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Tuesday uEtsy: Justin Erickson

In honor of the new Roky Erickson release coming out today, who better than Justin Erickson to kick off our inagural Tuesday uEtsy. Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” It’s a clean and simple way for the Internet to have a crafts fair. There’s a lot of creative people out there and they’re …

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The Angry Beavers: The Day the World Got Really Screwed Up

Nicktoons generally have at least one Halloween episode.  Doug, The Mighty B, Catscratch, SpongeBob SquarePants and Rocko’s Modern Life have had one.  I hardly need to mention Danny Phantom in this paragraph. None of the aforementioned shows can hold a candle to The Angry Beavers‘ late-October 1998 episode, “The Day the World Got Really Screwed …

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Channel 68 Memories

Maybe it’s due to writing about some video rental store memories in my last post or maybe it’s just nostalgia for the “the old days” sparked by my dissatisfaction with the place I’m currently stuck in, but I’ve been thinking a lot about my past lately. More specifically, I’ve been thinking about Channel 68 (aka …

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Stay Tuned! (and Oh Boy! A Bonus, Billy!)

Well, tomorrow is the big day. I imagine that many of you readers will be too busy to read any GdL posts made on Halloween, which is why I’m posting this notice now. I want to stress to you all that Gravedigger’s Local 16 will stay open (and active) after October 31st ends. We won’t …

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It Came From Wikipedia II

According to this article, Godzilla made a licensed appearance in an audio drama spin-off of the Idol Defense Force Hummingbird OVA series. Color me surprised: Dracula’s Daughter was created as a result of Universal getting the license to adapt Dracula’s Guest. As many of you all know, King Kong Lives was the sequel to the …

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Maximum Carnage

The time was October 2002. Universal Studios Florida had decided to integrate their “Islands of Adventure” into their “Halloween Horror Nights” celebration. Not only that, but the event would be moved to the islands for several years. To play off this, the event’s theme for the year (“Islands of Fear”) was that each island would …

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No tricks, just a treat

Back when I reviewed Pieces for GdL, I wasn’t very annoyed with how it was hard to remove the overlapping DVDs from the case since I could just switch them (along with the cover art) over to a new case. Seems kind of odd, right? After all, wouldn’t that mean I’d have to spend extra …

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More Vintage Halloween Insanity

Before I begin, I want to give some credit where it’s due. This post (and several of my other recent entries) would not have been possible if I hadn’t learned the joys of Google Books from Atomic Mystery Monster’s link-filled JREF posts. Long-time readers will likely remember an entry from the first GdL Halloween countdown …

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Welcome to New Jersey!

The one time I have to go to the West coast in hell, five years, the one time I fly out past Chicago and keep going is the one weekend that Deadbolt decides to return to EST after a five year break. John from the Crimson Ghosts was there at the show and said it …

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Throw back the coffin lid – and RISE!

(or, “Straight out of Massachusetts”) Holy smokes, has it been a year since I last wrote something? Pretty much. Mad props to Weird Jon for keeping this undead account alive and going, even though I foolhardily put a DEAD sign on it. Blah. How I spent Halloween 2008: handing out candy. How I spend the …

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Deep(ly Odd) Thoughts

So I was watching From Dusk ’til Dawn recently and was surprised to see that the staked vampires in the movie stayed dead even when their stakes were removed. Having been raised on movies where removing a stake meant a vampire would rise again, I was initially against the idea, but further consideration had me …

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It Came From Wikipedia

Even Wikipedia isn’t the most accurate source of information in the world, I still find myself browsing through when I’m bored and need to kill a little time online. I checked the information found in the links below using other resources and can guarantee that they’re all true. Even though I’m not a fan of …

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Grandpa and the Midnight Mutants

In 1990, Atari and Radioactive Software released an interesting action game for the Atari 7800 system called Midnight Mutants. The game dealt with a young boy’s quest to save his grandfather, who has been turned into a pumpkin by Dr. Evil. What’s really interesting about the game is that, as you can see from the …

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Oh May! George Takei and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

I Love The Power Glove. It's So Bad.

I recently discovered that May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Seeing as the GdL strives to be all-inclusive, I haven chosen to celebrate by devoting this entry to the famous Japanese-American named George Takei. Although most people think of him as “Lt. Hikaru Sulu” from Star Trek or the funny guy who joked about …

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Cat in the Brain

It seems that Lucio Fulci has directed one gory horror movie too many, as hallucinations plague him at every turn. Being offered steak at a restaurant makes him flash back to a man feasting on human flesh and hacking up a corpse with a chainsaw, while seeing a cameraman filming him for a documentary makes …

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Vintage Halloween Insanity

Here’s a scanned article from a 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix called “Thrills and Chills for your Hallowe’en Party.” Emphasis on “chills,” because there’s no way you could get away with 99% percent of those ideas without getting roped into a personal injury lawsuit.

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