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(Salon)   Is Halloween canceled this year? Because apparently we can't trust people to be sensible and decide for themselves   (salon.com) divider line
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2020-09-19 2:48:55 AM  
The coronavirus spreads by contact as well as airborne.  Your kid is going to have a bag of candy all touched by a bunch of strangers.  Are you going to clean each piece of candy for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer?
 
2020-09-19 3:25:46 AM  
It's going to be freaken weird if some of the same people that insist their kid's candy be taken to the police station to be x-rayed for razor blades become the same people who insist that this happen during a pandemic.
 
2020-09-19 3:49:40 AM  
People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?
 
2020-09-19 4:18:25 AM  

syrynxx: The coronavirus spreads by contact as well as airborne.  Your kid is going to have a bag of candy all touched by a bunch of strangers.  Are you going to clean each piece of candy for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer?


No, but dads will still inspect the candy and take their usual tax.

Also:

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2020-09-19 7:45:01 AM  
Americans have already proven they can't be trusted to not keep corona thriving so most events will be canceled. And we'll still get a gazillion partying idiots who won't wear a mask ON HALLOWEEN.

/are sexy covid costumes out yet?
 
2020-09-19 8:27:18 AM  
If trick or treating still happens, I will draw a chalk line on the front walk six feet from my door and post a cute sign saying beware of the attack (whatever costume I find for my dog) - ring doorbell and return to this line. Then I will chuck candy at kids from 6 feet afar.
 
2020-09-19 8:34:54 AM  

syrynxx: The coronavirus spreads by contact as well as airborne.  Your kid is going to have a bag of candy all touched by a bunch of strangers.  Are you going to clean each piece of candy for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer?


This. You can pass out candy from whatever distance you want, but kids' bags are still going to end up filled with unknown germs. It's not worth it.

I say this as a parent of young kids and someone who LOVES Halloween. Do something else this year. Do a candy hunt in the back yard. Have a costume fashion show and make a big deal about sending pics to friends and family. Watch Halloween movies. Cook a special, spooky meal. Play games with candy prizes for the winners. TP or egg houses together. Burn an effigy in the back yard. Summon Satan in your dining room this year.

Halloween isn't just trick or treat. Spooky lives in our hearts, not our pillowcases full of candy.
 
2020-09-19 8:57:30 AM  

frogmyte: You can pass out candy from whatever distance you want, but kids' bags are still going to end up filled with unknown germs. It's not worth it.


If I had kids they wouldn't be trick or treating, but I expect my town full of plague rats will not be deterred, and I expect they will perpetrate some kind of BS on people who decline to open their doors, so I just want to keep myself safe from Covid and my house safe from shenanigans.
 
2020-09-19 9:31:54 AM  
"... we can't trust people to be sensible and decide for themselves?

You're trolling.
 
2020-09-19 10:00:36 AM  

syrynxx: The coronavirus spreads by contact as well as airborne.  Your kid is going to have a bag of candy all touched by a bunch of strangers.  Are you going to clean each piece of candy for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer?


Just quarantine the candy for a few days, apply the dad tax. Done. Barely and inconvenience
 
2020-09-19 10:06:10 AM  

frogmyte: TP or egg houses together.


Don't do this.

frogmyte: Summon Satan in your dining room this year.


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2020-09-19 10:13:29 AM  
Yes, everything is cancelled until there is a vaccine. We could have had periods where it would be safe to do stuff like this but that would require responsible action on the part of Americans which we currently are not capable of. Sorry, Qanon out front should have told ya.
 
2020-09-19 10:21:05 AM  
Anyone still asking this question is a danger to the rest of us.
 
2020-09-19 11:09:08 AM  
We'll get that candy to ya...
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2020-09-19 11:22:55 AM  
Apparently not, since a nice evening out for the kids has been transformed into a week-long cosplay festival for adults, along with all the money, partying, and debauchery expected of a bunch of 20-year-old college kids.

But we aren't a bunch of spoiled children or anything, who can't be expected to do something sensible to help out society.
Then why are we dressed like that?
 
2020-09-19 11:24:25 AM  

Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?


Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?
 
2020-09-19 12:21:20 PM  

cryinoutloud: Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?

Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?


Why are you still buying anything -- food, medicine, clothing -- that you didn't grow, raise, weave, synthesize and make yourself?
 
2020-09-19 1:13:49 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: cryinoutloud: Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?

Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?

Why are you still buying anything -- food, medicine, clothing -- that you didn't grow, raise, weave, synthesize and make yourself?


Next Week: Do You Really Trust Your Doctor?
 
2020-09-19 1:17:00 PM  
Plastic bucket of treats on the porch.  Sign that says "Take One - Honor System".  Fake video camera (plenty obvious) pointed at bucket.
 
2020-09-19 1:41:36 PM  
Door to door hasn't been a thing in my neighborhood for years.

My dumbass neighborhood will still do their parade though I expect, and the rebellious morons may even start going door to door again just to spite science
 
2020-09-19 1:52:36 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It's gonna be on a Sat. night *WITH* a Blue Moon!

If it's not raining & I see Trick-r-Treaters, I'll throw candy off my balcony to them.

Dressed as a Plague Doctor.   :-)
 
2020-09-19 1:55:01 PM  

neeNHA: Americans have already proven they can't be trusted to not keep corona thriving so most events will be canceled. And we'll still get a gazillion partying idiots who won't wear a mask ON HALLOWEEN.

/are sexy covid costumes out yet?


Didja really have to ask?


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2020-09-19 2:44:22 PM  

cryinoutloud: Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?

Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?


Dafuq you talking about? I don't even have a login for Amazon. fark off with that bullshiat.
 
2020-09-19 2:51:46 PM  

Brosephus: cryinoutloud: Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?

Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?

Dafuq you talking about? I don't even have a login for Amazon. fark off with that bullshiat.


You will never, ever convince Cryin that you or anyone alive other than her and her kids, are anything but the most consumerist consumers who ever consumed.

Hilariously, she also gives me shiat for having gone after a job with the ability to retire, saying that too is just chasing money. Meanwhile, in multiple threads she's whined about being poor, never having a decent job, and the struggles of collecting various welfare programs.
 
2020-09-19 4:02:35 PM  
Here in rural Nevada the Facebook newsgroup has posts saying "the Gubbermint doesn't own Halloween!"

They have also held protests against their kids wearing masks in school.

AntiMa is starting to look like an anti-American organization.
 
2020-09-19 4:13:52 PM  

Fano: syrynxx: The coronavirus spreads by contact as well as airborne.  Your kid is going to have a bag of candy all touched by a bunch of strangers.  Are you going to clean each piece of candy for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer?

Just quarantine the candy for a few days, apply the dad tax. Done. Barely and inconvenience


That was my immediate thought, lock it in the trunk of the car for a week.   It'll teach the little sugarmonsters to develop patience.
 
2020-09-19 4:20:59 PM  
Is there any holiday that fits mask-wearing better than Halloween?  If using a traditional mask, cut bits of a paper mask and tape it over the nose and mouth holes.  Done.

You might want to use hand sanitizer after eating/unwrapping the candy, but it isn't that big a deal.
 
2020-09-19 4:46:04 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Is there any holiday that fits mask-wearing better than Halloween?  If using a traditional mask, cut bits of a paper mask and tape it over the nose and mouth holes.  Done.

You might want to use hand sanitizer after eating/unwrapping the candy, but it isn't that big a deal.


I'll trade Halloween for Thanksgiving where all the real deaths will occur
 
2020-09-19 5:16:40 PM  
No wonder Americans can't save a dime and not get fat.  You ask them to endure an inconvenience and they lose their shiat. It's just Halloween.  It's just one year out of your lives.  I'm sorry that Dylan, Tyler, Caitlin, Katelyn, and Kaitalynnn are bummed.  Explain that success in life means doing things that aren't instantly gratifying.
 
2020-09-19 5:30:54 PM  

Fano: yet_another_wumpus: Is there any holiday that fits mask-wearing better than Halloween?  If using a traditional mask, cut bits of a paper mask and tape it over the nose and mouth holes.  Done.

You might want to use hand sanitizer after eating/unwrapping the candy, but it isn't that big a deal.

I'll trade Halloween for Thanksgiving where all the real deaths will occur


Let's see.  My family's Thanksgiving should include:

household 1: 3 kids (virtual classrooms), 3 adults (work from home), 1 retired senior.  It is held at their house.
household 2: 1 adult - works in a nearly empty factory (night shift) with real mask controls.  Extreme introvert, isolation isn't an issue.
households 3-5: two seniors each, each probably social distancing and isolating.  At least 2 are pretty at risk.
Households 6-7: individual seniors.  Are trumpers and good luck with the mask wearing (I think they are both alive).

Odds are good, but I'm still worried about households 3-5 (my parents are one of these and since dad is 82 he's really at risk).  One of them (my aunt and uncle) could easily not attend.  Households 6-7 are the biggest worry: they are H1:senior's sisters and going to get an invite and come.

Christmas has quarantine issues, but 4 less seniors (including both trumpers).  It should be doable, but I might have to sneak back to NY.
 
2020-09-19 8:48:11 PM  

Smackledorfer: Brosephus: cryinoutloud: Brosephus: People are still voluntarily packing in to Trump rallies.  Do you want those plague rats knocking on your door?  Would you allow your kid to handle anything coming from the house of a plague rat?

Then why are you still ordering all that shiat from Amazon?

Dafuq you talking about? I don't even have a login for Amazon. fark off with that bullshiat.

You will never, ever convince Cryin that you or anyone alive other than her and her kids, are anything but the most consumerist consumers who ever consumed.

Hilariously, she also gives me shiat for having gone after a job with the ability to retire, saying that too is just chasing money. Meanwhile, in multiple threads she's whined about being poor, never having a decent job, and the struggles of collecting various welfare programs.


Okay. I gave up trying to figure that one out.
 
2020-09-20 12:02:44 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Fano: yet_another_wumpus: Is there any holiday that fits mask-wearing better than Halloween?  If using a traditional mask, cut bits of a paper mask and tape it over the nose and mouth holes.  Done.

You might want to use hand sanitizer after eating/unwrapping the candy, but it isn't that big a deal.

I'll trade Halloween for Thanksgiving where all the real deaths will occur

Let's see.  My family's Thanksgiving should include:

household 1: 3 kids (virtual classrooms), 3 adults (work from home), 1 retired senior.  It is held at their house.
household 2: 1 adult - works in a nearly empty factory (night shift) with real mask controls.  Extreme introvert, isolation isn't an issue.
households 3-5: two seniors each, each probably social distancing and isolating.  At least 2 are pretty at risk.
Households 6-7: individual seniors.  Are trumpers and good luck with the mask wearing (I think they are both alive).

Odds are good, but I'm still worried about households 3-5 (my parents are one of these and since dad is 82 he's really at risk).  One of them (my aunt and uncle) could easily not attend.  Households 6-7 are the biggest worry: they are H1:senior's sisters and going to get an invite and come.

Christmas has quarantine issues, but 4 less seniors (including both trumpers).  It should be doable, but I might have to sneak back to NY.


OK, I give up trying to figure that one out.
 
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