Thursday, October 21, 2004

Halloween not on Halloween here

I just read this week's Osceola Times and it says that the city council has adopted a resolution stating that Halloween will not be held on October 31st this year, but will instead be held on October 30th. It doesn't say why, but obviously it's because October 31st is on a Sunday this year. The last two times October 31st was on a Sunday here, Halloween was also held on October 30th. But mysteriously, the previous years that October 31st was on Sunday, it was held on Sunday!!

Anyway, what kind of message does not having Halloween on Sunday send to children? That Halloween is devilish or something? No, the true evil is the possibility of making kids believe that that's true!! There's nothing wrong with Halloween!! It's an awesome day!! This "Halloween not on Sunday" crap REALLY makes me mad. I'm religious and I'm telling you right now that saying that Halloween can't be held on Sunday is wrong. But you know what's funny? American Greetings, which has it's largest factory right here in Osceola, makes and sells advertisements for their Halloween greeting cards that clearly state, "Halloween - Sunday, October 31st." HAHAHAHA!!!! And hey, the Osceola CITY COUNCIL adopted a RESOLUTION for HALLOWEEN??? What are they going to adopt a resolution on next, how much money the Tooth Fairy can leave under your pillow??

P.S. For more on this igmo subject, check out the bottom of my "Halloween 1993 dressed as Kiss" webpage.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Van Halen Shafts Memphis: Part Three

New show added Monday: Tucson, AZ. Still no Memphis. Date website says show was added: October 11. Date website actually showed that the new show was added: October 12. Hey, waitaminit...Tucson, AZ??? Didn't they just add that show last week? Indeed they did...and now they're adding ANOTHER one!!! And at the same venue, too! The...Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater. Oooookay...

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

R.I.P. Christopher Reeve (and I'll actually report on his Smallville role, too!)

Christopher Reeve died Sunday. I was shocked when I found out about it on USA Monday morning when I woke up. But I've also been shocked to discover that the mass media people haven't mentioned the two appearances in Smallville he's made the last couple of years!! He finally got a chance to return to the Superman mythos, and they aren't even reporting on it!! He didn't play Superman, but he was on the dad-gum show because he USED to play Superman! I mean, Superman is the reason Reeve got famous, and so you would think that him being on a Superman-related TV show would be newsworthy for his obituary. All of the mass media places that I saw Monday that talked about Reeve didn't mention Smallville at all, like USA, NBC Nightly News, Entertainment Tonight, and 20/20. And 20/20 even ran an entire HOUR-LONG tribute to him and failed to mention it! (Oh wait, USA did mention it's list of TV appearances he's made over the years. They really tried to bring attention to it, huh?) KryptonSite, which is the best Smallville website, even commented on the media not talking about Smallville with regards to Reeve. The first time he was on Smallville, he even said that it was nice to do something fun for a change. So anyway, yet another example of comic book super hero stuff getting the shaft. Oh well...the media can kiss it since there are all kinds of super hero TV shows and movies coming out now! Report on THOSE, media! And we can thank Reeve for blazing the trail for making serious and cool super hero shows!

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Van Halen Shafts Memphis: Part Two

New show added yesterday: Tucson, AZ (which is neither the capital nor the largest city in Arizona.) Still no Memphis (and Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee).

By the way, every time I see on the Van Halen website that a new show has been added to the tour, it always gives the date the show was added as the day before the date it's posted on the website. For example, I checked the list yesterday and there was no new date, but I checked the list today and there was a new date, but it says that the show was added on October 4, which was yesterday!! So either it's always the next day after a new concert is announced before the website gets around to updating the tour list, or they can't keep track of what day it is.