The culmination of a week of ghosts, dinosaurs and coral

by meanlouise October 22, 2010 true life 2010

Yesterday Husband and I had lunch at a place with a dinosaur decor, a coral reef themed bar, and a haunted ladies room. Yes, we ventured into the T-Rex Cafe at Downtown Disney. This place is always packed and you have to make reservations for dinner. We’re usually only in the area when we’re foraging […]

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Nightmare Before Christmas

by meanlouise October 20, 2010 movies

Is it a Christmas movie? Is it a Halloween movie? Do I care? No. I watched Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas this week for 3 reasons: 1) It’s really clever. 2) It’s got ghosts. 3) It rounds out the inadvertent 2010 subtheme, “a year(ish) of Tim Burton” 4) We’re off to Disney for Halloween adventures […]

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by meanlouise October 19, 2010 television

I’ve seen every episode of Supernatural way too many times. It’s not healthy, but I can’t control myself. I can’t even claim I can stop anytime, because that would be a lie. It seemed wrong not to re-watch at least one ghost-centric episode this month specifically in honor of Ghost Month. (Ghost Month? Is that […]

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Knitting, moon-landing conspiracies, & how the internet ate my brain

by meanlouise October 16, 2010 movies

How did I not know that The Shining is Stanley Kubrick’s absurdly elaborate confession that he was responsible for the moon landing hoax? It’s so obvious. I came upon this bit of information while trying to find a pattern for Danny’s Apollo 11 sweater. Husband wants me to make him one. It wouldn’t exactly be […]

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by meanlouise October 14, 2010 movies

HELLBOUND is a wondrously hilariously terrible movie. How bad? This bad. It’s now available on netflix streaming. Your weekend plans just made themselves. You’re welcome.

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Smell Like a Monster

by meanlouise October 13, 2010 pop culture
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Among the Ghosts

by meanlouise October 13, 2010 books + libraries

To purge some of the crap I’ve been reading from the top of my brain, I read Amber Benson’s charming new book, Among the Ghosts. AMBER BENSON co-wrote and directed the animated web-series, Ghosts of Albion, (with Christopher Golden) for the BBC. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. [edit] […]

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by meanlouise October 12, 2010 television

Sometimes I lose my mind while watching Scooby Doo and yell things at Husband like, “That’s why you don’t put a dog in charge of operating the outboard motor!” in a way that implies Husband was considering a such an action. Sometimes Husband has to restrict my television time. Tonight’s one of those nights.

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Paranormal State

by meanlouise October 12, 2010 academia

Most self-respecting Universities had quietly eliminated their Parapsychology departments long before I was even born. Penn State has no self-respect, apparently. They not only had sanctioned student club called the “paranormal research society” in the last decade, but they let these students use the Penn State name in a reality series called Paranormal State. The […]

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The Shining

by meanlouise October 11, 2010 movies

I watched Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining again. I’ve seen this movie a fair number of times but this is the first time I’ve seen a really good HD transfer of it. The richness of the colors was astonishing and the sound in 5.1? Way, way creepier than the terrible mixes I’ve heard in the past. […]

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