Episode 488 – Surprise Testicle

This week, I am thankful that Sub is here! He got to fly in and spend the week with us, and it’s been great!

The poor kid is prolly traumatized now, however >_>

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Factoid of the Week:
Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863. Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday after writing letters for 17 years.

South African gin company infuses their alcohol with elephant dung
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Words of Wisdom:
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. -William Arthur Ward

Episode 487 – Steviana Jones and the Temple of Ash

In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die (fun). The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.

In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die (fun). The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.

Speaking of things that represent Halloween, ever wonder where the typical Halloween colors came from? Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, DORKS!

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Factoid of the Week:
During the pre-Halloween celebration of Samhain, bonfires were lit to ensure the sun would return after the long, hard winter. Often Druid priests would throw the bones of cattle into the flames and, hence, “bone fire” became “bonfire.”

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Words of Wisdom:
It makes sense that a witch lives in a swamp. -Jordan Peterson

Episode 486 – Your Children Are Sinners

A group of boys pushing through a crowd at a Halloween party in the 1930s.

The Great Depression was a time of great economic and social change that affected many parts of American life—including Halloween. Parents, concerned about their sons running amok on All Hallows’ Eve, organized “haunted houses” or “trails” to keep them off the streets.

Halloween had long been a night of revelry for adults and children, seen as a positive outlet for young men to blow off steam. This ranged from stealing neighbors’ gates off their hinges to stealing dead bodies. In 1879, about 200 boys in Kentucky stopped a train by laying a dead body across the railroad tracks. In 1900, medical students at the University of Michigan stole a headless corpse from the anatomy lab and propped it up against the building’s front doors.

There were plenty of people who didn’t see this as harmless fun before the Great Depression. However, the economic disaster exacerbated young men’s Halloween antics, leading to increased public concern and anger. In 1933, parents were outraged when hundreds of teenage boys flipped over cars, sawed off telephone poles and engaged in other acts of vandalism across the country. People began to refer to that year’s holiday as “Black Halloween,” similarly to the way they referred to the stock market crash four years earlier as “Black Tuesday.”

“This is the only evening on which a boy can feel free to play pranks outdoors without danger of being ‘pinched,’ and it is his delight to scare passing pedestrians, ring door-bells, and carry off the neighbors’ gates,” espoused one boys’ craft guide. According to the guide, even if a boy had to fetch the gate he stole out of the tree he left it in, “the punishment is nothing compared with the sports the pranks have furnished him.”

Some cities considered banning Halloween altogether. Yet in many communities, the response was to organize Halloween activities for young people so that they didn’t run amok. They started to organize trick-or-treating, parties, costume parades—and yes—haunted houses to keep them busy.

“Hang old fur, strips of raw liver on walls, where one feels his way to dark steps,” advised a 1937 party pamphlet on how to create a “trail of terror.” “Weird moans and howls come from dark corners, damp sponges and hair nets hung from the ceiling touch his face… Doorways are blockaded so that guests must crawl through a long dark tunnel.”

These early American haunted houses were small, non-profit affairs held in residential neighborhoods. In later decades, larger organizations began to host their own haunted houses as fundraisers or commercial attractions. The most famous and influential one was Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion in 1969, which had an extremely high production value for its day.Since then, America’s haunted attractions have become more and more elaborate.

Now, there are over 1,200 haunted attractions that charge admission fees.

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Factoid of the Week:
The Great Depression spawned Haunted Houses as we know them today.

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Words of Wisdom:
What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow. -Mary Shelley

Episode 485 – Wet Anus > Dirty Anus

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Scottish girls hung wet sheets in front of the fire on the holiday to see images of their future husband. Young women would also peel an apple, often at midnight, in one strip and throw it over their shoulder. The strip was supposed to land in the shape of the first letter of her future husband’s name. In colonial America, Halloween’s bobbing for apples was a fortune-telling game: the first person to get the apple without using his or her hands would be the first to marry.

People also used to bake Halloween cakes with a ring and a thimble inside. Get the slice with the ring and you would be married within the year. The thimble? You’d be unlucky in love.

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Factoid of the Week:
The history of Halloween includes a lot of romance

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Words of Wisdom:
Luck is not chance, it’s toil; fortune’s expensive smile is earned. -Emily Dickinson

Episode 484 – Grabbin’ The Goozle

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Having children dress up in costume and go door-to-door like little beggars demanding treats is kind of weird. Like several other Halloween activities, the tradition can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the rituals of Samhain. It was believed that ghosts and spirits walked the Earth on the night of Samhain, so people would dress up as spirits themselves in an effort to fool the real deal into thinking they were one and the same.

This act was called “guising.” As the Catholic Church started supplanting pagan festivals with their own holidays (like All Saints’ Day), the act of guising became popular and poor children and adults would go door to door dressed as angels or spirits on Hallowmas begging for food or money in exchange for songs and prayers. This was called “souling.” The earliest known reference to the phrase “trick-or-treat” in North America is from 1927 in Alberta, Canada.  

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Factoid of the Week:
Trick-or-treating comes from“souling”

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Words of Wisdom:
I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, But there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. -Robert Breault

Episode 483 – Traumatized By Meat

Image result for jackolanternLegend has it that Stingy Jack invited the devil to have a drink with him, but Jack didn’t want to pay for the drink so he convinced the devil to turn himself into a coin. Instead of buying the drink, he pocked the coin and kept it close to a silver cross in his house, so the devil couldn’t take shape again. He promised to let the devil go as long as he would leave him alone for a year – and if Jack died that the devil wouldn’t claim his soul.

After a year, Jack tricked the devil again to leave him alone and not claim his soul. Basically, the devil is really gullible in this story. When Jack died, God didn’t want such a conniving person in heaven, and the devil true to his word (what a good guy) would not allow him into hell.

Jack was sent off into the night with only a burning coal to light his path. He placed the coal inside a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the earth ever since. People in Ireland and Scotland began creating their own creations of Jack’s lanterns out of turnips, beets and potatoes. The tradition came to the United States along with the immigrants and people began to use pumpkins, native to North America, for the lanterns instead.

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Factoid of the Week:
“Jack o’lantern” comes from the Irish legend of Stingy Jack. 

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Words of Wisdom:
“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.” – Aggie Cromwell, Halloweentown (1998)

Episode 482 – Christmas Reach Around

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Have you guys ever tried retying hammock knots? It’s not easy, Man (lawl). But, seriously, I screwed up our hammock real hard core. My dad bought it 30 years ago, and never used it… so he gave it to Jacob and me. It had loosened up over the last several decades, so I decided to give it a bit of a spruce up.

That was dumb.

Now, it lilts sideways because I didn’t make the knots even… so it is constantly trying to flip you out of one direction.

Sigh.

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Factoid of the Week:
Mayans were clever folk. They developed the only known written language in Mesoamerica, gave chocolate a God long before Europeans even knew it existed, and they invented the hammock! Yup, hammocks were originally woven from the Hammack tree, native to Latin America, hence the name, “hammock

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Words of Wisdom:
Your best ideas, those eureka moments that turn the world upside down, seldom come when you’re juggling emails, rushing to meet the 5 P.M. deadline or straining to make your voice heard in a high-stress meeting. They come when you’re walking the dog, soaking in the bath or swinging in a hammock. -Carl Honore

Episode 481 – Better Mammaries

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I really dig the Words of Wisdom for the show tonight. I’m reading a book by Marc Alan Edelheit (that he signed and handed me for free at Dcon – WOOT!) and I am not interested in all things Roman.

I also downloaded the demo for Cadence of Hyrule and I HATE it, but I LOVE it. It is Zelda, but with rhythm? We all know I have no rhythm. I literally cannot even spell the word… spell check keeps flipping out on me.

Anyway, ENJOY THE SHOW! Send us some feedback while you listen 🙂

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Factoid of the Week:
Factoid goes heIt takes about 2.5 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.

Words of Wisdom:
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. -Marcus Aurelius

Episode 480 – Con Crud

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We made it back from Dragon Con ALIVE! Well, if you consider sleeping for a solid 24 hours upon our return surviving. We met so many really amazing people and I can’t wait to rant about it on the show tonight! 

Special guests include The Rock God of Podcasting (and Digital Media Track director) Charles, Bill from RunJumpStomp, and Lisa from I love That Movie! , Scott Moore from the Blood Crow Stories, and the LSD Unicorn that is Scottye Moore from A Load of BS

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Factoid of the Week:
The name “rosemary” has nothing to do with the rose or the name Mary, but derives from the Latin name ros marinus, which literally means “dew of the sea.”

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Words of Wisdom:
It is the destiny of mint to be crushed. -Waverley Lewis Root

Episode 478 – It’s a Eunuchs System

Image result for sleepI have been awake for 18 hours… and I’m sick, and I think I may die because my body will not allow me to sleep… I just lay there, mouth breathing, wishing for the night to take me. Lawl. I’m really tired, guys. Really tired. Jacob asked me if I wanted to go on a walk and I bit him.

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Factoid of the Week:
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Words of Wisdom:
Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later. -Walter Reisch