Cry Havoc And Let Slip…


…The Dogs of ‘Ween.

3143996fThat is right folks. It is that time of year again and I know it is not too early because I don’t shoot my mouth off until Matt over at X-Entertainment does. The Fall season has begun and all seasonal stuff is now un-tabooed so that means I am free to blog about anything and everything macabre without fear of people thinking that I am weird. But who am I kidding? People think that regardless.

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I am going to be doing a lot of reviews this year. To me, my opinion matters and I live in a fantasy world where everyone else believes that too. I read and watch many review sites and more times than not, I trust what they say. So, I figured why not and to kick off the season I will be doing so with the 3rd Annual Fall Beer Review. Of course that will include drunken carving.

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Oh the movies we will watch! I think if you have been on here long enough you get the point that I lurve old school horror as much as I do beer. And given the choice between the two, I am positive my head would turn inside out and explode from the fuse blowing conundrum in my brain. I think this week we will start off with an oldie but a goody, House On Haunted Hill. The old version, not the crap from today. Vincent Price was a genius and anyone would want to argue that, I will meet you with pistol on the hill at midnight. You can see this version on Hulu.com. Each week I will highlight a new favorite and try to keep it to those shown on either Hulu or YouTube so everyone can play. Hopefully Canadians can too because Sulya told me Hulu and Disney joined together to eradicate kittens or something and she can’t watch much. Nazis.

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I ask, no, demand, that you follow along with the Halloween Countdown over at X-Entertainment.com. Matt has been doing this for years (weird to say that) and when it comes to the king of the season, I think he has held the crown for sometime. Trust me, you’ll get hooked all the way through January 1st. It is a great way to enjoy the seasons with other adults who don’t see Halloween as a time to dress as sluts at parties or burn poop on the neighbor’s doorstep. Okay, so we do that too. But still, it’s a nostalgic good time for all. Click the picture above to go there. I command you.

I told you before I want to bake something and I need your recipes. Allison gave me a good one and I am sure she is good for more. Nothing too complicated because, well, I am a guy. I can put out fires but in my own kitchen, I would rather not. I will post a step by step success or failure and test them on my neighbors. If they croak you’re going under the bus. Just kidding. I would just bury them in a pet semetary on an old Indian burial ground. Like they would comeback…

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Borrowed this from Finalgirl. Chech her out. Very good writer!

There might be a vlog. I haven’t decided that fully but I have been leaning that way. Hand gestures just prove to be too important not to use. Recently I have incorporated a bird and a dog into my hand gesturing conversations. You just have to see it. I have not decided this yet because I still like to imagine that you read this in a Robert Goulet voice. You know I hate to disappoint.

September and October are not really about gearing up for the day of Halloween. To be quite honest, by the time Halloween roles around I am pretty burned out and looking forward to Turkey day when all is right with the world with food, beer, football and the Macy’s Day Parade. But I really enjoy the little things about this time of year like the retail market focusing on bats and skulls, silly horror movies on UPN, the bizarre Kraft food Halloween ideas on the back of cheese packs, the change in weather and hunting for the ultimate pumpkin in the most sincere pumpkin patch.  It is nice to focus on life that goes by so quickly and enjoy just a piece of what most busy people never notice. Call me silly but a slice of Heaven is sitting on the back porch with a crisp evening Fall breeze blowing, drinking an Octoberfest beer, watching a candle flicker in a proudly carved pumpkin while Friday the 13th part III plays as background noise. I hope you will join me over the next few weeks. Trust me, they fly.

16 thoughts on “Cry Havoc And Let Slip…

  1. Oh bill… now that Matt is back I feel the Fall fever all over me!
    I really thought we was done and gone, and that made me sad.

    Now if only this stupid weather would stop trying to make me think it was August out here. I wanna frikkin drink cider already!

  2. It feels so ‘Boo’ here. I think we are a week away from highs in the 50’s and orange leaves.

    I was a little worried about Matt but I knew he would return. He is never the one to follow through on too much but why should he? X-E is not a priority nor should it be. He’s a workin’ man and I am just glad he is around every so often to bring us witty commentary about stuff I would normally not give a shit about.

  3. see, I wasn’t so sure, cause I’ve only had maybe 2 Advents under my belt, one of which was last year.
    So I don’t quite know matt’s ebbs and flows.

  4. I always feel bad when douches get on and rip on him for not posting. Where do people get off? Maybe if it was a paid forum but he does this for not much, I am sure. And the best part about X-E is Matt does not put out crap. If he feels like a post will be subpar he simpley waits for quality to strike. That takes months at times. Fat geeks in their parents basement freak out over that, I suppose.

    • Thanks. Notice how I horribly misspelled Shakespeare in my tagline? I just busted myself trying to be sophisticated. Not like that has never happened before…

  5. The geek in me didn’t go straight to Shakespeare after reading the title. No, the geek in me went straight to Star Trek 6.

    Where can I get those Halloween beers!? I’m not a big beer guy, but that looks great! I’d be willing to do my own personal taste test if I had that around here.

    I’m loving that Shining painting. Thanks so much for turning me on to FinalGirl’s blog. It’s awesome. Btw, now you’ve got me really looking forward to a vlog on your part. I tried to do one myself a while back but my piece of crap computer wouldn’t cooperate with the webcam. I do hope to do one sometime soon, maybe after I get a new computer.

    I’ll be here every step of the way for your own countdown. I look forward to this about as much as Matt’s thing.

    • God I wanted that guy to die in that movie. “To be…or not to be…” KABLOOM!

      I actually have no idea what those beers are and I may just take a roadtrip to Seattle to find my picks for this year. I have heard they have wicked micros there. And I might stop off at Jones Soda Co. We will see what the schedule looks like. But all I know is I want that Ichabod bottle in the worst way.

      Isn’t Finalgirl just aces? I love her articles on AMC too. I want to write for them.

      I am still thinking on the Vlog. I have had so many hits on Moscow Idaho that I know I will run into some 19 year old kid that will have watched this because I live in a tiny town now. No more hiding in the masses. I probably will Vlog though. Especially for the next Xmas sweater invention.

      Thanks for the compliment, man! Matt is definitely the king but I am pretty honored you stop by. I look forward to you blogs as well. This is the time for those like us. Mwaa ha ha ha!

  6. You’re so silly!

    (Did I do that right?)

    I hope Canadians can play this game too because let me tell you Mister, it sounds like a gooder.

    The only movie I will have to pass on is Children of the Corn. I saw it when I was a kid, and even though I can’t remember what the hell it was about, I still can’t look at Amish kids without experiencing a mild panic attack.

    But other than that, I’m good to go.

    • Canadians are most definitely welcome! I think we should plan a unanimous viewing on youtube and comment along the way. Did that once on X-E and it actually was a pretty good time.

      Outlander!

  7. I gotta admit I’m not a huge beer guy but I am totally down with trying a pumpkin beer this year! The Fall bug has bitten me pretty good this year and I’m excited as all get out for Halloween again! Maybe it’s the fact that I’m in a new place this year and have been given free rein to do basically whatever the heck I want has something to do with it.

    I’d be down with a group YouTube movie and a pumpkin beer on a weekend though, just let me know when and what!

      • Still in CO just a little further south than I was before. My landlord told me though that I can decorate however I want and she doesn’t care. I’m more excited for fall/Halloween this year than I can remember being in a long, long time!

  8. All this Halloween goodness, and so many people popping up this time of year, it’s just so exciting. I feel like I just hit the reset button on my life and all is well again.

  9. aww i love halloween… especially in Pullman, WA. It’s just like in mean girls when she says everyone wears lingerie with some sort of animal ears. I’ve even seen some sorostitutes wearing just a bra and underwear with heels from time to time. So entertaining.

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