Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mad Monster Madness 2015

Welcome to my shadowy, wee corner of the 4th annual May Monster Madness blog party, hosted by author Annie Walls. For this year's festivities,  Maynard from the Horror Movie Diary blog suggested the theme of insects and creepy crawlies, so I've gone with my favourite arachnid, Homer.

In the sixties series of The Addams Family, the animal-loving clan had all manner of treasured critters. Pugsley's special pet was an octopus named Aristotle, and the creature Wednesday cherished the most was her spider, Homer.

When Granny Frump (Morticia's mother) was feeling a little depressed about getting old (Season 2, Episode 22, 'Happy Birthday, Grandma Frump'), Wednesday attempted to cheer her up by reciting this poem she wrote about Homer:




Wednesday: "Did you like it?"
Granny Frump: "It's sweet... but I'm still sad."


Thank you for joining Wednesday, Homer, and me for May Monster Madness! Just click on the links below to mingle with the other partygoers.

43 comments:

  1. This is perfect, I love Wednesday's poem :)

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! ❤ Yes, Wednesday's quite the little poet, isn't she?!! :D

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  2. Hahaha...so love Wednesday Addams....maybe we should have a "Humpday" special just for he :D XXX

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    1. Haha. She's the most perfect, little girl ever, Gina!! ;D ❤

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  3. Wednesday is such a thoughtful little girl:-)

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    1. She most definitely is, Variations On Light! :D

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  4. My boyfriend and I came to really appreciate spiders when we fed and cared for a jumping spider with a missing leg. We miss him as he passed away in our care.

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    1. That was kind of you and your boyfriend to care for the little spider, Laura. To be honest, spiders freak me out... especially our Aussie spiders. I go through a ritual of checking the walls and ceilings of my bedroom every night before going to sleep. We've got a plague of Whitetail-tailed spiders here in Melbourne and they love to get in amongst clothing and bedding. They have a nasty bite (my husband got bitten on the leg) and it takes months for it to heal. *shudders*

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  5. I love that poem, and so true. I had a spider named Spooky and I adored her.

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    1. Aww... a spider named Spooky sounds so adorable, Ladyfair!!

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    1. Thanks, Debra She Who Seeks! :D I do love an Addams themed post, and it turned out that this was a perfect opportunity. ;D

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  7. I would have been cheered up. :P Great post!

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    1. Haha. Poor Granny thought Morticia and Gomez were about to ship her off to an old folks home. A misunderstanding, of course! ;D

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  8. I do know how Granny feels, and only magical slightly odd creatures can comfort.
    Spin dearest Homer Spin! xo

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    1. I can definitely empathize with Granny too, Debi! Time seems to hurtling by at a depressingly alarming rate. *wistful sigh*

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  9. I love Wednesday Addams. Thanks for hosting May Monster Madness!

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    1. Yes, Wednesday's the best! :D Thank you for being part of the Madness, Bob!

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  10. "Her eye have got my father's stare". Love that. Wednesday is such a sweet doll, isn't she? What a wonderful piece to choose for May Monster Madness!

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    1. Haha. That's my favourite line too, Magaly! ❤

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  11. Very nice post...
    we remember her talking about her pet spider "Homer" on the show.... sadly we have not seen the old show in many years....

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    1. I've got the entire series on DVD, Dr. Theda! You can watch some episodes on YouTube. They tend to be removed because of copyright infringement, but people keep uploading them anyway.

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    2. Things posted at You Tube ... all subject to this country's new CAS laws...
      So there was an "outcry" over "internet censorship" a while back ... so that Bill was never passed... instead Obama put into effect the CAS (Copyright Alert System) as a sub-section of the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement ......
      ... so Copyright claims coming out of the woodworks....
      We will have to check about You Tube.... many things posted are rather quickly removed...

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    3. as for "Bugs" .... we saw your comment of finding a scorpion .....
      ... have bug problems ... kitchen full of toxins.... ended up putting down Seven Dust as we were fixing a sandwich... don't worry we exposed to much higher levels o this and other "toxins" at a young age.... agricultural area.....
      A great week to You and Yours.....

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  12. Enjoyed the remake series of the 90s just wish I could find the full 60s series

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    1. I've seen the movies, but not the series remake, Gatekeeper. The original series is available on DVD. I've got it. I couldn't tell you how many times I've watched it. ;D

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  13. I can imagine you hate spiders, living where you do! :)

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    1. Yep, the spiders are damned scary here, Insomniac's Attic!! Melbourne is bad enough with the White-tailed Spiders and the Huntsman Spiders, but the further north you go, and the more tropical it gets, the bigger the spiders... like the Bird-Eating Spider... which is bigger than a man's hand... and eats birds and small mammals. Eeeeeeeek!

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    2. I just Googled those three ... Jesus, Mary and Joseph! How do you sleep at night, Little Gothic Horrors? I may not sleep tonight! LOL

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  14. Oh I love darling Wednesday's poem! Reading it makes me think of a sweet little Northern Hemisphere spider, like lovely Charlotte from Charlotte's Web - if only our Aussie arachnids were as sweet ;D

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    1. Ha! I know! When Danny and I were living in London, we barely ever saw spiders, and when we did, they were just little, innocuous ones. I remember when we got back from the UK, we had a friend staying with us on one really hot New Year's Eve. The house next door to us was having an extension built and they had cut down all the trees in their garden. We went onto our terrace at midnight with our champagne... then promptly raced back inside... there were Huntsman spiders EVERYWHERE! I have never seen so many in the one place. Talk about Night of the Arachnid!!! *shudders*

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    2. Eeeeeeeeeeek! Oh that is truly the stuff of nightmares, I can't think of anything worse!

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  15. Spooky and calm, it is both beautiful and simple, I think the poet is very clever, I adore this poem ! Wonderfully from a child's point of view. Absolutely perfection !

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  16. Love how even when we throw a theme at you, you post in unmistakable little gothic fashion. Great post!

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    1. Where there's a will, there's a way! I'm incorrigible! ;D Thanks, Ked!!

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  17. Aww! It is sweet, as little spider poems go! Perfect!

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    1. Haha. Yes, "as little spider poems go", very sweet! ;D Thank you, Rhissanna!!

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  18. LOL at that poem. Cute! I mean, I can't agree, but I do support love. :-D

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    1. Just quietly... a spider is not THIS girl's best friend either, Mina!! :D

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  19. Happy Tim Burton Day , dear Lady Emma....

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  20. Hi Emma, I love this ode to a best friend :) I also wanted to say I have missed you, as you may know sometimes I do not post for months, so I am not trying to force you to blog because it needs to fit in when life allows it :) BUT, I am leaving a huge hug here, because you are one of the awesome people I love LOVE to visit (and I'm tardy even at that) and now I will add a kiss too x take care and whatever you are doing hope it's making you smile :)

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