Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

All previously posted elsewhere. Bottom image: Inverted color version of storm clouds photographed by Sol R. Land who is living somewhere in the bush with his dog.

2022 & 2021 Grumpkins

The missus butchered this year’s Grumpkin in record time, and not a single tricker treater showed up last night. On the plus side, we have about month’s worth of Reese’s and I know where they’re hidden.

For some reason, our last year’s Grumpkin butchery was never posted, so here it is:

Previous years’ Strutts  Grumpkins here.

Nictitating Hot Links

Jungle, The Nite Cats (1962) No information about this group, but the song is suitable for Halloween ambient neighborhood music. The Nite Cats recorded this wonder on the CPM (Consolidated Music Publishing) Records label, and it appears in several “jungle rock” compilations. The flip side of the 45rpm is Skip School Flu.

A Prayer.

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Dog gets it.

Reeperbahn.

Biddy Boys 1972.

Do the monster mask.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

Funeral greeting cards.

Halloween Safety (1977).

Someone ran over a bird.

Throat singer on the intercom.

A day in the life of a Twitter employee” is NOT a parody.
[h/t Bunkerville]

[Top image: No idea what that’s all about but I like it. Might be a still shot from a Netflix series that I haven’t watched. Found here. h/t Charlene.]


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Saturday Matinee Halloween Edition – Rebooted, David Lynch, Tom Waits & Alabama Black Snakes

“It’s not easy for a movie-star to age – especially when you’re a stop motion animated skeleton monster. Phil, once a terrifying villain of the silver-screen, struggles to find work in modern Hollywood due to being an out-of-date special effect.”

Article with “the making of” video here.

David Lynch does the creepo.

Who needs Halloween music when you got Tom Waits.  Little kids wouldn’t come near our house once they got within earshot of Bone Machine.

Alabama Black Snakes fit in with the theme.

Gonna be some pumpkin sacrificin’ around here, even if Halloween comes on a Monday this year. Have a good one, see you tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 754 – Eyebollard, Nightcat Zoetrope, Driving Mr. Boney & A Rorshach Crow

[Found here, here, here and here.]

Goons and Goblins

He lives here.

Pix2Pix is a simple fun AI to mess around with. Fairly intuitive, it creates grotesque images via a basic mouse- or pen-controlled paintbrush, with options for faces, scenes, facades, cats and shoes. Some examples:

One drawback: There’s no “undo” function, so either stop while you’re ahead or you get to start over. Be sure to screen cap your work if you want to save it.

What in the Samhain Hot Links


Cantina Blues, Kevin MacLeod (2008)His music is ubiquitous, he’s composed 1,000s of tunes and soundtrack material, and, because of his disdain for copyrights, he gives it away. Some of MacLeod’s work is free for download on his website, and a documentary is coming.


BOOGAH BOOGA!

Spooky Eye Cheeseball.

The Annual Pumpkin Roll.

Halloween decoration fails.

Samhain, Samuin & Samfuin.

Claude Raines costume (for Zoom).

Halloween Glow In The Dark Terrible Towel.

Thwarting body snatchers. [h/t Mme. Jujujive]

13th Floor Haunted House: “They kindly prepare you for what’s going to happen by telling you the legends, then letting you see how much worse the reality is.”
[More haunted attractions here.]

Not sure why anyone would want to avoid Halloween candy leftovers, but here’s a calculator.
[h/t Innocent Bystanders]

No masks, no clown or priest costumes, no corsets, no trick-or-treating for 14 year olds, no Sunday celebrations, no fake mustaches in church, no silly string. In some places, no Halloween PERIOD. Know the Halloween Laws.


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