Tonight is Halloween. I'll be going out tonight to take the little one to trick or treat in the early evening, and yes, I will be in costume myself. Now that I got my early voting out of the way, I can go enjoy the night. By the way, if you are in Texas, today is the last day of early voting. If you are registered to vote and live here, dang it, go vote today.
Anyhow, for the amusement of my two readers, here are some links and fun things I have found around the Internet to help you celebrate Halloween:
- The U.S. Census Bureau, as always, has their Facts For Features for Halloween. Go learn some fun trivia about the holiday. For example, did you know that 1.1 billion pounds was production of pumpkins by major pumpkin-producing states in 2007?
- If you are looking for something to read and keep you up late at night, the Monster Librarian offers various links to horror fiction lists for adults and kids.
- From the website eHow, here is some information and templates to help you carve your pumpkin.
- PBS Kids has a bunch of fun activities online for Halloween.
- Ginger at GovGab has a nice collection of various government sites with information and fun facts about Halloween. There are items on safety for Halloween (from candy safety to trick or treating) as well as other things. Worth a look.
- Are you in the mood for a movie? The Stuck in the 80s blog features a "Night of the Never-Ending Horror Movie List." Get a list of the top 20 horror films of the 80s.
- If you are more in the frisky mood, the site Fleshbot put together a list of adult (porn) titles (Warning, for those who may need it: this is NSFW and NOT for kids).
- If you feel like having some adult beverages (also known as alcoholic beverages), please do so in moderation. Cheap Fun Wines has a post on "Blood of the Vines: Halloween Wine Guide." Also, Liquor Snob has a "Halloween Cocktail Recipe Blowout," just in case you prefer something other than wine. Me? It's got liquor in it, so it's all good, hehe.
- Now, when you drink, it is usually a good idea to eat something as well. Food Network has a special feature on Halloween with party menus, recipes for treats, and a few other things. You can also find Halloween recipes and goodies at Epicurious.
- Now maybe you need to have a gluten free diet. I have you covered there too. Here are "10 Recipes for a Howling Good Gluten Free Halloween Party." From the site About.com.
- And for your amusement, from Smash!ng Apps, here are "19 Creative Halloween Advertisements." It's a selection of advertisement posters for various products with a Halloween theme.
- A few more images, this time pinup art. I happen to be a big fan of classic pinups (Vargas, Elvgren, so on). Bobbie Dawn has put together a nice little montage for Halloween.
- And speaking of art and images, who knew there was a site for Zombie PinUps? (Somewhat safer than Fleshbot, but still gruesome hehe).
- And learn about other festivals of the dead from around the world. Via the EDSITEment site.
- Finally, Pop Goes the Library has another set of neat links of fun Halloween stuff. Go have a look there too.
Oh, and since we can't seem to get away from thinking about the economy, here is a spooky thought: