🎃 Halloweens Past

Terrifying Old School Halloween Costumes

halloween-bigheads

Before the standardization and commercialization of costumes.

halloween-coneheads

More at the link.

h/t WeirdDave on the Ace of Spades OverNight Thread

Halloween with the Bluebird of Bitterness:
Experts warn psychopaths may try to give your kids candy corn on Halloween
Getting into the spirit
Wednesday weirdness — Halloween edition

Also:
Halloween 2018 with Other People’s Videos

Further viewing from Oct 2016:
Mindful Webworkshop Episode #12 – Party Time

Real Scary Stuff

Wouldn’t it be fun to have an Electron Microscope?

from Long Short Report

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Additional recommended scary season viewing:
Getting into the spirit by bluebird of bitterness

You could get a really close look at a snowflake!
from DesignBoom.com

Witness a diatom, a type of photosynthetic algae
which builds an intricate glass shell,
smaller than the width of a human hair.

from Kate Barber on Pinterest

Get up close to a coccolithophore – a unicellular, eukaryotic phytoplankton.
from San Francisco State University Electron Microscopy Facility

You could look at pollen and marvel at why it’s so irritating.

from Wikipedia

Relax! It’s only a Butterfly tongue!

from Wikipedia

On the other hand… Continue reading “Real Scary Stuff”

Weasel on a Woodpecker

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A classic photograph, of which I was reminded by Weird Dave on the Ace of Spades Overnight Thread.

The story behind the woodpecker-riding weasel

at EARTH TOUCH NEWS: “As much as we’d love to say this weasel is embarking on an epic journey atop his very own luck dragon, what Le-May actually witnessed was a failed attempt at lunch.”

Listen To Your Gut Feelings

On Wednesday, Koeberle Bull of Lumberton, N.J., woke up to a racist message on Facebook from a man in Kentucky. “It was really vulgar — he called my kids the N-word and hoped terrible things for them,” Bull tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

The mom of three biracial children, ages 16, 11, and 8, was especially concerned about the man’s profile picture in which he showed off a gun, so, going on a “gut feeling,” she called her local police station and filed a report. …

Local and state police followed the mom’s tip, and on Thursday, officers drove to the home of a 20-year-old man named Dylan Jarrell, just as he was leaving his house with more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest, a firearm, a 100-round high-capacity magazine, and a “detailed plan of attack.” He was headed toward two school districts in Anderson County and Shelby County

Mansize Kleenex

‘Mansize’ Tissues Rebrand ‘Large’ after Feminist Twitter Complaints — Breitbart

LONDON (AP) — Kleenex will re-brand its “Mansize” tissues after consumers complained the name was sexist — touching off a social media conversation about what’s in a name.

We used to buy these decades ago, then they seemed to disappear. I searched online a few years ago and was surprised to discover they were still being sold in the UK.

I appreciated the larger size because I always grab two regular size tissues.

To blow my nose!

kleenex-mansize

#FakeBombs

Not to take this blog into the roiling, boiling political waters, but I figure if the unofficial chaplain of Ace of Spades found this amusing, it’s safe enough.

107 There’s nothing funny about bombs, of course, but I have to say this fake bomb meme made me laugh:

https://tinyurl.com/y9du26o7

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 25, 2018 08:05 AM (AllCR)

so-fake-bomb

4chan got sent bombs too – many more silly examples

Dragon Energy

I know I swiped featured a pic from Bookworm’s Japan tour, just a few days back, but I had to feature this dragon. You should see the rest of the pics.

After a couple of hours of much-needed rest, we hit the Osaka nightlife. Las Vegas will, forever more, look staid and boring by comparison.

From sublime to insane — Kyoto days to Osaka nights

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