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Made in America Tattoo Company Has Halloween Trick Up its Sleeve | Halloween Candy Alternatives | Customized Temporary Tattoos | Business News Daily

October 29, 2011 Leave a comment

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An Arizona-based temporary tattoo manufacturer, which got its start in a garage before growing into a big business, is now looking to leave its mark on trick-or-treaters – literally.

While costumed kids still are sure to be bombarded with the holiday’s traditional candy, Tattoo Manufacturing and its parent company TM International have unveiled more than 100 new Halloween-inspired tattoos in hopes of positioning their product as an alternative to candy this Halloween.

With a collection including devils, ghosts, pirates, pumpkins, skulls, spiders, witches and vampires – some of which glow in the dark – Damon Safranek, director of corporate strategy and analysis for TM International, said the company also has seen a notable uptick in the number of people adding them as the finishing touches to their costumes.

“We see a lot of traffic for both treats for children and Halloween costumes,” Safranek told BusinessNewsDaily.

Halloween sales are just a small part of what has helped turn a one-person operation into the world’s largest temporary tattoo manufacturer, printing more than 6 million tattoos each day.

via Made in America Tattoo Company Has Halloween Trick Up its Sleeve | Halloween Candy Alternatives | Customized Temporary Tattoos | Business News Daily.

Strange Random Tattoo Quote:

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. – Jack London

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An ancient game of life and death

Ancient ball court of Monte Alban, in the Oaxa...

Ancient Court

If you think your national sport is taken far too seriously (and you may be right), it’s probably because the first ever ballgame was, quite literally, a matter of survival for both the players and their supporters.

The Mesoamerican ballgame began almost 3,500 years ago as what we might see today as a combination of football, Gaelic and Australian Rules football – you might have seen it played in the film Road to El Dorado.

This excellent and informative site documents the geographical and historical background, as well as giving you the chance to experience the game through a video or by playing online, answering questions to score points.


Strange Random Games Quote:

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal – George Will

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Know your Groceries

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment
Frank Costello, born Francesco Castiglia ( Jan...

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… or end up with a face like a Russian flag.

In other words, be alert to the situation or you may get embarrassed!

Don’t panic, this is not some exercise on phrasal verbs, but part of a new book about US slang from the 1920s to the 1950s. It’s called Straight from the Fridge, Dad (Cool, or Obvious) and includes references to the gangster era like the following:

If you were free to run for President (unemployed) and became a dime-dropper (informer), you might be taken off the payroll (killed, assassinated) in Chicago lightning (gunfire) and end up in a Chicago overcoat (coffin) at a Cold Meat Party (funeral) while the gangster talks to a sinhound (priest) before sniffing Arizona perfume (going to the gas chamber).

No joke. Straight from the fridge, Dad.

Straight From the Fridge, Dad – A Dictionary of Hipster Slang

by Decharne, Max


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