Happy Halloween, everybody! (in Off-topic)


QBBarzooMonkey October 31 2005 11:23 AM EST

BOO!!!

BrandonLP October 31 2005 11:45 AM EST

/me patiently waits for Jon's secretly planned event. ;)

Rommel [Darkest Hour] October 31 2005 12:01 PM EST

Happy Halloween to all ya'll too, (here in Germany they don't celebrate Halloween, not cool, i was looking forward to drinking and scaring little kids all night ;) )
what's this i hear about a secretly planned event?

AdminG Beee October 31 2005 12:54 PM EST

Spooky things happen at Halloween. This movie was shot for a British TV car commercial. If you look at the bonnet (US translation for Bast = hood) closely enough you're supposed to see the shimmering shape of a ghost passing.

Happy Halloween

AdminShade October 31 2005 12:56 PM EST

sales of pumpkins have skyrocketed this year in the Netherlands, though we don't celebrate it here.

but for the people that do

Happy Halloween!!!

anyone want to give some information about it?

empty orchestra October 31 2005 12:58 PM EST

i found out the secret plan and i type it here in great peril to my own life and sanity...

everyone playing cb will see a flashing jack o' lantern on the screen accompanied by a catchy, slightly irritating jingle and be compelled to kill their entire families. then your skull will suddenly be crushed as easily as a pumpkin that was left out 'til turkey day, leaving nothing behind except green ooze and insects. anyone who survives this will be left wondering where the heck michael myers was this whole time.

happy halloween!

empty orchestra October 31 2005 2:08 PM EST

by shade's request, some halloween info.

AdminShade October 31 2005 2:23 PM EST

thanks for the info :)

empty orchestra October 31 2005 2:35 PM EST

also, this dude does some really impressive pumpkin carving.

heavyhits October 31 2005 2:42 PM EST

Halloween is an observance usually celebrated on the night of October 31, usually by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting candy. It is celebrated in much of the Western world, though most common in the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and sometimes in Australia and New Zealand. Irish, Scots and other immigrants brought older versions of the tradition to North America in the 19th century. Most other Western countries have embraced Halloween as a part of American pop culture in the late 20th century.

The term "Halloween" is derived from Hallowe'en, an old contraction, still retained in Ireland, Scotland and some parts of Canada, of "All Hallow's Eve," so called as it is the evening (or eve) before the feast of All Saints (an important day in the Christian calendar), which used to be called "All Hallows" derived from All Hallowed Souls. In Ireland, the name was Hallow Eve and this name is still used by some older people. Halloween was formerly also sometimes called All Saints' Eve. The holiday was a day of religious festivities in various northern European pagan traditions, until it was appropriated by Christian missionaries and given a Christian reinterpretation. In Mexico, All Saint's Day, following Halloween, is the Day of the Dead.

Halloween is also called Pooky Night in some parts of Ireland, presumably named after the pĂșca, a mischievous spirit.

In Britain and Ireland in particular, the pagan Celts celebrated the Day of the Dead on All Hallows Day (1st November). The spirits supposedly rose from the dead and, in order to attract them, food was left on the doors. To scare off the evil spirits, the Celts wore masks. When the Romans invaded Britain, they embellished the tradition with their own, which is both a celebration of the harvest and of honoring the dead. Very much later, these traditions were transported to the United States and Canada and other places in the New World.

Halloween is sometimes associated with the occult. Many European cultural traditions hold that Halloween is one of the "liminal" times of the year when the spirit world can make contact with the natural world and when magic is most potent (see, for example, Catalan mythology about witches).

Anoka, Minnesota, USA, self-proclaimed "Halloween Capital of the World," celebrates with a large civic parade.

Salem, Massachusetts, USA, also has laid claim to the title "Halloween Capital of the World," though Salem has tried to separate itself from its history in the subject of witchcraft. Despite that, the city does see a great deal of tourism surrounding the Salem witch trials, especially around Halloween.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Scotland are the only known places not to celebrate Hallowe'en on the 31st of October, but on the last Friday of the month of October.

Sukotto [lookingglas] October 31 2005 2:44 PM EST

I like this guy's work: Extreme Pumpkins.com

Rommel [Darkest Hour] October 31 2005 4:46 PM EST

well empty orchestra, i've killed my family, and there's copious amounts of green fluid coming from my crushed skull. you can't imagine the effort it took my to write this with all the damage to my head. now what do i do? the flashing pumpkin and corny music didn't tell me...

hammer killem October 31 2005 4:49 PM EST

does anyone know how to change a minions name?

Special J October 31 2005 5:02 PM EST

train -> at the bottom rename

empty orchestra October 31 2005 5:02 PM EST

rommel, stuff some candy in the cavity where your face used to be and hand it out to the neighborhood kids. they'll get a kick out of that.

hammer, go to the train page. under your stats/skills/spells you'll see a "rename" link.

{CB1ate}aupStar October 31 2005 5:16 PM EST

*makes frightening spoookaaaay noises*

Happy Halloween everyone! ^_^ Although, we don't celebrate it here in Australia..o_O

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] October 31 2005 10:27 PM EST

I hung this up in our apartment. I don't remember where I found it, but it rules.

maulaxe November 1 2005 2:53 AM EST

I dressed up as a sushi roll
:p

maulaxe November 6 2005 3:37 AM EST

ok old post, but new user pic. if reading this before cache flush,
<--- clicky

:D

Sukotto [lookingglas] November 6 2005 8:38 AM EST

Verifex, it was my user pic for the month of October.
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