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Huh? It’s Halloween Again?

17 Oct

October 17, 2022

Here we are, middle of October, and Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride (our motto: We stopped trying a long time ago. Remember when we used to post every single day?) has been conspicuously absent of Halloween material. Well, there’s a good reason for that.

Give me a minute, I’ll think of something.

Anyway, last year I had a great idea for a Halloween post. I had been at the movies watching a rerelease of a classic Universal horror film, and I realized that I had an interesting idea for a blog, a review of that film but from a different perspective than usual. It really was interesting and not something that had been done to death, which is not easy to come up with considering that the film is around 80 years old.

The problem, however, is that the idea came to me on November 2nd.

But it is a really good idea and it excited me and I went so far as to jot down some notes and create some images to go with the review. Actual writing? Not so much.

So here it is, about two weeks to go until Halloween, and I have yet to write that review. (Instead I’m writing a pre-apology.) It isn’t like I did nothing, I made the images that go with this post. Took me all of ten minutes.

I do honestly hope to write the thing (it’s all plotted out in my head) but if the recent history of this blog holds true, I may or may not have it ready for Halloween 2023.

Keep your fingers crossed!

And Now For Something Completely Different.

24 Sep

September 25, 2022

It’s-

GENE GENE THE DANCING MACHINE!

Yes my friends, it is the return of Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, who has graced this blog four times over the years whenever I had no idea what else to post. But give ol’ Mr. Blog a break- this is the first time since 2017 I’ve posted this, so a whole generation of readers, maybe as many as six of you, are seeing this for the first time. Anyone who saw this before unsubscribed years ago, so odds are, it is new to you! (And yes, Aunt Edwina, despite your court orders, you are still subscribed. I will take you off this mailing list when you send me more heat down in the basement.)

But fear not, Loyal Reader, I have not forgotten you. How can I? My one and only Loyal Reader, inmate #47605, sends me the most delightfully threatening letters. Hoo boy, I hope the parole board keeps you locked up for life. But for the sake of the random off-chance that someone stumbles across this blog and has seen this clip before, I present to you something new!

A framed picture of Sorrell Booke from the Swan Song episode of Columbo.

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