Monday, October 31, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night." - Steve Almond



Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Halloween Legends)

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Halloween Legends)

Just in time for Halloween. What's the truth about Halloween candy being poisoned by crazy people? Or pins and razor blades being put in treats? Well, start reading and find out the facts.

Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Halloween - everything that you ever wanted to know but were AFRAID to ask. You might even find a few surprises here.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ten Spooky Short Shorts

What's a short short? It's a very short story that still supposed to have the classic short story elements of protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. Short shorts are also known as flash fiction, sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story and postcard fiction. Here at NPR are ten seasonal tales by various radio types and writers, including Stardust's Neil Gaiman. (And who is more appropriate to showcase for Halloween than Gaiman?)

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson

YouTube - Happy Tree Friends - Remains To Be Seen

YouTube - Happy Tree Friends - Remains To Be Seen

With Halloween almost here, let's go trick or treat with the Happy Tree Friends. Or not!
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Thought For Today

"No problem is too big to run away from." - Charles M. Schulz

Halloween Online

Halloween Online

The official magazine of Halloween.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too." - Jake Johansen

Death and Dementia

Keeping with the Halloween motif......the name of the site says it all. Lots of links to keep busy for a while.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Thought For Today

"If it screams, it's not food... yet." - Anon

Halloween Drink and Cocktail Recipes

Halloween Drink and Cocktail Recipes

And for you older ghosts and ghoulies out there...

FamilyFun: Halloween Recipes - Cakes and Treats - and More Family Fun

FamilyFun: Halloween Recipes - Cakes and Treats - and More Family Fun

Instead of just giving you two or three Halloween recipes, here's a full page of them. Enjoy!

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy ... in a jar on my desk." - Steven King

Frightbytes Virtual Haunted House Halloween Ghost Stories

Frightbytes Virtual Haunted House Halloween Ghost Stories


P.S. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a couple of fun(?) interactive novels.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Only Way To Guarantee Your Spot In Hell

Includes a Link to go the other direction if you can't take the heat.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Thought For Today

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." - Doug Larson

Welcome to

Welcome to

Well it's red and comes in bottles. I THINK that it's wine. For those truely UNEXPECTED Halloween guests. Good luck.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Thought For Today

"My husband and I had our best sex during our divorce. It was like cheating on our lawyers." - Priscilla Lopez

Light Up Talking Eyeball Doorbell

This will be the biggest hit this Halloween (yes I've ordered one).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Thought For Today

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." - Dorothy Parker

SHARK! Jammies

Not cheap but they'll double as a Halloween costume.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Thought For Today

[Meeting Aliens]" Please don't eat me! I have a wife and kids. Eat them!" - Homer Simpson

Rec: Barbecued Shrimp

2 lbs. large shrimp in shell
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon thyme or oregano
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Shell shrimp, leaving tails on. Make marinade by
combining all remaining ingredients. Pour over
shrimp and refrigerate for 1to 4 hours. Place
shrimp on skewers. Grill over white hot coals,
turning once. Cook until brightly pink.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be carefully reheated in microwave

Rec: Rock Shrimp Casserole

1 lb. cooked, peeled, deveined rock shrimp
1 (2 1/4 oz.) jar mushroom stems and pieces, drained
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons cooking oil or melted butter
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter

Cut large shrimp in half. Cook mushrooms, green pepper
and onion in oil until tender. Stir in soup, cheese, and
pepper. Heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts. Stir
in rock shrimp. Pour into well-greased 1 quart casserole
dish. Combine bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle over
top. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or until
thoroughly heated and crumbs are brown.

Serves 4 to 6
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Fish Creole

1 lb. sole or haddock fillets, defrosted
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (2 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, diagonally sliced
3 tbsp. water
1 1/2 tbsp. instant minced onion
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules

 Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. In 12x8x2 inch dish arrange fish with thickest pieces to outside edges of dish. In 1 quart glass measure stir together tomato sauce, mushrooms, green pepper, celery, water, minced onion and bouillon. Pour evenly over fish. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, turning back one corner to vent. Microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes, rotating dish 1/2 turn after 4 minutes until fish flakes easily with fork. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving, to blend flavors.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Tamra's Microwave Tilapia

1 lb Tilapia fillets
1 tablespoon butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Arrange Tilapia fillets in a single layer in a microwave baking dish. Dot with pieces of butter and minced garlic. Sprinkle with fresh tarragon. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Turn fillets over, recover and continue to microwave on HIGH for 2 more minutes. Remove immediately, sprinkle with apple cider vinegar and serve.

 Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Microwave Red Snapper

2-3/4 (6 oz) fillets red snapper or haddock
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (Reduced-fat or fat-free
 mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.)
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dill weed
Hot cooked rice

Cut fish into serving-size pieces; place in an ungreased shallow microwave dish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Drain liquid. Combine the sour cream, mayo, milk, mustard and dill; drizzle 1/2 cup over the fish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve over rice with remaining sauce.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Costumes, Costume Accessories & Costume Ideas!

Look Ma! Plenty more costumes, in plenty of time for Halloween. So start your buying.

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Thought For Today

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." - Beverly Sills



I'm at a loss for words. Feel free to share this with friends and loved ones. And before you ask, I have NO idea how I'm going to top this. Frankie loved this Site. Birthday presents for the hard to buy for. And Halloween is almost here. Better hurry and order.
"Rotting my mind on the Internet so that YOU don't have to."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Thought For Today

"That day I played golf, I was three over. One over a patio, one over a house, and one over a swimming pool." - George Brett

Halloween Decorations, Props, Costumes, Masks, -!

Halloween Decorations, Props, Costumes, Masks, -!

It's almost time. Better order now. Good prices. Now, let's see - who or what do I want to be this year?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Thought For Today

"For years, my husband and I had advocated separate vacations. But the kids kept finding us." - Erma Bombeck

You Too Can Be A Flaming Carrot!

"Nothing would make a parent prouder than to hear their child proclaim, "Mommy! Daddy! When I grow up, I want to be a Flaming Carrot!" Now, I'm sure some of you are all grown-up now, but still have yet to accomplish those dreams. Well it's time to take said dreams off the backburner and make them a reality!" You still have plenty of time until halloween, so get started!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, "I'd like some fries."The girl at the counter said, "Would you like some fries with that ?"" - Jay Leno

Rec: Jambalaya Pasta

2 oz. olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
3 tablespoons Cajun Spice Blend
4 oz. red, yellow, green peppers, cut into thin strips
4 oz. red onions, cut into thin strips
6 oz. Shrimp (shells, tails, and veins removed)
1 tablespoon blanched garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
4 oz. Roma Tomatoes, diced 1" pieces
1 1/2 cups Spicy Chicken-Seafood Broth
1 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 lb. Linguini Pasta (fresh)

Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Place the chicken
into a clean mixing bowl. Sprinkle the 2/3 of the Cajun
Spice over the chicken and into the bowl. Gently toss
the chicken until each piece is evenly coated with the
spice.· Add the chicken into the sauté pan and cook until
it is about half done. Add the peppers, onions and shrimp
into the pan. Cook until the shrimp are about half done.
Add the garlic into the pan. Season all of the ingredients
with kosher salt, ground black pepper, and a little more
Cajun Spice. Add the diced tomatoes and chicken-seafood
broth into the sauté pan. Gently stir the ingredients
together. Continue to cook until the chicken and shrimp
are done, and the vegetables are tender.· Drop the pasta
into boiling salted water, and cook until “al dente.” Place
the pasta into serving bowls. Spoon the jambalaya over
the pasta. Garnish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley.

Serves 2
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Chicken Livers Supreme

1/2 lb sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter
1 lb chicken livers, halved
2 to 3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme

In a 2 1/2 quart casserole, combine mushrooms, onion and
butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes, stirring
once, until onion and mushrooms are tender. Toss livers with
flour, salt, pepper and thyme and stir in. Cover and cook on
HIGH 3 minutes and on MEDIUM 6 to 8 minutes, stirring twice,
until livers are tender. Best served over rice.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Chicken And Okra Gumbo

1/2 chicken (about 1 lb)
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 sprigs thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cups chopped fresh okra
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste

In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the chicken
and cover with water. Add the onions, celery, bell pepper,
and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the
chicken from the pot and allow it to cool. When the
chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and
bones. Shred the meat and set aside. Add the tomatoes,
thyme, bay leaf, and okra to the broth in the pot.
Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken to the
pot. Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
Just before serving, remove the bay leaf.

Serves 2 to 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Dirty Rice

2 oz chicken gizzards, rinsed
1/4 lb chicken livers, rinsed and trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup uncooked white rice
2 cups chicken broth
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

Pulse gizzards in a food processor/mixer, then pulse the livers.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Saute the onions and
gizzards over MEDIUM heat, stirring constantly, until the
meat begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add livers and garlic
and cook, stirring constantly, until brown, about 3 minutes.
Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add broth, salt,
black pepper and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil, then
reduce heat and simmer. Cover and cook about 20 minutes,
until the rice has absorbed all the liquid. Sprinkle with
green onion and serve.

Serves 4
Refrigerate remainder
Can be reheated in microwave

Rec: Curried Barbecue Chicken

2 (2 1/2 - 3 lb.) ready to cook broiler-fryer chickens
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 clove (minced) garlic
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon pepper
lime slices

Quarter chickens. Separate wings and drumsticks. Combine
oil, lime, onion, garlic, curry powder, salt, cumin, coriander,
cinnamon and pepper. Place chicken in large plastic bag
set in a deep bowl. Pour marinade mixture over chicken.
Shake. Close bag. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, turning bag
occasionally to coat chicken evenly. Remove chicken when
ready. Place pieces bone side down, over medium hot coals.
Grill about 25 minutes. Turn bone side up and grill until
done, 15 to 20 minutes more. Brush chicken with marinade
frequently last 10 minutes. Garnish with lime slices
and parsley

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry." - Rita Rudner

Star Trek Costumes & Party Supplies - Buy Star Trek Halloween Costumes

Star Trek Costumes & Party Supplies - Buy Star Trek Halloween Costumes

One of the best places for Star Trek costumes.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Friday, October 07, 2016

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

Haunted Memories Changing Portraits

For Weird Friday I give you a very cool Site. Sadly, it's not cheap. But putting a 5x7 (available for some) on your desk wouldn't be TOO painful. Still, you can visit the Site and enjoy the portraits for free.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

I BE GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Thought For Today

"The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean." - Erma Bombeck

Haunted Paper Toys

Haunted Paper Toys

Beautiful! And just in time for Halloween. "Deck the halls with skulls of folly..."

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Thought For Today

"Buzz Aldrin will be on 'Dancing With the Stars.' He may be the only man to have walked on the moon and moonwalked in the same lifetime." - Jimmy Kimmel

DarkLinks 2016 Halloween Links

Almost Halloween. Sad, but the Christmas stuff is already in the stores. So, before it's over, check out the DarkLinks 2010 link page. Another thing that sucks, the marathon horror movies on the cable channels will soon end too. For some more B flicks check And for other oddities, check: and

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Thought For Today

"I assume you are on the Internet. If you are not, then pardon my French, but vous êtes un big loser. Today EVERYBODY is on the Internet, including the primitive Mud People of the Amazon rain forest. In the old days, when the Mud People needed food, they had to manually throw spears at wild boars; whereas today they simply get on the Internet, go to and click their mouse a few times (the Mud People use actual mice). Within three business days, a large box is delivered to them by a UPS driver, whom they eat." - Dave Barry

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Thought For Today

"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." - Fred Allen

Horror Find

Another good one for the Halloween theme.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Rosh Hashanah

It begins at sunset tonight and runs until sunset on the 4th. Be sure to spend it with friends and family. (Remember to party like it's 5777!)

"May you immediately be inscribed and sealed for a Good Year and for a Good and Peaceful Life"

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Poppet Planet

Okay, so you don't need more Stuff To Buy. Nevertheless, Poppet Planet is just too brilliant to pass up, and this is Halloween month, after all. These are a bit like the little harlequin dolls that are sold all around New Orleans during Mardi Gras, except that these apparently live on the Dark Side. Artist Lisa Snellings Clark is also selling some glow in the dark poppets on eBay. Ah, Halloween ... it's going to be a good month!