Archive for the collectibles Category

Historical Happening – Disco Demolition

Posted in Albums, art, collectibles, frustrate, history, life, LP, music, News, people, pet peeves, radio, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 07/12/2017 by Edward Brock

A bunch of idiots destroyed records, damaged a baseball field, and forced the White Sox into forfeiting a game–all because they didn’t like a particular style of music. Proof that stupidity has always been with us.

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Historical Happening – Scrabble

Posted in collectibles, Cool Stuff, Games, history, toys, Uncategorized, Words with tags , , , on 01/19/2017 by Edward Brock

The hugely popular word game–first went on sale was first introduced to the buying public, on this day in 1955.

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Horror Paperback Additions

Posted in books, classic horror, collectibles, Cool Stuff, creepy, dark, fiction, history, horror, literature, monster, reading, scary, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/23/2016 by Edward Brock

As a collector of Horror Paperbacks, I’m always on the lookout for books I don’t have. It’s always nice to find little gems for my bookshelf.

Found these 3 recently.

This edition (Avon–1968) of John Christopher’s The Little People is a hard-to-find book. Probably because of the Nazi symbols on the cover. Though the book is much more subdued than the cover suggests.

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The other 2 are from the 80’s Zebra Publishing imprint. Lots of fun, cheesy covers–but I so loved them. (I also really miss Rick Hautala).

Creeping Crawling Cinema – Tarantula (1955)

Posted in art, collectibles, Cool Stuff, fantasy, Film, halloween, history, horror, literature, monster, mythology, News, TV, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/08/2014 by Edward Brock

My brief look at the first giant spider film–Tarantula (1955).

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Stephen King

Posted in art, collectibles, comic books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fantasy, Film, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, humor, kindle, literature, monster, mythology, News, nook, TV, twitter, weird, wisdom with tags , , , on 09/20/2014 by Edward Brock

Is there a single Horror writer in the last 35 years that has not been influenced by this man? And he is still going strong–producing tales of horror & suspense that show that he is, easily, one of the most brilliant writers in American literary history.

Stephen King was born today (Sept. 21, 1947)

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Happy Birthday – Cassandra Peterson (aka ELVIRA)

Posted in art, collectibles, comic books, Cool Stuff, elvira, Film, ghosts, godzilla, halloween, history, horror, humor, literature, monster, News, TV on 09/17/2014 by Edward Brock

She was my dark childhood crush–and I’m still crushing on her today. 

Cassandra Peterson (aka Elvira) was born today–and she still has my darkened heart.

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Happy Birthday – Ray Bradbury

Posted in art, collectibles, comic books, Cool Stuff, ebook, fantasy, Film, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, humor, kindle, literature, monster, mythology, News, nook, TV, twitter, weird, wisdom, writing on 08/22/2014 by Edward Brock

One of our greatest writers, Mr. Ray Bradbury, was born today in 1920. Though he left us in 2012, his works remain to challenge, entertain, teach and inspire us.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes & The October Country are such a part of my childhood, I re-read them every year to connect with those wonder-filled days of youth.

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