Did you see the image released by NASA of the sun doing its best impersonation of a jack-o-lantern in honor of Halloween? If not, that’s it accompanying this article. It really is from NASA, though. I wouldn’t want anybody to think I photoshopped it. The image, said NASA, is the result “of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193 Ångströms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance.” You can download a big and spiffy high-resolution image of the sun-o-lantern by clicking here.
While we’re talking about Halloween, here is a report from the always reliable, never biased THE GUARDIAN (Okay, okay, they aren’t really that bad—except when they’re editorializing. And I do commend them for their stance on the environment. But damn, that editorializing!) on all the urban legends associated with our favorite holiday. Read ‘em and reminisce, especially if you are of the generation to remember the “Satanic Panic” of the 80s. And speaking of “Satanic Panic”…
Don’t go into Walmart looking for a copy of the movie by that name. You won’t find it. Because Walmart censored the “satanic” part of the title.
The satanic stupidity lives on.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!