All Hallow’s Eve Grumpkins – A Retrospective

Our Grumpkins were known to make dogs bark and little kids cry. A red Sharpie marker, a serrated boning knife and Tom Waits’ “Bone Machine” / Mickey Hart’s “Planet Drum” blasting through the neighborhood made it all worthwhile.

The neighborhood kids are all grown up now…


After several years of farting around and posting inanities on a daily basis, we are proud to announce 1,000,000 views as of a few hours ago. Although most of our traffic is from the U.S, the U.K. and Australia, we’ve been honored with visitors from 170 countries, including some that I’ve never heard of. From Revolver Maps, we get this nice list:

Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fijii, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, MongoliaAsia/Pacific Region, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, and Zambia.

Pure awesomeness, and it made my day. Thanks to all.

Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – Gawper, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Rodrigo Blaas, Davy Knowles & Co.

The Gawper [via Miss Cellanea]

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins “I Hear Voices.”

Tom Waits’ “What’s He Building?” is a creepy classic.

Pixar’s Rodrigo Blass: “Alma.” (Caution: this is NOT for little kids.)

Nice jam. Albert Collins’ King’s “Born Under A Bad Sign,” cranked out by Davy Knowles, Christine Collister, Bonnie Hayes, and members of the Robert Cray Band.

Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow for more oddities.

The .Gif Friday Post No.199 – Squad Car Boy, Cassandra / Elvira, CAT Scan Head Melt

[Original undoctored .gif animations found here and here. The Elvira/Cassandra Peterson morph is my own.]

Welcome To The House of Fungus

Nice and cozy, but a bit damp and musty. On the plus side, you can kick the walls, release some spores, and grow your own neighborhood.

[Found here.]

Update: Apparently it’s part of the Kids Activity and Learning Centre at Soneva Kiri Resort:

Soneva Kiri by Six Senses is located on Koh Kood, a remote island situated in the east of Thailand, known for its pure waterfalls, crystal clear waters and traditional village life.

The Extraction of the Stone of Madness

A detail from “The Extraction of the Stone of Madness“, a painting by Hieronymus Bosch depicting trepanation (c.1488-1516)

[Found here.]

“Wot’s ‘Taters’?”

The Missus pulled up a weed last week. At least she thought it was a weed, but forgot we’d planted some taters in the garden, and now we have a home-grown po-tay-toh. The picture doesn’t do it justice – believe me, it’s awesome, almost as awesome as this vid from 1991:

[Vid previously posted – so what. 🙂 ]

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