In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss: Halloween traditions, great Halloween movies, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
This is a video adaptation of my The Art of Theodor Kittelsen article.
The Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen is my favorite painter. During his career as an illustrator he defined the look of trolls, Norwegian folklore, and The Black Death in Norway. The video includes some of his best paintings, and explains what makes his art so great.
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This is the first of many bonus images we have planned of Anubis dressed up for a holiday.
We already have some plans for Christmas 😉
In this first one, Anubis’ new owner has dressed him up for Halloween!
Last October I listed my ten favorite Halloween movies, so this time I decided to write about some Halloweeny films I’ve seen since then.
As we are closing in on this year’s Halloween, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror songs. Turns out, almost all of them were made by Jonathan Coulton.
I recently saw both the 1990 version and the 2017 version of IT, the movies based on Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel.
I decided to make a mixed drink for this month’s geeky recipe, and it is naturally Halloween themed.
It is a slight variation on a mojito, with extra lime and mint leaves, topped with a frozen “brain” containing water and blackcurrant juice.
For a single glass, you’ll need to mix:
4 centilitres of lime juice
6 centilitres of soda water
7 centilitres of white rum
1 whole pot of chopped up mint leaves
Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.
This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!
So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.
5. Welcome To The Family
We are quickly closing in on the month of Halloween, and I wanted to reflect that in this month’s geeky recipe.
The result is a beety bloodbath of a dish, a feast fit for any vegetarian vampire, werewolf or cannibal.
(Serves 2 monsters)
1. Boil two large beets for 15 minutes, or just buy boiled beets.
2. Cut a small piece off each beet, so that they are flat on the underside, and can stand still on a surface.
3. Use a knife and a spoon to scoop out each beet into a bowl.
4. Take the pieces you cut off from the undersides and insides of beetbowls, and slice them into pieces. They should look like gory meat chunks.
5. Set aside two tablespoons of diced beets, and put the rest in a small pot.
6. Add 1,5 deciliters of water and a half tablespoon of vegetable bouillon powder.
7. Bring it to a boil, then mix it all together with a hand-held blender.
8. Adjust the taste with salt, pepper and a small squeeze of lime.
9. Serve the soup in the beety bowls, and decorate with the diced beet chunks you put aside earlier.
10. Watch out for vampires!
I recently saw three great King Kong movies, never having seen a single King Kong film before in my life.
Here is a writeup of what I thought about the three flicks and how they differ.
King Kong (1933)
Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, this film started it all off with a bang.
The movie depicts a group consisting of a director, his film-crew, an actress, and a ship’s crew, who all travel together to an undiscovered island to film a docufiction.
They find a tribe living on the island, who
kidnaps the actress Ann Darrow
For this months geeky recipe I decided I would cook the cosmic horror known as Cthulhu.
That is not dish which can eternal lie, and after strange aeons even death may dine.
Serves three Innsmouthians.
1. Tenderise 300 grams of octopus, either by beating the crap out of it, or by freezing and thawing it.
Chop it in pieces and boil it until it is tender, for about 20 to 45 minutes.
Or just buy it tinned.
2. Make octopus ragù.
You can do this by using a normal bolognaise recipe, but exchange the meat with octopus.
3. Boil 250 grams of fresh tagliatelle pasta.
During the last few minutes of boiling, add 120 grams of chopped kale.
It is possible to replace the kale with seaweed.
4. Fry up 130 grams of diced smoked bacon.
5. Plate up, and add a few cherry tomato halves and a bit of grated parmigiano on top.
In his sauce of R’ag
Years ago, I was enjoying my regular stroll though my local shopping-mall, when I suddenly saw it.
A Winnie-the-Pooh kiddie ride!
I had never seen it there before.
As I approached it, an ominous feeling crept up my spine. The air was filled with the otherworldly scent of rotten honey, and as we all know, honey doesn’t spoil.
Naturally, I jumped on!
I enjoyed a few moments of unaware bliss before it happened.
It seemed like a rift in the fabric of reality had opened, as the plastic ‘w
illy, nilly silly old bear’ was transformed into a living monstrous beast that was trying to kill me!