Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Bag Of Treats

Happy Halloween! Here's a mixed bag of treats for you on this spooky holiday season. From vintage halloween costume pics to some funny riddles. Enjoy.

What do they teach in witching school?

What do skeletons say before they begin dining?

Bone appetite!

What do you call a little monsters parents

Mummy and deady

Why don't mummies take vacations?
They're afraid they'll relax and unwind.

Did you hear about the cannibal who was expelled from school?
He was buttering up his teacher.

Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?
His ghoul friend.

Why don't witches like to ride their brooms when they're angry?

They're afraid of flying off the handle!

What do you call two witches living together?

Which building does Dracula visit in New York?
The Vampire State Building.

What do you call a goblin who gets too close to a bonfire?
A toasty ghosty.

What's a monster's favorite bean?
A human bean.

Why do demons and ghouls hang out together?

Because demons are a ghouls best friend!

What kind of street does a ghost like best?
A dead end.

What is a vampires favorite mode of transportation?

A blood vessel.

What happened when two vampires met?
It was love at first bite!

How do you fix a jack-o-lantern?
With a pumpkin patch.

What did the mother ghost say to the baby ghost?
"Don't spook until you're spooken to."


Monday, October 26, 2009

The Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Contest

Once again, The Hospital Of Saint Raphael is holding their annual Great Pumpkin Contest.
Now for those of you who don't know about this contest, this is the fourth year that the hospital put out a challenge to the employees to decorate a pumpkin. The only trick about this treat is that the pumpkin can not be cut.

Now I'm not putting out bragging rights or anything but if you look back at the last two years on my blog, tucked away ever so neatly in the months of October 07' and 08', you might noticed that "Team Pathology" won both years. I might also have to throw in the fact that I, along with some really talented co-workers are Team Pathology. OK, that's enough of self praise.... we rock.

This year, Team Captain: Marsha, thought up the most excellent idea of transforming out giant, egg shaped pumpkin into the man-eating plant, Audrey 2, from the play "The Little Shop Of Horrors". So with a bunch of clay, a few buckets of paint and a lot of imagination, we recreated a Broadway icon.

Here's a look at the making of Audrey 2 , along with some very worthy pumpkin entries from other departments in the hospital where their talented employees were kind enough to share their vision of how they saw their Halloween pumpkin.

Good luck to all that entered.

UPDATE 10-31-09: Our pumpkin won FIRST PRIZE!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pumpkin Pics 2009

How many times have you bought a pumpkin and when you're all set to carve it, you just stare at it, trying to come up with the perfect face for it?
To help you through your artistic mental block, I thought I would post a few pumpkins to help you fire up that imagination.
So go grab your carving knife, pumpkin gut scooper and a candle... and of course the best Halloween jack-o-lantern you could get your hands on and start hacking away!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Haunted Lawns 2009

It used to be only Christmas time when we would see houses aglow with holiday lights. Lawns would be decorated with plastic snowmen, reindeer and Santa Clauses.
In recent years, Halloween has been moving in on Santa's trademark yard displays. Last year, retailers made over 4 BILLION DOLLARS by selling what scares us and more and more homes began to transform their cozy surroundings into graveyards, witches dens and anything that would make the unexpected jump out of their pants on Halloween night.
Here are a few examples of the fun people and homeowners have scared up for us.
(click on pics for full view)

This home in the heart of NYC showed that ghost love the city life.

This home invites any trick or treaters in. the question is, do they let them out?

From Homor Simpson to The Incredible Hulk, this house scares up a lot of fun!

The Great Pumpkin over looks this spooky home on Halloween night.

Haunted Home Sweet Home

The glowing lights here aren't store bought LEDs... they're over a hundred candle lit pumpkins.

No bones about it, this guy is loving Halloween.

Most wouldn't be caught dead at this house on Halloween... or would they?

Waiting for his next victim, I mean, trick or treater.

Ready to light your way to the tricks.

There's never a can of Raid around when you need it!

Share your decorating or scary lawn ideas in my comment section!
A couple of interesting sites that could help with ideas on decorating your home and lawn on Halloween are and