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2020-07-22 7:47:21 AM  
You don't think people will wear masks...on Halloween?
 
2020-07-22 7:52:47 AM  

Chris Ween: You don't think people will wear masks...on Halloween?


Regular masks are not N95 capable and really are not any way to ensure YOU don't get the virus... it just helps the control spread and you're still not supposed to be in groups going from house to house grabbing things from people you don't know who got things from places you don't know...

Plus, flu season will be kicking in by then, which is going to probably be lovely this year.
 
2020-07-22 7:59:10 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Regular masks are not N95 capable


They still prevent the spread of the virus.

NewportBarGuy: Plus, flu season will be kicking in by then, which is going to probably be lovely this year.


Actually, if we're all wearing masks by then, flu season should be virtually negligible, since it is transmitted much the same way. Mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing should knock down the common cold too.
 
2020-07-22 8:01:53 AM  

FlashHarry: NewportBarGuy: Regular masks are not N95 capableThey still prevent the spread of the virus.


That's literally what I said, though...

"it just helps the control spread"

FlashHarry: Actually, if we're all wearing masks by then, flu season should be virtually negligible, since it is transmitted much the same way. Mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing should knock down the common cold too.


Sure, if the raging morons in the Heartland feel like getting on board. I'm not as confident of that happening.
 
2020-07-22 8:02:53 AM  

FlashHarry: NewportBarGuy: Regular masks are not N95 capable

They still prevent the spread of the virus.

NewportBarGuy: Plus, flu season will be kicking in by then, which is going to probably be lovely this year.

Actually, if we're all wearing masks by then, flu season should be virtually negligible, since it is transmitted much the same way. Mask-wearing, hand-washing and social distancing should knock down the common cold too.


Kids can wear cloth masks under their plastic masks and be just fine.

/One year I was homemade Darth Vader and used one of my dad's painting respirators.
 
2020-07-22 8:08:33 AM  
I'm just going to send notes to my neighbors with my address and kids' names.  That way they can just mail the candy to them.
 
2020-07-22 8:08:48 AM  
When politics focus on sacrificing children Halloween isn't just scary enough.
 
2020-07-22 8:08:55 AM  
Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.
So yeah,....
 
2020-07-22 8:10:56 AM  
And Thanksgiving, too.
 
2020-07-22 8:12:38 AM  
Our Garbage National Response to Coronavirus may cancel Halloween in America
 
2020-07-22 8:15:56 AM  
I thought it already had.

And football too.
It just doesn't want to admit it yet.
 
2020-07-22 8:17:44 AM  
Was the Obvious tag too obvious?
 
2020-07-22 8:18:49 AM  
I'm going to put a bucket of wrapped candies in a chair in front of my door with a cheery halloween pumpkin printout taped on the chair. This isn't something new - I've done this for years so kids don't ring my doorbell.

Kinda sad this necessary now...
 
2020-07-22 8:20:29 AM  

cretinbob: Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.
So yeah,....


Do you ever leave your house or do you just spew talking points you see on Facebook?

We had over a hundred kids come to the door last year.  Trick or treat is alive and well.

I mean, yeah...day cares have "Trunk or treat" which is pretty damn cute and fun too.
 
2020-07-22 8:22:11 AM  
Duh??

Also trunk or treat is stupid. And I usually get like 5 trick or treaters.
 
2020-07-22 8:22:53 AM  

Paddy: And Thanksgiving, too.


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2020-07-22 8:22:57 AM  

cretinbob: Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.
So yeah,....


Trunk or Treat has is fine for little kids, but it makes me said that older kids who should be out getting a taste of freedom are stuck with it. Don't even get me started on the mall handing out candy. I don't know what circle of hell that is. Hopefully, all the malls will be dead before I can possibly have my kid ask to go to that atrocity.
 
2020-07-22 8:23:00 AM  
Whatever, I'm still going to cover the house in plastic sheeting and quarantine tape for Halloween
 
2020-07-22 8:23:20 AM  
Great, prepare for non stop Fox news coverage about how the liberals are still trying to take their rights away even though everyone will be wearing masks.
 
2020-07-22 8:24:32 AM  
Honestly, Halloween can't scare us in any possible way that the rest of 2020 hasn't already. I feel kind of bad for it. It kind of had its thunder stolen by the rest of the year. Maybe the murder hornets will make a brief return.
 
2020-07-22 8:29:01 AM  
Its going to be the best Halloween ever!  Instead of fake dead bodies in people's lawns, they will be real.
 
2020-07-22 8:32:57 AM  
But I've already been working on my Sexy Karen costume!
 
2020-07-22 8:35:20 AM  
Thank you, China.
 
2020-07-22 8:41:59 AM  

cretinbob: Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.
So yeah,....


What godforsaken hellish town do you live in? Trick o' Treating is absolutely massive in our Northern Virginia suburbia. We easily get a couple hundred kids every year. I have run out of candy the last three years, and that's after buying six or seven bags of the mixed stuff. Seriously, 'borrowed' from the youngest loot to fill some late treaters hands.
 
2020-07-22 8:42:43 AM  

Herr Morgenstern: Paddy: And Thanksgiving, too.

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I just love that scene.

And yes, Christmas will be different, too, depending on the stage you're in by then. It'll all be different for the foreseeable future.
 
2020-07-22 8:44:46 AM  

mcsiegs: cretinbob: Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.
So yeah,....

Do you ever leave your house or do you just spew talking points you see on Facebook?

We had over a hundred kids come to the door last year.  Trick or treat is alive and well.

I mean, yeah...day cares have "Trunk or treat" which is pretty damn cute and fun too.


The past 2 years I've had one, and that was when I lived in town.
 
2020-07-22 8:50:14 AM  

There are some who call me Tim: Great, prepare for non stop Fox news coverage about how the liberals are still trying to take their rights away even though everyone will be wearing masks.


I wouldn't count on Fox going to bat for Halloween considering a good portion of their viewership thinks it's "Satan's holiday." I never got to wear my costume to elementary school because of these chucklefarks and the chip on my shoulder runs deep.
 
2020-07-22 8:59:38 AM  
How about this.

Kids sit on their lawns in costume and adults drive by, whipping candy at the wee ones.

Drive-by Halloween is SO 2020.
 
2020-07-22 9:08:01 AM  

Hell Poodle: There are some who call me Tim: Great, prepare for non stop Fox news coverage about how the liberals are still trying to take their rights away even though everyone will be wearing masks.

I wouldn't count on Fox going to bat for Halloween considering a good portion of their viewership thinks it's "Satan's holiday." I never got to wear my costume to elementary school because of these chucklefarks and the chip on my shoulder runs deep.


Your login may have been a hint
 
2020-07-22 9:10:21 AM  
When states first started quarantine back in March, there was an initial hope that us face painters would be back at work by Halloween. That people would come out of their houses and throw kick ass Halloween parties and we would be up to our eyeballs at work. I took a part-time, seasonal essential job to make ends meet in the meantime. I think it was late May that we kind of collectively realized that nobody would be painting again before next spring. Some well established companies will make it. Mine won't. I filed for dissolution a week ago; best to get it out of the way before the business becomes an albatross. I found another essential seasonal job, and will probably find another when this one ends. Face painting, when viable again, will recede to a hobby.

I've been wondering for awhile what we, as a community, will do about Halloween. Candy bowls at the end of driveways will end up full of germs and stuff. Try  to put up kick ass yard displays so people can drive by and look? How will we show off our costumes?

I mean, yeah, we can just have a little family Halloween party in the house, but the community involvement is the best part of Halloween.
 
2020-07-22 9:10:29 AM  
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2020-07-22 9:17:06 AM  
I'd you're scared stay home.
 
2020-07-22 9:19:15 AM  
I'll just leave a bowl of candy bars on a table on my front porch. If the local kids don't get them, the raccoons will.

Everyone wins!
 
2020-07-22 9:26:53 AM  
MAY cancel? .... Halloween is done for.
 
Ant
2020-07-22 9:28:31 AM  
There's no 'may' about it. Kids going around to a bunch of houses and grabbing candy from communal bowls is a terrible idea.
 
2020-07-22 9:39:20 AM  

cretinbob: Trick or treating has been dead for a couple of years. Now people gather in parking lots instead of going house to house.


This.
It's sad, really. That and they try to change the date of Halloween when it doesn't fall on a weekend....just no.

/Of course all the holidays this year fall on a weekend, and can't really take advantage of it because Covid.
 
2020-07-22 10:04:17 AM  

FrancoFile: But I've already been working on my Sexy Karen costume!


I'm doing Sexy Murder Hornet.
 
2020-07-22 10:08:24 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: How about this.

Kids sit on their lawns in costume and adults drive by, whipping candy at the wee ones.

Drive-by Halloween is SO 2020.


TRICK OR YEET!  YEET THE TREATS!
 
2020-07-22 10:11:33 AM  
So, I grew this nice sized pumpkin for Halloween and just before I harvested it, some evil squirrel found the hand hole in the side of the crate I put over said pumpkin expressly to keep said evil squirrel away and chewed a small crater in the side.  If I left it, the evil squirrel would eat most of it; if harvested, it would just rot, so I had no choice but to lop off the damaged section and cook the rest.  There will be pumpkin bread later this week. maybe pumpkin muffins.... But yeah, Halloween is canceled.
 
2020-07-22 10:20:04 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: How about this.

Kids sit on their lawns in costume and adults drive by, whipping candy at the wee ones.

Drive-by Halloween is SO 2020.


Despite being proudly stolen from Facebook, it's mildly amusing until you contemplate the reality that some farkwads would find a way to screw it up for everyone by tossing out razorblade apples, cyanide pixie stix, doing actual "drive-by" shiat or worse: tossing out Necco Wafers.
 
2020-07-22 10:26:21 AM  

frogmyte: When states first started quarantine back in March, there was an initial hope that us face painters would be back at work by Halloween. That people would come out of their houses and throw kick ass Halloween parties and we would be up to our eyeballs at work. I took a part-time, seasonal essential job to make ends meet in the meantime. I think it was late May that we kind of collectively realized that nobody would be painting again before next spring. Some well established companies will make it. Mine won't. I filed for dissolution a week ago; best to get it out of the way before the business becomes an albatross. I found another essential seasonal job, and will probably find another when this one ends. Face painting, when viable again, will recede to a hobby.

I've been wondering for awhile what we, as a community, will do about Halloween. Candy bowls at the end of driveways will end up full of germs and stuff. Try  to put up kick ass yard displays so people can drive by and look? How will we show off our costumes?

I mean, yeah, we can just have a little family Halloween party in the house, but the community involvement is the best part of Halloween.


Demos on YouTube are going to be profitable.
 
2020-07-22 10:30:06 AM  
if the kids are going to school then we'll have Halloween, at least in  my neighborhood.
 
2020-07-22 10:32:19 AM  
DUH!  We can't have American's getting out and enjoying themselves until AFTER the November
elections.  Don't you get it yet?  ;)
 
2020-07-22 10:37:51 AM  
Halloween to me was more than the candy. It was about remembering those we love who died and celebrating the harvest from the earth and the bounty she gives us for all our work.
The romance of the night, her children who do their work of eating the vermin while we rest. The telling stories of monsters and ghosts around an open fire under a starry sky with a bewitching moon hanging low.
Halloween is a communal holiday a day to let loose and expressing ourselves. The night when we can be who we want and for a little while play pretend.
 
2020-07-22 10:39:23 AM  
Boo
 
2020-07-22 10:43:30 AM  
Halloween parties or trick or treating? Because one of those is understandable, the other is not.

Honestly, a Halloween party doesn't have to be a superspreader event, as long as you check people at the door and enforce reasonable precautions.
 
2020-07-22 10:56:31 AM  
Either way it's going to be a shiat show.
 
2020-07-22 11:07:45 AM  
1. My calendar is already printed, and I'm not going to let anyone cross out Halloween
2. Even if someone who thinks they have power says Halloween is cancelled, they aren't going to stop me from going to a booze and drug fueled party with all the costumes of the time. Over the top cosplay guys, barely there costume girls, sideways hat is somehow a costume people, and everything in between.
 
2020-07-22 11:11:36 AM  

BLayingBeads: I'd you're scared stay home.


You still don't get it.
 
2020-07-22 11:17:34 AM  

thespindrifter: ViolentEastCoastCity: How about this.

Kids sit on their lawns in costume and adults drive by, whipping candy at the wee ones.

Drive-by Halloween is SO 2020.

Despite being proudly stolen from Facebook, it's mildly amusing until you contemplate the reality that some farkwads would find a way to screw it up for everyone by tossing out razorblade apples, cyanide pixie stix, doing actual "drive-by" shiat or worse: tossing out Necco Wafers.


Necco Waf- look man I was about to eat.

Jesus Christ.
 
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