Post Halloween Sugar Crash

michael myersSometime in the night the candy stopped having its effect on me and I just crashed hard. We were supposed to have handed out all that candy, as well as serving our frosted cookies to our guests, but the rain kept the kids to a minimum and our guests seemed to be happy to sip their cocktails, visit, hand out candy to the few intrepid water rats that arrived.

Later in the evening, we all sat and watched the perennial classic, Halloween, with Jamie Lee Curtis in her breakout role.jamie lee curtisThe movie still stands as a movie that all other horror flicks emulate. Watching the special features, we were enthralled to find out a few things:

  • the mask that Michael Myers (The Shape) wears was a Captain Kirk mask
  • the movie was made for $300,000… and made over $50 Million (good investment)
  • Donald Pleasance was the highest paid actor on the movie ($20,000)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis went on to have a great career
  • P.J. Soles’ career went downhillpj soles

I highly recommend the movie and hope you all get a chance to see it. Maybe OnDemand or Netflix.

Gadgets for the Halloween Geek

Images and info found on Device Daily.

While I was looking around for fun music and accoutrement for Halloween, I stumbled upon these cool gadgets.

doll sharpener
1. Living Dead Dolls Pencil Sharpener

I’m pretty sure I would want this around every day of the year. I can also think of plenty of my friends that are sadistic and freaky enough to want to stab her eye all the time.

zombie light
2. Solar Powered Yard Light Zombie

Although the solar powered option makes it attractive to have out all the time, I’m not sure how well it would go with my garden. This might be one that only comes out each October.

coffin fogger
3. Coffin Fogger

The coffin comes with an included skeleton, and oozes color-changing mist by using tap water.

spooky shadows
4. Spooky Shadows Projector

I tried to make one of these before. Sometimes it is just easier to buy something, especially when the one you made doesn’t even work (the shadows were completely undecipherable).

ghost finder camera
5. Ghost Finder Camera

Now when you get those blurry photos, you can say, “Oh, that is just the murderer who haunts my house.”

pumpkin PC case
6. Pumpkin PC Case

It takes all kinds.

pumkin PC
7. Pumpkin PC

At least with the case, you can switch it out (to your Christmas Santa case, maybe.) With this one, you will be celebrating your Halloween nerdishness all year round!

ghost mouse
8. Ghost Mouse

While the decoration is kinda cool, I’m not so sure about the ergonomics of the shape. We must suffer for our geekdom.

pumpkin USB lights
9. USB Pumpkin Decor Light

Time to decorate the cubicle or your house with these lights that are powered through the USB.

USB Hub monster
10. USB Hub Monster

I think this one is my favorite, since it looks like it was made by a demented 5th grader.