Senior Halloween


   My Uncle Bing and his wife loved horror movies. Not only would they watch every scary movie but they would also tell the scariest stories. This fascination with blood and gore was passed on to their kids (my cousins). Is it any wonder that one of my cousins grew up believing in a lot of this superstitious nonsense? It was a strange dichotomy that my cousin loved to get scared even though she couldn't handle her fear. Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts were all real to her. She knew all the important counter defenses like garlic, silver bullets, the crucifix, sunlight, holy water, incantations, etc.

   Late one night my cousin was sleeping over at our house and she was alone in her room. Suddenly, the lights went out. It was a citywide blackout. Her scream pierced the darkness. Hurried footsteps became louder as everyone scampered to my room because I had the only flashlight and also because I was the cool head who never got scared of the dark. Slowly I handed candles to everyone and then we started smelling something strange and all eyes turned to my cousin. And everyone (including her) started to laugh because my good ol' cousin (true to form) had a string of garlic dangling around her neck.

   I am excited for Halloween because it's the season I draw caricatures for different events --- I especially enjoy drawing the kids in full costume. But let me tell you; in all my years, I have yet to draw someone else wearing a garlic necklace. I still laugh when I think about it.

Wisdom from Joji of Antipolo, Philippines
Words of Wisdom

The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena; Terry of Santa Monia; Peter Paul of S Pas; Joji of Antipolo; Cheryl of Arcadia; Charlie of New Jersey; and Benjie of Concord.

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Senior Halloween
Contributed by Cheryl of Arcadia, CA

Sharia Halloween Costume
Contributed by Tom of Pasadena, CA

Videos of the week:

25 Worst Halloween Costumes Ever
Contributor: Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

25 Worst Halloween Costumes

Not roaringly funny but funny enough. The costumes are riduclous and the commentators add to the humor.

Now you know what NOT to wear for Halloween.

20 Incredibly Bizarre Vintage Halloween Costumes
Contributor: Terry of Santa Monica, CA

Bizarre Halloween Costimes

I've kept this link (not a video) for 3 years and this is the only time I remembered to share it in my Halloween issue. Unfortunately, you will need to manage through all the ads in this website. Enjoy!

Life-like Crash Dummies
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Acura Great commercial

This is a great commercial. The message is clear and it has a powerful impact. (pardon the pun)

The Catch
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Incredible Catch

This must be one of the weirdest Football catch in history. Fortuntely, the video is a collection of several angles of the catch so you can enjoy it over and over again.
Apologies of course to the UCLA team. This must be one of their worst nightmares.

The Story Behind a Classic Hymn
Benjie of Concord, North Carolina

What a friend we have in Jesus

Pardon this video if you aren't a Christian. I just thought this was so touching. I've sung this song several times and it's nice to know the story behind it.

One Day More
Charlie of New Jersey

One Day More

Heads up Le Miz fans! Someone juxtaposed 30 years of different performances of this show-stopping number in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Le Miserables. I think it's obvious that Mr. Webber was inspired by West Side Story's Tonight Ensemble. Do you agree? CLICK HERE. TGIF people! Get your Halloween costumes ready! It's next weekend!

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