Halloween

CubaTBird

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so what do the board members of macrumors do for halloween? there's a bunch of halloween party's down at my college.. though im not one to partaayy if you know what i mean.. i figure there will be little kids smacking at my door to get some candy, of which i have none lol. and on top of all that, i have a pre calc midterm friday.. in the words of jim cramer, BOO YA.. :( :eek:
 

cr2sh

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May 28, 2002
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CubaTbird, you cheap-skate... go buy some candy for the kids!

We picked up 60 packs of twizzlers for $2 at the grocery... cheap and tasty!

I'll be handing out candy tonight and encouraging parents to vote NO on State of Ohio issues 1,2,3,4 &5!
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Northern Virginia
Since I have been doing battle with a cold for the past week, I decided to lie low. I might decide to answer the door for the many rug rats that live in my apartment community. Hopefully I won't have the potential gang members (those that are between 14-17 that came to my door without costume over the past few years).
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Northern Virginia
cr2sh said:
CubaTbird, you cheap-skate... go buy some candy for the kids!

We picked up 60 packs of twizzlers for $2 at the grocery... cheap and tasty!

I'll be handing out candy tonight and encouraging parents to vote NO on State of Ohio issues 1,2,3,4 &5!
I might try to take some pics of the kids that come by. I just resent going out for the "treats" sake. Some in my old neighborhood did not even give it a fighting chance. IT was all about intimidation for the "goods"....
 

thedude110

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Jun 13, 2005
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I am going to spend the evening grading papers for ungrateful adolescents. I am openly allowing myself to be interrupted by other adolescents so that they may ungratefully ask for candy that they have no intention of paying me for. I intend to dispense grammar advice to all.

The dog will be dressed as a pumpkin. More accurately as a pumpkin that is actively attempting to protect its den by screaming and showing its teeth. The woman, who is a veterinarian, will be peforming surgery on cats while dressed as a cat. This is not a metaphor. She has ditched me and the dog to "save lives " for the evening. While dressed as a cat.

This all sounds almost human.
 

MongoTheGeek

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thedude110 said:
I am going to spend the evening grading papers for ungrateful adolescents. I am openly allowing myself to be interrupted by other adolescents so that they may ungratefully ask for candy that they have no intention of paying me for. I intend to dispense grammar advice to all.
I can see it....

"Yo! Where's the candy at?"
"You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition."
"Where's the candy at, #!@#$@"
 

Jaffa Cake

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Aug 1, 2004
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Luckily, we live up on the fifth floor so the chances of any kids banging on our door are somewhat slim... :D

Over here, kids have been banging on doors for a good week now demanding money – uncostumed, of course. From tomorrow they'll be banging on doors demanding money saying 'Penny for the Guy' – they don't have a Guy with them, of course. Don't bother trying to give them any sweets – anything less then cold, hard cash will be met with a string of expletives... :mad:
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Northern Virginia
Jaffa Cake said:
Luckily, we live up on the fifth floor so the chances of any kids banging on our door are somewhat slim... :D

Over here, kids have been banging on doors for a good week now demanding money – uncostumed, of course. From tomorrow they'll be banging on doors demanding money saying 'Penny for the Guy' – they don't have a Guy with them, of course. Don't bother trying to give them any sweets – anything less then cold, hard cash will be met with a string of expletives... :mad:
Can you explain "Penny for the Guy"? Some of us are clueless.

I remember last year with 14 top 17 yo "hoods" without costume looking for the candy. I really wanted to give them nothing, but since we had elements of MS13 in the neighborhood, I thought it was safer to give out the candy... :eek:
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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MongoTheGeek said:
I can see it....

"Yo! Where's the candy at?"
"You shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition."
"Where's the candy at, #!@#$@"

Were you in my old neighborhood? It is no longer about the best houses or best costumes. It is just a reflection of the best return on on the "portfolio". Greed has won. :(
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Jaffa Cake said:
Ah, sorry!

It's a tradition associated with Guy Fawkes Night. Basically, a commemoration of us defeating a dastardly terrorist type-plot ages ago, and giving the nation's dogs a reason to cower under the kitchen table.
So they moved it to All Hallows Eve to make it more politically acceptable then?

So where does the penny for the Guy come in?
 

clayj

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Jan 14, 2005
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There are exactly zero children of Trick or Treating age in my building, and since I'm six floors up, there won't be anyone knocking on my door tonight.

I suppose I could throw candy off my balcony at people walking by on the street below... ;)
 

Jaffa Cake

macrumors Core
Aug 1, 2004
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The City of Culture, Englandshire
Chip NoVaMac said:
So they moved it to All Hallows Eve to make it more politically acceptable then?

So where does the penny for the Guy come in?
No, Halloween and Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night are two entirely separate occasions, with entirely separate traditions. Although the origins of Guy Fawkes Night were highly political, there's really nothing in the way of politics attached to the occasion any more. I think I'm right in saying that it's only in recent years that we've started celebrating Halloween in a similar way to the Americans.

On Guy Fawkes Night, we go out to stand around bonfires, eat toffee apples and watch fireworks. An effigy of Guy Fawkes is traditionally placed on the top of the bonfire and burnt – in the days leading up to November 5 children would take the effigy door-to-door, or sit outside shops, asking for a 'penny for the Guy'. This part of the Bonfire Night tradition doesn't happen too much nowadays, Halloween and trick or treating have become much more popular.
 

trebblekicked

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Dec 30, 2002
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since we're all steelers fans, we're going to one of the steelers bars here in chicago, but we're going in costume. my friends and i usually dress up as a group; last year we were all characters from charlie and the chocolate factory, and this year we're going as characters from the royal tennenbaums. (i'm richie)

by the way, the best costume i ever saw was at our party last year- a friend of ours came as the midnight train to georgia, complete with train tracks on his feet, a steaming locomotive casing for his front, a clock perpetually set to 11:55, and the gladys knight song looped, playing from a completely concealed stereo. it was brilliant.
 

cr2sh

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May 28, 2002
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I just gave out some twizzlers.

I opened the door and she looked at me. Then looked down at the candy bowl.

She didn't offer anything until I demanded:

"SAY IT."

Then I got a "Trick or treat?"
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Dec 25, 2003
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Northern Virginia
cr2sh said:
I just gave out some twizzlers.

I opened the door and she looked at me. Then looked down at the candy bowl.

She didn't offer anything until I demanded:

"SAY IT."

Then I got a "Trick or treat?"

You are better than I am. Your comment would have gotten me the "shank"..


Glad that my apartment community has requested that those that want to participate in Halloween, to put up a sign. I will see how that works tonite. :D
 

thedude110

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Jun 13, 2005
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Chip NoVaMac said:
Glad that my apartment community has requested that those that want to participate in Halloween, to put up a sign. I will see how that works tonite. :D
Woah. An opt-in for Halloween? How very ... web-centric.
 

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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Chip NoVaMac said:
You are better than I am. Your comment would have gotten me the "shank"..


Glad that my apartment community has requested that those that want to participate in Halloween, to put up a sign. I will see how that works tonite. :D
That sounds like a good idea. What kind of sign did you use? In our neighborhood the person just turns on their porch light. Will be interested to hear how it goes.
 

puckhead193

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May 25, 2004
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NY
sitting here on MR, my friends went to salem and didn't ask me, i don't care though, i went last year and it was way to busy and didn't want to deal with all those people... so i'm going to post away and study for my science test on wends :(