Thus ends the 2017 Halloween Season. I leave you with some pictures of what Halloween is like in Ireland. On October 30th, we attended the Macnas Parade in Dublin, a beautiful, magical event that ushers out the light half of the year and welcomes in the dark half. We spent October 31st itself at a … Continue reading See You in 2018!
Well, everybody, Halloween is finally here! It's always a bit sad to reach October 31, since it's the final 24 hours of the season. But it's also the Grand Finale! And I hope you all enjoy every second of the very best day of the year. I'm in Ireland -- birthplace of Samhain -- as I … Continue reading Happy Halloween!!!
To paraphrase something I read online once: What if emoji use continues to become more and more popular, until it finally replaces alphabetic words and we all revert to hieroglyphs? You never know; it could happen. I mean, Finland Instagram users are already using emoji characters for over 60% of their messages! Emoji means "picture character" in … Continue reading Sign Language
Throwing together a last-minute costume might not require standing in long lines at your local Spirit Halloween or Party City. Instead, you can just head to IKEA. An Esquire article states: "During a talk at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Michele Clapton, who designed the costumes for [Game of Thrones] Seasons One through Five and … Continue reading King of the North(ern European Retailer)
I don't personally like sports, but I always notice that football starts up right around the time Halloween festivities are in full swing. So, in honor of this fall sport, I'd like to share the following clever parody ad from SNL. It's like a scene from The Stepford Wives, crossed with The Twilight Zone. Make sure you … Continue reading Football Season
He's been called "Dr. Frankenstein" and dismissed as "out of his mind." He has successfully created living two-headed mice, and fully expects to receive the Nobel Prize someday. He even published a book on seduction techniques in the 90s called Donne Scoperte (translation: Women Uncovered). Surgeon Dr. Sergio Canavero from Italy claims, perhaps overconfidently, that he … Continue reading Heading for the Future
Believe it or not, vampires are not just supernatural beings who sleep in coffins and morph into flying bats. Some humans report that they need blood or energy from other living sources to survive. These individuals are part of a subculture that is often misunderstood. Today the Skeleton Key presents an exclusive interview with an intriguing … Continue reading Interview with the (REAL) Vampire