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Smaug says: Ricky Gervais. Lesbian pr0n. Going into a crowded bar, purely because it's crowded. All these things seem to be popular with everybody else, but I just can't work out why. What leaves you cold just as much as it turns everyone else on?

(, Thu 15 Oct 2009, 14:54)
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How the promotion of it has expanded exponentially over the last few years. Looking at the merchandising alone, it seems to be the biggest commercial endeavour after Xmas. Actually, I think it happened after Wal-Mart took over Asda. That would explain it a lot, and every other supermarket chain is being a me-too.

I never even saw a pumpkin in a shop until maybe 10 years ago. When I was a kid, I hollowed out a swede (the root vegetable, not Ulrika Johnson), and knocked on a few doors.

There was a short rhyme:
we're witches of halloween woo-oo
the ugliest you've ever see woo-oo

but I didn't know it at the time and so would say "Halloweeeen". After three door of no interest, I realised it was all a crock, went home and dug out my Lego.

Kids come to the door with "Trick or treat", with their shop-bought costumes and the associated paraphenalia. People are having parties. Who had Halloween parties 15 years ago? And even if you did, where would get the stuff to deck the house out with?

We've been invited to a Halloween party on the 24th Oct FFS. What makes it worse, is that it's a child-free party too, so they can't even use the excuse that "it's fun for the kids". I don't particularly want to go anyway because I won't know anyone (Mrs SLVA's work-mates). And I don't like being pressured into dressing up either, and I'll be ostracised if I don't.

Yes, you'll say "It's only a bit of fun, cheer up you miserable cunt." I don't need to be sold an excuse to have a party. A party of different cliques that wouldn't normally mingle except at this sort of event.

We, along with our oldest friends from college, meet up in the pub once every 3 months or so. We have a great time. We don't get dressed up or do it because it's a certain time of year.

Edit: Feel free to counter my argument with Christmas.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 13:43, 2 replies)
Apparently a lot of people have tried to hollow out Ulrika Johnson one way or another.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 15:17, closed)
A swede
isn't called a root vegetable for nothing.
(, Tue 20 Oct 2009, 16:13, closed)

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