Do they still have “Creepy Crawlers”?
We had a Thing Maker when we were kids. Actually, one of my brothers did, the rest of us just used it, usually without asking him if we could. It was really nothing more than a hot plate and aluminum molds into which you poured “Plastigoop,” then fired the thing up and waited until your Creepy Crawlers were fully cooked. I don’t know how hot the Thing Maker got, though I’m pretty sure it was under 1000° F (538° C). You had to be really careful about unplugging it after each use, or you could have a fire on your hands.
Speaking of creepy, how’s this?
Carnival Straws also had this clown on their packages. I never realized his name was Scoopy. Wasn’t really creepy, I don’t think.
Scoopy, the clown on packages of Carnival straws. (source: eBay)
See, the things that are supposed to creep me out (e.g. clowns, scary movies) don’t. The thing that does is true crime. I hear the stories and I wonder how anyone could even think of doing the terrible things they’ve done. There are some really sick individuals, is all I have to say.
Then there are shows like Criminal Minds, which I think is about the creepiest show on TV. Mary and I watched it this evening, and all we can figure is there are some pretty sick minds behind it. It’s as though they’re deliberately trying to outdo themselves every week. This evening’s show brought back a criminal that did horrible things in an earlier episode, and he was released from prison, presumably cured. But he wasn’t. After a while I just tune it out.
What kinds of things creep you out?