October 31st, 2004

10-K, 10-B

Ten random things: October 31

Ten mystery/crime novelists whose work I enjoy:
  1. Donald E. Westlake (Good Behavior)
  2. Lawrence Block (Eight Million Ways to Die)
  3. Max Allan Collins (True Detective)
  4. Agatha Christie (Murder on the Orient Express)
  5. Tony Hillerman (A Thief of Time)
  6. Janet Evanovich (One for the Money)
  7. Simon Brett (Dead Room Farce)
  8. Robert Arthur (The Mystery Of The Vanishing Treasure)
  9. Carl Hiaasen (Native Tongue)
  10. Robert Crais (Indigo Slam)
  • Current Music
    The Mission U.K. - "Deliverence"

Happy All Hallow's Eve

If you've ever seen the movie Hollywood Revue of 1929, you're no doubt familiar with its tribute to one of the all-time great horror film actors, "Lon Chaney Will Get You If You Don't Watch Out." When I heard that song a few weeks ago, it triggered a memory of a poem that was read to me as a wee bairn. I couldn't remember the title or the author, but I did remember that each stanza concluded with the phrase, "and the goblins will get you if you don't watch out!" So I poked around a bit on the web and found it. I was going to post it that evening, but I ultimately decided that it would be more appropriate to post it on Hallowe'en. And here it is!

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  • Current Music
    Richard Buckner - "A Chance Counsel"
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