October 26, 2011

The BF Corner Entry 3 - Happy Halloweenie

Happy Halloween Boys and Ghouls!

I am just about ready.  My costume is almost completed (I am dressing up as Winnie the Pooh and the Prep is going to be Piglet).  The candy is purchased and we are going to be passing out Dum Dums by the fistful this year.  I am interested to see just how many kids I get this year.  At my old place people lined the streets like it was something out of a movie.  This happened in part because I lived in a very family friendly part of town so there were lots of local kids, but kids from some of the more unfortunate part of Chicago would get bused in.  

Thinking back I have had some pretty awesome costumes.  As a kids some of my highlights would have to be Ninja Turtle, Captain American, and Predator.  My college/young adult years have had some real hits too primarily as a Ghostbuster and Mike Ditka.  There is a particular element of pride with the Mike Ditka costume because I actually grew out a real mustache for that outfit.



What the BF is Listening to
- We Found Love (Rihanna)

Alright guilty pleasure time.  I enjoy pop music sometimes.  I wanted to put in something Halloween themed here, but reality is this is the song that has been stuck in my head the last couple of days.  Deal with it.

What the BF is watching - SCARY MOVIES!

As discussed in last weeks article, I am a fan of scary movies.  Over the next couple of days the following things will be watched:

Dracula (1931)

If you ask anyone over the age of 50 what the scariest movie that they have ever seen, there is a high probability that they will answer this movie.  It was the original big bad vampire movie.  No glittery heart throbs running through the woods in this movie.  Bela Lugosi defined what culture thinks of vampires and this is the movie that set all of the rules (holy water, stake through the heart, sleeps in coffins).  Beyond the impact it had on us from a cultural standpoint, it opened the doors for all horror movies to follow after it.  This was the first true horror movie to be released by Hollywood that was a full length feature film and not contain any comic relief.  Along with Frankenstein it launched the Universal Horror films that we still cherish today.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

While zombies have taken over as the biggest thing in movies and TV the last 5 years nothing comes close to the original.  Over 40 years old and it still stands the test of time as a scary movie.  The rules are simple.  Aim for the head and don't get bit.  Before this movie zombies were more thought of as a voodoo possession, but once we heard "There coming to get you Barbara" things changed forever.  Due to issues with filing the copyright to the movie it fell under public domain and is insanely available for people to enjoy it.  Do yourself a favor, watch this one with the lights off.

Halloween (1978)

This is the movie you should be watching on Halloween.  I could go on and on for reasons why you should be watching this movie, but the title of the film speaks for itself.  Light your pumpkin, make some popcorn, sit down and watch this movie.  (Note - If you watch the 2007 Rob Zombie remake over this, I will find you and punch you in the face)

GAME OF THE WEEK - Michigan State at Nebraska

Hmmm does my excitement over the Cubs getting Theo Epstein motivate me to watch the rest of this world series?  No, but I really hope the Rangers beat the St. Louis.  First, I cannot stand the thought of that drunk idiot Tony LaRussa (yes he was arrested for a DUI in 2007) getting another World Series ring with a crappy team that had no business being in the playoffs.  Second, I have some family that lives in Texas and root for the Rangers.

This weeks game of the week is MSU at Nebraska.  While I am going to be watching the Purdue/Michigan game, there should be some channel flipping during the commercials to this game.  After their monster game against Wisconsin last week, does MSU have what it takes to seize control over the Big 10 and beat Nebraska?  Is this the chance for Nebraska to get back into the Big 10 race?  Big questions are going to be answered here.

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