Yearly Archives: 2012


I was doing some cyber shopping the other day and stumbled across a figurine of a xmas character I had never heard of before.  Now, I pride myself on being a custodian of REAL xmas lore since it has become such a convoluted and distorted tradition based on both secular / pagan […]

And I thought the Krampus was Creepy



Candy Corn makes me think of Halloween.  I love the stuff. I know I am weird.  Most folks hate it. It is chicken feed for Halloween. Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years. George Renninger, an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented the popular confection in […]

Chicken Feed for Halloween




I have posted about Vincent Price before.  It is at this time of the year that Mr. Price’s incredible body of work seems to have its greatest impact.  That being said, I want to point out my favorite Vincent Price Characters and the movies in which he plays them.  Enjoy! […]

Veritable Vincent Video Varia


toil and trouble
SCENE I. A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.  Sound of thunder,  Enter the three Witches. ALL Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.      Those of you that are fascinated with the darker side of life will no doubt like me be very interested […]

Double, Double, Boil and Bubble


Fall Geekery is upon us.  I have not had much of a penchant for blogging lately but in October the winds change and the temperature drops and my geek blood runs hot with Halloween fever.  I typically try to fill the month of October with all manner of odd and […]

Well, It is October the first.


mungo
Recently I was privileged to have received a promotion where I work.  I was promoted from the ranks of telephone support to product manager.  I still speak with customers on a regular basis and I still do support in a higher level and more specialized way. I just don’t take […]

If you can’t do these 6 things you should not ...



I was talking with a friend at lunch today.  We were discussing the various marketing strategies employed by restaurants to attract their assumed target customers.  The topic of older McDonald’s marketing in the form of funny characters came up.  They were supposedly intended to attract children.  Based on McDonald’s position […]

Why McDonald’s Really Should have Scared the Hell out of ...



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I have heard it said that what makes a conservative superior to liberals is their religious faith—as if morality is impossible without religion and everything is indeed permitted, as the cliche has it. I wonder whether religious conservatives can spot the atheist among them by their deeds or, for that […]

Conservative Libertarian Atheist