Cinema Fromage tells us about a Halloween night spent with Batgirl!
Well here we are, sitting at November 1st and Halloween is already starting to fade into the past. While it could be considered a sad time for those of us that look at this holiday as the most anticipated of the year, I can be happy in saying that in looking back, it was the best in recent years! Cinema Fromage
Love Train For the Tenebrous Empire relives "Dead Snow!"
It's November 1st, which means that I've slept till post-noon after another truly epic Halloween debauch. Baron XIII and I have been troopers for the past several nights, cramming a year's worth of partying and fancy dress into a few days. We've learned a lot of things...Love Train For the Tenebrous Empire
Uranium Cafe doesn't stand a ghost of a Halloween in China!
The concept of Halloween is not a part of the Chinese culture and why would it be. The day was half over before I even realized it was Halloween, my favorite holiday for most of my life. There was nothing here to remind me of the fact. No card board ghosts or skeletons hanging from neighbors doors. No posters announcing costume parties. No horror movie marathons on the state run CCTV. I think the whole idea of kids here knocking on stranger’s doors and wanting candy is as alien as a two party political system.
In fact the candy here is not what I would want for Trick-or-Treat anyway. No mini sized Baby Ruths or Mars bars, or even candy corn. The candy is often some nearly sugarless jelly like substance you suck out of a little cup or a flavored rice cake. I can tell you a flavored rice cake will still taste only like a rice cake. I did a quick lesson over the history of Halloween for my classes and realized as I stood at the board, chalk in hand, that my actual knowledge of the holiday was not enough to do an unprepared lesson on. Realizing my students typically either do not listen to me or understand me anyway, I made some facts and drew some drawings of haunted houses and goblins on the blackboard and quickly shifted the topic to questions to keep them talking (and me to shut up).