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(Slate)   Today's Slatesplanation: Why we allowed Halloween to become SPOOOOOOOOOOKY SEASON   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Halloween, Christmas and holiday season, Ayumi Hamasaki, Seasons, ARIA Charts, spooky season, combination of words, time of year  
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2021-10-21 5:36:29 AM  
You know what never goes out of season? Telling a Slate "writer" they are joyless hacks and should f*ck off.
 
2021-10-21 5:42:08 AM  
DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?
 
2021-10-21 5:43:22 AM  
That was a hell of an article. Here's the tldr version.  "I don't like the phrase 'Spooky Season.' Why not? I just don't. Where did this phrase come from? I couldn't figure that out. I guess people just like it."
 
2021-10-21 5:43:58 AM  

Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?


Misogynist and racist too.
 
2021-10-21 5:44:37 AM  

Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?


No, whining about the lead up to Halloween being called "spooky season."

That's it. The entire sum total of TFA.
 
2021-10-21 5:49:40 AM  
The next Hemingway right there.

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2021-10-21 5:55:10 AM  
Why we allowed Slate to become a thing?
 
2021-10-21 5:58:13 AM  

Izunbacol: The next Hemingway right there.

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Some of those look like Onion headlines to me...she sucks that much.
 
2021-10-21 6:05:40 AM  
Halloween is popular because you can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be superheroes and moms get to be hookers.   I prefer Thanksgiving where you get to be fully yourself for a day - just stuffing your face, boozing, and watching TV.
 
2021-10-21 6:06:18 AM  
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2021-10-21 6:12:08 AM  

Smoking GNU: Why we allowed Slate to become a thing?


Slate is a thing because they publish some good writers.  Seth Stevenson, Jordan Weissman, Anna Shamsnsky (sp?), and Felix Salmon are great.

If you go back and fine the daily updates of the original R Kelly trial, you will be entertained.

They also publish a lot of pop culture and they do it from a specific perspective which is not Fark's perspective so you get this.  I don't get it either, but it clearly has an audience.  That Nicki Minaj article by this author is good though.
 
2021-10-21 6:13:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Halloween is popular because you can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be superheroes and moms get to be hookers.   I prefer Thanksgiving where you get to be fully yourself for a day - just stuffing your face, boozing, and watching TV.


Thanksgiving is my favorite. Its been commercialized in its own way, but it worked for Thanksgiving.  Have a big feast. See friends and family. Revel in food and debauchery.

I like Christmas for the lights and decorations, but that's a holiday with identity issues. Spend. Buy. Little baby Jesus. Yay credit cards..  Fat coca cola guy in a red suit has been spying on your children all year and is planning a home invasion .
 
2021-10-21 6:15:37 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Halloween is popular because you can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be superheroes and moms get to be hookers.   I prefer Thanksgiving where you get to be fully yourself for a day - just stuffing your face, boozing, and watching TV.


Halloween is popular because Kids can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be a superhero.
Adults can show who they really are, just in a festive costume.  Slutty Witch? Slutty Pumpkin?  Slutty Clown?  Etc...

That applies to everyone - I've seen dudes rocking the Slutty Cowboy - was a hat, the boots, and a banana hammock

'Erebody in the club gettin' slooty
 
2021-10-21 6:20:40 AM  
I'm also gonna say Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, food, family, football. Rather eat a good meal than get a present. Someone cooking you a meal is the ultimate present, and cooking for someone else is one of the nicest things you can do for someone.
 
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2021-10-21 6:22:50 AM  
Having just woke up to huge lightning flashes and tremendous thunder that I felt in my stomach, I'll allow spooky season.

Spooky spaghetti is my favorite thing ever. (we made squid ink linguini for a special at the Italian joint I was at, and the prep cook who portioned it and labeled it wrote spooky spaghetti on the label and I still laugh about it to this day)
 
2021-10-21 6:37:29 AM  
That was certainly a webpage with words on it.
 
2021-10-21 6:44:57 AM  
I was going to comment on the sucks, then decided to just post a meme, then decided that even that was me then that article is worth.

Do, instead, I'll just post a pic of a doll that's obviously had too much to drink.

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2021-10-21 6:50:22 AM  

Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?


You're damn right.
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From Satan!
 
2021-10-21 6:54:29 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Halloween is popular because you can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be superheroes and moms get to be hookers.   I prefer Thanksgiving where you get to be fully yourself for a day - just stuffing your face, boozing, and watching TV.


If subby's mom was going to pretend to be someone else, it can't be a hooker. And for her, every day involves boozing and stuffing her face... just not with food...


/ tell her to call me back subby, I miss her.
 
2021-10-21 6:56:50 AM  
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2021-10-21 7:04:54 AM  
somebody's getting paid by the word.  author is like the little birds in the eaves outside my window here, just twittering away saying nothing, except that i never scream at the birds to
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2021-10-21 7:04:57 AM  
Because it's fun? Can't have that, can we?
 
2021-10-21 7:19:17 AM  

MythDragon: Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?

You're damn right.
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From Satan!


Doesn't it have to do with being the 'eve before the Spanish "Day of the Dead" holiday?
 
2021-10-21 7:24:40 AM  
I'm usually not a fan of moving holidays, but I read they're trying to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October, which makes perfect sense to me.

Kids can trick or treat in the afternoon (no school) adults could have Saturday night parties and everyone can sleep in on Sunday, I'm sold.
 
2021-10-21 7:28:51 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Halloween is popular because you can pretend to be someone else for a day.  Kids get to be superheroes and moms get to be hookers.   I prefer Thanksgiving where you get to be fully yourself for a day - just stuffing your face, boozing, and watching TV.


That makes me think of this SNL skit: "Thanks Adele!"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e2zyjbH​9​zzA
 
2021-10-21 7:30:48 AM  
Jesus Christ, Millennials really do think they invented everything.
 
2021-10-21 7:35:01 AM  

big pig peaches: Jesus Christ, Millennials really do think they invented everything.


Hey man, they just need some avocado toast and a safe space.
 
2021-10-21 7:43:19 AM  
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2021-10-21 7:48:28 AM  
People get paid to write this tripe? Anyway, Halloween should be all month long. Instead, we've had Christmas shiat up everywhere for weeks now.
 
2021-10-21 7:51:40 AM  
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2021-10-21 8:08:24 AM  
FTFA - I know I should let this go: It's silly, but it's also harmless, so who cares? I have a deadline and my editor is breathing down my neck. So, I will write about some stupid thing so I can get paid.

FTFY Heather...
 
2021-10-21 8:11:34 AM  

Mugato: People get paid to write this tripe? Anyway, Halloween should be all month long. Instead, we've had Christmas shiat up everywhere for weeks now.


My dollar general is already taking down 🎃 Halloween stuff and target was cutting their Halloween 🎃 section in half yesterday
 
2021-10-21 8:18:19 AM  
How can you be upset about Halloween if it happens daily?

Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween
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2021-10-21 8:26:05 AM  

waxbeans: Mugato: People get paid to write this tripe? Anyway, Halloween should be all month long. Instead, we've had Christmas shiat up everywhere for weeks now.

My dollar general is already taking down 🎃 Halloween stuff and target was cutting their Halloween 🎃 section in half yesterday


... The goths have fallen.
 
2021-10-21 8:30:17 AM  

freakdiablo: waxbeans: Mugato: People get paid to write this tripe? Anyway, Halloween should be all month long. Instead, we've had Christmas shiat up everywhere for weeks now.

My dollar general is already taking down 🎃 Halloween stuff and target was cutting their Halloween 🎃 section in half yesterday

... The goths have fallen.


You shut your whore mouth!!
 
2021-10-21 8:30:51 AM  
just say it's the latest front in the war on christmas and i'll get behind it

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2021-10-21 8:31:37 AM  
This is the first I've heard the phrase 'Spooky season'. So in a way, the author is the one responsible for spreading it
 
2021-10-21 8:33:11 AM  
Congratulations of all the sucky blogs sucking around the globe your blog is one of the suckiest.
 
2021-10-21 8:33:41 AM  
Why is this the "spooky season"?  because the weather is getting chilly, the shadows are getting longer, the days shorter, and all around us things are dying.  The Long dark is ahead of us, and our atavistic psyche knows that winter is the time of freezing cold and rapidly dwindling food stores, and that some of us might not make it to see the next growing season.   It's a time to meditate on death, and what's beyond death.
 
2021-10-21 8:34:22 AM  
This article was a lot more enjoyable when I imagined it in Andy Rooney's voice
 
2021-10-21 8:38:38 AM  

MythDragon: Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?

You're damn right.
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Say what you want about Jack Chick, but that comic series was metal af.
 
2021-10-21 8:41:27 AM  
I love slutoween.  What other time of year do young women dress like sluts knock on my door?

//Except when I pay them
 
2021-10-21 8:44:02 AM  
Aw, a Slate writer who never won the costume contest hates Halloween and all the people who enjoy it.

I hope she realizes that she is hating in a millennia old feminist tradition. Why does she hate empowered women?

/a guy who fears dating a witch obviously doesn't know what he's missing.  Or, you know, is acutely aware of how unworthy he is.
 
2021-10-21 8:48:31 AM  
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2021-10-21 8:53:02 AM  

EvilEgg: I love slutoween.  What other time of year do young women dress like sluts knock on my door?

//Except when I pay them


You're excited about how trick-or-treating-aged girls knocking on your door are dressed?

/Calls Chris Hansen
 
2021-10-21 8:56:30 AM  

InfoFreako: MythDragon: Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?

You're damn right.
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From Satan!

Say what you want about Jack Chick, but that comic series was metal af.


I have a pretty good collection.
You can see them all at chick.com
Even the out of print ones.  Most of them anyway.  There a few especially farked up ones they don't acknowledge anymore.
 
2021-10-21 9:07:42 AM  

MythDragon: InfoFreako: MythDragon: Resident Muslim: DNRTA, but let me guess...Halloween is now cultural appropriation?

You're damn right.
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From Satan!

Say what you want about Jack Chick, but that comic series was metal af.

I have a pretty good collection.
You can see them all at chick.com
Even the out of print ones.  Most of them anyway.  There a few especially farked up ones they don't acknowledge anymore.


I had a pretty good collection going but they creeped out the gf. She didn't see the unintentional humor in them.
 
2021-10-21 9:35:11 AM  
It's the one time if year when you can dress up weird, yell at children, throw candy at them and not go to jail.  And, there's candy everywhere.  It's the best holiday ever.
 
2021-10-21 9:47:20 AM  
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2021-10-21 9:48:39 AM  
You mean SPOOPY SEASON
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