Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

I Love Meeses To … Death

October 31, 2019

Always loved this Halloween bumper from Cartoon Network. When you think about it, those two mice were always pretty damn scary.

Trivia Rankings: 30 October 2019

October 30, 2019

It was a scaaary night for trivia but a boo-tiful crowd of Quizlings – yeah, okay, I’ll stop that now. It’s even getting on my nerves.

It was an All Hallow’s Eve Eve trivia night. Thanks to all who came out to play. A few even in costume (yip yip).

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Next week begins Newbvember! Bring a newbie with you to play and get a raffle ticket (the newb gets one too). There will be a raffle each week for a lovely gift card. Spread the word.

This week, we savored flavors of the season (PSL, anyone?), waited in the most sincere pumpkin patch and got the lowdown on Pierre Delecto. Plus there was this Halloween memory…

Now let’s meet the teams that came to play. How’d you do?

‘Ween Fever 68
Pennywise, Clown Foolish 66
Legend/Tiegen 2020 65
We DO Want Candy, Barbara 63
Houston Trashtros 63
Losers 61
Night Meryl On Elm Streep 61
Ghost Bethsters 59
Trick Or Trivia 59
Chris’ New Sweater 55
It’s Been Ukraining All Day 52
Throw The Dog A Bone Spur 51
Goal: Not Last 48
Daddy Dragon 39 47
Donald Trumpkin 46
Trump’s Baghdaddy Issues 38
Gordo’s Crew 32


October 29, 2019

Like I said: I love Halloween! It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in spite of what you may have heard in popular song). But like soap on your windows and TP in your yard, there are always things that can dampen your holiday spirits. Kinda like a rotten apple lurking amongst the Romes in your bobbing tub, here are TEN MORE BAD THINGS ABOUT HALLOWEEN.

Candy Corn. I come not to bury candy corn but to praise it. Why people want to turn this delicious confection into the fruit cake of All Hallow’s Eve is beyond me. There’s tons of worse candy out there – Now And Laters, Necco Wafers, Nik-L-Nips and black licorice – to hate on. Stop with the candy corn defamation.

Frankenberry and Count Chocula. These cereals rule. Yet they are only available during the Halloween season. Why, General Mills?  Why? These breakfast monster cereals should be available ALL YEAR ROUND!!! (more…)


October 27, 2019

Don’t get me wrong. I love Halloween! The candy, the costumes… well, hey, that’s pretty much enough to make a party in my book. But like any party, all it takes is one gropey uncle or one spiked punch bowl to make it a miserable experience. So that’s why I think it’s important to take note of what ruins a good Halloween. Like the Special Dark lurking in a bag of Hershey’s miniatures, here are the 13 WORST THINGS ABOUT HALLOWEEN.

TV episodes where all the people have costumes far cooler and more expensive than real folks would ever have. It’s a cool sitcom contrivance: the high school, college or office Halloween party. It’s topical and can get you a decent promotional push. But almost every time, the attendees are depicted wearing get-ups that would make even the late Stan Winston envious. Theatrical make-up, tailor-made costumes. In real life, it takes lots of time and money to make a really good Halloween costume. And I’m not talking about taping some candy wrappers and a soda cup to your shirt and going as a movie theatre floor. Something really cool can cost you big bucks or a good weekend or two if you’re making it yourself. And yet every Saved By The Bell and 90210 has these kids running around dressed up like they’ve spent eight hours in the make-up trailer preparing to be an extra in Lord of the Rings. (more…)

Trivia Rankings: 23 October 2019

October 24, 2019

Thanks to all the Quizlings who came out to play this week. Reminder that next week will be an All Hallow’s Eve Eve Extravaganza. The following week, we’ll kick off Newbvember – bring a newbie with you to play Wednesday Night Trivia during November and you’ll both get entered into a weekly raffle. We’ll throw some gift cards your way and maybe some other stuff, who knows? The point is: spread the word and bring those newbies in Newbvember!

This week, there was pachyderm royalty, little Latin grapes and lachrymatory tunes. Plus there was this moving musical moment…

Now let’s see the team rankings for the week. How’d you do?

Baking Soda Bonanza 70
60 Is Just A Number … a Really BIG Number 69
Happy Birthday, Matt 67
Squid Crow Flow 63
Who Is John Bercow? 61
Whatever Floats Your Goat 60
My Favorite Fall Outfit Is Har-Vest 59
Southpoint Break 57
The Plumpkins 57
Did We Just Give New Mexico Back? 55
Queen 54
Prestige Worldwide 50
Spooky Season 45
Dynomight 31
Gordo’s Crew 30

FIVE RANDOM FIVE (Halloween Edition)

October 30, 2018


Five Ways To Make Trick or Treaters Love You

Let kids grab as much candy as they want

Give out full sized candy bars

Cover house with Halloween decorations & play scary music

Give out eggs and directions to your enemies’ houses

Have hot mom in low-cut costume bend over when handing out candy


Five Costume Mash-up Ideas

Jennifer Lawrence of Arabia

Grumpy Cat in the Hat

Iron Manilow

Smokey Bear Grylls

Jay Cutler and Silent Bob Costas


Five Unfortunate Halloween Activities

Making mummy costumes out of toilet paper

Refilling the carved pumpkins

Having kids trade in their candy for hugs from a stranger

Bobbing for retainers

Eating Count Chocula alone in the dark and crying


Five Bad Halloween Experiences

Rain, couldn’t go trick or treating – 6th grade

Bullies stole my candy – 2nd grade

Egged ex’s house & got caught by her drill sergeant dad – senior year

Sliced finger off carving pumpkin – 9th grade

Neighborhood kids mocked my Hello Kitty costume – last year


Five Bad Ideas For Horror Movies

Jason Vorhees opens B&B with life partner Chad

Angsty teen vampires

…and on the door was a bloody hoop!

The zombies are a metaphor for … ah, really, who gives a crap?

Young girl possessed by Santana


October 24 Trivia Rankings

October 25, 2018

A grand night of trivia once again and many thanks to all the Quizlings who made it out to play. Please make plans to attend next week’s Halloween Triviaganza. We’ll have candy and trivia and costume contests and some spooky surprises. Bring your friends and prepare for a few tricks with those treats.

This week, it was all about freaky mollusks, dead presidents and video rentals. Plus in honor of October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month there was a presentable pooch named Ginger …


Now check out the team rankings for the week. How’d you do?

Every Pizza Can Be Shared But Why? 67
Vote The $#!&heads Out 66
Our Team Is The Bomb 65
Quizlings Of The Round Table 62
The LEGO Taj Mahal is 5,935 Pieces 61
Sweet Vapor Jane 59
Murphy’s Optimist 58
Meghan Kelly Is The Jazz Singer 58
Did You Hear About The Lightbulb Party? It Was Lit 54
Zombie Apocalypse Caravan 53
Matt’s Quarter Life Crisis 51
Standing Room Only 50
Spooky Trivia Hell Team 49
Glen Won’t Let Us Come In His Back Door Anymore 49
Our Drinking Team Has A Trivia Problem 47
Witches Be Crazy 44
Overeducated & Underperforming 39

Smashing Pumpkin

October 22, 2018

It’s the spooky season so let’s boogie down with everyone’s favorite dancing pumpkinhead! Check out his moves, his jack-o-lantern visage, his form-fitting bodysuit. Halloween is just days away but this groovy squash-noggined gent will have you shakin’ your booty on into the New Year!

October 17 Trivia Rankings

October 18, 2018

Some new faces couldn’t stop the regulars from playing musical chairs with the Top 3. We’ll do it again next week, Quizlings. And don’t miss our Halloween Triviaganza on the 31st, complete with costume contests and candy and trivia and candy and, well, more candy!

This week, we chatted about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Royal Weddings and computer intelligence. Plus there was this turn-of-the-century callback:

Now let’s see how all the teams ranked this week….

Every Pizza Is A Personal Pizza If You Try Hard Enough 69
Trumpy, The New Lyers Mascot 68
Sexy Little Love Wolves 67
The Toronto Marijuana Leafs 66
Losers Until Proven Winners 64
One-Eyed, One- Horned Flying Purple Pizza Eater 62
Bring It On, Tiny! 56
The Fiance’s Away – Time to Play 53
The Out Of Towners 52
Happy 81st Birthday, Jim 52
Every Ball’s A Dodgeball When You Are Trying To Peg Someone 51
Horseface Daniels 49
Boilers 42

October 10th Trivia Rankings

October 11, 2018

Another light turnout, Quizlings. Not that I’m taking it personally or anything but let’s fill those seats, okay. Get your friends, co-workers, neighbors and relatives out to play as we groove on into our tenth year!

Note: Halloween Triviaganza is still on! Prizes for our favorite costumes (including that Golden Ticket) so dress up for a night of treats only (no tricks) this October 31st!

This week, we talked politics with Tay Tay, stood on the Four Corners and chowed down on some spinach courtesy of our pals in Asia. Plus there were these two songs – yet one title:

We’ll do it again next week, folks. Now, let’s see how the teams stacked up…

Flo Lowered My Expectations For Michael 67
Good Thing We Hung On To All That Bread and Milk From Florence 64
Brett Kavanaugh Blows Harder Than Hurricane Michael 64
Michael Meet Florence 61
Michael, Just Beat It 60
Something Topical: Aloe Vera 58
Don’t Take Me Down To Panama City 57
Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore 54
Homegirl, Drop It Like The NASDAQ 53
Not Enough Estrogen 52
It’s Just My Face 51
RBG’s Got Herself A Toy Boy 50