Pink Floyd, The Singles 1992
October! One of the best months of the year, no? We have been busy enjoying the last of the beautiful weather before Mother Nature turns her back on us and heads south with the geese. And with the season, comes our favorite Halloween books - Goodnight Goon, Runaway Mummy, Ten Timid Ghosts, Shake Dem Halloween Bones, Skeleton Hiccups, Haunted Party, Mouse's First Halloween, Mouse's First Fall, and a Creepy Countdown. And caramel apples. For a boy who already loves to eat apples (I keep a bowl on our kitchen table at all times), a caramel apple is just one metro stop short of heaven.
And like many folks, I adore cartoons and animation - hand-drawn, computer - who the hell cares. It is all good to me and I appreciate their artistic differences (I firmly believe computer animation has it is own special spot in the artform.) I come by it honestly, I remember once as a kid, my dad was digging through the TV Guide and suddenly, he exclaimed "Woody Woodpecker is on!" Then jumped up to change the channel. Yes, he jumped up off the couch. Remember the good ole days before remotes?
My kids came into this world already heirs to an extensive animation collection and we have so much fun digging through my collection together. They love Woody Woodpecker as much as I do and a few months back, got hooked onto the Spook-a-Nanny song - it is something we now sing in the car. Shaking our booties to the Spook-a-Nanny will probably become a Halloween tradition around these here parts. I don't post many videos here, but felt this was worth it.
I apologize in advance for your Earworm of the Day:
Besides the Spook-a-Nanny, I have already watched Addams Family Values twice and plan on at least one more viewing (actually, it is one of my favorite all-time movies. Period.) I also splurged this year and bought the Bugs Bunny Howl-Oween special.
Ah yes, despite the onslaught of Red #40 and high-fructose corn syrup, Halloween is totally worth it. Tonight, we carve our pumpkins, light the candles and enjoy the cool evening breeze.
What is your favorite part of fall and Halloween?