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Halloween and Election Weekend. PLUS solutions to Bullying!

Greetings from the Home Office in Dublin Ohio. Yes another week here, and I am going nuts! I really need to get back on the road or at the very least do a road trip! Last week I got a lot of e-mails about how this did not go out. I am always amazed how many people actually read this thing (do my friends really care that much, or do they just need a life of their own-I am KNOW I am not that interesting?). What started out my Freshman year at Ashland as a Freshman studies project has been going off and on since 1993. It has taken the route from a vehicle to pi** someone off, to letting folks know things to do, to where I will be, and many a commentary in between. Even recently turned into open letters to someone I care about, to a an open book diary if you will. I look at life like, if you are not open and communicate then it is kinda lonely. Plus if you don’t put things in black in white, others can say things that are not only defamatory in nature but also untrue! I also like to put down in writing some things I want to do, and if I don’t share…then how can I expect myself to step up to the plate-and other to hold me accountable.

“My Life’s Like an Open Book, for the Whole World to Read…sometimes nothing keeps me together at The Seams!”-Motley Crue

The weather is turning, and my knees really know it. I am very stiff and sore. Yet even though the nights are getting colder I refuse to turn on heater. I have made a pledge to keep the heater off till at the very least November. As I type this I am in my elephant slippers (they are ready for Nov 2), a pair of flannel pants, and a heavy sweatshirt, INSIDE!!! BRRRR it is cold! But I am listening to Jimmy Buffett drinking a “boat drink” trying to conjure up warm thoughts!

I have a lot on my mind, but I will keep it to myself and just focus on a few things. Down below there are areas of interest for Halloween, and those I ask you to consider on November 2. This may come to a shock to some of you (and pi** off others) not everyone I am supporting is on the right side of the political aisle. I am suggesting you vote for the best candidate NOT the party! I AM a Republican (that sways to the Libertarian ideology) but am so because of areas I believe in and ways in which I think. With that said…NOT ALL IN MY PARTY REPRESENT MY THOUGHTS, OR BELIEFS AND IN TURN DO NOT HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT! I just wish “Uncle Ted” would run for office!!!

Recently the media, parent groups, he** even the White House has weighed in on the issue of Bullying. While I do not support, I think the “art” of being bullied should be embrace. I know, I know, many are saying what the he**?

Let’s face it we have all been bullied, for any number of reasons. LIFE even bullies us, instead of coddling young people who feel bullied: we should build them up. I mean COME ON PEOPLE…life ain’t fair. We need to teach these kids that being bullied is a part of life. We will be bullied by bills, jobs, bad days etc. If we tell kids that anytime they may feel “bullied” they should ask for a hug, what kind of kids are we raising? We are raising kids who anytime life gets difficult they will play victim, and say oh poor is me. Basically a society of liberals who want a hug and let others fight for them! What will these same kids do when life throws a curveball; family dies unexpectedly, we get sick, we lose a job, whatever the case may be. Don’t be a victim stuck on the road of life, use this a power to fuel your vehicle towards your success!

I say teach these kids to have a strong sense of self, maybe get ‘em in gym, have ‘em embrace their “uniqueness.” Let’s show kids HOW to deal with negative issues such as “bullies.” Ya know what? 7 times out of 10, a kid pops a “bully” in the mouth, the problem is solved. In addition to my recent size, my workouts have also added a wicked jab. Hope I get to try it out soon!

KIDS MUST KNOW THEY NEED TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY AND ANY PUNISHMENT from this action but they must take that punishment as a badge of honor.

We must also find ways to let the kids know that suicide is A COWARDS WAY OUT, not all this “oh poor him (or her) cause he/she was this that” etc. If we condem the easy way out, we can put that into other kids minds that the easy way is not the only way. Society must also confront the “bullies” instead of trying to find out why, or how they are bullies. Don’t look in past, find a way to confront the issue and counter, MAYBE GIVE THEM SOME BULLYING OF THEIR OWN!?!?!?

But I say embrace bullying, if used in right ways one can “show them.” This can be said by working harder in school to be successful, trying harder at an instrument to become that rock star, or putting more time in the gym to be become bigger than the rest or more self confident.

Secret for you…I was the short fat kid. I was the kid who was bullied, that is until I developed the sharp tongue, and found my calling with music, and then got big in the gym. I used those bullies to my advantage. I to this day work/live with a chip on my shoulder. Now many of those who were Billy bad a**es in the past won’t confront me.

And to those who are bullied as a kid, don’t think just because you feel like someone has your back now, it will stop. AGAIN life, will try and bully and other people will attempt to as well. He** even relationships will bully you (and I don’t mean just in a physical sense. This can also be emotional or passive aggressiveness).

It will always go on; the only thing that changes is how you deal with it. Man Up, quit feeling sorry for selves, and find a way to make yourself feel better about self so you can deal with others. BUT DEAL WITH SELF FIRST!

Even if it is daily dressing up or being someone you are not. Find what you need to survive and flourish- Kinda like a Halloween mask. That is the beauty of this Holiday Weekend; we can all be anything we want to be!

Speaking of Halloween, that means it is the kickoff to my Holiday Booking season. If you or anyone you know is having an event, I have some availability and many openings with my guys! I pay 15% of any booked times to anyone who refers us, and will also pass this savings onto anyone who states they saw this mailer. Book now to guarantee your date!

Happy Halloween everyone!

HALLOWEEN:
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN!

There is a reason Halloween and St. Patty’s Day are my
2 favorite Holidays. They are intertwined. The colors
of the Irish Flag are Green-Catholics (Celts), and
Orange-Progs (Druids). Here is official background on
a great Holiday.

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic
festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that
is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern
France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This
day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the
beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year
that was often associated with human death. Celts
believed that on the night before the new year, the
boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead
became blurred. On the night of October 31, they
celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the
ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to
causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that
the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it
easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make
predictions about the future. For a people entirely
dependent on the volatile natural world, these
prophecies were an important source of comfort and
direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred
bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and
animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes,
typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and
attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the
celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires,
which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from
the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the
coming winter.

By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of
Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred
years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals
of Roman origin were combined with the traditional
Celtic celebration of Samhain.

The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the
Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the
dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman
goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is
the apple and the incorporation of this celebration
into Samhain probably explains the tradition of
“bobbing” for apples that is practiced today on
Halloween.

By the 800s, the influence of Christianity had spread
into Celtic lands. In the seventh century, Pope
Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints’ Day, a
time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely
believed today that the pope was attempting to replace
the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but
church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also
called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle
English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the
night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be
called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.
Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make
November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It
was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big
bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as
saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three
celebrations, the eve of All Saints’, All Saints’, and
All Souls’, were called Hallowmas.

LOCAL HAUNTS:
Syfy’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ uncover paranormal activity at the Bissman Building

Viewers of the popular ghost-hunting spooktacular watched Wednesday night as the show’s paranormal-detecting team got pushed, pulled and poked by the many different haunts of the 50,000-square-foot warehouse.

“They’re the doctors of that crap,” said the building’s owner, Ben Bissman, the great-great-grandson of Peter Bissman, who built the warehouse in 1886. “We told them, ‘Something’s happening here,’ and they came to tell us what.”

We won’t spoil the fun for you if you haven’t yet seen the show—you can still watch the full episode on syfy.com or on the Syfy channel when it re-airs Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. to find out what the ghost hunters discovered in Mansfield. Or, you can go experience it for yourself by calling ahead for a tour of the Bissman Building or, better yet, taking part in a six-hour lock-in, offered throughout the Halloween weekend Oct. 29-31.

“I was pretty skeptical in the beginning,” said Bissman of various ghost hunters’ interest in investigating the warehouse. “But then there was a lady who did a tour and I was up there with her and a group on the third floor. She was talking to my grandfather. And I’m like feeling hokey-pokey doing this crap. And a little embarrassed.”

He said it was more than 100 degrees in the upstairs attic as the woman was apparently communicating with his grandfather’s spirit, asking it to give the group a sign that he was there when all of a sudden…

“We heard a lug nut roll across the floor above us,” he said, explaining that he knew for a fact no one was on the floor above them. “About two minutes later, I got hit in the side of my neck by a softball-sized burst of cold air that rolled off my shoulder and then hit my wife. We both looked at each other and I thought, ‘Holy shit.’ It was really weird. I was signed, sealed, delivered. I appreciated the evidence.”

The stories of ghosts and paranormal activity from those who say they’ve experienced it at the Bissman are legendary, from reports of the murdered girl to the lady in the white dress, workers in the haunted warehouse swear they get terrorized regularly.

“One guy is scared shitless, he’s seen so many things that freaked him out,” said Bissman, explaining that the warehouse currently is home to Bissman Properties, a real estate development corporation, as well as to Pirate screen printing, a wholesale custom screen printer; and a 25-piece classic car collection that includes some Mustangs, Model-Ts and VW buses. “He saw a whole stack of sweatshirts go right off the table. Just slide off and hit the ground. He’s like 6-2, 280 pounds and he’s scared to go in the basement or upstairs by himself.”

Bissman said the warehouse, which has been in his family for six generations now, has always been the stuff of ghost-story legend since he was a child helping his grandpa pack groceries.

“He used to tell me, ‘Stay away from that elevator or you’ll end up like ‘Old Man Simon.’ I was always worried about this ‘Old Man Simon,’” laughed Bissman. “I was half scared to death.”

Legend has it that “Old Man Simon” was a worker at the building who, on his last day of work, was riding down the freight elevator, missed a switch, and lost his head on the 3rd floor—literally. Whether or not his death was accidental is debatable, said ghost hunter and former pro soccer player Ellis Byrd who now runs the ghost tours for Bissman at the warehouse.

“He either missed the stop button or he may have been pushed,” said Byrd, who co-founded his ghost-hunting avocation, Gussethunters Paranormal, with Nicole Wallace a few years ago.

Byrd, based on accounts of psychics who claim to have spoken to ghosts in the building, believes that “Old Man Simon” may have murdered 8-year-old Ruthie Bissman in the basement, left her body there, and was later discovered, fired and then killed by other workers upon leaving the building.

“The ghosts here may be angry or negative, but there’s nothing demonic here,” said Byrd, who said he experienced a violent interaction with one of the specters two years ago when he started investigating the warehouse.

“It was the second time we went into the building. I started to provoke this thing. I was yelling at it. ‘If you’re this tough you come and get me.’ And it did,” said Byrd. “It pushed in on my right side. It felt like it went inside of me. It choked off my wind pipe—I couldn’t breathe and I passed out for about two seconds.”

Needless to say, said Byrd, “We don’t provoke anymore.”

Byrd said he believes the ghosts aren’t annoying the Bissman Building workers just for funsies—he thinks the apparitions are trying to tell the living stories that only the dead know.

“Ruthie’s remains may still be buried in the building because she’s not in the Bissman graveyard or family plot,” said Byrd, who, incidentally, said he’s terrified of horror movies and has never watched one in his life. “Maybe that has something to do with some of the activities” he and others have experienced.

In particular is the calm and random appearances of the woman in the white Victorian dress, believed to be named “Anabella.”

“Maybe she’s trying to draw attention to certain things,” he said.

Whatever the purpose, Bissman said, folks have been saying the phantoms there have been interacting with humans for as long as he can remember.

“As kids, we used to build these forts out of bags of sugar in the basement,” he said. “We’d be playing and I’d say, ‘What did you say?’ But no one had said anything. It always felt like someone was playing right along with us.”

HAUNTED HOUSES:
Scare-a-torium
1501 Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, 43229

Chambers of Horror
Middletown, Ohio
Location: 1601 S. University Blvd

Dark Pumpkin
Germantown, Ohio
Location: Preble County Line Road

Chainsaw Creek Haunted Attractions
Toledo, Ohio
Location: 5001 Monroe Street (Westfeild Franklin Park Mall)

The Legends of Horror
Springfield, Ohio
Location: 2630 Route 72
Contact Phone: 937-206-4066

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center
Sandusky, Ohio
Location: 3319 Milan Rd
Contact Phone: 419-626-4467

Spooltacular Nights at Rockin R Ranch
Cleveland, Ohio
Location: 19066 State Route 252
Contact Phone: 440-236-5454

Dead Acres Haunted Hoochie
Pataskala, Ohio
Location: 13861 Broad St

CornStalkers Haunted Cornfields of Hinckley
Hinckley, Ohio
Location: 431 Ridge Road
Contact Phone: 216 650-1228

The Fear Experience
North Olmsted, Ohio
Location: 31515 Lorain Road. Inside The Soccer Sportsplex!!
Contact Phone: 216-245-FEAR

Wells Township Haunted House
>Brilliant, Ohio
Location: 101 Market Street
Contact Phone: 740-598-9602

Dark Pumpkin Haunted Trail
Germantown, Ohio
Location: 7039 Preble County Line Road

Wicked Forest
Logan, Ohio
Location: 15111 St. Rt. 664 South
Contact Phone: 614-352-0309

Haunted Halloween Bash
New Richmond, Ohio
Location: Cincinnati Region
Contact Phone: 513-293-6752

Terror Maze
Terror Maze
Springfield, Ohio
Location: 6988 Springfield Jamestown Rd.
Contact Phone: 937-215-2905

Lake Bailee Haunted Hayride, Maze & Pub
Hamilton, Ohio
Location: 2070 Jackson Rd
Contact Phone: 513 893-5585

Where Demons Dwell
Lakeville, Ohio
Location: 2638 State Route 179
Contact Phone: 419-908-5120

Ohio Haunted Hills
Springfield, Ohio
Location: 2363 Dayton Road
Contact Phone: 937-325-1813

Nightmare in Nashport
Nashport, Ohio
Location: 7200 Frazeysburg Rd (St. Rt. 60)
Contact Phone: 740-819-4254

SpookyRanch at the Rockin’-R-Ranch
Columbia Station, Ohio(near Cleveland)
Location: 19066 East River Rd. (SR 252)
Contact Phone: 440-236-5454

HAUNTVILLE
Elyria, Ohio
Location: 1553 West River Rd.
Contact Phone: 440-822-8888

Factory of Terror
Canton, Ohio
Location: 4125 Mahoning Rd. NE
Contact Phone: 330-455-3327

Hirshfeld’s Haunted Cornfield
New Bremen, Ohio
Location: Auglaize County – intersection of Southland Road and State Rt 364

Seven Floors of Hell Haunted House
Berea, Ohio
Location: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

Haunted Forest of Powderhorn
Madison, Ohio
Location: 3991 Bates Road

Horror Acres
Springfield, Ohio
Location: 6995 Springfield Jamestown Road

Terror in the Hills
Chillicothe, Ohio
Location: Walnut Creek Campground & Resort, 2342 Walnut Creek Rd

Mickey the Lion’s Corn Maze
Springfield, Ohio
Location: 2630 S. Limestone St.
Contact Phone: 937-206-4174

TOP HALLOWEEN SONGS:
Thriller

Ghostbusters

Linus and Lucy (yes I know it also my favorite Christmas Song)

Monster Mash

Nightmare on my street (not original video)

Somebody’s watchin me

Nightmare before Christmas

The Addams Family/The Munsters

Alfred Hitchcock Theme

Exorcist “Tubular Bells” (no video)

TOP 10 HALLOWEEN/SCARY MOVIES:
1.) ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)
Directed by Roman Polanski
More conspiracy thriller than horror movie, Baby nurses a mother lode of phobias. As Rosemary (Mia Farrow) slowly intuits she’s been raped by Satan, she wrestles a myriad of believable demons: uncaring doctors, intrusive neighbors (primarily Ruth Gordon, who copped an Oscar), and a monstrously self-centered husband (John Cassavetes). Farrow’s alarming enactment of emaciated desperation got a spur from then-husband Frank Sinatra’s off-screen behavior: She was devastated when he initiated a divorce in mid-production.

2.) SEVEN (1995)
Directed by David Fincher
From the jittery, scratched celluloid of its opening credits onward, Seven oozes more apocalyptic doom and deranged creativity than any Brad Pitt movie has a right to. Before this film came out, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, and lust were just intangible words uttered in Sunday school. From its bleak, rainy setting to an unshakably grim finale, Seven is so nihilistic and disturbing it’s hard to fathom how it ever got greenlit. We mean that as a compliment.

3.) PSYCHO (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A charter member of the scary movie hall of fame. Many of its most renowned features are readily apparent: those startling cuts (more than 50 in the shower sequence alone), Anthony Perkins’ neurotic mama’s boy, Bernard Herrmann’s shrieking-violins score. But Psycho’s sneakiest tricks manifest themselves more subtlely. Take Hitchcock’s decision to use a handful of different stabbers in Janet Leigh’s slice-and-dice sequence: ”He kept changing it so the audience wouldn’t be able to get a fix on Mother,” Leigh, who spent seven days in that shower, told EW in 1999. ”At one point it was Tony’s stand-in, at one point it was a woman. Never Tony.” Bottom line: It still works.

4.) HALLOWEEN (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter
The original Halloween is, was, and ever shall be the alpha and omega of bogeyman flicks. It also remains one of the most profitable indie films of all time — costing a mere $300,000 and pulling in more than $55 million. The influence of Psycho (”It’s the granddaddy of all horror movies,” says Carpenter) is everywhere — from the tiniest details (Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Sam Loomis is named after Janet Leigh’s boyfriend in Psycho) to the casting of Jamie Lee Curtis as Halloween’s shrieking heroine and babysitter in peril. ”It didn’t hurt that Janet Leigh was her mom,” says Carpenter, ”because everyone’s a fan of Psycho.” And Halloween.

5.) THE RING (2002)
Directed by Gore Verbinski
Few supernatural films have proven to be as unwittingly grounded in reality as The Ring. Released back when SARS was a particularly crappy Scrabble attempt and ”bird flu” something that Heckle gave to Jeckle, The Ring has aged into a rare kind of thriller, one with frights that not only hold up years later, but are heightened, thanks to subsequent real-life events. With its virus-like ”villain” (a mysterious tape that’s passed from one victim to the next) and the slow-build physical deterioration it causes (nosebleeds, hallucinations), Gore Verbinski’s box office hit now seems culturally clairvoyant in our disease-distressed times.

6.) JAWS (1975)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
”Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in about three feet of water?” When this doom-drenched gem — the highest-grossing film on our list — hit theaters, it gave new meaning to the phrase red tide. Weeks over schedule and dizzyingly over budget, Jaws caused Spielberg more than his share of headaches — especially due to his temperamental star. No, not Richard Dreyfuss, but Bruce, the 24-foot-long malfunctioning animatronic great white named after Spielberg’s lawyer. ”The fact that the shark didn’t work was an artistic blessing in disguise,” says Spielberg. ”It forced me to be Hitchcockian.”

7.) THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)
Directed by Jonathan Demme
As Dr. Hannibal Lecter, Anthony Hopkins is a waking nightmare of seductive depravity — the sick, twisted serial killer America hates to love. Even with Hannibal the Cannibal safely locked away in his maximum-security cell, Jodie Foster’s FBI trainee Clarice Starling is as helpless as a lamb. ”Great villains are subversive — audiences go and see them because they feel uncomfortably attracted to them,” says Scott Glenn, who plays Starling’s seen-it-all FBI mentor in Silence. ”To this day I still have nightmares about it.” Join the club.

8.) THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)
Directed by Tobe Hooper
Truth is stranger than fiction…and it’s a hell of a lot scarier, too. Based (like much of Psycho) on the horrific ritual murders committed by Ed Gein, Chainsaw looks, feels, and smells so much like a grainy, low-budget documentary that it borders on snuff. Hooper says that when he settled on the film’s title, ”I lost several friends. But I thought, they’re putting so much energy into hating the title, maybe there’s something there.” Indeed there is; a copy of Chainsaw resides in the Museum of Modern Art

9.) THE EXORCIST (1973)
Directed by William Friedkin
A cat unexpectedly jumping from off camera is scary. But The Exorcist is so disturbing it will mess you up for months. Controversial and profane, The Exorcist remains the most viscerally harrowing movie ever made, not only because it dares to question the existence of God but because it has the cojones to put Satan in the body of a 12-year-old girl.

10.) THE SHINING (1980)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel about the Torrance family’s headlong plunge into insanity during a secluded Colorado winter remains better known for its T-shirt quotables (”Heeeere’s Johnny!” ”All work and no play make Jack a dull boy”) than as a beautiful and pleasing horror film. It’s a shame. With a haunting score, luscious, near-eternal Steadicam shots, and Jack Nicholson’s grand pirouette into murderous madness at its heart, it’s one of the most artful horror films in history

HALLOWEEN QUOTES:
Rodney Dangerfield – “On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me!”

Erma Bombeck – “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween”

George Carlin – “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”

Conan O’Brien – “This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.”

Loretta Lynn – “We used to go around tipping outhouses over, or turning over corn shocks on Halloween.”

Henry David Thoreau – “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than sit on a crowded velvet cushion.”

Mark Twain – “Everyone is a moon and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody.”

Linus Van Pelt – “There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and The Great Pumpkin.

River Phoenix – “Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.”

I’ll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. ~Author Unknown

As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light…
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

Eat, drink and be scary. ~Author Unknown

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
~Joel Benton

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck

Witch and ghost make merry on this last of dear October’s days. ~Author Unknown

Halloween wraps fear in innocence,
As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat…
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night. ~Steve Almond

Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the “spirits” of things. ~Dee Snider

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.
~Theodosia Garrison

‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
~William Shakespeare

Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,” “haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. ~Robert Brault, http://www.robertbrault.com

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
Tonight All-Hallows’ Spectre struts
Along the moonlit way.
~John Kendrick Bangs

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
~Scottish Saying

This Halloween the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him. ~Conan O’Brien

‘Tis the night – the night
Of the grave’s delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they – it is they.
~Arthur Cleveland Coxe

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.
~Emily Dickinson

Those seemingly interminable dark walks between houses, long before street-lit safety became an issue, were more adrenalizing than the mountains of candy filling the sack. Sadly Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones, from the increasingly dangerous traffic and increasingly sick adults, has become an utter bore. ~Lauren Springer

Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

Just like a ghost, you’ve been a-hauntin’ my dreams,
So I’ll propose on Halloween.
Love is kinda crazy with a spooky little girl like you.
~Classics IV

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ~George Carlin

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!”
~Dexter Kozen

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. ~Joseph Conrad

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to. ~Richard Harris Barham

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas

Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodièd have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.
~William Motherwell

Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn’t even the star of his own Halloween special. ~Chris Rock

A gypsy fire is on the hearth,
Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en!
~Author Unknown

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney

Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole,
Black as a blackamoor, blin’ as a mole….
~James Ferguson

Of calling shapes, and beck’ning shadows dire,
And airy tongues that syllable men’s names.
~John Milton

Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on. ~River Phoenix

Stir the fire till it lowe
How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon
From the slow opening curtains of the clouds
Walking in beauty to her midnight throne!
~George Croly

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen. ~Author Unknown

Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight
make me a child again
just for to-night!
~Elizabeth Akers Allen

They that are born on Halloween shall see more than other folk. ~Saying of unknown origin

Being in a band you can wear whatever you want – it’s like an excuse for Halloween everyday. ~Gwen Stefani

You wouldn’t believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.
~Carolyn Wells

On Halloween, witches come true;
Wild ghosts escape from dreams.
Each monster dances in the park….
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night. ~J.M. Barrie

May Jack-o-lanterns burning bright
Of soft and golden hue
Pierce through the future’s veil and show
What fate now holds for you.
~Author Unknown

On Hallowe’en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.
~Author Unknown

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story. ~Mason Cooley

Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween has become a broad daylight event for many. ~Robert Kirby

Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!
~Virna Sheard

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ~Henry David Thoreau

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
~Author Unknown

There is nothing that gives more assurance than a mask. ~Colette

Hobgoblins know the proper way to dance:
Arms akimbo, loopy legs askew,
Leaping into darkness with delight,
Lusting for the ecstasy of fright,
Open to the charm of horrors new….
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com

Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve…. And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon. ~Kim Elizabeth

Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. ~Fernando Pessoa

Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate! ~Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers. ~Emily Luchetti

THOUGHT(S) FOR WEEK:
I would have loved have seen Sesame Street on site with “The Count” when the Chilean Miners came to the surface. How cool would that have been to hear “The Count” say in broken English; “One, One Chilean Miner” Muat ha ha ha. “Two, Two One Chilean Miners” Muat ha ha ha.

Then he would add “One, One Chilean Miner wife” and “One, One, Chilean Miner Mistress” Muat, ha ha ha!

SONG(s) FOR THE WEEK:
A song can change your life, or at the very least…make you rethink it. No matter if you like R&B, Soul, Rock, Rap, Gospel, Country, Rock, or even Poetry; Give this one a chance. Maybe, you will… “Believe”-AMEN!!!

HELP:
Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy-Gretta Brooker Palmer

OUR ARMY/NAVY game group is starting to organize for this year’s event on December 11th. Please mark your calendars. We are looking for items to raffle off, and Wherever your interests, heart, and wallet guide you, please consider assisting some of the groups that need YOUR assistance, even if it is someone NOT associated with my groups-JUST DO SOMETHIING FOR SOMEONE!!!


PASSING:

Rod Stewart on the home shopping network singing his standards…rock & roll is dead.

It has also been a bad week to be an animal! Octopi, Snakes, and Moose died this week.

Paul the “psychic” octopus that predicted World Cup outcomes has died… shoulda saw it comin, aye Paul?

Fluffy The World Record Snake
The Columbus Zoo suffered a great loss last night. Fluffy, the reticulated python that called Asia Quest home, died. Preliminary findings, from a necropsy performed on October 27, point to a tumorous mass on her ovaries as the cause of death.Fluffy, who was 18 years old at the time of her death, held the Guinness Book World Record for the largest snake in captivity. She measured 24 feet long and weighed in at 300 pounds.Fluffy had been at the Columbus Zoo since 2007, first temporarily, but then on a permanent basis after the construction of her new habitat. From her debut through her death, Fluffy has always been a huge hit with visitors.Columbus Zoo President and CEO Dale Schmidt summed up Fluffy’s importance, “Everyone was moved by her presence and she created the connection for them to learn more, and care more, about misunderstood animals such as snakes.”Messages left on the announcement of this death on the Columbus Zoo’s facebook page show that Fluffy was a beloved member of the Zoo community. She was a favorite animal to visit and an ambassador for snake-kind as she helped break down the fear and hatred of snakes in many visitors.

Rocky and Bullwinkle creator Alexander Anderson Jr dies

Anderson also created Crusader Rabbit which was broadcast in the 1950s
Rocky and Bullwinkle creator and animation artist Alexander Anderson Jr has died at the age of 90.

The pioneering cartoonist, who had been suffering from Alzheimer’s, passed away at an assisted living facility in California.

The show spawned movie spin-offs including The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000) which starred Robert De Niro.
Before Rocky and Bullwinkle, Anderson worked on Mighty Mouse.

Anderson’s wife Patricia told the Associated Press news agency that the inspiration for Bullwinkle came from a dream he had where he was playing poker with some friends and a moose.

The character’s name came from a car dealership in Berkeley called Bullwinkel Motors, which Anderson had found funny at the time.

Anderson began his own company with college friend Jay Ward.

The duo worked out of a garage behind Anderson’s family home in Berkeley where they created Crusader Rabbit and his friend Rags the Tiger along with Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties and Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Crusader Rabbit was among the first animated series produced for television and aired on NBC in the 1950s

JUST FOR FUN:
…and you thought all I did was monkey around?

Escaped Pet Chimp Captured Unharmed
‘Sue’ is resting comfortably at an animal rescue facility in Greenwood after running through a Kansas City neighborhood

MUSIC:
Gene Simmons Threatens Hacker Group, Responds To ‘Popcorn Farts’

KISS bassist Gene Simmons has been targeted by a notorious hacker group, Anonymous, over the artist’s staunch anti-piracy remarks.

The Guardian reports:
Two of Simmons’ official websites, SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com,
have been hit by the group of activists as an apparent reprisal for insisting that musicians should be far more aggressive in the pursuit of illicit filesharers. The Anonymous group, linked umbilically to influential online forum 4Chan, have forced several websites linked to copyright-protection bodies offline in recent weeks.
Simmons’ anti-piracy comments were reportedly made at a panel last Tuesday.

“Make sure your brand is protected. Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don’t let anybody cross that line,” the musician said, according to the Guardian. “The music industry was asleep at the wheel, and didn’t have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we’re left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs. There’s no industry.”

Anonymous has been “engaged in a global cyber-war with the pro-copyright industry,” according to ZDNet, and has struck sites such as the UK Intellectual Property Office, MPAA’s CopyProtected.com, and others. A spokesperson for Anonymous said in September that the group’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks would “keep going until we stop being angry”.

Simmons responded to the DDoS attack with a post on his website, which was reproduced by Slyck:

Some of you may have heard a few popcorn farts re: our sites being threatened by hackers.

Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say “adventurous” young people, who feel they are above the law.

And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off.

First, they will be punished.

Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who’s been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend.

We will soon be printing their names and pictures.

We will find you.

You cannot hide.

Stay tuned

POLITICS:

The following are those I support for on November 2. BELIEVE IT OR NOT-not all those I am supporting are Republicans. I believe in the Tea Party Movement, AND believe we need NEW BLOOD in certain offices. I encourage you to do your own research and KNOW your candidates. Not all candidates are mentioned; I have left out those that I know nothing about, or, races I will not endorse (like my endorsement means anything!)

OHIO GOVERNOR:
John Kasich and Mary Taylor
-I WILL NEVER SUPPORT JUDGE McGee Brown for anything ESPECIALLY Lt. Governor. She is out for a name for herself ONLY! The stereotype (Yes We Can-with NO EXERIENCE, but she does do a great job on the board of directors of the YWCA-a “community organizer” role)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE:
1st District
Steve Chabot (R)

2nd District
Marc Johnston (I)
-I CAN NOT SUPPORT JEAN SCHMIDT (R) She is boarder-line NUTS

4th District
Jim Jordan (R)

5th District
Bob Latta (R)

7th District
Steve Austria (R)

8th District
James J. Condit Jr. (C)

10th District
Dennis J. Kucinich (D)

12th District
Pat Tiberi (R)

14th District
Steven C. LaTourette (R)

15th District
Steve Stivers (R)

17th District
James A. Traficant Jr. (I)

18th District
Bob Gibbs (R)

OHIO ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Rich Cordray (D)
-I will never support a RHINO like Mike DeWine (R). He is a career politician who believes he is “entitled.”

OHIO AUDITOR OF STATE:
Dave Yost (R)

OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE:
Charles R. Earl (L)
I cannot support ANYTHING Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D), or career politician Jon Husted (R).

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Josh Mandel (R)
Josh is a FLAKE; however his arrogance will drive him to do the best job possible. Hey Josh just leave the “shoes” at home

STATE SUPREME COURT:
ERIC BROWN is NOT a man for this job, NOR should he be on a bench. He does not have the temperament, not the open mind for this job. Concrete example 1.) When running a county commissioner race “Judge Brown” grabbed my arm and displayed some aggressive language and tones of voice when he did not like the fact I put my candidates signs up in front of The Columbus Athletic Club during a PUBLIC candidate forum. The judge also informed me he took down OUR property himself. Judge Brown is an anger management case, who believes he can do anything he wants! Concrete Example 2.) At his office in the short North, I pulled up to drop off a piece of (heavy) equipment to a production company. I was forced to pull next building to unload. The JUDGE pulled up and without stopping his car, began SCREAMING at me to move (while the equipment was in my hand); I set the equipment down and immediately moved my vehicle. The judge was still screaming as he pulled into his handicap spot. As he exited his vehicle (still yelling and pumping his fist), I suggested he “take a deep breath,” called him by name, and reminded him he was running for office. He IMMEDIATLEY apologized. BUT I have to ask, do you want this TEMPER involved with judicial decisions?!?!?

The following are the individuals who serve you directly!

COUNTY JUDGES:
FRANKLIN
Kim Doucher

LICKING
Craig R. Baldwin
-Judge Baldwin “gets it” and he is fair on the bench. I would support Baldwin in any role!

STATE REPRESENTATIVES:

2 District
Andrew O. Brenner (R)

19th District
Anne Gonzales (R)

21st District
Mike Duffey (R)

22nd District
John Patrick Carney (D)

23rd District
Casey D. Borders (I)
-Cheryl L. Grossman (R) has lied to me on SEVERAL occasions, and I have watched her work with party officials to throw other stronger candidates under the bus! She acts as if she is entitled, and yet does NOTHING for her constituents!

68th District
W. Roak Zeller (R)
-Roak can be a little over the top, however, NO ONE will work harder than him and NO ONE cares more!

71st District
Jay Hottinger (R)
-Jay can be a lil pompous at times, however he does seem to care about his role in state office, and also I have witnessed firsthand his communication with his constituents. Hottinger is a career politician, however, does seem to be in “it” for the right reasons.

85th District
Bob Peterson (R)

91st District
Bill Hayes (R)

98th District
I don’t know enough about any other candidates, however WILL NEVER SUPPORT Timothy J. Grendell (R). Tim believes he and his ideers is more important than OUR state, his party, his constituents, and ANYONE WHO HAS WORKED FOR HIM including me! Need an example? During his slash and burn end to his campaign, Grendell “let me go” when I asked for a day off for my Grandmother’s funeral. Stay Classy Representative!!!

OHIO STATE SENATE:
3rd District
Kevin Bacon (R)
-I cannot say enough good things about Kevin!

15th District
Alicia Healy (R)

27th District
Frank LaRose (R)
-This guy IS the future of OUR State. Frank is a stand up guy, gets “it” and I can honestly say, while he is younger than me, I look up to him and love him like a brother! But I don’t know how much weight that holds since I don’t like my own brother.

31st District
Tim Schaffer (R)

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER:
Julie Hubler (R)
Julie Hubler gets on my last nerve! HOWEVER she works harder than anyone else on the county level. Julie will stand up to the other of the 3 commissioners with OUR best interests in mind. She never remembers my name, BUT, I support Julie Hubler. PLUS Marilyn Brown (D) is one if the WORST PEOPLE I have ever been around in my life, and when it comes to her job…she has never had an original thought on her own.

LICKING COUNTRY COMMISSIONER:
Doug Smith (R)
-Doug works both sides of the isles; however, he seems to do so in the best interest of those he serves! Doug has come across as a renegade, and I LIKE THAT!

FRANKLIN COUNTY AUDITOR:
Clarence Mingo (R) Mingo is one of the most laid back yet hard working candidates I have been around. I will vote for Clarence in any role he runs for, because he will out work ANYONE

STILL WONDERING WHO TO VOTE FOR?
Here’s The Study That Says When Republicans Sweep The House Next Month Stocks Will Surge

A change of U.S. government control — any change of control be it Republican or Democrat — has historically been followed by a U.S. equity rally over the next 12 months according to a study from Goldman Sachs.
Goldman:
The average gain in the S&P 500 during the 12 months following the six Congressional change of control elections since 1950 (including two Presidential election years) equals 11% with minimum and maximum returns of -4% and 33%, respectively (see Exhibit 6). Historically, the S&P 500 has generated positive 12-month returns following all 15 mid-term elections since 1949. Returns ranged from 3% to 33% with an average of 18%.

Thus Republicans might have two reasons to cheer, while Democrats can find solace in their upcoming potential capital gains. If the historical relationship repeats of course.

MILITARY:
Mark your calendars for our annual ARMY vs NAVY viewing party on December 11th. More details next week.

QUOTE: “Sleep well knowing God is in control and soldiers are on the ground…” ~ AOCTrenchFighter

Army vet runs 4,425 miles to honor fallen troops
AP – Mike Ehredt, of Hope, Idaho, celebrates the completion of his 4,425-mile coast-to-coast run Friday, Oct. …

ROCKLAND, Maine – An Army veteran who pounded the pavement from coast to coast to honor the nation’s fallen troops finished his grueling journey in rain and high winds on Friday in Maine.

Mike Ehredt of Hope, Idaho, placed a flag in the ground every mile along the way to honor military personnel killed in Iraq and on Friday the final flag honored Marine Maj. Jay Aubin, a pilot from Waterville who died when his CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter went down near the Iraq border.
The 49-year-old extreme runner kicked off his journey on May 1 in Astoria, Ore., averaged about 29 miles a day and took only four days off. All told, he ran 4,425 miles.

Howling winds and sheets of rain accompanied his finish on the Rockland waterfront, where supporters gathered wearing bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “Thanks Mike!”

“Who needs blue skies and sun when it can be like this in Maine?” he joked as he was surrounded by supporters, including some high school runners who joined him.

Friday’s weather aside, the operation ran with military precision. Ehredt kept to his schedule and stayed with a different family every night. He suffered no knee or hip problems, which often plague distance runners. He didn’t even lose any weight. Each morning, he popped a couple of painkillers, and hit the road.

“I never opened the door of doubt. You’d never get it shut again. So every day it was like, ‘Let’s get up and go,” Ehredt said before heading into the rain for the final six miles.

Ehredt hatched the idea for the coast-to-coast run three years ago. And it took three years of planning to pull it off. It took 4,424 small flags and 1,000 feet of yellow ribbon to create the tributes, each bearing the name of a service member, that he placed on the ground at 1-mile intervals.

Along the way, Ehredt went through 19 pairs of trail-running shoes, drank 40 gallons of chocolate milk (one quart a day) and consumed 668 Aleve (two each morning and night).

Though he didn’t personally know any military personnel killed in Iraq, Ehredt said he felt a kinship that all former service members feel and wanted to honor the fallen. And many were moved by his gesture. A mother from Alabama drove 28 hours to Colorado to be there when he placed a flag honoring her son, he said.

“For whatever reason I can’t explain, I just felt a connection to those young people and people my age from Iraq. And I just wanted to do a personal tribute,” he said.

Maj. Gen. John Libby, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, said soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen and women all appreciate Ehredt’s efforts.
“What a remarkable feat. All us are just looking for some validation that people appreciate what we’ve done. But this validation is on the extreme edge,” he said.
Ehredt is no stranger to pushing his body to its limits. He got the running bug at a young age and as a soldier in Germany he won the Army Cross Country Championships.

Later, he took up trail running in Colorado and Idaho, and continued to push toward more difficult runs like the 250-mile Trans-Himalayan run in Nepal, the six-day Marathon des Sables race across the Saraha, and the Rocky Mountain Slam which consists of Bighorn, Hardrock, Wasatch and the Bear 100-mile races.
Ehredt said he didn’t mind the stinging, wind-driven rain and thunderclaps on the final day of his run.

He noted that it was a raw day on which he began in Oregon.

“After that first mile, and the first flag was planted, I turned around and there was a rainbow. It was an omen,” he said.

BUISNESS/PRODUCT OF WEEK:
This is something we all should watch, think about, and reflect how we all have had this change, or have we?

YOU DA MAN:
Going out to my little friend Odessa who will soon be on US soil with her NEW MOM, Ginny. Odessa is lucky enough to be adopted by a great young lady (even if she is a royal pain in my a**;) Odessa will be coming from Haiti and I am looking forward to watching her grow as a young lady!

A little Muppet girl has started a sensation. The unnamed puppet with an afro sings a love song to her hair.

“I Love My Hair” debuted on the Oct. 4 episode of Sesame Street. It was posted on the show’s YouTube page — and then women began posting the video on their Facebook pages.

African-American bloggers wrote that it brought them to tears because of the message it sends to young black girls.

Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, is also a Muppeteer who wrote the song for his daughter. Mazzarino is Italian. He and his wife adopted their 5-year-old daughter, Segi, from Ethiopia when she was a year old.

Mazzarino says he wrote the song after noticing his daughter playing with dolls.

“She wanted to have long blond hair and straight hair, and she wanted to be able to bounce it around,” he tells NPR’s Melissa Block.

Mazzarino says he began to get worried, but he thought it was only a problem that white parents of African-American children have. Then he realized the problem was much larger.

In writing the song, he wanted to say in song what he says to his daughter: “Your hair is great. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows. I wish I had hair like you.”

That simple message has caused an outpouring of responses from women. Mazzarino got a call from an African woman who told him the song brought her to tears. “I was amazed, ’cause I sort of wrote this little thing for my daughter, and here this adult woman, it touched her,” he says.

Mazzarino says he’s happy to report that Segi loves the song — and her hair.

WATCH IT HERE:

ARE YOU KIDDING ME:
Tyson plans to be a boxing ambassador in China

LAS VEGAS (AP)—Just call him Ambassador Iron Mike.

Mike Tyson was once the baddest man on the planet. Now he’ll be circling that planet as a self-titled ambassador to spread the gospel of boxing to the Chinese.

“I didn’t even know what an ambassador really was,” he said Thursday. “When I think of ambassadors I think of living off government money and jet-setting with girlfriends.”

No government money just yet, though a Chinese company is paying Tyson to visit in December. No girlfriends, either, especially since his wife is due with a baby boy early next year.

And no real formal agenda just yet for his trip to China in December, either.

“I know he wants to see Chairman Mao’s body,” said Gary Yang, an executive with Tianjin International Sports Development in China.

The Chinese want to see Tyson, too, if Yang and his partner, Qing Yu, are correct. They held a news conference Thursday to announce a deal for Tyson to visit the country and scout boxers for a series of matches in the city of Tianjin.

The news seemed to be news to Tyson, too.

“Mike hasn’t been brought up to speed really,” promoter Sterling McPherson said. “But if Mike likes what he sees there can be many, many more trips to China.”

Apparently Tyson hadn’t brought the Chinese up to speed, either, because he already saw Mao’s tomb on a visit to China in 2006. Tyson has spoken fondly of Mao in the past, and has a tattoo of the former Chinese leader on his right arm.

As appearances go, it was a far cry from the days when a glowering Tyson used to show up an hour late and then sneer at anyone who dared ask a question. Reborn over the last few years as an actor, dancer and pitchman, he got a chance to show off his new comedic side.

“Can we talk about what will take place on the trip?” someone asked.

“Yeah, tell me,” Tyson replied. “I’m pretty interested.”

Just what Tyson will be doing in China other than visiting Mao’s tomb in Tiananmen Square wasn’t quite clear, though what was clear was that he was being paid good money to do it.

“I’m just as clueless as you,” Tyson said. “But I’m an ambassador so I should have some say.”

Yang talked vaguely about having Tyson looking for talent for boxing shows in China, where amateur boxing is thriving, and perhaps helping to sell tickets to shows the company plans to put on.

“Chinese people just love Mr. Tyson,” he said. “He’s above (Muhammad) Ali there, though I shouldn’t say that.”

Tyson probably shouldn’t have said so much either, but the news conference was faltering and in need of rescue. In answer to a question, he said he liked Thai food better than Chinese, but remembered from his earlier trip how to say hello in Chinese.

When it came to the state of boxing in China, he had some ways to make it better, too.

“Didn’t you guys have an altercation with the Japanese people at one time?” he asked Yang. “Here’s what you do: You go looking for a Chinese fighter who will beat the evil Japanese guy and get revenge. That will sell.”

IRONY:
I went and say ‘Social Network’(movie about origins of facebook) and found myself on my laptop surfing facebook for most of the movie

RELIGION:
Instead of using bread and water for the blessed sacrament, I think they should pass out pizza rolls and boneless chicken wings. And, oh yeah, beer!

Isaiah 61:2-3
(A) to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
(B) and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;

3to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
(A) to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
(B) the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
(C) that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD,(D) that he may be glorified.[a]

The above, and many other passages/stories in The Bible are kinda like a manual. However more so a TV manual. I mean think about it. How difficult is a TV manual to program or whatever unless we are familiar with or do the instructions over and over. At first glance many times the words seem a different language and we don’t understand. Other times the words mean nothing and are still confusing (even with pictures), BUT, if we just go do it, after trial and error we “get it.”

BUISNESS:
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HEALTH:
Great ideas originate in the muscles.~Thomas A. Edison

My knees are in really bad shape, and forced me to reconsider a lot. FIRST I WILL RUN A LONG DISTANCE RACE IN 2011, however my training will be different, and I WILL LISTEN TO MY BODY.

With that said I am entering my second week of H.I.I.T workouts. I have dropped my weight A LOT, and doing more circuit inspired cardio training. This has also changed my physique almost IMMEDIATELY! WOW this has been fun, yet very difficult due to a whole new style of resistance on body, and more important I am SLOWLY realizing I am doing MORE with a LOT LESS.

I have also added acupuncture, and massages to my workouts. WOW, this is almost as intense, but seeing the benefits. I am even walking without my “pimp-limp!”

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INSPIRATION:
RevRunWisdom: Thieves only come to loaded vaults,, if ur under attack #youreloaded!

“Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.”
– Henri L. Bergson

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
– Hellen Keller

“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.”
– Josh Billings

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
– Will Rogers

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Christopher Columbus

“To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.”
– St Catherine of Siena

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we took so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened up for us”
– Helen Keller

“We don’t see the things the way they are. We see things the way WE are.”
– Talmund

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.”
– Norman Vincent Peale

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
– Dr Wayne Dyer

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
– Theodore Rubin

“Pessimist : A person who says that O is the last letter of ZERO, instead of the first letter in word OPPORTUNITY.”
– Anonymous

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
– Thomas A Edison

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”
– Elizabeth Bibesco

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
– B. Olatunji

“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
– Franklin D Roosevelt

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.”
– Zig Ziglar

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill

“The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.”
– Dennis Green

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
– Muhammad Ali

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
– Dale Carnegie

“So many of our dreams at first seems impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
– Christopher Reeve

“Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves. Some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
– Sam Ewing

“There are those who work all day. Those who dream all day. And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams. Go into the third category because there’s virtually no competition.”
– Steven J Ross

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
– Confucious

“Many of life’s failures are people who had not realized how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas A Edison

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
– Stephen Covey

“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things.”
– Peter Drucker

“Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!”
– Donald Gardner

“Success is what you attract by the person you become.”
– Jim Rohn

“You have to ‘Be’ before you can ‘Do’ and ‘Do’ before you can ‘Have’.
– Zig Ziglar

“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar

“The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.”
– Hubert Humphrey

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.”
– Jim Rohn

“It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it.”
– Jim Rohn

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the fainthearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.”
– Victor Hugo

“There is nothing more genuine than breaking away from the chorus to learn the sound of your own voice.”
– Po Bronson

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Waldo Emerson

“Use what talents you possess, the woods will be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
– Henry van Dyke

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
– Bertrand Russell

“History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.”
– Winston Churchill

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.”
– Harold B Melchart

“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”
– Benjamin Mays

“More often in life, we end up regretting the chances in life that we had, but didn’t take them, than those chances that we took and wished we hadn’t.”
– Anonymous

“An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.”
– Pope John Paul I

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.”
– Earl Shoaf

QUOTES:
“Your attitude is either the lock on, or key to the door of success”

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. – Booker T. Washington

CLOSING:
RevRunWisdom: Enjoy every aspect of life! Joy Pain Sunshine Rain #lifesgood!

Practice love to have more love, practice hate to have more hate. Practice kindness to have more kindness, practice depression to have more depression. The choice is yours as always.

Give 2 others with a smile (Never try 2 take a persons dignity,, it means everything 2 them & nothing 2 u!)

To wrap that all up…
It’s true, you will get a response on a negative attitude just like a positive attitude,,,, but the positive attitude is more contagious,,,don’t believe, be nice & see what happens!!

The only power greater then GIVING is LOVE… Combine the two and you are unstoppable!

TO DO:
Here’s what’s happening in CENTRAL OHIO!

FRIDAY:
Insane Clown Posse is at The Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. For more info http://www.promowestproductions.com

Marty Stuart plays The Midland Theatre (Newark)

Molly Hatchet Flirts with Disaster at The Brushy Fork Campground And Music Center (Newark)

FUNNIES:
ALL WEEKEND:

Aries Spears plays to the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Easton

MORE TO DO:
SATURDAY:

HighBall Halloween in The Short North Arts District
Hours: Saturday 4-11:45 p.m.
Admission: $5
Address: North High Street in the Short North Arts District, Columbus, 43215
For more info http://www.highballhalloween.com

ALL WEEKEND:
Boo at the Zoo at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
For more info http://www.columbuszoo.org

IN THEATERS:
The final gorefest ‘Saw 3D’ comes off the screen in 3D and is rated “R.”

DVD:
If any guy knows anything about this flick, you get yer man card removed ‘Sex & The City I, rated “R.” I know nothing about it…and don’t want to!

‘Disney’s Oceans’ another AMAZING documentary from Disney,this time UNDER THE SEA, narrated by Pierce Brosnan

ON THE MUSIC SHELVES:
The darlin’ of Country Music is back! Taylor Swift releases her Pop friendly “Speak Now”

COMING SOON PUBLIC EVENTS:
OSU Football Season with AT&T AND Across the Field Tailgate with the ‘Historic’ Danger Brothers,

Army vs. Navy Football Game Raises Money for Military Charities to Help Tots and Troops
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 343 Front Street

Columbus, OH – Central Ohio military veterans and supporters are gathering to watch the Army vs. Navy Football game December 11, 2010 at 343 Front Street to raise money for Marine Toys for Tots, Marine Corps Family Support Foundation, and Operation Homefront through 50/50 raffle and raffle items like a trip for 2 to the 2011 Army Navy Game provided by Dream Seats, 2010 Ohio State Nike Throw Back Jersey, Columbus Blue Jacket Tickets and Memorabilia, various shopping/dinning cards, and various other area gifts.

Last year during the Army/Navy Football game, Central Ohioans donated more than $3500 in monies raised, adm over 3700 toys for Operation Homefront, Marine Corp Family Support Community, and Toys For Tots.

This event will be MC’ed, by Matt Sexton and entertainment provided by R.M. Sexton Enterprises.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991. http://www.toysfortots.org.

Marine Corps Family Support Community is located in Central Ohio and a 501 (c)(3). MCFSC provides support to Marine families through multiple activities and opportunities–our Chat Nights, informative meetings, care packages, letters of support to our Marines, one-on-one relationships, special gatherings, social opportunities, answering questions, hugs, networking, connections and much more.. http://mcfscoh.org/

Operation Homefront provides emergency and morale assistance for our troops, the families they leave behind and for wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide and has met more than 105,000 needs of military families. Operation Homefront also hosts the Web community Operation Homefront Online. For more information, please visit http://www.operationhomefront.net and http://www.homefrontonline.com.

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