Watch your step CREEPY CRAWLER on HALLOWEENIE.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN….Boo !

Queen for a dayTrick-or-treating is a customary celebration for children on Halloween. Children go in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as candy or sometimes money, with the question, “Trick or treat?” The word “trick” refers to “threat” to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. The practice is said to have roots in the medieval practice of mumming, which is closely related to souling (discussed above). John Pymm writes that “many of the feast days associated with the presentation of mumming plays were celebrated by the Christian Church.”. These feast days included All Hallows’ Eve, Christmas, Twelfth Night and Shrove Tuesday. Mumming, practiced in Germany, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, involved masked persons in fancy dress who “paraded the streets and entered houses to dance or play dice in silence.” Their “basic narrative framework is the story of St. George and the Seven Champions of Christendom.” – - more

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California is Number #1 State where poverty is worse than you think!

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CALIFORNIA: Supplemental poverty rate 2011-2013: 23.4% (the highest)povertyCALIFORNIA HAS:

> An Official poverty rate: 16.0% (15th highest)

> The State price level: 4th highest

> Pct. without health insurance: 17.2% (8th highest)

In no state was the gap between the official poverty rate and the supplemental poverty rate wider than in California. Between 2011 and 2013, an average of 16% of residents earned incomes below the poverty line, one of the higher rates in the nation. Once taxes, cost of living, and non-cash income were taken into account, the poverty rate rose to 23.4%, the highest supplemental poverty rate nationwide. California’s high cost of living is the largest force pushing state residents into poverty. The cost of rent relative to the rest of the nation was higher than in every state except for Hawaii in 2012. Every day items are also more expensive in California than in the vast majority of states. And despite a wide-ranging need for government assistance, just 9.4% of households received food stamps last year, one of the lowest rates. - – READ MORE

Other States with grave POVERTY are:

2) HAWAII  |  3) NEW JERSEY  |  4) FLORIDA  |  5) NEVADA  |   6)  MARYLAND  |  7) VIRGINIA  |  8) MASSACHUSETTS  |  9) NEW HAMPSHIRE  |  10) CONNECTICUT Continue reading

This Friday, Don’t Forget…HOLLAween

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holla x1Michael always comes home at Halloween !!

According to many scholars, All Hallows’ Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian root. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related “guising“), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows’ Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration. - – Read more on Wikipedia Continue reading

Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal is in theaters Oct. 31

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movies  film cinema in theaters soonJust in Time for the Big Day, HALLOWEEN …..yayyyy !

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.

Who’s the Most Disgusting Subway Rider?

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dana rubinstein photoSubway-Pole-As-Thong Lady [Photo: Dana Rubinstein] | If you’ve got it, flaunt it — just maybe not on the train where people have to put their hands?

Barefoot Beer Lady

 Barefoot Beer Lady | Few things communicate “IDGAF” better than kicking off your shoes, spreading out on a crowded train, and guzzling a beer.

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Illuminati & The Music Industry Interrupted.

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Tokyo ‘Super’ Manga artist

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 New Ballpoint Pen Drawings with a Punch from Shohei Otomo

hakuchi x1Tokyo artist Shohei (aka Hakuchi) Otomo(featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 20). The only son of great manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo, the acclaimed writer and director of the anime cult classic Akira, Hakuchi carries on his father’s legacy with his own graphic illustrations that combine Japanese iconography with a dark, retro-punk edge and a healthy dose of sardonic humor.  — ©ourtesy of   Hi-Fructose feature –

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Remembering those Notables we’ve lost in 2014…may they ALL R.I.P.

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Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead on February 2 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 46. According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Hoffman died of “accidental acute mixed-drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine.” — ©ourtesy of UPI/Dennis Van Tine

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PAPER MAG: Meet the Original Gangsters

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rudePaulSqueezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.

AZZEDINE ALAIAPEDRO ALMODOVARSARAH ANDELMANANDRÉ BALAZSJOHN BALDESSARIAFRIKA BAMBAATAAKLAUS BIESENBACHDANNY BOWIENRICHARD BRANSONNICK CAVELARRY CLARKJEFFREY DEITCHDAVE EGGERS HERBIE FLETCHERHIROSHI FUJIWARA KIM GORDONJEAN-PAUL GOUDEBETHANN HARDISON DEBBIE HARRYANGEL HAZEJAMES JEBBIAMICHELE LAMYGIORGIO MORODERSHIRIN NESHATRICK OWENSMARISSA PATERNOSTERRUPAULJEREMY SCOTTCINDY SHERMANJENNY SLATEPATTI SMITHSHANE SMITHPAT TENOREALICE WATERS JOHN WATERSOLIVIER ZAHM

Can We Talk……AGAIN? A Chat with Joan Rivers.

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Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997Joan Rivers Takes the Proust Questionnaire, February 1997

Where would you like to live?   Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.

How would you like to die?   Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?   Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.

What is your motto?   I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center

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John Waters on His Rise From LSD & Cruising to Celebrating 50 Years of Filmmaking at Lincoln Center x4My movies, I made them just with my friends, the way every kid today makes a movie with your cellphone. I just started out doing it and they were basically made to startle people with their own values. People who thought they were open minded, I wanted to make fun of their limits and play with the boundaries of whatever was correct at the time. We were always making fun of the peace and love movement—and even though I certainly looked like a a hippie, I was more of a yippie. I would go to riots, but not so much for the political thing, I would go to get laid. Riots were a great place to make a date, you could always find people at riots. So it was always great cruising at riots. I tried to take that the spirit and make fun of it and make fun of myself by calling my films trash. Critics couldn’t say they were trash because I already said it. Continue reading

Meet the Coolest Guy in New York City

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Most people give the homeless change or leftovers Mark Bustos is cutting their hair

Mike Bustros x5For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.

Mike Bustros x2For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job. | See the  Inspiring thanks he received from one man.

WOW! This Guy has got the Right Idea about Life in This World. Go Mark…! – – More pics

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