One Halloween tradition of mine for the last 6 years or so has been to have donuts and apple cider on Halloween. Yes, donuts instead of candy. Maybe that seems weird, but maybe not. All kinds of bakeries, brands of baked goods and donut shops celebrate the season by dressing up their donuts with pumpkin flavoring or icing decorations.
Dunkin Donuts has done an exceptional job of it this year…
In years past, I’ve used Dunkin Donuts as my “go to” for donuts on Halloween, but I’m going with Entenmann’s Soft’ees this year! I generally don’t care for Entenmann’s products, but their Soft’ees donuts are amazing (I only get the regular cake and powdered sugar kinds).
Anyway, the reason I started doing this is because while listening to late 1930s/early 1940s episodes of Jack Benny’s radio show they would make mention of Halloween parties and serving apple cider & donuts. So I decided that make a new tradition for myself of doing that. Who doesn’t love apple cider & donuts?
Check out this ad from the October 1944 edition of Woman’s Day for A&P’s Jane Parker brand of donuts. This ad obviously sets the scene for a fantastic Halloween party and I’m willing to bet those glasses are filled with apple cider!
The nerd world is abuzz with the announcement from Nintendo today that they are bringing the original NES back in “Classic Edition” form: 30 pre-installed games (featuring first- and third-party games), no internet access, no option to install more games. Nintendo has said there are no plans to a second volume of NES Classic Edition (stating that these 30 games represent the best variety the NES had to offer) or SNES or N64 versions, but come on… money talks. If this does well (and it will), I’m sure a second volume of NES Classic Edition and certainly a SNES Classic Edition will pop up in a year or three.
Yes, we can all do the emulation thing and avoid paying $59.99 for the NES Classic, but with this, we can hook up to our HD TV and play with an actual NES controller (which can also be used for the Wii and Wii U). After feeling very disappointed by the Wii, I haven’t bothered to pick up a Wii U and I probably never will. I can’t say I’m all that interested in the NX either, but this? I’m extremely excited about this.
Here’s the full list of games that I copied and pasted from Nintendo’s website. No, I’m not sure what some titles ARE LISTED ALL IN CAPS EITHER:
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
That’s a pretty great list. But, why did they include Super C and not the original Contra?