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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Scary Month


   October is considered horror-oriented because it is the home of Halloween. Fair enough, but Halloween is just the coup-de-grace of the month of terror.
   October is a prime month for hurricanes. Sometimes the late ones are the worst - just ask the people of South Carolina today.

   It's also a bad month for money. The stock market crash of 1929 was in October - as were smaller crashes in 1987, 1989, 1997, 2002, 2007 and the big scare of 2008. (Thank you Wiki!)

   Every even-numbered year, October is the month when political goblins fill our entertainment programming with political ads, and our voice mail with robo-calls.

   I mean even the trees are freaked about this month.
   Shudder. (That was meant to indicate that I was shuddering, and not to demand or imply that you should shudder - unless you're so inclined.)
   As a service of Just Plain Stupid, I would love to offer you reassurance and comfort as we dive into the second week of this most perilous of months.
   Really I’d love to...
   But I'm too freakin' scared.
   So instead, I offer these frightening images that my so-called friends on FB have posted in an effort to rob me of sleep and create inconvenient (and unpleasant to name,) digestive disorders.
   Misery (and terror) loves company.
   Sure we have to worry about aliens
   Monsters
   And the specter of death
   But even things that SEEM safe are dangerous.
   Like food
   Chewing gum
   Even your couch!
   Some dangers look cuddly
   Some are nostalgic
   Some even threaten Star Wars characters
   Maybe the best thing to do is breath deeply - maybe take a walk in the woods.
   Maybe not.


   Warning:  Those who went to Catholic school may find this video too intense.