It's Tuesday and I'm both looking forward to taking the yahoos trick or treating and dreading walking for two hours in the cold. But hey, that's parenthood. Just like the folks of yore, I'm browsing my Twitter feed to see what's going on in the world. I'll let you decipher the broader meanings, but here are a few headlines: Fictional President held to a higher standard than actual President, Bon Jovi leads the fan vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nomination, Tiger Woods announces retirement (I also am retired from professional golf) and apparently there are 10 Things I Must Do NOW to Get Ready for Christmas or my family will have a really shitty Christmas. I'm so intimidated by those lists!
10 Scary Good Things Today
- Ghosted - Can you spot the ghost among the skeletons?
- We Want Candy - A definitive list of Halloween candy ranked #16 - #1
- Scare Tactics - Why do we love to be scared?
- Freebies For Halloween - Freeby means something different to kids and adults. For kids, it's candy. For adults, it's...entrees. (Get your mind out of the gutter)
- Watch of the Week - I don't know if you've heard but there's a new show on Netflix that's the perfect Halloween treat. No, I'm not talking about the second season of Stranger Things. I'm talking about Mindhunter. David Fincher's latest project is about the early days of behavioral profiling as FBI agents interview serial killers to better understand their thinking. The acting, script and science of it all is the most entertaining thing I've watched on tv this year and much scarier than anything those kids find in the Upside Down.
Tuesday Balladry - "Yesterday" by The Beatles is the most covered and replayed song in the history of the world and therefore is the most well-known ballad ever recorded. Paul McCartney claims the song's melody came to him in a dream, but it took months after for him to come up with the lyrics. Between the dream and the lyrics, 'Yesterday' was referred to as 'The Scrambled Eggs Song' because the placeholder lyric went like this, "Scrambled eggs, oh, my baby, how I love your legs…".