Posts categorized “Holiday”

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Silent Night” by William Shatner & Iggy Pop

Holy… <b>night</b>…

Holy… night

From the recent album Shatner Claus comes “Silent Night.”

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good Shat.

Categories: Holiday, Music, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Celebrate the Holidays by Watching Fools Act Like Idiots: Fools Play Returns to Olympia This Saturday!

'Tis the season… FOR LAUGHTER…

‘Tis the season… FOR LAUGHTER…

Just in time for the Holidays, a classic Fools Play extravaganza featuring a combination of short and longer improvised comedy scenes presented by a talented cast who are endlessly passionate about providing ridiculous characters, stories, situations and music in a completely original show.

Details:
Fools Play Improv in December in Olympia (Faced Book event)
Saturday, December 15th 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
All-ages, only $5!

I will see you there/then!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Holiday, Olympia.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

For Your Hallowednesday Listening Pleasure: “That’s Halloween” by Duplex Planet

October 1993

October 1993

Happy Halloween!

Categories: Holiday, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Halloween Book Review: “Goosebumps: Welcome to Sand Hands”

My God, they're made of sand…

My God, they’re made of sand…

This Halloween season, why not get spooked the heck out? Really, WHY NOT? Is there a better way to get spooked the heck out than by reading a supernaturally spooky book? What book series is more spooky than Goosebumps? Especially a choose-your-own-adventure Goosebumps!?

O gosh, reading this book made me scared that I would die of fear or scares that I might die.

In this book you take on the role of a spooked-the-heck-out teenager (though if you choose one path you skip to when he’s way growed up) who is scared of pretty much everything, and is spookily attracted to his cousin Zoe (she’s just as tall as you are, and she has the most amazing scent you’ve ever seen. Sometimes you bump into her on purpose). Also you might be attracted to your best bud slash basketball teammate Brad. In fact, it’s Brad’s basketball that serves as the catalyst for many of the horrific choices you must make!

But DON’T take my word for it. Just read these spooky excerpts from this relentless fright-fest… IF YOU DARE (YOU SHOULD DARE IT’S AMAZING)

Ho gosh this is scary should I read on?

Ho gosh this is scary should I read on?

O GOSH APPLES! I'm getting pretty scared gang I don't know if I can read much more… okay maybe just a bit more!

O GOSH SPOOKY APPLES! I’m getting pretty scared gang I don’t know if I can read much more… okay maybe just a bit more!

O NO I CANNOT POSSIBLY READ ANYMORE I'M AFEARD OF SCARES!

O NO I CANNOT POSSIBLY READ ANYMORE I’M AFEARD OF SCARES!

That's it I have died of scares and fears that I might die.

That’s it I have died of scares and fears that I might die.

Can you possibly believe how spooky/scary this book is? Is it EVEN POSSIBLE to believe it!?

Look, I don’t want to spoil too much of the spooky surprises (spookprises?), but the two main branches of the book have you either searching for a lost basketball in Zombie Forest (where your hands might become the titular Sand Hands), or flash-forwarding to many years in the future where you have might a confrontation with your vampire stepchildren (in which case your hands might never become the titular Sand Hands). I’m not sure which one made my heart beat like it was about to have a heart attack more.

There are apparently over 20 spooky endings to this book, but I can’t verify that because every time I get to an ending (usually pretty grisly/gross/bad!) I have to put the book down and run away screaming for several hours before the sweat dries and I’ve drunk enough of my own tears to restore my courage to read more. I’m happy to report that I did get one happy ending! I know because the words on the page said, “This is a happy ending” (even though the guitarist of the band Rush was dead at that point—whoops, spoilers!).

So if you’re stout of heart and gut, you should definitely freak yourself the heck out and get super-duper scared by reading Goosebumps: Welcome to Sand Hands. Thankfully, the whole book is online for you to read FOR SPOOKILY FREE!

  • TO READ GOOSEBUMPS: WELCOME TO SAND HANDS NOW, CLICK HERE!!!!
  • TO BE TOO SCARED TO READ IT BECAUSE YOU’RE A BABY WHO LIKES TO SUCK ON THE CORNER OF ITS BLANKET AND CRY AT BIRDS, DO NOT CLICK HERE!

THE CHOICE IS UP TO YOU!

Categories: Book Reviews, Books, Holiday, Reviews.

Monday, 22 October 2018

A Quadruple-O Spooooky Halloween Fools Play This Saturday

Those bats were NOT Photoshopped into this photo…

Those bats were NOT Photoshopped into this photo…

If you’re looking for a spooky good time on the Saturday evening before Halloween, you should go see Fools Play Improv’s annual Halloween show! It’s a bunch of improv comedy about spooky stuff!

Ch-ch-ch-ch ah-ah-ah-ah ch-ch-ch-check it out:

That's four "O"s worth of Spooky…

That’s four “O”s worth of Spooky…

Details:
Fools Play October in Olympia (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, October 27th 8:00 PM
@ Gravity Yoga
623 5th Ave SE, Olympia WA, 98501 (map)
All-Ages, Only $5.00!

I’ll spookily be there! So can you (spookily)!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Holiday, Olympia.

Monday, 1 January 2018

Harpy Nawr Yaar 2018!

Cute Girl and a New Kitten. #2017best9

Cute Girl and a New Kitten. #2017best9

Categories: Holiday, Pictures.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

It’s the Halloweenth Day of Halloween!

Punkins punkins

WHOA

On this, the Halloweenth Day of Halloween, please partake and enjoy some delights to watch and listen to, courtesy of some awexome peoples. Try not to get so scared that you might die of scares and fears that you might die.

Greatest American homestar:

Here is pupped Homestar singing a Halloween-ish version of the best TV show theme song of ALL TIME!

Open Mike Eagle and Video Dave in #DeadAss Episode 8: Halloween Special

Open Mike Eagle (and more importantly, VIDEO DAVE) are still on an independent rap tour (or they were when this episode was made). In this very scary episode, Video Dave makes them some pizzas with a special ingredient and then go to a mall and whoops craziness!

Oh, also Mike released a brand-new, exclusive Halloween-ish song that might not be here if you’re reading this anytime in the future:

The Crazy Boy Floyds: 8-Bit Halloween

Here is perhaps the greatest Halloween EP ever released, four songs of scares and fears that you might die!

Spirit Shrine: ghostslikeshadows

Here’s another very spooky song by the very spooky Spirit Shrine!

Trevor Peach: Hallowwon’t

And here we have a very un-spooky and rather depressing song from the Lord of Emo, none other than Trevor Peach!

Nerdic Public Radio: Halloween Edition

Finally, here is an episode of Nerdic Public Radio, the very strange radio station run by very oddly-accented folks who really ultimately have no idea what they’re doing. But it’s very funny!

And that’s that. Happy Halloweens, my everyones!

P.S. Jack-o-Lanterns designed by my 3-year-old daughter.

Categories: Holiday, Music.