Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Wow did Halloween get away from me this year! So much going on and not enough time. We have not even carved the pumpkins yet. But in all of this craziness we have done some really cool and fun things.

October started with a Wedding. Ella and Lianey made
great Flower Girls
Early on in the month Justine's Halloween Blog came up with a great and fun idea to share Mix Tapes! I had a blast digging through my old Cd's looking for the right songs. Justine's mix is still in my car and has been playing scene the day it arrived.
Here is a cover of the mix tape I made.

Next up AIEOU....and Sometimes Why came up with another great idea with the Great Pumpkin Gift Exchange.

I sent out a few movie posters, convention cards,  eyeballs, gummy boogers and body parts. My Halloween Mix that I shared with Justine, home made Svengoolie DVD hosting Killer Klowns from Outer space and More. I had fun putting this together.
When my box came from Lisa over at Maple Grove Cemetery I was blown away! My girls loved the big rat and decorations and still drink out of the gobbets at dinner but what blew me a way was...

Cool Box
Some of my gift box
These are great this photo does nothing for them.
 ... this Man Cave hand made sign!!!! I love it I will post a picture of its new home in the near future. It will remain up all year. Thanks to Maple Grove Cemetery.

Then it was time for our first Halloween/Birthday Party. Costumes where not in yet so we scrambled to come up with something. Lainey went as a fifth grader and after Ella heard the birthday boy was going as Brett Michele she became a Poison Fan. Pulling out all that old 80's stuff was fun for my wife and I.

The costumes finely arrived from California where my Wife's aunt hand makes them! They are wonderful

Lainey as Snow White

Ella as Kermit!

Then it was time for Trunk or Treat at school.

Mr.Rat guarding the the candy
Ella and Max went as Babys
Fun costumes 
Car decked out.

Then when I came home the other day I was shocked to see that I won the Playmobile Trick or Treaters from AEIOU's contest! Thanks Dex.

So it has been a wonderful time here at the cave I just wish I had more time to post! I missed so many things that I wanted to do and I will still do them (Creepmas is coming). I thank everybody that has stopped by the Man Cave and I wish you all a Happy Halloween.

Happy Halloween

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Count down to Halloween Day 28

I'm sorry guys I have been pretty far behind! I will try to find some time to post later today but for now a little Monster Campaign Ad.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

T1D Challenge you can do it!

Help us celebrate Ella's 4th year of being healthy while she fights diabetes.

Throughout November, we're asking people to better appreciate what people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) experience every day, every hour by taking part in a unique mobile-based challenge: T1D for a Day.

When you sign up for the T1D for a Day text challenge, you agree to receive as many as 24 text messages over a 24-hour period that simulate the constant blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and dietary decisions that confront people with T1D.

While no virtual campaign can recreate the many needles required or the physical and financial tolls of this serious disease, T1D for a Day seeks to deepen understanding of the many heroic steps our friends and loved ones with T1D take each day.

Please sign up for the T1D for a Day challenge now!

Text T1D4ADAY to 63566. You will receive a confirmation text that completes your registration.


Click here to sign up via web. You will receive a text message with a confirmation code to complete your registration.
Sign up by 4 PM on October 31 to begin your T1D for a Day challenge on November 1-T1Day.
When you sign up by 4 PM on November 1 through 29, your T1D for a Day challenge will begin the following day.

By the end of this one-day challenge, you will have greater insight into what it means when we say that people with T1D never get a day off.

Thank you for participating in T1D for a Day!

Participation in T1D for a Day is free of charge. (Standard text messaging rates apply.)


The information in JDRF's T1D for a Day text challenge is offered for general educational purposes and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. You should not make any changes to the management of type 1 diabetes without first consulting your physician or other qualified medical professional.

But fair warning this is a 24 hour challenge read everything carefully. If you take the challenge please let us know. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Iron Man 3 Teaser

Count Down To Halloween Day 22

I know its music Monday and I will get to that I promise but I could not pass up the chance to show off the new Carrie teaser poster and trailer. Both look incredible.

Now back to the music here is track form the original movie.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bloodlust in Outer Space! Tonight on Svengoolie

This Island Earth 
1955 | B&W | 87 Minutes | 2:00:1 | NR | Horror  | Mono | Universal Pictures

Director: Joseph M. Newman

Writer: Raymond F. Jones


Jeff Morrow,
Faith Domergue
Rex Reason

Dr. Meacham is chosen along with others by the inhabitants of the planet Metaluna to do research that will help save their dying planet. However, an evil scheme is uncovered by the suspecting Dr. Meacham when he discovers the Metalunan's plan to take over Earth. Dr. Meacham then escapes an exploding Metalunan built Earth lab along with Dr. Adams only to be kidnapped while flying away in a small plane. A flying saucer wisks both the scientists off to Metaluna where they are held accountable for blowing up the Metalunan Earth lab during their escape. They later escape there with the help of Exeter the friendly Metalunan. Metaluna then self destructs and the Doctors make it safely back to Earth, which is saved from Metalunan invasion.

Can't wait to see this B movie classic! Did you know There was a sequel to this film in the works in 1956. Screenwriter Franklin Coen and producer William Alland submitted a script titled "Aliens In The Skies" to Universal Pictures, and for a short time it was announced as in "pre-production development" at the studio. However, the studio boss, Edward Muhl, shot down their proposal when he looked over the proposed budget for the film, to be shot in Technicolor and CinemaScope, and to co-star Rex Reason and Faith Domergue reprising their roles, to be released in 1957. It was too expensive, he said. Muhl's idea of a science-fiction movie in the 1950s was a cheaply-made B-movie with a monster in it for the kids.

The film also was shown in drive-in theaters in the US in the summer of 1960 on a double bill with Forbidden Planet. It was also re-issued in theaters in America in July 1964.

Next Week Werewolf in London!
Part of the Count Down To Halloween Day 20

Friday, October 19, 2012

Count Down To Halloween Day 19 Evil Dead

Well I guess if your going to remake a movie that is loved my millions you better be ready to put up or shut up! The trailer for evil dead (2013) has leaked....

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic!
Well I guess it did not take long for the law to find this video! I will update it when a new video is available

“In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Count Down To Halloween Day 18

Here are some fun little songs from old Disney Records. These are not mine so credit to the hard worker behind it CHEERS TO YOU!

Very Cool Power Metal for you brain to dance to.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Count Down To Halloween Day 17

Do you believe in Fairies, Sprites, Elves or Gnomes?

Just because we cannot see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist...Welcome to The World of Traegonia where mystical things really do happen.

Close your eyes, hold out your hand and allow the spirit of the Sunbow Prophecy to draw you into a place you have never been before. Meet a community of unknown beings who are the protectors of the Earth. See how they bring hope to a seemingly hopeless situation, a home to those who are at risk of losing theirs and a voice to creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Watch as three young friends work together to bring about change. No matter how big or how small one is, belief and passion can change the world. Choose to see the beauty in that which is different. Put aside the fear of what you do not understand and you just may find something truly special in the gifts that others hold. What they have to share could just be the thing to change our lives, or maybe even our world.

Earlier this month at Utica's Burgoo festival  we ran into these little creature's and found them really cool. I wish I would have picked up the first book Traegonia The Sunbow Prophecy.

Dino, an average boy from the Midwest, has a fateful encounter with two young Traegons, in a local forest. Traegons are two-foot tall forest dwelling creatures who resemble a cross between a troll and a dragon. Looking beyond outward appearances, Dino chooses to find out more about them and finds friendship in this most unlikely meeting. When the home of the Traegons, becomes threatened by an unscrupulous developer, Dino and his new friends Karia and Juna, must work together to stop the destruction that looms. An ancient Traegon Prophecy is revealed and these three friends find that their friendship is the key that sets the prophecy in motion. Follow them as the adventure unfolds and the World of Traegonia is unveiled. Learn of this incredible world within our own and you decide… is it real?

See more at 

Here are a few more photos from that day.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Count Down To Halloween Day 14

NBC's 'Munsters' Reboot 'Mockingbird Lane'

Mockingbird Lane is the dark drama version of The Munsters. This was set to be a new televison show for NBC. Bryan Fuller and NBC seemed to butt heads and have scrapped the the idea over creative differences. Now the $10 Million dollar pilot is a stand alone Halloween special. Mockingbird Lane will air October 26th at 8pm.

Here is a list of the cast:

Jerry O’Connell (“Sliders”) as dad Herman; Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development”) as mom Lily; Eddie Izzard (“The Riches”) as vampire Grandpa; Mason Cook (“Spy Kids in 4D”) as werewolf son Eddie; and British newcomer Charity Wakefield as “plain” cousin Marilyn.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

MEN DIE! WOMEN SIGH! Beneath that Batcape - he's all man! Tonight On Svengoolie

1966 | Color | 105 Minutes | 1.85:1 | PG | Comedy | Mono  | Fox 

Director: Leslie H. Martinson

Writers: Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Adam West
Burt Ward 
Lee Meriwether
Cesar Romero
Burgess Meredith
 Frank Gorshin
 Alan Napier 
 Neil Hamilton
 Stafford Repp

The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. From his submarine, Penguin and his cohorts hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust. The evildoers turn the 9 Security Council members in the United World Building into 9 vials of multicolored crystals! Batman and Robin track the villains in their Batboat and use Batcharge missles to force the sub to surface.

Released October 26,1966 to the big screen. Originally set to be the pilot for the tv show  and produced between the first two seasons. Thanks to its larger then normal budget the producers  where aloud to have a number of new Bat-Gadgets such as the Bat Boat and Bat-Copter

In the final fight scene, a stuntman playing one of the villains' henchmen dove into the water and hit his head on a metal stud at the bottom of the pond. He was knocked unconscious and had to be rushed to the hospital.

As of 2010, this is the only live-action feature-length Batman film in which Alfred is not played by an actor named Michael. Michael Gough played the part in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin. Michael Caine took over for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

This movie is full of things to watch for I'm sure Sven will point a few of them out but here are a few I'll point out.

When sliding down the batpole at the boat dock, Robin's utility belt disappears.

In the opening credits there is a flipped shot of Robin where the "R" on his costume is backwards.

When the Bat-Copter flies over the roof with the girls in bikinis waving, the shadow is from a Bell Ranger helicopter (the camera aircraft) rather than the Bell 47G that the Bat-Copter is made from.

Wrinkles on the sky backdrop are visible when Robin and Batman arrive at the buoy.

If you have never watched Svengoolie this is a great movie to introduce you to the man. Sure its not a horror movie but it truly fits the show and I'm sure that tonight will be a great time!

This post it part of the Count Down To Halloween 2012. Day 13.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Count Down To Halloween Day 12

2013 | Color | TBA Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Biography | Digital  | Fox Searchlight

Sacha Gervasi

John J. McLaughlin (screenplay) 
Stephen Rebello(book)

Anthony Hopkins
Helen Mirren 
Scarlett Johansson 

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. This movie will be out just in time for Oscar to take note. I love the idea and look forward to this movie.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Countdown To Halloween Day 11! Cricket Magazine

Every year when I was younger around Halloween I could not wait to receive my copy of Cricket Magazine. The covers always blew my young mind. Most of the stories were pretty dark as well. Sadly the building in LaSalle (a few blocks from my house) suffered from a fire a few years ago and sits crumbling to this day. The magazine is still published a few miles away in a neighboring  town.

Cricket is an illustrated literary magazine for children published in the United States, founded in September 1973 by Marianne Carus, whose intent was to create "The New Yorker for children." Marianne Carus still serves as the magazine's editor-in-chief.

Each issue of Cricket is 48 pages. The magazine is published nine times a year (monthly, with some of the summer months combined) by the Carus Publishing Company of Peru, Illinois. Its target audience is children from 9 to 14 years old. Until March 1995, Cricket was published by theOpen Court Publishing Company of LaSalle, Illinois, now part of Carus.

Cricket publishes original stories, poems, folk tales, articles and illustrations by such notable artists as Trina Schart Hyman, the magazine's art director from 1973 to 1979. Carus has solicited materials from well-known authors and illustrators, including Lloyd Alexander, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Eric Carle, Stacy Curtis,  Charles Ghigna and Paul O. Zelinsky.

One distinct feature of Cricket is the illustrated cast of recurring characters that appears in the margins of each issue, similar to a comic strip. These characters include Cricket, Ladybug, and other friends, most of whom are also insects. The characters are involved in a storyline that runs throughout the issue, but also comment on the articles above them. They define difficult words, draw attention to unusual facts, and otherwise annotate the magazine's content
So today I have dug up a few older copies that I have and would like to share them with you. Believe it or not, I still have Volume 1 Number 2 October 1977 but due to its age I prefer not to stick it into the scanner so for now just the cover. The one I will share a few pages came from the year 1977. For more information visit Cricket Magazine (They show this year October Issue with its really cool cover.) or The Cricket Store.

Sorry its hard to read it was a dark comic.

I love the witch's

Click the next page link for the 1973 cover

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