Visual Burrito (Royce Hutain) made a Halloween costume for his 22-month old daughter, using LED technology to make the child easy to see in the dark. I'm sure you'll agree that she shows up well in the dark -as a cartoon stick figure! I bet she can even draw herself. It's not the first LED stickmen that he's made: here is the adult version, made for nighttime snowboarding. -via reddit
Halloween greeting cards have been around for a long time, although it's not a holiday meant for sentiment. Not that it matters; people have always loved sharing funny pictures, even when those pictures had to be sent through the postal service. And funny cat pictures are universal.
Let's take a closer look at this odd piece of art. We have a cat playing a bass drum. The drum does not look happy about it. Another cat is carrying the drum, but he's got a bandage around his face. Did the other cat put his eye out with a drumstick? And their audience is made of mice! Who came up with this? The poem says Fee, fo, fi, fum. Am I remembering it wrong, or did the line from Jack and the Beanstalk actually say Fee FI, FO, fum?
This vintage Halloween greeting card is one of 13, all featuring black cats, that you'll find at Buzzfeed.
(Image source: VintageHolidayCrafts.com)
What's more romantic than a stroll in the country with your fiance? Well, if you're this couple who was photographed by Brandon Gray, apparently getting murdered by Jason is the epitome of romance. At least, I assume that's why they chose to include the serial killer striking down and killing them in their engagement photo series.
While I tease, I actually think this is pretty cool. Part of being a geek couple is celebrating your shared interests and I wholly support doing this during your wedding and all the preparation you put into your wedding and these kinds of photos are just this. Besides, you can always send the pre-murder photos to your grandma and other relatives that just "wouldn't get" the whole serial killer photo series thing.
The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.
by Wadim Strielkowski (Charles University, Prague), Evgeny Lisin (MPEI, Moscow), and Emily Welkins (University of Strasbourg)
Our paper describes intertemporal interactions between vampires and humans based on several types of vampire behavior described in popular fiction, films, and television series. Our main research question is: If vampires were real and lived among us, would their existence be possible? We draw several scenarios of vampire–human equilibria and use models with differential equations to test under what provisions vampires could have existed amongst humans. Mathematical modeling reveals that several popular culture sources outline the models describing plausible and peaceful coexistence.
Recent Research About Vampires
Since the 1980s, such topics as behavior of vampires, economic significance of vampirism, and optimal bloodsucking strategies (e.g. preventing the depletion of renewable human resources) have found their way into the research literature, becoming an inspiration for several academic papers (Hart and Mehlmann, 1982, 1983; Hartl, Mehlmann and Novak, 1992; Neocleus, 2003; Efthimiou and Gandhi, 2007).
Vampires are often described in legends and folklore. The word "vampire" comes from the Hungarian language. The first myths and legends about vampires can be found in Mesopotamian texts dating back to 4000 B.C.E. (Campbell Thompson, 1904).
Consider introducing vampires into the model of population growth denoted by dx/dt = kx. The vampire population is denoted by the function y(t), y0=1. Vampires act as natural predators for humans. The human population dynamics can therefore be presented as the following function: dx/dt = kx-v(x)y, where v(x) is the rate at which humans are killed by vampires.
Assume that the number of any vampire's victims is growing proportionally. Thence, the function v(x) can be presented as the following: v(x)=ax, where a > 0 is the coefficient of the human's lethal interaction with a vampire (a human is either killed by a vampire or is turned into a vampire). As a result, the differential equation describing the growth rate of human population can be formulated as the following: dx/dt = x(k-ay). Assume the dynamics of vampire's population change to be y(t). The growth of vampire population will be determined by the quality and quantity of interactions with humans.
After selecting its victim, any vampire can kill it by draining its blood, turn it into a new vampire, or feed on it but leave it to live.
Let us also introduce vampire slayers into the model. The slayers regulate the population of vampires by periodically killing vampires. The equation will then be modified to be dy/dt = baxy-cy, where 0 < b ≤ 1 is the coefficient reflecting the rate with which humans are turned into vampires and c ≥ 0 is the coefficient of lethal outcome of the interaction between a vampire and vampire slayer.
In order to solve this, we need to consider a Lotka-Volterra system, or a "predator–prey" type model (Volterra, 1931). The system allows for the stationary solution, meaning that there is a pair of solutions for the system that creates a state when human and vampire populations can coexist in time without any change in numbers. The size of human population is determined by the effectiveness of slaying vampires by vampire hunters c and the number of cases when the humans are turned into vampires ba. The size of vampire population depends on the growth rate of human population k and vampires' thirst for human blood a. The stationary solution shows that when vampires are capable of restraining their blood thirst, the size of both populations can be rather high in mutual co-existence. The system is held in balance by the existence of vampire slayers.
The Stoker-King model
The Carrie remake is all about blood -fake blood, of course, but the modern movie audience expects it to be not only believable, but as scary as the 1976 version of the movie. Well, that scene cannot be as surprising as the original, but it may be more gory.
Movies have had bloody scenes as long as there have been movies, but back in the days of black and white film, it was easy to fake. Most filmmakers used chocolate syrup! After all, in black and white, the viewer was none the wiser. But when color came along, it had to be more realistic -and fake blood has been getting more realistic ever since. Movie makers often make their own, or they can buy it for $65 a pint -not as expensive as the real thing, but still pricy!
Often several different kinds of blood are used for the same movie. In addition to whether or not the blood is edible, each blood is selected according to the lighting, whether the blood should slowly dry or stay wet, whether it’s arterial (lighter) or venous (darker), and what kind of style the director is looking for. For one of his gorier plays, writer-director Martin McDonagh used nine distinct varieties of fake blood. And some filmmakers still want the old-fashioned stuff: For the nightclub massacre in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003), Quentin Tarantino ordered more than 100 gallons of “samurai blood.” “I’m really particular about the blood, so we’re using a mixture depending on the scenes,” he explained. “I say, ‘I don’t want horror movie blood, all right? I want Samurai blood.’ ... You have to have this special kind of blood that you only see in Samurai movies.”
Jack the Ripper terrorized the Whitechapel district of London for a few months in the fall of 1888, exactly 125 years ago. No one has ever been officially identified as the murderer of at least five women that autumn, but many have been named as possibilities. As part of their 31 Days of Halloween series, Atlas Obscura looks at one of those suspects, an American named Francis Tumblety. Tumblety passed himself off as a doctor, although his education credentials were nonexistent. He'd been arrested several times, but never convicted for anything serious. He was also known to despise women.
Tumblety traveled frequently to London and often stayed in the posh West End hotels. However, despite his wealth, he was known to often “slum” in the unsavory East End. On November 7, 1888 he was arrested and charged with eight counts of gross indecency (homosexual activities) with four other men, and released on bail. Then on November 12 he was arrested on suspicion of the Whitechapel murders. He posted bail again on November 16 and fled under the alias Frank Townsend to France where he boarded a steamer ship and returned to New York City. An investigator from Scotland Yard was sent to New York and Tumblety was hounded by the American press, but no conclusive evidence against him was found regarding Whitechapel, and the gross indecency charges were insufficient cause for extradition back to England. Later, investigators scoffed at his being a likely suspect.
There were plenty of other suspects, but never enough evidence to tie any particular person to the murders. And just like the other suspects, there's a long list of clues that point to Tumblety as the Ripper. Read that list at Atlas Obscura.
As we've seen, groups of young people who take sensible precautions and make conservative decisions make for boring horror films. What we need to see is a lone, doomed, minor character take complete leave of his senses and volunteer to check out a suspicious noise. It happens all the time, as this supercut from Slackstory shows.
Along the same lines, if you want to find something in the dark, you need to split up your group -otherwise you'll all be killed at once and the movie would be too short! Although in a few of these clips, I can almost imagine the one suggesting that two people "split up" might really just want to get away from their annoying partner. -via Laughing Squid
One of the great things about being a new parent is getting to geek out with your youngsters who actually think you're pretty cool...at least until they hit about 12 and suddenly decide you are the lamest person on earth and that anything you enjoy must be the worst thing ever. That's why you've got to get in your family Halloween costumes while you can. If you still need some ideas for your family's costume, or if you just want to see what other clever parents have come up with, you won't want to miss this fun Oddee article with 12 fantastic families in matching costumes.
Josh Sundquist (previously at Neatorama) is a rapper, math nerd, and Paralympic champion. He lost his left leg due to cancer years ago, which gives him the ability to pull off some really clever Halloween costumes. His 2013 costume may take you a minute to figure out. Oh yes, he's a flamingo, but will he be up for doing this handstand for everyone who asks? Sure, he's an athlete, but that could get old when you're out trying to have Halloween fun. It might be better just to pull out the picture when someone asks him what's with the pink bodysuit and that goofy shoe. -via reddit
I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of most haunted houses, and not because I don't like the idea, it's just that most are overwhelmingly cheesy with no story line, bad acting, half-assed sets and mediocre make up to boot. That's why I was so intrigued when I got an email asking me to attend the media preview of the Blumhouse Productions take on the horror event called The Purge: Fear Night.
The event was put together by Jason Blum, producer of some of the biggest horror flicks of the last decade including Sinister, Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge. And, as the name implies, the house itself was based on the concept of The Purge. These facts alone peaked my interest, and I knew I had to go when I started to read more about the event, discovering that there were fewer bloody scenes with people jumping out at you and more of a cohesive story line that was actually interactive. Also, you go in a small group together and aren't sent in one after another like you are in most houses, so you don't see what happens to the person in front of you before you get to the supposed scary part. Oh, and did I mention that the house is spread out over six floors and 700,000 square feet?
After going through the event, I'm now hesitant to even call it a haunted house because there is no paranormal aspect to this story line. Regardless, or possibly because of that, I think it was was of the best "haunted houses" I've ever been to and I highly recommend that you visit The Purge: Fear Night if you get the chance. And don't worry if you've never seen The Purge, even Jason Blum himself promises, "it won't matter...The Purge is about a law that is in the United States that is 12 hours of the year all crime is legal and if you know just that little fact, you will enjoy it just as much as if you've seen the movie."
Now, I know that while we have a good number of Southern California readers, the rest of you probably won't be heading to LA to check out this attraction -especially before it closes November 2. That's why I'm going to include a walk through of some of the coolest parts to give you some idea of how fantastic this experience is. If you think there's any chance you might actually be able to make the event, do not read past the jump because there are all kinds of spoilers here and while some people might not mind spoilers in movies or TV shows, they really would make something like this less enjoyable.
It's hard to believe it's been 40 years since the release of the movie The Exorcist. The first horror film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, it scared the pants of a generation to watch an innocent young girl succumb to a demon possessing her body. There are plenty of things you probably don't know about the movie, like the extra who was found to be a murderer.
17. Paul Bateson, who appeared briefly in film as an X-ray technician, is a suspected serial killer in real life.
Bateson was an X-ray technician at NYU Medical Center and served as an extra on the film.
In 1979, Bateson was convicted in the murder of film critic Addison Verrill. Authorities believe that he was also responsible for “the bag murders” of six other men — whose mutilated and dismembered body parts washed up in black plastic bags along the Hudson River.
That's just one of 19 Fascinating Facts About The Exorcist you can learn at Buzzfeed. There's plenty more.
ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania), the musical M.D., sent this video parody of Miley Cyrus' song "Wrecking Ball" that tell the story of a zombie invasion of his hospital. No, I don't think a tetanus shot is going to help in this case! From the website:
Sometimes you just have to put your reflex hammer where your mouth is.
At least, that’s the argument Dr. Harry made when he sent me the lyrics to Infect Me. Apparently, he was sitting through yet another one of his kid’s kung fu classes, thinking wistfully of Hannah Montana, when BAM. It hit him like a wrecking ball: zombies + medicine + Miley = ZDoggMD. Problem was, it wasn’t twerking for me.
I gotta be honest: for me, Miley Cyrus just doesn’t stack up to living legends like Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. So I resisted. “Why, Dr. Harry, should I waste my hard-earned time on yet another dead-end medical parody?”
So there you have it. See more of their medical musical masterpieces at ZDoggMD. -Thanks, Doc!
Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Andrea, and many other characters from The Walking Dead sing that Halloween classic "The Monster Mash" without even knowing it, because it's an edit. Who knows better about what monsters really do? I don't think this contains any spoilers, but it certainly has a lot of gore, just like the show itself. -via Tastefully Offensive
Always check for a toilet paper supply before you sit down.
This mummy in the webcomic Berkeley Mews didn’t, but he seems to be content with his pricey solution.
Nalini Asha Biggs, who made and modeled the Medusa costume that was featured on our Halloween blog, is a pumpkin artist! Her latest creation is this Indiana Jones pumpkin sculpture, capturing Indy as a young archaeologist in the Raiders of the Lost Ark era.
I've been doing them since I was a kid this way, and every Halloween one of these new, fancy, professional carving companies offers me a job, and I'm like, no thanks! That would take all the fun out of it. But it is the highlight of my year.
Continue reading to see more of her gorgeous gourds.
Oh snap! That's right, it's an Oregon Trail costume. Now that's something I'd be into wearing, but I don't have the technical skills needed to build the wagon that's critical to the costume.
No worries though, that's only one of the 8 great costumes on this list of creative cosplays by Fashionably Geek. The N67 cartridge is also pretty amazing, though you'll need some serious makeup skills to actually pull it off. The list also includes a few other great ones we've featured before, including Jayne's Hat, zombie Audrey Hepburn and 221B Baker's Street, but it's been a while since we put those posts up, so they'll still seem pretty new and exciting to most of you.
Neatoramanaut Nicole sent in a picture of a Halloween that traumatized her as a youngster.
this was at an annual school halloween party. i think i was around 8 in that picture, in 3rd grade. my mom, bless her heart, doesn't have much artistic talent so our face-paintings were rudimentary. obviously i was not pleased about this year's attempt :P
We've all had Halloweens that didn't turn out as we had hoped. It makes for a great story later on in life! Thanks, Nicole!
If there's a picture of you in a Halloween costume, or maybe one that you made for a family member, we'd love to feature it on our Halloween blog. Whether it's awesome, embarrassing, funny, or just plain memorable, whether it was last year or 50 years ago, send it to email@example.com and and then look for it on the Halloween blog. Remember, the the top pictures will win the submitters t-shirts from the NeatoShop!
Marcella Clinard is a middle school English teacher. She dressed as Gimli, the bearded dwarf warrior from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, with an awesome braided beard made from her own hair! She posted a tutorial with pictures explaining how she did it, starting with
Step 1. (optional) Be born with red curly hair.
and ending with
Step 16. (optional) Get out your copy of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and threaten students with your axe unless they read them immediately. Gimli would be proud.
That's right guys and gals, it's time again for our photo-filled, funtastic Great Pics of the Week series and before Halloween comes around, we thought we'd enjoy one more fantastic set of spooky pics...this time all incorporating some kind of horror. But don't shield your eyes just yet -even the most squeamish of you should still get a kick out of these stupidly hilarious horrific pictures.
I Love You Chestburster
For many parents with kids who grew up in the 90s, this is far, far scarier than the original scene.
Via Unreality Mag
Cenobtes in a Box
When comedy and horror combine, things can get really scary.
Star Trek Gives Us Nightmares
Is there anything scary than knowing someone's fate in advance?
Via George Takei
Spooptacularly Bad Spelling
Terrified of bad spelling, than this whole Buzzfeed article will give you nightmares.
Image Via Zombie Patrol
No More Monkey Business
I bet you thought that monkey costume was adorable when you saw in the store.
Peter Pan's eternal youth makes him an ideal source of inspiration for Halloween revellers everywhere. But for those who don't want to do something quite so generic, or those looking for a cute matching costume to wear with a friend, consider going as Peter Pan's shadow instead.
TikkiDo has a great tutorial on how to make this costume for yourself, but I suggest adding one thing as an accessory (especially if it's part of a matching costume) -a bar of soap so Peter can try to reconnect you to his body if he can ever catch you in the first place.
(Photo: Sky News)
Since 2009, James Creighton of Stevenage, UK has decorated his house for Halloween. He’s very serious about the work and uses it to raise funds for a charity. This year, he re-created a scene from classic horror movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, complete with disemboweled corpses that you can view here.
It was, perhaps, a bit much. Police informed him that they had received a complaint that it was too horrifying for neighborhood children. The officers asked Mr. Creighton to put a black tarp around his fence to block the line of sight of children passing by. He’s annoyed:
"I was shocked - more to the point that the parent couldn't come to the door themselves and speak to me personally, but had to get the police involved and waste their time.
"Police have asked me to put black tarpaulin along the fence so the kids can't see it, but why should I do that? It ruins the whole rest of the display for everyone else.
"All the other kids love it. It is just this one who doesn't like it.
"It is a bit gruesome, it's a bit gory, but that is Halloween, it is meant to be fun and scary. It is all for a good cause."
I can understand his frustration, but perhaps Mr. Creighton should take the complaint as a mark of pride. It’s not easy to create a Halloween display that terrifying.
-via Dave Barry
Ahhh, Shaun of the Dead, the ultimate rom-zom-com. I could watch this over and over and never get bored. If you haven't seen it, and you a) like zombie movies and b) have a dark sense of humor, you must immediately go rent it. For those of you that have, enjoy the trivia!
• Lots of the actors and crew originally worked on Spaced, a British comedy starring Simon Pegg (Shaun). The carryover includes director Edgar Wright, Pete Serafinowicz (Pete), Nick Frost (Ed) and Jessica Hynes (Yvonne). There are cameos by a lot of other Spaced regulars as well.
• The idea for the movie actually came from Spaced. In one episode, Simon Pegg's character plays Resident Evil for 24 hours straight, then starts hallucinating that zombies have taken over the world. • Look closely at all of the extras in the opening credits scene and the scene that shows Shaun walking to work. Nearly all of them will show up later in zombie-form.
• When Shaun is at the convenience store, pay attention to the guy wearing a suit that stands in line behind him. He'll show up a little bit later as a zombie missing an arm. In real life, the actor is an amputee and had to wear a prosthetic arm for the convenience store scene.
• The smart-aleck kid that mouths off to Shaun at the appliance store is Rafe Spall, Timothy Spall's son. You know Timothy from his roles as Peter Pettigrew in Harry Potter and the Beadle in Sweeney Todd (among other things). Rafe also shows up in Hot Fuzz, another Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg collaboration.
• Simon Pegg likes to sneak his family members into his movies, and Shaun is no exception. You'll find his mom in the background of the appliance store and his sister outside of the Winchester pub. She's in the window when Shaun goes down to check the fuse box and realizes that he was followed by the zombies.
• Obviously George Romero movies were a huge influence, but Edgar Wright cites Invasion of the Body Snatchers as another inspiration.
• Throughout the movie are clever references to horror movie veterans. When Shaun is trying to make a last-minute dinner reservation at Fulci's, that's reference to Italian director Lucio Fulci. At the appliance store, Shaun says that the manager and Ash have called in, referencing Ash from The Evil Dead. And the appliance store itself, Foree Appliances, is a reference to Ken Foree, the lead actor in the original Dawn of the Dead. Mary, the supermarket checkout girl zombie, works at Landis Supermarket - a reference to John Landis, director of Thriller and An American Werewolf in London.
• I remember being delighted when I heard Ed tell Shaun's mom, "We're coming to get you Barbara!" It's an homage to Night of the Living Dead. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg talked to George Romero after the premiere and he loved the movie, so they excitedly asked if he liked the Night reference. Turned out he hadn't gotten it, but was delighted when they told him about it. He later repaid the favor by letting Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg be zombie extras in the remake of Land of the Dead.
• The character of David is played by Dylan Moran; you might also know him as Gordon from Run Fatboy Run. Shaun was the first thing I had ever seen him in, so to see him as the scraggly, strange, seemingly-on-something Gordon was completely bizarre to me. Turns out, it's really the other way around. Moran is known for playing characters like Gordon; David was completely out of the norm for him.
• The Winchester scenes were shot at the Duke of Albany pub in New Cross. The pub is now being demolished to make room for flats.
• When Shaun and Ed come home trashed from the Winchester and wake up a very angry Pete, the record they're listening to is Street Sounds Electro. According to Edgar Wright, this is an essential record for anyone who knows their electro - and Shaun would. Check out the posters in the background of that scene: there's a poster that refers to Shaun "Smiley" Riley, which tells us Shaun's last name and also his background: he used to be a DJ, which explains his obsession with techno. This was all explained in a scene that got cut from the movie.
• The guy who plays Pete, Pete Serafinowicz, is the voice of Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace. • Edgar Wright has used a few personal elements from his own life in the film. His mom calls him Pickle, which is why Shaun's mom calls him Pickle. And Shaun eats Cornetto as a hangover cure, because that's what Edgar Wright eats after imbibing a few too many the night before.
In fact, Shaun is considered part one of what fans call "The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy." In Shaun, red Cornettos are consumed for blood. In the second part, Hot Fuzz, blue Cornettos are consumed to represent the boys in blue.
The third is called The World's End and is so far scheduled to be out in 2010. Wright and Pegg has confirmed that the third one is green (mint), but as to what that means... who knows.
There's a ton of trivia for this movie - you can listen to film commentary from pretty much all of the main characters, but they didn't all record it at the same time, so you have to watch the movie a million times to catch them all. And I'm totally fine with that; I just haven't quite gotten around to it yet. So if you know some trivia I don't, feel free to share it in the comments. And let me know what movie you'd like to read about! I did Alex's favorite for the first post and my favorite for the second, I think next time it's time to move on to your picks.
Do you carve your jack-o-lantern the same way every year, the same way you learned as a child? This year should be the year you step it up a bit. You've seen those cool-looking art pumpkins on the internet, but maybe you never thought you could do something like that yourself. Sure you can! All you need is some tips to get you started! Dave Hax shares the techniques you'll need to make the neighbors stop and tell you how much they like your carvings.
My family has gotten into the habit of letting Daddy carve the pumpkins because he believes everything should be done with power tools. -Thanks, Dave!
The comma truly is the game-changer of the punctuation world.
Glove and Boots presents some good advice for monsters on how to survive those horrible humans they encounter in movies. The logic they employ comes from some alternate universe, but like in the movies, it's so crazy it just might work! The video ends with a lovely musical selection performed by Frankenstein's monster and his friend. -via Tastefully Offensive
Whether you were just being lazy, didn't have plans until last minute or were just too busy to get a costume ahead of time, Inventor Spot's list of 15 easy last minute costumes can really help you put something together, many of them requiring nothing more than stuff you probably have around the house already. I'm a pretty big fan of this cactus costume, that requires nothing more than straws and a green sweat suit, but the umbrella bat is a pretty impressive costume for being made of things as simple as a broken umbrella and a black hoodie. Some are even more simple, requiring just balloons or sugar.
Atlas Obscura continues their 31 Days of Halloween series with a scary story from Louisiana history.
In 1831, Madame Delphine LaLaurie and her third husband Dr. Leonard Louis Nicolas LaLaurie bought a fine house in downtown New Orleans. Madame LaLaurie made a lovely home and entertained the city's elite inside. But she developed as reputation for being abusive to her slaves when people noticed how skinny they were. She once had to forfeit nine of them for a cruelty charge. But New Orleans society had no idea how cruel she was until the fire.
Driven to suicide by LaLaurie's abuse, the 70-year-old cook (who was emaciated, despite being chained to the stove) set fire to the mansion on April 10, 1834. As the flames spread, a crowd gathered to assist LaLaurie and her guests escape the blaze. As LaLaurie rushed about salvaging her coats and jewels and possessions from the fire, the crowd began to wonder, why weren't her servants helping her? LaLaurie shrugged these questions off. As smoke consumed the upper levels, moans and screaming became audible from the street, and a group of over a dozen men formed to help the slaves, who'd clearly been locked away. Delphine staunchly refused to give the men the keys, and so they found their way through the burning home to the attic door, kicking it in to free the trapped servants. There is no way they could have anticipated what lay behind the door.
Here's a hint: Some of the slaves were still alive. If you dare, you can read the rest of the story at Atlas Obscura.
(Image credit: Infrogmation of New Orleans)
Just in time for Halloween comes this festive undead treat. Inspired by The Walking Dead, master geek chef Chris-Rachael Oseland made zombie eyeballs that look and taste freshly plucked. She boiled eggs in water, food coloring, Chinese five spice mix and soy sauce. Then she cracked the eggs lightly and boiled them some more. Don’t hold back with the food coloring:
You want this egg to look like it fell from a walking corpse’s eye socket, not like it should be hidden in a fluffy green lawn alongside some Easter Peeps.
Chris-Rachael then pierced the widest part of the egg and added food coloring directly inside for the lifeless pupil. Then she bore a hole in the narrow end and stuffed in Pad Thai noodles to serve as optic nerves.
@JohnCFarrier I get mine fresh from the Farmer's Market. "Farmers Market" being my nickname for the barn where we keep the undead.— ChrisRachael (@ChrisRachael) October 18, 2013
In January, 1977, actor Vincent Price appeared on The Muppet Show. Though he was most famous for his B-movie horror roles, Price was a classically trained and highly accomplished stage actor.
In this scene, Kermit interviews Price about the actor’s craft. Price has vampiric fangs. How?
Price explains that after years of concentrated effort and skill development, a master thespian can grow fangs at will. Kermit, as you can see, learns quickly.
-via Super Punch
Science teacher Bob Pflugfelder, known as "Science Bob," appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to demonstrate some fun scientific concepts. Here, he sets up a Rube Goldberg-type pyrotechnic display to show what a laser can do, culminating in the chemical lighting of a jack-o-lantern. Sweet! This is the third of three videos of his appearance; see the rest at Tastefully Offensive.