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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Mr Karloff Tortures a Lighter

As a kid, I kept an eye out for monsters.

In 1968, King Boris Karloff made an ad for Ronco lighters.

Oh, the torture!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Welcome to Blog-o-ween!

Our first post is a new music compilation for this year.

Here is the download link:  http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NV7FMVAF

And here's the tracklist:

1 Halloween Sale Goodwill 0:59

2 Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman The
Tubes 4:25
3 It's a Nerdy Halloween Herbert Midgley 2:42
4 Frankie-Stein Robbie Robison 2:58
5 This Is Halloween Panic! At the Disco 3:27
6 I Only Have Eyes for You Spike Jones 3:26
7 Horray For Horrorwood Frankenstein Drag Queens 2:18
8 It's Halloween Greg Conley 3:07
9 Zombie Dance The Cramps 1:51
10 Mummy Beach Hot Lava 2:59
11 Love Song For A Vampire Annie Lennox 4:12
12 Creature with the Atom Brain JezusFactory 2:40
13 Saturday Evening Ghost Frankie Stein and His Ghouls 2:01
14 Halloween Song Evangelicals 2:15
15 Mummy Walk Contrails 2:36
16 Main Theme Dracula Twins 1:32
17 Vincent Price Zombina & the Skeletones 2:19
18 Monster Mash Misfits 2:34
19 Kids Halloween 10/30/2008 ASK U 1:14
20 Halloween Linda Book 2:52
21 Feed My Frankenstein Alice Cooper 4:40
22 Dead Man's Curve Jan & Dean 2:25
23 Creature from Outer Space Big Eyed Beans from Venus 3:05
24 Bo Meets the Monster Bo Diddley 3:03
25 TV Theme Gigantor 0:52
26 Frankenstein Stomp Count Lorry & The Biters 2:01
27 The Skeleton In The Closet Louis Armstrong 3:08
28 Frankenstein Twist The Crystals 2:53
29 Frankenstein Meets The Beetles Jekyll & Hyde 1:51

 
Cover and disc art are included.  Please let me know what you think!
 
See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Wonderful Birthday Memory



On September 30, 1966, I turned 10 years old.

I was a huge fan of TV spies, specifically The Man (and Girl) from U.N.C.L.E. .

So when my birthday that year was on a Friday, the same night of the week that Man from U.N.C.L.E. was on TV, my wonderful mother had an inspiration.

I'd have an U.N.C.L.E. birthday party!

We had about six kids over (all boys, of course) and we tore up the house and ran around outside playing spies.  I remember one guy ran too close to the rose bush on the side of the house and nearly scratched his eye.

And, of course, at 7:30PM we watched the episode scheduled, "The Galatea Affair."
Here is the invitation Mom made and sent out. The invites were made of black construction paper. The U.N.C.L.E. logo was drawn by Mom in WHITE INK on the front.

She carefully typed the interior message with REVERSED CARBON PAPER so that you would have to hold it up to a mirror to read it.

I love my mom!


PS see you October 1st for BLOG-O-WEEN!
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