HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH! HERE’S MY FIRST POST IN A WHILE…

Well, everybody . . . it’s been a while. How are you?

More so than ever, I’ve been living my life “off the grid,” at least by contemporary standards. Social media alternately confounds, delights, distracts, and disgusts me. On the balance, I’ve been avoiding it.

For any creative person, it’s so easy to mistake it for the work. It’s not. It’s the thing that frames and publicizes and, on rare occasions, enhances the work.

Meanwhile, my projects were always so dark and disturbing, I needed to step away from that world for a time. All of it. Even the wonderful people I’ve met online, sadly. People like Christian, IssyBird, CREEPSLOVER, PADFOOT, “DJ,” “INDIA,” FreeFallingUp, “Victoria,” Daniel, Anthony D, and many others.

If you are out there, say “hello” below! I’ve missed each of your voices terribly, so here I am again. More >>

13-06-2014 6:48 pm by Joshua Gee

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TALES FROM THE CRYPT CHRISTMAS ALBUM: GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE, DAY 5!

DAY 5: THE TALES FROM THE CRYPT CHRISTMAS ALBUM

If any TV series demands a modern-day reboot, it’s TALES FROM THE CRYPT, which debuted on HBO in 1989 and ran for seven years.

Also big in the 1990s were CD players. These are somewhat less demanding of a reboot. Note that Apple’s newest iMac doesn’t include a disc drive of any kind. But if any fright fans on your list still cling to their shiny discs like Golem clings to his precious rings, nothing will make them happier than the TALES FROM THE CRYPT CHRISTMAS ALBUM.

Some highlights of the track list are as follows:

Deck the Halls with Parts of Charlie
We Wish You’d Bury the Missus
‘Twas the Fright Before Christmas
Twelve Days of Cryptmas
Should Old Cadavers Be Forgot

Now a collector’s item, used copies can be dug up on Amazon. Also available: THE TALES FROM THE CRYPT: COMPLETE SEASONS 1 – 7 BOX SET for a not-unreasonable US $112.00.

For more about this guide, visit DAY 1.
Thank you for joining us all week long, and have a happy holiday!

07-12-2012 9:32 pm by Joshua Gee

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CANNED UNICORN MEAT: GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE, DAY 4!

DAY 4: CANNED UNICORN MEAT

Have you ever had one of those moments when you can’t stop craving a cheeseburger after seeing an ad for cheeseburgers? Well, that’s kind of what happened to me ever since unicorns appeared in the headlines last week.

According to the historically unreliable Korean Central State News Agency, archaeologists in North Korea claimed to discover an ancient unicorn’s lair. Never mind whether or not this claim was entirely true. Ever since then, I’ve had a hankering for the velvety horse with a heart of gold, and a horn that reportedly tastes of almonds.

The perfect gag gift (it will literally make you gag if you actually try to eat it), canned unicorn meat includes several hand-severed slabs plus a helpful guide to the choicest cuts of the carcass. It’s on sale now for only US $6.49 at ThinkGeek.

CANNED UNICORN MEAT

CHOICE UNICORN CUTS

Want to create an extra-ghastly ThinkGeek gift basket for your favorite foodie? Combine the above with Body Part Lollipops, Evil “Misfortune” Cookies, Chocolate Zombie Bunny, and Ghost Pepper Super Hot Candy Balls.

Come back tomorrow for the final day of the GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE.
For more about this guide, visit DAY 1.

07-12-2012 12:08 am by Joshua Gee

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THE GNOMBIES: GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE, DAY 3!

DAY 3: THE GNOMBIES

“Part garden gnome, part reanimated dead body,” states the website. “Mini Gnombie is horrifying at first sight, and should be unpackaged with care.” That’s just the “mini” version!

The pictures tell you everything else you need to know. Click on each one for pricing and more.


MINI GNOMBIE GNED

MINI GNOMBIE GNEIL GNORMAN THE GNOMBIE

Come back tomorrow for Day 4 of the GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE.
For more about this guide, visit DAY 1.

05-12-2012 7:38 pm by Joshua Gee

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PRESENTING . . . THE 2012 GHOULISH & GHASTLY GIFT GUIDE!

Happy Holidays, fright fans!

Last year’s GIFT GUIDE left such an impression that a few of you suggested we make a tradition of it.

Indeed! Let’s.

Instead of focusing on broader categories such as “Books” and “Video Games” this time, the 2012 guide showcases five extra-special items that defy easy categorization, with a different item to be revealed each day this week.

RAFFAELE IANNELLO KNIVES

Petition Santa politely, friends. He may be unaccustomed to such morbid “must-haves”….
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03-12-2012 7:41 pm by Joshua Gee

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