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Sun Oct 28, 2012, 07:17 PM

Boo! Happy (almost) Halloween, grumps!

Or have we ruined that holiday too?



I have my (battery-powered) jack o'lantern in the window and the Purina Kiddie Chow all set, I think.

Since I live in what the realtors refer to euphemistically as "a multi-ethnic neighborhood," in the past I've conducted rigorous scientific experiments on the cultural intersectionality of Halloween.

Asian kids, Hispanic kids, Russian/Ukrainian kids...ALL kids, I've learned, very easily grasp the concept of "free candy."

Today I've been down in the workshop, dismem...er, working on my Weird Hobby. Was listening to an "alt" radio station, but I really got tired of hearing Lumineers and Mumford & Sons every 3.5 minutes. (Alt, my butt!)

So I switched over to a classical station playing "pre-Halloween" music. That was pretty good. "House of the Devil," "Central Park After Dark," Jerry Goldsmith's score for "The Omen," some thunderacious Wagner, etc.

And I've found some great online recipes for the perfect Halloween dinner...



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Reply Boo! Happy (almost) Halloween, grumps! (Original post)
onager Oct 2012 OP
dimbear Oct 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Oct 2012 #2
beam me up scottie Oct 2012 #3
AAO Oct 2012 #4
mr blur Oct 2012 #5
onager Oct 2012 #6

Response to onager (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. Our local Spanish language station is wishing everyone a feliz halloween.

I hope that takes.

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Response to onager (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 09:26 PM

2. You are one sick individual, onager.

Now all the lurkers will believe this is what we do because you didn't put a "sarcasm" smilie in your post.

Well, Happy Halloween.....the holiday that I wish I had some sort of belief so I could have excuses to dance naked in the field.

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Response to onager (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:14 PM

3. According to the local op-ed page we did.

Fucking secularists, they ruin everything.

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Response to onager (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:09 AM

4. The baby zombie apocolypse has arrived!

 

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Response to onager (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 11:36 AM

5. We don't really go in for the Halloween thing in the same way over here,

thank Cthulhu.

In fact, the local library has free "No Trick or Treaters" door signs supplied by the Police to discourage young kids from knocking on strangers' doors.

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Response to mr blur (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:48 PM

6. Thanks! Interesting difference.

When I get tired of Trick-or-Treaters, I might do something similar to discourage them...

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