October 18th, 2005

Love the drunks

Last night Del Howison, Robert Steven Rhine and I did a discussion/signing at the Burbank Library in support of the Dark Delicacies anthology, and we had one of those wonderful 50-something drunk guys stagger in who you just know is going to ask those cringe-inducing questions. Sure enough, he came up with some whoppers, but the whopper-est of all was this:

"So, y'know that John Carpenter movie Halloween? I always wondered...why is that movie called Halloween?"

Imagine a roomful of 30 people all sharing one big slack-jawed gape of incredulity for about three solid seconds...