Christmas Countdown 2017: The Box of EYES!

One of my best pals, Mel, sent me a box today that I think she called the “Hallowchristmas Box”. In other words, it contained stuff she had gotten me for Halloween and for Christmas! I gotta share this with you guys, because it’s just beyond amazing.

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The first thing I pulled out was this knockout of a purse. I forgot to take pictures of the neat magical symbols on the back and the green satiny eyeball fabric on the inside.

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Halloween Countdown 2017: Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Insane” Video!

I have reviewed several spooky/unsettling videos on here; I still have yet to review “Rockit”,but I may overcome that this season.

A video whose song I loved and was a little freaked out by its video is “Go Insane” by  Lindsey Buckingham. Buckingham is one of those artists whom I didn’t know were part of other, bigger entities when I discovered them back in the 1980s, when my music tastes were developing. Once I learned he was part of Fleetwood Mac, I felt a little embarrassed. Same story with Paul McCartney—– once I figured out McCartney was one of the Beatles, I had to backtrack and realize that was Paul singing on on so many of my favorite old songs. I could go on—-Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Jeff Lynne, etc. Anyway, Lindsey Buckingham’s “Go Insane” video has some of the early roots of computer animation and good old superimposing at work, making some pretty wacky stuff for its time..for instance:

For the lyric “Two kinds of trouble in this world/ 
Living, dying “, Lindsey holds up two boxes and out pops a mini-me of himself plus an adorable little skeleton marionette.

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Snackerdoodles: If You Lost an Eye, I’d Let You Borrow One.

If You Lost an Eye, I'd Let You Borrow One, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Uncle Steve and Aunt Liz have had our share of eye problems. He’s had detached retinas and laser surgeries to save his eyesight,I’ve had bad strabismus and several surgeries to correct bad double vision. I always think he is in more danger of losing his eyesight than I am, and I think if it really came down to it, if he were losing vision in both eyes, if there were some way I could donate part of one of mine to give him vision in one eye, I would do it. I’m used to functioning with one eye(I had to wear an eyepatch for a while), so I know I could manage. I was thinking about all this when I drew this Snackerdoodle.