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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 26 Oct 2014

Was out n about tonight, seems most places are having their Halloween party tonight.....um.....it's next week!! WTF?!?
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snowjunky's Photo snowjunky 26 Oct 2014

Never really been in to Halloween.
What's it all about anyway.
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Michkin's Photo Michkin 26 Oct 2014

There is this haunted house in Honancho too. It has those "escape games", like you're in the movie Saw.
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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 26 Oct 2014

View Postsnowjunky, on 26 October 2014 - 06:20 AM, said:

Never really been in to Halloween.
What's it all about anyway.


Real Halloween or the Yank version of it?
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snowjunky's Photo snowjunky 26 Oct 2014

Well both I guess,if you have the time.
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Chriselle's Photo Chriselle 27 Oct 2014

:party:....where everyday is a costume party...

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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 27 Oct 2014

View Postsnowjunky, on 26 October 2014 - 02:54 PM, said:

Well both I guess,if you have the time.

Halloween is an old celtic holiday, from Scotland and Ireland. It's a day when the spirits come back to the living world. In an attempt to scare away bad spirits, people would carve lanterns and leave them in their windows and to stop the bad spirits grabbing the children (like was believed to happen), kids would dress up as demons and ghouls, so that the bad spirits would think that they were bad spirits too and leave the children alone. The were in disguise......which is why in Scotland kids didnt go "trick or treating", they went "guising". And when guising, it simply wasn't enough to show up at a door and demand sweets or money.....you had to perform a skit, tell a joke or sing a song before you got some cash (sometimes you'd get sweets). Of course now the American version is starting to erode the old traditional way....so kids don't perform a song, they now shout trick or treat and they expect sweets at every door. It seems to be an unwelcome custom these days, which is a shame cos when I was young, going Guising was great fun.....and you'd get a whack of money :)
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snowjunky's Photo snowjunky 27 Oct 2014

Thanks Tubs, it makes sense to me now. :thumbsup:
I agree the Scot's way is much better than the American adaptation and is no doubt where Billy Connolly got his grounding
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Chriselle's Photo Chriselle 27 Oct 2014

That's cool Tubby... :thumbsup: I never knew the exact details..
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snowhuntress's Photo snowhuntress 28 Oct 2014

:thumbsup: Thanks Tubbs Very interesting
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BagOfCrisps's Photo BagOfCrisps 29 Oct 2014

Was Michael Myers not the inspiration then?
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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 29 Oct 2014

No, but he was very funny in Wayne's World
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gvm3373's Photo gvm3373 29 Oct 2014

Michael Myers is the name of the fictional psycho from Halloween movie 1978.
Mike Myers is the actor from Wayne's World. I enjoyed both films.
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pie-eater's Photo pie-eater 30 Oct 2014

View Postgvm3373, on 29 October 2014 - 06:43 PM, said:

Michael Myers is the name of the fictional psycho from Halloween movie 1978.
Mike Myers is the actor from Wayne's World. I enjoyed both films.


I think you jolly well got it wrong there.

Michael Myers was not fictional, what nonsense!!
His somewhat disturbing story was clearly laid out in the documentary called 'Halloween'... said documentary also featured Blofeld.
Presumably before he went to Japan.
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Chriselle's Photo Chriselle 30 Oct 2014

mmmmmm..........Jamie Lee Curtis..... :yummy:
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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 30 Oct 2014

Not the best looking but damn, she had a fine pair of legs
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Chriselle's Photo Chriselle 30 Oct 2014

and....best boobs in Hollywood for many many years...love her voice, too.
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oo's Photo oo 31 Oct 2014

Can't forget her 'dance' in True Lies
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