Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Friday Fiver, #2.

It’s Friday! The last one before October. Despite what I’ve been writing about, I haven’t exactly had that “Halloween feeling” this month. Just doesn’t seem like it’s “all around us,” or whatever. There’s a plus in that, though. I’m used … Continue reading

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Halloween Kid Cuisine: Resurrected!

Kinda have some huge news to share. A while back, I pitched a three-book series to a certain publisher in what was a complete hope shot, and as of today, it’s officially a go. Actually, there’s no publisher and I … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Color Shifters Creatures!

We can count on Hot Wheels to make the most of each Halloween season. All they seek in return is money. I’ve been writing about Halloween Hot Wheels for years, and since there are only so many ways to say … Continue reading

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Something about Cap’n Crunch and Halloween.

If you were considering purchasing the official Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Halloween costume… …there are some things you should know first. Among X-E’s most regrettably abandoned features is the Cereal Prize Project, where old cereal box prizes became immortalized in … Continue reading

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Spookylicious Halloween Pop-Tarts!

Hell yes, they’re back. As you’ll remember from last year’s review, Halloween Pop-Tarts are amazing, incredible and other words that mean the same thing. I cannot summarize the Halloween season with food in any way better than this.

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The Friday Fiver, #1.

Every Halloween season, I accumulate dozens of things that are perfectly worth mentioning, but not exactly conducive to full-blown entries. Solution: The Friday Fiver. Every Friday from now through Halloween, I’ll gather up five random items and, uh, write about … Continue reading

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The $18 Cemetery.

In terms of outdoor Halloween decorations, I’ve always been a sucker for homemade cemeteries. They’re easy to create, and you get to make tombstones for jerks who aren’t even dead yet. Whenever I see a homemade cemetery, I gush. I … Continue reading

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A tribute to Halloween animated GIFs.

If you’ve been Internetting for as long as I have, you’re surely familiar with animated GIFs. Sure, they’re still around today, but during the Internet’s relative infancy, “animated GIF” was a term mainly associated with crude, bright, ridiculously cartoony images … Continue reading

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Mr. Potato Head: Monster Mash!

From humble beginnings, Mr. Potato Head has come a long way. During his debut in the ’50s, Mr. Potato Head didn’t even come with a plastic body. You were supposed to stick the body parts into real potatoes. It sounds … Continue reading

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X-E Visits Monster Mania!

We spent this weekend in faraway Maryland, all in the name of Monster Mania — a convention where oodles of horror celebrities mingle with fans for the low price of $25 per signature. I originally planned this to be a … Continue reading

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