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atec77 wrote:
On 13/10/2011 4:05 PM, Pico Rico wrote:
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I like candy as much as the next person, even though I have to restrict
myself
from eating it.

But what I hate is that Halloween should be an universal holiday, a
holiday for
everyone to collect as much candy as they can...but the kids have taken
over a
perfectly good holiday.

So for the last few years I have practiced Reverse Trick or Treat. When
someone
comes to my door, before they can say ToT, I say it. They look confused
and I
tell them that because I have to stay home to give them candy is no reason
should be deprived of the same joy. Still confused I tell them that as
soon as
they give me some candy, I will give them candy. Some balk, some laugh,
but most
will put some candy in my ToT bag and then I give them the candy I've
bought for
the occasion. The upside is that if I run out of my candy I can give out
what
I've collected.

Of course I don't do this to the ultra-minnies as they wouldn't
understand, but
then again, what do they really understand about Halloween anyway?

So I urge all of you to practice Reverse Trick or Treat...if for no other
reason
than that it is quite funny


sounds like way too much effort. I just hide with all the lights out. Like
every other night.


We close the gates and let the rotty's loose
just as per normal with the tv up loud so we don't hear the children screaming


I love Halloween. It is my favorite Holliday! It is the costume dance
parties that are the most enjoyable. The humorous Halloween music that is
played only once a year. The hay rides, the apple cider and donuts, the
corn mazes, the haunted houses are fun and enjoyable!

Each kid that does show up at my door gets a small bag that contains: a
full size snickers candy bar, a standard size bag of Frito corn chips, a
trail mix candy bar and a regular size sucker. I figure that if the kids
Parents are going to drive down three miles of dirt roads to get here, I
will at least make it somewhat worthwhile. I get around fifteen kids each
year. Also since I have a large garden with on average thirty pumpkins,
each kid can have one, first come first serve, some I have already carved.

One note: those costumes that have tails, it really does make ballroom
dancing a unique experience . But I will also say it is also difficult to
dance with a cape.

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Nad wrote:

The humorous Halloween music that is played only once a year.


Here are some of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHTs9i76Wg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkPhiyORAc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pms6oA-3ghg

Bob



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"Bob Terwilliger" wrote:
Nad wrote:

The humorous Halloween music that is played only once a year.


Here are some of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baHTs9i76Wg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAkPhiyORAc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pms6oA-3ghg

Bob


I like that music!

Try Internet radio stations, they are several music stations that play
Halloween music during the holiday 24/7. I use an App called "TuneIn Radio"
and search for Halloween. With the house Wifi system I put the speakers on
the front porch and control the music with My iPad on Halloween.

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Nad wrote:

I use an App called "TuneIn Radio" and search for Halloween. With the
house Wifi system I put the speakers on the front porch and control the
music with My iPad on Halloween.


I have a powerful home stereo system and two boom boxes. The home stereo
gets set on a loop to play the "earthquake" track from a special-effects CD
at fairly high volume. You can really feel it in your gut! One of the boom
boxes repeatedly plays a CD of "black ambient" music by a group called
Darkness Enshroud[1]. The other boom box repeatedly plays a CD of Tibetan
monk chants[2]. The result is a vaguely-disturbing aural phenomenon which is
a bit too ordered to be a real cacophony.

I don't decorate per se; I just put some dim red lights as the *only*
visible lights, and when I can I put a fog machine pouring fog out of my
attic, which vents over my front porch.

Bob
[1]
http://www.amazon.com/Unveiled-Ghost.../dp/B004KKYH64

[2]
http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Tibetan.../dp/B00007MBAD (I
considered going with Tibetan throat singing instead, but thought this was
more interesting.)



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Nad wrote:

I use an App called "TuneIn Radio" and search for Halloween. With the
house Wifi system I put the speakers on the front porch and control the
music with My iPad on Halloween.


I have a powerful home stereo system and two boom boxes. The home stereo
gets set on a loop to play the "earthquake" track from a special-effects CD
at fairly high volume. You can really feel it in your gut! One of the boom
boxes repeatedly plays a CD of "black ambient" music by a group called
Darkness Enshroud[1]. The other boom box repeatedly plays a CD of Tibetan
monk chants[2]. The result is a vaguely-disturbing aural phenomenon which is
a bit too ordered to be a real cacophony.

I don't decorate per se; I just put some dim red lights as the *only*
visible lights, and when I can I put a fog machine pouring fog out of my
attic, which vents over my front porch.

Bob
[1]
http://www.amazon.com/Unveiled-Ghost.../dp/B004KKYH64

[2]
http://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Tibetan.../dp/B00007MBAD (I
considered going with Tibetan throat singing instead, but thought this was
more interesting.)
That's cool! You really know you're thing bob! I love Holloween because it means holiday, candies, costumes, and a lot more.


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