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(Telegraph)   Cancer charity Halloween display shut down by police for being too gory. If they think bloody mannequins are horrific, they should try chemo   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 79
    More: Asinine, Halloween, Halloween display, cult film, Stevenage, Cancer Research UK  
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2013-10-17 04:27:37 PM
A similar thing happened to an aunt of mine last year but thankfully she only had to get one boo removed.
 
2013-10-17 04:39:03 PM
Here is a link to the guy's cancer charity donation page.

It's sad that parents have become too lazy to explain make believe to their kids.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-10-17 05:31:30 PM
FTA - He believes that if the parent had spoken to him rather than the police they could have come to a compromise, adding: "It's so ridiculous it's almost funny."

God forbid a parent today actually ...you know be a parent. It's just easier to call in the SWAT team to deal with anything you or your child find the least bit offensive.
 
2013-10-17 05:35:55 PM
It would be funny if that parent developed cancer
 
2013-10-17 06:08:59 PM
he had to tone down his macabre show, which is based on the cult movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

smithsverdict.files.wordpress.com

Agrees.
 
2013-10-17 06:09:19 PM
A man has been ordered by police to cover up the Halloween display outside his home because it is scaring children.

I thought that was THE F*CKING POINT?!?
 
2013-10-17 06:12:46 PM
There are laws against the first amendment?

Hope someone gets paid.
 
2013-10-17 06:13:39 PM
Not a day goes by without a story about what happens when some idiot is put in charge of something.

In this example I would have insisted on the idiot show me exactly what law I was breaking and then took it to court.
 
2013-10-17 06:16:46 PM
The point of Halloween is not to terrorize and scar little kids for life. Just scare them enough they have fun.

That shiat is not little kid scary - that's horror movie scary.
 
2013-10-17 06:18:47 PM

Giltric: There are laws against the first amendment?

Hope someone gets paid.


Not US.  This comes to us from the land of Antisocial Behavior Orders.

My two-year-old got scared by a kid wearing a costume--complete with mask--in Goodwill this afternoon.  I laughed and reassured her it wasn't a monster, just a little boy.  Really, you never know what kids are going to be scared by.  This is the same child who finds stray hairs absolutely terrifying.  Explaining shiat to your kids is pretty much what being a parent is all about.
 
2013-10-17 06:18:55 PM

edmo: The point of Halloween is not to terrorize and scar little kids for life. Just scare them enough they have fun.

That shiat is not little kid scary - that's horror movie scary.


I agree. There's a time and a place for everything. Some people take it to far.
 
2013-10-17 06:19:27 PM

Brick-House: Not a day goes by without a story about what happens when some idiot is put in charge of something.

In this example I would have insisted on the idiot show me exactly what law I was breaking and then took it to court.


You would be surprised about the kinds of codes you can find in any city council/city codes rule book.

If you don't comply with these, and people complain about your violating them,you can be fined per day of violation, sometimes exceeding that of 500$.

I wonder if he was allowed to put up that sign, or if he hasn't filled out the required forms. ... poor guy.
 
2013-10-17 06:22:09 PM

Grave_Girl: Giltric: There are laws against the first amendment?

Hope someone gets paid.

Not US.  This comes to us from the land of Antisocial Behavior Orders.

My two-year-old got scared by a kid wearing a costume--complete with mask--in Goodwill this afternoon.  I laughed and reassured her it wasn't a monster, just a little boy.  Really, you never know what kids are going to be scared by.  This is the same child who finds stray hairs absolutely terrifying.  Explaining shiat to your kids is pretty much what being a parent is all about.



<doublespittake.jpg> Bwahahahahahhahah! Ha! HA! *breathes* Oh wait, you're serious! Let me laugh even harder!
 
2013-10-17 06:23:03 PM

baconbeard: edmo: The point of Halloween is not to terrorize and scar little kids for life. Just scare them enough they have fun.

That shiat is not little kid scary - that's horror movie scary.

I agree. There's a time and a place for everything. Some people take it to far.


I can tell both of you are a blast at parties...
 
2013-10-17 06:23:04 PM

Giltric: There are laws against the first amendment?

Hope someone gets paid.


United Kingdom, not States.
 
2013-10-17 06:24:13 PM
If the news is any indication, in Britain, "council" is run by morons and the police have the power to violate your rights in almost any way imaginable at their behest.  Also, hoodie knife crime cancer horror.
 
2013-10-17 06:24:55 PM
Well said , subby. Watched my younger sister fight for 14 horrible years before it overwhelmed her. Chemo is truly awful.
 
2013-10-17 06:26:00 PM
One year I had a scarecrow on my porch all October for decorations, and then on Hallowen night I put the scarecrow's clothes on and laid in the exact same spot next to the candy bowl. It was a great scarecrow costume. I waited for a little kid to get his hand all the way into the candy bowl and then jumped up and scared him. He refused to return to my home and wouldn't even ride his bike down to my end of the street for months. That kid is probably still scared of scarecrows.

/and I'm ok with that
 
2013-10-17 06:27:18 PM

No Such Agency: If the news is any indication, in Britain, "council" is run by morons and the police have the power to violate your rights in almost any way imaginable at their behest.


According to my friends and family living there, this is pretty much the truth. Possibly understating things a little, even.
 
2013-10-17 06:27:19 PM

Ohlookabutterfly: Well said , subby. Watched my younger sister fight for 14 horrible years before it overwhelmed her. Chemo is truly awful.


This deserves a sad button vote. :(
 
2013-10-17 06:27:58 PM
I wonder if they watched Regis this morning....

www.imfdb.org
 
2013-10-17 06:27:59 PM
No Such Agency: ... Also, hoodie knife crime cancer horror.
The new name of my latest sludgecore band.
 
2013-10-17 06:28:20 PM

Boojum2k: No Such Agency: If the news is any indication, in Britain, "council" is run by morons and the police have the power to violate your rights in almost any way imaginable at their behest.

According to my friends and family living there, this is pretty much the truth. Possibly understating things a little, even.


Mmm, yes. Quite. *sips tea*
 
2013-10-17 06:35:46 PM
Hopefully she doesn't allow her kids to see their own poop after corn and licorice night.

Some suggestions for her and her 'special' children

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-17 06:38:22 PM
This guy had the police called too but here in murica we believe in the right to go way over the top to the point of actually traumatizing people.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-10-17 06:39:08 PM

No Such Agency: If the news is any indication, in Britain, "council" is run by morons and the police have the power to violate your rights in almost any way imaginable at their behest.  Also, hoodie knife crime cancer horror.


UK councils seem to be run by the same type of people who run school boards in North America.
 
2013-10-17 06:42:20 PM
CSB time:

We used to pull the old distract the kids with candy while someone else sneaks up on them trick each year. I've seen kids burst into tears from as little as a soft "BOO!" and wiggling hands. Moral: little kids are pretty much terrified of everything and calling the police on your neighbor's yard haunt is twatwaddle of the highest caliber.
 
2013-10-17 06:43:24 PM

baconbeard: edmo: The point of Halloween is not to terrorize and scar little kids for life. Just scare them enough they have fun.

That shiat is not little kid scary - that's horror movie scary.

I agree. There's a time and a place for everything. Some people take it to far.


Wait until you guys get cable.

Y'all are going to shiat bricks.
 
2013-10-17 06:48:53 PM

edmo: The point of Halloween is not to terrorize and scar little kids for life. Just scare them enough they have fun.

That shiat is not little kid scary - that's horror movie scary.


Indiscriminate scaring is a problem, but targeted is what the holiday is about once you're too old to go out gathering candy.

The crowning moment of my high school Halloween adventures was senior year, while hiding in the woods at the end of my driveway in order to sneak up behind trick-or-treaters as they approached the house I overheard two early middle school aged girls say "Let's skip this house... They always try to scare us." and the other reply "Yeah... Yeah, but they don't actually scare us..." "No, definitely not scared of them..."


Now certainly little kids weren't on the target list.  I'd hop out and ask their parents if they stayed at the road if their kids would be okay with a jump out and roar kind of scare for when they came back up the driveway.  I had a few cases where one parent would stay at the road and the other would walk up and they encouraged me to try to get the other parent on the way back.  But if kids were old enough to trick-or-treat on their own and weren't with obviously younger siblings, it was on.
 
2013-10-17 06:51:14 PM

BATMANATEE: Here is a link to the guy's cancer charity donation page.

It's sad that parents have become too lazy to explain make believe to their kids.


This. It was his attempt to be noticed and increase cancer donations. If he just put up a plastic jack-o-lantern, no one would notice. Speaking of chemo, going through it is hell.
 
2013-10-17 06:51:23 PM
Too gory for Halloween?  What country is this? Did we lose a war I don't know about?
 
2013-10-17 06:56:06 PM
Hah! you have to candy coat horrible realities in America.

I think it has to do with depressed people don't spending money or something.
 
2013-10-17 06:58:36 PM

BATMANATEE: Here is a link to the guy's cancer charity donation page.

It's sad that parents have become too lazy to explain make believe to their kids.


Not really sure if you're trolling or serious. That second statement sounds like you do not have children. ..And I do agree, lazy parents are pretty sad. However not as sad is myopic adults.
 
2013-10-17 07:00:11 PM
Chemo isn't actually that horrific.  Radiation is the worse one and mostly because you have to go every day so it sucks balls to fit it in to your day.
 
2013-10-17 07:09:48 PM

Treygreen13: One year I had a scarecrow on my porch all October for decorations, and then on Hallowen night I put the scarecrow's clothes on and laid in the exact same spot next to the candy bowl. It was a great scarecrow costume. I waited for a little kid to get his hand all the way into the candy bowl and then jumped up and scared him. He refused to return to my home and wouldn't even ride his bike down to my end of the street for months. That kid is probably still scared of scarecrows.

/and I'm ok with that


That's awesome, my cousin would try and pull that shiat the very night.  Kids are smart, sure he got a few, but you went the extra mile.
 
2013-10-17 07:11:54 PM

Thorazine: That second statement sounds like you do not have children.


Oh God, the sanctimonious "You don't have children so you don't know anything" speech. That never gets old.
 
2013-10-17 07:13:16 PM

lennavan: Chemo isn't actually that horrific.  Radiation is the worse one and mostly because you have to go every day so it sucks balls to fit it in to your day.


I did both over four years, I did 42 radiation treatments (21 each time, separated by two years).

One of my chemos was spinal tap, a spinal tap a week for five weeks, an IV a week and three IMs with a drug that had a possible side effect of "sudden death".

Radiation was a breeze compared to chemo.

Diagnosed 33 years ago yesterday
 
2013-10-17 07:17:09 PM
Next year I'm having medical students perform live autopsies on my front lawn for Halloween decorations.
 
2013-10-17 07:19:30 PM

clovis69: a spinal tap a week for five weeks


I love that movie but once a week might be a bit much.

Glad you made it through.

/Big Bottom
 
2013-10-17 07:21:39 PM

Anderson's Pooper: clovis69: a spinal tap a week for five weeks

I love that movie but once a week might be a bit much.

Glad you made it through.

/Big Bottom


Talkin' bout mudflaps, my girl's got 'em.
 
2013-10-17 07:22:31 PM

Mugato: Too gory for Halloween?  What country is this? Did we lose a war I don't know about?


Yes, the war against yourselves. Boo.

/that's a waterboardin'
 
2013-10-17 07:22:44 PM
I'm a cancer pharmacist.  Every time we start a new patient on chemotherapy, I go in to talk to them about what they're in for, what side effects to be vigilant for, and apologize in advance for what I'm about to do to them.  Some are better than others.  I think the worst, in terms of outright toxicity, are ipilimumab (for metastatic melanoma), aldesleukin (also for melanoma and also renal cell carcinoma), FOLFIRINOX (metastatic pancreatic cancer), and the conditioning regimens used for myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplant.  Some of those . . . you just watch the patient waste away to almost nothing.

On the other hand, we've been making strides.  Used to be, chronic myelogenous leukemia was treated with some pretty nasty chemo (interferon).  Now we treat it with a pill.  Still chemotherapy, but it works a lot better and it's much less toxic.

But even after all the stuff I've seen, I'm pretty horrified by this guy's figurines.  Those are not the products of a healthy mind.
 
2013-10-17 07:26:16 PM
It couldn't compare to the horrifying experience of watching:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-10-17 07:27:33 PM
just put up a sign that says "not real" and there ya go
 
2013-10-17 07:30:20 PM

clovis69: lennavan: Chemo isn't actually that horrific.  Radiation is the worse one and mostly because you have to go every day so it sucks balls to fit it in to your day.

I did both over four years, I did 42 radiation treatments (21 each time, separated by two years).

One of my chemos was spinal tap, a spinal tap a week for five weeks, an IV a week and three IMs with a drug that had a possible side effect of "sudden death".

Radiation was a breeze compared to chemo.

Diagnosed 33 years ago yesterday


Ooo, ooo, can I guess?  I love these.  You had acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  The drug given in the spinal tap was cytarabine, the weekly IV drug was vincristine, and the IM drug with the side effect of possible death was L-asparaginase.  Did I win?

/Cancer pharmacist
 
2013-10-17 07:31:50 PM
Remember its England. So I they dont have the 1st amendment rights like we do.
 
2013-10-17 07:38:21 PM

Thorazine: BATMANATEE: Here is a link to the guy's cancer charity donation page.

It's sad that parents have become too lazy to explain make believe to their kids.

Not really sure if you're trolling or serious. That second statement sounds like you do not have children. ..And I do agree, lazy parents are pretty sad. However not as sad is myopic adults.


Your statement sounds like you have children... but probably shouldn't.
 
2013-10-17 07:39:32 PM
If it was just one parent, the cops should have explained the first amendment and that the Halloween display likely falls under it and tell her if it scares her child to keep her child away from it.

NO need to kowtow to one parent who can't be fussed just to avoid the place.
 
2013-10-17 07:40:26 PM

NkThrasher: I overheard two early middle school aged girls say "Let's skip this house... They always try to scare us."


Heh, I read that as two early middle-aged school girls. :)
 
2013-10-17 07:41:36 PM

lennavan: Chemo isn't actually that horrific.  Radiation is the worse one and mostly because you have to go every day so it sucks balls to fit it in to your day.


Fark you. Chemo is strapping yourself to a machine to pump you full of poison, in an attempt to kill the cancer slightly faster than it kills you. Sometimes it doesn't.

I'm so sorry that your cancer treatment is merely inconvenient.
 
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