Why do I hate Hallowe’en? It’s because of the Electronic Light-up Scary Yo-yo from Gealex Toys. It’s because of the Ma & Pa Bones Permaplastic Glow-in-the-Dark Skeletons. It’s because of the Sound-Activated Pumpkin Novelty from Hallmark: “It Lights Up — It Laughs!” It’s because of the Spooky Vampire: “Light-sensor activated! Lifelike animation! Talks in a […]

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Tonight we went to Tyler’s again. Oysters have gone up to 25 cents because of Ivan. The jukebox was playing Run-DMC and assorted hip-hop and R&B jams; Purple Rain was on the video; everybody was feeling good and having fun. Then a Billy Joel song came on. “Big Shot.” I looked around the bar. There […]

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