Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Wednesday Addams grows up

October 30, 2021

The Addams Family was a popular 1964-66 TV series and a 1991 movie, based on Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons.  One of the characters was the little girl Wednesday Addams.

I didn’t know until the other day there was an adult Wednesday Addams series on YouTube.  I got a kick out of it, but unnfortunately it was terminated in the middle of second series because of copyright consideration.

This often happens for me.  I catch up with things after the world has passed them by.


Some ultimate jack o’lanterns

October 30, 2020



I never knew pumpkin carving was a recognized art, but it is.  For background information and pictures of more pumpkins, click on I’ve Been Carving Pumpkins for Over 10 Years, Here Are 23 of My Favorite Monster Pumpkins by Christian Russell.


A really frightening trick-or-treater

October 31, 2016


Source: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

A monster house in southern California

October 31, 2015


An artist named Christine McConnell spent four 12-hour days transforming her parents’ southern California home into this for Halloween.


A homemade dragon mask for Halloween

October 31, 2015


Source: Wintercroft Masks.

Unlike many of my neighbors, I don’t take much trouble over Halloween.  But this looks pretty cool.


DIY Geometric Paper Masks for Halloween by Wintercroft Masks for Bored Panda.

We Organized An Eerie Halloween Photo Shoot Wearing Hand-Made Masks by Wintercroft Masks for Bored Panda.

The Halloween costume

October 31, 2013


Click on Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal for more Zach Weiner cartoons.

The Halloween concert

October 31, 2013

hauntedorchestra-blogClick on INCIDENTAL COMICS for more drawings by Grant Snider.

Teenage paranormal romance

October 30, 2012

When I visit my local Barnes & Noble store, I see young adult sections expanding, and genres of especial interest to teenagers, such as manga, also taking up an increasing percentage of the shelf space.  Many people my age complain that teenagers these days aren’t interested in reading, and this, I guess, proves us wrong.

But what I don’t get is the two sets of bookshelves devoted to the category of “teenage paranormal romance,” most of which seem to be about teenage girls falling in love with vampires and werewolves.  I can understand the appeal of the Harry Potter books.  I would have loved to have read something like this as a boy.  I can understand the appeal of the Hunger Games books.  They speak to current conditions.   I can understand wanting to be a vampire slayer.   But a vampire’s lover?  I don’t get it.  If you’re a teenage American girl, or know teenage American girls, maybe you can explain.