The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (Part I)


It’s about 45 minutes long but WORTH IT!

If you love horror, you MUST see this!


Thanks to Eva Halloween. You’re the best, sweetie!


Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments Part I

In 2004, Bravo premiered their four-part countdown of the 100 Scariest Movie Moments. It’s like all the best parts of one hundred scary movies all rolled up into one and has become something of a tradition to watch every year in the run-up to Halloween.  Since tomorrow is the first day of October, I thought we could get in the mood for Halloween with scary moments 100 – 76. I’ve included the list below – let me know in the comments how many you’ve seen, and stay tuned for Part IInext week!

100. 28 Days Later
99. Creepshow
98. Zombi
97. Cat People
96. The Birds
95. Jurassic Park
94. Pacific Heights
93. Child’s Play
92. Village of the Damned
91. Shallow Grave
90. The Night of the Hunter
89. Alice, Sweet Alice
88. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
87. Black Christmas 1974
86. The Wizard of Oz
85. Blood…

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Black is the New Black

I’ll stop wearing black…


When they make a darker color.

Words to live by.

Thank you, Wednesday, for explaining it all for us.


Honey Cake

We’re approaching the end of the fall block of Jewish holy days (there are 7 of them in September alone!).

Just before Sukkot, my dear friend JRC gave me (among other things) a honey cake.

In the spirit of the season, I will share a standard traditional honey cake recipe.

Honey Cake


3 eggs
1 pound honey (1 ⅓ cups)
1 ⅓ cups sugar
1 cup strong coffee
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp margarine
1 tsp. baking soda
4 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

honey-cake(Some people put toasted shaved almonds on top)

Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour a 9″ x 13″ pan.
Beat eggs and honey together. Add sugar and mix again.
Mix coffee with baking powder, and then add with margarine to the egg mixture.
Add baking soda, flour, cinnamon, and beat together well.
Bake in greased 9″ x 13″ pan at 325 F for 55 minutes to an hour.



I originally got this Jewish holiday recipe from a Chabad Lubavitch calendar.

Harvest Moon

Tonight and tomorrow night, September 18 and 19, the Earth will experience the annual Harvest Moon.


I look forward to this particular full moon every year. It takes my breath away.


I sincerely hope, my little geeks and nerdlings, no matter where you life… in cities, towns or in the country… that you are able to share with me this most beautiful and wonderous of events.

Have a wonderful full Harvest Moon. Have a blessed spirit-filled Sukkot.

And a very happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys



Rotating Moon (NASA)

In honour of the upcoming Harvest Moon on Thursday September 18-19, 2013.


NASA brings us a Rotating Moon!


From NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. That’s because the Earth’s moon is tidally locked to the Earth, showing us only one side. Given modern digital technology, however, combined with many detailed images returned by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a high resolution virtual Moon rotation movie has now been composed. The above time-lapse video starts with the standard Earth view of the Moon. Quickly, though, Mare Orientale, a large crater with a dark center that is difficult to see from the Earth, rotates into view just below the equator. From an entire lunar month condensed into 24 seconds, the video clearly shows that the Earth side of the Moon contains an abundance of dark lunar maria, while the lunar far side is dominated by bright lunar highlands. Two new missions are scheduled to begin exploring the Moon within the year, the first of which is NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). LADEE, which launched just over a week ago, is scheduled to begin orbiting the Moon in October and will explore the thin and unusual atmosphere of the Moon. In a few months, the Chinese Chang’e 3 is scheduled to launch, a mission that includes a soft lander that will dispatch a robotic rover.