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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

timothy posted about 9 months ago | from the best-holiday-generally-speaking dept.

Christmas Cheer 273

Hallowe'en is my favorite holiday: I like seeing costumes (and walking around in my own), and seeing what people do to decorate their houses, yards, etc. For the second year in a row though, I've failed to come up with a really good scheme for making my own place appropriately spooky. So, in hopes of loosing some inspiration for myself and others, I ask today what you're doing to spookify your surroundings (or your person) tomorrow, especially if it means using technology in interesting ways. Sensor-activated scary sounds or lights? An Arduino or Raspberry Pi-controlled costume? Elaborate trap-door? Infrasonic hackle-raising subwoofer install? Maybe one year Alek Komarnitsky will switch to Hallowe'en instead of Christmas, and offer a webcam-equipped remote-controllable haunt.

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Hum (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286135)

ping pumpkins. First post!

Re:Hum (0)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 9 months ago | (#45286555)

I have some of Hitler's DNA. We were gonna try and have a go at replacing the chromosomes in a donor zygote, but we may just get drunk and watch The Boys From Brazil, instead.

Only answer.... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286147)

Hookers and blow :D

Spellchecker (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286149)



Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286247)

Go kill yourself with gasoline and vegetable oil NOW. Pour the gasoline in a car and drink the vegetable oil until you poop it.
-- Ethanol-fueled

Re:Spellchecker (2, Insightful)

Antipater (2053064) | about 9 months ago | (#45286249)

Halloween is a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening", the night before "All Hallows' Day"/"All Saints Day" on November 1. "Evening" is often shortened to "e'en" in Gaelic dialects. Both Halloween and Hallowe'en are acceptable spellings.

Re:Spellchecker (4, Insightful)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 9 months ago | (#45286423)

It might be considered "acceptable", but it still manages to annoy me. I don't speak Gaelic dialects, you see, so I don't see a reason in English to stick a seemingly-random apostrophe in the middle of the word. They also completely leave out the word "all" and drop the "s". "Halloween" makes sense as an English word that can trace it roots to other words, but I don't see a reason to alter the spelling to necessarily reflect that. It seems pompous to insist on the apostrophe.

Re:Spellchecker (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about 9 months ago | (#45286459)

Given the other grammatical errors in the summary, I think we can conclude that the submitter is trolling for Halloween. What country is the apostrophe common in, anyway?

Re:Spellchecker (5, Informative)

Desler (1608317) | about 8 months ago | (#45286713)

The submitter is Timmeh himself. He does this every year trying to act pedantic by spelling it "Hallowe'en". He thinks he's being smart or something.

Re:Spellchecker (1)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 8 months ago | (#45286905)

What country is the apostrophe common in, anyway?

Common? None of them.

Re:Spellchecker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286275)

It's valid, considering the root "all hallows' eve" or "all hallows' evening". Apostrophe stands in for the missing "v".

Re:Spellchecker (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286281)

It's the hipster spelling of the holiday. You know, how it used to be spelled before Halloween went mainstream.

Re:Spellchecker (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286373)

It's the hipster spelling of the holiday

Seeing that makes me just a bit fond for the 90s, when the vanguard insisted on celebrating Samhain [] even if they weren't particularly Pagan any other time of year. In some circles everybody was Pagan on Samhain like everybody was Irish on St. Patrick's Day. You still hear it called that. It's just not as big.

Re:Spellchecker (0)

DanTheStone (1212500) | about 9 months ago | (#45286395)

What's horrifying to me is that the writer bothered with the pedantic spelling (like Hawai'i instead of Hawaii) but wrote "appropriate" instead of "appropriately" and "loosing" instead of "losing", not to mention the unusual choice of comma positions.

Re:Spellchecker (2)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | about 9 months ago | (#45286525)

... "loosing" instead of "losing" ...

In context, "loosing" is obviously the word that the submitter wanted to use. The word choice is a bit odd, but at least makes sense; "losing" on the other hand would not.

What do you expect.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286691)

It was written by Timmay :D

Re:Spellchecker (1)

sjames (1099) | about 9 months ago | (#45286633)

Read again! If you do, you will see that "loosing" is correct. Unless it was edited, he did write "appropriately".

Dear writer, (1)

Beryllium Sphere(tm) (193358) | about 8 months ago | (#45286865)

You used the word "loosing" correctly. May I bear your children?

Superman t-shirt and lucha vavoom (1)

Dripdry (1062282) | about 9 months ago | (#45286155)

Going to wear a dress shirt, slightly unbuttoned, with a Superman t-shirt underneath, and go to Lucha Vavoom in Los Angeles.
It's gonna be awesome.

was... um... was I supposed to say I'm staying home and programming? Cuz... no way.

killing (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286167)

i spend my halloweens hunting and killing people who write hallowe'en

Taking a class (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 months ago | (#45286173)

I have some prereq classes I'm taking, so Halloween is out for me. The joys of switching disciplines ...

That said, whatever you do, don't look under the North end of the Aurora Bridge if you're in Seattle from 5:30 to 9:30 on Trolloween night, cause there's definitely nothing there.

Really. Even if you hear music and voices and see lots of fun, it's just a trollish figment of your imagination, and has nothing to do with the Fremont Troll.

(this post has been sanitized for your protection by the NSA)

Re:Taking a class (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | about 9 months ago | (#45286197)

That said, they may still have costume workshops going on at the Fremont Arts Council building at 3940 Fremont Ave N. They have good ideas.

Re:Taking a class (1)

noobermin (1950642) | about 9 months ago | (#45286337)

I have a Midterm tomorrow, so I'm studying.

When the prof found out it would be tomorrow on Halloween night, he said it was quite fitting.

Dressing up... (5, Funny)

Nukenbar (215420) | about 9 months ago | (#45286177)

and hitting on girls a decade young than me in short skirts.

Re:Dressing up... (5, Funny)

hercludes (2935741) | about 9 months ago | (#45286631)

I don't think the best strategy of hitting on girls is to wear short skirts.

Re:Dressing up... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286895)

Never worn a kilt, have you?

The same thing I do every night (5, Funny)

decipher_saint (72686) | about 9 months ago | (#45286179)

Try to take over the world

Re:The same thing I do every night (1)

TheTerseOne (2447418) | about 9 months ago | (#45286227)


Hiding in the Shadows of my Porch... (4, Funny)

AdamStarks (2634757) | about 9 months ago | (#45286181)

and when little kids walk up, I'll leap out in my Conan the Mathematician costume and roar out the skull-splitting multiplication rules for Quaternions.

Re:Hiding in the Shadows of my Porch... (5, Interesting)

Frobnicator (565869) | about 9 months ago | (#45286401)

There are all kinds of fun things you can do if you want to hang out on your porch.

One old couple in our neighborhood has a portable fire pit, every year they have marshmallows and chocolate and various types of crackers and cookies, and everybody can make s'mores. Some kids just grab a few marshmallows and a bit of chocolate, other people stand around and chat while warming their hands and treats.

Another home in our neighborhood often puts together a little spooky maze in their rather large garage, with cardboard cutouts and black lights and such. They have sometimes recruited a few teens to make it into a spook alley.

Something fun is a bit of basic chemistry. Fill a spray bottle with some methanol with Borox dissolved in it, squirt it over a lighter, you get a bright green flame. (Be careful since the methanol is poisonous if swallowed, but a small amount of vapor while outside is not really harmful. Don't let any of the liquid get on kids or candy, or anything that burns.) Making a bright green fireball is satisfying, and I've already got the ingredients to do this one again tomorrow night.

Re:Hiding in the Shadows of my Porch... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286653)

Reminds me of my father...
he would wear a gorilla suit. The kids would flee for their lives, dropping all of their candy. We would profit more candy by doing that then walking around the neighborhood.
At least, that's the way he tells the story.
Well, one year, one of the kids didn't run away. He was dressed up as Luke Skywalker, and so this boy took his plastic lightsaber and used it to start beating on the giant terrifying monster.

We don't celebrate hallowe'en here (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286183)

but it's a fine night for an Halo Win...

A fine evening (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286193)

I will be yelling in the streets telling everyone who will listen that's there's no reason to put an archaic apostrophe in the word Halloween.

Re:A fine evening (3, Funny)

JustOK (667959) | about 9 months ago | (#45286577)

I never use an apostrophe, I always use thepostrophe

Re:A fine evening (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 9 months ago | (#45286697)

I bet you're a real hit with the ladies.

There's no reason to put one in "that's" either.

I carry. (4, Funny)

Okian Warrior (537106) | about 9 months ago | (#45286195)

I walk around with an (unloaded) pistol on my hip.

Scaring little kids is easy, I go for scaring the adults.

Re:I carry. (4, Insightful)

mythosaz (572040) | about 9 months ago | (#45286689)

FFS, load the thing.

Re:I carry. (4, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 8 months ago | (#45286883)

Scaring little kids is easy, I go for scaring the adults.

One year we lugged around a rubber boat, dressed up like Greenpeace activists, threw the boat on a front lawn, jumped in, and staged a naval assault on the "Greenhouse that was destroying the ozone hole." Instead of ringing the doorbell, we peppered the windows with a hail of fire from airsoft electric machine guns, while yelling, "Nuke the Whales!", and other assorted non-sequitur nonsense.

It didn't scare any adults, but they would come out of the house with a priceless confused look on their faces, like, "What the flying fuck is going on here?!" and "What in God's Hell is this supposed to be!?"

The truth was . . . we didn't really know either.

Abductions (1)

Jamie Ian Macgregor (3389757) | about 9 months ago | (#45286203)

My neighbour likes abducting unattended kids who knock on his door during halloween, haven't they outlawed this stupid sugar fest yet? do people even trust their neighbours anymore?

Reading Slashdot ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286207)

... knowing the NSA^H^H^Hspooks are watching my every move.

a decade or two (2)

themushroom (197365) | about 9 months ago | (#45286215)

It's an every-day activity for some of us, with the scare being when the mask comes off or her hand goes into the treat bag.

Lose the apostrophe dumbschitt (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286221)

Lose that extra apostrophe in the name you nimrod. Public schools sure do suck nowadays.

Guising... (1)

BeerCat (685972) | about 9 months ago | (#45286231)

...but not "trick or treat"

(Hey, you gotta earn your treats!)

not Much (1)

O('_')O_Bush (1162487) | about 9 months ago | (#45286245)

I threw a Halloween party last weekend. Tonight? Battlefield 4

Down Under... (5, Funny)

klingers48 (968406) | about 9 months ago | (#45286251)

Being Australian? I can go grumpy old man on those few kids that usually go trick or treating. It's always fun watching blank stairs of incomprehension as I tell them that their mums and dads are bad parents for indoctrinating their children with an Americanized handout mentality as well as bad neighbours for expecting me to cross-subsidize their efforts with candy.

Get off my lawn. Clean up those eggs and toilet rolls.

Re:Down Under... (1)

Capt.DrumkenBum (1173011) | about 9 months ago | (#45286329)

I just bought a new house, and in the month I have been living there, I have not seen a kid anywhere in the area. I bought a pile of Halloween candy, just in case, but I really hope no one shows up. :)

Re:Down Under... (2)

vux984 (928602) | about 9 months ago | (#45286425)

Get off my lawn. Clean up those eggs and toilet rolls.

Figure you should get plenty of eggs and toilet paper with a presentation like that. :)

Is there not some locally accepted convention to signal nothing here move on. Around here at least, if there's no outside lights, the place is either not participating or has run out of candy, and all but the dumbest kids just skip them.

Re:Down Under... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286749)

>Is there not some locally accepted convention to signal nothing here move on.

Nope. Idiot teenagers simply see this 'imported halloween' as an excuse for tossing eggs around. They don't even bother asking for candy first.

Which is why I plan on hiding with some improvised weapons . . .

Writer's Guild (1)

Austrian Anarchy (3010653) | about 9 months ago | (#45286253)

Our local non-fiction group of the Writer's Guild is meeting at our secret undisclosed location.

Old Smart Phones are the best! (5, Interesting)

Wingfat (911988) | about 9 months ago | (#45286261)

I have a few Smart Phones i am not using so i Downloaded a few apps and things to make the Cells make Spooky Noises when one ditects sounds. and another phone set closer to my door where it detects movement (using fishing line attached to the phone and the other side attached to a moving lawn spider i have, he is 8' and has moving legs but now when he moves it makes cool spooky noises ) My Sony Smart watch as a live view finder for my other non used Smart phone allows me to see kids coming up the drive way so i can be perpaird to make the fog machine spew out thick fog. I did make a Green Laser Vortext this year too.. Green Laser & small motor to make a mirror spin & Fog Machine & a small fan makes some of the coolest effects. So now i got Two green, two red, and two blue lasers for this halloween haunt going. FYI - blue lasers are great as Super Black Lights!!!!!!! man they make glow in the dark things bright!

Re:Old Smart Phones are the best! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286361)

That's awesome that you really go all out. I'm sure both the kids and the adults love visiting your house.

I'm just going to be passing out candy and drinking wine.

Re:Old Smart Phones are the best! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286477)

I'm just going to be drinking wine and passing out.


And here's the leftover "candy".

Re:Old Smart Phones are the best! (1)

Wingfat (911988) | about 9 months ago | (#45286533)

Last year i had two sets of parents come to the door with no kid.. their kids were on the sidewalk. they told me that their kids were so scared to come up my drive way so they sent the parents to get the candy. i got a huge thumbs up and a job well done from a big Tattooed out Motorcars guy. made my year. heheh scaring kids.. lol

Missing option (1)

rossdee (243626) | about 9 months ago | (#45286269)

I have to work you insensitive clod!

Don't bother... (4, Informative)

Colin Lewis (3398815) | about 9 months ago | (#45286287)

... the kid in the LED suit on youtube has already won

the same thing i do every night...... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286289)

dump a huge load of jizz into your sister's pussy!!!

What am I doing on "halloween" ? (1)

MildlyTangy (3408549) | about 9 months ago | (#45286291)

What am I doing on "halloween"? Nothing. Im not American and I dont live in America, so "Halloween" has absolutely no cultural significance to me in any way, shape or form. TBH, I cant wait for it to be finished, as im sick of haloween themed crap on all the American based websites and TV shows.

Re:What am I doing on "halloween" ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286387)

Well as soon as the halloween crap is gone, out comes the christmas crap two months early.

Re:What am I doing on "halloween" ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286523)

Well as soon as the halloween crap is gone, out comes the christmas crap two months early.

Trust me, around here, it's already out...

Has been for about a month. :-(

Re:What am I doing on "halloween" ? (2)

Aguazul2 (2591049) | about 9 months ago | (#45286553)

I think outside of the US whatever fun there may have been in visiting the neighbours and eating sweets is completely lost in its commercialisation. My memories are of Bonfire Night ("Remember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot"), roasted chestnuts, fireworks and burning Guy Fawkes. (You should be glad we remembered and burned Guy Fawkes all those hundreds of years, or whose face would have become the symbol of Anonymous, Wikileaks, etc?)

Everyone's Too Afraid to Trick or Treat Here (1)

eepok (545733) | about 9 months ago | (#45286293)

I live in one of the safest cities in America. It's extremely clean, too. And no one trick-or-treats. The significant other and I did up our entry way and had candy on hand for 3 years running before we just gave up.

It's the safest city partially because everyone is so afraid of everyone else. We've never known our neighbors and we've lived in this city for 13 years. Neighbors just come and go. It's "nice", but it's weird, too.

So, to answer the question, we're doing nothing special. We'll likely have some wine, watch a movie, and spend some time in Norrath.

Re:Everyone's Too Afraid to Trick or Treat Here (1)

Moridineas (213502) | about 9 months ago | (#45286393)

Let me guess....Cary??

Rained out (NE Indiana, USA) (1)

tepples (727027) | about 9 months ago | (#45286451)

One option is to trick-or-treat in a shopping center. I was set to play a character with no legs wandering about a local strip mall. Literally. [] But this year, trick-or-treating is going to be rained out throughout Indiana.

Follow-Up (1)

eepok (545733) | about 9 months ago | (#45286671)

Here's an article from 2 years ago by someone in the same county: []

"Over the past few years Iâ(TM)ve noticed a similar trend in the decline of trick-or-treaters going around the neighborhood. At first I thought maybe this was just me, and maybe everyone else had different experiences, but after talking to many residents from Cerritos, Artesia, and other surrounding cities most had similar experiences on Halloween."

Re:Everyone's Too Afraid to Trick or Treat Here (1)

lgw (121541) | about 8 months ago | (#45286781)

Wait, there's still a Norrath? Now that is scary. Or is the "next" one out yet?

What am I going to do for Halloween? (4, Funny)

Obfuscant (592200) | about 9 months ago | (#45286297)

What I do every year -- try to take over the world.

Unless some dinky laboratory mice with modified DNA beat me to it. Poit!

LED pumpkins (2)

GodfatherofSoul (174979) | about 9 months ago | (#45286311)

For some reason I got the bug to try to wire up LED pumpkins and build a flashing LED circuit. I've not done much with electronics, so I got the alternating flashing antennae done properly after some work. But, I also wanted the mouth to have Knight Rider-style chasing LEDs. I found a circuit diagram, but for some reason the lights run for 10-15 seconds then stop with one light on. Go figure :/

Here's the circuit diagram [] I'm trying to copy.

Re:LED pumpkins (1)

bmimatt (1021295) | about 9 months ago | (#45286491)

Can't fix your diagram, but this works [] .

The usual. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286317)

Living in one of the +150 countries where it's just some crap kids saw on TV I just hang my big sign:

'Halloween, no thanks'
'armed response'

on the door.

Thanks for the reminder! (1, Funny)

grub (11606) | about 9 months ago | (#45286357)

I forgot Halloween was almost here!
Have to run out to buy some apples and razor blades!

Re:Thanks for the reminder! (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286663)

That cutting remark has no humor.

Re:Thanks for the reminder! (1)

JustOK (667959) | about 9 months ago | (#45286701)

what a fan-boi. Buying more iphones or macbook pros or what have you just because it's Halloween. Bet the razor blades will have rounded corners.

Trying to log into (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286363)

so I can get some treatment for my samhainophobia, you insensitive clod

It's over. (1)

Psychofreak (17440) | about 9 months ago | (#45286417)

The local festivities were Sunday for me.

One piece of awesome was a robot, really well done, but the kid wearing it broke his arm a couple days before... tore the plastic duct work arm apart, jammed in some stripped back network cable and an old ribbon cable to be a "disarmed" robot.

I'm in med school, you insensitive clod... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286433)

I'm *always* in PEND_EXAM study state.

I'm putting a bowl of candy outside and retreating to a back room to continue my week-long biochemistry cram session.

If I had to go as something, I would go as a ROS: those oxygens with unpaired electrons will fuck you up...

This place in Miami (1)

Provocateur (133110) | about 9 months ago | (#45286463)

They always get creative. They got tall coconut trees about 6 or 8 in a line near the diamond-link fence. One time, there was a huge spider web strung up between 2 of them, and a simulated 'copter caught in that web, with the pilot lying there on the ground, against a tree, legs splayed (really a dummy all suited up) with a reflectorized visor on his helmet.

Fireworks (1)

CohibaVancouver (864662) | about 9 months ago | (#45286497)

Here in Vancouver, it's traditional to light off fireworks on Halloween. Fireworks are legal on Halloween night, firecrackers are not (Nevertheless, there are a lot of illegal firecrackers going *BANG* as well....)

Usually starts off quiet, but by the time the teenagers are out at 9pm it's a bit of a war zone, with our dog cowering in the basement.

Damn kids (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 9 months ago | (#45286507)

For Halloween, I'm electrifying my doorbell. Not too much, not fatal or anything, but just enough to singe a few wee fingertips.

I watch from the second floor window and laugh and laugh. Watch for the videos on youtubes.

Personally, I hate Halloween. I have enough identity issues that I don't need to be wearing costumes and masks. The only time I put a mask on these days is when a safe word is involved.

Re:Damn kids (3, Insightful)

Baloo Uriza (1582831) | about 8 months ago | (#45286853)

Personally, I hate Halloween. I have enough identity issues that I don't need to be wearing costumes and masks. The only time I put a mask on these days is when a safe word is involved.

You literally sound as fun as a blanket party.

Hiding from kids that want candy for (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286543)

Nine bucks a bag.

I'll probably be rewriting some old code. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286581)

printf("He^Hallo ^Hworld^H^H^H^Heen!\n");

Christmas lights (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286585)

Frighten everyone with what an uber-geek you are and put up your Christmas lights - you can then explain that Halloween and Christmas are mathematical equivalents: oct(31)=dec(25)

Giving out Candy, Duh (1)

Greyfox (87712) | about 9 months ago | (#45286619)

Robin's Choclate's salted caramels at my house this Halloween (For the first 150-ish people who show up.) I figure the children should develop a taste for good candy early, then maybe they won't be so tempted by that cheap wal-mart crap that usually comes in "fun" sizes. What's the deal with "fun" sized candy anyway? Apparently I and someone else have a VERY different definition of "fun." Perhaps they define it as "Not getting type 2 diabetes by the time you're 13." By that definition it'd be more fun to not have candy at all...

Some chick in North Dakota is giving out letters accusing parents of contributing to childhood obesity. If I were a parent and got one of those, I'd help my kids TP that house. We'd be going down to costco for the industrial-sized crate of TP.

Re:Giving out Candy, Duh (1)

Baloo Uriza (1582831) | about 8 months ago | (#45286867)

I'd take some unpaid time off work to drive the getaway car.

My wife and kids will be gone .. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286649)

My wife and kids will be gone .... I will shut the blinds and turn off the lights
AND NO, I will not masturbate. Have to work on project.

Handing out... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 months ago | (#45286655)

Windows XP CD's...

Blackjack, booze, and sluts. (1)

Ryanrule (1657199) | about 9 months ago | (#45286657)

In fact, forget the blackjack.

Scary stuff!!! (0)

guitardood (934630) | about 9 months ago | (#45286685)

I really like being frightened on Halloween so I'm planning on watching some scary things I've tivo'ed.....



The Wolf-Man

Kathleen Sebelius testifying before congress

You know, the really scary ones.

Ghost Hunts (2)

BigBadBus (653823) | about 8 months ago | (#45286715)

In the past, I used to go on Ghost Hunts [] . Yes, you read that right. But now its all heavily commercialized and genuine researchers are being forced out. Damn you "Most Haunted" and your cheque-book negotiation tactics; now placed don't allow access unless you wave a big cheque under the owner's nose!

Re:Ghost Hunts (1)

BigBadBus (653823) | about 8 months ago | (#45286737)

Oh yeah, I usually get drunk these days on Hallowe'en, as its also my birthday...

I'll be hiding away (1)

msobkow (48369) | about 8 months ago | (#45286721)

I'll be hiding away in my apartment, hoping no kids come to show their costumes off, because I flat out can't afford candy for them.

On the flip side, at least this year I won't be *eating* a couple bags of candy (and gaining appropriate weight) because I didn't buy any. It seems the only time kids ever come to my door are the years I didn't buy anything.

The scariest place on Earth (1)

Richard Paul (3122685) | about 8 months ago | (#45286735)

Hang a sign over your front door that says "NSA Headquarters".

Just a few ideas.... (1)

cold fjord (826450) | about 8 months ago | (#45286795)

Fog: Either dry ice in water, or a fog machine.

Maybe a Plasma ball []

Various chains have some potentially amusing decorations [] .

Some grocery chains are currently featuring what for most Americans would be exotic fruits [] , such as dragon fruit, Buddha's Hand, horned melons, rambutan, and others. A number of things you could do with those. If you eat them, make sure it's the right part. ;)

Maybe some Halloween Sound Effects []

Remote controls [] - always handy.

Perhaps some party lights [] .

Remote speakers.

Have fun.

Praying for a Game 7 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286815)

THEN, i'll bring the Big Screen outside....just like an old Drive-in Movie.
everyone can watch the Scary Cardinals DESTROY all of Boston.

Oklahoma-style! (1)

Baloo Uriza (1582831) | about 8 months ago | (#45286837)

I went to Oklacon 10 [] in Watonga, Oklahoma. 5 days, 4 nights of drinking, dancing, fires, costumes, and Cards Against Humanity. I went as Billy Bob Brockali of the Rock-afire Explosion [] . And, damnit, nobody who was there seems to have posted photos of me yet!

Working (1)

Grimbleton (1034446) | about 8 months ago | (#45286907)

Beats the lack of work.

Throwing eggs at kids. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286939)

Stupid kids and their hope.

mod uP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286941)

I know what I'll be doing.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 months ago | (#45286947)

Telling people to fuck off, cos its got nothing to do with Australian culture.

You want to stuff your kids faces full of candy? Fine, go right ahead. Just don't knock on my door demanding I add to your child's obesity problem.

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