mark a rayner: Rejected Halloween-Themed Cereals

After the success of Count Chocula, Boo-berry and Frankenberry, cereal executives everywhere were on the look out for new Halloween-themed cereals. Alas, these never made it to market, though the last entry did make it to the packaging design phase. (This happens BEFORE taste testing, I should note.) 10. Candy Corn Pops 9. Werewolf Balls ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trumpkin and the Scariest Halloween Ever

Well one thing's for sure, this is going to be the scariest Halloween ever. What with the monstrous Trumpkin scaring the bejesus out of kids and adults alike.But sadly, I don't think I'll be joining in the festivities.Because for starters it seems I don't have the right costume…Read more »

Alberta Politics: Clown costumes verboten today in Fort Mac schools … but are Canadians safe when costumed mimes can walk our streets?

PHOTOS: Mump and Smoot, Edmonton’s clowns of horror. They’re not welcome in Fort McMurray’s public schools today. Below: Something new to worry about … the New York subway’s Mime of Horror! Another photo of Mump and Smoot, from their Facebook page just like the one above, no doubt reacting the way I do to the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Halloween costume ideas for Canadian digital rights activists

You’re a digital rights activists and are struggling to pick the right Halloween costume? Dave Maass, an investigative researcher with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, suggests facial recognition paint, stingrays, privacy badger, patent troll, and certbot. A Guy Fawkes mask would do too. The post Halloween costume ideas for Canadian digital rights activists appeared first on ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Spooktacular Interlude – The Monster Mash

Well, it is that time of year again, and nothing really says ‘Halloween’ like the good ole Monster Mash.  I’ve found a couple versions, but I like the original the best. Sometimes updated for the times isn’t always a good thing.  I’m with down with Frank’s opinion in the ‘modern’ Monster Mash. “Monster Mash” is ...

Alberta Politics: Scary news for Halloween: Never mind Harper Derangement Syndrome; Notley Derangement Syndrome is a real thing!

PHOTOS: Deficit rode a pale horse … as seen by some Albertans in the skies over Edmonton. Below: Rachel Notley, and Pierre and Justin Trudeau, who are all thought by sufferers of various forms of conservative delusional personality disorder to have economic superpowers. Below them: Two guys who for some reason love being photographed with ...

Left Over: Fear is Just a Four Letter Word….

Which film or TV show scared you most as a child? Jekyll and Hyde’s writer Charlie Higson said ‘I’ve always maintained it is good to scare children.’ Photograph: ITV plc Open thread  Guardian Tuesday 27 October 2015 13.14 GMT   The funny thing is, I loved what were considered ‘scary’ pictures when I was a kid..not ...

PostArctica: A Mask For Halloween

From around 2007. Turcot was a playground for me. I often had the thought that this would have been a pretty cool location for kids to explore. And I remembered the Monster Cards that were popular when I was in elementary school and all the legends about various Monster sightings in Verdun. So one day ...

PostArctica: A Mask For Halloween

From around 2007. Turcot was a playground for me. I often had the thought that this would have been a pretty cool location for kids to explore. And I remembered the Monster Cards that were popular when I was in elementary school and all the legends about various Monster sightings in Verdun. So one day ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Hollow Men – Poem and Commentary, for All Hallow’s Eve

Want something spooky, even terrifying, for Halloween? Read this. The Hollow Men: I think this truly epic poem (one place where the word is meaningfully used) should be read at least once a year, if not once a month, just to remind ourselves of what is actually going on. It speaks volumes, like few other ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: The Hollow Men – Poem and Commentary, for All Hallow’s Eve

Want something spooky, even terrifying, for Halloween? Read this. The Hollow Men: I think this truly epic poem (one place where the word is meaningfully used) should be read at least once a year, if not once a month, just to remind ourselves of what is actually going on. It speaks volumes, like few other ...

Montreal Simon: My Scary Halloween in Harperland

Well I'm glad Halloween is over, because it really is a challenge trying to scare people in Harperland.Where every day is Halloween and scarier than  the day before. Especially if you're forced to run or hop around in a bunny suit that's at least two sizes too small. And people laugh at you instead of scream.But ...

PostArctica: Hallowe’en

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Horrible Halloween Nightmare

OMG. When I saw those Con zombies going past my place last night, for a moment I thought they were after me eh?  But it turned out it was only the Ford Nation on their way to the Con convention, and they were after Steve.But he wasn't too happy to see them eh?Because now he has to meet his ...

Cowichan Conversations: Old Lady Hawkins- A True Ghost Story

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Halloween, such a special night many of the folks in stores were in costume. Valley View Pharmacy staff went all out and even the pharmacists were decked out in elaborate outfits. Fun stuff! I realized that I had yet to grab pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns and so I picked over the remains at ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Dr. Tundra versus the flashmob zombies

Dr. Maximilian Tundra had never felt so paranoid. Earlier that day he’d lost his medical license; luckily, he also had a PhD in biochemistry, so he would still get everyone call him “doctor”. But it was the loss of easy … Continue reading →

LeDaro: Stephen Harper is getting ready for Halloween

He always likes to give himself plenty of time. Remember he prorogued Parliament for quite a few times.

Montreal Simon: The Great Con Halloween Drag Show

OMG. This is HUGE.It's the Party of the Year !!!!The Cons are going to hold their convention, and unveil their new look, onHALLOWEEN !!!!! The Conservative Party's national policy convention has been rescheduled to Oct. 31, according to party president John Walsh, who issued a written statement on Friday.But although I LOVE Halloween parties, I fear ...

The Scott Ross: A Devil Of A Valentine

On the face of it Saint Valentine is a pretty odd fellow, after all how many saints have days promoting procreation named after them? There really is only one other figure who shares such a dichotomy, who like St.Valentine had one of the most holiest of titles yet himself was the most profane. He too ...

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Halloween Nightmare

I'm quite sure that when he was a callow youth Halloween was Stephen Harper's favourite holiday.A day when he could bully and scare other kids to death, and get away with it.Just like he now horrifies decent Canadians, every day of the year.Read more »

Impolitical: Harper Halloween video

In case you missed it. Unfortunately, there is no sound. Or, fortunately because it looked a little too awkward of a photo-op and likely wasn’t too festive. On the right of Harper there, in the costumes…I think that’s Fantino in the blue overalls/red shirt, maybe Diane Finley in the striped get up, and looks like ...

Trashy's World: No one does scary better than this guy!

Yikes! It’s Jason!!!! (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How do you celebrate Halloween on your home planet?

Why would you think that we even have the same ridiculous pagan rituals on the great and glorious planet of Neecknaw? I mean, it’s insulting! We’re not some backwards little planet, sitting safely away from the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: Have a Happy Patriarchal Halloween

That whole male-gaze/female objectification thing is soooooo out to lunch.   Go to the Tumblr to see the rest. Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Halloween, Male Gaze, Objectification of women, Sexist Costumes

Trashy's World: Sandy…

… such an innocent sounding name… doesn’t sound at all like a hurricane. I think of “Sandy” and this is her: NOT this: Who thinks up these names, anyhow? Might be an interesting Tuesday, by the look of it… and dressed up witches might do some real flying on Halloween! (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario