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Published: Sunday, 10/31/2010

AC/DC scares up some Halloween sales

AC/DC's Angus Young has a funny way of saying "We're Number One." AC/DC's Angus Young has a funny way of saying "We're Number One."
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"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.

FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN SOUNDTRACK: How about some AC/DC? They're ruling the charts right now with "Black Ice," but we like to remember them for cheery odes like "Rock 'N' Roll Damnation," "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be" and, you got it, "Highway to Hell." Turn it up! (RL)

SCARY STUFF: For your All Hallows' Eve delight, might I suggest ... The Blair Witch Project. Released nine years ago, The Blair Witch Project became the biggest indie film of all time in large part because of its novel documentary-style camera work, which ingeniously removed the invisible barrier separating audience and screen. The Blair Witch Project isn't a horror movie; it's a creepy ghost story come to life. It has the requisite characters arrogantly ignoring warnings of trouble ahead; the occasional bump-in-the-night cold shivers along the way; and the heart-racing gotcha ending -- a finale that's haunting in more ways than one. (KB)

DON'T EAT THAT: Parents can be such a downer when it comes to trick-or-treating. They love to warn their kids about razor blades in apples and needles in candy bars. Check this out to separate fact from fiction. (RS)

SHOW HIM THE WAY: Peter Frampton is frustrated because people keep stealing the Obama signs from his yard. Who knew that the quintessential '70s British rock star lived in Cincinnati? (RL)

NO BOOING HERE: It's hard to think of a better band to play on Halloween than those wacky New Yorkers Mindless Self Indulgence. They'll be in Toledo Friday night for what promises to be a wild show based on their track record. (RL)

YOU'VE BEEN SERVED: NBA star Devin Harris gets schooled by who? Watch as 28-year-old Stuart Tanner shocks the schoolyard crowd. Actually, that's London streetball legend, Stuart Tanner pulling off a slick hustle with the sweater and blue jeans. (KC)

SAVE THE CHEERLEADER: Hayden Panettiere wants to save the whales. Well, don't just stand there. (KC)

QUICK AND CLEVER: You need a halloween costume fast? Carry a quarter and a hammer and you can be a Quarter-pounder. Or just punt and go with the green hair gel. Find your Toledo area trick-or-treat times and "go do the voodoo that you do, so well." (KC)

HSM3: Teen favorite High School Musical 3: Senior Year led the box office this weekend. If not for favorites aging out of this franchise there might be HSM4. Feet can't stop moving? Play the Xbox version. (KC)

SUPER SCARY: Game-of-the-Year frontrunner? Dead Space might be one of the most immersive horror survival games ever. Don't go out in the cold on Halloween night. Fire up the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. (KC)

Rod Lockwood

Kevin Cesarz


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