repair

October 26, 2008

GRIM REEP-AIR

In times of vampires who ghoulishly scare,
of witches and pumpkins and monsters with hair,
It’s tough to come up with original fare,
so I reposted Frankie for this week’s “Repair.”

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For Illustration Friday’s word of the week, “Repair.”

From: Alice In Wonderland
Music: Sammy Fain
Lyrics: Bob Hilliard

I’m Late! I’m Late! For a very important date!
No time to say hello, goodbye!

I’m late!
I’m late!
I’m late!

And when I wave, I lose the time I save.
My fuzzy ears and whiskers
took me too much time to shave.

I run and then I hop, hop, hop,
I wish that I could fly.
Theres danger if I dare to stop and heres the reason why…

You see I’m overdue. I’m in a rabbit stew,
Cant even say goodbye, hello,

I’m late!
I’m late!
I’m late! Read the rest of this entry »

hallowiener dog

October 16, 2008

Sick of the ubiquitous Halloween theme yet? Not me, I’m loving every minute of it. Just can’t get enough pumpkins, witches, candy corn and, of course, the ever popular, Hallowiener dog.

However, everyone has their limits. For instance, I certainly don’t envy the employees of Rite Aid or any of those Halloween specialty stores. You know, the stores that, along with the naughty nurse and sexy cop costumes, sell witches complete with flashing red eyes and irritating cackle. They also sell candy dishes with the skeleton hand, grabbing at you as you reach for peanut M&M’s or Snickers, chortling maniacally. (Hmmm, could that possibly work as behavioral mod for us Halloweencandiaholics?)

Anywho, I can just imagine, every day, these long-suffering employees going just a tiny bit more mad. Slowly but surely, being pushed to the very brink of sanity. Then… the gazillionth customer enters and ping, absentmindedly pushes a button that unleashes that one last witch cackle, that one last baleful ghostly moan or one last banshee scream, and SNAP!!

Employee goes ghostal!

Now there’s a scary thought for ya.

So, take heed, all ye who enter the inner sanctum of Halloween retail. Step lightly and resist the temptation to push yonder button, lest you unleash hell upon thee.

Ahem, so anyway, I thought I was super clever coming up with Halloweiner Dog last year, when I first posted this. That is, until I insisted on Googling it, to make sure it was, in fact, an original idea. Turns out, the whole freaking World Wide Web is lousy with Halloweiner Dogs. In fact there’s even a children’s book called¬†Halloweiner.

Who knew?

strings

October 14, 2008

Bertram Bunniweather realized only too late that he had neglected to read the fine print. There were strings attached.

“There are always strings attached,” he murmured under his breath.

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The Illustration Friday theme this week is “strings.”

sugary

October 5, 2008

He ate a great big breakfast
of sugar coated flakes,
with toast and berry jelly
and honey covered cakes.

He washed it down with soda pop
and wiped off all the crumbs.
He smiled up at the waitress,
but all she saw were gums.

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The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “Sugary.’