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Happy Creepmas Eve

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From the website
There's no better gift for the little ghouls and gremlins on your holiday gift list than this delightful collection of classic holiday songs—with a slight gothic twist! Your purchase of the entire album of beautiful solo piano music includes a FREE high-resolution .pdf file of the album artwork and tray card that you can insert into any standard compact disc jewel case to create an unforgettable gift that will be the talk of any yuletide get-together!

This is a fun little idea and its only $4.99 for the download. This will surely set the tone for your Chreepmas  parties. Click here for the website.

Dark Angel

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While we wait for Charles Band to relase info on The Dead Need Women here is his free movie of the week.







A little Svengoolie News

This week on MeTv will be "Island of Lost Souls"

So if you have never seen Svengoolie somebody over on the youtube posted the first 3 minutes of the intro.

Also this week Sven has said "we will be showing  “The Mummy’s Ghost” with John Carradine- in 2012."
And if that was not enough hinted to showing the Car as well. In his blog he was warning his new viewers  about Svensurround "I continue to hear from viewers about the Flash Gordon Svensurround episode…and the verdict is almost entirely “thumbs up”! That gives me some hope for when we run “The Car”, which is just loaded with Svensurround" said Svengoolie. "I’m sure there will be a few complaints that I have ruined this great “classic”. As I’ve said before- damned if you do, damned if you don’t. You can’t please everyone. I especially enjoy when said complainers react with such outrage when I honestly suggest that, if they want to see the movie untouched". I love the classic bit. Sure The Car i…

Turkey's Away

Sorry  for the lack of post's this week I will try and get caught up soon. With Thanksgiving on our heels and while working retail Black Friday is on my mind. Not to mention inventory the first week of December. Yesterday was Ella's Diabetes 3 month follow up her A1C was a little higher than we would have liked. She came in at 8.9% they would really like her to be under 8%. Other then those things look good. So just a quick share this week.

WKRP Turkey Drop




If I don't get a chance to say it later Happy Thanksgiving.

Svengoolie Saturday

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NOVEMBER:

on WCIU @ 11am:
19 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman
26 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

on U Too @ 3pm:
19 - The Island of Dr. Moreau
26 - Brain from Planet Arous

on MeTV @ 9pm:
19 - The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
26 - The Mummy's Tomb (w/ Flash Gordon chaser!)


It's a Bummer I have to wait a week to see Ghost and Mr. Chicken. I do love the fact that Sven is mixing thing up a little. I was starting to grow tired of Hammer Horror. But yet I will tune in for Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman.


Chicago get's into the Creepmas spirit

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Silent Night of the Living Dead

Theater Wit1229 W Belmont Ave Chicago
Barbara Cooper is home from college and she’s brought her new man-friend Ben to meet her family. And Mr. Cooper will be DAMNED if some zombie apocalypse nonsense is going to get in the way of Mrs. Cooper’s perfect Cooper Family Christmas—even if he finds himself with an insatiable craving for brains! It’s a race against the kitchen timer as the Zombies close in, threatening everyone’s Christmas cheer. What will become of Barbara’s family? Can Ben save Christmas?? Will the turkey be dry??? Grab the nearest blunt instrument, and gather under the mistletoe to find out on the Silent Night of the Living Dead!

Presented by New Millennium Theatre Company

Dec 2 - Dec 18, 2011

Fri, Dec 2: 10:00pm
Sat, Dec 3: 11:00pm
Sun, Dec 4: 5:00pm
Fri, Dec 9: 10:00pm
Sat, Dec 10: 11:00pm
Sun, Dec 11: 5:00pm
Fri, Dec 16: 10:00pm
Sat, Dec 17: 11:00pm
Sun, Dec 18: 5:00pm
Thu, Dec 29: 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 30: 8:00pm


Price:$15-$18

Show Type: Come…

Aquaman Vs. Big Oil

Poor Aquaman! You deserve more love.

Free Music Monday New Steelheart Single

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On Halloween Steelheart updated their website and are preparing a new album. Right now they are offering a free download to their new song "Black Dog".

Steelheart is a band fronted by Miljenko Matijevic. Mili’s powerful voice and multi-octave range have become the heart and soul of the band. Although they began as a glam band in the early 90s, Mili has recently reformed the band and turned it away from the glam scene. Steelheart's new sound is modern and edgy while still retaining overtones of Miljenko Matijevic's roots.










Slaughter asked Steelheart to perform a show which would occur in Denver, Colorado. The show took place on Halloween night, a night which will forever be remembered by Steelheart fans. While performing, “Dancing in the Fire”, a hit from the “Tangled in Reins” album, Matijevic decided to climb a lighting truss, which was improperly secured. Matijevic tried to evade the massive rig, but without success. The 1000 pound truss hit Matijevic on the back o…

Are you ready for some football...

...Music. Here are my favorite teams fight songs. Now if my dang fantasy football team would just bear down! Football Fight Songs by mda4life

Svenday November 12

19 Sleep's to Creepmas

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The list is growing! Up to 32 blogger's and websites gearing up for Creepmas 2011. Head on over (click the bottom at the top) to sign up or just follow along. Should be fun I have a few post's ready. I'm looking forward to seeing how people contribute to the event. I think this will be great retail therapy. I'm already sick of the Christmas tree up at work and the focus on the holiday. A Chicago radio station has started playing Christmas music already and the local station starts next Friday. Don't get me wrong I love Christmas Its just working in Retail hell with big corporation's truly forgetting what the holiday sucks. That's why I can't wait to come home to Creepmas for 13 fun filled days.

(Oh my sorry about the rant)

Dolphin Tale

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In Time For the Holiday's


Dolphin Tale
Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements
On Video/DVD: December 20, 2011
Starring: Morgan Freeman
Harry Connick Jr.
Ashley Judd
Kris Kristofferson

Director: Charles Martin Smith

Genre: Family

Synopsis: "Dolphin Tale" is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in &quo…

Let it Snow??

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So today the kids just could not wait for me to get home. When I got to the sitters they had their coats and out the door they went. I love the magic of the first snowfall but this was more like ice pellets not pretty at all. Never the less they were overjoyed to run around in it.




The Avengers

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How the heck did I miss this preview release!

Price Cut For The Home Alone House

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The Winnetka mansion where the 1990 movie "Home Alone" was filmed has undergone a second price cut, to $1.95 million.


It's the latest price drop for the three-story brick mansion, whose owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, allowed filmmakers to use the house in the popular movie and its first sequel. The Abendshiens listed it in May for $2.4 million and reduced their asking price to $2.18 million in June.

The owners, John and Cynthia Abendshien, had only lived for a year and a half in the house when Chris Columbus, the film's director, came knocking at their door.

"'Are you ready yet?'" the couple recalls Columbus asking. Prior to moving to the property, the Abendshiens were approached to have their previous home appear in "Uncle Buck," another film written by John Hughes and starring Macaulay Culkin.
Located in the well-heeled Chicago suburb of Winnetka, Ill., the 4,250 square foot, the three-story home looks just as picturesque today as i…

It's Diabetes Awareness Month

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Svengoolie Saturday

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on WCIU @ 11am:
5 - Curse of the Werewolf
12 - Dr. Cyclops

on U Too @ 3pm:
5 - Offerings
12 - Robot Monster

on MeTV @ 9pm:
5 - Dr. Cyclops
12 - Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman







Later this month for my area Ghost and Mr. Chicken! That kicks But.





Nick Boynton Diabetes Spotlight

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Nick Boynton Biography

Claim to Fame: NHL Hockey Player
DOB: January 14, 1979
Diabetes Type: 1


Boynton is a professional hockey player best known for playing on a number of teams within the National Hockey League, particularly the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. A born athlete, Boynton was raised in Nobleton, Ontario, Canada. He grew up on the ice, playing minor hockey for local teams and displaying his athletic prowess. In 1994, at the age of 15, Boynton skated his way into the Metro Junior Hockey League, a branch of the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Caledon Canadian Jr. A. club.

In 1999, what should have been a banner year for the young player who was drafted by the NHL’s Boston Bruins, turned out to be a period marked by fear and illness. Suffering from extreme fatigue, thirst, and weight-loss, Boynton was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while attending a training camp in Boston, after his illness was initially misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Boynton quickly…

Creepmas for the Holidays

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Sinister Visions And AEIOU...and sometimes why are teaming up for a new Holiday tradition! So head over to get your creep on!

The 13 Days Of CREEPMAS! Go now and Declare Yourself. I'm in. 







Just Announced on DVD

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

On Video/DVD: December 13, 2011
Starring: James Franco, Tom Felton
Director: Rupert Wyatt
Genre: Science Fiction ,Action

Synopsis: A single act of both compassion and arrogance leads to a war unlike any other -- and to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. The Oscar-winning visual effects team that brought to life the worlds of Avatar and Lord of the Rings is breaking new ground, creating a CGI ape that delivers a dramatic performance of unprecedented emotion and intelligence, and epic battles on which rest the upended destinies of man and primate. Rating: PG-13 for intense and frightening sequences of action and violence
Length: 110 Minutes DVD + Blu-ray Contains 2 Discs
Retail $39.99
Available 12/13/11
DVD Retail $29.98
Available 12/13/11

November is Diabetes Month Please Take the Pledge

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With nearly 26 million children and adults in American living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on our country. Yet, most Americans don’t consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else’s responsibility; someone else’s problem.
Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paint a desperate situation of where we are at, and where we are headed:

Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes.Diabetes kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes. Now is the time to act.
Become Involved in American Diabetes Month® 2011
November is American Diabetes Month, a time to rally individuals, communities and families to Join the MillionsSM in the movement to Stop Diabetes®. This year, th…