November 01, 2004

Notes from Halloween

Happy Monday post-Halloween weekend thingy!

Did you know that Richard Burr is the devil and that he will eat your children and give you cancer if you vote for him? Or that Erskine Bowles is a close, personal, pantywaisted Friend Of Bill who will take all your money and set it on fire? Neither did I until this weekend, when a bunch of extremely bitter sounding men and women called my answering machine (we stopped actually, you know, answering the phone ourselves years ago--thanks, telemarketers!) to tell me so. Ahh, the benefits of having a big fat "Unaffiliated" after your name on the voter registration record...

Insert rant about "who the hell does this crap convince, anyway," followed by rant concerning the idiocy of the "undecided voter" who manages to remain "undecided" until when, exactly? Thursday of this week? Dear God, make the crazy people stop.

Is there a "I hate you all and will kill people who annoy me in an indiscriminate fashion" candidate? 'Cause if so, THAT'S who I'm voting for, and then I'm getting the hell out of his or her way for four years or so.

And what does this have to do with Halloween, you ask? Well, nothing except to say that I really, REALLY needed a fun, horror-filled weekend to distract me from the non-fun, horror-filled election crap.

And I had one! There was pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, candy eating, and horror flick viewing (I finally Netflixed The Ring, and my take is that the director Really, Really, likes those Tool videos on MTV2). So.

Tonight I shall watch Darkness Falls, because hey! Anya! And tomorrow I shall screw up my courage and brave the polls with a three-year-old in tow. Because I'm thinking we haven't even scratched the surface of scary this year.

Posted by Big Arm Woman at November 1, 2004 08:34 AM

Ya know, at this point I am convinced that anyone who hasn't made up their mind about who to vote for has the intellect of a bowl of tapioca pudding, and ought not to be let out without a keeper.
Let's do it, and get it over with... and on the bright side, we'll only have to listen to ONE of them for the nex four years.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at November 1, 2004 12:19 PM

Life when you're a Joss Whedon fan is interesting...

Like surfing into a movie, seeing David Boreanaz on screen and wondering which episode of "Angel" you just found and obviously missed the first time it was aired...

Or when the cast of "Firefly" made it into episodes of "Buffy" and "Angel"...and you raise your eyebrows at the thought of "Jayne" working for the Senior Partners...but Nate Fillian is entertaining no matter what role he plays...

Or when you see Kristine Sutherland in a commercial and immediately think "Hey, Joyce! Back from the dead, I see" and chuckle to yourself...

And Sarah Michelle Geller as "Daphne".....oh, pah-lease....

We're an oddly loyal lot, us Joss fans.

Makes me worry about my sanity.

Posted by: di at November 1, 2004 06:16 PM

Jenno -

That's what I hear--but I'm having trouble mustering the courage to revisit this plot, what with the whole "is she just evil no it's a murder mystery no she's just evil and has evil rules that no one understands" thing.

Plus, the title of the Japanese version reminds me of spaghetti sauce. Ringu, Ragu, whatever.

Give me a few months to recover from the english non-spaghetti sauce version, and we'll see.

Posted by: BAW at November 1, 2004 10:01 PM