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Happy Halloween (Preferably a Beatles one)
24 October 2014
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I have had Beatle-related Halloween costumes twice in past years. When I was ten, I was John Lennon c. 1969. The brown-haired wig I bought was actually a Jesus wig, but it worked. The next year, I was Paul McCartney as he appeared on the Abbey Road cover, fake cigarette and all. My parents wouldn't allow me to go barefoot, though. 

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.

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I've been invited to a Twin Peaks-themed party. I guess I'll go as The Log Lady. It's an easy costume, I suspect there'll be 10 of us there.

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Happy Halloween everybody –or Happy All Hallows’ Evening, or as I prefer to say, “Happy Samhain” (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in), which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end". In the old pre-Christian traditions Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Like Beltane (April 30th, May 1st), it was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world and were particularly active. Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were left for them. The souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes. Places were set at the dinner table or by the fire to welcome them. In 19th century Ireland, “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin”.

Yes, I am “a heathen, conceivably, but not, I hope, an unenlightened one” (Lord Summerisle –Christopher Lee– in The Wicker Man (1973).

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Oudis said
Happy Halloween everybody –or Happy All Hallows’ Evening, or as I prefer to say, “Happy Samhain” (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in), which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end". In the old pre-Christian traditions Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Like Beltane (April 30th, May 1st), it was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world and were particularly active. Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were left for them. The souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes. Places were set at the dinner table or by the fire to welcome them. In 19th century Ireland, “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin”.

Yes, I am “a heathen, conceivably, but not, I hope, an unenlightened one” (Lord Summerisle –Christopher Lee– in The Wicker Man (1973).

Oudis.

Ah cool another poster who celebrates Samhain. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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24 October 2014
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I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be lazy this year and throw on my teddy bear onesie.  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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I'm probably not going to celebrate Halloween this year.  My roommate might do something with his somewhat-girlfriend, but I've never met her and I'd feel awkward about joining them.

I will, however, show up at Wal-Mart on November 1ST and buy a bunch of Halloween candy on clearance.

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LongHairedLady said

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna be lazy this year and throw on my teddy bear onesie.  

What a coincidence!!

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Oudis said
Happy Halloween everybody –or Happy All Hallows’ Evening, or as I prefer to say, “Happy Samhain” (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in), which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end". In the old pre-Christian traditions Samhain marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Like Beltane (April 30th, May 1st), it was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world and were particularly active. Offerings of food and drink, or portions of the crops, were left for them. The souls of the dead were also said to revisit their homes. Places were set at the dinner table or by the fire to welcome them. In 19th century Ireland, “candles would be lit and prayers formally offered for the souls of the dead. After this the eating, drinking, and games would begin”.

Yes, I am “a heathen, conceivably, but not, I hope, an unenlightened one” (Lord Summerisle –Christopher Lee– in The Wicker Man (1973).

Oudis.

Interesting fact: 'Samhain' is Irish for November. 

I have never heard anyone pronounce it SAH-win only SOW-in.

Imbolc is my favourite Celtic holiday, seeing as it is right before my birthday a-hard-days-night-george-9 Let's make crosses everyone!

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AppleScruffJunior said 

Imbolc is my favourite Celtic holiday, seeing as it is right before my birthday 

@AppleScruffJunior:

Can you tell us something about Imbolc?

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Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Sure, Imbolc celebrates the beginning of spring- generally on 1st of February. First of February is the feast day of St. Brigid in Ireland (the cross shown above is a St. Brigid's cross traditionally made from reeds- children in Catholic primary schools make them). 

St. Brigid or Brighid (as the old Irish spelling goes) is a patron saint of Ireland along with the more famous Patrick and the lesser-known Columba. Her miracles are associated with healing (particularly to women), she was a very beautiful woman who devoted her life to God whilst shunning away any suitors who tried to woo her and fulfilled many other miracles including a rather interesting tale of her getting a large chunk of land for a monastery after she prayed to God (I won't spoil it).

Yeah, so it's both a celebration of the saint Brigid and the beginning of spring and the lambing/calfing season. 

For pronunciation the 'b' is silent (one of the few words in Irish that have a silent letter I think) so IM-ulk (as in 'hulk' but without the 'h').

 

Off topic: Can you believe I spent more time on learning about saints/Catholicism than I did on science/history/geography in primary school ahdn_paul_01 

And I forgot the majority of it a-hard-days-night-john-6

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25 October 2014
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All of my mates have deserted me for Halloween so I don't think I'm going to do anything- might lounge in my Ravenclaw uniform or dress up as Hit-Girl which I did for a con in the summer and give out sweets to any kids that come around.

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It's officially Halloween in Hollywood when the annual signs go up:

 

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29 October 2014
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Why the hate for Silly String?

29 October 2014
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It gets out-of-control with the clean-up/property damage. 

The excessive quotation marks make me giggle every year.

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Why the hate for Silly String?

Its not amusing, only sad people use it and it takes an age to clean up.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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I now want to walk around LA in a cowboy costume with cans of silly spray in my holsters. 

 

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I now want to walk around LA in a cowboy costume with cans of silly spray in my holsters. 

Good luck. Maybe Dhani can bail you out. ;-)

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parlance said

AppleScruffJunior said
I now want to walk around LA in a cowboy costume with cans of silly spray in my holsters. 

Good luck. Maybe Dhani can bail you out. ;-)

parlance

Hey, one can always hope! a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

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We don't have that whole trick or treat thing here in The Netherlands, but pubs and just some people always host Halloween parties. Never been to any of them. This year however, and apparently they did it last year too, the little shithole in which I live has organized something through the whole center of the town. There's a ghosthouse, a parade, dressed up people out there to scare the kids and god knows what else. WHY DIDN'T THIS EXIST WHEN I WAS A CHILD?

I'd also like to go to one of those Fright Night things themeparks always have during the Halloween period. I've seen pictures and heard stories and it sounds and looks really cool.

This one theme park close to me has a Halloween theme too, that's cool, but it's not as big as those Fright Nights. That whole village it's located in is all decorated in Halloween style as well. People always really decorate the outside of their houses there for Halloween.

One can only imagine what those houses look like during the Christmas period.

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Linde I love the way you phrase things "This year however, and apparently they did it last year too, the little shithole in which I live"- I call where I live 'the arse end of nowhere'.

 

I really want to go to Knott's Scary Farm, anyone been there? It looks like good fun.

 

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