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Extra Life Charity Live Stream - MAX!!!!

So one of my favorite Youtube gamers is running a live stream charity at Twitch HQ this weekend and the gist was - if they managed to hit their goal of $20,000 Max would shave his facial hair off. Completely off.

I've been following this guy's Youtube career for a while and I've NEVER seen him without the beard. Never. So here goes:

With a pair of clippers and his girlfriends compact mirror, he shaved away, catching the excess hairs in a garbage pail between his legs. MLG, for sure.

He did some playing around of course, and had a lot of fun with the handle-bar mustache look for about five minutes. And then the time came and the mustache vanished.

It's like a completely different dude sitting there! My first thought was that he resembled the "model" guy from 10 Things I Hate About You. But you know what, the look is kind of growing on me. His gf, Renee, is not feeling so generous. ^_^

If you're curious, Extra Life is a charity created by gamers to raise mo…

It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

With Halloween being only a week away, I want to create a tribute to my favorite silver screen zombie of all time: Billy Butcherson.

I'd like to make something perfectly clear before we start - I don't like zombies. The Walking Dead is a soap opera with rotten guts, and Resident Evil was better as a video game. None of this T-virus crap...I like my zombies old-fashioned. The poor exhumed souls of the dead, raised to do one's bidding. Necromancy at its finest, I suppose.

So we've got Billy, rending apart the splintered wood of his coffin long before the zombie craze took off. Formerly Winifred's lover (would die to know how that got started, heh), dallied with prettier (albeit daft) Sarah, and paid for his poor judgment with his life. I imagine if my beau poisoned me and sewed my mouth shut, I'd be a bit pissy too when I crawled out of the grave.

The guy doesn't get many lines, but the Doug Jones ad-lib is pretty spectacular.

According to some behind the sce…

An Appropriate End

I do realize that we're barely halfway into October, but I've decided to call it quits on the photo challenge. I'm having a hard time figuring out what exactly fits the themes presented and I have no motivation whatsoever to get dressed these days or wander about with my camera in tow.

As it IS October and the month of things that die, it seems an appropriate spot to just cut ties with the stupid challenge. So what do I plan to do with this useless blog in the interim? No clue.

Can you tell from the first two paragraphs that I'm a positively foul mood today? Blame the mental disorder - it's hitting hard. I have a counseling appointment next week and I'm contemplating bringing some booze and matches to burn the structure down. That's how optimistic I am about things.

I did have the good sense to wonder though if something nasty slipped through the portal recently and decided I would be a good host. For those who don't know, there's a doorway to the s…

October Photo Challenge: 6 & 7



October Photo Challenge: Day 5

Two Become One

October Photo Challenge: Days 1,2,3 & 4

Day 1 - Hats Off
Day 2 - Seasonal Colors
Day 3 - Everyday
Day 4 - Stormy

October Photo Challenge

I found both of these photo challenges on Pinterest and since it seemed like a simple but visually striking way to update my blog on the regular, I'm gonna go for it.

This first one is much more "Halloween" oriented so I'm leaning towards that version. Expect days 1 -3 up tomorrow sometime!

Black and White: A Trip to the Otherside

Eleven years ago, on September 27, my beloved grandmother passed away. Her funeral was held shortly after my birthday of Oct 1st - so the beginning of the month is always a bittersweet time for me. I thought it appropriate that not only would I kick off my October/Halloween blog sessions with a tribute to her (and death itself) but it also coincides with Sophistique Noir's Black and White Monthly Theme assignment.

This September 27, I decided to visit her grave and in doing so, found myself connecting with not only the cemetery itself but some of it's other inhabitants. And we all know that really poignant gravestone photos are hands down the black and white variety. So let's get started:

There seems to be a strange synchronicity in my family concerning life and death. My grandmother died on my mom's wedding anniversary (she's been divorced for nearly my entire lifetime, but I digress) and my brother was born on the day my would-have-been uncle died. It will be in…