Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you.

Just two short months after Gene Wilder's passing, we finally get around to celebrating him. And since it's Halloween, enjoy a five-minute version of Young Frankenstein.

81 comments:

zman said...

I saw Young Frankenstein on WPIX when I was maybe 8 years old and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd ever seen. It's almost 35 years later and I still find it hilarious. Either I have the mentality of an 8-year-old or it's a really good movie. Or both. Or as Dave would conclude, "it's probably a combination of the three."

Clarence said...

Jamie Collins traded from the Patriots to the Browns. Penthouse to the outhouse.

rob said...

belichick is a vengeful god

TR said...

Wife ordered me to take off the Ken Bone ensemble. Said it made me look creepy, not funny.

It's the first year I'm not with the kids in the 'hood. I'm parked at home w/ tunes cranking and beers. I could get used to this.

Dave said...

i just put up ian as eleven from starnger things on facebook . . . he's a spitting image

Mark said...

Halloween on Monday sucks. Cramping my cocktail while trick or treating style. Halloween should always be on a Friday or Saturday.

rob said...

just saw a dude with a 'kindness matters' bumper sticker flicking off a pro-trump group in my town. fuck everything.

Dave said...

agreed. i overdid the tequila-instead-of-beer plan on saturday and i'm declining to do my normal halloween imbibing.

zman said...

zson collected an inordinate amount of candy within a 15 house radius of home. "I'm done" he said, "let's go have juice boxes." Didn't make it to TR's.

Dave said...

my wife is pissed at me because i didn't force ian to wear an undershirt under his pink dress, so he's probably freezing to death

TR said...

Halloween should be the last Saturday in October. I'm three deep, but a 515 AM wake-up and three straight 15-hour days coming at me this week is killing my buzz.

The most amusing thing happening right now is the Indian guy yelling at kids running thru his garden to get to the next-door house. He yells every time and they all run thru it, because Halloween.

It's cold as balls in NJ. It was 75 degrees y/day afternoon.

zman said...

Both zkids are bouncing off the walls, high on sugar and corn syrup.

TR said...

I nibbled a wee bit of magic gummy. Not bouncing off a wall though.

Whitney said...

Could result in early candy depletion, TR.

Danimal said...

1st year w the golf cart halloween. Worth it's weight in gold.

Danimal said...

On Halloween. And its.

Danimal said...

Agreed on the Monday night Halloweens. It's bullshit. The difference between last year and this....whoa. We live in a new community, loaded with young families like ourselves. Virtually no cars, lots of golf carts, and one out of 15 houses or so with treats for the adults. Not this year on the latter which is fine cuz I gotta go to work.

Mark said...

Agree on the last Saturday of October for Halloween. Better for all involved parties.

Mark said...

Last year the neighborhood was packed. And many houses were serving. Nearly every parent walking with kids had a drink. Sparse crowds this year and plenty of empty houses. Halloween on Monday can suck it.

I had one talboy beer. Didn't even finish it. Will probably have a bourbon to go with a little candy later.

TR said...

Upon further thought, it should be the last Friday. Always better when kids have school that day. That allows parents to have their own adult costume party night.

Danimal said...

Yeah. That works. Is this a movement? How do we make this happen? Rob...don't you hang out with police chiefs and supreme court justices?

Mark said...

I'm fine with that too. Though I've never done a costume party and I don't care if I ever do. I won't take that away from other adults though.

Whitney said...

Dave has been crusading for over a decade to have Super Sunday to become Super Saturday. That's arguably a lower hurdle and Dave has failed miserably. Not optimistic for All Hallows' Eve to get moved, even though I wholeheartedly approve.

Whitney said...

Sorry for the lousy grammatical typo. Jamming myself.

Clarence said...

Bring on the rugby:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/the-nfl-is-becoming-more-disturbing-than-appealing-and-tv-viewers-are-tuning-out/2016/10/31/71466610-9f95-11e6-a44d-cc2898cfab06_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_jenkins-0605pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory


"An analyst at The Big Lead ran a database check of profootballreference.com and discovered that offensive holding penalties have increased by fully 43 percent since 2011, and defensive pass interference is up by 45 percent over the same period."

That quantifies the complaints many people have. It's annoying. And save annoying for chores, or work, or traffic, or talking to Dave. This is supposed to be leisure.

Clarence said...

Pink Floyd's album Meddle, 45 years old yesterday. Some of you might recall a standout track from it. It was called "One of These Days."

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pink-floyd-meddle/

Whitney said...

Nice, Clarence.

rob said...

nice, whitney

Clarence said...

Nice, Rob.

zman said...

I used to work in a laboratory and at the end of certain experiments we had to kill and dissect the rats used in the experiments. I would always start those experiments by quoting that song to the rats.

mr kq said...

I used to work in Chicago, in a department store.. and IMHO, Fearless is the best track on Meddle.

Dave said...

this is some good work-- halloween on a friday and the super bowl on a saturday.

gtb should be in charge of secular holiday policy.

thanksgiving seems to work as is.

Whitney said...

Please just don't mess with Squirrel Appreciation Day (January 21).

zman said...

When is Mess With Squirrel Day? Am I too old to see RTJ?

Danimal said...

My first Twin Peaks experience happening now. A "classier" Hooters with a lodgey feel and way better tv/sports viewing. For you ladies out there, great place to pick up guys....target rich.

Mark said...

I'm going to see RTJ. I'm younger and better looking than you but I think you can get away with it.

zman said...

There was a Hooters in Twin Peaks? Did Shelly work there? Or Rollergirl?

Danimal said...

I had not one but two bowls of venison chili. Outstanding I say!

Clarence said...

RTJ... Okay, I first thought you meant Robert Trent Jones, and my dumb first thought was is anyone too old for his courses?

I knew Zman didn't intend a reference to a ring type joint, nor a request to join, since he's already a GTB member.

For Danimal's sake he might've meant Road to Jacksonville, a southern rock e-zone based out of . . . wait for it . . . France. Nah.

For the purposes of not having this blog shut down, I want to believe he didn't mean Reif-Treifft-Jung, a German dating service translated as "mature meets young." We do not condone, Z.

Then there's the Rodrigues Triple Junction, also known as the Central Indian [Ocean] Triple Junction (CITJ) is a geologic triple junction in the southern Indian Ocean where three tectonic plates meet: the African Plate, the Indo-Australian Plate, and the Antarctic Plate. The triple junction is named for the island of Rodrigues which lies 1,000 km (620 mi) north-west of it. Could be...

Okay, I actually figured it out for real right after my Robert Trent Jones senior moment.

Reduce the Juice!

Mark said...

Danimal- you excited about the name change of your local minor league baseball team?

I'm all for unique team names, especially in minor league sports, so I fully support the change from Jacksonville Suns to Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.

rob said...

see, that kind of news should be a post. postcount!

Mark said...

The Jumbo Shrimp merchandise is fantastic. There's at least a 90% chance I order their away hat.

rootsminer said...

Heads up Old 97s fans - just saw some artwork for this show, coming to the musical boomtown of Rocky Mount, VA. It's a bit out of the way, but a really great venue.

http://harvester-music.com/event.cfm?id=250429&cart

zman said...

Do any of you refer to emails as "notes"? It drives me nuts when people ask "Did you see my note?" when they're referring to an email. It drives me even more nuts when people suggest "Perhaps we should send them a note" because it's unclear whether you want me to prepare a formal letter on letterhead, or if you want me to scribble something on the back of a napkin, or, now, if you want me to send them an email.

Imprecision!!

TR said...

I call them dittos. Suck it, Zman!

rob said...

just placed an order for jumbo shrimp merch with my jax-based sister. go shrimp!

TR said...

A co-worker of mine is on an airplane right now, flying to Chicago for a client dinner at a sports bar. Meanwhile, I will be working until 9-10 PM at my desk, going home, and then waking up at 5 AM tmrw. Not fair.

Clarence said...

Charlie Sheen is being flown into Game 7 by Cleveland entrepreneurs Bobby George of Corporate Management Group & Tony Madalone owner of apparel company Fresh Brewed Tees. Said Madalone: "We're die hard Clevelanders and wanted to do this for the fans."

That rather amuses me. If the PA person doesn't play X's version of "Wild Thing" . . . well, they should.

zman said...

You should send them a note to that effect. Sorry, it was low-hanging fruit.

Clarence said...

Emails are so 90's, Z.

Dave said...

i'm late today, but i just put up a miraculous sentence

Squeaky said...

Good news, new album coming from Japandroids. Bad news, January. New single sounds pretty good.

https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/product/near_to_the_wild_heart_o

Danimal said...

Read the Shrimp news last night on the tweeter. Jax haters were hating cuz that's what they do. And admittedly, when I first saw it I thought, that's terrible. But I slept on it and woke up with a Jumbo Shrimp shaped and sized stiffy. I'm hoping this motivates someone in the Jags front office to at least rethink the helmets for next season.

zman said...

Mark twat a photo of the Shrimp hat. Quite fly, although it sort of looks like the shrimp is holding a gun. Maybe that's intentional.

Dave said...

so apparently ian went viral yesterday, with his eleven likeness,. my students saw him on ifunny

Danimal said...

So umm, just took the dog out for a poop. He pooped in neighbor's yard as he does. Dark out. Used phone to locate poop. Dropped phone right in the poop, screen side. Poop.

Whitney said...

Just out of the gate, the Cubs appear to be ready to end the skid.

Whitney said...

Cleveland sure is making a lot of mental and fundamental mistakes for a Franconia team.

rob said...

that's a shame

rob said...

from a fundamental mistake perspective

zman said...

Still feels like the Cubs could lose this in a historically painful manner.

Whitney said...

Less so now

Danimal said...

Oh my goodness.

Danimal said...

What z said.

zman said...

That's what I'm sayin.

TR said...

Let's not forget Chapman is a lady hitter. Hard to root for him.

TR said...

Stop reading my comments, Joe Buck.

zman said...

Good gravy.

Mark said...

Kind of feel bad for Cuba fans. Not for Chapman though. Not in the least.

zman said...

Cuba Gooding Jr.?

Whitney said...

Maddon's gonna get skewered (more) for pitching Chapman last night.

TR said...

For reals, Whit. It's possible Chapman would've spit the bit either way, but pitching him last night was D-U-M dumb.

Whitney said...

Who here is all in until the end of this game?

rob said...

i was, right until they pulled out the tarp. keep fighting the good fight.

grady little thinks joe maddon's had a rough couple of nights.

Whitney said...

Come on, little buddy. This is a sports memory in the making.

zman said...

Fuck this rain delay.

Whitney said...

Removing the tarp. Let's do this.

Whitney said...

Wow

rob said...

made it to the end after all. that was something. maddon is lucky as hell that his overmanagement didn't cost the cubs the series.

Danimal said...

History was meant to be recorded

Shlara said...

I woke up to see the last out.
Now that the karma gods have taken care of the Cubs, they need to focus their energy on W&M basketball