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BEACON OF LIGHT Thomas	Edison’s	terrible	fear	for	candles	led	him	to	invent	the	lightbulb			 																										                        	         	           	          	        					Robby	Davis

Ritual, symbolism and insanity in secRet societies
an examination of the occult
GreG reese                                scholars call the “fin de siècle,”     both “brothers and sisters” taking         This magical showdown must
Death Eater                               was the Hermetic Order of the          part in ritual activities. So the       have been one of the strangest
                                          Golden Dawn. Its prominent status      initial format of the Golden Dawn       (outside of the Gandolf and
The difficult thing about                 was largely due to its celebrity       appeared similar to Freemasonry         Sauroman’s feisty wizad dual) in
researching secret societies is that      following. Modernist poets             but with the important addition of      the last few centuries.
they’re, well, quite secretive.           and artists flocked to the occult      women and a pronounced use of              Well, Yeats was right about
   That and the fact that every           movements of the late 19th and         practical magic.                        Crowley’s character; Crowley’s
supposedly “unique” society               early 20th century — T.S. Elliot,         It was this embracing of practical   dark exploits were widely
contains another several societies        Ezra Pound, George Bernard Shaw        magic which excited the interests       publicized in later years, at one
which have heavily influenced the         and Maude Gonne, to name a few.        of both Yeats and Crowley. Samuel       time garnering him the title
rituals, doctrines and symbols of            For the Golden Dawn, the            Liddel MacGregor Mathers —              of “the wickedest man in the               Welcome to the sheaf’s
the initial society. In other words: if   participation of renowned Irish        maybe the most charismatic              world.” Crowley compelled naive              Halloween issue.
you yank on one golden thread, the        poet William Butler Yeats and the      founder of the Golden Dawn              bohemians into participation in              enter if you dare.
whole occult sweater unravels all         dark magician Aleister Crowley         — became magical pals with              degrading, ritual sex acts which he
over the floor.                           insured its bizarre and influential    Crowley early in the Golden             claimed yielded magical results. He
   In looking at the Hermetic             place in history.                      Dawn’s history and subsequently         termed this combination of sex and
Order of the Golden Dawn, a little           In the late 1880s, The Hermetic     pushed him through the ranks of         ritual “magick.”                                           WES FUNK
background information will be            Order of the Golden Dawn was           the Golden Dawn. Mathers and               Many modern pseudo-mystical                             Launching
required and a world of background        founded by three Freemasons            Crowley practiced magic rituals at      and secret societies trace their
                                                                                                                                                                                Dead Rock Stars
information will be ignored.              (and so begins the name-dropping       Crowley’s flat in London. Yeats and     origins back to the Hermetic Order
                                                                                                                                                                                Monday, November 3,
   The late 19th century saw the          of yet other secret societies). Dr.    the more reasonable members of          of the Golden Dawn, yet the order
                                                                                                                                                                                     7:30 PM
proliferation of secret societies in      William Wyn Westcott deciphered        the Golden Dawn disliked Crowley        leaves behind a much smaller

both Europe and North America.            an ancient manuscript, given to        and refused to acknowledge his          legacy than that of Yeats or even                             �
Mysticism and occultism — as we           him by a dying member of his           position in the inner magical order.    Crowley.                                               KEVIN VOWLES

now understand them — emerged             Freemason’s lodge and invited his      So Crowley went totally berserk.           Crowley has remained an icon
                                                                                                                                                                                Reading & Signing
at this time, largely as back-            friends Samuel Liddel MacGregor           Dressed in full Scottish regalia     of intense counter culture, even
lash against Darwinism and the            Mathers and Dr. William Woodman        and wearing a ceremonial mask,          appearing on the cover of the                            21st Century
resultant atheist, anti-spiritual,        to help build an organization to       Crowley broke into the London           Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s. Also, Jimmy                    Hippies: Activists
hyper-rationalist currents at the end     work with the five rituals suggested   branch. Yeats and an entourage          Page of Led Zeppelin owns the                         in Pursuit of Peace
of the century.                           by the manuscript.                     (which included police officers)        largest collection of the written                      and Social Justice
   Perhaps the most influential and          This manuscript contained           forced him to permanently leave         works of Aleister Crowley in the
                                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, November 4,
prominent of these European secret        esoteric interpretations of certain    the premises.                           world.
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                 Plague-like infection on an aPocalyPtic

                 scale: the evolution of the zombie

                                                                                                                                                                 how to survive
                                                                                                                                                                 a zombie invasion
                                                                                                                                                                Daniel Krahn
                                                                                                                                                                Zombie Expert

                                                                                                                                                                – Avoid malls. Apparently, the
                                                                                                                                                                undead like to accessorize.
                                                                                                                                                                – If you find yourself in a
                                                                                                                                                                politically correct cross-section
                                                                                                                                                                of North American survivors
                                                                                                                                                                (and this happens a lot), you’re
                                                                                                                                                                probably doomed since only one
                                                                                                                                                                or two of you are going to make
                                                                                                                                                                it out alive.
                                                                                                                                                                – Don’t fall in love with a
                                                                                                                                                                fellow survivor; it never ends
                                                                                                                                                                –Bring garden tools: chainsaws
                                                                                                                                                                and lawnmowers are especially
                                                                                                                                                                useful (just don’t wear your
                                                                                                                                                                good clothes).
                                                                                                                                                                – Use common sense: if a house
                                                                                                                                                                looks haunted, it is.
                                                                                                                                                                – Identify the emotionally
                                                                                                                                                                unstable survivor quickly and
                                                                                                                                                                then kill him. Trust me, this will
                                                                                                                                                                save you a lot of grief later on.
                                                                                                                                                                – No matter how slow they may
                                                                                                                                                                actually be, the zombies will
                                                                                                                                                                inevitably catch up with you,
                                                                                                                                                                probably because your dumb
                                                                                                                                                                ass stopped walking for some
                                                                                                                                                                reason. When this happens, just
                                                                                                                                      Matthew	Stefanson
                                                                                                                                                                walk faster. Seriously, they’re
                                                                                                                                                                not fast. Of course, if they are
                                                                                                                                                                fast, you’re fucked.

AsHleiGH MAttern                         eaters, stumbling around fighting      one single image. In Romero’s           and cannibalism but sometimes the      vampires.
Creepy Editor                            rigor mortis. This is true for the     films, the human is reduced to          threat doesn’t come from the dead         Zombies are most often created
                                         George A. Romero breed but not for     hunger and consumption; in Boyle’s      at all.                                through demonic possession, like in
Forget the slow, stupid, lumbering       the closely related John A. Russo      film it’s reduced to rage. Whether         “One recurring feature in most      the Evil Dead series, and scientific
zombies of the past; zombies can         species.                               they can run or not depends, I think,   intelligent zombie movies is that      experiments, like in 28 Days or
run now.                                    The zombies featured in             on whatever metaphor you are            the zombies are used as a reflection   the Return series, but Krahn said
   The Sheaf’s zombie expert             Romero’s Night of the Living Dead      looking for.”                           of human behaviour,” said Krahn.       sometimes an explanation is never
Daniel Krahn said zombies first          series differ slightly than the ones      While metaphor and meaning           “In Romero’s films especially, it      found for the zombie invasion.
learned to run with the release of       featured in Russo’s Return of the      are the soul of the zombie,             becomes obvious that the real threat also suggests
Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later.             Living Dead series. Having been        the evolution of the zombie is          doesn’t come from the undead but       zombie creation through an alien
Although, Krahn adds, the zombies        raised from the dead, Romero’s         ultimately aesthetic, explained         from the living survivors.”            force, revenge from the past and
in 28 Days were not the traditional      zombies are stiff and decaying.        Krahn.                                     Romero’s 1968 Night of the          voodoo magic.
undead but humans suffering from a       Russo’s zombies have the same             “Years of slow, lumbering            Living Dead is often considered           If you’re looking for a good
viral infection.                         capabilities as a living human — as    zombies have left audiences             one of the most influential zombie     introduction into the world of
   “Still all the motifs are there —     long as the body parts are in good     desensitized to the horror. Speeding    movies of all time. Before the         zombie history, Krahn has this
the infection spread though blood        condition.                             them up makes them scarier.”            release of the film, zombies were      advice: “George Romero’s Dawn
and fluids — and it’s generally             Krahn said the differences             Zombies, or the thought of the       created through magic, raised          of the Dead is really the definitive
considered a zombie movie in             between the types of zombies could     dead coming back in a more evil         through the practices of voodoo.       zombie movie. Others came along
spirit,” he said.                        be explained through the metaphors     form than before, have always been      Romero’s classic film was also         and improved upon its tropes and
   It’s often believed that before the   attached to the zombie image.          a part of the human imagination.        inspired by Richard Matheson’s         conventions but it remains the
advent of the running zombies, they         “Zombies are basically a            Krahn suggests the fear comes from      novel I Am Legend, although the        granddaddy standard.”
were all mindless brain and flesh        reduction of the human image to        basic apprehensions about death         creatures in the novel are closer to

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Section Boo
Which Rocky hoRRoR chaRacteR aRe you?


a quiz to help you get into the spirit of the season                                                                                                                                                                                                             E

VICTORIA MARTINEZ                                                         Mostly A’s:                                                                                                                                              For the record, anyone
Writer-in-Drag                                                                                                                                                                                                                   dressing as Dr. Frank is an
                                                                             You are Rocky Horror, the namesake.                                                                                                                  instant star.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a                                        As a special bonus, you get a super
Halloween classic. But which character                                    simple costume. All you need is a                                                                                                                        Mostly e’s:
should you dress up as this year?                                         gold speedo. Dashing good looks
  Tally off your answers and keep in mind                                 are nice, too. (Rocky is Frank’s                                                                                                                              You are one of Frank’s
that boys can dress as girls and vice versa. In                           creation, with the body of a                                                                                                                                spurned lovers, Columbia
fact, that’s better.                                                      Russian gymnast.)                                                                                                                                            or Eddie.
                                                                             Feel free, however, to show off                                                                                                                              Eddie is played by
What’s your major?                                                        your beer gut since we know you                                                                                                                               Meatloaf in the film and
a) Kinesiology or varsity sports.                                         worked hard for it or to throw on                                                                                                                              plays a mean saxophone.
b) Arts and science, education, etc.                                      a bikini top if you are a lady. Speak                                                                                                                           With blue jeans, a
c) Home ec., agriculture or astronomy.                                    in grunts and maybe throw on some                                                                                                                                white t-shirt and black
d) Genetics or theater arts.                                              eyeliner. You’re good to go!                                                                                                                                     leather, you’ve got
e) Music, dance or partying.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 yourself a costume!
                                                                          Mostly B’s:                                                                                                                                                         Columbia needs
More importantly, how are you in bed?                                                                                                                                                                                                          painted-on thin
a) I was basically made for sex.                                             Bring out your Sunday shoes; you                                                                                                                                  eyebrows, a white
b) I’m a virgin.                                                          are Brad or Janet.                                                                                                                                                  face and short red
c) I stick to people I know really well, cousins                             Ideal for virgins (both in bed and                                                                                                                             hair. Try on a nice
and siblings                                                              of the movie), Brad and Janet                                                                                                                                  sparkly body suit with
included.                                                                 are                                                                                                                                                        a gold sparkly tuxedo top
d) I might not look like much but I’m one                                 good middle class kids                                                                                                                                  and top-hat if possible. Tap
hell of a lover.                                                          with embarrassingly                                                                                                                                     shoes and a red bow tie (also
e) Sex, drugs and rock’n roll, man.                                       simple underwear and                                                                                                                                      preferably sequinned) are
                                                                          good morals. To begin                                                                                                                                         nearly essential. Her
What sort of music do you like?                                           with, at least. Your                                                                                                                                             voice is gratingly high
a) It’s hard to say. Music that’s new and                                 costume consists of                                                                                                                                                   pitched but her
exciting, maybe.                                                          pastel collars and                                                                                                                                                        dance moves
b) Top 40.                                                                khakis. Brad should                                                                                                                                                          are rocking.
c) Electronic or goth.                                                    wear thick glasses at
d) Musical theater, for the drama.                                        all times.                                                                                                                                                                       For the
e) Classic rock, rockabilly and country.                                     If you are, however,                                                                                                                                                           rest of
                                                                          looking to get a little crazy,                                                                                                                                                    you
And let’s try finishing the sentence:                                     a full on burlesque corset, heels and                                                                                                                                              (one
I shiver...                                                               fishnets are equally appropriate. Or just your                                          Mostly                                                                                    of
a) Because this world is hard and cold.                                   nicest white undies. Be prepared to scream                                              D’s:                                                                                      each
b) Because it’s raining!                                                  “slut” and “asshole” to                                                                                                                                                          or still
c) Because I come from a different... uh...                               your on-screen namesakes.                                                                  You are Dr.
climate.                                                                                                                                                          Frank-N-Furter,
d) With an-ti-ci-pa...tion.                                               Mostly C’s:                                                                             so you probably                                                                 unconvinced):
e) In cold storage.                                                                                                                                               don’t need this guide.
                                                                             You are one of the otherworldly domestics                                            Frank is the ultimate                                                 Cross dress! Bring a
Which of these problems do you run into                                   of the Frank-n-furter home, Riff Raff and                                               transvestite, lover and                                           noise maker, rubber gloves
most?                                                                     Magenta. Both characters should be deathly                                              mad scientist.                                                 and rice. Even cross
a) I feel like I’m living someone else’s                                  pale. Riff Raff is a balding long haired                                                   To be instantly                                           dressing isn’t necessary. Just
fantasy.                                                                  blonde hunchback. This is easily                                                        recognizable, throw on                                     have fun and try to look a little
b) Sometimes I imagine everyone is calling                                achieved with a white swim cap with hair                                                a black (or red) corset,                                  absurd. Big, colourful sunglasses,
me an asshole or slut, but I’m really an                                  glued on or a bald long-haired wig and a                                                heels, a pearl choker,                                   tuxedo suits, crazy hats and bad
outstanding citizen.                                                      pillow stuffed down your back. A black tux                                              sparkly gloves and garter                               makeup are all acceptable in costume
c) No one likes me. No one ever likes me.                                 and slightly sleazy open white shirt is a must.                                         with fishnets. Then paint                              assembly. I have even seen people
d) It’s hard having a good time. Even smiling                             Magenta is the domestic of the home, so                                                 your face white and load on                           with dog leashes around their neck and
makes my face hurt.                                                       break out that San                                                                      the makeup. For the faint of                          bridesmaid dresses. Use your
e) My music is underappreciated. Plus, my                                 Fransisco maid costume. Sex shops also carry                                            heart, this                                          imaginations and brush up on that time
love life is twisted.                                                     an extensive selection of                                                               ensemble may be covered                              warp.
                                                                          maid costumes. Your hair should ideally be                                              by a green lab coat and pink
                                                                          huge, curly and                                                                         plastic gloves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Matthew	Stefanson

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Section Boo

                 PoRn and katsumi: adolyne’s favouRite things
                 saskatoon metal band to play spooky show november 1
                                                                                                                                                      19-plus shows you’d be losing a lot of listeners
                                                                                                                                                      so it’s really backwards. I’m not really sure
                                                                                                                                                      how it happened. But also, there is a problem
                                                                                                                                                      with a lack of all-ages venues in Saskatoon.
                                                                                                                                                      SH: There certainly needs to be better
                                                                                                                                                      accommodations for all-ages music. In the
                                                                                                                                                      New Year, I’d really like to make our presence
                                                                                                                                                      felt in the all-ages scene again. There are a
                                                                                                                                                      lot of kids who ask us why we only play bar
                                                                                                                                                      shows now. We’re looking to correct that.

                                                                                                                                                      Visual artwork seems to be a big part of
                                                                                                                                                      the Adolyne experience, whether its t-shirt
                                                                                                                                                      designs, show posters or album artwork.
                                                                                                                                                      Would you agree?
                                                                                                                                                      Skot: I think that this band isn’t just a
                                                                                                                                                      collection of songs. It’s bigger than that
                                                                                                                                                      — a bigger idea. We’re surrounded by so
                                                                                                                                                      many different and talented artists who all
                                                                                                                                                      use different mediums. They are our go-to
                                                                                                                                                      people. Liam Richards is our photographer.
                                                                                                                                                      He does a lot of promo shots for us and other
                                                                                                                                                      bands. Cate Francis does a lot of our posters
                                                                                                                                                      and album art. To put out a visually sub-par
                                                                                                                                                      product would be a slap in the face to so many
                                                                                                                                                      of the great artists we involve ourselves with.
                                                                                                                                                      It would be nonsensical.

MUSICAL EXORCISM Adolyne	band	members	prepare	for	the	ultimate	battle	(against	the	devil)	
                                                                                         	                                 	         	Liam	Richards   is heavy metal in a good place right now in
                                                                                                                                                      LM: Are there even many metal bands in
AAron sCHolz                                     has been described by fans as “bone-crushing,”   Adolyne, you will soon be celebrating the
Broomhead                                        the wound left by Adolyne’s audible daggers      release of your brand new CD Swinedive,
                                                                                                                                                      SH: There’s certainly not a lot. I don’t think
                                                 bleed themes of aggression, anger and strife     which you recorded with steve Austin.
                                                                                                                                                      I’d really even call us metal, in the traditional
On a day of reverence for saints, a local band   while calling on influences from bands like      He is known for recording bands such as
will decimate any holiness remaining in          Converge, Dystopia and Cursed.                   Converge and today is the Day and is a
                                                                                                                                                      Landon: We’re just loud. I don’t know if I’d
Amigos Cantina this Saturday with the release      During a chilly evening, the Sheaf sat down    prominent figure in heavy music. Why was
                                                                                                                                                      really classify us as heavy metal. Lots of
of their brand new album.                        with Tim Arsenault (bass), Skot Hamilton         this important to you and how did you hook
                                                                                                                                                      people would say that we are a metal band, but
   Saskatoon’s noise nihilists Adolyne deliver   (vocals and guitar) and Landon McPhee (guitar    up with him?
                                                                                                                                                      I don’t think we’re very concerned with that.
a brutal mix of metal and math-punk that is      and vocals) to talk about their new album,       TA: We went down to the States to master our
                                                                                                                                                      SH: There are lots of people that like to
both unapologetically confrontational and        local music and French porn. Drummer Tallus      last album with him. We emailed and phoned
                                                                                                                                                      talk about heavy music but it comes from
thoroughly decimating. With a live show that     Scott was absent.                                him and he had us go down to his studio in
                                                                                                                                                      a particular type of metal that is very pop-
                                                                                                  Nashville, Tennessee. We had a great time
                                                                                                                                                      oriented. You now hear bands on pop radio
                                                                                                  with him and he really liked our band, so he
                                                                                                                                                      that have vocalists doing screaming. I think
                                                                                                  told us he wanted us back as soon as possible
                                                                                                                                                      we’re entering a dark age of highly watered-
                                                                                                  to do a whole new album from start to finish.
                                                                                                                                                      down heavy music. A lot of it really sucks, to
                                                                                                  LM: It felt good and inspiring to know that
                                                                                                                                                      my ears anyway.
                                                                                                  he actually wanted to work with us. Plus,
                                                                                                                                                      TA: Some day that music will go away.
                                                                                                  the whole concept of living and breathing an
                                                                                                                                                      SH: Saskatoon’s local scene is waiting for a
                                                                                                  album for two weeks... living in a studio and
                                                                                                                                                      beacon of light which will help people move
                                                                                                  doing nothing but music is intoxicating.
                                                                                                                                                      on from that horrid trend.
                                                                                                                                                      TA: But I don’t listen to a lot of metal. I only
                                                                                                  Why the album title? What is a
                                                                                                                                                      like NOFX.
                                                                                                  SH: I knew you were going to ask that. It
                                                                                                                                                      How does Adolyne like to wind down in the
                                                                                                  sounds cliché to say but really, you’re going
                 YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS HERE!                                                                                                          evening?
                                                                                                  to have to listen to the album to understand
                                                                                                                                                      LM: Drinking Tim’s coffee. He bought me
                                                                                                  what is meant by the word “swinedive.”
                                                                                                                                                      coffee tonight.
                                                                                                  The explanation is all over the lyrics. It’s a
                                                                                                                                                      TA: I’ll get a Big Gulp and a pack of cigarettes
                                                                                                  soundtrack about failure and maladjustment.
                                                                                                                                                      and watch a lot of movies. I watch a lot of
                                                                                                  Tim: Yeah, we don’t know what it means
                                                                                                                                                      French porn. We’ll say that.
                                                                                                                                                      SH: He loves them because they’re tender and
                                                                                                  it sounds like choosing the title wasn’t a
                                                                                                                                                      TA: Tender and erotic.
                                                                                                  democratic process.
                                                                                                                                                      LM: P.J. Harvey is good, too, for unwinding.
                                                                                                  SH: No, the title was a suggestion. I think I do
                                                                                                                                                      SH: I don’t unwind. I just work until I’m
                                                                                                  my best to run everything by everyone in the
                                                                                                                                                      exhausted and then I don’t sleep. But it turned
       FLEECE • BACKPACKS                                                                         band and get their opinion but I think at this
                                                                                                                                                      out to be good because in those sleepless hours
      JACKETS • SPORTSWEAR                                                                        point, they just trust me to do the wrong things
                                                                                                                                                      came a lot of ideas for the album.
   HIKING BOOTS • TRAVEL PACKS                                                                    and say a lot of really questionable stuff and
                                                                                                                                                      TA: If Tallus were here, his one word for
                                                                                                  I’ve certainly done that again with this record.
      SLEEPING BAGS • TENTS                                                                                                                           winding down would be “Katsumi.” We’ll
                                                                                                                                                      leave it at that. All you readers can Google it.
                                                                                                  in the past few years, Adolyne’s fan base
                                                                                                  has expanded fairly rapidly. What do you
                                                                                                                                                      What is your number one influence that is
                                                                                                  attribute this to?
                                                                                                  SH: Wow, really? That’s awesome! I guess I
                                                                                                                                                      TA: Gambling.
                                                                                                  never really thought about that.
                                                                                                                                                      SH: Life.
                                                                                                  LM: I think because we’ve been practicing a
                                                                                                                                                      LM: Science.
                                                                                                  lot, our live show has gotten way better and
                                                                                                                                                      TA: And Tallus would say Katsumi.
                                                                                                  similarly, we’ve been writing better songs. I
                                                                                                  think we’ve got something for everybody now,
                                                                                                                                                      last words?
                                                                                                  whereas maybe before we didn’t. We strive to
                                                                                                                                                      SA: Our CD release is at Amigos on Nov.
                 Student                                                                          put on a good show and I think people get that.
                                                                                                                                                      1. Our buddies Golden Smoke are opening
                                                                                                  TA: I think it’s weird though, because we’ve
                   Discount                                                                       been playing a lot of 19-plus shows rather than
                                                                                                                                                      and they are excellent. Also, Cate Francis’s
                                                                                                                                                      art will be up on the walls of the venue so
                                                                                                  playing the all-ages scene.
                                                                                                                                                      all the related artwork will be up for viewing
                                                                                                  SH: The bar scene definitely excludes a lot of
                                                                                                                                                      pleasure. It’s going to be a really good show.
   630 Broadway Avenue                                                   374-1663                 people.
                                                                                                                                                      LM: Come on out. We have big amps now.
                                                                                                  TA: Right. I mean, you’d think that playing

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caRving cReative, cReePy PumPkins


taking out your anger in a culturally acceptable way

Pumpkin Editor

Halloween is becoming a more celebrated
holiday than in the past. This could be
because of the increasing commercialization
of holidays, the popularity of the home
decorating movement or because generations
of trick or treaters are growing up but refuse
to rid themselves of the spooky season.
Whether you are decorating your yard for
children or are transforming your house into
a creepy gothic palace, Jack-o’-lanterns are
a great way to shine spooky shadows around
your home.
   Jack-o’-lantern was originally used to
describe night watchmen in the 17th century.
Today, the term is used to describe creepy
Halloween faces carved into a pumpkin.
These modern-day Jack-o’-lanterns help lead
the path for children to enter the homes of
strangers to acquire candy.
   Pumpkin carving is largely a North
American tradition. In Britain and Ireland,
people have been known to carve vegetables
like turnips. In the West, Jack-o’-lanterns are
made by carving out pumpkins, removing
the pulp and carving a face or creepy scene
into the pumpkin’s thick skin. Pumpkin            LIGHT BRIGHT A	Martha	Stewart	inspired	Jack-o’-lantern		                   	         	        	        	        	         	        		Robby	Davis
carving is more popular than ever and people
are beginning to get more creative with the       online stencils fairly easy. You can find Jack-   and pairing knives are great for scooping and   pumpkin-stench free.
squash.                                           o’-lanterns of popular Tim Burton characters      detailing. If you want to get really serious,     Time is another aspect to consider because
   The most important thing when carving          and some of Gollum from Lord of the Rings.        toothpicks can help you carve precise lines     pumpkin carving always takes a lot longer
a creative pumpkin is getting adequate            One website, has a top 10              or eyeholes. One way to save some time is to    than you think it will.
inspiration. Though it may sound mom-ish,         geeky pumpkins that include such creations        use power tools. They make instant holes in       After all your efforts, your pumpkin may
Martha Stewart honestly is the pumpkin            as Chewbacca, the Mac Apple and Chief             the flesh and they save you time when carving   look like a crappy version of your original
queen. One look at her website and you will       Justice William Renquist (talk about creepy).     the bigger holes. Now you are ready to carve.   vision. Luckily, you can just throw your
want to make art-deco pumpkins, haunted           Basically, if you can dream it up, there are         Make sure to put down a lot of newspaper     pumpkin at a car and start over. Remember
village scenes or even elegant pumpkins with      tips online to help you make it.                  because this is going to get messy. If it is    that practice makes perfect pumpkins.
simple holes or shapes in them. If you want          The next step is to get the proper tools. A    nice enough out, carving pumpkins outside
something a little more themed, you can find      big, sharp knife is key but ice cream scoops      is a good way to keep your house clean and

                            PumPkin ReciPes to Rot youR innaRds
    pumpkin pancake recipe                                                                                  classic pumpkin seed recipe
    spiff up your favourite                 instructions                                                    For many, carving a pumpkin is           First, rinse your pumpkin seeds,
    breakfast food with this                                                                                a yearly tradition, but too often        using your fingers to remove all
    delicious recipe.                       Combine dry ingredients. in a                                   the useful seeds get thrown out          the pulp. Drain the seeds and
                                            separate bowl, mix egg yolks,                                   with the rest of the waste. Here         discard the pulp. spread the seeds
    ingredients                             milk, pumpkin and oil. Pour                                     is a quick and easy recipe for           out on a baking sheet and let them
                                            liquid into dry ingredients                                     preparing those salty seasonal           dry overnight.
    1 cup all purpose flour                 and mix. Whisk egg whites to                                    snacks.                                     line a baking sheet with foil
    1 tbsp sugar                            medium peaks and fold into                                                                               and preheat the oven to 250 F.
    2 tsp baking powder                     batter. Pour into frying pan                                    You will need:                           toss your now dry seeds in olive
    1/2 tsp salt                            on medium heat and flip when                                                                             oil and your choice of seasonings,
    1/2 tsp nutmeg                          bubbles form in pancakes and                                    Pumpkin seeds                            then lay them out on the baking
    1 tsp ground cinnamon                   edges appear slightly dry.                                      olive oil                                sheet.
    2 eggs, separated                                                                                       salt                                        Bake for one hour, tossing every
    1 cup milk                                     Anne-MArie HiCKeY                                                                                 15 minutes, until the seeds are
    1/2 can pumpkin                                                                                         optional seasonings:                     golden brown.
    2 tbsp veg. oil
                                                                                                            Cayenne pepper                                            rorY MACleAn
                                                                                                            Garlic powder
   pumpkin seed salad                                                                                       onion powder
   Fall is the perfect season to               Combine the lemon juice, extra
   experiment with root vegetables.         virgin olive oil, mustard and
   Pumpkin seeds, with the addition         extra honey in a screw-top jar
   of pomegranate and avocado,              and shake until well combined.                                  pumpkin witches’ brew
   make this daring fall salad is           season with salt and pepper.
   the perfect dish to help ease the           Place the seeds, spinach,                                    try this warm pumpkin cider on a         Mix all your ingredients together
   transition from summer to winter.        avocado and pomegranate in                                      chilly fall night.                       in a pot or saucepan at medium-
                                            a large bowl. Drizzle with the                                                                           low heat, stirring occasionally.
   seeds from one pomegranate               dressing and gently toss until just                             2 cups of pumpkin puree                  simmer until the pumpkin has a
   1 cup of pumpkin seeds                   combined. serve immediately.                                    2 cups of apple cider                    liquid consistency. remove the
   1, 150g pkg. baby spinach leaves                                                                         1 cinnamon stick                         cinnamon stick and pour into
   2 avocados                                              rorY MACleAn                                     1 tsp of nutmeg                          mugs. serve with a garnish of
   1 tbsp fresh lemon juice                                                                                 2 ounces of spiced rum                   whipped cream.
   1 tbsp honey
   2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil                                                                                                                                      rorY MACleAn
   2 tsp wholegrain mustard	                                                                                            	•	30	October	2008	•	the	sheaf		                  B5
Section Boo

 supernatural saskatoon

                                                                     Woodlawn Cemetery

                                                                     in the maze of
                                                                     tombstones, two
                                                                     specters are known
                                                                     to roam the grounds
                                                                     at night. The first is
                                                                     the ghost of an old
                                                                     woman who can be
                                                                     seen either as an orb
                                                                     or floating in between
                                                                     the gravestones and the
                                                                     second is said to be a
                                                                     malevolent entity who
                                                                                                       october 25th, 1910
                                                                     is said to be a man with
                                                                                                       the murderous eight-year-old who has made he
                                                                     hollow eyes.
                                                                                                       the Traffic Bridge today to the shock and astoni
                                                                                                       sentence was the strictest ever given to a delinqu
                                                                                                       questioning his judgment.
                                                      the Delta Bessborough                            the child was snapped by cameramen as he was
                                                                                                       photographs were mysteriously blurry. Upon lea
                                                      i only hesitate a moment when i push the         stated he was more convinced than ever of the c
                                                      button for floor 14.                             sifted that the mother and father involved him i
                                                      stacey mentioned to me yesterday that there      The official inquest found the “demon-child” to
                                                      had been “sightings” on the floor. I laughed     brains. Under the newly-enforced Juvenile Delin
                                                      then. With light streaming through the           custody, the parents being deemed unfit to care
                                                      windows and a night of partying ahead, it        the child’s delinquency and are taking the stanc
                                                      was easy to laugh.                               fear of a haunting, the family plans to bury thei
                                                      Now, as the elevator counts the floors (10,
                                                      11, 12, 14), I feel more nervous.
                                                      the elevator doors slide open with a ding.
                                                      i peak my head out, happy to see it looks
                                                      the same as every other floor. Room 14 had
                                                      asked for a very early morning wake up
                                                      call — 3 a.m. — but hadn’t picked up the
                                                      phone. Hotel policy calls for a follow-up
                                                      knock on the door.
                                                      shivers run down my spine as i step into
                                                      the hall. i make a mental note to check the
                                                      temperature on the way down.
                                                      Counting door numbers (10, 11, 12, 14),
                                                      I arrive at the heavy sleeper’s door. Just
                                                      before I knock, I hear a floorboard creak.
                                                      A man in a bowler is walking away from
                                                      me, turning the corner at the end of the hall.
                                                      it couldn’t be! i would have seen him, i
                                                      would have—
                                                      the door opens; i scream, the heavy sleeper
                                                      screams, and i run — the opposite way the
                                                      man in the bowler had gone.

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                                                                                                                           Section Boo

  ghostly tales from the dark side of our city

                                                                            the University of saskatchewan
                                                                            this campus is known to have several hauntings. From 1918 to ’20,
                                                                            120 students and faculty were quarantined from the Spanish influenza
                                                                            epidemic on the university campus. those locked in amused themselves
                                                                            composing limericks for the sheaf.
                                                                            During the quarantine, two pharmacy students held a party with
                                                                            methyl alcohol cocktails, a highly poisonous concoction. one student
eadlines in recent days was publicly hung from                              died and the other was permanently blinded.
ishment of some residents. Judge Halmerson’s                                To avoid scandal, the death was hushed up as an influenza tragedy.
uent but in light of the child’s heinous crime, few are                     today, the deceased pharmacy student is still rumoured to roam
                                                                            the halls at the U of s wearing period clothing and screaming while
  s leaving the courthouse but all developed                                carrying a glass filled with liquid.
  arning of the ruined photographs, Mr. Halmerson
child’s demonic bearing. the theory is now being
 in evil rituals.
o be guilty of murdering his baby sister and eating her
  nquents Act, the parents’ third child will be taken into
  for him. It has been rumoured the family is denying
ce that a demon had possessed him. Despite public
 ir children in the saskatoon graveyard.

                                the Marr residence

                                this is one of the oldest
                                buildings in the city
                                and is now a historical
                                landmark. is it any
                                surprise that some of the
                                past residents have stuck
                                around? one of the many
                                ghosts in the house is       seager Wheeler
                                Charlie, a man brutally      in the early ’80s, a U of s student was murdered on campus. A student party at the
                                killed by poisoning. He      Seager Wheeler residence went terribly awry when someone (it was never discovered
                                tends to turn on lights      who or how many people) tied up a student and pushed the victim down a laundry
                                and can make himself         shoot. the student was killed, the body was abandoned and was only discovered the next
                                known when visitors          morning. Today, some students claim to hear muffled screams in the night, often followed
                                are around. He is often      by music and voices. to this day, no one knows the true story of a tragic student death.
                                asking for help.

                                                               stories by Ashleigh Mattern, Anne-Marie Hickey and Matt Cheetham
                                                                                                           Photos by robby Davis	                                                         	•	30	October	2008	•	the	sheaf		     B7
Section Boo

                  10 albums to Play at youR halloWeen shakedoWn

ADAM CenAiKo                                                                                                        An album consisting entirely of
Vampire                                                                                                             gruesome acts, death and violence,
                                                                                                                    this album would be suitable for
Along with looking freakish in your                                                                                 early evening cocktails.
Halloween costume and getting
wasted, providing your party with
a smashing soundtrack should take
high priority. While I have included
                                        the Flaming lips, Finally, the         The Misfits, Walk Among Us
some of the obvious selections
                                        Punk Rockers are Taking Acid           Their debut album from 1982                                                tomahawk, Anonymous
you may be thinking of, I do
                                        At first this may not seem like a      includes songs about martians,                                             Although any of the three
want to mention I have discluded
                                        contender but look closely and         devils and brain-eaters. These                                             Tomahawk albums will do,
soundtracks as well as albums with
                                        there lies some evil gems. This        costumed punk-rockers will be your                                         Anonymous is their latest and is the
only one or two songs related to
                                        compilation consisting of tracks       soundtrack to tap the keg to.        Man Man, Six Demon Bag                most tribal and atmospheric. The
Halloween. In order to make the
                                        from 1983 to ’88 contains rarities                                          This album, being described as        chanting and heavy drums might set
cut, the album must be consistently
                                        including “The Batman Theme,”                                               the soundtrack to your scariest       the mood to summon the spirits for
spooky with songs about witches,
                                        “Charlie Manson Blues” and                                                  nightmare about killer clowns in      the 3 a.m. dead time.
ghosts or murderers. Each album
                                        “U.F.O. Story.” These tunes will                                            some reviews, would be great to
has a mood and serves a purpose
                                        serve well as the pumpkin carving                                           play while you are bobbing for
throughout the party.
                                        is underway.                                                                apples.

                                                                               Dr. John, Gris-Gris
                                                                               Dr. John, also known as “the Night
                                                                               Tripper,” specializes in his own
                                                                               brand of psychedelia. Hailing from
                                                                               New Orleans, his soulful, voodoo                                           tagaq, Auk / Blood
                                                                               sound would be perfect for a gumbo                                         Tanya Tagaq Gillis is an Inuit
Black Moth super rainbow,                                                                                           Fembots, Muchos Cuidado               throat singer who has most notably
                                                                               Halloween dinner.
Dandelion Gum                                                                                                       A band known to be quite likeably     recorded and toured with Björk. She
A dreamy, psychedelic-pop album         the Doors, Strange Days
                                                                                                                    random and rough around the edges     has a very primal yet orchestrated
filled with sticky layers of lo-fi      The Doors were known for their
                                                                                                                    proves itself to be the album to      sound and would be most fitting to
synth and imagery of witches who        stage theatrics and playing their
                                                                                                                    put on quietly as you clean up the    be played while your guests tour the
make candy in the woods. Songs          album is a great way to set the pace
                                                                                                                    bodies the morning after the party.   haunted house.
including “Neon Syrup for the           at a party. “Strange Days,” “You’re
Cemetery Sisters” and “Spinning         Lost Little Girl” and “People are
Cotton Candy in a Shack Made of         Strange” are all eerie, rhythmic
Shingles,” this album is ideal to eat   songs that would be well suited to
your tasty treats to.                   greet your guests to.                  nick Cave and the Bad seeds,
                                                                               Murder Ballads

                                                                                                                           Come twice this year...

                                                                                                                           Friday, October 31st
                                                                                                                          Saturday, November 1st

                                                                                                     $10 Advance                             $12 at Door
                                                                                                           **prizes for best costumes both nights**


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                                                                                                                                                                    Section Boo
suPeR lame halloWeen costumes                                                                                                                                                                    Sheaf’s

six simple outfits you can afford on a student’s budget                                                                                                                                                  L
isHMAel n. DAro                         Werewolf                                zombie                                   rock star                                                                       E
Zombie Unicyclist                       Let yourself go. Werewolves are         Dressing as a zombie requires very       The rock star look requires
                                        notoriously tortured souls for          little: just rub some dirt into your     some hair gel and eyeliner. Tight
Halloween is here — just in time        whom hygiene is not a priority. Try     cheeks and walk with a limp. If you      leather pants are a bonus but not
for midterms. As employers get          sleeping outside for a while and        have been studying for midterms          necessary. Drugs and alcohol are
more and more annoyed with              grow a beard if you can. The more       long enough, you will already have       recommended.
students who “need to study” in         haggard you look, the better.           that glazed zombie look in your          the good: You can freely
preparation, money may be in short      the good: The werewolf look is          eyes.                                    pee on furniture,
supply these days. In that spirit,      very cheap to produce, so cheap         the good: This will allow you to         fornicate in
here are some simple and affordable     your friends won’t even bother          walk (or limp) away from any bad         public and throw
Halloween costume ideas to dazzle       asking you to buy the next round.       conversations. Zombies just aren’t       television sets
your friends at the bar or at a house   the bad: There’s a strong chance        known for their courteousness.           through windows.
party without bankrupting you.          people will think you are a hobo.       the bad: Moaning “brains” all            the bad: The next
.                                                                               night could lead you to develop          morning you come to
1960s cosmonaut                         indie hipster                           a real hunger for human beings,          terms with your lack
This is an easy one to pull off.        The hipster look can be                 which is problematic.                    of talent, charisma
Basically, you can wear a tin           accomplished by wearing thick                                                    or money.
foil helmet with a jump suit.           frames, tight jeans and a scarf.        Ghost
Presto, you’re a space explorer         Complete the effect by wearing          All you need for this classic
for the Soviet Empire. For added        an ironic shirt and staring at your     ensemble is a white sheet over
legitimacy, you can drink vodka out     Converse high-top shoes while           your head with eyeholes. To put a
of the bottle and sing Russian folk     dancing to music.                       contemporary spin on this ghostly
songs.                                  the good: The outfit is incredibly      outfit, you can draw a rainbow on
the good: You can engage in all         easy to throw together since you        the sheet. The ghost may be spooky
the anti-Americanism you like.          may already own many or all of the      but it is still an ally in the fight
the bad: The deep sadness that          components.                             against homophobia.
goes along with knowing the             the bad: Depending on where you         the good: This may be the
Americans made it to the moon           are, it may not be apparent you are     cheapest costume possible.
first, those capitalist pigs!           dressed up. Real hipsters might get     the bad: This may be the cheapest
                                        a hold of you and insist on talking     costume possible and your
                                        about unknown B movies from the         judgmental friends base the value of
                                        1980s.                                  relationships on how much money
                                                                                you have.                                                                                                 Matthew	Stefanson

my fiRst halloWeen eveR
Anne-MArie HiCKeY                       his near-deceased grandfather.          “Halloween is the one night a year       a fairly high-traffic area, so I figured   window to see if kids would look
Vampira                                    The thing I’ve learned about         when girls can dress like a total slut   we should go big so we don’t get           at our house and get excited for
                                        Halloween movies is that they           and no other girls can say anything      egged. We got three kinds of candy         the holiday. After a few hours, we
As someone who didn’t celebrate         are campy, trampy and fun. Guys         about it.” Besides, I don’t have the     — chocolate for traditionalists and        noticed a few little ones from the
Halloween as a child, I missed out      don’t find them scary because of        body for it.                             parents, creepy gummy candy for            school across the street walk by, look
on several fun holiday traditions       the presence of naked women but            I decided on the perfect, classic     the kids who like gross stuff and pop      at our beautiful house and then run
— scary movies, dressing up as          women are terrified at the thought      costume — a debutant zombie.             rocks for the kids on ecstasy.             away screaming.
something other than my favourite       of being brutally killed while naked.   But then I decided on a twist — a           In order to get trick or treaters, we      I guess kids don’t like Halloween
saint, eating copious amounts of        I mean, how awkward would that          debutant zombie on ecstasy. The          needed to decorate the house so kids       anymore. I thought making
candy and carving pumpkins.             be for your parents to find you post-   vacant stare and desire for flesh fits   wouldn’t be scared of us throwing          pumpkins of Dora the Explorer being
   This year, I decided to embrace      coitally murdered? Now that I had       perfectly with the theme and who         them in the basement and making            brutally killed by Spongebob would
the holiday I was never allowed to      the movies covered, I was going         doesn’t want to see a zombie wearing     them live off of swill and dead rats.      be fun. Isn’t that what Halloween
partake in. I watched Michael Myers     to use my newfound Halloween            glowsticks, right? Also, ecstasy kills   The solution? Zany pumpkins!               is about? Gruesomeness, blood
rip his way through America’s hearts    understanding to tackle a costume.      and so do zombies. It’s a match made        We found some awesome pumpkin           and murder? Well, at least my first
and minds and I saw some strange           I didn’t want to be anything sweet   in heaven.                               ideas on the Internet and in Martha        Halloween turned out scary; I have
children with an affinity for corn.     this year and I didn’t want to be          After securing the movies and         Stewart Magazine. Martha went to           a lot of candy to eat and I don’t even
I have learned to never trespass in     anything sexy. It’s so cliché to be     costume, I set about getting awesome     prison, so she knows what is scary.        have to share.
Texas because a crazed chainsaw-        a sexy nurse or something. It’s like    Halloween candy to hand out to           After carving the pumpkins, we set
yielding simpleton will feed you to     Lindsay Lohan said in Mean Girls,       children. My roommates and I live in     them outside and looked out the

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Section Boo

                 halloWeen: is theRe anything betteR?

           N     why halloween is better than christmas and every other holiday put together

DArren ziMMer                           to beat the stuffing out of me were
Raisin Hater                            now giving me news of bags of
                                        chips, cans of pop and the full-sized
The nights are getting darker, the      candy bars. Those were the things
chill is in the air and (thank God)     that you wanted.
the snow has not yet begun to fly.         Any house that was giving out
   We can all look forward to           apples — forget it. That place
Halloween, when its perfectly           would be boycotted for at least two
natural to dress up in an outfit        years. The places that gave out
that you would most likely be           the small boxes of raisins? They
arrested for if it was on any other     were foiled as well. My siblings
day than October 31st. In the years     and I would pool those resources
I have been to Halloween partys         and have Mom make them into
on campus, I have seen it all.          buttertarts. Up with sugar! Down
Everything from the phallic ninja       with fruit!
to a pair of girls that dressed up         After hitting as many homes as
as censored photos from an adult        two hours would allow, it was home
webpage. Although I’m never home        — to sit in front of the TV to watch
to give out candy, I always get         hours of cartoon specials while
nostalgic when this ghostly event       slowly raising the number of obese
comes around.                           children in the world.
   Every one of us has a story about       Nowadays, we have grown up,
Halloweens long passed — of             and have all the responsibilities
dressing up and walking around          that grown-ups do. Most of us
town in search of the best loot, that   have outgrown this day, seeing it
day as a kid when you could be          as another commercial enterprise
anything you wanted. And, thanks        that is already starting to feel the
to the Saskatchewan weather, the        squeeze in the stores that are itching
only embarrassing moment of             to begin with the Christmas season.
Halloween when I was growing up         The day has arrived when we might
was being asked, “And what are          dress up to avoid a small amount
you supposed to be?”                    off the cover charge at the bar and
   “I’m the Arctic-ready version of     drink blood-coloured liquor. But do
Zorro. Could you hurry up please?       me a favour, though: when all of
It’s fricking cold out here.”           those creatures of the night end up
   Halloween was the best time of       at your door, anxious to get home
year for me. Forget Christmas, this     before five, dig deep into that candy
holiday was the best example of         dish — you might be helping start a
peace in the world. A time when         post-Halloween bragging story.
the nerd and the jock, the athletic        Oh, and one other thing: if you
star and the bookworm put aside         are giving out raisins this year,
their differences and shared info on    before you hand them out, ask the
where the best loot was. Guys that      kids if their mothers know how to
on any other day would be trying        make buttertarts.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Matthew	Stefanson

scaRy television shoWs that give you chills, thRills
in no particular order
roBin tArnoWetzKi                       Nelson. The crackling sexual             fit about his mother’s marriage         was cancelled after 12 episodes but    terrible movies.
Yummy Mummy                             tension between Vicki and Henry          to an Asian cowboy and Ben’s            doesn’t that happen to all the good
                                        doesn’t hurt either.                     relationship with his green card        ones, right?                           Supernatural
As Halloween approaches, it’s                                                    wife. Also worth mentioning are                                                 If you like listening to AC/
important to get in the mood by         Reaper                                   the pair of gay demons who want to      The X-Files                            DC and watching hot guys cry,
watching freaky TV shows. Here          Years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver           take down the devil and the demon       The paranormal is not complete         Supernatural is the show for you.
are some suggestions to help scare      sold the soul of their then unborn       who works at the DMV, which also        without The X-Files. For nine          Sam and Dean are brothers who
you into loving Halloween.              first child. One botched vasectomy       apparently contains a portal to hell.   seasons, Mulder and Scully             have spent their lives hunting the
                                        later, Sam Oliver was born. Sam is                                               investigated strange occurrences       supernatural. Dean is gung ho,
Blood Ties                              a slacker who works at a hardware        The Dresden Files                       for the FBI. Not just about aliens,    carefree and loves hunting more
Based on the (awful) books by           store. On his 21st birthday, he is       Harry Dresden is the only practicing    The X-Files also featured mythical     than anything. Sam is sensitive,
Tanya Huff, Blood Ties centres          visited by the Devil, who tells          wizard in the Chicago phone book.       creatures, including but not limited   generally moral and left the hunting
around Vicki Nelson, an ex-             Sam that he has to catch souls who       He runs a private investigation         to, El Chupacabra, the Jersey          lifestyle behind for college. After
cop who suffers from retinitis          escape from hell. Sam is joined in       business and investigates the           Devil, vampires, shape shifters        Sam’s girlfriend is killed by a
pigmentosa, a form of progressive       his quest by Sock, his bumbling,         supernatural for his clients. He also   and sea monsters. The X-Files was      demon and their father disappears,
vision loss. After stumbling onto       goofy best friend, and Ben, an           works as a consultant for his friend    deeper than just another science       Sam and Dean return to hunting
the case of a serial killer who just    intelligent, cautious coworker.          Connie Murphy, a police officer         fiction show; it explored questions    together. What follows is three
happens to be a demon, she begins       Reaper seems like it should be more      in charge of Special Investigations     about the nature of life, death        seasons of wisecracks, angst, gore
to investigate the paranormal with      angsty but the writers take a light,     at the Chicago Police Department.       and theology. Dark at times and        and insane demons. Supernatural is
the help of Henry Fitzroy, the          comedic approach to the subject          He is helped in his investigations      comedic at others, The X-Files         rife with pop culture references and
vampirized bastard son of Henry         matter. Not all supernaturally based,    by Bob, a spirit who lives inside a     was a master at balancing between      inside jokes and features a classic
VIII. I admit, the monsters are         Reaper takes time out to focus on        skull. The show is nowhere near         the maudlin and the funny. It          rock soundtrack. In addition,
often lame, but the show more than      the personal lives of its three leads,   the awesomeness level of the books      also featured the best supporting      Supernatural has featured the best
makes up for it with the rapid-         such as Sam’s unrequited love for        it’s based on but the wit and action    characters ever written. Now, if       Christmas episode of any television
fire wisecracks courtesy of Vicki       coworker Andi, Sock’s histrionic         still make the show pretty good. It     only we could forget about the two     show. Ever.

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                                                                                                                                                   The Bloody Jag Drop $4.50                   Witch’s Brew
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                                                                                                                                                   The Graveyard $4.75                 Swiss Chocolate Almond, Milk
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                                                                                                                                                   Vampire’s Kiss $4.75                  Pint of Cider, Black Current
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                                                                                                                                                     Juice, pinch of salt                    Green Goblin $4.75
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Guiness 1/2 Pint,
                                                                                                                                                   Booda’s Black Brew $4.75                     1 oz. Blue Curacao
                                                                                                                                                     Malibu, Blue Curacao,
                                                                                                                                                   Cranberry Juice, Grenedine
                                                                                                                                                   Pumpkin Pie Shooter $3.50
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