Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Beware the Bigfoot Hunters!

From UPI:
Man shot during bigfoot hunt in Oklahoma
Nov. 5, 2013  |  1:43 PM 

CATOOSA, Okla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Authorities in Oklahoma said one person was shot and three were arrested in an apparent sasquatch hunting mishap.

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said Omar Pineda, 21, shot his friend in the back accidentally while the two were out hunting for the legendary ape, but it took a lot of questioning before deputies could uncover the truth, KXTV, Oklahoma City, reported Tuesday.

Pineda, 21, was arrested for reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction. The wounded man is expected to survive.

Perry Don James, 53, Pineda's father-in-law, was arrested after he threw Pineda's gun into a pond before it could be turned over to deputies. Walton said James told investigators he threw the gun into the water because he was a convicted felon and did not want the weapon on his property. He was charged with felony in possession of a firearm and destruction of evidence.

Lacey Jane Pineda, 22, Omar's wife, was arrested on an obstruction charge for allegedly telling deputies someone else had been shooting at her husband and his friend.

"If [they] had just been factual, upfront and truthful with us and explained that this was truly an accident, as strange as it might sound, we would have went ahead and investigated and probably nobody would have [gone] to jail," Walton said.

Walton said his department is not concerned about the sasquatch.

"To our knowledge, no bigfoot sightings in Rogers County," Walton said. "I think our focus is career criminals and thugs, and we're going to stay focused on that and let somebody else go after bigfoot."
Hmmm.  I'm not certain if  "we were hunting Bigfoot" is the truth, or the kind of weak cover story that only works when used by idiots dumb enough to shoot one another while actually hunting Bigfoot.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 Dia de Los Muertos with El Santo!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 Halloween Treat: Mr. Show - "Monster Parties"

If you've ever spent far too much time compiling a Halloween playlist, you'll get a kick out of this sketch from the third season of Mr. Show.

Halloween Treat: Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter

As all Hammer aficionados know, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter was a late-game attempt to create a new franchise for the financially ailing studio.  The film was not as successful - artistically or financially - as had been hoped, and so despite the potential of the character no sequels ever materialized. 

At least not on the screen. The official studio's official fan magazine, House of Hammer, featured the good Captain in an original serialized adventure.  I've compiled the strip in Comic Book Reader format and included HoH's adaptation of the original film for good measure.  To add it to your trick-or-treat bag, simply right click on the link below:

Laurie Johnson - Captain Kronos Theme

Halloween Trick: Nightmare Fuel

Have a safe and fun holiday!