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Halloween

Unread postby guardian452 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:07 pm

Who's everybody dressing up like? Here's a sneek peek...
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby Gray Fox » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:10 pm

Im going to dress up as me and stay home lol

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby pentium » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:35 pm

I have two dozen loaves of stale bread. I'll probably throw at people.
Either that or I'll drive my parents back from a party as I have a feeling they are going to get pretty drunk.
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:15 pm

Gray Fox wrote:Im going to dress up as me and stay home lol

I'll join you there. Halloween at the nekochan irc ? lol
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby Gray Fox » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:19 pm

D-EJ915 wrote:
Gray Fox wrote:Im going to dress up as me and stay home lol

I'll join you there. Halloween at the nekochan irc ? lol


Thats how its going to be for me.

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby fzalfa » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:26 am

tomotow i'll gona dress me like alice cooper !! lol

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:44 am

i'm walking my kids around.
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby The Keeper » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:12 am

skywriter wrote:i'm walking my kids around.


Same here. And then off to Rocky Horror! :D
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby maxsleg » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:51 am

interesting - Halloween seems to be a big deal (well very commercial) in the US, not so much here in Germany. In Scotland (when I was much younger) people would go 'guising' - the Jock version of trick or treating...

Of course in England 5th November is much bigger, Guy Fawkes night!!!

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby The Keeper » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:23 am

The 5th of November doesn't have any meaning in the US, but yes, Halloween is a very big deal. I'd hazard to guess that it's #2 to Christmas.

A good 20-40% of suburban residential homes (I can't speak for urban or rural, since I've never experienced them; I've lived in 150+ year old suburbs all my life) will have decorations of some sort by now, and kids aged from toddlers (although at that age it's the parents' idea) up to the mid-teens will go door-to-door on Halloween night.

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby maxsleg » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:15 am

do you think that it is driven hard by the commercial interests (cards, masks etc...)?

Yep - 5th November is pretty unique to the UK... A nice bloody part of our history!
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:26 pm

not very commercial for me... I spent like $20 on fiberglass. Most people I know made their own costumes.

Interesting theory :lol: must be evil "big candy" corporations pushing for haloween :lol: :lol:

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:10 pm

grrr... not a single warhead!

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Further, I would say that haloween is one of the least-commercial holidays out there. You dress in a costume and bum for candy. It doesn't get much better than that. :D

Compared to: valentines day, mothers day, etc, all created by hallmark.
thanksgiving, the official start of the shopping season. (though the 5am black friday campout at circuit city a few years ago scored me a 56" hdtv for a very few benjamins. The employees had coffee and doughnuts for the customers, plenty of everything in stock, it's a great time, though about as 'commercial' as you can get. Nothing wrong with being commercial so long as you are having a good time! I've got no money to spend like that now, and nothing to buy anyway. Maybe this year I will sleep in.
christmas to me is about the lights. I could care less about a pack of socks and some chocolate. Oh and of course the roasted ham and relatives visiting is a good time as well. My favorite part is driving around and looking at the lights. My dutch grandma gave me a real nice explanation of what christmas is all about and it has nothing to do with christianity. I like to go with that one.

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Re: Halloween

Unread postby Bluefan » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:12 am

sybrfreq wrote: ...My dutch grandma gave me a real nice explanation of what christmas is all about and it has nothing to do with christianity. I like to go with that one.

For me it's just the christian part, and it can't get any better for me.
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Re: Halloween

Unread postby D-EJ915 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:49 am

If you're going to go with the pagan end of year celebration you can't very well call it christmas :lol:
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