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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 11:11 AM

When did Halloween become a celebration of conspicuous consumption? [View all]

When I was a kid it was pumpkin carving, mostly make your own costume, a paper bag for candy handouts and if you were rotten shaving cream and occasional eggs. (Disclaimer, I never did eggs or shaving cream or any vandalism.)

Now it's billions of dollars of plastic and a bigger carbon footprint. Decorating nearly a month ahead of the schedule, way overkill.

What happened to keeping things simple?



UPDATE: Don't get me wrong, I enjoy/enjoyed it as a simple things in life. As many pointed out it's the OCD over celebrating.

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