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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Raindrops On Roses and Whiskers On Kittens……..

Written on January 9, 2015 at 3:17 am, by

Yeah?  Well, I like sauerkraut, life-sized Gollum statues, and Lithuanian theme parks that recreate the 1980’s Soviet occupation era, but you don’t see me bragging about it, do you?   Oh, wait, you do and I am.  Never mind.

Paranormal Parenting: Welcome To Life As A Walking Food Source

Written on January 9, 2015 at 12:14 am, by

Oh, I thought of another thing that both toddlers and zombies have in common.  It doesn’t take either one of them very long to reach a very important conclusion:   You = food. And food = life.   Spoiler alert: there is rarely a happy ending in store for any person who can be categorized as a “food source,” either in film or in reality.

Posthumous Birthday Shout Out To Ex-Graham Chapman

Written on January 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm, by

Happy birthday, ex-Graham Chapman!  Your comedic genius is sorely missed.   Let’s celebrate with a clip that singularly rivals the cumulative impact of the Rosebud scene of Citizen Kane, the Psycho shower scene, Julie Andrews frolicking in the sentient hills of Salzburg (not to be confused with The Hills Have Eyes…..but come to think of it, together those two flicks would make for a pretty awesome cinematic mashup), Kevin Spacey losing his limp in The Usual Suspects, Rick and Ilsa saying goodbye at the airport, Gene Kelly singing in the rain, and that homicidal midget reveal from Don’t Look Now.  

Quiz: Is Your Child Unusually Creepy?

Written on January 5, 2015 at 12:01 am, by

IS YOUR CHILD UNUSUALLY CREEPY? 1. When I ask my child to clean his or her room, he or she responds by:
(a) Begrudgingly chucking toys back where they belong (after a great deal of nagging).
(b) Threatening to run away and live with circus freaks.

Paranormal Parenting: How Scary Movies Teach You EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Raising Kids!

Written on January 4, 2015 at 11:48 pm, by

I’m baaaaack.   And I’m launching a new category on Ye Olde Blogge here.  Over the past eight years (not coincidentally, the age of my daughter), I’ve come to appreciate just how much my love of the macabre – and of scary movies and television shows in particular – has prepared me for the myriad challenges of parenthood.