HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, October 31, 2007



HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL...


WARNING: Do NOT use the sound players today...
To do so might cause serious harm and agony..

The management of THE COUCH will not be held responsible
if your curiosity gets the better of you and you open the proverbial PANDORA'S BOX...

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED
BUT IF YOU DO DECIDE TO USE THEM, THEY CAN BE PLAYED OVER EACH OTHER - HEHEHEHHEHEHEHEEH


We love HALLOWEEN...one of our favorites...
But for the second year in a row it is passing without our participation.

Last year we were living in a hotel, so there was little we could do. It was not a haunted hotel...just a regular run of the mill hotel...NOW, if it had been haunted, then we could have celebrated...no?


This year - well this year we are in an apartment complex with no kids...and without kids, we can't celebrate our Halloween...

Went looking to see if there were pictures from some of our 'costumes' over the years and if there are, well they are not in Memphis...

Here is the premise...we find the funkiest looking clothes we can...we then stuff straw or cotton or some other items in the sleeves and the collar and the pants legs...

We have a mask we wear...OH that we can show you a picture of...
WHY ARE WE HAVING DEJA VU LIKE WE JUST TOLD THIS STORY????


We set up outside the front door, with the bowl of candy in our lap...

SERIOUSLY, IF WE JUST TOLD THIS STORY THEN BOOK US A ROOM IN A HOSPITAL SOMEWHERE...

Haunting music being pumped into the yard from the front window


...chainsaws and moans and all kinds of cool sounds...


NOW TRAVIS, I KNOW YOU WILL LET ME KNOW IF THIS IS ALL A REPEAT EXCEPT IN MY MIND....

So, sitting there, the light bulb changed to a dark blue or red bulb...

DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU ALSO, OR JUST ME????

and we wait still...no movement whatsoever...quiet...for the kids to come. Now if it is wee-children, we just let them take their candy and go....

but for the teens...well...they are different...

SOMEONE PLEASE STOP ME IF YOU HAVE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE...

the teens, they think they are wise...they approach slowly...they questions begin... "hey is that a real guy or a dummy?"

OK, THEY DID NOT MEAN ME AS IN 'HEY DUMMY'...SHEESH

"i don't know...poke it or sumthin'..."

"nah, you poke it"


"just grab some candy and let's get out of here"

and that is when they get close and reach into the bowl and my hand grabs their wrist....

or we wait until they take the candy and are still looking for a sign of life out of the 'figure' before them and when all but one are looking away, we move a finger, or tilt our head...

and they

SCREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMM!


After two years of doing this, we knew they would catch on, so year three we dressed up the dummy and put him out there...and we dressed in clothes covered in blood, and skin falling off of our face and tucked one arm in our sleeve....and blood all over our face....and hid in the bushes...

so here comes the group of kids - "man he is trying that again this year - what a loser!"

And they come real close planning on jumping me or grabbing candy and running -their backs are turned, out from the bushes we come...and


SCREEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMM!

bwahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhaah

this year, it will be quiet....maybe next year...



Last night on the RADIO HAPPY HOUR, when Phil came on he played this in the background...


1962 Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Lenny Capizzi wrote this song inspired by Gary Paxton's "Alley Oop" and the dance craze The Mashed Potato, which was popular at the time.

The inspiration came one night when Pickett and Capezzi were performing with THE CORDIALS. During their performance of THE DIAMONDS "Little Darling", Pickett, an aspiring actor, did a monologue imitating the actor Boris Karloff.

Eight weeks after the song was recorded, on October 20, 1962 the song reached the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It was re released in 1970 and in 1973, when it hit #10 on the charts.

It was also released in the UK in 1973 and reached #3. (The BBC had banned the record from airplay in 1962 on the grounds that the song was "too morbid".)

For the song, they recruited the following as THE CRYPTKICKERS
Gary Paxton
Leon Russell
Johnny McCrae
Rickie Page


I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist?"

It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash



TONIGHT 6:00 PM E.D.T.
Graphics By Jannagraphics


23 Of Your Sparks

  1. Gads - you are such a terrorizer, aren't you? I think I would have whacked you if I had been making the rounds with my kids. My kids hate the scary stuff (just like their mom - wimps).

    So, I did as instructed and didn't listen to the audio. I'm such a rule follower...

    And, no, I don't recall the story, and you know me - I've read each and every one of your posts, so if this had been a repeat, I would have said something.

    Then again, my mind is not working properly...

    Gotta go finish my drink. Teacher's orders.

     
  2. Oh, and hon? You really need to see someone about those voices. The have people and drugs that can help with those...

     
  3. Peg Says:
  4. Oh, I love it...especially the third year, fooling the kids! I'm giggling thinking about it...

    Happy Halloween!!

     
  5. Bond Says:
  6. SONGBIRD: Your kids are too young...I would not have scared them...oh and I hit back bwahahahahahahahahahhahah
    You LISTENED to the audio..I kow you did...
    If I do something about the voices I will be so lonely...

    PEG: hehehehehehhe Happy Halloween my friend

     
  7. angell Says:
  8. Vinny, you're one of the houses I LOVED going to as a kid.

    Won't listen to the audio as I am at work - not sure how well that would go over.

    LOVE the Monster Mash.

    Ignore Songbird about the voices - she's just jealous cuz they're not talking to her. :P

    SMOOCHES.

     
  9. Starrlight Says:
  10. Now YOU are the type of Halloween trickster I loved as a kid. Scare me, dammit or I will egg your house :P

    Well not anymore, I swear I is all grow'd up. Really.

    *snicker*

    Happy Hallows Bond, kidlet and I are off to Thornewood Castle for our candlelight ghost hunt!

     
  11. the108 Says:
  12. Happy Halloween, Darlin'. You can come trick or treating with us....

     
  13. Tug Says:
  14. TONS of kids in my complex...much candy at home - come on over Bond, I'll leave the light on for you!

    Would LOVE to have seen you...I just had a big scary dog.

     
  15. COCO Says:
  16. Happy Halloween, Vinny. i would've loved seeing those kids jump and scream lolol. i did something similar today ... it's on my blog, dawg. *grins* i hear You made a video? Are the rumours true that it's Your take on the Naked Chef? Looking forward to seeing it. Yup ... sure am ...

     
  17. Julie Says:
  18. Oh Vinnny...you know I miss the days when my kids were younger..the walks through the neighborhood.

    Heck now I have to go to ITALY to take Sara her candy!

    Bwahahaha!! Woooobooooo!!!!!!

     
  19. Meribah Says:
  20. Bwahahahahaha! I loved it! Wish you had lived close to me when I was trick-or-treating. I really, really liked it when people went that extra mile for Halloween...even if it meant having the living daylights scared out of me! :P

     
  21. Sparky Duck Says:
  22. you are gonna get your ass kicked one of these years!

     
  23. Bond Says:
  24. ANGELL: Listen to the Audio... be brave....LOL
    The voices say thanks for sticking up for them

    STARRLIGHT: Have a great time on your special trek today...see now I wish i had someone to do that with...

    108: KYRA! Show us pictures dammit!

    TUG: Keep inviting me and I might show up on your doorstep...it is only a 16 hour drive...DAMN there are 7 HELL CREEK, CO, one Hells Hole, Co and one Hell Roaring Creek, Co...you could be hard to find...

    COCO: hope you and the B-man have a great day out there...

    JULIE: bring her some from me too...have fun darlin'

    MERI: I can come up there now and scare ya!

     
  25. Bond Says:
  26. SPARKY; Ah hell...all in good fun...plus I carry a gun! bwahahahahahaahahahahaha

     
  27. I don't need your voices talking to me. I have enough goin' on in my head!

     
  28. Tug Says:
  29. And I'm not in ANY of those...LOL. You won't find me looking for Hell or Hooterville (work), although you truly will not find more true pet names for these places.

     
  30. Meribah Says:
  31. Do it! I double dawg dare you to do it! But here's the
    catch...you have to get here by midnight tonight...and
    before I turn into a werewolf! Bwahahahahahaha! :P

     
  32. katherine. Says:
  33. wait...you live in a house with a red light out front?????

     
  34. Bond Says:
  35. SONGBIRD: bwahahahahahahahahaha

    TUG: OH playing hard to get huh? I knew there wasn't a HOOTERVILLE in Colorado...sheesh - that is where the Douglas' live everyone knows that!

    MERI: Never Ever double dog dare me... NEVER

    KATHERINE: :::start music::: THERE IS A HOUSE IN N'ORLEANS....

     
  36. Sanni Says:
  37. *throwing in some treats*
    BOOH!
    Happy Halloween!

    SCREEEEEEAAAAAM

     
  38. Tug Says:
  39. Hard to get? ROFLMAO

    *ahem*

    Does anyone else find it funny that my middle name really IS Jo with the whole Hooterville thing? ;-)

     
  40. Turnbaby Says:
  41. Hmmmmm haven't I heard this one before ;-) Smooch

    Hoping you get to scare the beejeebus out of em next year sugar.

    And katherine: There is a house in Memphis....LOL

     
  42. Roger Says:
  43. Happy Halloween Bond!

     

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