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(Reuters)   You have a great Halloween costume when a guy shoots you during trick or treating because he's scared   (today.reuters.co.uk) divider line 55
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2005-11-01 09:52:44 PM  
bah, that happened sometime in the 90's when a person thought a guy dressed up as a member of kiss was trying to break into his house. They turned it into an episode of Homicide, I remember.
 
2005-11-01 10:14:34 PM  
These boys are going as either police officers or princesses next year.
 
2005-11-01 10:42:37 PM  
The tradition of asking neighbours for sweets or money on Halloween is relatively new to Italy but is gaining popularity.

Except among those who get shot doing it...
 
2005-11-01 11:16:41 PM  
But would I do it all again...
 
2005-11-01 11:35:22 PM  
He thought they were robbers?

Since when do robbers dress as demons?
 
2005-11-01 11:37:05 PM  
It's funny when people who aren't American try to celebrate our holidays and traditions.
 
2005-11-01 11:37:48 PM  
See, this is what happens in a REAL Christian country where they don't celebrate these Pagan rituals... Well, except Christmas... And Easter...
 
2005-11-01 11:38:03 PM  
SilentStrider: bah, that happened sometime in the 90's when a person thought a guy dressed up as a member of kiss was trying to break into his house. They turned it into an episode of Homicide, I remember.

The guy in the KISS outfit was part of the Homicide episode. Google for Yoshihiro Hattori.
 
2005-11-01 11:39:41 PM  
that's extreme. to the max.
 
2005-11-01 11:39:44 PM  
Paging Dr. Darwin. Paging Dr. Darwin.
 
2005-11-01 11:39:51 PM  
Harry Potter is laughing his sick farking ass off
 
2005-11-01 11:41:47 PM  
Looks like he went straight for the kill, instead of using the candy to kill (razors in apples, cyanide in chocolate, etc) like happens to one out of every three kids in the US.

/if what happened to your fathers brothers nephews cousins former roommate is any indication of what really happens on halloween that is
//just adding fuel to the inevitable flame war
 
2005-11-01 11:43:58 PM  
PSA: setting off firecrackers on someone's front porch on Halloween is a bad idea.
 
2005-11-01 11:44:12 PM  
We need pictures of these demon costumes.
 
2005-11-01 11:45:52 PM  
MeanJean: Since when do robbers dress as demons?

I guess you've never been to Italy.
 
2005-11-01 11:46:56 PM  
23 Enigma: It's funny when people who aren't American try to celebrate our holidays and traditions.


Ummm...halloween is actually a pagan tradition practiced like 3000 years ago by the Celts in Ireland.....
 
2005-11-01 11:50:43 PM  
23 Enigma

pwned?
 
2005-11-02 12:00:03 AM  
^^ true but i doubt very much the Ancient Irish did trick or treating.

So maybe its roots aren't in America, but its fair to say we popularized it. So calling it OUR custom and tradition seems fair.

/no pwn3d
 
2005-11-02 12:00:57 AM  
queezyweezel: Ummm...halloween is actually a pagan tradition practiced like 3000 years ago by the Celts in Ireland.....

Sure, you just keep telling yourself that. Believe everything they told you in grade school, because Columbus really did discover America and the colonists had a good working relationship with the Native Americans.
 
2005-11-02 12:01:31 AM  
23 EnigmaIt's funny when people who aren't American try to celebrate our holidays and traditions.
geez, some of you americans think you invented everything... any wonder the rest of the world thinks most of you are wankers.
Try the fact it was the Irish. google is your friend.

/some people should check their facts
//not ALL ameicans are wankers... just the ones that spout shiat without knowing
 
2005-11-02 12:02:19 AM  
Ummm, yeah, I'll make sure you get a copy of that memo. And I'm gonna need you to come in to the police station on Saturday too.
 
2005-11-02 12:06:38 AM  
queezyweezel: Ummm...halloween is actually a pagan tradition practiced like 3000 years ago by the Celts in Ireland.

Did a couple of them get frozen in peat bogs and recently resurected in the united states, in order to restart the tradition?

Anyhow, when I went to elementary school, we learned it was invented by the cubans. Seriously.
 
2005-11-02 12:10:50 AM  
Anfalicious

You could just change your name to troll, you know. That would suit you better.

History channel on the origins of Halloween for all you lurking sourceless asshats.

http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/halloween/?page=origins

/fhtml
 
2005-11-02 12:26:25 AM  
Don't you people know anything?

Halloween started when a clever mother persuaded marauding, child-eating witches to take gingerbread men as a snack instead of her two sons. The witches, it turns out, were quite pleased to accept the cookies as a substitute for human flesh since the treats were tastier and less fattening than most youngsters. The cookies were also quite a bit easier to carry -- a serious consideration when flying on broomsticks (transportation not particularly known for generous cargo capacity).

Who was this genius mother? Maude Flanders.

[image from us.ent4.yimg.com too old to be available]
 
2005-11-02 12:26:33 AM  
The Larch: Anyhow, when I went to elementary school, we learned it was invented by the cubans. Seriously.


When I was in elementary school, we learned that Columbus discovered America and that Thomas Edison invented the lightbulb.
The history you learned in Elementary school is worthless!
 
2005-11-02 12:46:07 AM  
...a 70-year-old man shot them with his hunting rifle...Police said the boys' lives were not in danger but one risked losing an eye.

Hunting rifle, eh? Sounds more like one of these:
[image from ediscountwholesalers.com too old to be available]
 
2005-11-02 12:51:03 AM  
lol mine was nice and scary this year

[image from img257.imageshack.us too old to be available]

No one shot at me but I had a ton of people go HOLY shiat and back away.

When I had the chainsaw running without the chain people actually ran away from me.

Yes I am that tall look at the door frame on the right and look at how tall I am in relation to the cube wall and the door.
 
2005-11-02 12:57:48 AM  
REOIV

hero! love the hair!
 
2005-11-02 01:02:48 AM  
REOIV

Duuuuude.
 
2005-11-02 01:26:59 AM  
what was the guy dressed up as that was so scary? the burger king?
 
2005-11-02 01:35:52 AM  
d'art: Sure, you just keep telling yourself that. Believe everything they told you in grade school, because Columbus really did discover America and the colonists had a good working relationship with the Native Americans.


I never learned any of that in grade school. Check your history, or enlighten me oh wise one. And Columbus was a monster. I've said that for years.
 
2005-11-02 02:07:14 AM  
You demon kids
get outta my yard!
[image from geekazon.com too old to be available]
 
2005-11-02 02:17:12 AM  
23 Enigma: It's funny when people who aren't American try to celebrate our holidays and traditions.

queezyweezel: Ummm...halloween is actually a pagan tradition practiced like 3000 years ago by the Celts in Ireland.....

Yeah, but shooting people that show up unexpectedly at your door, surely that came from the US.

/Lives in Texas.
//Never shot anyone that didn't deserve it.
 
2005-11-02 02:17:49 AM  
REOIV Damn dude. Scariest costume I've seen this year. Sweet!
 
2005-11-02 02:41:06 AM  
Well... jokes aside, let's try to put this event into perspective, shall we?

1. It took place in Italy, where Halloween is pretty new and not widely practiced. We can assume it's not a tradition that most italians are familiar with based on this info, so it's pretty likely that this old man didn't know WTF Halloween is.

2. He's been robbed, at home, on more than one occasion already. I think it's safe to say that during one or more of these robberies, he was very likely to have been assaulted, or at least physically restrained.

3. At night, two young men, dressed as demons, are outside his house, knocking on his door - and lighting firecrackers, no less.

The dude had finally had enough, and took up arms to protect himself from victimization. This event was a misunderstanding. Given his experience, he had every reason to be fearful of costumed people at his house at night, and plenty of motivation to protect himself from the abuse/robbery he was associating with their presence.

I don't think he should face criminal charges. Most certainly not attempted murder charges. Sticking it to this poor old man under these circumstances is not justice.
 
2005-11-02 03:22:38 AM  
One halloween I was dressed as a grey alien, and a guy on acid punched me in the head because he was scared. Didn't hurt too much so I laughed it off and just comforted him haha
 
2005-11-02 04:42:29 AM  
"The tradition of being greedy little, chocolate addicted, explosion causing pranksters asking neighbours for sweets or money on Halloween is relatively new to Italy but is gaining popularity."


Fixed that for you.
 
2005-11-02 05:17:51 AM  
It's called Guising in Scotland.
 
2005-11-02 07:01:47 AM  
Police said the boys' lives were not in danger but one risked losing an eye.

If you're shot and in risk of losing an eye, how can it not be life threatening? Seems to me that if you get a rifle bullet in a position to cause risk to your eye, it's pretty much going to cause risk to your life. You know...because the eye is right in front of the brain.

Am I missing something here?
 
2005-11-02 07:39:22 AM  
One halloween I was dressed as a grey alien, and a guy on acid punched me in the head because he was scared. Didn't hurt too much so I laughed it off and just comforted him haha

Dude, an anal probe really isn't all that comforting.
 
2005-11-02 07:42:38 AM  
Scared an old man while dressed as demons? That happened on Seinfeld.
 
2005-11-02 08:25:21 AM  
DayBreakBoys17
true but i doubt very much the Ancient Irish did trick or treating.

[image from lugodoc.demon.co.uk too old to be available]

"Trick or Treat!"
 
2005-11-02 08:53:17 AM  
I don't think he should face criminal charges. Most certainly not attempted murder charges. Sticking it to this poor old man under these circumstances is not justice.

I think he should face charges. When you fire a gun, you have to be willing to deal with the consequences. If you, accident or not, hurt someone, then it's your fault - you pulled the trigger. If you can't handle that responsibility, then you shouldn't have a gun.

But I agree that the charge should be something far less than attmpted murder. This was an unfortunate accident, not a case of someone going out and wanting to kill someone else.
 
2005-11-02 08:56:12 AM  
My favorite is the "fact" that the wright Brothers were the first to fly. Yet, in the same Smithsonian Museum that displays the plane used, they have stored a German aircraft that predates it. They don't display it, however, I wonder why not?

Phones were invented in America too.
 
2005-11-02 09:00:59 AM  
who was the first to fly?


//everything in your life must be mysterious
 
2005-11-02 10:03:03 AM  
SilentStrider
bah, that happened sometime in the 90's when a person thought a guy dressed up as a member of kiss was trying to break into his house. They turned it into an episode of Homicide, I remember.

First thing I thought of when I read the headline. I didn't really think it'd show up in the FARK thread, though. Kudos!

/best damn show on TV
//or at least it was
 
2005-11-02 10:07:28 AM  
Controlled, powered, flight.

That's different from gliding, hot air baloons, etc.
 
2005-11-02 10:17:02 AM  
Not doing this to try to prove anything, just thought of it when I saw the comments about the origin of Halloween.
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20051026/D8DFUAB00.html
 
2005-11-02 10:46:49 AM  
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2005-11-02 11:06:49 AM  
Thread over, JuggleGeek wins. I was thinking the exact same thing.
 
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