Quiet Please was an old-time radio horror/fantasy drama which ran from June 8, 1947 to June 20, 1949. It is considered by many (including myself) to be one of the most uniquely creative radio dramas in history. The show’s creator, Wyllis Cooper, is also known for creating one of radio’s most famous macabre masterpiece shows Lights Out. Ernest Chappell was the show’s announcer and lead actor. Chappell played a different role each week, usually in a deadpanning manner which was brilliant for the shows constant sense of foreboding. That it was the same actor playing a different role each week is the kind of acting is akin to vaudevillian drama. American Horror Story does something similar.
I’m an old-time radio junkie, but you don’t have to be one to appreciate this show and the particular episode I’ve selected for you below. “The Thing on the Fourble Board” is an episode in which an oil rig worker discovers an invisible creature of unknown origins living beneath the depths of the earth. What happens to this man is horrific, and the ending is absolutely brilliant. If you’re alone, turn the lights down low and listen. It will help get you into a Halloween mood.
Looking for customizable cards, notebooks, or stationary that will made with love and handled with care? The WallBreakers suggest Mica May’s May Designs. As Mica tells it, “The idea for these stylish notebooks came about almost by accident when clients began taking notice of the signature notebooks that she brought along to all of her meetings. Over dinner one night, Mica mentioned to her husband that she needed to come up with some notebook pricing because a few clients wanted books in addition to their logos.” Mica’s husband proclaimed, “People want to buy your notebooks!? Babe, this is your best idea yet!.” Within a few more hours, the May Books domain name/logo/and ideal client lists were created!
While May Designs began in a serendipitous way, if it wasn’t for Mica’s hard work, and obsession with fonts and pantone colors, the company might not have taken off. Graphic design isn’t limited to web design or logo design, I would say that Mica’s brand has blossomed due to her overwhelming love of design and it’s finding its outlet in cards, notebooks, and stationary. She might feel like an “accidental entrepreneur,” but she is absolutely a champion of doing what you love and finding a way to grow from it on all levels. It stands to reason that if you’re doing what you love, you’re going to be good at it. If you doubt that, just look at Mica May and May Designs for proof.
As of October 23rd May Designs has added a holiday category to their growing list of choices! It’s just another reason to get excited for the holidays. They’re almost here! I personally love the “Mingle and Jingle” invitation. And, remember, you can also customize your orders here! Want to hear thoughts from the mind of Mica herself? Be sure to check out her blog.
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A cold chill is in the air so you’d better grab your jacket. It’s harvest season! It’s time for costumes and apple-picking. It’s time for pumpkin pie, cornucopias, and wool sweaters. It’s time for shorter days and morning frost. It’s time for trick-or-treating and thanksgiving meetings. It’s time for 30 stock photos that perfectly exemplify Autumn in a way that’d bring a nostalgic tear to Martha Stewart’s eye. Missed out Spring and Summer stock photos? Check them out as well. Read More