Sunday, October 31, 2021

Subway Sandwich cosplay; Homer Simpson in the Hedge costume; When you trick or treat at the Bulgarian Ambassadorial residence





@msscalesifyanasty

Category is: Memes on the runway! Homer Simpson in the bush ๐Ÿ˜‚ #dragqueen #runwaychallenge #meme #thesimpsons #homersimpson #houstondrag #houstondragqueen

♬ original sound - MsScalesIfYaNasty












Poverty Barrel costume; Bunch of Grapes costume; Marvin the Martian cosplay

@alispagnola

Just wait to see IT ACTUALLY POURS WINE #HappyHalloween

♬ original sound - Ali Spagnola




@yahairasarahii

I should’ve bought more balloons #SamsClubScanAndGo #halloweenlook #halloween #halloweencostume

♬ FOLLOW ME sarahk1m - Sarah Kim




@cassssaderp

have you met my best friend?? #halloween #marvinthemartian

♬ original sound - Cassidy Marie








They went as traffic cones; Harrow and Gideon cosplay; Salt Bae costume for a couple; Panda Keeper costume

@keelypunaniii

#fyp #halloween #halloweenlook #halloweencostume #strippacheck

♬ Hit It - Yung Skrrt
















Nightmarish Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga but I'm the house too.

Covid scare at Shanghai Disneyland leads to surreal video (and visitors packed together)


A review of Steinbeck's secret werewolf novel calls it "ambitious and well written"

Jess Nevins wrote a lengthy review for the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Murder at Full Moon is narrated from the point of view of Egg Waters, a college student suspended from his school after a night of drunken tomfoolery who is then forced to work a job for a year’s time in order to gain readmission. Waters finds his job in the fictional locale of Cone City, a dismal, waterlogged, fog-and-wind-beset town somewhere in central California. He becomes the reporter for the town’s newspaper and in that role is present as mysterious crimes begin to take place. The local bon vivant, Luis Carรฉ, has been receiving harassing notes, and somebody has been burning “PAY” into the walls of his house. Then, during a full moon, this same person kills one of the dogs at the hunting club to which Carรฉ belongs, where Waters is a guest. The harasser then kills all but one of the hunting club’s dogs — as well as the club’s Swedish chef, burning more threatening words into the walls.

The brutish town sheriff fails to make any headway solving the mystery, so Waters turns to the sheriff’s rival, Maximilian Sergius Hoogle, a wealthy eccentric

"Inscryption is horrifying because it does things games aren't supposed to"

Detailed write-up of an intriguing game.







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@ayagotbank

he tried to kill me

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@chocoloco2022

I love him #catcuddles #catsoftiktok #catlover #cats #siamesecats #IKnowWhatYouDid #TreatiestCupContest #ForYouPizza #fyp #catmom

♬ original sound - Chocoloco



@flylikeuhg6

like bruh just take it FAST

♬ yass ur using my sound - gabe@yahoo.com



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Animorphs cover group cosplay; Terrifying Andy Reid costume; Youngling jedi council. perhaps

















Saturday, October 30, 2021

The NY Times looks at restaurants serving high-end mozzarella sticks



NYT:

The dish arrives as a pair of golden-brown rods, just like what you might see at a fast-food chain. Except that they come topped with caviar and cost $28.

(Eater's review of this particular restaurant in NY.)

Los Angeles high school football team condemned by organizing body for running up score 106-0

LAT:

[The winning team's] head coach at Hawkins in the City Section until being fired following the 2016 season when his team had to forfeit every victory for using ineligible players and the program was placed on two years’ probation for rules violations. He has seven players on this year’s team committed to major universities. All are transfer students.

...

“The refs asked them to run the clock and they refused”

Ghost cakes; Viral Socks costume; Cursed nigiri

















Everyone's a Variant party; Marvel vs. Capcom Character Select Screen costume; Dilation pumpkins; Frankenstein pumpkin

















New HumbleBundle is eight Numenera RPG books, adventures, and bestiaries for $1

Two corebooks and much more for just $1. (I've enjoyed a lot of stories in this world.)

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@kayleighreim

My students did not disappoint me! #studentartwork #studentsbelike

♬ original sound - drip gang kodak



@indooroutdoorkat

THINGS ARE GETTING SPICY WITH DAVE’S EMOTIONAL SUPPORT PUMPKIN #relationshipgoals #romance #lovestory #xyzbca #loveisintheair

♬ L O V E - Michael Bublรฉ



@qfh1a

It’s cold,mother chicken is so warm #fouryou #cute #dog #awu007

♬ Puppy Love - Snikka



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Augmented reality tombstone and ghost hunt; Google's disturbing Magic Eraser; Photoshop's disturbing Strike A Pose













This week's best Warhammer 40k miniatures and other hobby creations




























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Friday, October 29, 2021

Pikmin Bloom is out for iOS and this is very funny

"You theorize that the homeless explosion in L.A. can be traced to a change in the formulation of methamphetamine in Mexico "

The LA Times interviewed the author of "Dreamland," the 2015 book about the rise of OxyContin addiction (he has a new book):

I believe that’s most definitely what’s happened. In 2008, the Mexican government decided to make ephedrine [a stimulant long used in making meth] effectively illegal. And the trafficking world had to switch to another form [known as the P2P method]. By 2012, 2013, tests [on seized meth] from the DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] showed that it was all being made with P2P.

What only now is becoming clear is that P2P meth carries with it profound symptoms of schizophrenia, primarily paranoia and hallucinations. The ephedrine meth was a party drug, big in the gay community. Kind of a euphoric thing. But now this meth puts people into their own brains. There’s not a lot of that wanting to be with other folks.

So when you’re driving through L.A. and see people who are naked, people crawling on the ground, what you see is P2P meth?

Yes. Also when I see big stacks of bicycle frames, shopping carts. This stuff seems to breed hoarding in a spectacular way. It seems to turn people mad and incapable of living with other people, very quickly.

The related article is this one in The Atlantic:

[She] has been a physician for homeless people in Los Angeles since 2003. She noticed increasing mental illness—schizophrenia, bipolar disorder—at her clinics around the city starting in about 2012. She was soon astonished by “how many severely mentally ill people were out there,” [she] told me. “Now almost everyone we see when we do homeless outreach on the streets is on meth. Meth may now be causing long-term psychosis, similar to schizophrenia, that lasts even after they’re not using anymore.”

New HumbleBundle features Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth

The big bundle with Borderlands, Bioshock Infinite, and more is $12, but $1 gets you the remastered version of a well-reviewed adventure game called Indigo Prophecy.

Clearance sale on Super 7's Masters of the Universe Reaction figures

Starting at $6.99.

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(Wikipedia.)








@angiedisa

He just wanted some food ๐Ÿ˜ช #smh #SaveIt4TheEndZone #MakeADogsDay #myfinALLYmoment #mexico #wedding #beartok #fyp

♬ original sound - Angie Disa



@deannesharp

#viral #derpy #duck #pepper @derpyducks_

♬ original sound - Valentina Trovato



@animalsscary

monkey ๐ŸŽ– #fyp #animals

♬ On The Floor - 1:23am



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