Thursday, October 31, 2013

~ Happy Halloween 2013 ~

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My best guess is that this guy is a zombie. He's not
looking in the best of health.

And something about his eyes is I find a hair disturbing.
I can't quite figure out why.

Tomorrow is the big day. Halloween. Whatever you do
or don't do, I hope it is a great one for you. I will be off
of work this year for the first time in a while and so it just
might be a day of scary movies and munchies here at
El Rancho De La Tex. Hoo-YA!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My regret is that I didn't get a video of this thing so I
could put music to it. Or at least some sort of sound
effects. My son and I were having a great time making
our own sound effects while watching it live.

I don't even know what these things are called, hence
the name of the jpg: dancingairtube.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween is in just a few days! It falls on a Thursday this year. So if
you're exhausted by four days of work, this is your costume. It's like
one of those T-shirts with a tuxedo printed on the front of it, only
this one is gore all the way. Easy costume. To the Devil with
exhaustion! Thanks Tommy.

When this nurse is around, it ain't gonna all be okay. I think she is
inspired by the Silent Hill movies. I could be wrong, but that's what
it looks like to me.

And finally today, a mystery spot. I like this place.
Anybody may visit this place year round.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

This little, I guess it's supposed to be a statue of... I think, maybe...
like a devil baby statue to go in a fake cemetery or something?
I'm just not sure.

But who doesn't know a garden gnome when they see one, or two.
Loathsome little creatures be they says I.

And I've never seen zombie deer until this month. I wonder how this
line of lawn ornaments is selling this year. We'll know next year I suppose.

It kind of surprises me this year that all I bought for the whole Halloween
season was my skeleton that I got way back in September. I will be working
the day after Halloween this year so there will be no "50% Day After
Halloween Sales" for me. Oh well, next year maybe.

Saturday, October 26, 2013



Just proves that it's not always the costume.
Sometimes it just comes down to the tude.
(Walking Dead costume)

Oh, and I bought the new Randy Travis CD, "Influence
Vol. 1: The Man I Am". I have been a huge Randy fan
for many, many years. He's been havin' his troubles as of
late and I want to show him some love whenever I can.

Friday, October 25, 2013

We went to the Burlington Coat Factory today to look around.

I spotted this ghost candle way in the back of the shelf. The poor
guy's pumpkin looks like a very sorry version of Charlie Brown.
I feel bad for this candle, but I'm not taking him home.

I also saw this awesome Halloween door mat. Below is a video
I made of the mat in horror filled action.

~ Halloween Mat ~

After the Factory we stopped over to Panda Express.
I experienced the Beijing Beef and Kung Pao Chicken.
And it was good.

Pretty nice day out today on the Panda patio. Cool, but nice.

We brought a fortune cookie home only to discover that it
held not one, but TWO cookies in one package. Now, just
how fortuitous is that? It has to be a sign that luck is coming
our way. If we win a million dollars, I will take a picture of it.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

You  cannot have Halloween without Michael Myers. Even
if it isn't the best Michael Myers, you still hafta have Michael
Myers. I had my annual viewing of "Halloween" the other night
and it is still a great movie. If you've never seen it, watch it on
Halloween night with some popcorn and the lights off. I can
almost guarantee that you will have a lot of fun with it. You
can pick the DVD up for just a few dollars anymore.

And I have to give it up to the maker of this knife. That is a MASSIVE
blade. He didn't mess around. And neither did the maniac who placed
it into this guys head. Yeah, he's not gettin' up.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 For the last few years it just hasn't been in the cards for
me to carve a pumpkin. But this year one fell into my lap. So
as soon as I can get my hands on a sharp knife, he gets a face.


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Gravity drew me back to the theater today.

This was on the way out.
On the way in, it read "Gravity 3D".

I once again "forgot" to recycle.

Gravity: Scores 8 out of 10 Booster Rockets.

And in the spirit of my October Celebration Month,
here are a few witches that are in front of
a Halloween Superstore.

Monday, October 21, 2013

I think this is the most gross costume I've seen this year.
For $32.99 you may be a member of the "Ass Family".
I don't even want to say what kind of a cigar comes with
this costume, but if you open the photo big in a
new window or tab you can see it.

I love this mask. Pretty vivid. This guy is messed UP.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Today is "Witch Day" here at El Rancho De La Tex. So
let's get this here Rambler on the road. The above witch is
lookin' a little like that poison apple lady from Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs. I'm thinkin' that's who she is.

And this witch?
Looks a little too dern happy is what I'm thinkin'.

Wow. "Witch Day" went by really fast this year.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

This guy struggles in the body bag and makes jokes about how
he is just gonna hang around, and "Hey! Why are all you guys
walking around on your heads?!" I love the colors on him
although I think that the green glow is from a floodlight.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Do ya wanna paaarty? It's party time!
Ahem, and dinner is served... in the hallway.

This must be the place.

Both these guys are at the Spirit Halloween store.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I for the most part cannot afford a real honest to goodness Jason
Voorhees replica hockey mask. Although someday I will I'm bettin'.
In 2007 I bought this really cheap Jason mask at the Spirit Store.
They are still selling these. This one has just been a'hangin out in my
closet for years. And yes, the left (Jason's left) eye has black mesh
in it to reflect Jason's deformed and offset eye that would not
show through the eye cutout. I love that guy. You know that.

Cheap foam abounds at the Superstore.
Bones, bones, everywhere, and no good skull to buy. *sigh*

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I took a picture of this pumpkin head guy hanging up at
the Halloween Superstore. I liked him, so...

...that's the guy I used in my banner celebrating the month
of October for 2013 (which you see at the top of the page
of course, if you are looking at this in October of 2013).

And do you know what? Yesterday I posted a picture of some
fake cigarettes with an evil smoker on the front of the package
and today, upon closer inspection, I see that the dang cigarette is
"photoshopped" onto his lips. So I guess he is not evil and bad
after all! He is probably just a model!

Lizzy Tex Borden! Queen of aspersion casting.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Exciting stuff today.
Clown horror/gore. Hey, these things might not look so scary
by the light of day, but tell me that a clown coming at you
in your home in the middle of the night with one of these
things (foam or not) would not get your blood flowing.
Yeah, it would. You know it would. It would.

And hey, Zombie Guts. Hoo-rah! Not sure what makes
them any different than regular guts, but hey, I am down
with 'em. And don't let your dang youngins play with
the plastic bag. And don't line their cribs with it either.

And how about THESE things. Look at the bad bad smoking
man on the package. Filthy creature. *shiver* And these fake
cigarettes "contain small parts. Not for Children under 3 years."
There go the costume ideas for the grandbabies right outta
the dern window. And look at the bad bad smoking man.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I've never seen a steampunk Jason Voorhees or a Jason
Voorhees steampunk hockey mask before.

Okay. Now you're not even trying.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

We had a flat tire yesterday while running errands. Tires were due
to all be replaced at the end of this month but two went bad in one
day. Ended up being towed to Pep Boys for new ones. They were
the only place open this time of night.

Manny, Moe and Jack. Grew up with these guys. Made dirty little
sculptures with their matchbook covers back in the day. Pep
Bros took care of us and 2.5 hours from flat to back on the road
we were good again.

And getting back to my October Halloween theme, this is why
foam decorations bite. Look at the damage on this guy. If the damage
doesn't happen before you buy it (like this one), it will certainly happen
when you get it home. I never buy foam. Would you want your entire
Halloween experience marred by this shoddiness? Not I, not I.