Friday, October 31, 2008

Wes Craven | Halloween 2008 Video endorsing Obama . . .

Wes Craven, the master of the horror film trilogy Nightmare on Elm Street starring the iconic Freddy Krueger has produced a YouTube film for Halloween 2008. There is no fright here but an episode urging everyone to vote.

How nice of such a busy man to take the time to urge people to do their civic duty and vote. Watch closely; he appears to favor Obama.

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Jack 'O Lantern Grilled Cheese Halloween Snack . . .

Isn't this the cleverest open-faced grilled cheese you've ever seen?

Let your goblins cut the shape of a Jack 'O Lantern face out of a slice of cheddar cheese. Place it on a toasted English muffin and smear it with a smidge of barbecue sauce. Broil until cheese is melted and add a little green onion stem.

This would be good for a quick dinner for excited trick or treaters who won't/can't sit still for a complete meal. They are just going to be sick later anyway after eating all that candy.
Found @ Prudence Pennywise

Make the BEST HALLOWEEN MASK EVER (free download) . . .

I love this DIY paper craft (with tutorial) so much. You will be the hit of any Halloween Party holding this up to your face!

Say goodbye to uncomfortable plastic masks or sweaty (and ill-smelling) latex hoods. Put a little craft into your costume this year and have a ghoulishly good time doing it.

Full instructions.

Download template.

Photo: Jeff Rudell

Wishing you an Old-Fashioned Hallowe'en

Here's hoping you survive the vampires, ghosts and goblins, and that your treat bags are filled to the top.

I scanned this image from a 2001 Martha Stewart Living. It's simply BOOOtiful, isn't it?

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween from a Pumpkin's viewpoint . . .

The Life and Death of a Pumpkin.
A very creative video. You'll never carve a jack-o-lantern again without feeling its pain!

Wash Tubs Painted for Halloween . . .

What a cute idea. Paint the bottoms of your wash tubs and hang them up for Halloween!

Candidates' Communication Tools . . .

Thanks, fubiz.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Gingerbread Skeleton Cookies . . .

HAPPY HALLOWEEN...Make some of these cookies for Friday's big holiday if you have time. These are cut with a standard Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter and iced like skeletons. Aren't they wonderful?

One of my readers (Gal Friday) was inspired by this post and she made a whole batch of skeletons and one ghost. See her cookies here.

Guaranteed to please the most discriminating trick or treater. Get recipe.
Found @ Heidi Kenney via Living Small

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Written laws and spiders' webs . . .

"Written laws are like spiders' webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and the poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful."
(6th century Greek philosopher)

"Laws, like the spider's web, catch the fly and let the hawk go free." Spanish Proverb

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The check is in the mail . . .

Portrait of #44 is ready to hang . . .

Images by Jonathan Horowitz via Ready for the House

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oh No! | First Snow of the Season . . .

I am definitely not ready for this. I am sure it will stop snowing just as quickly as it started (I hope). The same thing happened last year before the leaves were off the trees; but in 2007 it was a blizzard. I don't think this flurry will be that bad. This is just a preview of what's to come.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Vintage Halloween Greetings . . .

BOOOO! I found a few really nice vintage Halloween postcards while surfing the internet last week. The last one is my favorite. Which one do you like best?

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FREE DOWNLOAD | 2008 Presidential Halloween Masks . . .

Choose your candidate. Some Halloween fun for the office, school, or home.
(If you don't want to wear your mask you can glue or tape a paint stirring stick on the back and just hold it up to your face.)

This is an Equal Opportunity Download for OBAMA or McCAIN


Thanks ~

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Henry David Thoreau Advises Sarah Palin . . .

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Larry Roibal - Illustration

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hip Hop Video by MC Yogi | Obama '08 - Vote for Hope | it's awesome . . .

Obama '08 - Vote For Hope from MC Yogi on Vimeo.

I have never even heard of MC Yogi and I don't normally like rap music. In fact, I really dislike it. I do however like this wonderful video. It gave me chills. Watch it ~ you will be glad you did.

I don't even know how I found it...I was searching on Google for something entirely different. These things just FIND ME and I am so glad this one did. ENJOY!

Did you recognize Obama's inspiring speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention? Vote For Hope was written to encourage and inspire the hip hop generation—and everyone—to get involved, and contribute their time, energy, creativity, and other resources to be the change they want to see in the world. "Vote for Hope" was written by M.C. Yogi and produced by Robin Livingston. The "Vote for Hope" video was created at Ursa Minor Arts and Media in San Rafael, CA with chief animator James Curtis, using designs and direction from M.C. Yogi. Video funded and supported by grassroots donations.

MC Yogi rocks! Please consider putting this video on your blog. No need to link to me...just help get the message out!

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If it walks like a duck . . .

I have no idea what this photo is all about. There is a black thing almost floating in mid-air on desktop. Microphone, blackberry, big black crayon; what did McCain drop? Interesting weird body language.