Monday, October 14, 2019

Prepare for a ghastly good time during Pokémon GO Halloween 2019!

Does anyone else play Pokémon GO? I've been playing since the game launched in July 2016 and don't ever see me stopping.

Today they announced this year's Halloween Event. The Halloween Event was the first event they had in the game back in 2016 and it's been very poplar every year since.

Here's the details from the Pokémon GO blog --


October is here, which means it’s almost time to make things a bit spookier! This year, you’re all in for a spine-chillingly good treat.

Starting Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • Rescue more Shadow Pokémon from Team GO Rocket — Be ready to rescue the following Pokémon from Team GO Rocket Grunts at PokéStops near you: Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Electabuzz, Magmar, Lapras, Mareep, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Sableye, Trapinch, Cacnea, Shuppet, and Duskull.
  • Thrilling threads in the Style Shop — Play dreadful dress-up with new avatar items, including a Zubat Bag, a Pikachu Onesie, a Cubone Cap, a Litwick Cap, and a Mimikyu Bag!
  • A Spooky Shiny Pokémon makes its debut — If you’re lucky, you might encounter Shiny Yamask.
From Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7) to Friday, November 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

  • Don’t be scared! More Ghost- and Dark-type Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, in Eggs, and in raids — Gastly, Murkrow, and more will be appearing. Making its Halloween debut is Yamask, the Spirit Pokémon!
  • Pokémon wearing creepy-cute Halloween costumes arrive in raids and in the wild! — Some Pokémon have donned costumes to celebrate Halloween this year! Look forward to Bulbasaur wearing Shedinja costumes, Charmander wearing Cubone costumes, and Squirtle wearing Yamask costumes in raids. In the wild, be on the lookout for Pikachu wearing Mimikyu costumes! If you’re lucky, you might even encounter these alarmingly adorable Pokémon as Shiny Pokémon!
  • The Pitch-Black Pokémon makes its ominous debut in Pokémon GO! Darkrai will be appearing in five-star raids!
  • Frightful and fun Field Research tasks will be available for a limited time during this event.
  • You’ve received a spooky message. Check out your Special Research when the Halloween event begins, Trainer, and you might face a Forbidden Pokémon...
  • 2× Catch Candy
  • 2× Hatch Candy
  • 2× Transfer Candy
Have fun, stay safe, and have a spooky good time, Trainers! Let’s GO!

And here's some infographics courtesy of Couple of Gaming --

My current avatar.

My trainer code. Add me!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

I'm In a Halloween Documentary!

Or, rather, an old photo of me is.

There's a new documentary out called "Halloween in a Box" from HNN Productions. It premiered on October 1st on several different VOD sites including Amazon and YouTube.

Here's a description of the movie:

"Before the days of elaborate Halloween costumes, there were costumes in a box. Remember them? We seemingly all wore these costumes as kids. Now hear the story behind these costumes and the history of the big three companies that made them, Ben Cooper Inc, Halco, and Collegeville. For years, these costumes were a beloved Halloween institution dating back in the 1930s. In 1982 at the height of their popularity, the first case of domestic terrorism shook the United States and threatened to cancel Halloween forever. In an effort to save the holiday, the costume giants, although rivals in business, were forced to come together and unify or trick or treating would become extinct."

Apparently, they used that old photo of me and my brother dressed as Superman and Batman from 1972. That picture sure gets around. I've seen it posted on a couple of other sites, also. The documentary looks really cool. I might have to check it out.

Thanks to Tom from the wonderful blog Garage Sale Finds for letting me know about it.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

It's a Hee Haw Halloween!

Did you know that the hosts of the television series Hee Haw each recorded a monster song during their careers?

Roy Clark released "Spooky Movies" in 1963 and Buck Owens released the song "(It's a) Monster's Holiday" in 1974.

Check out the videos below.

Also, Ben Cooper released a Hee Haw costume.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Weird Christmas in October?

There's a site called Weird Christmas that posts pictures mostly of old weird Christmas postcards. But, during this time of year they break out the old weird Hallowe'en postcards.

Check them out at the links below --

Here's some of my favorites --

Saturday, October 05, 2019

2019 Hallmark Halloween Ornaments

Hallmark always makes some Christmas ornaments that could also be hung on your Halloween tree. Does anyone collect Hallmark ornaments? I have a few, but I wish I had more.

Here's their 2019 spooky ornaments (they also have several Harry Potter ornaments, if you consider them Halloween).

Friday, October 04, 2019

Free Spooky Movies Showing at the Library!

Our local library shows free movies every Thursday on the big screen in their auditorium. During October they usually show a couple of classic monster flicks. This year they have two comedy classics. I hope I can get out to see them.

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Thursday, October 24
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jeepers! The creepers are after Bud and Lou!

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello star in one of the best horror-comedies ever!  Spooky fun with Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and more.  Also starring Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr.  83 min 

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Thursday, October 31
6:30pm - 8:00pm

A Don Knotts comedy classic!
An aspiring reporter gets his big break when he’s asked to spend the night in a haunted mansion.  Attaboy, Luther!  Starring Don Knotts, Joan Staley, and Dick Sargent.  Rated G.  90 min

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

New Halloween T-Shirt #1

I actually bought this t-shirt after Halloween last year on clearance at Walmart. This years Walmart Halloween shirts just don't impress me. It's either a design I already have or one I don't really like. I haven't checked any other stores yet. Let me know in the comments if you've found any cool Halloween t-shirts this year.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Welcome October!

Today is October 1st. The official beginning of the Halloween season! It's also the start of the Countdown to Halloween. I've been participating in this annual blog-o-thon for over a decade now! My, how time flies.

Be sure to check out the Countdown to Halloween blog for a list of blogs partaking in this year's festivities and come back to Wonderful Wonderblog every couple of days to see what I have up my sleeve.

Also, if you are taking part in the Countdown this year, leave a link to your Facebook or Twitter in the comment section below so that I can follow you on social media.

To kick things off, here's some photos of me from Halloweens past that I've shared many times before.