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Adventures With SuperBroad At Texas Frightmare Weekend

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Last weekend I headed to Texas with Superbroad to check out the Texas Frightmare Weekend movie festival & convention.     Texas Frightmare Weekend is a horror movie convention.   Horror movies are really Christa’s jam, but I am a general movie-buff so I was also super stoked to meet the guests and enjoy the general weirdness.    Read on for some photos and commentary.  

After an early start filled with mishaps, we landed in Dallas and arrived out our hotel.  We were early so had some time to kill.  The last time I had a Shiner Bock in Texas was Spring Break 1993!   Continuing the gastro-fun, we headed across the street for our first ever Whataburger.   This place is a Texas fixture and did NOT disappoint!   

 

We took a few minutes to chill, then headed over to the convention hotel.   This was the 14th Texas Frightmare Weekend and it was immediately obvious even to first-timers that the event is started to outgrow the Hyatt Regency DFW.  As Floridians and theme-park visitors, we didn’t mind the lines so much.  But the sheer number of people essentially hanging out in the basement of the hotel was shocking.   Of course, the best part of waiting in line was checking out the costumes!

 

We had a great time people-watching and meeting some movie icons over the weekend!  

Posing with Traci Lords

The great Traci Lords

Joe Bob Briggs

Joe Bob Briggs of Monster Vision & The Last Drive-In.  He even had a funny anecdote about Daytona Beach!

Tim Curry

The Legendary Tim Curry

Quick Selfie with Tom Savini

Quick Selfie with Tom Savini. He is known for his makeup & special effects work on such films as Dawn Of The Dead, Creepshow, Friday the 13th, and more!

Posing with Felissa Rose

Felissa Rose, most well known as Angela in Sleepaway Camp!

Amanda Wyss

Amanda Wyss from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

Barbara Crampton

Ahhhhh! Barbara Crampton from Re-Animator!

Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund

We were absolutely giddy to meet Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund from Nightmare On Elm Street!

 

We were such nerdy first-timers, but had a great time.  Lots of merch, autographs, Whataburger,  and photos.   10/10 would do again!

 

 

 

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Why Do We Celebrate National Beer Day On April 7th?

April 7 is National Beer Day!   While I’m in favor of beer on any day, I’m always ready for a good tale from history.
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As we all know, the Volstead Act made the production of intoxicating beverages illegal in the United States.   Every year on December 5, I recognize Repeal Day as the day the 21st Amendment was ratified and prohibition was repealed.   bdg_nationalbeerday2016_lg

But, that was December 5th.  Why do we celebrate National Beer Day in April.   Well, in the early part of 1933 folks realized what an economic disaster prohibition had become and began trying to ease it back.   On March 22, 1933 President Franklin Roosevelt signed an amendment to the Volstead Act, making it legal to produce beer (albeit 3.2% or less) in the United States again.   Upon signing the Cullen-Harrison Act, Roosevelt declared “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”

This new law went into effect a few weeks later, on April 7th.    Now let’s have a beer!

 

 

 

 

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Jimmy Fallon Remembers His Days At Bayside High

I love the Nicole Kidman reference!   The Bayside kids still look hot, with just a few wrinkles added.

 

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Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, & Pitbull Read Mean Tweets

 

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Will Ferrell Let’s It Go

Enjoy this post Super Bowl lip sync battle, featuring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart.  I really don’t think Kevin Hart knew what he was up against.

 

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Jimmy Fallon Missed A Chance To Date Nicole Kidman

Jimmy Fallon is shocked nearly speechless when he finds out Nicole Kidman wanted him to ask her out!

 

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