…believe in spooks

Fear is a part of life. It keeps us alert, aware, and in extreme cases alive. Whether it be a fear of ignorance, poverty, spiders, or flying monkeys, it is a healthy, normal emotion, that can be inspired by many things. For many of us, those fears are introduced by Hollywood, and as moviegoers return…

…be spooked

Happy Halloween!  A day dedicated to candy and fear.  Sure it’s a strange combination, not to mention the possibly disastrous, and appropriately spooky consequences of combining a sugar high with the adrenaline of fear.  Yet, it’s hard to deny the fun that is Halloween. As one who makes a practice of avoiding horror movies (don’t even…

…Pat-Down

In case the threat of an on the house cavity search wasn’t enough to scare you away from airports, the paranoid and over the top hypochondriacs of the world have come up with a new fear—germs! It turns out that they exist in airports too. I mean just think of all the opportunities that viruses…

…hang up

I find myself facing a predicament of sorts today… Here at the Crusade we strive to sort through the madness for you and mock the fear that so often finds its way into the media. We are not fear monger(ers?).  We laugh at them and call them out. Their tactics (though effective) prey on panic…

…bag it

Hope everyone enjoyed their extra hour today. Let me tell you it is especially enjoyable at 5 AM. But that’s enough about my morning.  It’s time for this week in fear mongering: Do you know what’s lingering in your reusable shopping bags? Can you fathom what horrible fate lurks beneath your groceries? Well it seems…

…Keep Fear Alive

Happy Halloween everyone! If you’ve been following the blog this week, you may have noticed that there’s been a theme to all my posts—Fear! Did I scare you with the exclamation point?  Sorry. As you’ve learned, there are plenty of things out there to be scared of: Phone calls from dead people Clowns Hackers (both computer and…