I’m just a fuddy-duddy. Give me a couple of carved pumpkins, a weak porch light, and I’m fully decked out to scare the kiddies. But I understand the need to outdo your neighbor when it comes to demonstrating your willingness to go overboard for the holidays of your choice.
I personally like to spiff up the house for Bruce Springsteen’s Birthday (September 23), Hug an Australian Day (April 26), King Kamehameha I Day (June 11), Watergate Day (June 17), and my favorite, National Pancake Day (September 26). But I realize a lot of readers love Halloween more, so here are some pictorial ideas to spook your imagination:
This battery powered skull and bones set commemorates Halloween and, at the same time, the exploits of Cooper, who leaped from a Boeing 727 with $200,000 in a briefcase on November 24, 1971.
Speaking of Springsteen (everybody’s got a hungry heart), or Lord Tennyson (always roaming with a hungry heart), this appetizing tabletop Halloween decoration ought to get your guests a-bobbing for apples. Lay your money down and play your part.
“Gee, I’m sorry I didn’t hear you in all this rain.” Come on in. Take a shower. I think you’ll find these bath towels extremely fluffy and absorbent.
Outdoor Urbanite has a nice presentation of this literary theme and other decorations I know you can’t live without.
Frighty Night Lights
Ok, you can outdo the neighbors, right? Take your best shot outdoing this family!
Gnome Body Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen
I already took my digs at garden gnomes, so I’ll leave you to your own commentary on this grand prize costume from Inhabitots.
Take the Halloween challenge:
1. Post links to your own favorite decorations, or
2. Find another blog that mentions Tennyson, Springsteen, and D.B. Cooper, along with actual Hitchcock movie dialogue in a single post.