Photo of the Week: The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO

This week’s photo is of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Built by Freelan Oscar Stanley of Stanley Steamer fame, the hotel opened its doors on July 4, 1909, and was host to a number of high-profile guests including the RMS Titanic survivor Margaret Brown, John Philip Sousa, Theodore Roosevelt, the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and a variety of Hollywood personalities. But the Stanley Hotel […]

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul Haunted By Ghosts During X Factor Auditions

I saw this story and knew it had the makings of a great “Laura Pennace”-style blog entry: a haunted hotel, celebrities, and a funny picture (courtesy of Google images). Thank you, world, for bringing amazing stories such as this to me. Let’s get this party started… X Factor judges — and former Idol cohorts — […]

The Vault of Horror and The Stanley Hotel

No news to make fun of today. Or rather, I’m choosing not to make fun of any news items today. Don’t worry though, Laura has some stuff for the rest of this week that will make you laugh. Today I’m just doing a little shameless self-promotion, as well as some promotion for a friend. The […]