With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Relatively Somber Reflection On the Campiness of Evil: Or, So This is Halloween,And What Have You Done,Another Year Over &c.

There certainly are things against someone who thinks that Halloween is the best of holidays: The fact that it was invented by greeting card companies (to ward off evil spirits);the vast amount of tooth decay and fattening that occurs amongst our otherwise healthy, fit youth; the worshipping of evil forces and of course the ritualistic killings.

But I think my reason for exalting Halloween outweighs those drawbacks: I get to hear Michael Jackson's Thriller played on the radio and that of course brings back to mind the happiest moments of my childhood career in television consumption:watching the video for Thriller.


I get to remember zombies dancing, and what is obviously Smucker's jelly coming out of the zombie's mouths and the immediate commercials for So You Want Your MTV.

Which accumulated in a feeling that horror didn't totally make one hundred percent sense.

Thriller might be one of my favorite televised moments in my childhood. It is nice to feel like there is something fundamentally choreographed and requiring make-up about horror.

It is a feeling which I wish I could get back.

Happy Halloween (the war is over).

FUN BONUS FACT ABOUT JUSTIN TO TIDE YOU OVER TILL NEXT MONDAY OR WHENEV.

When I used to watch the Thriller video as a kid, I would pop Reese's Pieces, so as to prevent myself from becoming afraid. In retrospect I see that this was a kind of cognitive mix up with a scene from E.T. But of that story and those horrors you will have to wait until next Halloween.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmm, for a moment I thought the guy in the pic was Michael Myers
oh well...

Justin said...

Anonymous,
At first I assumed you were maleah, trying to give the impression I have three readers raher than two. But by your devasting insult I can see that you are some one much more diabolical

j.

Anonymous said...

why thank you very much!
but I hope I haven't offended you TOO bad...

Justin said...

anonymous,
I think it was within a reasonable range of offensiveness.

But I will let you know when (if?) I stop crying.

j.

Anonymous said...

ok, I don't really see HOW it's offending you, could you fill me in?

Justin said...

Because of the link youfail.org! And how that totally describes me!

But if you have any more questions, let me know so that people who look at this page, think I still get tons of comments.

j

Anonymous said...

Ohhh the link... (oops, wrong blog)
\m so sorry J.
It was an accident
the link is saying that I fail, and not you
If you did fail then I wouldn't be leaving comments
Sorry for the mix-up

A.

Anonymous said...

can I lease back the domain name...the original domain holder would like to get the domain back for a few months. He used it for over a year and a halfe when he ran for the state senate and he is running again. would you consider giving it back to him for january through november of 2008?

Paul Adams
atwatersghost@yahoo.com

Comrade Kevin said...

I don't know which is more scary, Michael Jackson's Thriller video or this comments section.

maleah said...

Hey, wait! I'm diaboical! But I have a cream for it and I think it's clearing up.

maleah said...

I can also spell. Occasionally.

damn.

That would have worked better spelled right.

alecia said...

you are a halloweenie!
haha i'm so funny!

Justin said...

alecia,
You think, I'm a halloweenie? That explains why I have been going to listen to popcorn munchers by myself.

j.

Justin said...

maleah, I am so confused about the identiy of anomynous wright know that I donut wat to say.

You r the fine speller.
j.

Justin said...

Comrade K,

Seriously I thought I was being stalked by some hottie. No offense Paul Adams.

j