Monthly Archives: September 2010

Universal Monsters Pogs!

For the briefest of moments in the mid ’90s, pogs were as good as any currency. I was right within the target age, but never did quite understand the fad’s “culture.” I collected them sheerly because it was hard not … Continue reading

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Boonanza! Halloween Toys & Candy!

Today, I bring you all sorts of Halloween toys and Halloween candies. Well, two from each of those branches, anyway. Since X-E recklessly switches back and forth from stuff that’s still available to stuff that hasn’t seen daylight since the … Continue reading

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Garbage Pail Kids musings. And posters.

I grew up in a sort of renaissance period for trading cards, or so I’d have you believe. Every boy had his hobbies. I’d be into this, he’d be into that, and down the line, some other guy would be … Continue reading

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Colgate’s Halloween Toothpaste!

Welcome to WEEK 3 of X-E’s Halloween Countdown. Think I said something about “breaking out the heavy artillery” for this week’s run. Thanks to a surprise Monday headache, I lied. Here’s toothpaste! I have cross emotions about Colgate’s Halloween toothpaste. … Continue reading

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Halloween SNT, with creepy survey accessory.

The second week of X-E’s 2010 Halloween Countdown is now complete! Let us celebrate with another free-for-all SNT. *corkpop* Next week, October lumbers ever so near, and I’ll be busting out some of the heavy artillery. What, you thought Little … Continue reading

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Halloween Easter Eggs.

Autumn has begun, so I no longer feel like I’m beating an inappropriate horse. I’d say the season is pretty officially on. We went grocery shopping tonight, but at this time of year, “grocery shopping” for us means, “you get … Continue reading

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Nightmare Bugs & Monster Boppers.

I rarely remember my nightmares, and when I do, they’re mostly of the boring, work-related variety. Last night’s was a little different. In the dream, I had a tank full of various lizards, and I needed to feed them live … Continue reading

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Beetlejuice’s Living Dead Doll!

I’ve previously written about my fondness for Living Dead Dolls, though that fondness is more of the detached, I’d-buy-more-of-these-if-I-was-half-my-age kind. The line consists of seemingly thousands of macabre horror dolls, who all somehow look like custom one-of-a-kind creations, even though … Continue reading

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X-E loves edible blood.

…though I suppose all blood is technically edible. The banner likely should’ve went with the more specific and accurate description of “candy blood.” Stupid ugly banner. We’ve seen it before, more than once, and truly, few things make Halloween more … Continue reading

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The Arachnophobia Soundtrack?

I don’t go yard sailing often anymore, because we have a hard enough time fitting ourselves into this pawn shop I call an apartment, let alone whatever dusty books and wacky lamps could be had for a haggle and a … Continue reading

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