Monday, October 31, 2005


In honor of my favorite holiday, today I'm posting a few pictures. First up is the best Halloween costume I ever did, the insane butcher of 2001.

Next up is someone who went trick-or-treating with me as "Radiohead".

And a pic of my good ol' dog Raider, who, while not truly in the Halloween spirit in this pic, is at least in costume (and not happy about it).

And now, pictures I took last October at Wyuka Cemetary, where Mr. Charles Starkweather is buried.

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Of course, his first headstone was vandalized severely, but as my fiancee Laura tells me, Charlie Sheen played him in a movie and was kind enough to buy him a new one.
Now, the pictures:

I particularly love the light and shadow in this one . . . they truly add to the total overall effect.


  1. As always, love the pictures.

    They don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, and I'd almost forgot that it was today until I read your post! So then I went to a Halloween party with a bunch of Americans for the first time in about 4 months, and realised how loud and annoying every single American girl I know here is. I guess you just don't notice when you're surrounded by them every day, but looking at it now, I don't know how I'll cope with assuming every girl I meet back in the States to be a stupid annoying Seppo chick. Now that I think about it, they'll probably be all over me just for the simple fact that I hate them.

    So in conclusion, you're indirectly responsible for the following:

    1. My being drunk
    2. My dressing up like a Mexican
    3. The realisation of my dislike for American girls, and the as-yet-undetermined results thereof.

    Just thought you'd like to know.

  2. Don't know where you got the idea that Charlie Sheen bought the grave marker for Charles Starkweather. It was MARTIN Sheen that played a character based on Starkweather.

    Now for the facts, on December 4, 1970, the Lincoln Evening Journal posted that a guy named Jerry Petty of Baxter, TN visited Lincoln and upon finding that Charlie was buried in an unmarked grave, offered to buy one. The Journal posted on December 17th that a marker was purchased and would be placed by the end of the week.

    BTW, Badlands wouldn't be filmed for another couple of years.

  3. Thanks for that! I did find that out about six months ago when I did some more research and then watched the movie Badlands (which was pretty good, by the way, but not exactly historically accurate).