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Futurama Jack-o’-Lantern

It’s been a long time since I carved a pumpkin, but this year I decided to enter a pumpkin carving contest at work. I had some trouble deciding on what to carve, but the final two themes were Futurama and Batman.

I decided to go with Futurama–Bender specifically. I couldn’t find a good bender pattern online, so I had to freestyle it. But I think the result was pretty good:

Bender Bending Rodriguez.

Bender Bending Rodriguez.

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I Remember Halloween

I signed up for this weekend’s column, but I had zero ideas. I ended up copping out and doing a Halloween themed column. Enjoy!

*Kudos if you get the reference in the title.

Halloween is Monday, and most people know the drill: costumes, parties, candy, etc… But for the sake of filling this column, I’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the haunted holiday.

The first order of business is getting in the mood for Halloween. The best way to do that is a movie marathon. Everyone’s tastes are a little different but you can’t go wrong with classics such as “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,” “Nightmare on Elm Street” or “Poltergeist.” If those aren’t your style (or are too scary) “Ernest Scared Stupid” and “A Disney Halloween” are also great options.

His finest work.

Once you’re in the spirit, it’s time for trick-or-treating.

One of the most debated questions among door-to-door candy enthusiasts is what age is too old to trick-or-treat? There are differing opinions on the topic, but I say once you’re old enough to shave or wear a letterman’s jacket, you’re too old to trick-or-treat.

Obviously, it’s best to trick-or-treat in a group. It’s safer, but it also facilitates candy swapping. The more people you have with you, the greater the chances you’ll be able to trade. There’s always one weird kid in the group that will trade his Milky Way, which is at the top of the candy bar hierarchy with Snickers, for a Mounds.

It’s also important to have a plan of attack. You can’t waist valuable time and daylight arguing about which neighborhoods to hit. After all, your teeth aren’t going to rot themselves.

Let’s touch on candy conveyance as well. The old standard is still the best: your pillow case. Have you ever tried trick-or-treating with one of those stupid plastic pumpkins? It’s a disaster.

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