Where once the King of Halloween confection was Candy Corn -- selling 8.3 billion kernels a year -- planners of today's Halloween parties lobby their new faves: the latest in gross and disgusting party food.
We don't care if this isn't our grandfather's instant coffee, it reminds us of our grandfather (who was last spotted hollering about health care at a town hall meeting due to a combination of dementia and Glenn Beck).
Explosions and mechanical mayhem have supplanted plot and character at the movies and thus, the simple art of storytelling has moved into living rooms. Where plots develop and characters grow, sex happens.
Iximng ti pu. See what I did there? I took the phrase "mixing it up," and I mixed it up. That's because True Blood episode 2.8, "Timebomb," mixes up the meaning of two central metaphors. (I know, right? I'm so clever!)