Spooktober ONT

pregnant moon.jpgPhoto credit: Aaron J. Groen

The moon.

The pregnant moon.

She giggled a little as the thought occurred to her, her breath steaming in the crisp October night. How can a moon be pregnant? she wondered. Who or what would impregnate it? She imagined the two of them, the moon and it's hopeful lover, the sun perhaps, enjoying coffee in a Soho diner, the night rife with romantic possibilities.

A pregnant moon. How silly!

She giggled again and carried that amusing thought with her into the Stygian darkness as the creature's jaws closed on her throat for the final time.

The moon.

The pregnant moon.

It's now October, which means that Halloween is just around the corner, and so I think it's time for a Spooktober ONT! The opening above is a 100 word short story I wrote many years ago to go with that photo. I'm quite fond of it, I think it's wonderfully creepy for just 100 words. What follows are some of the weirdest, scariest, most eerie greentexts posted at Reddit or 4-chan (and yes, I had to go there to find them. You're welcome for my sacrifice). I'm linking rather than embedding them for 2 reasons: Embedding them would make the ONT very long, and embedded many would be too small to read anyway. If you're not interested in things that go bump in the night, scroll on down and comment as usual. However, if you've ever told yourself that the distant crash from the basement was just something falling own (and convinced yourself that you absolutely did NOT hear that slithering noise afterwards), or that the goose that walked over your grave was just your imagination, or rolled over and gone back to sleep when something shakes your tent while camping (it's just the wind) - well, maybe you missed out on something not of this world. Something like, oh, I dunno...

Sometimes you just need a safe place

Oh, I forgot to mention

Polyamory?

Just hanging around

Guardian canine

This ghost is not a bro

He got my Sprite I got my Orange Crush

Mag dump!

How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they've seen AIEEEEEE!

Bloody Mary barks

The Deer Man cometh

Beep beep!

Say cheese!

A nice, relaxing, camping trip

And they say the ghost of Lucius Clay gets up and he walks around

Skinwalkers

Ghost Story

Goatman

Finally, a writing prompt. If you'd like to try your hand at a short story (limit the number of characters to what Pixy allows in one post) like I did up top, try this on for size:

moon.png

I'd also be interested in any of YOUR stories about scary stuff that happened to you. Post 'em below, either in greentext format or just tell it regular.

I know this isn't a normal ONT, and some of y'all may not like it, but I thought I'd try something different. Remember,

bad idea.jpg

Having one ONT dedicated to the scary things that slither through the night won't kill you.

Or will it?

MWAHAHAHAHAHA! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: WeirdDave at 10:00 PM




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1 st!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (v23vE)

2 Yo

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (mE7cY)

3 Yay, ONT!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (Bd6X8)

4 Damn it

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (mE7cY)

5 narf

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (xhaym)

6 Beaten by a puppy

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (mE7cY)

7 Someone should Photoshop the Eye of Sauron into that top pic!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (K5n5d)

8 7

Posted by: Theodore at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (pGonq)

9 The moon over what?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)

10 Hey Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (a4EWo)

11 STORY ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (2xlV3)

12 good evening

Posted by: wing at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (PlW9M)

13 9 The moon over what?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)
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My Hammy

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (RG7Wy)

14 Not quick enough...

Posted by: Theodore at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (pGonq)

15 Hmmm. Okay.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (tp+tP)

16 It is October, shouldn't it be harvest moon?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:05 PM (7bRMQ)

17 {{DDS}}!!

Posted by: jewells45 at October 06, 2022 10:05 PM (nxdel)

18 That's not Miami, Ethyl.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 06, 2022 10:05 PM (0Xln8)

19 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 10:06 PM (LsEU/)

20 First SPONGE! in a while. I'd like to thank the Academy and all the little people who made this award possible...

And creepy stories right before bedtime, Weirddave? Hard pass. I'll be back in the morning ...

... wait, what was that, tapping at my office window??? BRB, going to investigate.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:06 PM (v23vE)

21 M O O N

That spells moon.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 06, 2022 10:06 PM (BFigT)

22 Nice moon WD

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at October 06, 2022 10:07 PM (KqkX0)

23 Hey, I didn't get a harrumph outta that guy!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:07 PM (Qzn2/)

24 Writing prompt:

Frankly, I blame Trump.

Posted by: Punch the Justline at October 06, 2022 10:07 PM (7bRMQ)

25 That's no moon.

Posted by: Obi Wan Baloney at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (Qzn2/)

26 Parador. It is always Parador.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (xhaym)

27 It is October, shouldn't it be harvest moon?
Posted by: OrangeEnt

Pregnant moon, harvest moon... eh, same thing.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (ftFVW)

28 . . . It always was

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (xhaym)

29 {{{Jewells}}} , It has been a good day, indeed!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (a4EWo)

30 6 Beaten by a puppy
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:03 PM (mE7cY)


If it weren't for the absolute and utter annoyance that was Scrappy Doo, I would cite my PUPPY POWER.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (v23vE)

31 Posted by: jewells45 at October 06, 2022 10:05 PM (nxdel)


Jewells! Saw elsewhere that your doctors' results came back better than they could have been. So happy for you, even if there's a lot ahead.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (tp+tP)

32 The Moon is bigger than most people think. The top picture includes a banana for scale

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:09 PM (xhaym)

33 read the first two and quit.

Just not my thing. Got enough sorrow in my life without reading about others.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at October 06, 2022 10:09 PM (1DgE4)

34 I pressed and canned two gallons of grape juice today.
I have just begun processing grapes.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:09 PM (xhaym)

35 Pregnant moon, harvest moon... eh, same thing.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at October 06, 2022 10:08 PM (ftFVW)

That's right!! Two non-human things!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (7bRMQ)

36 Moon is teed up. Looks orange to me but I'm color blind

Posted by: Javems at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (AmoqO)

37 Jewells, congrats on the positive prognosis.

Obviously my pull with the Almighty has brought about a miracle.

Thank me later.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (Qzn2/)

38 26
I hate actors.

Posted by: Raul Julia, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (0Xln8)

39 I live alone. The strangest thing that happened to me recently was banging and yelling at the solid front door at night last week. FD had the wrong address. Scared the shit out of me for a bit.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (Ur3ox)

40 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday? That never happened when i was a kid. A Jack O'Lantern on the porch was about it. Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U)

41 The moon will be waning and almost new during the TX MoMee.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (llON8)

42 Why is the fall always associated with scary stuff?

Pagan rituals?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (mE7cY)

43 (((((Jewels))))) Very happy about the good news. Prayers continue.

Posted by: Iris at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (foa6+)

44 A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream...Not an ordinary dream. Not even the weird dreams that I am accustomed to having...No, this was clearly a dream visited upon me by a demonic visitor.

It *showed* me things, terror and pain, vicious body horrors straight out of a Clive Barker movie, but worse. I *felt* the joy and pleasure as it inflicted horrible punishment upon my tender flesh in the dream. It was attempting to convert me, to surrender myself to its diabolical worldview. It even showed me a vision of itself triumphing over angelic beings sent to aid me.

I have no other explanation for this dream. I have NOT been reading or watching any horror stories for some time, so it was NOT on my mind when I went to bed that night. I am absolutely *convinced* that demons are real now, and one of them attacked me through my dreams.

Sleep tight, fellow Horde members!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (K5n5d)

45 Moon is teed up. Looks orange to me but I'm color blind

Trying to imagine the size of the driver needed to whack it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Bd6X8)

46 She giggled again and carried that amusing thought with her into the Stygian darkness as the creature's jaws closed on her throat for the final time.


Well...that's a real downer.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (anj39)

47 41 The moon will be waning and almost new during the TX MoMee.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (llON

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Nice. A lightly-used moon. Still under factory warranty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:12 PM (Qzn2/)

48 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday? That never happened when i was a kid. A Jack O'Lantern on the porch was about it. Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U)

No, no! I put it up on September 1. It's a harvest display.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:12 PM (7bRMQ)

49 >>It is October, shouldn't it be harvest moon?

Hunter's Moon. Harvest Moon was September.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 10:12 PM (ZLI7S)

50 Scary story, yet true.

Joe Biden at present, occuplies the Office of the President of the United States.

And the FBI serves as his personal Stasi, and as the enforcement arm of the (d) party.

ONT Greetings, you buncha domestic terrorists! CHEERS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2022 10:13 PM (e6UQI)

51 48 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday?

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Fun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:13 PM (Qzn2/)

52 Thank me later.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:10 PM (Qzn2/)


LOL!! Hey thanks to not just you but all the rons and ettes and of course God Himself.

Posted by: jewells45 at October 06, 2022 10:13 PM (nxdel)

53 Hunter's Moon. Harvest Moon was September.
Posted by: JackStraw

I see we've got a moon expert here tonight.

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (ftFVW)

54 49 >>It is October, shouldn't it be harvest moon?

Hunter's Moon. Harvest Moon was September.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 10:12 PM (ZLI7S)

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All I know is, we're not investigating.

Posted by: The FBI at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (Qzn2/)

55 Hunter's Moon. Harvest Moon was September.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 10:12 PM (ZLI7S)

I don't want to see Hunter's damn moon!!!

Posted by: Yes Yellow! at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (7bRMQ)

56 48 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday?
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Some people just love to decorate for holidays, no matter how minor. I have a coworker like that

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (K5n5d)

57 Blue blue blue blue moon....
You saw me standiinnggg alonnnneeee.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (oHd/0)

58 I have found the most local of local bars in Happy Valley, Oregon

Everyone knows everyone's name.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (UoXlW)

59 Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U)


I hated those inflatable ones when I was commuting to work. They get turned off at night and in the morning when I was driving to work it looked like some sort of end of the world scenarios with deflated cloth balloons strewn about like bundles of old clothing, dead in the front yards

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:15 PM (xhaym)

60 I'm just here for the deviled eggs.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2022 10:15 PM (IyrhE)

61 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday?

Saw somewhere a few years ago that more $$ is spent for Hallowe'en -- decorations, costumes, parties, etc. -- than for any other holiday except Christmas. Not by me, of course.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (nfrXX)

62 Interesting. As I was reading the story, I thought it sounded familiar. Must have read it the last time you posted it (whenever that may have been).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (uPgE/)

63 One of the funniest gags on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show was the handling of Halloween.

All the literal vampires and demons stayed inside because it had gotten too commercial.

Hipster demons!

Posted by: mikeski at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (P1f+c)

64 40 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U)

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I can't answer that question but it has definitely exploded in the past decade or so. I've noticed this year tons of monkeypox pumpkins. Smooth, normal pumpkins aren't good enough any more. They need to be splattered in monkeypox.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (RG7Wy)

65 I have found the most local of local bars in Happy Valley, Oregon

Everyone knows everyone's name.
Posted by: Dave in Fla

Careful Dave - that's Ringo's girl.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (LsEU/)

66 I see we've got a moon expert here tonight.
Posted by: She Hobbit

*turns around*
*pulls down pants*
*bends over*

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (MGB5H)

67 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday? That never happened when i was a kid. A Jack O'Lantern on the porch was about it. Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U)

I make similar complaints. Not that I have anything against going all-out for Halloween or any other holiday, but you have to do it at the right time. Don't put out your Halloween stuff the day after Labor Day, and don't put out your Christmas stuff on November 1. Holidays lose all meaning that way. Appreciate them in their proper seasons, rather than stretch them out where they don't belong.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (tp+tP)

68 I have found the most local of local bars in Happy Valley, Oregon
Everyone knows everyone's name.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 06, 2022 10:14 PM (UoXlW)


There are a surprising number of Romanians in Happy Valley, they seem to work in construction and trucking.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (xhaym)

69 After a long, hot shower, you step out and begin to towel off.

You failed to notice the man behind the closet door. He slowly shuffles towards you, reaching out with his wrinkled hand.

Closer, closer he gets. He's almost touching you now but you still don't notice his presence.

Then he's behind you! He leans in, yellow teeth bared!

Snnnnniiiiifffff

Dammit, Joe. Fuck off.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (mE7cY)

70 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday?


Extended childhood?

Posted by: davidt at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (oTZbj)

71 Hunter's Moon. Harvest Moon was September.

Which makes it a huge rock of crack cocaine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (Bd6X8)

72 I make similar complaints. Not that I have anything against going all-out for Halloween or any other holiday, but you have to do it at the right time. Don't put out your Halloween stuff the day after Labor Day, and don't put out your Christmas stuff on November 1. Holidays lose all meaning that way. Appreciate them in their proper seasons, rather than stretch them out where they don't belong.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (tp+tP)

You're not Filipino, are you?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (7bRMQ)

73 Saw somewhere a few years ago that more $$ is spent for Hallowe'en -- decorations, costumes, parties, etc. -- than for any other holiday except Christmas. Not by me, of course.
Posted by: Oddbob at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (nfrXX)
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Probably half that $$$ is spent on candy...A sizeable chunk is also spent on Count Chocula, which is only available during this season... (ask me how I know!)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (K5n5d)

74 If had taken the moon picture, and had the skills to do it, I would enhance the color of the road to look like it was spilling out of the moon like a river. Not like the song.

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (ftFVW)

75 I see we've got a moon expert here tonight.
Posted by: She Hobbit

*turns around*
*pulls down pants*
*bends over*
Posted by: BruceWayne


That's the BatCave.

Posted by: a moon expert at October 06, 2022 10:18 PM (P1f+c)

76 Baris just released his poll of AZ. Kelly and Masters are effectively tied. Kelly has a .6% lead.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 06, 2022 10:18 PM (UoXlW)

77 I call Halloween The Festival of Candy. That might explain some of the appeal.

Posted by: Texican ette at October 06, 2022 10:18 PM (JCecY)

78 I'd also be interested in any of YOUR stories about scary stuff that happened to you. Post 'em below, either in greentext format or just tell it regular.

late '60s, preteen me is squirrel hunting in the Kisatchie National Forest. All. By. My. Self. maybe 5 miles from home, and on foot. slipped up on a gas pipeline, keeping just under the ridge so as to not skylight myself. just as i got maybe halfway across the cleared area, i see a hunting dog rise up about 20 yards off, stiff legged, growling. i whistle him up, and then another 8 or so dogs rise up in a triangle formation behind him, also growling. point doggo is the onliest one with a collar. I'm a runt, maybe 80 lbs soaking wet with jeans & sneakers. I realize my narrow ass is on the menu.
to be cont.

Posted by: BifBewalski at October 06, 2022 10:18 PM (3CCua)

79 It was a dark and stormy night...

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (anj39)

80 If had taken the moon picture, and had the skills to do it, I would enhance the color of the road to look like it was spilling out of the moon like a river. Not like the song.
Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (ftFVW)

I seem to recollect a horror story about a sea monster that came up out of the sea, following the "moon path" on the water.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (Fe55U)

81 Good evening morons and thanks wd

I think I saw a movie with this plot. It was in Svenske.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (EZebt)

82
Is this taken from one of those Instagram videos where the moon collides with the earth?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 10:20 PM (1Nxff)

83 *turns around*
*pulls down pants*
*bends over*
Posted by: BruceWayne

That's the BatCave.
Posted by: a moon expert

Yeah, imma just go over there.

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:20 PM (ftFVW)

84 Your 401k under Biden!


*runs screaming from the room!!!*

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:20 PM (mE7cY)

85 77 I call Halloween The Festival of Candy. That might explain some of the appeal.
Posted by: Texican ette at October 06, 2022 10:18 PM (JCecY)

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"Fun Size" candy bar bits are hardly worth a celebration.

Posted by: The FBI at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (Qzn2/)

86 Moon prompt:

"Ugh, did you see this alert, honey?" I rolled over in bed toward my wife. Squinting around the glare of my phone, I spotted her already out of bed. Standing there, silhouetted by the window.

"Honey? Did you get the alert?" The silhouette moved none.

"What's out there?" I asked, getting up and walking to her. "Honey?" I touched her arm.

She turned. The moon was in her eyes.

illustration:
https://tinyurl.com/55hc8r9y

Posted by: .87c at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (9Wvcs)

87 My uncle used to put in a pumpkin patch, letting my cousins tend it and then roadside sell them around Halloween. If you had a little extra land you could make a few bucks nowadays.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (lz5hY)

88 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en,
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Because the evolved American version of Halloween is actually kinda awesome, and one of the last vestiges of the freer fun times a few decades ago, and the adults want to recapture it.

Halloween is the best holiday in my 'hood. People go all out, especially the one guy on the next corner. Kids get to dress up and run around in the dark while the parents gently stroll with a cup full of whatever.

Christmas is pretty and a more significant holiday for a lot of reasons, but Halloween is just fun.

Posted by: ballistic at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (oXNqT)

89 "...Who or what would impregnate it? She imagined the two of them, the moon and it's hopeful lover, the sun perhaps, enjoying coffee in a Soho diner, the night rife with romantic possibilities."

Hey Miss Sun. What can I say? I tried to hold you, but the moon got in the way.

So I shot it.

Fin

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (hYnCp)

90 79 It was a dark and stormy night...
Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (anj39)

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...I had taken a creative writing course!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (uPgE/)

91 Proper Halloween front lawn decoration

https://post___.cc/CBTJw2QT

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (xhaym)

92 Is this taken from one of those Instagram videos where the moon collides with the earth?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 10:20 PM (1Nxff)


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And to think of all the hate I got!

Posted by: Velikovsky at October 06, 2022 10:22 PM (Qzn2/)

93 The moon has been raped far too many times to count. She'll have her revenge! You crazed evil colonialists!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at October 06, 2022 10:22 PM (z+OQR)

94 Mooooon River....

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:22 PM (mE7cY)

95 Fine, try this as teh proper Halloween Front Lawn Decoration

https://tinyurl.com/4wsfvdhh

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:22 PM (xhaym)

96 Ancient Scots prayer:

From goblins, and ghoulies, and long legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night*,
Good Lord, deliver us. Amen.

*some versions add "Northmen raiders", others add "Saracen raiders". All add "Longshanks".

Posted by: Fox2! at October 06, 2022 10:23 PM (qyH+l)

97 "Fun Size" candy bar bits are hardly worth a celebration.
Posted by: The FBI

Someone called me "Fun Size" once. Wasn't sure whether that was a good or bad thing.

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:23 PM (ftFVW)

98 i raise my .22lr up and the instant the point dog spots it, he's poofed away off, the others not far behind him. i don't rush, but ease my way over to the nearest climbing tree and get my ass up it.

the dogs see me up the tree and begin to gather 'round the base.
since i was smart enough to bring the .22lr up with me, i was able to keep it aligned with the trunk and take aim at the obvious 'gone feral' ex hunting dog pack leader. shot him through the brain box. the rest of the pack stared an immediate boss battle of whom was boss dog. i shot the next one too. took them about an hour to figure out i wasn't prey. after sundwnn, i climbed down and slipped the rest of the way back home.

to be cont.

Posted by: BifBewalski at October 06, 2022 10:23 PM (3CCua)

99 My favorite Christmas tree was the one I had aboard the Sunk New Dawn. Two-quart Mason jar, with about 2 ft. of synthetic Christmas Tree flexible decor, wound up with a similar length of white mini-tree lights.

Safe against fire and the two curious cats which were then my shipmates. Dec.26th, and back into the stowage locker it went.

Simple, yet held all of the meaning, right in that one lil' jar. At least for me, it did.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2022 10:24 PM (e6UQI)

100 Proper Halloween front lawn decoration

https://post___.cc/CBTJw2QT
Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:21 PM (xhaym)

Heh! That would be great to set up in front of a Planned Parenthood shop.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:24 PM (Fe55U)

101 79 It was a dark and stormy night...
Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (anj39)

"The cabin-passenger wrote in his diary a parody of Descartes: “I feel discomfort, therefore I am alive,” then sat pen in hand with no more to record."

Posted by: Javems at October 06, 2022 10:25 PM (AmoqO)

102 One of the more unusual stories I've ever read is Satyrday by Steven Bauer. It's about a plot by a sadistic owl to take over the world by kidnapping the moon. The only ones who can stop him are a psychopathic faun and his human ward. It's a very weird book.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:25 PM (K5n5d)

103 Someone called me "Fun Size" once. Wasn't sure whether that was a good or bad thing.
Posted by: She Hobbit

Oh it's a good thing alright.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 10:25 PM (LsEU/)

104 We totally support the American tradition of Halloween, giving little children of all ages a glimpse into the past to see what fun really is.

The American Dental Association
The American Association in the Search for a cure for Diabetes

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:25 PM (lz5hY)

105 From the "shit-did that just happen" Dept.

Late at night in the barn. Forge going and making a pair of sliders to use the next day. My favorite Aunt had died that day. Her spirit- gauzy looking figure- touched me on the shoulder and said good bye.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 06, 2022 10:25 PM (70Vdl)

106
Someone called me "Fun Size" once. Wasn't sure whether that was a good or bad thing.
Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:23 PM (ftFVWA


Yeah, that's a good thing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (mE7cY)

107 Heh! That would be great to set up in front of a Planned Parenthood shop.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


We're arresting all these dolls for FACE act violations.

Posted by: the FIB at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (P1f+c)

108 97 "Fun Size" candy bar bits are hardly worth a celebration.
Posted by: The FBI

Someone called me "Fun Size" once. Wasn't sure whether that was a good or bad thing.
Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:23 PM (ftFVW)

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I'm sure it was a compliment.

Amazon sells shirts that say "I'm not short, I'm fun-sized"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (uPgE/)

109

Moonlight on Vermont affected everybody
Even Mrs. Wooten well as Little Nitty

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (63Dwl)

110 i could hear the fuckers trailing me, they weren't barking. just out of my range of vision. enough to spook me. glad i d
had the presence of mind to not run, they'd have had me before i got ten yards.

hard to move through the woods like there isn't something with no fear of you hunting your ass. that shit scares me to this day.

but it doesnt hold a candle to getting treed by a panther. that motherfucker came up the tree after me.

Posted by: BifBewalski at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (3CCua)

111 Halloween was always a major party opportunity growing up.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (EZebt)

112 I'm sure it was a compliment.

Amazon sells shirts that say "I'm not short, I'm fun-sized"
Posted by: No One of Consequence at October 06, 2022 10:26 PM (uPgE/)

There is an Ette who goes by the nic of "Fun Size".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:27 PM (Fe55U)

113 79 It was a dark and stormy night...
Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:19 PM (anj39)

My son is reading A Wrinkle In Time for school. Never read the book, but heard of it, of course. Didn't know that was the opening sentence of that book.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at October 06, 2022 10:28 PM (hYnCp)

114 The Paolo is, how you say, "Fun Sized."

Posted by: The Paolo at October 06, 2022 10:28 PM (oTZbj)

115 >>> Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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We are at a very tenuous time in our history, at the crest, the cuspice between a new dark ages or a new renaissance. Attraction to the macabre is visceral.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 06, 2022 10:28 PM (0Xln8)

116 Probably half that $$$ is spent on candy...A sizeable chunk is also spent on Count Chocula, which is only available during this season... (ask me how I know!)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (K5n5d)


You're a fellow Bleatnik on lileks.com?

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:29 PM (v23vE)

117 It was a dark and stormy night.
Then, the murders started.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 06, 2022 10:29 PM (P+D9B)

118 The Paolo is, how you say, "Fun Sized."
Posted by: The Paolo at October 06, 2022 10:28 PM (oTZbj)
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Don't know if you were around earlier, but apparently the captain of the new Love Boat is named "Paolo." Congratulations on the promotion!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:30 PM (K5n5d)

119 9 The moon over what?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:04 PM (7bRMQ)
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Not over zero. I've been told never to divide by zero.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 10:31 PM (U1eOr)

120 Look out! Both Kanye West

https://bit.ly/3VbHNAg

And JK Rowling

https://bit.ly/3Mhqz0y

Are off the reservation!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 06, 2022 10:31 PM (FVME7)

121 You're a fellow Bleatnik on lileks.com?
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:29 PM (v23vE)
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No, though I used to go there a lot back in the early 2000s....

I buy a couple of boxes of Monster cereals every week during this season (Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, etc.)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (K5n5d)

122

The moon was a drip on a dark hood
An' they were drivin' round and round
Vital Willy told Weepin' Milly

I'm gonna booglarize you baby
I'm gonna booglarize you baby

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (63Dwl)

123 The things that scare me usually have fangs, poison sacs, very large teeth, or attitudes towards humans that are not exactly trust inspiring...

Like a caged bobcat in a recent ONT offering. Forty pounds of lifehate wrapped in fur.

I'd take on 12 ghost spirits before 1 bobcat.

Evening, all y'all.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (JOtiF)

124 Halloween is on a Monday this year.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (Ur3ox)

125 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years? We had this big old spooky looking place, abandoned, that every kid in NE Ohio must have broken into. A raccoon making noises in the attic will cause your girlfriend to seek protection.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (lz5hY)

126 I buy a couple of boxes of Monster cereals every week during this season (Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, etc.)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (K5n5d)

Bullcrap! I know you're the one who sends him Pumpkin Spice stuff.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:33 PM (7bRMQ)

127 {{Debby}} and {{Jewells}} It is good to hear that you are both doing better. Prayers work!

Posted by: Theodore at October 06, 2022 10:33 PM (pGonq)

128 My favorite part about the fall was always the girls in tight sweaters.

I miss high school.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:33 PM (mE7cY)

129
The Dance of the Goblins, by Antonio Bazzini, performed by Gil Shaham.

https://youtu.be/IJFmQ70RRUo

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 10:33 PM (1Nxff)

130

Kanye is now Ye.
Next year he will be Y

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2022 10:33 PM (63Dwl)

131 69 After a long, hot shower, you step out and begin to towel off. You failed to notice the man behind the closet door. He slowly shuffles towards you, reaching out with his wrinkled hand.

Closer, closer he gets. He's almost touching you now but you still don't notice his presence. Then he's behind you! He leans in, yellow teeth bared!

Snnnnniiiiifffff

Dammit, Joe. Fuck off.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (mE7cY)
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What, you didn't smell his shitty Depend?

Posted by: Ciampino --- get your sinuses fixed at October 06, 2022 10:34 PM (qfLjt)

132 125 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years?
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (lz5hY)
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Unfortunately, no. I had to live vicariously through Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:34 PM (RG7Wy)

133 Did I tell you about the time I was speared to the hood of a blue '57 Ford?

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 06, 2022 10:34 PM (0Xln8)

134 67 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday? That never happened when i was a kid. A Jack O'Lantern on the porch was about it. Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:11 PM (Fe55U

We had people in our neighborhood that put out decorations a few weeks ago. Apparently, they weren’t hurricane proof.

Posted by: Tofer732 at October 06, 2022 10:35 PM (fatpD)

135 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years? We had this big old spooky looking place, abandoned, that every kid in NE Ohio must have broken into. A raccoon making noises in the attic will cause your girlfriend to seek protection.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (lz5hY)
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I used to live across the street from an old, abandoned house when I lived in a small town in Germany. It was a genuinely creepy place. One of my friends and I managed to work up the nerve to go in there once (I was 12, he was 14). It was even creepier on the inside. And we never had enough nerve to go into the cellar underneath...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:35 PM (K5n5d)

136 I buy a couple of boxes of Monster cereals every week during this season (Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, etc.)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (K5n5d)


You'd get along with my wife, who does the exact same thing. I'd like to say it lasts until Thanksgiving, but this is AoSHQ and I cannot lie.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (v23vE)

137 Mais, me, I lak dis ONT plenny much yeah, you ...

Posted by: Dr_No at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (mu5GU)

138 I buy a couple of boxes of Monster cereals every week during this season (Count Chocula, Boo Berry, Franken Berry, etc.)

Trivia quiz: there is one other "monster" cereal. Can you name it?

Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (aVR8n)

139 Re: "don't look at the moon"

There was a sci-fi short story a read a few years ago about a guy noticing that the moon was really bright one night, and then that the power had gone out and stuff was sort of weird around the city. Kind of windy, too, if I remember right. There was no news or radio broadcasts. He was a smart fellow and began to slowly began to realize that the sun had gone supernova (or something similar, because I don't think our sun can) and the other side of the Earth was gone, and in a few hours our side of the planet would be, too. And the story was about his last few hours. It was a good story.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:37 PM (O01nq)

140 Trivia quiz: there is one other "monster" cereal. Can you name it?
Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (aVR8n)

Mummy something?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (mE7cY)

141 Now you see homes with elaborate spooky "movie sets" in the yard, with animatronic ghouls and goblins, and that shite is up for a whole month.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I wish one of my neighbors would do that.

I'd put out a single round-topped cartoon gravestone that said "ditto". And a skeletal hand pointing that way.

Posted by: mikeski wonders what's "bah humbug" for Halloween? at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (P1f+c)

142 Fun fact. In "Psycho" the blood in the shower scene, after careful research in the age of black and white, is Hershey's chocolate syrup.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (lz5hY)

143 Trivia quiz: there is one other "monster" cereal. Can you name it?
Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (aVR8n)
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"Frute Brute" -- cherry-flavored. Not bad at all.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (K5n5d)

144 When I imagined the video for this song, I was way off. But the visuals seem Halloween appropriate.

https://tinyurl.com/4cwercvb

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (ftFVW)

145 There is an Ette who goes by the nic of "Fun Size".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:27 PM (Fe55U)


So. A spinner. Did she leave a phone #?

I'm, er, asking for a friend.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (JOtiF)

146 >>> 139 Re: "don't look at the moon"

There was a sci-fi short story a read a few years ago about a guy noticing that the moon was really bright one night, and then that the power had gone out and stuff was sort of weird around the city. Kind of windy, too, if I remember right. There was no news or radio broadcasts. He was a smart fellow and began to slowly began to realize that the sun had gone supernova (or something similar, because I don't think our sun can) and the other side of the Earth was gone, and in a few hours our side of the planet would be, too. And the story was about his last few hours. It was a good story.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:37 PM (O01nq)

Larry Niven, "Inconstant Moon"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (llON8)

147 Ghost towns abound in WA state. Old mining and logging towns mostly. The old hotel in Index had a ghost. My partner and I encountered one in Wilkeson one day. Nice fella by the name of Scott.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at October 06, 2022 10:39 PM (P+D9B)

148 And the story was about his last few hours. It was a good story.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:37 PM (O01nq)

"Inconstant Moon", by Larry Niven. The protagonist gets his girlfriend, rounds up a bunch of supplies, and heads to a cabin in the High Sierras to ride it out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:39 PM (Fe55U)

149 138
Trivia quiz: there is one other "monster" cereal. Can you name it?
Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 10:36 PM (aVR8n)
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Frosted Mini-Dahmers?

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:39 PM (RG7Wy)

150 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:32 PM (lz5hY)

The house we lived in when I was a kid, all the neighborhood kids would always asked if it was haunted. I guess it looked haunted, being old and rambly.
I would shrug. My older brother and sister would say yes.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:39 PM (2xlV3)

151 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years? We had this big old spooky looking place, abandoned, that every kid in NE Ohio must have broken into. A raccoon making noises in the attic will cause your girlfriend to seek protection.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

An old boarded up sanitarium.

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 06, 2022 10:40 PM (MGB5H)

152 Moron Robbie, that sounds like Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:40 PM (xhaym)

153 Larry Niven, "Inconstant Moon"

*

Thanks errybody. I'm a simple man with simple tastes and liked it a lot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:40 PM (O01nq)

154 So. A spinner. Did she leave a phone #?

I'm, er, asking for a friend.
Posted by: GnuBreed at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (JOtiF)

I think she is married. Might be in Washington State.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (Fe55U)

155 Still worth a read for any sci-fi fans even though I know I've spoiled it for everyone. Sorry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (O01nq)

156 Fruity yummy mummy was a cereal too

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (mE7cY)

157 ... but this is AoSHQ and I cannot lie.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy

Oh, hell. Is there a full list of rules somewhere? Seriously? *muttering to self*

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (ftFVW)

158 There's an old hotel in Kingman AZ, still in operation, that is supposedly haunted. Old time actor Andy Devine's parents ran the place a long time ago.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:42 PM (lz5hY)

159 When we were kids we were told never to step on graves when we visited or a hand will come up and grab your leg to drag us into the grave. I don't think I've stepped on one since.

Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 10:42 PM (RxTXB)

160 Been married, divorced, and remarried. Beat cancer twice. Sat SAC Bomber alerts under Jimmy Carter. Laid off after age 60 and took 15 months to find a new job (down to $52 in the bank and a mortgage payment due). Was told flat out that because of my chemo, the WuFlu Shot would kill me.

You want something scary from me? Yeah, mac, I don't know. My life just doesn't seem to that many rough edges.

I lean on Psalms 91:5-10 a lot. Because it was only Divine Intervention that carried me through all the above.

Posted by: setnaffa at October 06, 2022 10:42 PM (bYETr)

161 Speaking of J.K. Rowling, I'm reading the first of her detective mysteries written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo's Calling. I'm only 50 or so pages in so I can't judge the book in its entirety but so far it is a well written mystery about realistic, adult people.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 06, 2022 10:43 PM (FVME7)

162 Still worth a read for any sci-fi fans even though I know I've spoiled it for everyone. Sorry.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (O01nq)

I don't think Larry Niven ever wrote a truly bad story. And that one is a gem.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:43 PM (Fe55U)

163 'Twas a Dork and Stormy Knight who rode across the Planes of Would that day. Over and over he spurred his trustee horse Tigger on to greater and greater effort, only to be rewarded with belching and great squirting sounds of complaint from his Fleet mount. He thought that perhaps he should have chartered a bus, but then thought better of it.

Somewhere in the cold distance, a wild coyote howled ... or was it just Jimi ... ?

Posted by: Dr_No at October 06, 2022 10:43 PM (mu5GU)

164 I make similar complaints. Not that I have anything against going all-out for Halloween or any other holiday, but you have to do it at the right time. Don't put out your Halloween stuff the day after Labor Day, and don't put out your Christmas stuff on November 1. Holidays lose all meaning that way. Appreciate them in their proper seasons, rather than stretch them out where they don't belong.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:16 PM (tp+tP)

Christmas begins with the First Vespers for the First Sunday of Advent, which is most often the Sunday after Thanksgiving. And ends at the start of First Vespers for the First Sunday in Ordinary Time, which is the Sunday after the Epiphany. Although this is currently replaced by the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which in turn was displaced by the removal of the Epiphany to the Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Family.

Posted by: Fox2! at October 06, 2022 10:43 PM (qyH+l)

165 There's an old hotel in Kingman AZ, still in operation, that is supposedly haunted. Old time actor Andy Devine's parents ran the place a long time ago.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

The skervin hotel in OKC is supposedly haunted.

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (MGB5H)

166 Scariest thing that I can recall at the moment was a trip to a friends parents cabin one winter weekend. We had to ski in the last half mile or so just before dark. It was a three room cabin, two small bedrooms and a kitchen/dinning/living room. No electricity, wood cooking stove, water from the creek, and an outhouse about 20 yards away. We didn't open up the cabin, just fired up the stove.

Later that night while sleeping I was woken by tapping on the outside window shutters. This got my attention. Thought maybe one of the other guys somehow locked himself out going to the outhouse. Nope, everyone was sleeping. Then I heard walking on the roof of the cabin, then wall knocking out in the family area. As I got my pistol and started to wake everyone up, something slammed multiple times into the cabin door. I thought the door was going to give way. (Cont.)



Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (IP9GB)

167 (Cont.)
Now that everyone was awake we lit lanterns and discussed what was out there and what we were going to do about. Every so often the knocking would happen, usually on the bedroom shutters. There were also odd howls that didn't sound like coyote or wolf. These sounded far away.

Dawn finally came and we burst out the door guns drawn but no one was there. Snow everywhere but no tracks to be found other than ours from skiing up to the cabin and a path to the outhouse.

We packed and left soon after. We never did a winter trip again to their cabin.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (IP9GB)

168
I lean on Psalms 91:5-10 a lot. Because it was only Divine Intervention that carried me through all the above.
Posted by: setnaffa at October 06, 2022 10:42 PM (bYETr

Treasures in Heaven, my friend. God Bless.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (mE7cY)

169 Kanye is now Ye.
Next year he will be Y
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Then YT.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at October 06, 2022 10:45 PM (FVME7)

170 159 When we were kids we were told never to step on graves when we visited or a hand will come up and grab your leg to drag us into the grave. I don't think I've stepped on one since.
Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 10:42 PM (RxTXB)

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You hang out in a lot of cemetaries?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:45 PM (Qzn2/)

171 Pro tip. Most of us are past 29, so pass this on to the young 'uns. When you break into a haunted house with your girlfriend, have a small but heavy piece of river rock in your pocket to drop on the floor when she isn't looking.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:45 PM (lz5hY)

172 Anybody here have a haunted house (not the ones set up for Halloween) that you and friends would "visit" in your teen years? We had this big old spooky looking place, abandoned, that every kid in NE Ohio must have broken into. A raccoon making noises in the attic will cause your girlfriend to seek protection.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

An old boarded up sanitarium.
Posted by: BruceWayne

Nice. The best I've got is those signs warning that hitch-hikers might be escaping convicts.

Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:46 PM (ftFVW)

173
Fiction stories of exactly 100 words are called "drabbles".

Posted by: ArthurK at October 06, 2022 10:46 PM (I4LBw)

174 OAP: It’s not just Halloween; it’s also Easter. I think people, for whatever reason, are recognizing more the beginning and the end of Winter. Not to mention that Halloween is just plain fun. For a few weeks, everyone gets to be a kid again. Pumpkin spice every thing. Jack Skellington. Saying goodbye to all the garden chores. Stuffing yourself stupid with all the candy you gave up last New Year’s Day when you hopped on the scale for the first time in two months.

Posted by: Captain Joepha Sabin at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (dJeaw)

175 An old boarded up sanitarium.

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 06, 2022 10:40 PM (MGB5H)

There is one on U.S. 31W just outside of Louisville. When kids, my brother and I would hide in the back seat whenever Dad drove by.

Posted by: Javems at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (AmoqO)

176 Is it too late to quote Echo and Bunnymen lyrics?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (IyrhE)

177 "I hated those inflatable ones when I was commuting to work.
Posted by: Kindltot"


Giant balloons are the lowest form of yard decorations. What is scary, amusing, or interesting l about a 20' inflated skeleton? Even worse are the Christmas one. They are an eyesore. Get off my lawn!

Posted by: Ripley at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (PTDkx)

178 I grew up in a huge old farmhouse (probably 25+ rooms). Parts of it were around in George Washington's time. There are more than a few stories of unexplainable happenings.

My grandmother (or great grandmother) swore she was knitting in the living room and a ball (not a bolt) of lightning came down the chimney, rolled across the floor, and out the front door.

My sister, decades later, saw a similar ball in a room at the end of an upstairs back hallway. It moved towards her. I don't remember what happened in the end.

Finally a lady who rented a few rooms about 15 years ago was sitting on her bed and she says someone she couldn't see sat down next to her. She said it seemed like a very friendly presence.

I lived in that house for 20+ years. I never saw any of this stuff but I do not doubt these stories. It's a strange and wonderful old house.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 10:48 PM (U1eOr)

179 We knew the war was going to kick off soon. We were set. We were ready. We'd been told to expect an alarm when the bombing started. I was in the sleeping tent I shared with some of the other staff officers. Thought I'd catch a few zzz's before it started. We had been told to expect it just after midnight.
The alarm sounded as I was trying to clean up. OK. No problem. I was still dressed and quickly put on my chemical suit. Decided to quickly brush my teeth.
Then the chemical alarm sounded.
Oh fuck!
I'm spitting out colgate minty freshness.
Then a second alarm. Oh hell!
I put on the chemical mask. All I smell is toothpaste.
I want to go to the bathroom badly.
And all I can think is what a shitty way to die.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:48 PM (anj39)

180 Giant balloons are the lowest form of yard decorations. What is scary, amusing, or interesting l about a 20' inflated skeleton? Even worse are the Christmas one. They are an eyesore. Get off my lawn!
Posted by: Ripley at

Just stop putting them in your yard if you don't like them. *shrug*

Posted by: BruceWayne at October 06, 2022 10:48 PM (MGB5H)

181 I have one freaky story from my childhood.

My mom went to a psychic. She took along a tape recorder to record the session.

During the session, the psychic starts asking my mom about someone named "Tina". My mom has no idea who that is, they talk for a bit, the psychic eventually decides that Tina is my mom's guardian angel or something, and they move on.

Later, my mom listens to the tape. When the psychic mentions Tina, there's a heartbeat that starts up in the background, then gets louder and louder until you can barely hear my mom and the psychic, then quickly dies away when they change topics.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at October 06, 2022 10:49 PM (zsNaY)

182 Giant balloons are the lowest form of yard decorations. What is scary, amusing, or interesting l about a 20' inflated skeleton?
Posted by: Ripley at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (PTDkx)

Doggeh thinks they are very scary. Last Halloween someone in our neighborhood had a giant inflatable purple and orange spider in their yard and doggeh refused to get within 300 feet of it.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:49 PM (2xlV3)

183 If you've ever been riding down a dirt road near dusk, and you hear the howl of a nearby bobcat, you will discover your plain jane bicycle suddenly has 3 gears.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 06, 2022 10:50 PM (JOtiF)

184 I've got a spooky story. It starts with a fella named Hamilton pushing a lady down. Lincoln kicks her in the teeth and Wilson sells her to foreigners as he has his kids fight other land owners.

Then this fella named Theodore steps-in and sells all their souls to the devil for prosperity.

Well... this doesn't last long because in return for their souls and prosperity, they only receive Magic Dirt, which Does Not Exist.

Posted by: Slapweasel at October 06, 2022 10:50 PM (Ckg4U)

185 I'm spitting out colgate minty freshness.
Then a second alarm. Oh hell!
I put on the chemical mask. All I smell is toothpaste.
I want to go to the bathroom badly.
And all I can think is what a shitty way to die.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:48 PM (anj39

Gulf War

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)

186 You're not Filipino, are you?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:17 PM (7bRMQ)


I'm one-sixteenth Cherokee, does that count?

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:51 PM (tp+tP)

187 142 Fun fact. In "Psycho" the blood in the shower scene, after careful research in the age of black and white, is Hershey's chocolate syrup.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (lz5hY)


So-called stage blood used in plays and a lot of movies, was and maybe still is, thinned light Karo syrup with red dye the same color as fresh blood added.

I bought some at a fun shop (anyone remember those?) for use on my Leatherface Halloween costume 30+ years ago. It is absolutely realistic color and viscosity, but is a mess cleaning it off anything you accidentally get it on.

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 10:51 PM (AMIL/)

188 "Doggeh thinks they are very scary. Last Halloween someone in our neighborhood had a giant inflatable purple and orange spider in their yard and doggeh refused to get within 300 feet of it.

Posted by: vmom"


Did I mention they are cruel to animals?

Posted by: Ripley at October 06, 2022 10:51 PM (PTDkx)

189 You hang out in a lot of cemetaries?
----
Just to water flowers of grandparents or to take a scary walk at night with my crazy uncle. Used to be considered disrespectful to walk all over the graves.

Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 10:51 PM (RxTXB)

190 >>> I smell is toothpaste.
I want to go to the bathroom badly.
And all I can think is what a shitty way to die.

-------
You must have been crestfallen!

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 10:52 PM (U1eOr)

191 That writing prompt

Sounds very much like an updated version of Niven's The Inconstant Moon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 10:52 PM (NiCFi)

192 There was a sci-fi short story a read a few years ago about a guy noticing that the moon was really bright one night, and then that the power had gone out and stuff was sort of weird around the city. Kind of windy, too, if I remember right. There was no news or radio broadcasts. He was a smart fellow and began to slowly began to realize that the sun had gone supernova (or something similar, because I don't think our sun can) and the other side of the Earth was gone, and in a few hours our side of the planet would be, too. And the story was about his last few hours. It was a good story.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:37 PM (O01nq)

Larry Niven, "Inconstant Moon"
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 06, 2022 10:38 PM (llON

Sounds like it has parallels to Heinlein's The Year of the Jackpot

Posted by: Fox2! at October 06, 2022 10:52 PM (qyH+l)

193 That's terrifying

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:52 PM (2xlV3)

194 An old boarded up sanitarium.
Posted by: BruceWayne

Nice. The best I've got is those signs warning that hitch-hikers might be escaping convicts.
Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:46 PM (ftFVW)

The town of Mineral Wells, Texas really does have a real creepy old boarded up sanitarium that gets used at times like these.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (r46W7)

195 Oops paste fail

Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (IP9GB)
- terrifying story

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (2xlV3)

196 And the Horde beat me to it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (NiCFi)

197 Gulf War
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)

Yup

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (anj39)

198 I lean on Psalms 91:5-10 a lot. Because it was only Divine Intervention that carried me through all the above.
Posted by: setnaffa

Amen to that. Glad you're hanging tough.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (LsEU/)

199 196 And the Horde beat me to it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (NiCFi

Place is full of smarty pants-less people.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (mE7cY)

200 Two recruiters got in touch with me today, both for pretty cool sounding positions. Tech companies, but not the super evil ones, just quasi evil, lol.

Recruiter calls have dried up over the past 3, 4 months. Wonder if this is a sign things are turning? Coincidence? Full moon?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (PE6K1)

201 I'm one-sixteenth Cherokee, does that count?

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:51 PM (tp+tP)

Sadly, no. You must be at least one-quarter Chickasaw to claim ancestry!

Filipino supermarkets put their Christmas Lanterns out last week....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (7bRMQ)

202 Used to be considered disrespectful to walk all over the graves.
Posted by: dartist

I still think it is. I refuse to do that.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (Ur3ox)

203 You want a horror story?

I give you a Whorer Story.

Hillary's snizz is said to be haunted by Webb Hubbel's ghost. Which is why Slick ain't touched that thing since Chelsea oozed out.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (e6UQI)

204 Sorry to say, I have no personal Halloween stories.

My mom and my sister swear they've had experiences of some kind, but not me. Guess the ghosts don't find me particularly interesting, and I'm okay with that.

Posted by: Dr. T at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (tp+tP)

205 Used to be considered disrespectful to walk all over the graves.
Posted by: dartist

*

I was taught that, too, and have taught my kids to try and see the lines and walk between them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (rCyBc)

206 People in East Texas may know of Stagecoach Road in Marshall. I drove it once in the daytime, I will not drive it at night. This was on the way to the town in Jefferson to visit The Grove, a house that is supposed to be one of the most haunted in America. Nothing happened on my tour but I get a newsletter from owner of The Grove every month. I'm convinced something truly weird is going on there.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (RG7Wy)

207 Nice. The best I've got is those signs warning that hitch-hikers might be escaping convicts.
Posted by: She Hobbit at October 06, 2022 10:46 PM (ftFVW)

Now, there would be a good scary story...by means of a fiendishly clever plan, a Death Row inmate in San Quentin, scheduled to go to the gas chamber in the morning, escapes from prison, and makes his way to a highway, and sticks out his thumb. Right away, a car stops, and he gets in. The driver is in shadow and wearing a hoodie. The con, being a smart alec, asks the driver if he is not worried that he might have picked up an escaped desperado. And the driver replies, "it does not bother me at aaaaall." And gas starts to issue from vents in the dashboard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (Fe55U)

208 Evening.

Does it count if I'm haunted constantly by thoughts of wasted years and opportunities while gazing upon the skeletal remains of what could have been?

*Shakes head*

It's late. I'm tired.

Night.

Posted by: Robert at October 06, 2022 10:56 PM (IJiSj)

209 You don't walk over peoples graves.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:56 PM (mE7cY)

210 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at October 06, 2022 10:56 PM (qAR6u)

211 189 There was a very old cemetery along the banks of the Mahoning River in Ohio, from the Western Reserve era. We would ride our bikes out there and fish (Lord only knows what kind of mutant fish we would catch out of that toxic nightmare). One day something was poking out of the bank, and we told the local constable about it. A very decayed coffin was coming loose due to erosion.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 10:56 PM (lz5hY)

212 202 Used to be considered disrespectful to walk all over the graves.
Posted by: dartist

I still think it is. I refuse to do that.
Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (Ur3ox)
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Last week I visited Lee Harvey Oswald's grave. I am respectful also but for this guy I didn't care. Walked all over it, including the headstone.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 10:57 PM (RG7Wy)

213
Hillary's snizz is said to be haunted by Webb Hubbel's ghost. Which is why Slick ain't touched that thing since Chelsea oozed out.


----------

Point of Order: It has never been definitively confirmed which orifice Chelz actually oozed out of.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 10:57 PM (Qzn2/)

214 I still think it is. I refuse to do that.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 10:54 PM (Ur3ox)

Unless the cemetery tells you if the grave is in front or behind the headstone, you can't be sure where to walk.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 10:57 PM (7bRMQ)

215 Still worth a read for any sci-fi fans even though I know I've spoiled it for everyone. Sorry.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:41 PM (O01nq)


Story is older than Star Wars, no spoiling done

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 10:58 PM (xhaym)

216 Anonosaurus Wrecks, I am currently, reading the sixth Cormoran Strike novel by Robert Galbraith, The Ink Black Heart, It is a hefty tome, over 1000 pages.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 06, 2022 10:58 PM (a4EWo)

217 Unless the cemetery tells you if the grave is in front or behind the headstone, you can't be sure where to walk.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

**

Down here in the South it's usually fairly clear, but we don't often have them in places where space is at a premium.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:58 PM (rCyBc)

218 Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2022 10:55 PM (e6UQI)

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That was scary enough that I read it like I used to watch scary movies - with my hand over my eyes and just enough space between the fingers to make out what was happening.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 10:59 PM (U1eOr)

219 Spooky is moving into an apartment after living in a house for forty years. So far, it’s like living in a hotel. People walking up and down the hallways all night long. Toilets flushing. Doors opening and closing. The occasional thud. It’s not so bad during the day, but the nights are really bugging me. At least I’m not next to the elevator and there are no ice machines. Ice machines would just be the cherry on the top of this particularly icky sundae. OTOH, I do not miss the motorcycles racing around the neighborhood all hours of the night or day or the souped up vehicle engines. Nobody is wandering around screaming obscenities for some unknown reason. I have a lovely view outside my windows rather than looking at a bunch of crowded together houses built a hundred years ago. And no jerks are blowing off fire crackers any damn time they feel the need.

Posted by: Captain Joepha Sabin at October 06, 2022 10:59 PM (dJeaw)

220 nless the cemetery tells you if the grave is in front or behind the headstone, you can't be sure where to walk.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

I know where to walk. The Civil War section was interesting. I live in a little burg.

Posted by: Infidel at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (Ur3ox)

221 On a more serious note - Cancel Culture has apparently come to the scale modeling community.

Chris Veya has a YouTube channel called The RustyScale Show.

Some scum sucking sorry excuses of protoplasm are apparently making the asinine argument that since the model builder is building a recreation, then the model builder is making a political statement by applying the swastika to the German World War II vehicles.

I bet these scheiskopfs never actually built a model in their lives. All they want to do is complain and get attention.

As I posted earlier, a reason why a nuclear exchange would be good - it will weed out the chattering twits on Twitter and now also Instagram.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (NiCFi)

222 Kanye interview on Tucker was very good.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (YglAn)

223 When Retardo goes, I will not walk on his grave. Mom told me that's just something you don't do. Having said that, the prostate and I have cut a deal for sufficient range when duty calls.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (lz5hY)

224 Gulf War
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 10:50 PM (mE7cY)


The Fuchs vehicles.we had from the Germans were going crazy. (On board mass spectrometer). They were told the next morning to quit reporting. It turns out the chems were real, but just really crappy stuff. I spoke to a captured Iraqi battery commander and his first sergeant about chemicals. Yup! They had them. Three rounds per gun. Old shit.
Not as deadly as real stuff, but enough to set off alarms.
Enough to put a brown stinky smell in my chem suit.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (anj39)

225 Driving thru a big city as a kid we passed a huge graveyard. My dad said it was so crowded that they bury people standing up. Surely it was a tall tale, but it messes a kid up nonetheless.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 11:01 PM (U1eOr)

226 KGO's talk radio format was killed this morning.

https://bit.ly/3rDGIDM

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 11:01 PM (Bd6X8)

227 that's a good story, beartooth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 06, 2022 11:02 PM (r46W7)

228 Jewells: Congratulations on coming out with a much more positive prognosis than you feared. Not knowing but suspecting the worst is scary. I wish you the very best.

Posted by: Captain Joepha Sabin at October 06, 2022 11:02 PM (dJeaw)

229 . I spoke to a captured Iraqi battery commander and his first sergeant about chemicals. Yup! They had them. Three rounds per gun. Old shit.

I worked with a guy that apparently was one of the guys analyzing the chemical weapon sensors in Iraq in the Gulf War. Told me he they were real, positive results.

Maybe the answer is, yes they were real but the government lied because they were old, weak crap.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:02 PM (ESjRY)

230 Driving thru a big city as a kid we passed a huge graveyard. My dad said it was so crowded that they bury people standing up. Surely it was a tall tale, but it messes a kid up nonetheless.
Posted by: 496

Depending on local laws, you can certainly have more than one in a plot. My boy in is mine waiting patiently.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 11:03 PM (LsEU/)

231 Unless the cemetery tells you if the grave is in front or behind the headstone, you can't be sure where to walk.
----
I always thought there was a reason they were called HEAD stones.

Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 11:03 PM (RxTXB)

232 The Fuchs vehicles.we had from the Germans were going crazy. (On board mass spectrometer). They were told the next morning to quit reporting. It turns out the chems were real, but just really crappy stuff. I spoke to a captured Iraqi battery commander and his first sergeant about chemicals. Yup! They had them. Three rounds per gun. Old shit.
Not as deadly as real stuff, but enough to set off alarms.
Enough to put a brown stinky smell in my chem suit.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:00 PM (anj39

The shit he used on the Kurds was solid.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:03 PM (mE7cY)

233 Story is older than Star Wars, no spoiling done
Posted by: Kindltot

*

Ha, good point, but still. I'm constantly discovering so much great old sci-fi that I'd never heard of and that is nearly as old as me. Like Star Wars, now that I think about it.

Pohl's Heechee books come to mind. Those started in the 70s IIRC, and I'm an avid reader and big sci-fi fan but somehow never heard of them until some point in the last ten years. There are so many great works out there like that, too. I like to walk through the library and pick something old up and hope for the best.

(stop after book three if you haven't read them btw)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:03 PM (rCyBc)

234 Sorry Tonypete.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 11:04 PM (U1eOr)

235 Oh, I'm glad there is good news for Jewells!
What thread can I see the update on?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 11:04 PM (2xlV3)

236
The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox. Either Sept. or Oct's can be the Harvest Moon. Otherwise, Sept. is the Corn Moon and Oct. is the Hunter's Moon. (usually, proper Blue Moons occurring might mess that up, but I'm not sure of the devilish details)

November's full Moon is the Beaver Moon. This Nov, we'll have another full lunar eclipse. So it will be Blood Beaver Moon. Or should I say Beaver Blood Moon.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:04 PM (Mzdiz)

237 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.

Embarrassed to admit that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:05 PM (mE7cY)

238 Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 10:44 PM (IP9GB)
- terrifying story
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 10:53 PM (2xlV3)

It was. I'm glad there were three of us that night. Far as I know we didn't talk about afterwards to anyone about it except ourselves.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 11:05 PM (IP9GB)

239 Giant balloons are the lowest form of yard decorations. What is scary, amusing, or interesting l about a 20' inflated skeleton?
Posted by: Ripley at October 06, 2022 10:47 PM (PTDkx)


I always thought the darker or heavier ones like the ones used for advertising on the top of buildings would be prime sniper hides, especially since with the air flow they probably wouldn't radiate on IR

But not the MR Bendy ones that car lots use

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:05 PM (xhaym)

240 Sorry Tonypete.
Posted by: 496

Thanks - no worries - I've come to peace with it all over the years.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 06, 2022 11:05 PM (LsEU/)

241 On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red Roses?
Will he offer me his mouth?
Yes
Will he offer me his teeth?
Yes
Will he offer me his jaws?
Yes
Will he offer me his hunger?
Yes

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (4I/2K)

242 Dammit, Moon Moon!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (YJwUM)

243 KGO's talk radio format was killed this morning.

https://bit.ly/3rDGIDM

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 11:01 PM (Bd6X

24/7/365 Drag Queen Story Hour!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)

244 Again, will he offer me his hunger?
Yes
And will he starve without me?
Yes
And does he love me?
Yes
Yes
On a hot summer night would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?
Yes
I bet you to say that to all the boys

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (4I/2K)

245 November's full Moon is the Beaver Moon. This Nov, we'll have another full lunar eclipse. So it will be Blood Beaver Moon. Or should I say Beaver Blood Moon.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz)

We're planning a major add campaign in celebration.

Posted by: Tampax at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (ftFVW)

246 Frederick Pohl's universe at the start in Gateway is pretty damn depressing. Lottery chance on where an ancient alien ship will take you, will it be a horrifying death or make you a billionaire. And there were a lot of people willing to take that chance.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (NiCFi)

247 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.
Embarrassed to admit that.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:05 PM (mE7cY)


That's OK, most people prefer Oreos

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:06 PM (xhaym)

248 My youngest son (15 so not so innocent) has been finding and making Jeffrey Dahmner meme's and it reminded me of an old "Tales from the Crypt" episode with Christopher Reeve (pre accident) where he is a short cook owner of a restaurant. He ends up unknowingly cooking his debt collector and suddenly his restaurant is a success. Much more detailed than that, but it was one tale that I really enjoyed.
That said the short story at the top, has me now thinking down a dark path.
Like what pick up line would you use on the moon.

"I baby I would smash you as hard as that last meteorite".

Like I said a dark path fir my mind.

Posted by: Picric at October 06, 2022 11:07 PM (13tTk)

249 237 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.

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Vernal or autumnal?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:07 PM (Qzn2/)

250 Maybe the answer is, yes they were real but the government lied because they were old, weak crap.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:02 PM (ESjR

I agree. I think the newer better stuff was kept in reserve. I also think we didn't want to acknowledge it because we weren't taking casualties from it, and we only had one response.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:08 PM (anj39)

251 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.

Laden or unladen?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:08 PM (NiCFi)

252 Frederick Pohl's universe at the start in Gateway is pretty damn depressing. Lottery chance on where an ancient alien ship will take you, will it be a horrifying death or make you a billionaire. And there were a lot of people willing to take that chance.
Posted by: Anna Puma

**

It's such a great concept. No idea of the amount of fuel, the destination, or the time you'll be traveling. You might run out of food or end up going into a sun.

All while you're in a ship that isn't built for you, with ergonomics that don't fit humans at all, and with controls that no one has the slightest idea how to work.

Go!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:08 PM (rCyBc)

253 249 237 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.

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Vernal or autumnal?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:07 PM (Qzn2


Assholes.

*goes back to Wikipedia*

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:09 PM (mE7cY)

254 I still remember reports emerging after we toppled Saddam that some of the artillery shells found in IEDs were actually chemical weapons.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:09 PM (NiCFi)

255 I agree. I think the newer better stuff was kept in reserve. I also think we didn't want to acknowledge it because we weren't taking casualties from it, and we only had one response.

I suspect though that even the "weak" stuff is probably not good to be exposed to long term.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:09 PM (ESjRY)

256 Down here in the South it's usually fairly clear, but we don't often have them in places where space is at a premium.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 10:58 PM (rCyBc)

older cemeteries done properly have a footstone as well as a headstone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 06, 2022 11:09 PM (r46W7)

257
Vernal or autumnal?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:07 PM (Qzn2/)

Know whut I mean.

Posted by: Vern at October 06, 2022 11:10 PM (7bRMQ)

258 Meatloaf lyrics?

Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 11:10 PM (GpUUo)

259 Now that I think about it I don't think fuel was a concern with the alien craft. I think time traveled was the biggie. IIRC there was some odd dial that represented the halfway point and indicated when your return trip back home was starting, and the passenger would just sit and stare at that dial.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:10 PM (rCyBc)

260 ..I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.


I was fourteen before I learned that Taco Bell wasn't the Mexico Telephone Company.

(...yeah, I've used it before. sue me! LOL )


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (e6UQI)

261 Moron Robbie

Just means you have an excuse to go read it again. But yeah the sequels became progressively weaker and weirder. Which also applies to every Dune sequel.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (NiCFi)

262
You may wonder where all these Moon names come from. It's mostly Indian names that the Colonists picked up back in the day. But that was very arcane stuff until recently.

This "blood" and "supermoon" business is basically nonsense. Never was anything official, although with the latter, some are trying to officially define it. Most serious astronomers roll their eyes because the supermoon concept came from an astrologer. About 4 supermoons occur each year, so it's nothing rare.

Anyway, around 10 years or so ago, the internet click bait feedback machine learned that headlines like "TOnight's Super Flower Blood Moon will be the biggest you've ever seen!" generated a lot of clicks. They've been keeping it up ever since.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (Mzdiz)

263 older cemeteries done properly have a footstone as well as a headstone.
Posted by: Tom Servo

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It's funny, but even the trashiest of the white trash cemeteries down here (which has nothing to do with color, and everything to do with style and upkeep) have footstones at the graves. There are some traditions that are meant to be kept.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (rCyBc)

264 older cemeteries done properly have a footstone as well as a headstone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 06, 2022 11:09 PM (r46W7)

You could always tell in an old one, but the newer ones that look like a lawn with stones in it are harder to tell unless you can see a fresher one with the still discolored grass.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (7bRMQ)

265 "Just hanging around" was the hair-raiser for me. Anything with ghosts and Latin and priests freaks me right out.

Before there was 4chan and greentexts there was the Halloween night episodes of Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell. The only time I ever listened to that show. Nothing but spooky stories. Art remained completely unskeptical, as usual.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (YJwUM)

266 Maybe the answer is, yes they were real but the government lied because they were old, weak crap.
Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:02 PM (ESjRY)


Maybe it was because the weapons were sold to Iraq for the Iran Iraq war by the Germans with the US agreeing to it?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:13 PM (xhaym)

267 I have a big collection of tombstones I made out of pinkpanther 2" insulation that are very realistic, some skeletons and a coffin I got off the John Adam's miniseries set.

Some years I do nothing, and when I decorated I used to take pride in putting it all up the day-of and taking it down the next day, but during Covidtime I set them out early (mid October) just to give people something to look at, and also I realized I'm getting to old to do the blitzkreig decorating.

Posted by: Sarahw at October 06, 2022 11:13 PM (g1vnC)

268 237 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.


An equinox is overrated. It's boring. Same length of daylight in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. We're where the fun is! A Hot Toddy or a a mega-frosty brewskie, take your pick!

Posted by: The Solstices! at October 06, 2022 11:13 PM (AMIL/)

269 When I was less then 29, I moved into a house on top of Tantalus in Honolulu. The story was that no one had lived in this house since the owned had left sometime in the 1930’s until this group of kids moved in. And it’s true that there was no running water. But one evening I walked into the very large living room and saw a couple dressed in white dancing at the other end of the room. I just went on upstairs.
Sometime later I asked about them and found out that numerous people in the house had seen them

Posted by: Akua Makana at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (YkUJb)

270 Aphelion > Perihelion

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)

271 270 Aphelion > Perihelion

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)

20 bucks, same as in town?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:15 PM (mE7cY)

272 >>You don't walk over peoples graves.

The northeast is full of historical graveyards just due to the nature of the country's history. And they attract tourists in large numbers who come to see and often take rubbings of famous gravestones. Some of them act like they are at Disney World and just wander all over the graves.

Never understood that.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 11:15 PM (ZLI7S)

273 Where I grew up, fireworks were shot off the hill next to the cemetary every 4th of July. Thousands of people would gather there and have a great time. The only complaint I heard was from my visiting cousin from that strange land on the east coast. He was horrified.

Posted by: yep at October 06, 2022 11:15 PM (6WBZp)

274
"I baby I would smash you as hard as that last meteorite".
Like I said a dark path fir my mind.
Posted by: Picric at October 06, 2022 11:07 PM (13tTk)


You make me want to howl like the neighbor's dog when the Ambulance goes past.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:15 PM (xhaym)

275
Puppies run out and fed, Delilah exercised, the kennel dogs fed their water changed and put up for the night, evening prayers said. I'm finished for the evening. Good night, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 11:16 PM (ASoVW)

276 Aphelion > Perihelion
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)

Heripelion: a stripper in need of a Brazilian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 11:16 PM (Fe55U)

277 270 Aphelion > Perihelion

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)



Apolune > Perilune

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 11:17 PM (AMIL/)

278 Hmm... I should make a re-read list. I've got a bunch of stuff stacked up that I'm meaning to read, but I should also make it a point to re-read one of my favorites every year.

Good idea, Anna Puma. Thanks for the prompt.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:17 PM (rCyBc)

279 I was visiting some Civil War battlefields and it occurred to me I was likely walking over many graves of young men.

Humbled me, it did.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:17 PM (mE7cY)

280
The apsides for an orbit around the Moon are knows as apocynthion and pericynthion or aposelene and periselene.

Those just sound cool.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:17 PM (Mzdiz)

281 *looks on bookshelves*

Either there is an undiscovered box of books in the house or I purged it, because the only Heechee book I can now find is The Annals of the Heechee.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:18 PM (NiCFi)

282 Either there is an undiscovered box of books in the house or I purged it, because the only Heechee book I can now find is The Annals of the Heechee.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:18 PM (NiCFi)

Sodomy never ends well.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:19 PM (mE7cY)

283 Meatloaf lyrics?
Posted by: Weirddave at October 06, 2022 11:10 PM (GpUUo)

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Posted by: Count de Monet at October 06, 2022 11:19 PM (4I/2K)

284 The apsides for an orbit around the Moon are knows as apocynthion and pericynthion or aposelene and periselene.

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The moon is indeed a harsh mistress, lexiconically speaking.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:20 PM (Qzn2/)

285 282 Either there is an undiscovered box of books in the house or I purged it, because the only Heechee book I can now find is The Annals of the Heechee.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:18 PM (NiCFi)

Sodomy never ends well.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 06, 2022 11:19 PM (mE7cY)


But where would I be without it?

Posted by: Monkeypox at October 06, 2022 11:20 PM (AMIL/)

286
I was visiting some Civil War battlefields and it occurred to me I was likely walking over many graves of young men.

_________

Our National Specialty show was held in Gettysburg a few years ago. Her Majesty took Delilah and Val up and they arrived around midnight. The navigator took them through the battlefield. She said it was eerie. Even the dogs felt the ghosts around them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 11:21 PM (1Nxff)

287

Super Flower Blood Moon

Lay on ground. Light fuse and get away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 06, 2022 11:23 PM (63Dwl)

288 Never understood that.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 11:15 PM (ZLI7S)


We went once to look for relatives on a genealogy hunt my Dad wanted to do.

The old pioneer cemeteries locally have the old motifs from the East for the first generation or so, willow trees, lying down lambs, clasped hands, things like that top center on marble slabs. In the 1880s or so the fad changed to large granite plinths and round bolsters, massy stones.
Sometimes when I am in the cemeteries I feel like I miss them all.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:23 PM (xhaym)

289 I don't know why I'm reminded of it, but I once read that on the first Memorial Day there was a local group of women who asked permission to put flowers on the graves in Arlington, and the officials granted permission but only for placing flowers on the Union graves, and the women were strictly forbidden from placing any flowers on the Confederate soldiers' graves.

And after they had finished a wind blew all of the flowers off of the Union graves and onto the Confederates' graves.

Make of that what you will, divine or spooky, but it's a neat story.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:24 PM (rCyBc)

290 Our National Specialty show was held in Gettysburg a few years ago. Her Majesty took Delilah and Val up and they arrived around midnight. The navigator took them through the battlefield. She said it was eerie. Even the dogs felt the ghosts around them.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 06, 2022 11:21 PM (1Nxff)

I felt the ghosts in the Hornets nest at Shiloh one hot, bright afternoon. It was like a vision of being there. Same thing has happened to me, my wife, and mom at Custer's battlefield though years apart.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 06, 2022 11:27 PM (IP9GB)

291 I was visiting some Civil War battlefields and it occurred to me I was likely walking over many graves of young men.

**

I've mentioned it before, but just being at the Crater gave my entire family the creeps. Lots of bad juju around that place.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:27 PM (rCyBc)

292 We have, somewhere on our land, half a marble headstone that was meant for a Private who died in, I'm guessing, WWII.

We bought a property from the daughter of immigrants who built a stone wall down to the lake by scavenging pieces of slag granite and marble from the quarries in Barre, VT. Water has washed away a lot of the bank, and that fell down onto the shore. I figure it broke while being carved so it was discarded and replaced. It was an ideal shape and size for building and stacking.

Posted by: 496 at October 06, 2022 11:27 PM (U1eOr)

293 In some places the homeless live in old cemeteries - the kind with tombs and mausoleums

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 11:29 PM (6yMPP)

294 U.S. Ministry of Truth
@USMiniTru
Oct 5
Be careful of the potential dangers in candy bars this Halloween!

Today inside a Twix bar I found an FBI-backed plot to kidnap a governor, a #2 pencil, and season 6 of FRIENDS.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:29 PM (xhaym)

295 The moon is indeed a harsh mistress, lexiconically speaking.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:20 PM (Qzn2/)


Fun fact: Many millions of years from now there will no longer be total lunar eclipses of the Sun. Because the Moon is slooooowly getting farther away from the Earth. Eventually the size of the Moon seen from Earth will always be less than the size of the Sun.

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 11:29 PM (AMIL/)

296 In some places the homeless live in old cemeteries - the kind with tombs and mausoleums
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at October 06, 2022 11:29 PM (6yMPP)

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Marble orchards

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:29 PM (Qzn2/)

297 In some places the homeless live in old cemeteries - the kind with tombs and mausoleums

Perfect test subjects for the Umbrella Corporation

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:30 PM (NiCFi)

298 The changing domestic political ramifications of the Iran-Iraq war always amused me.

Iran-Contra comes to light: You rightwing war mongers should have been supporting the moderate, enlightened regime in Baghdad! Just wait until the we go to war with Iran and they use our weapons against us!

Gulf War I starts up: Can you believe your hero Reagan gave all that intelligence data and let the Europeans supply Saddam with weapons instead of supporting the peaceful Islam Republic next door?

Random Iranian terrorism in the 90s: See this is why you right wingers were wrong to support Iran! Saddam might not be the nicest guy, but he at least respects women's rights!

Iraq War: You know you rightwingers armed Saddam in his illegal war against the peaceful people of Iran right?

Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:30 PM (ESjRY)

299 Fun fact: Many millions of years from now there will no longer be total lunar eclipses of the Sun. Because the Moon is slooooowly getting farther away from the Earth. Eventually the size of the Moon seen from Earth will always be less than the size of the Sun.
Posted by: Gref

**

Yeah, it's weird. Almost like it's on purpose for humans in this small window of time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:31 PM (rCyBc)

300 Here is a complete listing of all Frederick Pohl books on the shelves: The Annals of the Heechee, The Space Merchants, The Other End of Time, and a short story collection he wrote with Cyril Kornbluth Before the Universe.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:33 PM (NiCFi)

301 CBS spikes story about Amazon selling suicide kits to kids:

https://tinyurl.com/Amazon-Suicide-Kits

This is a long thread from a lawyer who is suing Amazon on behalf of several families.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:33 PM (Gda1b)

302 Yeah, it's weird. Almost like it's on purpose for humans in this small window of time.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:31 PM (rCyBc)

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When you delve into the physics of the moon, you realize that there are multiple reasons that life could not have arisen on Earth if not for the presence of the moon, exactly where it is.

It is food for thought.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:33 PM (Qzn2/)

303 I just noticed that I have a Law and Order marathon playing on the TV. Anywhere, anytime, there's a Law and Order episode on. Can't imagine the residuals some of the semi regulars are getting. Talk about hitting a jackpot.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at October 06, 2022 11:33 PM (lz5hY)

304
Iraq War: You know you rightwingers armed Saddam in his illegal war against the peaceful people of Iran right?
Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:30 PM (ESjRY)


hey, relax, they sold the Iranians chemical weapons protective gear at the same time.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:33 PM (xhaym)

305 Yeah, it's weird. Almost like it's on purpose for humans in this small window of time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie



There's something like 50 different things about how the universe and specifically the solar system is set up all of which have to be exactly as they are in order for human beings to live of Erf succesfully, and to be able to have interesting events like solar eclipses happen. I read a book about it once. I'll see if I can figure out which one.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:36 PM (Gda1b)

306
It's the tidal interaction that is throwing the Moon into a higher orbit. The Moon is tidally locked with the Earth, but not vice-versa. Tidal forces are slowing the earth's rotation down, and conservation of angular momentum demands the Moon be thrown higher.

If that process continued, it would reach equilibrium when the Earth was in tide lock. Only one hemisphere of the earth would see the moon, and the days would be a month long.

However, the sun will become a red giant well before that happens.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:36 PM (Mzdiz)

307 Here's one I wrote years ago when I first was getting started with fiction. I did it for Kris Straub's Ichor Fall's site, and it's made the rounds as creepy pasta ever since.

Wolves of the Stillwood:
https://tinyurl.com/Wolves-of-the-Stillwood

Posted by: AJ VanOrden at October 06, 2022 11:36 PM (KyRTl)

308 >>In some places the homeless live in old cemeteries - the kind with tombs and mausoleums

Egypt has a very large number of people living in cemeteries. Large number being hundreds of thousands. There is a huge cemetery in Cairo that is nicknamed the City of the Dead where thousands live.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 06, 2022 11:37 PM (ZLI7S)

309 National Novel Writing Month is fast approaching boils and ghouls...

Are you ready to slam through 50,000 words in November to get your story on computer?

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:38 PM (NiCFi)

310 Yeah, it's weird. Almost like it's on purpose for humans in this small window of time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:31 PM (rCyBc)


I know exactly what you mean. The evolution of homo sapiens and our rise to our current level of technology and our ability to feed billions of us comes during a period of a relatively calm Earth, geologically speaking, a calm Sun, and no monster asteroids hitting Earth. Weird.

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 11:38 PM (AMIL/)

311 I was seeing these things...and this half wit Biden was saying these things...yet he is absolutely...so completely not even in the same zip code...

American's, those with a brain...yes A BRAIN
must know this POSFUBDCPOS is just FUBAR beyond belief!

he is gonna get us all killed.

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 06, 2022 11:39 PM (J00IM)

312 About the time of the Iran-Iraq war Reagan's inner circle said they wanted "both sides to lose".

But in the time since then the left/FNM has pretended that America was supporting one side or the other to help them win depending on whatever is worse for domestic political considerations at the time.

Posted by: 18-1 at October 06, 2022 11:39 PM (ESjRY)

313 Iraq War: You know you rightwingers armed Saddam in his illegal war against the peaceful people of Iran right?

Posted by: 18-1



Yeah, I remember this talking point. Turns out we sold Saddam some helicopters. The USSr and Chy-Nah sold him everything else.

But the US is uniquely EVIL!!

Yawn.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:39 PM (Gda1b)

314 , and no monster asteroids hitting Earth.

SAY MY NAME BITCH!

Posted by: SMOD at October 06, 2022 11:40 PM (ESjRY)

315 Gettysburg and The Little Big Horn are both places that are hallowed ground. You can just feel it.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:40 PM (anj39)

316 Rick Delanty, Lucifer's Hammer, "we used to control the lightning."

Imagine 20 years after the UN has imposed the Green New Deal and you are one of the ones who still remembers having your own home with electric lights and all this food.

Now that is a horror story.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:41 PM (NiCFi)

317 It was 1985 and I was mess cranking on the USS America crossing the Atlantic. While in the mess crank berthing far aft under the hanger deck late at night I felt the entire ship bump something and the ass end must have moved up serveral feet.

There were a few of us awake who agreed we hit something but there was no alarm and nobody ever told me what happened.

Now that was spooky.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:41 PM (Y274z)

318 When you delve into the physics of the moon, you realize that there are multiple reasons that life could not have arisen on Earth if not for the presence of the moon, exactly where it is.

It is food for thought.
Posted by: Cicero

**

I'm no spaceologist, but I recently learned that Jupiter is accepted to be Earth's "protector." It's particular location plus its enormous mass apparently influences the path of objects that fling through space and prevents them from striking the Earth.

It's crazy how much of that stuff is there, plain as day, for anyone who wants to see it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:42 PM (rCyBc)

319 HAH

Saper's in the house

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 06, 2022 11:42 PM (J00IM)

320 Wolves of the Stillwood:
https://tinyurl.com/Wolves-of-the-Stillwood

Posted by: AJ VanOrden at October 06, 2022 11:36 PM (KyRTl)

I see The James Madison read it and left a comment!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 11:42 PM (7bRMQ)

321 Jupiter is the Michael Moore of the Solar System, all things gravitate towards it first.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:43 PM (NiCFi)

322 Here's one I wrote years ago when I first was getting started with fiction. I did it for Kris Straub's Ichor Fall's site, and it's made the rounds as creepy pasta ever since.

Wolves of the Stillwood:
https://tinyurl.com/Wolves-of-the-Stillwood
Posted by: AJ VanOrden
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I'm posting to say thanks, but I can't read scary stuff any more. Or watch scary movies. As I got older that stuff started getting to me. But I'm glad you posted it and thanks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:44 PM (rCyBc)

323 I loved Gateway when I was younger and read it many times.

As I got older I appreciated the physiological story more.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 06, 2022 11:44 PM (RxUg1)

324 ..."But the US is uniquely EVIL!!"
Yawn.
-Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:39 PM (Gda1b)

Uniquely? -No.

...but we are on the Cutting Edge of Gay.

Posted by: Slapweasel at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (Ckg4U)

325 There were a few of us awake who agreed we hit something but there was no alarm and nobody ever told me what happened.

Now that was spooky.
Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:41 PM (Y274z)

Could have been a whale, snoozing on the surface. Or some poor sap's sailboat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (Fe55U)

326 Hello late nighters. Hopefully I can stay awake long enough to read the last 50 comments and sort of catch up.

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (Jzz++)

327
The Moon acts as a stabilizer of the earth's axial tilt. Without our big-ass moon, the earth's axial tilt would vary significantly, and that would mess the seasons all to hell.

And yep, Jove is a big ass interplanetary vacuum cleaner that sucks up a lot of incoming space rocks. It helps keep them from getting into the inner solar system enough. So Jove minimizes the SMOD chances.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (Mzdiz)

328 There were a few of us awake who agreed we hit something but there was no alarm and nobody ever told me what happened.

Now that was spooky.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:41 PM (Y274z)

Turbulence. Happens to airplanes all the time....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (7bRMQ)

329 Same thing has happened to me, my wife, and mom at Custer's battlefield though years apart.
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Same here and there wasn't much to see when I went.

Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (RxTXB)

330 Worst football game in history.

Time to hate watch We Had Rangz!

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:45 PM (Gda1b)

331 (slides Pete my chair)

About midnight here. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Don't insist that I accept what you are when you can't accept what you are at October 06, 2022 11:46 PM (rCyBc)

332 When the moon is in the seventh house, and Uranus aligns with the Klingons. This is the dawning of the age of the Democrats.

Posted by: The 6th Dimension at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (Xrfse)

333 Imagine a future where the only thing on teevee are M*A*S*H* reruns.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (Y274z)

334 315 Gettysburg and The Little Big Horn are both places that are hallowed ground. You can just feel it.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:40 PM (anj39)


In one of his Civil War histories, Bruce Catton wrote that soldiers killed in battle do not come back as ghosts to haunt the living, never disturbing residents or visitors sleeping near battlefields and soldiers' cemeteries.

Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (AMIL/)

335
Name the apsides of Uranus.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:48 PM (Mzdiz)

336 Haven't heard the term "mess cranking" since I was the Food Service Officer on the USS Camden (AOE-2) back in 1991.

Heh. That's a memory.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:49 PM (Gda1b)

337 Name the apsides of Uranus.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 06, 2022 11:48 PM (Mzdiz)


This is something to do with witch hazel, isn't it?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 06, 2022 11:49 PM (xhaym)

338 Scary: they want us to eat bugs.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:50 PM (Y274z)

339 321 Jupiter is the Michael Moore of the Solar System, all things gravitate towards it first.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:43 PM (NiCFi)
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Planet Fatso offers good viewing now, it's as close to earth as it's been in almost 60 years. Was out just a bit ago, it is closing in on the Pizza Pie.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 06, 2022 11:50 PM (RG7Wy)

340 Name the apsides of Uranus.

Butt stuff?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at October 06, 2022 11:51 PM (Xrfse)

341 Gettysburg is peaceful and haunting at the same time if that is possible.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 06, 2022 11:51 PM (WNVHV)

342 Jupiter is the Michael Moore of the Solar System, all things gravitate towards it first.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:43 PM (NiCFi)


Stacy Abrams just isn't feeling the luv....

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:53 PM (anj39)

343 I'd like to see Gettysburg some day.

Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 11:53 PM (RxTXB)

344 I've had two odd things happen to me. One when I was 9 I was taking a bath at my cousins house. They lived way out in the woods in north Lousiana. The closest road was a mile away. Anyway when I was getting out of the tub, the light switch clicked off. Freaked me out.

Other thing, happened when i was in high schoolat home getting ready for a soccer game. It was a night game, I think 830 or so and I was waiting at home for my parents to get off work and pick me up. It was already dark outside, and I was at the back of the house in my room playing Sega when all of a sudden the kitchen sink turned on full blast. Only time that ever happened in that house.

They aren't much but thinking about those incidents still gives me chills.

Posted by: Mishdog at October 06, 2022 11:53 PM (INonS)

345 I had a dream Brandon was getting us into a nuclear war Brandon was getting us into a nuclear war.

This shit ain't right.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:54 PM (Y274z)

346 The book I am thinking about is "Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe" by Ward and Brownlee.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 06, 2022 11:55 PM (Gda1b)

347 We had a lot of poltergeist activity in our house when my daughter was growing up. Most incidents were just prankish but some were a little malevolent.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:56 PM (Qzn2/)

348 In one of his Civil War histories, Bruce Catton wrote that soldiers killed in battle do not come back as ghosts to haunt the living, never disturbing residents or visitors sleeping near battlefields and soldiers' cemeteries.
Posted by: Gref at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (AMIL


Well, I don't believe in ghosts so...
But there is a lingering aura to such places.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:56 PM (anj39)

349 Imagine a future where the only thing on teevee are M*A*S*H* reruns.
Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (Y274z)


Better than Laverne and Shirley.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:58 PM (anj39)

350 349 Good Night, Horde!

Posted by: Theodore at October 06, 2022 11:58 PM (pGonq)

351 *watches static tv*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 06, 2022 11:58 PM (WNVHV)

352 Imagine a future where the only thing on teevee are M*A*S*H* reruns.
Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:47 PM (Y274z)


Better than Laverne and Shirley.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 06, 2022 11:58 PM (anj39)

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All Golden Girls would be hell on Earth.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:59 PM (Qzn2/)

353 Posted by: dartist at October 06, 2022 11:53 PM (RxTXB)

Gettysburg is worth the trip.

Posted by: Theodore at October 07, 2022 12:00 AM (pGonq)

354 We had a lot of poltergeist activity in our house when my daughter was growing up. Most incidents were just prankish but some were a little malevolent.
Posted by: Cicero
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They regularly hide my keys, and my glasses.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 07, 2022 12:00 AM (m/T6g)

355 Never did like your candied yams, anyway. Too much candy, not enough yams.

Posted by: The Ghost of Christmas Past at October 07, 2022 12:01 AM (Xrfse)

356 Never did like your candied yams, anyway. Too much candy, not enough yams.
Posted by: The Ghost of Christmas Past at October 07, 2022 12:01 AM (Xrfse)


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Sod off, poofter.

Posted by: Scrooge at October 07, 2022 12:02 AM (Qzn2/)

357 345 I had a dream Brandon was getting us into a nuclear war Brandon was getting us into a nuclear war.

This shit ain't right.

Posted by: torabora at October 06, 2022 11:54 PM (Y274z)


The longer Putin gives Mad Joe the finger, the more enraged and dangerous to the US Mad Joe gets. Now the Saudis and the other Gulf oil kingdoms are giving Joe the finger at a bad political time for Joe. Those generals in the Pentagon who claimed they were worried about what Trump would do, better be damned worried for real right now about what Joe might do.

Posted by: Gref at October 07, 2022 12:03 AM (AMIL/)

358 Eating leftovers and drinking the cheap wine.

Now is the time to say...goodnight.

Posted by: Nightwatch at October 07, 2022 12:04 AM (J00IM)

359 ..Never did like your candied yams, anyway. Too much candy, not enough yams. Posted by: The Ghost of Christmas Past at October 07, 2022 12:01 AM (Xrfse)


In the famous words of Popeye: "I yams what I yams, and that' what I yams!"

Or, something like that.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 07, 2022 12:04 AM (e6UQI)

360
There were a few of us awake who agreed we hit something but there was no alarm and nobody ever told me what happened.

Now that was spooky.

Posted by: torabora

Turbulence. Happens to airplanes all the time....
Posted by: OrangeEnt


They hit a water pocket.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2022 12:06 AM (63Dwl)

361 ...but we are on the Cutting Edge of Gay.
Posted by: Slapweasel
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Working the LA Times crossword puzzle, I came upon a clue:
'_______ Davis Institute On Gender In Media'

Don't know, don't want to know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 07, 2022 12:07 AM (g6tw6)

362 It's beginning to look a lot like a CF.

Posted by: The Ghost of Christmas Past at October 07, 2022 12:07 AM (Xrfse)

363 This "blood" and "supermoon" business is basically nonsense.

Thank John Hagee for that nonsense. Apparently there was supposed to be four "blood red moons" and in his book he spun some imaginative fiction that this somehow relates to Israel and the return of Jesus Christ.

We are still here, everything but the dates for the eclipses ended up being a lie and people still consider him an authority/prophet on The Rapture™

Posted by: Reuben Hick at October 07, 2022 12:08 AM (ceWUn)

364 Feels like I told this one previously, so stop me if I did...

My friend was working in a church basement, measuring the wall space for shelves that his son's Boy Scouts troop were going to build. As he worked, someone in the adjacent room started on the piano and began singing an old hymn. He didn't recognize it, but noted the singer's beautiful voice and intended to stick his head in the door on the way out to offer a compliment.

He made his last measurement and depressed the retrieve on his tape measure. The sound of the steel tape rattling across the floor must have startled the singer, because the piano struck a sour note and went suddenly quiet. My friend now felt compelled to stick his head in the door and offer an apology.

He entered the dark hallway. The only light in the basement was coming from the room he just left, and when he turned that light off, he would have to walk about thirty feet in the dark, walking past the also dark, and notably empty, piano room, before reaching the stairs and the next available light switch...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at October 07, 2022 12:09 AM (bUGMk)

365 Scary story, yet true.

Joe Biden at present, occuplies the Office of the President of the United States.

Thanks, Jim, now I'll never get to sleep.

Posted by: Methos at October 07, 2022 12:10 AM (kOpft)

366 KGO's talk radio format was killed this morning.

Posted by: Blanco Basura

Meh, I was a KSFO fan. Lee Rodgers was a great host.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 07, 2022 12:10 AM (KAi1n)

367 Mishdog - my wife and I bought a new stereo in the 90's and they threw in some fre cds. One was some works by Bach. We must have activated the alarm on the thing, because we were woken at 2am to Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor (which they use in every horror movie) blaring in the living room.

Not a ghost, but very scary!

Posted by: 496 at October 07, 2022 12:10 AM (U1eOr)

368

You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2022 12:11 AM (63Dwl)

369 Not a ghost, but very scary!
Posted by: 496 at October 07, 2022 12:10 AM (U1eOr)

Bach to the Future!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 07, 2022 12:12 AM (Fe55U)

370 *sips margarita from yacht in the Gulf of Mexico*

Posted by: Pastor John Hagee at October 07, 2022 12:13 AM (WNVHV)

371 I was pretty long in the tooth before I knew what the equinox was.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Styx's last album before Tommy Shaw joined? Rather obscure.

Posted by: SFGoth at October 07, 2022 12:14 AM (KAi1n)

372 >KGO's talk radio format was killed this morning.

https://bit.ly/3rDGIDM
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 11:01 PM (Bd6X

Huh. KGO is a clear channel station, isn't it? Would sometimes listen to it late at night on a small portable receiver while camping here in Oregon.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at October 07, 2022 12:14 AM (utBVX)

373 *sips penis from a truckstop along the I-10 in New Mexico*

Posted by: Mayor Pete at October 07, 2022 12:16 AM (Qzn2/)

374 Huh. KGO is a clear channel station, isn't it? Would sometimes listen to it late at night on a small portable receiver while camping here in Oregon.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at October 07, 2022 12:14 AM (utBVX)

810 AM. I remember hearing it regularly in Vancouver, B.C.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 07, 2022 12:16 AM (Fe55U)

375 My former girlfriend and I stayed at the haunted plantation, The Myrtles in St Francisville , LA.
I was sure she was going to experience something because she wanted to so bad. The only thing scary was the cost of the trip out of my pocket.

Posted by: polynikes at October 07, 2022 12:18 AM (/+BsJ)

376 Later, Horde.

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at October 07, 2022 12:18 AM (Ckg4U)

377 There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
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It is required of every man,” the Ghost returned, “that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world—oh, woe is me!—and witness what it cannot share, but might have shared on earth, and turned to happiness!

Posted by: Marley at October 07, 2022 12:20 AM (SbUgV)

378 *sips penis from a truckstop along the I-10 in New Mexico*

Posted by: Mayor Pete


That puts you in either Lordsburg , Deming, or Las Cruces. Maybe in Anthony, NM. I don't remember if there's a truck stop there much less which side of the state line it would be on.

Oh, or that one truck stop that was built between Deming and Lordsburg. Not sure if that's still in business or not.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 07, 2022 12:21 AM (Bd6X8)

379 375 My former girlfriend and I stayed at the haunted plantation, The Myrtles in St Francisville , LA.
I was sure she was going to experience something because she wanted to so bad. The only thing scary was the cost of the trip out of my pocket.
Posted by: polynikes at October 07, 2022 12:18 AM (/+BsJ)

I've toured it, not stayed in it. Creepy old place. Stayed at the Exelsior House in Jefferson Texas in an off time. Second story room, got woken up at about 2 or 3 am by a very strong smell of cigar smoke. Asked the clerk in the morning , she said "well you were the only guests in that wing last night." And then she added "but you're not the first ones to tell us about that."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2022 12:28 AM (r46W7)

380 One night I was cleaning up at my church after a Saturday afternoon funeral, and reception in our gym, and folks had lingered. Dry mopping (and some mild rearranging of tables in) the sanctuary and gym was lengthy, but doable one man job, and it was well after 9 when I finally finished.

About twenty minutes before I was done, I had some stuff to move around between the gym and an exterior entrance, and I clearly heard two of our teachers (a married couple) having a conversation at the top of the nearby stairs. I couldn't make out words, but I was sure who the voices belonged to.

Except they were out of town that weekend and no one other than me had been in the building since 7.

Posted by: Methos at October 07, 2022 12:29 AM (kOpft)

381 261 Moron Robbie

Just means you have an excuse to go read it again. But yeah the sequels became progressively weaker and weirder. Which also applies to every Dune sequel.
Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:12 PM (NiCFi)

Heretics was definitely weirder, but I still appreciated it as a look at the negative side of Leto's Golden Path. Sure, you've made people lust for travel and new places, but you didn't bother foreseeing just what might start coming back home after a few millenia....Still, it introduced Miles Teg, and I could forgive much weakness for that point alone.

Posted by: barkingmad59, wandering lurkette at October 07, 2022 12:31 AM (0udfB)

382 379 Stayed at the Exelsior House in Jefferson Texas in an off time. Second story room, got woken up at about 2 or 3 am by a very strong smell of cigar smoke.
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2022 12:28 AM (r46W7)
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I mentioned Jefferson earlier. That's the Steven Spielberg poltergeist hotel. Have not stayed there but went on a ghost tour there, among other places in that town. I am convinced there is bad shit going on in Jefferson.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 07, 2022 12:32 AM (RG7Wy)

383 Well, getting late here. Time for me to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 07, 2022 12:33 AM (Fe55U)

384 When we drove our son to Virginia his freshman year we opted for the back roads instead of 95 South. Our route put us on a two lane road that went right next to Gettysburg. We were on that road for over 50 miles I think. Anyway, the next morning we took off early for the return trip and all around Gettysburg there was this fog or mist, it was quite supernatural, you could imagine travelling back in time. I swore if I blinked that I would see soldiers scurrying across the road.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 12:35 AM (a4EWo)

385 AOP. I believe the correct phrase for you would be to "repair to your sleep" ?

It is, I think, correct in the literary phrase?

And if not, well, you'll just have to hammer out the dents and re-weld it till it IS!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 07, 2022 12:37 AM (e6UQI)

386 Walking through a number of hospitals the past couple of years because of my mother's stays, I would imagine if I was in the same hospital but it dark /dusk and abandoned. The maze of hallways and rooms made that scenario super creepy to me.

Yeah I got bored a lot being there.

Posted by: polynikes at October 07, 2022 12:38 AM (/+BsJ)

387
As always, when it awoke, it happened suddenly. Instantly: "Your time to leave is upon you! Think what must happen for you to find your next resting place!" The flood of memories long dormant, and in sequence, overwhelmed it. Separation, abandonment, rediscovery (these last two filled it with the most dread: "What if rediscovery never happens?" with its terrifying horror of a lengthy dismemberment and certain death), awaiting, resettling ("Now you again are known, cleansed, admired!", and the prospect of what would follow brought it joy and hope), and, finally and relievedly, its next span of sleep.

Behind the wheel of the speeding vehicle whose rear wheel just slammed into a pothole, causing its hubcap to break loose to go skittering into the verdant right of way, its driver cursed and then watched it veer off the road. Too long he watched, oblivious to an inescapable collision with the oncoming and fully loaded tractor - trailer rushing upon him.

As slowed and eventually slumped over to rest in the undergrowth at the side of the road, the hubcap settled down to begin its unavoidable yet necessary time of abandonment ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 07, 2022 12:46 AM (pNxlR)

388 Be me. Night of the big carnival party.
Everyone is out, half drunk and having a blast in the streets.
All in costumes
I have a bit of a cough, but figure I should stay out as long as I can.
Don't want to brag, but my family is kind of a big deal in town so I should hang out a bit
Then I run into a an old friend. I'll call him M
M is OK, but kind of phony. I don't really trust him, but I don't want to be rude.
He acts like I did him wrong somehow, but his families fortunes are in decline, so I make allowances.
The whole family is nuts. They blame everyone for their own mistakes. Sad.

(cont)

Posted by: Fortunato at October 07, 2022 12:47 AM (rOr5d)

389 (cont)

M tells me he got a good deal on some wine. I don't really believe him, but I play along.
He wants me to try it.
What the hell. I humor him.
So we go to his wine cellar. Crazy shit.
He keeps his wine in this tunnel his ancestors dug under their land. Thing goes on for miles.
Under he river and all. He makes a point of showing me the nitre.
What the hell is nitre?
We walk for miles. We drink a bottle of cheap plonk along the way, and my cough is getting bad.
I think about turning back, but I don't want to insult M.
He had had a rough time, and I don't want to insult him. He

Posted by: Fortunato at October 07, 2022 12:47 AM (rOr5d)

390 (cont)
He seems so proud of this wine he bought.
Who knows, maybe he did get a bargain; I hope so - he deserves it.
Finally we arrive. He says it's in this alcove next to a pile of bones?
(I told you his whole family was crazy)
What the heck?
Why did he chain me to the wall?

Posted by: Fortunato at October 07, 2022 12:49 AM (rOr5d)

391 Omaha Beach. There's a picture of it taken shortly after the main invasion force, showing ships beached and off loading cargo.

The scenery has changed very little since. If you visit and wait until the tide is right you can walk down to waters edge, look out to sea then turn and look back in wonder at how those men did that.

You can feel them as you stare up at the bluff. There is a palpable presence--I've never felt anything like that since that day.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 07, 2022 12:49 AM (KATBx)

392 so fortunato, did you enjoy the amontillado?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 07, 2022 12:52 AM (r46W7)

393
Brandon's eyes snapped open. There it was again: that warm, wet feeling that bathed his lower torso. "Please let me enjoy this comforting experience for longer than usual!" he prayed, even as he reflexively blinked at the sudden brightness of the room's lights clicking on.

"Nooooo! Give me more time ...!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at October 07, 2022 12:52 AM (pNxlR)

394 Not really scary but weird. I was on the Isle of Skye, driving to the museum on the island. There was a standing stone near the road, and I thought I'd pull over and take a picture of it, just because. I remember looking for a place to stop, then the next thing I remember driving away, checking to make sure nothing was following me. I have no idea what I thought would be.

Posted by: Lirio100 at October 07, 2022 12:54 AM (w/VHS)

395
Dr. Peter McCullough, one of the most prominent anti-mRNA and Coof bullshit guys out there, has just been banned from Twatter.

How he lasted this long, I don't know, but he was very careful. But they finally got him.

When you think about it, this is just a joke. A bunch of know-nothing woke snowflakes censoring his like.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 07, 2022 12:58 AM (Mzdiz)

396 270 Aphelion > Perihelion

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at October 06, 2022 11:14 PM (Qzn2/)
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Perihelion, is that where you suntan your ass?

Posted by: Ciampino --- get your scares here at October 07, 2022 12:59 AM (qfLjt)

397
Just think of it. Some colonial gender studies major types at Twatter banned this guy for medical misinformation. This guy:

https://tinyurl.com/2qcwng4t

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at October 07, 2022 01:02 AM (Mzdiz)

398 Tonight was Nurse's birthday, I hope she doesn't wake up kind of in a tree.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 01:11 AM (a4EWo)

399 publius, he is a pariah among the elite here in Dallas. His employer hospital sued him, the media lie about him and don't question a damn thing the federal government or any alleged expert says or does.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 07, 2022 01:15 AM (RG7Wy)

400 40 OK, here is a scary question for the Horde: why is that some people decorate the ever-lovin' f*ck out of their houses and yards for Hallowe'en, which is really a very minor holiday? That never happened when i was a kid.

Indeed. It was a silly little holiday 50 years ago, mostly for kids to wear costumes and collect candy. What it is is that it is the holiday that celebrates things like monsters, witches, evil and death and whether most internalize it or not it is the holiday celebrating the occult. So it is still a question whether "elite" society are actually aligned with Stan consciously or just find the belief system and values of Christianity offensive to their goals of power, control and self aggrandizement but that's why Halloween rivals Christmas in importance in the "modern" world

Posted by: azjaeger at October 07, 2022 01:15 AM (3/XaG)

401 Well, there goes the clathrate theory. Unusual whales has reported via Bloomberg and Reuters that Swedish investigators have determined the pipes were detonated.

Lawdogs theory was weak to begin with.

I am still going with the poles or Ukrainians. As to those who say only the us or Russia could do this. Give them enough money and there are multiple graduate engineering classes (and some undergrads - looking at you Cal Poly!) who absolutely had the skill to put it together. And there are a lot of bright engineers in Eastern Europe.

Of the two, I’m leaning on the Ukrainians. They are the ones who seem to be slobbering for a wider war.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at October 07, 2022 01:17 AM (ai2Yq)

402 We Haz Rangz episode 7 report:

1. Galadriel's husband Celeborn was killed during the First Age. Forget what you saw in Peter Jackson's LotR or read in JRRT's LotR.

2. All the major characters except Isildur survived the thousands of degrees volcanic pyroclastic cloud. Again, forget what you've read or seen of LotR up to now.

3. Sauron, I mean Halbrand, might not be Sauron after all.

4. The evil albino tranny really fucked up the Harfoots. Yay!!!

5. Prince Durin the Scottish Dwarf and Gay-lrond haven't had sex yet, but they still might.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 07, 2022 01:17 AM (Gda1b)

403 I don't know, I remember people decorating houses for halloween years ago. Its probably a little more elaborate now than it was then, but there was always some kind of fall themed decorations going on of some kind. Some went all out, and you always knew what house it was. At the same time you didn't hear shit about christmas until the day after thanksgiving, then it went full bore.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 07, 2022 01:20 AM (VwHCD)

404 You can feel them as you stare up at the bluff. There is a palpable presence--I've never felt anything like that since that day.

Posted by: irongrampa



I've always wanted to go to Omaha Beach and stand there exactly like that. It has to be haunting.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 07, 2022 01:21 AM (Gda1b)

405 https://bit.ly/3rDGIDM
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at October 06, 2022 11:01 PM (Bd6X

Huh. KGO is a clear channel station, isn't it? Would sometimes listen to it late at night on a small portable receiver while camping here in Oregon.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen

Inhabited by liberals. My brother listens to it and it rots his brain. Good riddance.

May they get rid of Armstrong and Getty next (ksfo and others). They are January sixers and at least one of them (jack armstrong) wants to see Russia pummeled. They have become intolerable to listen to.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at October 07, 2022 01:27 AM (ai2Yq)

406 Posted by: azjaeger at October 07, 2022 01:15 AM (3/XaG)

'We', meaning those of us at a certain age, remember just how fun Halloween was! Candy, costumes, stupidity... and even our parents were in a good mood. Running from house to house with a bed sheet on? GOOD TIMES!

Now, we try to recapture that as adults... which means we have to go overboard to try to get even a sample of the simple joy, we once had as children.

The overblown Halloween stuff is an attempt to recapture our youth.

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 07, 2022 01:28 AM (oHd/0)

407 I would not be able to be a Civil War re-enactor on any actual Civil War battlefield.

Same as for any of the Normandy Beaches.

This thread tonight speaks for me as to my "why not".

Thank you, Horde.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 07, 2022 01:29 AM (e6UQI)

408 368

You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2022 12:11 AM (63Dwl)

My dad had that on vinyl, the one narrated by John Barrymore. Played it Christmas Eve every year, so we knew it pretty much by heart. My dad was no Christian, but that one struck a nerve for him. I never knew Christmas as the Birth of Our Lord, but more like a ghost story survival celebration.

Weird to look back that way.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 07, 2022 01:32 AM (LOVUx)

409 The overblown Halloween stuff is an attempt to recapture our youth.
Posted by: Romeo13 at October 07, 2022 01:28 AM (oHd/0)

I find that putting a fire in the fire pit out front and offering snorts of whiskey or cold beer to the adults seems to do the trick without putting us too far out. Really, we don't need the thrills of youth when we can afford to drink the good stuff.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at October 07, 2022 01:33 AM (LOVUx)

410 321 Jupiter is the Michael Moore of the Solar System, all things gravitate towards it first.

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 06, 2022 11:43 PM (NiCFi)
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Ehmm!

Posted by: Stacy Abrams at October 07, 2022 01:35 AM (qfLjt)

411 If ghost stories bother you, call

>> 555-2368

;-)

Posted by: the last to post at October 07, 2022 01:36 AM (wCiCG)

412 You can feel them as you stare up at the bluff. There is a palpable presence--I've never felt anything like that since that day.

Posted by: irongrampa

I felt something like that when I was at the Roman colosseum. That was some eerie shit. It really didn't hit me until I stood at the entrance where they brought in the poor bastards to be executed. I stood in the big entrance, looked to where the emperor sat, then looked up at all the rows of seats, or what was rows of seats, and for a split second it was alive and I could almost see it all. It was a sunny day, sun overhead, and staring up just imagining all these jerkoffs in the seats getting pleasure at watching you die. I turned to my brother and said "Rome needed to fall". It was weird. I never felt anything like that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 07, 2022 01:37 AM (VwHCD)

413 irongrampa it has long been a dream of mine to travel to the WWII battlesights in France, I don't really care about Paris.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 01:38 AM (a4EWo)

414 Tis time. But first a little knock in honor of my Uncle Fred, who loved the beach at Omaha so much he stayed there.

Y'all need to remember we're Americans so that head is held HIGH and PROUD. It's part of our heritage and is especially apt right now.

Goodnite, good people. Stay warm, be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 07, 2022 01:42 AM (KATBx)

415 360
They hit a water pocket.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at October 07, 2022 12:06 AM (63Dwl)
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It must have contained a nice, fat wallet.

Posted by: Ciampino - the terminus of a rainbow? at October 07, 2022 01:43 AM (qfLjt)

416 Once dreamed I heard a knock on the he door at 3am. When I opened the door the horrors of the dark world was staring me in the face: My first wife.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 07, 2022 01:49 AM (BdMk6)

417 Cheers to Uncle Fred, irongrampa, and to my Uncle Tom, who is buried in Holland.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 01:49 AM (a4EWo)

418 >>>She giggled again and carried that amusing thought with her into the Stygian darkness as the creature's jaws closed on her throat for the final time.

That's kinda weird, WeirdDave.

Posted by: m at October 07, 2022 01:54 AM (1vmZ4)

419 ..Once dreamed I heard a knock on the he door at 3am. When I opened the door the horrors of the dark world was staring me in the face: My first wife. Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 07, 2022 01:49 AM (BdMk6)

Well, she did arrive in a Black Maria and was wearing the black overcoat of the NKVD, right?

Lie to me if you must. It'd be the perfect ex-wife tale, if you did.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 07, 2022 01:54 AM (e6UQI)

420 I believe I read that the trademark long leather overcoats of the chekisti (Soviet secret police) were a coincidence of circumstances, that a shipment of coats for the defunct Imperial Russian army was commandeered by Dzerzhinsky & Co., and became their standard dress. And thus a tradition was born.

Which means the Gestapo might have been copying them, but not sure.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 07, 2022 02:02 AM (OTzUX)

421 Tiptoes out, shhhhhh, the Horde are sleeping.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 02:18 AM (a4EWo)

422 Hiya

Posted by: JT at October 07, 2022 02:23 AM (T4tVD)

423 And just like that......

The Horde disappeared !

That's spooky !

Posted by: JT at October 07, 2022 02:50 AM (T4tVD)

424 I'm awake!

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 07, 2022 03:12 AM (Jzz++)

425 I'm awake!

Posted by: Pete Bog at October 07, 2022 03:12 AM (Jzz++)

As am I!

Not by plan though.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 07, 2022 03:31 AM (XIJ/X)

426 >>I'm awake!
Posted by: Pete Bog at October 07, 2022 03:12 AM (Jzz++)

Me too. Just not up

Posted by: My Life is Insanity - (well NOW I'm at work) at October 07, 2022 03:36 AM (jkkAf)

427 Ok. I really need to check my nic before I post!

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:37 AM (jkkAf)

428 Tiptoes out, shhhhhh, the Horde are sleeping.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at October 07, 2022 02:18

Well I should be sleeping. TY DDS for your support and concern. I see the oncologist tomorrow then we go from there.

You are a kind soul. Hope today is a great day for you.

Posted by: Farmer at October 07, 2022 03:38 AM (55Qr6)

429 Let's try this again.

Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:38 AM (jkkAf)

430 Farmer! I've missed your news about needing an oncologist....my gosh! What's going on?

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:40 AM (jkkAf)

431 Mornin', all
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:38

Mornin' dear, does it feel like fall there in WI like it does here in N IL?

Posted by: Farmer at October 07, 2022 03:42 AM (55Qr6)

432 Fall? Oh yes! The trees have started to turn, and I'm enjoying the beautiful weather

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:43 AM (jkkAf)

433 Prayers up, Farmer.

Posted by: SMH at October 07, 2022 03:46 AM (VTyhy)

434 Farmer! I've missed your news about needing an oncologist....my gosh! What's going on?
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:40

It's just the prostate cancer that about 1/3 of guys get if they live long enough. Mine's fairly early at 66 compared to most but the survival rate w/ this seeding treatment in my case is 85% That's pretty good odds.

I'd bet a stack of black chips at those odds, but who knows? Thanks for asking, you be well.

Posted by: Farmer at October 07, 2022 03:53 AM (55Qr6)

435 Helllooo!

Posted by: Infidel at October 07, 2022 03:53 AM (Ur3ox)

436 Farmer. Yes those are great odds! Prayers for you and Jules.

I had 2 uncles with that cancer, they were in their 70s, and both did well with that treatment

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 03:58 AM (jkkAf)

437 Farmer good luck.

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2022 03:58 AM (xhxe8)

438 Never been checked myself

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2022 04:01 AM (xhxe8)

439 Heading out early.

Co-worker's last day today and I need to pick up some donuts for everyone for her 'good-bye to customers' party.

My work-life is changing. More insanity!

Later, all




Posted by: My Life is Insanity at October 07, 2022 04:18 AM (jkkAf)

440 I'll take an old fashioned. Thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at October 07, 2022 04:21 AM (Ur3ox)

441 I would like a plain cake donut, please.

Posted by: m at October 07, 2022 04:24 AM (RuTUS)

442 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at October 07, 2022 04:25 AM (RuTUS)

443 Late start, far away.
Might stop for donuts too

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2022 04:25 AM (xhxe8)

444
Dr. Peter McCullough, one of the most prominent anti-mRNA and Coof bullshit guys out there, has just been banned from Twatter.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz

Dr Richard Urso is one I occasionally check out on nitter. Earlier this week he posted a little on the 20 year old nurse in training who died of cardiac arrest 3 days after the mandated useless vax. Regan Lewis, RIP

Posted by: Rex B at October 07, 2022 04:26 AM (qtzft)

445 Pixy nood

Posted by: Skip at October 07, 2022 04:26 AM (xhxe8)

446 4 Anything gluten-free, MLII.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 07, 2022 04:29 AM (BLOW1)

Posted by: m at October 07, 2022 04:32 AM (RuTUS)

447 I read the ONT when I wake up. I had a bizarre dream. Then this is the ONT...WTF!
I'm with a buddy at his MILF girlfriends condo. She goes into the laundry room where her dogs are. A St. Bernard, Golden retriever, and a large mutt. Pulls a .22 rifle out of the closet and says "This is it boys" to the dogs. Then shoots each of them in the head. Next thing I know I'm walking over to his girlfriends place with my buddy, with three kids. We go in, the door is unlocked. I head over to the laundry room with the kids in tow. Then I see the dead dogs. I turn the kids around before they see them, and usher them outside. Then I realize...I've never been in the condo before in my life.
That's it! What the hell does that mean? The buddy is no one I've ever met. Everything in the dream is new to me.

Posted by: Paladin at October 07, 2022 06:48 AM (RwOhi)

448

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Posted by: Shannon Harris at October 07, 2022 07:03 AM (5Cgv8)

449 nic update

Posted by: gingeroni (centx) at October 07, 2022 01:34 PM (cx4jh)

450 nic

Posted by: gingeroni (CTX) at October 07, 2022 01:35 PM (cx4jh)

451 9 yr old me. The famous video of Bigfoot had just appeared. Family going on a vacation to Northern Idaho. Night before leaving I have a nightmare about breaking down in a small town, at night, and while wandering from the car I'm chased by a Bigfoot- huge teeth and claws, all of it! Just before reaching the car it catches me and it's jaws are closing on my neck as I wake up screaming. The next night, while driving through southern Idaho, our car burns up a wheel bearing, in a small town with no streetlights. No one could convince me to get out of the car while waiting for the tow truck.

Posted by: Rusty at October 07, 2022 08:47 PM (8mDaR)

452
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