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Archive for October, 2015

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.

 

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The .Gif Friday Post No. 411 – Comin’ ta Gitcha.

Friday, 30 October 2015

bigass sleeping pumpkin animated

Comin ta Gitcha

Squirrel Pumpkin Carving

Have at it. The TackyRaccoons Halloween Archive.

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.
Ingredients:
(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.
Preparation:
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.]

Big Shining Hot Links

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Grady Twins

DO NOT LOOK INTO THE EYES.

Rosemary Clooney looked into the eyes.

Topless Ladies With Dice On Their Heads.

Terry Gilliam talks about the Monty Python animations that were scrapped, featuring the scrapped animations [via].

THE Classic Global Warming List (with links).

The Ladies Of Horn Hall.

Winston Churchill’s paintings.

Paint With Donald Trump [via].

Breaking News: Hell Just Froze Over.

[Top image – Delbert Grady’s twin daughters. Their claim to fame was standing next to each other, and they did it extraordinarily well. No two people have ever stood next to each other as well as they did.]

Saturday Matinee – Sam Chatmon, Rory Gallagher & Night Music

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sam Chatmon (1897 – 1983) was a classic Mississippi Delta bluesman with a great voice and pure country pickin’.

Roots blues rocker Rory Gallagher jams William Harris’s 1928 song “Bullfrog Blues” in 1980.

From 1989’s “Night Music,” (produced by Lorne Michaels of SNL fame) this line up is pretty awesome. It’s a long vid, but I think I got the numbers right if you want to skip the intros.
Was (Not Was) – 04:22, 21:16
Sonny Rollins – 08:30, 30:16
Leonard Cohen – 13:45, 34:30
Ken Nordine – 26:07.

That should hold you for a while. Be back here tomorrow for more amazing and astounding inanity.

The .GIF Friday Post No.410 – Anti-Traffic Pup, Stump-Pull Fail & Shootin’ The Urban Curl

Friday, 23 October 2015

WindWarrior

Pulling A Stump

Urban-Surfing

[Found here, here and here.]


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