Posts Tagged ‘ghosts’

Mel And Tina’s New Digs

The other day while driving through central Wyoming I spotted this huge, wonderfully strange building high on a ridge overlooking a beautiful valley. It kind of gave me a log cabin meets Mad Max or Beyond Thunderdrome vibe. You know- the real Wild West?

Apparently, I’m not the first passerby to become transfixed by this architectural oddity. There’s even a rumor on the internet (unsubstantiated) that it was being hand built by a mad architect but that construction stopped when he fell from the upper story and died. Maybe it’s bologne, but it sure adds an interesting air of mystery. In fact, I’ve been calling it the Wyoming Mystery House. Maybe if you’re the entrepreneurial type, you can buy it and turn it into an old Route 66 type roadside attraction. It worked for that spinster in San Jose…

Salute to Ghosts

Ghosts. Can’t live with them, can’t prove they exist.

Today is Apparition Appreciation Day (or it should be anyway) so we’ve compiled a short salute to our spectral friends. Join us, won’t you?


No single figure had more of an impact on my young adult life than the one they called, Beetlejuice. His outlandish fashion sense and good-natured lechery made me laugh. The cartoon spin-off was a staple in our home and for years, I too, feared the dreaded Sandworm.

Boo Berry:

The other kids said you were just a tired Peter Lorre homage in a porkpie hat, but you were so much more. You were also the mascot for a cereal I never actually ate.


When I saw you in Ghostbusters I was an instant fan. Your in-your-face attitude and casual concern for social norms made me want to emulate you. Why else would I drink something that despite its orange flavor, turned my tongue green?

Your prodigious sliming was second to none.

and finally… Swayze:

Seeing Ghost for the first time at the ripe age of 4, little did I appreciate the emotional and sensual undertones in this classic film about pottery. Until you Patrick, ghosts were unfairly portrayed in film as frightening, malevolent figures. You changed all that.