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They took to it

Halloween. Brits never observed it, back in the day. They knew we did, but they didn’t.

Like this guy. Not the skeleton; the guy who owns the skeleton. This is a farm shop we sometimes go to. Picture doesn’t do it justice – he has thousands of pumpkins. And dozens of customers for them. Parking lot was rammed.

I’m sure most of them will get ploughed under and turned to mulch, but it was amazing to see so many gourds in one place.

Same place I got my knucklehead pumpkin last year. Same place I saw the big spooder the year before.

I’m sure Uncle B still thinks it’s an infernal American cheek, or some such British harumph.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 23, 2023, 9:42 pm

If Uncle B thinks it’s infernal American cheek, he’s quite right! It *IS* infernal American cheek! And that’s why we go nuts over it.

Here, have some Kandy Korn, one of the, if not THE, most revolting confections ever cooked up in Satan’s kitchen. I mean, really. Sweet wax? Chunder ammo.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 23, 2023, 9:52 pm

@Uncle Al – up vote. Candy Corn, probably worst thing ever, worse even than the dreaded DurnedYankee Mom Cocoa Hermits (hint….NO sugar in her recipe, skinflint Downeasterners)

Thank God it only comes out this time of year.

Like Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin coffee, Pumpkin creamer, Pumpkin candy, Pumpkin Pumpkin Pumpkin.

The time of year where all of America seems interested in shoving a Pumpkin up their….yep.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 23, 2023, 10:24 pm

@durnedyankee — An appropriate penalty for anyone inappropriately using pumpkin spice (i.e. anything other than pumpkin pie) would be to pour bong water in their underwear drawer. Repeat offenders get butyl mercaptan in the HVAC condensate pan.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 24, 2023, 12:16 am

Halloween has become a VERY big thing in Japan too….

I mean, candy and dressing up like a princess or a pirate? Hell Yeah!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 24, 2023, 1:09 am

Blue haired pirates and princesses!
Uh, red haired princesses….
white haired princesses with red eyes….

Cat ears.

Comment from technochitlin
Time: October 24, 2023, 2:01 pm

You have my attention!

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