Tuesday, October 29, 2013

WHO YA GONNA CALL? GHOSTBUSTERS LOTTERY


I ain't afraid of no debt! That's why I spent my two dollars on a Halloween lottery card.

For this year, Missouri ditched the generic Halloween theme in favor of a Ghostbusters theme. I was only able to find the Slimer card, but there are three different designs to choose from as seen in this gif from the Missouri Lottery website.



It's a nice change from years past. Speaking of change, let's try to win some.

Hey, I won! I won! I won two bucks! I've been playing the Halloween lottery for years and usually I end up with a loser card. Not today, 'cause I'm a Halloween lottery winner.

I noticed Ohio also went with a Ghostbuster theme for their Halloween lottery cards. They have four neat designs to choose from. Erick over at Wonderful Wonderblog scanned all four.

Apparently other states were in a Ghostbusters mood too like Kentucky and Arizona. Also, here's a small bit of info on the licensing for the scratch-off tickets

Click here to see if I won any scary cash from last year.

DRACULA AT TRADER JOE'S



I was going through some photos from 2011 and completely forgot that I snapped a couple of photos of this very cool Trader Joe's sign. Not sure why I didn't post it for the countdown that year, but I'm happy to share the images for this year's countdown. Trader Joe's always does an amazing job with presentations and advertising. This was outside in front of one their St. Louis stores.   



Check out this fun Bela Lugosi Rose sign that was inside the store!

HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD #27: BELA LUGOSI WANTS TO EAT YOU




Saturday, October 26, 2013

OLD-TIMEY COFFIN PATENTS


Hey kids! How 'bout some coffin patents to look at? 'Tis the season for a morbid peek at these marvelous "rest in peace" box designs from 1848 to 1914. (Click on images for a closer look.)  











(Patent images come from Google Patents with backgrounds....by me!)

HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD #24: HALLOWEEN ADVICE



Friday, October 25, 2013

1957 PACK-O-FUN HALLOWEEN ISSUE


Here's a fun treat from a 1957 issue of Pack-O-Fun! 




Apparently, putting bags over your head and calling it a Halloween mask was the thing to do in the 1950s. See the evidence here and here! Below are two pages from the 1950 school workbook, Growing With Art: Fun To Begin.