Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Yes, the horror is real. A giant inflatable pumpkin broke loose and threatened the residents of Peoria, AZ. Golf carts full of old people took immediate shelter while the Orange Menace threatened the city: The video shows the 25-foot-tall, 350-pound orange jack-o’-lantern roll every which way and even across multiple lanes of traffic before it […]

This report by The Economist explains that science may have discovered why some people are more sensitive to the feeling of ghosts in the room. In the immortal words of Ray Parker Jr, I ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Print this entry

Just in time for Halloween, a spell was cast. From the police blotter in the Waukesha Freeman: TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. — A woman in the 1000 block of Larchmont Drive believed that an ex-caregiver put a psychic hex on her and took over her body. She likes her new caregivers, however. The officer told the […]

Waukesha Freeman September 26, 2014 Page A5 Opinion Looking for outrage in a costume Bigger worries in world than store selling Slender Man costume I could have been famous. A friend of mine emailed me early last week that a Brookfield store selling Halloween costumes, Party City, was selling Slender Man costumes. He was surprised […]

Maybe the greatest newspaper headline ever — Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) November 7, 2013   Of course, was the woman in the sumo wrestling suit upset because the man waved at her ex-girlfriend? Or was she really upset because the candy bar didn’t wave at her? I guess it depends how much padding was needed […]

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This column appeared in the Waukesha Freeman in 2007. I hope you enjoy it. Re-reading it brought back some fond memories. It seems like everyone’s sweet on Halloween Teenagers begging for treats as popular as giant glowing lawn displays these days   By JAMES WIGDERSON October 25, 2007 The children of the Wigderson family couldn’t wait […]

Robert Mentzer of the Wausau Daily Herald and his wife Laura Scudiere have different opinions of Halloween. Mentzer hates Halloween. Face it, guys, Halloween is a crap holiday. You don’t get a day off. You have to put your hands inside the disgusting, gooey guts of a pumpkin, and then face the prospect that the jack-o-lantern you […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Oct 6, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A   Time for trick or treat Can Jeff Fitzgerald win?   It’s the time of year of homecoming dances, leaves turning colors and debating whether to turn on the furnace. It’s also the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha’s birthday. I won’t tell you how many candles on […]

Casa Wigderson has waaay too much leftover candy. There had to be less people out there Trick of Treatin’ this year. I’m putting the estimate at half the normal crowd. I don’t know if people were keeping their kids home because of flu fears or if their kids were just sick. Two years ago, we […]