Nov 09 2015

Crazy Cute Rocket And Groot Halloween Costumes

From James Gunn‘s Instagram page, here are two crazy cute Rocket and Groot Halloween costumes.

Many awesome Guardian costumes this year! Here are a couple of my favorites!

A photo posted by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on

I mean, c’mon. That baby in the flower pot? How adorable is that? I also love that people are still thinking about Guardians of the Galaxy because it was great and I can’t wait for the next one. I mean, I can wait. I will wait. I’m just looking forward to seeing more of what James Gunn and company come up with. Luckily there are other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to keep me satisfied while I wait.

As for whoever made these incredible costumes, Geek Gold Cards all around.


Oct 28 2014

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces from TeeWii.com

The lovely and talented Ms. Tracy Pendergast of TeeWii.com posted a great video just in time for Halloween.

Check out her fun DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces video. It’s so easy even I could do it.

DIY Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces

via DIY: Halloween Wine Bottle Centerpieces – YouTube.


Oct 31 2013

Captain Ultimate Halloween Spooktacular (Comics)

We’ve written before about Captain Ultimate, a kid-friendly comic written by Joey Esposito and Benjamin Bailey, with art by Boykoesh, colors by Ed Ryzowski, lettering and production by Adam O. Pruett, published by Monkeybrain Comics. Guess what? They’re already up to issue #4, and it’s a Halloween Spooktacular!

Captain Ultimate 04 Preview - Cover

According to the official Captain Ultimate blog, issue #4 features “an evil punk rock band, Shakespeare, hot rods, and, of course, buckets and buckets of candy.” The band is called The Pumpkills, which is Spooktacularly awesome. As someone who played in a band many moons ago (click this link to listen to me playing at CBGBs but not when the kids are around because there’s probably some cussing), I was psyched to see music, especially a band who finishes their show by shouting “We hate you! Goodnight!”, feature prominently in the story. And yes, they even quote Shakespeare, something many Marvel Comics writers have done often over the years, beginning with Stan the Man Lee himself. (Spider-Man in particular seems to inspire quite a bit of Shakespeare espousing, but that’s a tale for another time, True Believer.)

As a tremendous cheapskate, I’m very psyched to tell you that Captain Ultimate #4 is only 99 cents over at Comixology. 99 cents! That’s change from your digital dollar.

Still not convinced? Here are some preview pages from Captain Ultimate #4, generously provided to us by the authors.

Captain Ultimate #4 is listed as being appropriate for ages 9 and up. That sounds about right to us, although there is a letter from a parent on this issue’s Ulti-Mail page saying that he shares the comic with his offspring, ages 3 and 5.  As always, use your own judgment about what level of entertainment your kids will tolerate.

Personally we think Captain Ultimate is a good one for the young’uns. The art alone is a huge draw… no pun intended. (Seriously, that was an accident.) The story in issue #4 is good clean fun, with barely anything one would call violence, and not a drop of blood gets spilled. There may be some injured candy, but to say anything more would be a spoiler.

With so many entertainment options vying for your wallet, we think it’s important to support independent publishers and creators. Don’t get us wrong. Spider-Man is awesome. We’re 1000% ready for the new Thor movie. We’ve seen every episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at least three times. The Avengers movie… we might have watched it 15 times so far. And we will watch it again. But it’s important to make room for other stuff as well. After all, Spider-Man was once the new hero on the block.

Buy Captain Ultimate #4 at Comixology

More info at the Captain Ultimate Blog:

Captain Ultimate #4 On Sale Now! | Captain Ultimate


Oct 21 2013

Playstation Halloween Sale (DaddyDeals)

Lots of horror video games, and also games that kindasorta are related to Halloween (Plants Vs. Zombies, for example) are being sold at “frighteningly good discounts” during the upcoming Playstation Halloween Sale(That’s what they said at IGN, and who are we to question?) Some prices are cheaper for Playstation Plus Members. Some games might even be free for Plus members. It’s a big list. IGN has it. Go on. Check it out. Don’t be afraid.

Hotline Miami Free During PlayStation’s Halloween Sale – IGN.


Nov 09 2008

Woman Won’t Give Candy To Obama Supporters

What’s the Halloween equivalent of a Grinch?

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