Halloween

Grim Reaper, death personified
It’s Halloween, and that means you might catch a glimpse of the silent spectre of death lurking about…The Grim Reaper is just one of the terrors awaiting in the shadows.

Why do we celebrate such a ghoulish holiday?
From Wikipedia:
“Halloween has origins in the ancient Gaelic festival known as Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sau-an), which is dervied from Old Irish and meaning “summer’s end”.”
A similar celebration held by ancient Britons was known as Calan Gaeaf (pronounced kalan-geyf). The festival of Samhain celebrated the end of the “lighter half” of the year and beginning of the “darker half”. It is sometimes regarded as the Celtic New Year.”
No matter how or even if you celebrate Halloween, it would seem that the world has a fascination with all things scary, be it death, dark, or life itself.
A few death-ly links:
The Death Clock (When am I going to die?)
Find A Grave
Ghost Towns and History of the American West
Haunted Places Directory
Death Online

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Published in: on October 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm  Comments (1)  

Taylor Kitsch as X-Men’s “Gambit”

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Taylor Kitsch autographed Marvel Comics #266

Autographed by Taylor Kitsch, this display includes X-Men #266, Gambit's debut along with a 30-year X-Men anniversary pin, both dated 1990 $300

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Published in: on October 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm  Comments (1)  
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40 years of Freedom: Easy Rider

Happy Birthday, Captain America!
Americans love their motorcycles and the film “Easy Rider” is one of the earliest tributes to the sense of self-expression, the authority-bucking freedom bestowed upon those that straddle American “horses of steel…”

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From Morung Express:
“Peter Fonda, who played “Captain America” in the 1969 counterculture film “Easy Rider,” posed atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on the one he rode in the film, Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, in Glendale, Calif. Fonda was promoting the recent release of the film on Blu-ray disk, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the film.”
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Published in: on October 23, 2009 at 10:12 am  Comments (1)  
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Pacific Graveyard Week 2009

The Admiral Benson, just one of the many vicitims of the Pacific Graveyard.

The Admiral Benson, just one of the many vicitims of the Pacific Graveyard.

Re-printed from the Daily Astorian’s Coast Weekend website:
“Cape Disappointment State Park and the Columbia River Maritime Museum will celebrate “Graveyard of the Pacific” Weekend Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, at locations throughout the Columbia-Pacific area. Activities include a sea shanty camp, maritime programs, maritime music, ranger talks and exhibits”
‘Graveyard of the Pacific’
Sea Shanty Camp of the Pacific
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

An Evening of Maritime Music
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

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Both at Fort Columbia State Park, U.S. Highway 101, Chinook Wash.

Both free

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” The Archaeology of Shipwrecks”

2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24

Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria

Free for museum members and free with paid admission for nonmembers

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Bill Hanable Author Appearance

1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Cape Disappointment State Park, Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, Wash.

Center admission $5 adults, $2.50 ages 7 to 17 and free for ages 6 and younger
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A link to the Coast Weekend article

Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 10:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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Wonder Woman Day

DC Comics stamps and postmarks on the mat surrounding this limited edition autographed photo featuring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman is currently for sale...$300

DC Comics' stamps and postmarks on the mat surrounding this limited edition autographed photo featuring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman is currently for sale...$300

Sunday, October 25th is Wonder Woman Day!
Click to visit The Wonder Woman Museum
Events in Portland, Oregon at Excalibur Comics and Flemington, New Jersey (Comic Fusion) celebrate the popular DC Comics character and raise money to benefit domestic violence shelters. More than $69,000 has been raised so far.
Know a “Wonder Woman”?

Published in: on October 21, 2009 at 8:16 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tina Fey

Including original autograph card, flag pin and an election-day postmarked cover $350

Including original autograph card, flag pin and an election-day postmarked cover $350


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Published in: on October 15, 2009 at 2:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Johnny Depp in Benny and Joon

Autographed by Johnny Depp, this piece is a custom build featuring scenes from the movie Benny and Joon

Autographed by Johnny Depp, this piece is a custom build featuring scenes from the movie Benny and Joon

This is a custom intended for a client’s girlfriend…we can build just about anything to make you the gift-giving HERO for any event: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, retirement, graduation, you name it!
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Published in: on October 14, 2009 at 10:14 am  Leave a Comment  
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