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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#6)

#6: In The Box

Hey, you want to see what Grover originally looked like?

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Creepy? Isn't he?

And it doesn't help that his voice sounds like he smoked an entire carton of Marlboros.

But trust me when I say this is not the creepiest part of this skit. No. That comes much later.

In this lecture, Kermit tries to teach about the word in by having Grover get in the box, and Grover, being the dumb sack of cotton that he is, gets in every other direction except for in.

He gets next to the box.

He gets under the box.

He even gets on the box.

But he never gets in the box.

And why doesn't he get in the box?

Because this guy is in it:

Yes, that is not a jack-in-the-box. That is a dragon.

I guess neither Kermit nor Grover went to Hogwarts. Otherwise, they would know not to wake a sleeping dragon.

But while those two do the reasonable thing and get the heck out of there, the camera decides to zoom in on him.


...and closer...

...and, Oh Sweet Celestia, just fade to black already! No child wants to look into those evil, souless eyes!

But you want to know what's creepier? This isn't the first time this character has appeared on the Street:

Oh, and he also has a name: Fred.

Fred the Dragon.

Well, I guess it could be worse. He could have a high-squeaky voice and his own web show. Now that would be creepy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Nightly Frights: The Murders of Ed Gein

Chances are you’ve heard of Edward Gein. If not, then you’re probably familiar with his other incarnations, like Norman Bates from Psycho, or Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, or Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs. All of those fictional serial killers were based on the real-life human butcher Edward Gein—and, oh Sweet Celestia, when you learn about his life and his murders, you’ll understand why he was such an inspiration!

Documentaries and even actual movies have been made about this sick, twisted man and his even more sick and twisted murders, but MrCreepyPasta does an excellent job condensing it all to less than ten minutes. (Warning: you’ll want to listen to this on an empty stomach. You have been warned!)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MLP Villains: Nightmare Rarity

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For this My Little Pony villain post, I’m sharing an antagonist from the comic books: Nightmare Rarity.

When Rarity is kidnapped by the essence of Nightmare Moon, it feeds upon her insecurities and convinces her to side with the Nightmares, the creatures on the moon who were supposed to take over Equestria once Nightmare Moon had seized control. Her judgment clouded in sorrow and despair, Rarity succumbs to the darkness and transforms into Nightmare Rarity. Will she remain as the new mistress of darkness, or will her friends save her and return to normal?

Here is just a few of the artwork surrounding this most unique and illustrious villains.

Nightmare Rarity by Tzelly-El on deviantART

Even as the mistress of darkness, she manages to remain radiant.

Nightmare Rarity by Sorelstrasz on deviantART

This beautiful picture is making me think of Lion King. I'm seeing "Circle of Life" and hearing "One Of Us."

Nightmare Rarity by mysticalpha on deviantART

What if, instead of expulsing the darkness from her body, Rarity was able to gain control of it? What if the Elements of Harmony allowed her to use her new albeit dark powers for the sake of good? Now that would have been interesting.

Nightmare Rarity by s4vin on deviantART

"The rose she had was truly an enchanted rose. If she could learn to love another, and earn his love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, she would be doomed to remain a beast for all time."

Little Miss Nightmare Rarity by RoboTheHoobo on deviantART

Little Miss Rarity + Nightmare Rarity = Holy Sheet! We are freaked!

.: Changes in her sister :. by ASinglePetal on deviantART

Nightmare Rarity with her little sister. Not sure if cute or creepy.

Commission: Nightmare Rarity X Spike by Eosphorite on deviantART

I wonder what would have happened to Spike had he been unsuccessful with helping bring back the real rarity with the heart stone? Would Rarity had kept him as a pet? Or perhaps a slave?

Nightmare Rarity and her Spike by Hellbeholder on deviantART

Could Rarity have infected Spike with the same darkness to unleash his true dragon form? With him by her side, taking over Equestria would have been a cinch? Who's going to be able to stop a rampaging dragon?

Nightmare Rarity by ZantyARZ on deviantART

Of course her human form is sultry. Isn't that the case for all female villains? The more evil they are, the less clothes they wear.

Nightmare Rarity by HazuraSinner on deviantART

This human version seems to be the only one conservatively dressed. That's rare for a female villain.


Nightmare Rarity showcases her full moon before a full moon.


Something tells me she wants to make Spike more than her slave.

Sunday Funnies (10/19/2014)

Need a good laugh? We all do. So here's your weekly compilation of political cartoons. Halloween is right around the corner. It’s that time of year again when people start scaring themselves with make-believe boogeymen like Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, Ebola, ISIS, and the Koch Brothers. However, if there’s one good thing that we don’t have to fear, that would be Malala Yousafzai winning the Nobel Peace Prize—well, that is, unless you’re the Taliban and you’re scared of a little girl educating herself!




















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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nightly Frights: The Gashlycrumb Tinies


Hey kids! Want to learn your ABCs? What’s that? You would rather not? Great! Because when you learn your alphabet from the Gashlycrumb Tinies, you’ll want to remain illiterate forever.

This is an excellent stop-motion interpretation of Edward Gorey’s art. The only criticism is that the poem lyrics go by too fast. Here they are for those unable to pick up on them:
A is for Amy who fell down the stairs
B is for Basil assaulted by bears

C is for Clara who wasted away
D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh

E is for Ernest who choked on a peach
F is for Fanny sucked dry by a leach

G is for George smothered under a rug
H is for Hector done in by a thug

I is for Ida who drowned in a lake
J is for James who took lye by mistake

K is for Kate struck with an axe
L is for Leo who swallowed some tacks

M is for Maud who was swept out to sea
N is for Neville who died of ennui

O is for Olive run through with an awl
P is for Prue trampled flat in a brawl

Q is for Quentin who sank in a mire
R is for Rhoda consumed by a fire

S is for Susan who perished of fits
T is for Titus who was blown to bits

U is for Una who slipped down a drain
V is for Victor squashed under a train

W is for Winnie embedded in ice
X is for Xerxes devoured by mice

Y is for Yorick whose head was knocked in
Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin

Statist And Anarchist: Barack Obama

Statist And Anarchist: Barack Obama by BlameThe1st on deviantART

Oh, Obama. How do I loathe thee and thine administration? Let me count the ways:

You have extended the Patriot Act, not once, not twice, but three times.

You have prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president combined.

You signed legislation permitting the indefinite detention of American citizens without even the slightest due process.

You have used executive privilege to withhold documents concerning "Fast And Furious”, a federal operation that smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels.

You approve targeting American citizens for drone strikes if they pose an "imminent threat" to national security--and by "imminent threat," he means no "clear evidence" of one whatsoever.

You have already had four Americans citizens assassinated, including a 16-year-old.

You have cracked down on medical marijuana dispensaries, despite having promised not to.

You have appointed the Monsanto Vice President as your food safety czar, allowing the businesses that are supposed to be regulated to regulate themselves.

Your healthcare reform, which forces American citizens to purchase from insurance companies or else pay a fine—excuse me, a tax!—have caused millions of Americans to either lose their healthcare coverage or see their insurance premiums skyrocket.

You have backed the FBI’s plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws, allowing for the further erosion of privacy.

You have allowed the Justice Department to seize the phone records of countless journalists and editors.

You have allowed the IRS to target political groups such as the Tea Party that are in direct opposition to you.

Your administration has pushed for internet censorship through proposed legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and CISPA.

But, of course, I guess I only hate you because you’re black, right?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top 13 Sesame Street Scares (#7)

#7: The Count Sleeps Over

So one night, the Count decides to sleeps over with Bert and Ernie—and no, they’re not sleeping over for “that” reason! Get your mind out of the gutter!

Bert lets the Count sleep in his bed while he sleeps in the living room, allowing the Count to sleep with Ernie. (In separate beds! I said get your mind out of the gutter!)

Anyway, the Count has a hard time sleeping, so Ernie suggests that he counts sheep. The Count does exactly that—and being the Count, he can’t stop counting sheep.

Muppet Wiki

His counting, laughter, and sudden bursts of thunder and lightning keep poor Ernie up all night, making it so that neither of them do much sleeping. (Because the Count is keeping him awake with his counting. Sheesh! What is your deal?!)

That skit didn’t seem the least bit scary, now did it? Unless you’re afraid of lightning—or the Count for that matter (more on that in a later entry)—nothing about this skit should scare you.

That is, until you get to the second part:

In the second part, the morning has dawned, and both Bert and the Count greet each other and tell how wonderful their nights went.

As for poor Ernie, well…

…That is the face of a man who was deprived of sleep to the point of death. That is also the face that has appeared in the nightmares of many poor children.

Yes, the moment that Ernie enters with his eyes wide open, bags underneath them, his expression trapped within a deathly trance, mumbling off random numbers, and sauntering in a walk almost like that of a re-animated corpse, that is when most children received the same expression of horror on their own faces.

And we all learn a most valuable lesson: never, ever let the Count sleep over, unless you don’t expect to get any sleep yourself. (Ugh! Because his counting will keep you awake! The Count isn’t even---ugh, never mind!)

Of course, I’ll have much more to say about the Count latter in this list.

Nightly Frights: Death's Round Trip

Pro-tip: if you’re a doctor who plans on killing yourself in order to see what the afterlife is like with the expectation that you will be revitalized via defibrillator, make sure that you hire a lab assistant who isn’t elderly nor is susceptible to heart failure; otherwise, as this 50s horror comic reveals, the both of you will remain dead!


Real Rape vs "Rape Culture"

Steven Crowder eviscerates the myth of “rape culture” in this humorous yet enlightening video:

Sadly, the bad thing about this video is that the people who desperately need to watch it the most aren’t going to bother giving it the time of day. Feminist SJWs are going to refuse to listen to anything Crowder says because he’s a “cisgender white heterosexual man”—and of course, if feminism has taught us anything, it's that everything that “cisgender white heterosexual men” say, especially on women’s issues, is always wrong!

Open Thread: Thoughts On Blame The Fright 2014

We’re more than half way through October, and with it, half way through Blame The Fright Month 2014. So what are your thoughts on this year’s event thus far? What do you like? Dislike? How are you enjoying my Nightly Frights? Or how about my Top Sesame Street Scares list? Or even my MLP Villains posts? Have you all been catching up on my Most Disturbing MLP Fan Works list on Facebook and Google+? By all means, let me know how I’m doing with this.