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Old Sep 7th 2006, 3:46 pm
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Originally Posted by DollyLlama
When we lived in Illinois the local hospital used to let kids x-ray their candy to check that there were no blades in them...... also the kids around here only take wrapped candy.
But these days people are injecting all sorts of stuff into them that will make wholesome american kids into either
  • Muslims
  • Homosexuals
  • Nymphomaniacs
  • or worse.....Democrats


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Originally Posted by dan_alford
We used to do it when we were kids in the uk.
So did I, my mates Birthday was on Halloween, we all dressed up and did apple bobbing at her party.
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Originally Posted by DollyLlama
Yes, i did. they act as if they invented it!
As with everything else too!
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Old Sep 7th 2006, 5:35 pm
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Did it in the UK as a kid, but it's not as insane as it is over here, with stuff out months in advance, loads of decorations, costumes, parties etc.

Where we use to live in Casco, they were more into Halloween than X-mas, very weird...but it's kind of fun watching kids run from car to door with a costume squeezed into a snow suit
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Don't think it even existed in the UK when I was a nipper. Trick or treating was some "American" thing that we didn't do. We used to go up to my primary school where they'd have apple bobbing 10p panda pops and a kids disco with fancy dress. I won one year when my mum back-combed my hair, made me a dress out of bin bags and stuck coco pops on my face with uhu glue.
My mum didn't like to do much else as she didn't want to "celebrate evil"
- something to do with some kind of horrifying ouija board experience when she was a teenager that made her shit scared of that kind of stuff.

I live in an apartment building so no kids come to our door. The only Halloween candy I like are the Reese's Halloween Pumpkins.

Anyone else live in a place where they tie life-size corn dolly's to their front porch? Its fricking scary driving at night, feel like I've driven into the children of the corn town or something
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Anyone else live in a place where they tie life-size corn dolly's to their front porch? Its fricking scary driving at night, feel like I've driven into the children of the corn town or something

Yes it happens around here...along with skeletons hanging from trees, dracula sitting on the porch, mummies popping out of tombstones etc etc etc
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Yes it happens around here...along with skeletons hanging from trees, dracula sitting on the porch, mummies popping out of tombstones etc etc etc
Around here we have one house that even has the scary sound effects to go with the zombies and cobwebs /fog under his front porch. Scary stuff really when folks take it to extremes.
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Makes me feel like rewiring the doorbell so it's live, it's only low voltage but enough to give them a trick or treat. Baah Humbug
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I preferred the way we did it in the UK when I was young. Apple bobbing...maybe some toffee apples...telling ghost stories..and making lanterns out of turnips or swedes. Trick or treat is great for the little ones but the teens that come to my door will just get a bored sod off look.
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
Makes me feel like rewiring the doorbell so it's live, it's only low voltage but enough to give them a trick or treat. Baah Humbug
You could always do what my evil brother did one year - give them chocolate coated chili peppers and tell them to suck on that.
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You could always do what my evil brother did one year - give them chocolate coated chili peppers and tell them to suck on that.
Or chocolate laxatives.
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Don't think it even existed in the UK when I was a nipper. Trick or treating was some "American" thing that we didn't do. We used to go up to my primary school where they'd have apple bobbing 10p panda pops and a kids disco with fancy dress. I won one year when my mum back-combed my hair, made me a dress out of bin bags and stuck coco pops on my face with uhu glue.
My mum didn't like to do much else as she didn't want to "celebrate evil"
- something to do with some kind of horrifying ouija board experience when she was a teenager that made her shit scared of that kind of stuff.

I live in an apartment building so no kids come to our door. The only Halloween candy I like are the Reese's Halloween Pumpkins.

Anyone else live in a place where they tie life-size corn dolly's to their front porch? Its fricking scary driving at night, feel like I've driven into the children of the corn town or something
Panda Pops!!! That takes me back... Summer Street Fairs, Village Fetes, School Fetes...

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Old Sep 7th 2006, 8:51 pm
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We have a street party on Halloween. We put one big table out with all the 'sweets' on it. The kids come and help themselves and we all sit there and just get trashed.

Works a treat
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Organised begging it may be, but I always felt we deserved something after spending an entire day carving a f'cking turnip. With a spoon.

Pumpkins are no challenge at all.
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Old Sep 8th 2006, 8:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Kate2112
I preferred the way we did it in the UK when I was young. Apple bobbing...maybe some toffee apples...telling ghost stories..and making lanterns out of turnips or swedes. Trick or treat is great for the little ones but the teens that come to my door will just get a bored sod off look.
We had a lot of the same things as kids- hayrides, apple bobbing and scarey stories...and it was great! We also carved our own pumpkins and set them out with candles inside. Mom never bought a single costume- everything was home made...

As to the teenagers who come (usually with no costume or anything)- we keep 2 bowls of candy- one with the 'good stuff; mini-snickers/mounds/musketeers etc, and one with a bag of crap 'penny candy'. Little kids in cute costumes get 2-3 good ones, a thank you will get 'em another- and the teens in no costume gets one'sweet tart' envelope or similar 'crap' candy and a stone cold look they won't forget and a comment on how nice their costume is.
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