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Dearly Departed Tours: See Hollywood From A Morbid Perspective

 

Celebrity grave purchases are a big business, and one that's even more in the making since many of the biggest celebrities in pop culture today. Following the death of Michael Jackson, I talked about businesses getting involved in the sales of plots near celebrity grave sites  but there are also businesses that cater to those just looking to gawk, rather than make an investment in their eternity.

Snazzy Napper

You may think that what I'm posting is a gag costume for Halloween, and while I may have planned the timing, believe me, this fashion statement is entirely serious! I know, you don't believe it, but you still won't believe it when you see this thing in public, either!

Ten Weird Japanese Pumpkin Snacks, Foods & Drinks That Should Be Squashed

Halloween just got ten times more more frightening! Thank Japan, who decided to squash everyone's appetites by putting pumpkin into a host of snacks, foods and drinks where it very much does NOT belong... and totally redeems itself!

2009's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner for those of us who want our choice of the best, or in this case, funniest adult costumes.  And 2009 does not disappoint when it comes to funny.  I've chosen just 10 funniest from a crowded field -- this year with award categories such as Biggest Perv, Not Just A Pretty Face, Most Elusive, Sexiest Construction Worker, and Grossest, Goriest, Ugliest.

Give Crusty Classic Universal Studios Monster A Makeover, They Will Bring It To Life! IT LIVES!

The Wolfman, Frankenstein Monster and Mummy scared the heck out of 1930’s movie goers, but if you can update your favorite to 2013, Universal will bring your horrible creation to life!

Designer Fly Swatter, A DIY Halloween Mask In Waiting!

Phillip Starke, prolific French designer of everything he imagines, from ktitchen gadgets to tall buildings, has created a darling fly swatter, masquerading as a mask!

Morbid Indian Graveyard Cafe: Historical Tribute Or Halloween Scare?

Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!

10 Ghost Chairs That Will Scare The Living Sit Out Of You!

You know the feeling of readying yourself to sit on a chair that someone else is guiding?  You're never sure which way he is going to move the chair -- toward you or away from you.   In the case of these "ghost chairs," it's not another person's intent that scares you, it's the illusion that the chair may not really be there at all.  If you're inebriated or just klutzy, better stay away from these....

Bread Tags Make Tiny Cute Eco-friendly Monsters

Are bread tags recyclable? Well... they're definitely craftable. Just take a look at these adorable bread tag monsters and see what I mean.

Ensuring You Get Extra Tricks This Halloween

Want to guarantee your trick or treaters will leave you with a lot of tricks? Then try giving them terrible candy like Gummy Haggis, chum mints or ghost pepper candies. You'll be sure to get all kinds of eggs and toilet paper across your front yard by the next morning.

Throw An Amazing Halloween Bash With These Creepy Treat Makers

If you are planning a Halloween shindig you are going to need some terrifying treats to serve to your guests and there are no better ghoulish goodies than the ones you make at home.  Here are a few Halloween food and gadget items to get your party prep underway.

Turn Your Baby Into A Cabbage Patch Kid With This Cool Wig

If you grew up during the time Cabbage Patch Kids dolls were all the rage then you know how really adorable they were. Now your own babies can look that adorable with a Cabbage Patch inspired wigs/hats. These cute crocheted hats are made to order by The Lillie Pad on Etsy. So you can choose the size and yarn color you want for your baby . . . or for yourself.

Merry Halloween! The Booming Holiday Decoration Market


In case you haven’t been to Target or WalMart lately, Halloween is the new Christmas.

In this article, I take a look at the opportunities for inventors created through the ridiculous over-commercialization of holidays. read more »

Instructables’s DIY Halloween Contest Includes Green Category

DIY contests are definitely increasing in popularity. This year Instructables has teamed up with many other crafty sites to bring you the 2008 DIY Halloween Contest. Contestants have had all year (since November 5th, 2007 until November 9th of this year) to send in their Halloween Instructable, photos, or videos.

Create Your Best Pumpkin Carving Artwork

What's better than smashing pumpkins on Halloween? That's right, carving them! Get out your knives and Dremels and get ready to enter a pumpkin carving contest.

Hauntingly Beautiful Growing Green Sculptures

Take a look at these hauntingly beautiful growing sculptures by Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy, a talented French artist from New York. She calls them Ça pousse! The name is French for, it's growing.

10 + Tart Warmer Gifts For The Best Home Fragrances

Some years ago a friend sent me a 'tart warmer'' for Christmas.  Tarts in this context are like mini candles, but they don't have candle wicks.  They are not meant to be burned directly, but warmed by another heating element, like a tea light or light bulb. And boy, does a tart warmer emit fragrance!  Candle burning doesn't compare!

 


Field Of Bad Dreams: 13 Bizarre & Creepy Japanese Scarecrows

Scarecrows are supposed to be scary... to crows. Japanese farmers take the age-old crop protecting concept to a whole, new, terrifying level with scarecrows so weird and disturbing they freak out anyone or any bird who sees them.

Haunted House Restaurant: Oklahoma’s Halloween Dining Experience

Halloween is coming up, and I bet I know what you're planning. If you're into the nightlife scene, you're likely to be dressing up as a scantily clad superhero, pirate, or football cheerleader (if you're a woman that is, and maybe even if you're not); or if you're looking for a low key Halloween night, you're probably waiting to fend off the trick-or-treaters with candy. Well, for a unique experience, here's a better idea by way of a unique business that will satisfy your appetite for fear and dinner!


Halloween Inspired By Our Scary Financial Woes!

This year in addition to influences from the movie industry's horror flicks, the financial decline in the US appears to be just as scary, if not more horrifying than "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw 2,3,4,5,etc." Let's take a look at how our current financial crisis might be affecting "All Hallows Eve" this year!