Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."
Naughty costumes. Free eye candy instead of the sugar stuff.
"If you have to ask..."Seriously, though, since everyone isn't nearly as cool as you, we have to pretend once a year that we're somebody other than the boring ass folks we usually are...
It's just another holiday that "empowers" (love that modern speak) them to act irresponsibly. Like they act like responsible adults the rest of the year...it's like the whole damn country's now populated with fraternity boys and sorority girls.It's also why those of European decent are increasingly celebrating Cinco de Mayo. "It's just like Saint Patrick's Day, dude!"
Because playing dress-up is fun, for some. I don't like it so I don't dress up, but I still love Halloween, mostly because I get a whole month of my favorite kinds of movies instead of the sappy dreck that comes on during that OTHER holiday season.It's a totally unabashed "fun" holiday. You're not supposed to get any deeper meaning, just eat things that are bad for you and watch scary movies. I can get behind that.
I have to go with Labrat; you get to see more horror flicks than usual.
Yup, it's fun. While I'm generally against adults acting like children, costume parties are probably the safest, most harmless way to do it. Far better than, say, voting Democrat.
Awww, c'mon Tam. Since we have no kids my wife has volunteered to work the night shift in the ICU tonight so her coworkers with kids can take the night off. Me, I plan to pop in some fangs and watch cheesy horror flicks between answering the doorbell. Tonights film roster: Evil Dead 2 and Fright Night!
Because it's fun!Some people juggle geese, after all. :)
Stingray nailed it. It's amazing how they make "sexy _____" costumes for just about everything you could put in that blank.
Since I am currently watching my 4 year old "Princess" grand daughter between her school party today and the Trick or Treating tonight I have to agree, I think Halloween is a great time for kids to dress up in costumes and kind of dumb for grownups.Then I remember 20 years ago as a grown up with a full beard adding a lot of extra make up and hair to my face and driving across town to a party in a Jag XKE enjoying all of the stares and double takes.Never mind.........
I'm being a librarian for Halloween.
OW now THAT's scary...
Breda...but are you a SEXY librarian?!I love dressing up in costumes, it's so much fun to pretend to be something I'm not.
I think working Ren Faire kinda broke any interest I had in dressing up in funny clothes.. Halloween was fun when we had the snake though. Answering the door with 3 feet of boa constrictor draped across the back of your neck gets interesting responses. Not from the kids: they think it's cool. But the parents (who teleport away, leaving their lil' darlings behind)... now THAT'S entertainment!
Um, because it's fun? (Pretty much the same answer I give when folks ask why I've got a Kalashniklone, actually...)Also, it freaks the Mundanes, which is always good. After all, if $DIETY didn't what them to be freaked, He/She/It wouldn't have made them Mundanes.
"This is my costume. I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everyone else."
I'm surrounded by young adults (22-26), and out of 1200 only one dressed up. But, I'm at medical school. We're all too busy to vary our routine for anything that won't raise our grades or serve our patients. IIRC, a significant number of the kids in undergrad would dress up, drink, party, and cut class all day. Nice work if you can get it.
I throw a Halloween party every year, and I don't dress up for it. :)I do dress up on Halloween itself, for the trick-or-treaters, because I hide in the yard and scare the kids. >:)We go thoroughly overboard decorating for Halloween. It's a(the) fun holiday.
Halloween - back in the day - was known as the Gay Christmas. The BIG party of the year.Then the straights noticed that the gays were having so much fun in costume, that they decided to join in in a big way.Unfortunately the gang-bangers wanted in on the show as well. So that the Castro (Gay district in San Francisco) actually canceled Halloween this year. No big party. Many clubs stayed closed - since a few people got shot in a fire-fight between rival gangs last year.
Christina - I wouldn't be the one to judge. Ask comatus, he seems to be the expert.
I'm fortunate to have a jury already convened. You see how she is? The harder I try to be nice, the more abuse I have to endure. It's an Ohio thing. Here goes:I can frighten small children without putting on a costume. But Breda can imbue them with impure thoughts--without putting on anything at all. We'll just leave the Pink Pistols out of this.
Because you can scare small children and not only will no one arrest you but you will be applauded for doing so. I can't see the bad part here.
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