Archive for October, 2011

Happy Halloween

Posted: 31st October 2011 by affehaus in design, humor

The Last Trick-or-Treaters by R.K. Milholland A series of whimsically illustrated vignettes, made all the better by the contrast of how wonderfully macabre they are. I believe there are eight in the series, all worth checking out.


Posted: 29th October 2011 by affehaus in book, I made, words

Who doesn’t like free? The illustrious Margaret Pyle, of A Month of Sundries, has been kind enough to collaborate with me on this All Hallow’s Read (in point of fact, that’s where I found out about the idea), and has fashioned for me an eBook of the Jackanapes story. Click the link to see her […]

Edgar Allen

Posted: 28th October 2011 by affehaus in design, I made

Poe’s by affehaus

Handy Pocket Grammar Guide

Posted: 28th October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, humor

Helpful in sorting out those pesky homophones…                       However, I can not help but notice the absence of: its = shows fucking possession it’s= it fucking is Its infuriating how often those two trip me up. thanks to Tom for the image


Posted: 28th October 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, review

Today’s Pie: Bluesberry custard The crust was unremarkable in that it was without flaw. The bluesberries were very excellent, despite their period in cryo.  They were the small, flavorful sort that one gets from the wild… or, perhaps, from a farm in Pennsylvania, rather than the bloated, bland and leather-skinned variety that one might find […]

Pre-Pie-day Post

Posted: 27th October 2011 by affehaus in food stuffs, geek stuff, humor

Venn Piagram, by the Hungry Hungry Hippy Because everyone likes math you can eat. via Boing Boing

Things You Can’t Un-See

Posted: 26th October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design

The image was created in support of a piece positing the possibility, and even eventuality, of stiletto implants… a suggestion that I don’t give much credence.  But the foot is creepy as Hell. Naturally I had to share.   via Scott Beale/Laughing Squid

All Hallow’s Read

Posted: 24th October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, design, words
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It appears that Neil Gaiman is proposing a new tradition for Halloween.  He’s calling it, as the post heading would suggest, All Hallow’s Read. The idea, as I understand it, is that in addition to sweet and treats, we exchange scary stories. Well, his proposal is actually to give out books… but I’m choosing a looser […]

2011 Run For Your Lives

Posted: 23rd October 2011 by affehaus in cultural, geek stuff, not a sports blog

Well then. Let us first give a moment of silence for the loverly Lucy. We will miss her. More about that later. ______________ Update: The results are in… My course time was 36:13; I finished 746 out of the 3818 that crossed the line with brains intact. Lucy’s time was 59:49, and she finished 6080 […]

Sheriff Woody’s Distant Ancestor

Posted: 21st October 2011 by affehaus in movies

The fellow in the black & white photograph is Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, noted author, hunter and cricketer. So– finally we have the answer to that age-old question: What is Sheriff Woody’s full name? Woody Hesketh-Prichard Or, Wood-Prich, for short.