It’s already time again for Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5!
Every year, comic publishers and distributors conspire to place their shamelessly outdated, frequently pirated print product into the hands of us cheapskate geekoid fans everywhere, not unlike Ben and Jerrys’ Free Cone Day and World of Warcraft every day. (Did you know it’s now free to play up to Level 20?)
Alongside old favorites such as THE AVENGERS and TRANSFORMERS, scary comic book giveaways include the self-explanatory LADY DEATH and ZOMBIE KID, which appears to be an undead take on DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. More >>
[UPDATE: A permanent Pac-link now resides at Google.com/pacman. Special thanks to FREAKAZOID for the tip.]
By now you’ve probably heard (and heard and heard) about today’s “ghost sightings” over at Google. For two days only, Google is hosting a free version of the original Pac-Man game.
Yes, behold hungry-hungry Pac-Man versus those rainbow-colored wraiths Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde!
Here are a few secrets for all of you ‘core gamers:
Google’s Pac-Man is also compatible with iPhone OS! That means you can chomp your ghosts on the go, via iPhone, iPod Touch, and glorious iPad. Alas, the only thing missing is sound.
Of course, this wouldn’t be THE FEARSEEKER FILES without a horrific twist. So here it is: A few years back, a Pac-Man crop circle was discovered in the UK at lat: 51.4001846313, long: -0.985098004341.
Hulu claims New Hope, New Jersey, is America’s Most Haunted Town. This does not seem entirely certain, based on the evidence provided.
Fun viewing, though, and FREE.
Some say Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is actually America’s Most Haunted Town, because so many died on the battlefield there.
But Loyd “Professor Paranormal” Auerbach, who was featured in ENCYCLOPEDIA HORRIFICA, always argues that ghosts appear wherever the living appear. That is to say, battlefields and cemeteries don’t necessarily make for the best haunts.
But every-day homes? Prime real estate for the post-corporeal crowd after dark.
What are some other seemingly ordinary towns that might qualify for the dubious honor of America’s Most Haunted?
Bored with the Internet? Looking for a good scary read? Here are two ingenious schemes to provide free books for fans of all things free and legible:
PaperBack Swap: trade books online for free.
bookcrossing: the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.
Hulu continues to impress with its commitment to free paranormal programming:
If you’ve never seen the original TV show, you’ll quickly find it much creepier, ookier, spookier, etc., than the movies.
Always pay careful attention to Morticia’s feet. Here’s a hint: She doesn’t have any!
Both the TV show and the movie are based on the cartoons of Charles Addams.