Out of the Blue

Talk about well prepared, MrsBlue and I made a foray this weekend to prepare for Halloween, and we now have over 400 mini-sized candy bars stockpiled to hand out to all the little sugar-fuelled maniacs that will come to our door at the end of the month. Two rules-of-thumb I came up with after last year are 1) to make sure you have more than enough candy to hand out, and 2) to make sure it's something you like yourself for when there are left-overs (so you can expect me to be a sugar-fuelled maniac myself come November 1). Now the only thing left to do is to get the claymore mines to set out in front of the cars so we don't have a repeat of last year's shaving cream incidents, and preparations will be complete. MrsBlue has suggested we join those really indulgent homeowners and dress in costumes of our own to greet the kids, but I really do think the claymores will be scarier than a Dracula costume would ever be. Boo!

What a list of birthdays MoB Chris Morris sent along for today! Sting is 50, 80s pop icon Tiffany is 30(!), Sopranos shrink Lorraine Bracco is 47, and some classics: Walter Matthau would have been 81, George "Spanky" McFarland would be 73, and Bud Abbott would have been 106.

Link of the Day: Alcohol Warnings. Flash required. Thanks booty0bandit.
Story of the Day: E-Mail Celebrates Its 30th Birthday. Thanks Ant.
Auction of the Day: eBay item: I will kick your ass. Not really on eBay, but pretty funny. Thanks Grey580.
Wild Science: Inventing the Robotic Soldier. NY Times free registration required. Thanks Jonathan C. Forster.
Wilder Science: Fusion power 'within reach'. Thanks Ross Harper and Antony.

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