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(Boston Globe)   Andrea Orris, "not an alarmist type person", plans to toss out the candy her 9-year-old daughter gets this haloween   (boston.com) divider line 80
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2001-10-30 07:57:31 AM
How is that not alarmist? My mom used to do this - I hated that
 
2001-10-30 08:04:00 AM
I've talked to a lot of people who plan on doing this - really sucks for the kids. We're giving out stickers, pens, pencils, and McD certificates. My wife says no farking way is she buying candy for people to throw out.
 
2001-10-30 08:08:58 AM
McD certificates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My GOD! The terrorists have already won :=(
 
2001-10-30 08:09:23 AM
Same here - I bought a roll of those gold plated dollar coins to give out instead of wasting my $ on candy.
 
2001-10-30 08:12:09 AM
So if parents don't want their kids poisoned do you think they will be pleased with McDonalds vouchers?
 
2001-10-30 08:12:27 AM
I was thinking about wrapping up rolls of pennies in tin foil. Probably five per roll. I remember how much I used to love getting those.

/sarcasm

In all seriousness though, Unclebuck has the right idea if you're worried about parents throwing away what you give their kids. I for one have loads and loads of candy to give out. I have two bowls of it. One for the kids that are polite and have good costumes, and one for those who aren't or don't. Mwahahaha!!
 
2001-10-30 08:13:44 AM
All the fun of going door to door to get candy, but not getting any of the candy.
 
Ash
2001-10-30 08:15:21 AM
Those willing to give up a little candy for a little security deserve neither security nor candy.
 
2001-10-30 08:16:26 AM
Before reading this, I'm going to make a prediction about the article:
She'll call the terrorists losers, and go on and on about how "we can't let the terrorists win" and other such garbage....
 
2001-10-30 08:16:54 AM
asinine...i don't know anyone who has changed anything in their daily routine...'cept my grandparents don't want to fly into town for the holidays...hell, thier even scared to take the train.

your all acting like old people!

"Where's your mittens, put on your mittens...your gonna catch AIDs, it's cold outside." "fark off, Granny."
 
2001-10-30 08:18:57 AM
Hmmm... not like that at all I see. I thought it would be written by the Orris women. Oh wel.

Hey Mom, what if you daughter eats the candy she gets from people you don't know while she's trick or treating, huh?
 
2001-10-30 08:21:12 AM
hehe .... i misread that intially. I thought it said the home owners were afraid of the kids, and where going to "toss" the candy to them. Rather than allowing kids to come close to their house.

I'm sure a time will come when people will be that paranoid.
 
2001-10-30 08:27:14 AM
I'm going to give out packets of white powder to any kids that bother me at the end of the month. That should freak their parents into making them behave whichever way they see it.
 
2001-10-30 08:29:52 AM
Most of the McD certs are for cookies and ice cream. The ANAL parents might end up having to spending a few extra bucks too. Mwahaha.
 
2001-10-30 08:30:13 AM
I thought the same thing at first Flamebait! Now I'm thinking about rigging my old spud gun to shoot the candy out my window at the little buggers.

Heh, heh

"Trick or tr.. THWUMP!"
 
2001-10-30 08:30:43 AM
Goatman i think most kids are pretty knowledgeable about crack nowadays
 
2001-10-30 08:32:23 AM
I hope every kid on her block dress up as Osama Bin Laden.
 
2001-10-30 08:32:43 AM
Crack yes, anthrax no.

If she's going to throw all the candy out, why send her out? Give a kid a bag full of candy and then take it away? Real farkin smart lady, way to mess with your kid's head.
 
2001-10-30 08:39:56 AM
Plastic spider rings? You can guarantee a mailbox full of dog crap for one of those. I would love razor blades in my bag.. Those Farking Mach IIIs are over a dollar a blade!
 
2001-10-30 08:42:16 AM

Isn't it obvious that since some lunatics knocked down a couple of buildings in New York, and did a poor renovation job on the pentagon, that all of our neighbours have turned into terrorists? I mean, I'm not an alarmist, but quite frankly I think the lot of you are terrorists too.


Screw the terrorists, screw the media and screw all the alarmists too. I'll be dishing out candy this halloween (snickers and peanut butter cups) to all the little kids. I've even got special treats for the single moms out there!

 
2001-10-30 08:42:21 AM
Buncha scared old ladies: Ain't that the truth. We're facing an Ann Landerization of this great land.
 
2001-10-30 08:43:30 AM
Flamebait, I wasn't talking about crack.
 
2001-10-30 08:44:42 AM
BOOBIES?
 
2001-10-30 08:46:43 AM
Dalai Lama, You're grandparents must be getting up there in age. I can see flying, but how would you expect them to get all the way here on a train from Tibet?

On another note, I like the candy cannon idea. What about a pumpkin cannon? Just put a bowl of candy in front of your door to lure them in, then ambush them with a high velocity jack-o-lantern.
 
2001-10-30 08:47:51 AM
Well, fark, what kid wouldn't jump at the chance to go out on Halloween, before it gets dark, to get a goddamn bag full of spider rings, crayons, pennies and stickers? Let the good times roll.
 
2001-10-30 08:48:12 AM
If there were anything dangerous in Halloween candy I would have died about 3 weeks ago.

So rest assured, if there's something bad in the candy it was put in there by the person who bought it...I've tested it myself.
 
2001-10-30 08:49:47 AM
On a related note, has anyone seen the Sprint PCS "flour the kids" commercial since the Anthrax attacks started? I suppose children covered in white powder wouldn't fly with some consumers these days...
 
2001-10-30 08:53:15 AM
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2001-10-30 08:57:15 AM
There are a lot of anti-halloween people out there who have been trying to abolish this holiday for some time. This year these ass wipes are using the terrorist attack as a way to further their cause.
 
2001-10-30 09:01:41 AM
who???
 
2001-10-30 09:06:31 AM
Chick.
 
2001-10-30 09:11:29 AM
Fundies, old people, Robert D Rayford.
 
2001-10-30 09:11:54 AM
Actually, Henchman, I have seen it quite a few times. Mostly during the World Series playoffs...
 
2001-10-30 09:12:44 AM
Hey, kids LOVE McDonald's!
 
2001-10-30 09:16:29 AM
I don't regard having a gang of 12-15 year olds turning up at my door with 50p masks on top of their heads saying "Got any money?", while looking around me as if weighing up their chances at storming my flat a particularly quaint or profitable tradition, personally.
 
2001-10-30 09:16:33 AM
Best idea yet: pass out pixie sticks. Long tubes filled with a crystal-powder substance...talk about watching parents shiat themselves.
 
2001-10-30 09:18:30 AM
Mmmm, pixie sticks.

What about Fun-Dips?
 
2001-10-30 09:19:48 AM
Last Halloween we bought a large cooler and about two dozen bags of candy. Maybe 4 people showed up. -_- Remember this! Never leave fireball candy in a container with other candy! It'll taint it!
 
2001-10-30 09:23:31 AM
You know what I'd really like to do, but my wife would nix it.
Fire up the old gas grill outside the garage and any trick or treater who comes by gets a nice hot dog done to there liking, condiments and bottled water on the side.
It would be a nice evening, with a beer at my side and the world series or hockey game on the small TV...
 
2001-10-30 09:23:59 AM
Any little jackasses that try to get cute and
come by tonight are going to get a bag full
of powder from me! Bwahahaha!!!
Salt, sugar, sugar substitute, and non-dairy
creamer packets for everyone, hoo-hah!
 
2001-10-30 09:28:19 AM
There are many things that can be done, but I will still give out candy. If the parents throw it away, I will most likely never know. Either way it is gone. It is really to bad that it has to affect the kids this way, but similar things have been happening through out history. Lets face it, shiat happens! If something like this by chance happens when our kids in the same place that we are, they will most likely handle it the same way.
 
2001-10-30 09:28:55 AM
Madcharlie,

I used to love Fun Dips as a kid!

These too!

 
2001-10-30 09:33:03 AM
Test
 
2001-10-30 09:40:47 AM
You passed. Forum works, that's how all these other posts got here :)
 
2001-10-30 09:41:17 AM
Forget about my hot dog idea, it would get to complicated, I'd have to have Kosher hot dogs, Hallal, and veggie dogs, so forget it!
 
2001-10-30 09:41:19 AM
Bottom line. . . you don't just take your kid out to some anonymous neighborhood and come back an hour later. Think about it, if you feel like there is a house in your neighborhood that might taint candy. . .don't throw the candy out. . .call the police. . .the key to a safe and polite society is knowing your neighbors.

When the mailmain came into a clients office last week he was wearing gloves and a mask to pick their mail up. The client was pissed. . .and we found out later a lot of people were pissed as well. . . the head of the postal union spoke out against mailmen doing that saying, "If there is a place on your route, where you serve people everyday, that you don't feel safe picking their mail up, you don't put on a mask, you call the police.
 
2001-10-30 09:50:34 AM
Yet another reason to turn off the lights and hide in the basement.

Hey, what happened to having to tell a joke before you get candy? Now they just walk up and expect it for free. What's up with that?
 
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2001-10-30 09:51:56 AM
 
2001-10-30 09:54:29 AM
yeah, your right Dunnski and how about a "thank you"???
 
2001-10-30 09:54:57 AM
People seem to foget that the only people being sent anthrax are important. Sally jones at the end of the cul-de-sac with her 2.5 ankel biters is not important enough to waste expensive labratory quality antrax. nitwits
 
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