Tuesday, October 31, 2006

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Is it Halloween already? My, how time flies. I had a bunch more music and stuff I wanted to put up before today, but I ran out of October. Oh well, who says it has to be Halloween to listen to spooky music? Here's some trivia from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader --

BOO!

Meaning:
An exclamation used to frighten or surprise someone

Origin: The word comes from Boh, the name of a great Norse general and son of the god Odin. According to ancient legend, he was so fearsome that the very mention of his name struck panic in his enemies.

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The tradition of carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns dates back to an 18th-century Irish folktale. A drunkard named Jack happens upon the Devil and traps him in an apple tree. The Devil escapes but never forgives him. When Jack dies he is not accepted into heaven, but hell won't take him, either. With nowhere else to go, Jack is cursed to wander the night, lighting his path with a lit piece of coal inside a hollowed-out turnip. The turnip later became a pumpkin when the tradition reached the United States.


Here's one last song for Halloween --

Mysterious Mose - R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

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This is a great link courtesey of Max from The Universal Monster Army --

The Worst Halloween Costumes Of All Time


2 comments:

Stephen said...

Erick,
Thanks for all the fun stuff you've been posting this Halloween season. Hope you had a good one!

maarten said...

Happy Halloween! Thanks for the Halloween stuff!