Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized


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Thanks to John.

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32 Comments to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Sorry, he may be orange, but he ain’t no great pumpkin.

  2. e platypus onion says:

    Colors are all wrong. Pumpkins may be orange by nature, but, they pale in comparison to the mangled apricot hellbeast.

  3. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Jane and I are hoping by the time KJ is ready for his first carving knife that @real Felonious J. Trumpkin has become a dim memory rather than the dim witted presence he is at the moment. Then again, we’d feel safer giving our infant Jack a carving knife than we would giving Donnie access to a butter knife, much less the nuclear codes.

    We early voted, but have no plans to ease up on the GOTV effort, until we know we can relax at Thanksgiving, grind a few Trumpkins for the pies and enjoy all the holidays between now and Inauguration Day knowing we dodged the Big Loser.

    Happy Holidays! Vote, don’t be an April Fool. 😉

  4. Stolen and about to be posted, entitled “How to Ruin a Great Holiday.”

  5. “How to Ruin a Great Holiday” indeed.

    Of course, oddly enough I reflect on the great line from that unappreciated classic Reaper in relation to Halloween, to wit:

    Devil: Holidays always depress me.
    Sam: Holidays? What? Halloween? I thought you’d love this time of year.
    Devil: I detest it with every fiber of my being. Back when it was the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, now that… that was a holiday. Dead rising from their graves, damaging crops, causing trouble. Good times.

  6. Don Lowell says:

    I hear the Texas voters are turning out in record numbers to vote early. Bad news for Pumpkin head.

  7. I love John’s graphics. He’s captured the eerie presence we’d all like to escape very soon. From now on, when viewing a full moon, unfortunately, that’s the face I will see.

  8. Now there’s a nightmare. Mangled Apricot Hellbeast’s begin to decay and rot before they die, as the illustration demonstrates. And yes, they rot from the head down.

  9. e platypus onion says:

    Micr-as long as Mairead Nesbitt was sawing on her Celtic Woman fiddle while giving the devil his due, I am all for it. What a violinist and what a show she puts on. Watching that girl, I’d forget all about the devil. Yummy treat for all seasons.

  10. e platypus onion says:

    Leave the excess punkins out, PKM. Cows like ’em, too.

  11. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Debbo, are you saying that Mangled Apricot Hellbeasts exist in some unknown beyond past the nature vs nurture divide? Could be.

    Thinking along the lines of The Bad Seed. But will leave that to the gals & guys with better knowledge of both movies and the supernatural. 😀

  12. e platypus onion says:

    Trey Gowdy, supposedly a top shelf prosecutor claims the Hatch Act doesn’t apply because……. Obama is out campaigning. He is supposed to be one of the smarter nutjobs. Yikes

  13. @epo

    I’ll see your Máiréad and raise you Meav, a fine lass from Doobleen, formerly of that same musical group.

  14. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    e platypus onion, our cattle thank you. We’ll be sure to share with them, too. Most good years we have plenty to share with all our critters and enough apples, pumpkins, etc to deliver a nice load to the local wildlife refuge.

    As for Trey Gowdy and the Hatch Act, he probably is better acquainted with a booby hatch. Or, he should be …

  15. I agree with the others. The Trumpkin ain’t great. Yuuge, maybe, but not great in any way.

  16. e platypus onion says:

    Micr, yikes! And she sings? Your mission, if you choose to accept it (I’ll give you an extra piece of candy tonight when you stop by) is pronounce her last name and spell it from memory.

  17. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Micr and e platypus onion, I’ll give both of you candy, free drinks, and an opportunity to join a great game of kick the Trumpkin down the road. Those are just the preliminaries. November 9th we party!!!!

    Borrowed from Robert Reich and stolen from Job’s Anger a must read for all and great fodder to tweet/e-mail/ or however you choose to communicate with wingnutz and those remaining relatives with whom for whatever reasons we share our holiday dinner tables. http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-confession-of-republican-politician.html

    Since Jane and I are ever so fortunate to share our dinner table with wonderful people who think FDR might have been less progressive than Eleanor wanted him to be, we’ll be forwarding that link to all those snacilbupeR in Congress who have found their way to our not a Christmas card list.

  18. Big cats like to play with pumpkins:


  19. slipstream says:

    In Alaska, we leave the pumpkins out for the moose. Happy moose!

  20. Don: Tradition in Texas. Vote early, vote often. Devil made me say thst.

  21. @epo

    It requires the assistance of 3 or 10 inconsequential servings of Connemara single malt to lucidly enunciate Méav Ní Mhaolchatha. Think Mayv knee wail-con-HAH!

  22. Marion (formerly known as MM) says:

    If any parent has let their kid’s costume be Trump, it won’t sit well with me this evening. There will be no candy for any Trump kids.

  23. @epo

    I’m with you. I can’t understand why she dropped a perfectly good Irish name like Ní Mhaolchatha to be known simply as Méav!

    As my Euro-cesters hailed from Wales, all this Irish thinking has caused my head to ache. syr dydd da. Byddaf yn awr yn gadael.

  24. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Marion (formerly known as MM), please reconsider. Give the kids candy, then splatter the offending parents with a super soaker squirt gun. Behave. Water only…..

  25. e platypus onion says:

    Any and all adults dressed as Drumpf deserved to be beaten like a pinata. I am a killjoy. I stay in the house and hit the sack early. No one ever comes out my way to trick or treat. I like it that way. If you have to partake in the festivities, be safe and sensible.

  26. @pkm

    Some Halloweens these kids’ parents worry me so badly about the candy their kiddo can’t have, I think about giving their toddler a 16 ounce twist of cotton candy. And a puppy.

  27. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Micr, too funny! Parents attempting to exert their “parental control” over you. Guess it never occurred to them to accompany their toddlers, teach them to graciously accept what is offered, then go home, sit down with their kids and spend some quality parenting time explaining to THEIR kids what they could eat, how much, how often, etc.

  28. Rhea, I loved the big cat video. Cougars (wild American feline, not older woman looking for a boy toy) are my favorites.

    No little tricksters in my secure building. I do like to see the costumes. I’m sure there will be plenty of photos and videos.

  29. Lunargent says:

    Rhea –
    Great video. Reminds me of Elizabeth Warren’s tweets.

  30. See that strange haircut on Trey Gowdy? Well, its more than that. Whatever it is – like Trump’s top knot whateveritis – it terminally crimped whatever brain he had!

    And Micr, when we run out of candy we give each kid ten pennies. I always have more of them than candy as I cannot abide toting them around in my handbag where they rot out the lining! We also tell the kids that this is very original to Halloween, to give to the poor kids coming begging at the door, especially and most especially when the edibles are all gone.