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Arizona Hot

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2012, 05:44:58 PM »
I was hoping to get more on-topic comments, should I continue or is that futile?

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2012, 06:31:05 PM »
I was hoping to get more on-topic comments, should I continue or is that futile?

Just making an on topic comment would provide impetus is my guess.

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2012, 06:39:27 PM »
taking you deadly seriously :P :D
this is what halloween was all about:

Halloween would be less popular if...


...that was when all your dead relatives came to visit.

see 'Pre-Christian influences' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween


Yes, but dead relatives would probably have weird conversation and ideas.

(according to the link) the whole point of halloween was to keep them away.
You've got to be scary enough at halloween to keep the dead away :)
- sorry.  >:(. [just in case] the angry face is to keep the dead relatives away [/just in case]
Tom
« Last Edit: October 10, 2012, 04:04:30 AM by tomos »

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 07:24:51 PM »
Naturally when I was a little kid, I wanted to get free candy. But as I got older I didn't like the extortion concept. Ring somebody's doorbell and imply they'll suffer damages if they don't pay tribute. Some celebration.
(Also how do you scare somebody who is already dead by dressing as a skeleton? You can be killed but they can't. So how scare them?  Strange.)

Then again I never liked the idea of Christmas gifts either. Everyone running around buying other people stuff they don't want that they then have to return. What a scramble!!  My Christmas concept would be everyone start a little fund of crazy cash to splurge on themselves.  Get something they wouldn't ordinarily buy. Indulge a whim. Then everyone gets together for a meal and displays the crazy item they bought after saving all year.

It would cut down on the customer service lines later. :)

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 04:06:13 AM »
(according to the link) the whole point of halloween was to keep them away.
You've got to be scary enough at halloween to keep the dead away :)
- sorry.  >:(. [just in case] the angry face is to keep the dead relatives away [/just in case]

see the [just in case] - just in case of misunderstanding
Tom

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2012, 04:10:00 AM »
(Also how do you scare somebody who is already dead by dressing as a skeleton? You can be killed but they can't. So how scare them?  Strange.)

true, it doesnt seem logical. I guess they thought of them differently in the past.

I like your Christmas idea :up:
Tom

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 10:29:54 AM »
I like your Christmas idea :up:

Thanks. Most people I tell that to call me

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 10:48:28 AM »
(Satire)
Miles is clearly a terrorist since all of Retail now hates him.
(/Satire)

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Re: Halloween would be less popular if...
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 11:00:59 AM »
Halloween would be less popular if...people realized just how little fun it is for anybody anymore - kids included.

By the time you're done dealing with: pumpkin bashers, pederast predator warnings, paranoid parents, poisoning scares, political correctness, and anti-Pagan pulpit pounders, who has the energy to enjoy it?

Too bad. It was the only real "just for kid's" holiday there was when I was growing up. Even better than Christmas morning in some respects. (At least with Halloween you didn't have to get "dressed up," "stay neat," and go sit quietly at your relatives' the rest of the day and evening.)