Halloween in a Wind Storm!

Normally, I’d put this on my other blog, but since Halloween falls on a Bitchspot day, it’s going to wind up here this year.  I am now and have always been a huge Halloween nerd, I grew up building haunted houses and decorating the yard and scaring the crap out of all comers, back in […]

Should Kids Get Scared?

This seems like a pretty good topic for Halloween, so good in fact that I’ll do two posts on Saturday.  I subscribe to a couple of movie review YouTube channels and one of them is the Nostalgia Critic.  He’s usually funny, his reviews are entertaining, but you don’t turn to any of these channels for […]

What the Hell is Wrong with Feminists?

There’s apparently a big bruhaha going on over a Subway commercial where women are told to stop eating burgers and presumably eat Subway so that they’ll fit into sexy Halloween costumes.  There are women out there whining about how sexist it is that they’re expected to wear sexy costumes! How dare anyone suggest that! Well, […]

What Killed Halloween For Me

It seems that every year, I write a Halloween post, despondent over the current state of the holiday and wishing things were still the way they used to be, back in the day.  This isn’t just a case of “good old dayism”, where people have a convenient and nostalgic memory of the past, there have […]

Quickie Halloween Followup

Last night, my daughter got some silly handout from a local Catholic church, it’s a 3-inch wide flyer on the history of Halloween, English on one side, Spanish on the other.  Honestly, for the first half, it’s extremely historically accurate, it describes where the holiday came from, how begging for treats started, I’m pretty impressed […]

Halloween Night Out

With the kids out for the night, my wife and I decided to take a run down to one of the historic districts where they go all out with Halloween decorations.  We went just before dark to avoid the crowds, some of this probably looks a bit spookier at night.  This is the kind of […]

Blasphemous Halloween

In the distant past, I used to really love Halloween, it was my favorite holiday, even when I was a Christian.  I spent my childhood building elaborate haunted houses in my parent’s garage and driveway and I’d have 500+ people go through it, free of charge, on All Hallow’s Eve.  I did this for many, […]

I’ve Grown to Hate Halloween

I bring this up now for a couple of reasons.  Way, way back in the old days, I’d start planning and setting up for my annual Halloween haunted house right about now.  Yes, somewhere around the end of July, I’d shift into high gear and get everything I needed to build finished, plans finalized, etc.  […]