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(WHNT19)   Huntsville, AL becomes first city to fall for the ol "Razors are in your candy, get it x-rayed" Halloween idiocy   ( divider line
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2004-10-22 09:20:58 AM  
Mommy, this Tootsie Roll tastes like cancer.
2004-10-22 09:50:15 AM  
I'm thinking about putting razorblades in candy, just to be the first guy to do it in real life.
2004-10-22 09:50:32 AM  
2004-10-22 09:50:58 AM  
This year for Halloween I'm giving out razorblades. Let 'em get their own apples.
2004-10-22 09:51:38 AM  
I will always remember the halloween when I bit into my fun-sized three musketeers and discovered that there was no creamy chocolate filling, but two used condoms. and a crack pipe.
2004-10-22 09:51:41 AM  
If Huntsville is the armpit of Alabama; Florence must be the asshole.
2004-10-22 09:51:47 AM  
does anybody ever find weird stuff in candy, or is it x-rayed to assuage paranoid delusions of Fox News watchers?
2004-10-22 09:52:01 AM  
People are so afraid of everything nowadays.

I lived in downtown detroit. Trick-or-treating, I ate half the candy before I even got home. Now they run it through metal detectors?

I file this right along-side the removal of fun things from playgrounds (see-saws, spinners), gym classes (dodgeball, tackle football), and being a kid (BB guns, toys with sharp edges).

I mean, come on. Whatever happened to a little Darwination every now and again?
Rat [TotalFark]
2004-10-22 09:52:17 AM  
Step away from the candy.

© this country is in a diabetic coma
2004-10-22 09:52:26 AM  
Ony one child has ever died from eating poisoned candy on halloween, and it was from a family member.
2004-10-22 09:52:47 AM  
Better than those stupid pamphlets the Jehova's Witnesses families give out on Halloween.

/"Here's a brochure instead of candy, and here's some eggs to save you the time of having to go back home"
2004-10-22 09:53:12 AM  
Oooh, Huntsville...I spent a long time there back in 96 and 97 working on an arbitration. Nice town with some interesting history (Redstone). I wonder if Club Oxygen is still there?
2004-10-22 09:54:19 AM  
ZekeMacNeil [TotalFark]

If Huntsville is the armpit of Alabama; Florence must be the asshole.

Yeah, and Enterprise is the Choda.
2004-10-22 09:54:32 AM  
I remember in elementary school there were warnings about stamps and lick-and-stick tatoos containing LSD.
2004-10-22 09:54:37 AM  
"or is it x-rayed to assuage paranoid delusions of Fox News watchers?"

That one. There was one case in the 70's of someone putting cyanide in Pixie Stix, but that was to kill off a specific kid, not random trick-or-treaters.
2004-10-22 09:54:50 AM  
I just give out gin.

Clear liquid, no x-rays required!
2004-10-22 09:55:00 AM  
I always got my Halloween candy x-rayed. That's how I got my super powers.
2004-10-22 09:55:04 AM  

In many cases, The New York Times story noted that "children were cut," but the more detailed accounts include suspicious details. In one case a boy came to his parents with an apple containing a razor blade. He had bit into an apple, he said, but not quite deeply enough to contact the blade. In another, the child said he found the blade while cutting out a rotten spot; in a third case, the razor was found when a child turned an apple over to his father for peeling. In all these detailed cases, the child was not injured, and because he was the immediate source of the apple, it seems possible that he was also the source of the blade. As Best and Horiuchi (authors of the Razor Blade) note, more than 75 percent of reported cases involved no injury, and detailed followups in 1972 and 1982 concluded that virtually all the reports were hoaxes concocted by the children or parents. Thus this legend type seems to have grown out of a tradition of ostensive hoaxes relying on an understood oral tradition, rather than on any core of authenticated incidents.
2004-10-22 09:55:31 AM  
Gah! I hate this stuff!
2004-10-22 09:55:39 AM  
I thought Huntsville was pretty nice, for what I saw of it. My sister lives in Harvest,just outside there, and they have whatta you call 'm, restaurants where you can sit down inside and people bring food to you.
/Huntsville, not as bad as Selma
2004-10-22 09:55:40 AM  
Why the fixation with trick-or-treating on the 30th? anyone?
2004-10-22 09:55:45 AM  
does anybody ever find weird stuff in candy, or is it x-rayed to assuage paranoid delusions of Fox News watchers?

Well, I bit into a candied cockroach once and was dismayed to find it was full of that crappy hard pink gum in those cheap candy bags that cheap/poor people give out.

/worst gum evar
2004-10-22 09:55:57 AM  
In Hamilton, Ont, 2 brothers are wanted by police for gluing razor blades to bouquets of flowers. In Toronto, people found razor blades on wooden blocks buried in the sand at a beach volleyball court.​0.html

So, Paranoia? Yeah. Idiocy? Doubtful.
2004-10-22 09:57:07 AM  
As Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, I think moving it to the 30th (Saturday) isn't a bad idea.

I hate when holidays fall on a Sunday (and I have to be back at work on Monday).

Holidays should all be positioned with paries in mind.
2004-10-22 09:57:12 AM  
The terrorists have apparently won.
2004-10-22 09:57:15 AM  
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Been trying for years to squeeze this into a M & M

/Filthy little beggers.
2004-10-22 09:57:17 AM  
Lets go put some radiation in our kids candy. That makes sense.
2004-10-22 09:57:38 AM  
I genetically engineered my apple tree to produce razor-embedded fruit. it also grows pears.
2004-10-22 09:57:51 AM  
I am surprise that nobody as started yet a dumb speculating that Al Qaeda could plan to put poison in random candies just to spoil our infidel Halloween celebration.
2004-10-22 09:57:59 AM  

A friend of mine was travelling down the escalator at Liverpool Street Tube Station the other week , and holding on to the handrail. Half way down, he felt a cold pain in his fingertips and found that there was blood pouring from his fingers. After an emergency stop of the escalator, it was found that some total dickhead had attached razorblades to the carrier of the moving handrail. This had lacerated his fingers on their way past. He is now awaiting the results of an HIV test.

That is sick.

Doing something similar to little children is inexcusable and the perps need to be castrated and then publicly executed
2004-10-22 09:58:14 AM  
In other news, x-ray machine salesmen are smarter than your average mayor.
2004-10-22 09:59:02 AM  
I'm giving out cock-punches and box-kicks this year.
2004-10-22 09:59:04 AM  
Safe ... safe ... razor blade ... syringe ... ooh, white
2004-10-22 09:59:31 AM  
And for God's sake, be on the lookout for snoopy tattoos!

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/This flashback brought to you by the year 1972.
2004-10-22 10:00:29 AM  
moops: are you trying to get me fired?
2004-10-22 10:00:45 AM  
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Life is like a box of cocolates, you never know what kind of razor blades you'll get.

/got nothing
2004-10-22 10:01:37 AM  
Is a "Snoopy Facial" like a "Dirty Sanchez?"

/do I really want the answer?
2004-10-22 10:01:53 AM  

Sorry, Club Oxygen is no more. I think it has been through two different clubs, and is now 721.
2004-10-22 10:01:59 AM  
When I was a kid (in the old tyme 80's), there was a family that had an metal detector and they volunteered to scan your candy haul for any metal razors, etc.

I'm guessing it was probably a scam. They just got a "positive" for any candy bar they wanted and took it for "safe keeping". Punks.
2004-10-22 10:02:06 AM  
The Pete Stanis

LOL---I almost wet myself...
2004-10-22 10:02:28 AM  
Everyone knows the "tainted candy" story is just a hoax perpetrated by parents so they can confiscate their kids' candy and eat it themselves.
2004-10-22 10:02:37 AM  
I tried this with a Norelco razor ...
2004-10-22 10:02:38 AM  
Maybe the x-ray industry is planting these stories?

/puts on tinfoil hat

BTW, what does the person in Toronto (who put the blades in the sand pit) have against beach volleyball players? I thought it was the top viewed sport in the Olympics because the woman playing in beach volleyball were hot.
2004-10-22 10:02:43 AM  
In other news near of my home, assholes where tying fishing cable through the middle of a bicycle path. Someone got almost deadly hurt as the cable cuted his throat.
2004-10-22 10:03:12 AM  
I wonder what Trick-Daddy would say?

My worst with candy: old gum chipping my tooth.
2004-10-22 10:03:49 AM  
Anyone else get those lame-assed McDonalds coupons when they were a kid?

WTF I want my candy biatch!
2004-10-22 10:04:11 AM  

No, but Linus will give you a dirty blanket.
2004-10-22 10:04:36 AM  
Why hide the blades? I hand out knives and M-80's at my house. Have fun kiddies, and remember - safety first.
2004-10-22 10:04:45 AM  
Has there ever been a validated report, and conviction of a person putting razor blades in an apple?
2004-10-22 10:06:08 AM  

it's because halloween falls on a sunday this year, christians don't like trick or treaters on the lords day.
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