Posts Tagged: bloody mary

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

The girls’ bathroom of Jefferson Elementary School was a creepy place: bodies of dead bugs dimmed the fluorescent lights, cracks exposed darkness beneath the floor tile, and the radiator sputtered and shrieked irregularly. But it was exponentially creepier as a second-grader, cowering in the corner, while a classmate I’d only just met stared into the mirror and chanted: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary…”—a pause, during which I looked up at the mirror and saw her eyes fill with fear, then she finished in one breath: “BloodyMary!”

I heard screaming and only realized it was mine as the two of us tore out of the bathroom and careened into the hall, [...]


Get This Look: Ghosts

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Deep in the heart of England, arguably one of the world’s spookiest countries (see also: fog, Sherlock Holmes, the moors, Wilkie Collins, Jack the Ripper, castles, etc.), resides the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall, all chilling out for photographs and bringing back brown brocade in a major way. She's said to be the ghost of Dorothy Walpole, the sister of England’s first Prime Minister, Robert “Bobby” Walpole. The story goes that Dorothy was locked away in the family’s Norfolk estate, Raynham Hall, when her husband discovered she'd been sneaking around on him. More-Gossip Girl-esque versions of the story claim that her [...]


A Taxonomy of Ghosting

We have all heard of ghosting (or the fade away, as some call it), probably – that thing when a person you're dating just disappears. But like real ghosts (which are real, as I just said), there are many different types of relationship phantoms. And fortunately for all of us, these types correspond to famous spooks. How lucky! Herewith, a breakdown.


That Movie You Should Watch on Netflix Instead of That Movie Released in Theaters Today

If you don’t want to pay $13 to see a movie this weekend, watch a complementary title available instantly from Netflix instead. Or don’t. Or realize that today is your sister’s birthday and brainstorm selections for a celebratory movie marathon that the two of you would watch if you both lived in the same city. It would probably begin with a breakfast of eggs and grits while watching My Cousin Vinny, and transition into the ultra-violence and illiteracy of Freeway with Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. As a break from the blood, we’d watch Heart and Souls, followed by a nice Shirley MacLaine double feature of Two Mules for [...]


Can Bloody Marys Have It All?

There's maybe been too much about Bloody Marys on this site already, but then the alcohol website The Spirit had the line "it’s time to look at a few ways to jazz up your bloodies" in its most recent email newsletter, which was amazing, and so here we are again. Last week they ran a guide to building the perfect classic Bloody Mary, and then today they … look at a few ways to jazz up those bloodies. I can't add much to the recipe, although if you want to cheat, the mix from McClure's Pickles is pretty excellent.