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Anarchy is the sure consequence of tyranny; for no power that is not limited by laws can ever be protected by them.  –  John Milton

It’s really too bad there weren’t more good Halloween-themed links this week; though I’ve featured a few over the past month only three of these are seasonally-appropriate, and the second video only accomplishes that by stretching a point in a corny (though amusing) fashion.  Now, if the zombie planet orbited Wolf 359, Aldebaran or one of the Hyades I might have a different opinion…ah, well.  The science/horror connection is much more interestingly explored in the link just above it, which you won’t appreciate without reading Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu” first.  I reckon the holiday was overshadowed by a freakishly-large, freakishly-late tropical storm freakishly making first landfall in the media center of the world, plus the impending American presidential election; my opinion on the latter is expressed perfectly by the little girl in the first video, which came to my attention via Radley Balko  (who also contributed the links down to it).  Those between the videos were contributed by Jacob SullumJesse WalkerPopehatGrace (two links) and Mike Siegel (two links).

At this age, I thought “Frank Sinatra” was one word (like “Frankenstein”).

Not to be confused with The Phantom Planet:

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