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Nine spooky Halloween songs (that aren't the Monster Mash)

TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me <br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>Very on theme, plus I just love TV on the Radio.
Looking for some Halloween songs to get you in the holiday mood? Everyone knows “Monster Mash” and “Thriller,” but what if you are looking for some Halloween music that’s a little less expected? Here are 9 songs very befitting of the Halloween season even if they aren’t officially Halloween songs. I’ve been running Halloween content for... Read more »

19 Halloween costumes for women with glasses

For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Julie Hammerle and is the much requested follow up to Rico Gagliano’s Halloween costumes for men with glasses.  “They” say that guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.... Read more »

Amazing DIY Halloween decorations take planning and passion

Widow at Grave
For the month of October Listing Toward Forty is Listing Toward Halloween, featuring a variety of Halloween posts including many by guest authors. This post is by Jen Hajer. I take Halloween very seriously. I often start planning in June, start shopping in August, I have project building in September and finally set up in... Read more »

Lollapalooza highlights: 5 favorite bands and photo gallery

Requisite picture of the Lollapalooza balloon sign by Buckingham Fountain.
My first 3 day Lollapalooza experience is over. I’m sore, tired and a tad sunburned, but I had a great time. The weather was mild, and I enjoyed a lot of great music. Here are the 5 favorite bands I saw at Lollapalooza this year: Nine Inch Nails. I have a very specific memory of... Read more »

Celebrate the 4th of July without violating U.S. Flag Code

Nothing says "USA! USA!" like covering your flag with drunk people.
As Americans celebrate the 4th of July many are likely to put up festive decorations. Unfortunately, if those decorations include one or more American flags there is a good chance that people violate the U.S. Flag Code. The Flag Code gives specific instructions on how to display, store and ultimately destroy an American flag. Section... Read more »

Top 10 Pinterest comments supporting Paula Deen

To paraphrase: It doesn't matter if people think you are a racist; you make great cookies (even though I modify the recipe).
Paula Deen has been roundly criticized for admitting she used the “N” word and made other racially insensitive comments. The Food Network dropped her. Brands for which she was the spokesperson dropped her. But Paula Deen still seems to have the support of the crock pot and chalkboard paint set. Check Paula’s recent Pinterest pins... Read more »

Eight children's TV theme songs that become parental earworms

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Theme Song<br><iframe width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>Won't you ride along with me? (Ride along!)
Articles warning about the dangers of too much screen time for children overlook one of the dangerous side effects of letting kids watch a lot of TV shows. Children’s TV theme songs can very easily become earworms that keep playing in parent’s heads hours or even days after the last viewing of that particular show.... Read more »

Tony Awards highlights from Neil Patrick Harris, winning musicals and more!

Opening Number<br><iframe width="500" height="281" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>As usual Neil Patrick Harris proves he is a truly talented showman.
Staying up to watch the Tony Awards last night was well worth it for me. Below is a video gallery featuring some of my favorite Tony Awards highlights, including numbers from the best new musical (Kinky Boots) and best revival of a musical (Pippin). Of course, there are also a few numbers from brilliant host... Read more »

Ten great Neil Patrick Harris award show moments

This year will mark Neil Patrick Harris' 4th time hosting the Tony Awards and 2nd time hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards. <br>Photo credit: <a href="">Capital M</a> / <a href=""></a> / <a href="">CC BY-NC-ND</a>
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 2013 Tony Awards! Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards! It’s like Christmas in June and again September! I firmly believe that Neil Patrick Harris is the best award show host and should be invited to host everything. I know that a lot of people are... Read more »

A gallery of old technology: Do you remember TRS-80?

The first computer that my parents bought looked like this.
Old technology made big news recently when an Apple-1 computer sold for the equivalent of more than $500,000. The Apple-1 came out in 1976, which was just a few years before my parents bought our first home computer although ours was not an Apple. My first computer was a TRS-80, a computer brand from Radio... Read more »