Ah Halloween, how I love you, let me count the ways.
- I always take the time to listen to Orson Welles WAR OF THE WORLDS Radio Broadcast from October 30, 1938-- it's been referred to as the night that panicked America. Welles had the idea to do a mock news interruption to announce an invasion from Mars as a ways of adapting HG WELLS story for his Mercury Theater on the Air Show. Trouble was if you didn't tune in for the opening of the show you thought you were listening to an actual news account of Martians invading New Jersey and people freaked. Personally, what's the big deal if we lose New Jersey, right? We can all laugh at the simpletons fooled by a Halloween prank but you need look no further than your local paper to see the latest freak out by college kids because someone dressed up as a clown and stood on a street corner.
- My favorite Halloween time candy is Candy Corn-- I didn't get any this year. I just couldn't bring myself to indulge. I did pick up some Halloween Oreos and they are almost as good.
- I love Halloween stuff-- especially vintage style stuff. I don't like Cutesy Halloween stuff though. Send that to your grandma.
- This is my favorite season, I love the cooler nights, the change of trees, the crispness of Fall.
- Football is my favorite sport but I've not watched a single game since the Patriots opener which I watched (sadly) on a plane from Boston to Portland Oregon. I refuse to watch a bunch of thugs kneel for the anthem-- there's no place for it in what's supposed to be entertainment. Instead I've been watching a youth flag football team that plays at a park next door.
- The neighbors have some killer Halloween decorations. We bring it but they make us look like kids.
- I don't know why they don't make Blow Mold Halloween decorations anymore. I would certainly by them.
- For Trick or Treaters I usually get candy I don't like-- it would be silly to have a pile of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups lying around so I get stuff I won't eat.
- This year we decided to watch a bunch of Horror Films we've never seen before as well as a few we've only seen once or twice. I've come to the conclusion that the VAST majority of horror films are utter trash-- and I don't mean because they're disgusting, but because they are boring and insipid.
Halloween is here, I'll put classic horror films from the 30s and 40s on while we make cookies for friends who will be stopping by. We'll be handing out candy and ordering some pizza for later on. It's a good time of year and I'm glad we still have Thanksgiving and Christmas to look forward to.