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Happy Easter one and all!

Posted: April 16, 2017 in General
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I just wanted to wish anyone who might be reading this a HAPPY EASTER! I’m not really a big holiday person, so I’m not going to say much! That’s pretty much it in fact! I got things to do! Anyone doing any driving today to spend time with family should definitely drive carefully though! I want everyone to be safe! and watch out for bunnies!

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Jack-o-lantern

Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday was Halloween, the night where children don spooky costumes, and run around the neighborhood pounding on doors and shouting “Trick-or-Treat” in order to get themselves some sweet gobs of sugary chocolate. Basically it’s the best childrens holiday since Christmas!

Well, this year I decided to write about all the horrifying costumes the kids wore as they galloped to my door with their bags open wide, demanding treats or be faced with trickery most foul. unfortunately I live on a busy street (akin to a highway really) with no streetlights! so, we don’t really get a lot of trick-or-treaters. Mainly just neighbors and the occasional kid who just doesn’t care about safety.

Point is, this is a shorter list than I expected it would be! However, here is the list anyway! I had a visit from the following monstrosities! A princess, A pirate girl, A boy wearing a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt and a Cowboy hat(I’m not sure if he was supposed to be a Dallas Cowboy or just a normal cowboy honestly), A Unicorn…Wait..Sorry..a RAINBOW Unicorn, A lumberjack, a generic Assassins Creed Assassin and for some reason a Snowman. I think it might have been that Snowman from the Disney movie “Frozen”, but since I am the last person alive on the planet who hasn’t seen it, I can’t say with any certainty.

Seriously though you guys, what the heck?!? When I was a kid we dressed up in spooky costumes! If not spooky, at least a monster! It was all about the Ghosts, Ghouls, Goblins and Gargoyles! Now it seems to have been replaced with “Who can be the cutest???”

Oh god! I never wanted to be one of those people who ever said “When I was a kid…” and lookit what you did to me Halloween?! You forced my hand! Forced me to play the old man card! Yanno, when you start throwing that phrase around you are only a few years away from peeking out your blinds and yelling at neighborhood children to get off your lawn!

Happy new year! 2012 has finally come, which means absolutely nothing really! I’m not sure why people make a big day out of it to be honest. I mean, the only significant aspect of the “Holiday” is switching out calendars, and trying to remember the new date when signing checks. Other than that, there’s absolutely nothing special about the day.

Well, except this year of course. Since, apparently, this is the final year mankind will exist! It’s the end of the world, and we’re all going to die, and this time, it’s true! All the other doomsdays? Those were just practice runs! Clearly, this is it ladies and gentleman! Why? It was predicted, that’s why!

I of course am being sarcastic. I do not think the world will end. Not this year anyway.

However, many people will tell you that it is. Of course, there is a good chance these people could be paranoid, and/or crazy.

Remember, this isn’t the first time people have cried doomsday. In fact, it just recently happened with the Rapture. It seems like it happens every year as a matter of fact. Most famously with the Y2K scare.

Anyway, the whole point of this post was to wish you a happy new year, if you celebrate it. So, Happy new year!

Scarrots! Eat 'em like junk food!

Image by Kristin Brenemen via Flickr

Believe it or not, a lot of people have never had the honor of having their house TPed, Their windows soaped or even had their door egged during Halloween! Well, if you are one of those people, and for whatever reason, you are trying to increase the odds of getting tricked, then I have a tip for you!

The tip? One word: Scarrots.

Scarrots is apparently a fun-size bag full of Baby Carrots. You know the bags I mean right? Like M&Ms come in, as well as other candies that get handed out to the little ghosts and devils who come knocking at your door shouting “Trick-or-Treat!”

Apparently, a bunch of carrot farmers have been trying to market Baby Carrots to the junk food craving crowed. They are attempting this by putting baby carrots in more mainstream junk food packaging. Some looks like bags of chips, other look like energy bar packaging. Their most recent attempt was of course Scarrots, in mini Halloween themed packages.

Scarrots however, aren’t all bad! They do come with a glow-in-the-dark press on tattoo, which might be enjoyable to some of the little tykes. Although overall, I think most kids would find this very disappointing. Scarrots, in my opinion is worse than opening your trick-or-treat bag, and finding pencils, a couple of pennies and a toothbrush!

I’m not sure how hard these Scarrots are being pushed, but locally the grocery store is pushing them quite heavily. In fact, today I went and picked up a couple of bags of candy for the trick-or-treaters, I then made my way up to the cashier, to pay for the goods. While I stood their waiting for my total, she looks at me and asks if I would be interested in purchasing a bag of Scarrots.

Now, I am not sure if this was being pushed so heavily, because nobody is buying them, or if grocery stores are trying to encourage people to provide healthier treats this year.

Either way, handing out bags of Scarrots, I firmly believe will increase your odds of getting tricked this year! Just sayin’

Reflected candy corn.

Image via Wikipedia

Halloween is almost upon us! It’s nearly time for all the little ghosts, ghouls and Goblins to come out to wreak havoc across the land! Are you prepared?!

Here’s a fun fact for you, Halloween is actually one of the only Holidays that I enjoy. Despite the fact, that I usually spend it alone, It is still my favorite Holiday. The reason for this? Well, there are a variety of reasons for this! First of all, It’s not really a family oriented Holiday like Easter, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Since, it doesn’t focus on family, I don’t find myself thinking about all people closest to me that I have lost. That’s always a good thing!

Another reason that I enjoy Halloween is the fact that it becomes much easier on October 31st, to find a good Zombie movie on Television! This year, with the start of The Walking Dead TV Series will be even better, because Honestly, the only thing better than a movie about Zombies, is a series about Zombies! Plus Halloween holiday episodes of Television shows are usually pretty snazzy too!

If those weren’t good enough reasons to love Halloween, I have just two words to say to you. Candy Corn. Yep, Candy corn, one of the best holiday candies ever created. Sure, it’s practically just pure sugar. Sure, it will rot your teeth out. Sure, it will probably put many people into a sugar coma. All that maybe true, but damn, is it worth it!

I remember, when I was a little tyke, I used to, like most children, attach the little bits of candy corn to my teeth, and pretend they were Fangs. I would then run around making silly little vampire statements like “I vant to suck yer blood!” in a cheesy Romanian accent. However, I believe the Phrase I prefered at the time was a quote from the movie Fright Night, “Your dinners in the oven!”, yea it was a stupid quote for a lame movie, but at the time I friggin loved it!

Anyway, I would probably run around for 15 mins or so, with my candy corn fangs. Honestly? I am surprised that my teeth being exposed that long to Candy Corn didn’t cause them to fall out! Hell, I suppose I am severely lucky that I still have teeth to call my own.

Tomorrow is Independence day here in America. It’s a day of hope, freedom, unity or something like that! I don’t know, I’m pretty sure it’s supposed to have some kind of deep meaning. To me, it’s always just meant watching fireworks blow up in the sky.

That’s pretty much it!

To be honest, I’m not much of a July 4th fan! Sure, when I was a wee tyke, I used to look forward to it. In fact, I used to go around singing a made-up song about the coming holiday! It was such an exciting holiday, that the only holiday cooler than it, was Christmas. As a child though, how can you not love independence day? Going to the beach, sitting around on blankets in the sand, watching fireworks explode into a multitude of colored sparks. That was great!

However, time passed and I grew up. Now its lost spiffiness and I look at the holiday from a different view. I see it as a holiday with increased traffic accidents, increased fires and increased injuries. When looking at the “Holiday” from that perspective, it tends to lose its magic.

On top of all that, this year Independence day falls on a Sunday, a day when the U.S. mail doesn’t run. However, due to the fact that banks and the post office don’t get a day off on July 5th, they will be observing independence day on the 5th, so they can still get an extra day off. This doesn’t really make sense. They can’t celebrate it on the 5th! They aren’t going to go out and light fireworks yelling “Happy belated independence day!”, whatever! I just want my mail!

[Comic Strip]

Happy Easter my Interwebs friends! Today of course is the day where the giant man-sized rabbit puts on his bow, goes out to his chicken coop to collect his magical Technicolor eggs, and then runs around the world hiding them in the yards of perfect strangers! Don’t over think it! It’s not supposed to make sense!

Anyway, here’s a little comic strip to help celebrate everyones favorite pastel holiday. No, not National 80’s Day! Easter!