Monday, October 31, 2011

When hinges creak in doorless chambers,

When candles flicker, where the air is deathly still...

This is the time when ghosts are present...

Happy Halloween...

And beware of hitch-hiking ghosts!


The Shadowlands
The Moonlit Road
Halloween Ghost Stories
Haunted Mansion

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Phantom of The Opera


For our Halloween revels this dark night, The Pacific Slope proudly presents one of the most frightening depictions of The Phantom committed to film: The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Cheney Sr. as The Phantom.

Good night... sleep well, if you can.

After all, it's only Halloween...

Grim Grinning Ghosts

For more Haunted Mansion fun, check out!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Value of Cynicism

Don’t underestimate the value of cynicism, by the way.  The current system we have allows us to trade off power between political factions on a regular basis without the need for automatic weapons fire.  Based on the historical record, that’s actually… very impressive, really.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Eternal Struggle Remains

In light of this reporting by Kevin Williamson, Jonah Goldberg adds this observation:

...I’ve got to say there’s something truly refreshing, even reassuring, about the all of the Marxist twaddle coming out of these protests. These Red goons, buffoons, ruffians and tatterdemalions didn’t spring forth ex nihilo. They’ve been living among us all of this time.

Both articles are worth your time.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pushing Buttons

From Day by Day, Oct. 4, 2011.

It is interesting how the "hot-button" issues of the day change...

Intellectualism vs. Intellect

Instapundit had this to say yesterday, and it struck me as something worth passing along:

...Intellectualism, in today’s society, isn’t about intellect. It’s just a pose, like hipsterism or faux-redneckism. Most of those people who self-identify as intellectuals aren’t especially bright, they’ve just adopted a lifestyle that’s littered with what they think are markers of intelligence.