Sunday, October 23, 2016
What’s a haunted house without the totally scary David S. Pumpkins! Warning: frightening. This haunted house tour is brought to you by Saturday Night Live. This was on just last night, and there's already a Halloween costume for sale.
108 years later, Chicago holds its breath. pic.twitter.com/jnH02i34OV— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 23, 2016
The Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers last night 5-0, which means they are going to the World Series. That hasn’t happened since 1945. They haven’t won a World Series since 1908, so I am assuming that’s the 1908 team who showed up as ghosts for yesterday’s league championship game. The Cubs will be playing the Cleveland Indians, who last won the World Series in 1948. The 2016 World Series begins Tuesday.
Tom Hanks moderates Alex Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as they recreate the final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign on last night’s Saturday Night Live. Once again, they wrote jokes for Clinton, but just let Trump do what he did, and both got laughs.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 British horror/comedy starring Vincent Price and Joseph Cotton. From Wikipedia:
The film follows the title character, Phibes, who blames the medical team that attended to his wife for her death four years prior and sets out to exact vengeance on each one using the plagues of Egypt. Phibes is inspired in his murderous spree by the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Old Testament.
If you’re in the right frame of mind, like if you’ve seen a lot of horror movie because it’s October, you can find horror anywhere. Shadrach451 shared a picture he took of his daughters at the zoo. It turned out to look like a teaser for a creepy horror film. He even has a plot for it.
I like to think that it's about a Ghost Zoo, and their father is one of the exhibits, called "The Weeping Man". And these girls go every week so they can visit their dead father, but one day they show up and find that there is a new exhibit being built next door and they read the sign and it says "Children of The Weeping Man". In horror they turn towards their father, locked in the green chamber of torment and he says, "My daughters, oh my daughters... why do you think I'm weeping?"The image inspired two movie posters, one from JimmerUK and the other from Your_Post_As_A_Movie. But it’s the story that sold me. If someone makes that movie, we have evidence of the inspiration.
Cher, who is 70 but looks perfectly preserved, appeared on The Late Late Show with James Cordon and sang the classic Sonny & Cher ballad “I Got You Babe,” with updated lyrics for the internet generation. Cordon joined her for the duet. He sings pretty well for a talk show host! (via Tastefully Offensive)
Are you thinking of throwing a Halloween party? Maybe you can gross out your guests with some tasty treats, like the Bleeding Human Heart shown here. Gruesome Halloween Party Food is a mental_floss post I put together in 2007.
Friday, October 21, 2016
John Cleese is apparently a big fan of The Walking Dead. He told Newsweek:
“I can’t get enough of The Walking Dead. The beautiful scenery, the emotional depths of the characters and, most of all, the gentle sprinkling of horrific barbarism,” the Fawlty Towers star deadpanned. “Hopefully fans will think the video is dead funny, and if not, I might just have to introduce them to Lucille personally.”So who better to give us a quick rundown on the first six seasons? Warning: he says the season premiere will be on October 24th. That’s in Britain. It’s the 23rd here in the States. (via mental_floss)