy did it right.

So how do we wrap up this Halloween vid post? How ’bout some Tom Waits?

Yeah, when the kids were tads, we’d do up the front stoop right, with spiderwebs, pumpkins that made little kids cry and dogs bark, and blast Tom Waits and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum cassettes on a boom box that could be heard for blocks. Fun times.

Have a safe Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, and Halloween, folks. Be back tomorrow for El Día de los Muertes.


Spooky Eye Cheese Ball

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Okay, so the folks at the office scheduled a Halloween potluck and I told the Missus. Without hesitation, she said, “Do you want a Spooky Eye Cheese Ball?”

Well, there’s a big DUH.

Missus Strutts' Spooky Eye Cheeseball 1
Ms. Strutts’ Spooky Eye Cheese Ball
Note: This is a double recipe, serves a small village.
(2) 8 oz. bricks of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
(1) cup grated pepper jack cheese.
(1) cup grated sharp cheddar cheese.
(3) oz chopped dry salami.
(1) bunch green onions, diced. Save green ends.
(2) tsp. Worcestershire sauce, more or less to taste.
Mush ingredients into room temperature cream cheese in a glass bowl.
Refrigerate it overnight.
Dump it face down onto a serving plate.
Provide crackers and spread knife.
Tell everyone that it’s a Spooky Eye Cheese Ball.
Optional *ahem* Decoration:
Sliced black olives for “pupil.”
Sliced pimentos for “veins.”
Sliced green onion ends for “eyelashes.”
It looks real stupid but that’s part of the fun.
Hell, it’s a Spooky Eye Cheese Ball, for God’s sake. (Bonus: Wait until all or most of your guests have sampled it, then tell them that you mixed it with your toes.)
Refrigerate leftovers.
BTW, you can’t copyright recipes.
© 2015 Bunk Strutts

Comin’ ta Gitcha.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Comin' ta Gitcha

[Found here.]

Halloween Green Screen

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Green Screen WIN

[Found here.]

LRR for the WIN.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Little Red Riding Hood WIN

Very inexpensive costume.
Step 1:  Get a wolf/dog hybrid.
Step 2:  Train it.
Step 3:  Find some fabric and props and piss off the wolf/dog.
Step 4:  Hire a local woodsman.

[Found here.]

Ken Nordine’s Pumpkin

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ken Nordine's Pumpkin

Get it?

[Found here, and no, it’s not mine.]

Happy Labor Day.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Labor Day Weekend In L.A.

[Found here.]


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