6968 – lonely Tylenol is a palindrome

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Hooray for Lite-Brite!


Nuts. I just wrote a longy-long Halloween entry, and poofadoodle. Looks like LJ played a Halloween Trick on me. Just the quickie highlights and archives, then.


Tommy Vu say “You a Loooozuh!” < - flashback to 1992 or so.
Timewarp. All the stuff in my house recalibrates itself except for my TV, which serves as an alarm clock. So, up I am an hour earlier than is necessary to switch phones over to the other tech. I figure it’ll be easier to stay up now than go back to bed and wake up in an hour. After that, ol’ bedski’s mine for an extra hour or two.. whatever feels right to sleep into.


Halloween Resources!


Nifty Chess game shows the logic of how it plays.


I wonder why Man-Bat didn’t get all kinds of cool man-based gizmos… A Man-mobile, man-cave, the “Man Signal” or Manarangs?

Man-Bat

Thank goodness athat all major transforming monsters kep their pants on, for dignity’s sake. It wouldn’t do to have the Hulk, Mr. Hyde, Man-Bat or Wolfman running around with their winkies flapping in the wind.


Holy Cow… I really hope the last episode of the Venture Brothers really is the *last* episode. What a perfect way to end the series. I would have no problem buying the 14-episode set should it actually come out on DVD.


Go in peace, dear journal.


Archives –

1 year ago – Victorian Halloween Card, Landlord selling the triplex, Sore throat, La Historia del mamut, remembering my father, virus, Halloween Quiz

2 years ago – Assorted pictures of Newt, Cows, Baby Clowns and the Sky, Movie Halloween safety tips, Avoided Mushroom House

3 years ago – Latex Gloves not the answer to mail, King Kong song, Prologue, Halloween CD, Free Flow, Costume Poll, Ambergris, SOP, No Trick or Treaters

4 years ago – One of many landlords to forget the gas bill, good vibes, Newt not as talky, more fetchy, Omar, Evil Test, PHC

6967 – flames, flames flames, on the side of my face.

Clue and Murder By Death is a great double feature. I never realized before that Eileen Brennan was in both!


I like the idea of a scary cannibal ghost. First he scares you to death, and then he eats *your* ghost.


Still looking for a costume?

Printable vintage Star Wars Masks! ( Including Admiral Ackbar! It’s a TRAAAAAAP!!!) Maybe Dress Newt up as a Gamorrean Guard, too… after I photoshop the nose to be more Newtie-pink.

See also – Celeb-masks via forbes Maybe be Tolkien!


Young girls carrying signs with lipstick “kisses” on them bearing the slogan “HOTTIES FOR KERRY”. I wonder if that’s a national thing or a local phenomenon.


A lot of stuff has been pinging my bullshitometer lately. Work folk, primarily, but outside bits and pieces here and there. ADP is pretty much on her way out, I suspect.


Random Scotto Factoid, if my Mother had Married the guy she was dating before my Father, my last name would be Batstone.


Don’t do a search for “Vlad the Impaler” via online streaming video, unless you’re willing to filter out a bunch of porn. Ew!

6966 – brief before walkies

www.coh.artphobia.net – Badge Collections for City of Heroes


Well, they’re certainly marketing The Incredibles. Dang! and I thought Shrek and The Cat in the Hat were oversaturated.


An actual Virtual Pumpkin.. no jokes this time.


“Human or witch, or creature not mortal, all will be lost when they step through this portal.”

Where did I hear that… and why do I think Pauly Shore said it?


I finally got a chance to see Episode 8 of JLU. Nicely done. Doctor Fate, The Whole Green Lantern Corps, The Atom, and the rest of the gang. Not a bad use of Luthor, either. Interesting bit at the end in the Nelson’s tower.

6965 – PSA – Critters, this time!

Keep pets inside your home, especially on Halloween night. If pets are outside, keep them supervised and close to your side.

When walking your dog on Halloween, try to avoid large crowds of costumed people. Also, try to avoid having your dog lick the sidewalk where eggs or shaving cream have been dropped.

Chocolate is poisonous to animals. (Dogs especially but it will make cats sick.) After checking all candy for your children, put it out of reach of your pets’ reach.

If you are handing out candy, keep your pets in a room away from the front door so that they can’t get outside.

Keep yours pets away from lit jack-o-lanterns. Pets are often attracted by the light and could get burned.

6972 – TGIF [edit, I boogered my numbering!]

Looking forward to end of day. I’m ready to go back to bed.


I wonder if anyone’s ever carved a pumpkin to look like Robotman?


guild wars – in beta.. I’m going to try out a happy ranger/monk. it was a slow download, but the world is lovely. Navigation is a little unwieldy, but it’s fun to roam around.

If you see Scotto Bear there, give me a friendly wave!


Tron: The Rock OperaNerdy Lyrics ahoy!


z-a meme (via beaucoup kevin)

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6964 – PSA – Halloween Safety Tips

KNOW THE RULES. . .SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

1. Do not allow a child to go “Trick or Treating” alone. Be sure older children TAKE A FRIEND and an ADULT accompanies young children.

2. Be certain to accompany young children to the door of every house they approach.

3. Be certain that parents are familiar with every house and all people from which the children receive treats.

4. Children should be cautioned that they should NOT enter any home without prior permission from their parents.

5. Children should be cautioned not to approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless they know the owner and are accompanied by a parent.

6. Make sure that all children carry a glow stick or wear reflective clothing.

7. When using facial masks, make sure that children can see and breathe properly and easily.

8. All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant.

9. Children should be warned to NEVER approach any house that is not well lit and does not have a porch or “outside” light on.

10. Children should be cautioned to remember any suspicious incidents and report them to their parents and/or the proper official.

11. Children should be cautioned to run away from people who try to trick them with special treats.

12. Children should be instructed to scream and make a scene if anyone tries to grab them or force them, in any way, to go with them.

13. Parents should inspect all treats and dispose of anything that seems to have been tampered with, has been opened, or is not wrapped.

14. A good alternative to “Trick or Treating” is for parents to organize parties at home, in schools, or in community centers.

6963 – 3 more days ’till Halloween… silver shamrock.

ADP and Rhode Island are at odds. If things continue as they are now, I will likely be back on call a few more nights week, sometime soon.


Getting a lot of anony-discussion in my comments section about the weatherman-pedophile, despite the screening which usually scares folks off. I wonder if they’ve been reading my journal all along, or if I popped up on google, and I’m a forum of opportunity?


virtual punkin carve – via whims (don’t do it at work… there’s sound and cartoons)

I like the kitty-pumpkin! Speaking of gourds…

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CoH Punkinheads!

Pardon the naked-seeming superhero tushie in the foreground.


I’m looking forward to turning the clocks back, if only to get the illusion of extra sleep for a few days.

Having the sun up in the morning is nice too, but not really a requirement.


so… when did photobucket drop the free host amount from 100megs to 25 megs? yeesh. I’m glad I have my own site.


OCTOBER 27–A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46, told cops that he was simply exercising his “political expression” when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection. Seltzer allegedly drove up on a sidewalk and headed directly for Harris before swerving “at the last minute.” Harris told officers that “she was afraid for her life and could not move as the vehicle approached her,” according to the report. For his part, Seltzer–who’s a registered Democrat–told cops, “I intimidated them with the car. They were standing in the street.” He added, “I did not run them down, I scared them a little!” That explanation did not stop investigators from arresting Seltzer for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Harris, Florida’s former secretary of state, is best known for her role in the aftermath of the state’s disastrous 2000 presidential election.

via – http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1027042harris1.html


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6963 – 3 more days 'till Halloween… silver shamrock.

ADP and Rhode Island are at odds. If things continue as they are now, I will likely be back on call a few more nights week, sometime soon.


Getting a lot of anony-discussion in my comments section about the weatherman-pedophile, despite the screening which usually scares folks off. I wonder if they’ve been reading my journal all along, or if I popped up on google, and I’m a forum of opportunity?


virtual punkin carve – via whims (don’t do it at work… there’s sound and cartoons)

I like the kitty-pumpkin! Speaking of gourds…

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

CoH Punkinheads!

Pardon the naked-seeming superhero tushie in the foreground.


I’m looking forward to turning the clocks back, if only to get the illusion of extra sleep for a few days.

Having the sun up in the morning is nice too, but not really a requirement.


so… when did photobucket drop the free host amount from 100megs to 25 megs? yeesh. I’m glad I have my own site.


OCTOBER 27–A Florida man has been charged with attempting to run over controversial Republican congresswoman Katherine Harris with his Cadillac. According to the below Sarasota Police Department report, Barry Seltzer, 46, told cops that he was simply exercising his “political expression” when he drove his car at Harris and several supporters, who were campaigning last night at a Sarasota intersection. Seltzer allegedly drove up on a sidewalk and headed directly for Harris before swerving “at the last minute.” Harris told officers that “she was afraid for her life and could not move as the vehicle approached her,” according to the report. For his part, Seltzer–who’s a registered Democrat–told cops, “I intimidated them with the car. They were standing in the street.” He added, “I did not run them down, I scared them a little!” That explanation did not stop investigators from arresting Seltzer for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. Harris, Florida’s former secretary of state, is best known for her role in the aftermath of the state’s disastrous 2000 presidential election.

via – http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1027042harris1.html


Lawsuits pending after UTMB botched willed-body program Continue reading 6963 – 3 more days 'till Halloween… silver shamrock.

6962 – Tear-jets

A scarecrow in a graveyard. Headstones mixed with pumpkins. Would a scarecrow fend off a turkey vulture? I suspect a carrion-feeder would be drawn to a stationary body.


Cliff Steele lost Kay Challis, and that’s a crime. They should be somewhere on DTW, discovering new things about each other and the world every day.

“I prefer New Guinea, it looks like a turtle.”


I wonder if in this age of the blue-screens, DVD and cable, if anyone will know what television static is, 20 years from now. No white noise, no ocean metaphors. Is radio static next to go?

People still know 10-codes form CB radio. and make little “Brsshkt” noises when talking on play radios. Will little kids in the future make that chirpy-metro phone radio noise instead, like a star trek communicator?


City of Heroes will be Halloweenificated this weekend. all mission doors will be unlocked, and they’ll be handing out tricks (Halloweeny monsters to fight) or treats (inspirations, random temporary powers, and the like)

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Witches in groovy hats!

I’m looking forward to fighting punkinheads. Sorry, GP.


I find myself wondering if my blood is really red inside my veins. Lately I’ve been picturing it as a sort of an electric blue, rather than the bright fire-engine of the stuff with oxygen, or the darker crimson of the fluid that needs replenishing. When I look at the blue veins pulsing on my wrists, it’s hard not to think of how life pushes itself around from place to place. The circulatory system is pretty amazing. I’m glad that I have one, and that it works. Something in my mind draws a picture of all of my blood gathering up, and pulsing behind my eyes, making them as blue as they are.

I think about fight or flight, and being able to squirt blood from my eyes as a defense mechanism, like a horned lizard.

That’d cause someone to think twice, eh? Glowing, electric blue blood fired from my tear ducts… maybe high pressure would treat it like a super soaker… get maybe 5-10 yards out of it?

Great…next time someone bugs me, I just know that I’ll imagine coating them with seawater-warm eye-blasts. Blinding bright at first, but fading fast to dark blueberry stains as they dry.

That should scare anyone off, stun them enough for me to get away… or to commit blunt skull trauma with whatever weapon of opportunity avails itself.

I guess that means that Newt has amber eye-blood-beams.

Sakes, that’d make for a messy house when squirrels or raccoons are around.

Newtie-battle turns to chin-love.