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Jack O` Lantern.........................

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Slowgrind, 28 Oct 2007.

  1. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    I just carved a pumpkin for the kids to look at for Halloween! What a satisfying way to spend an hour on Sunday afternoon. I carved it into a spooky cat like face, hope it does the trick. Anyone else into Halloween? I don`t mean devil worship or the occult, just a bit of scary fun? xx(
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Nope.
    Hate Halloween with a passion.
     
  3. col

    col Veteran

    Yeah,i like it too,but as you say,the fun factor.
     
  4. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Why`s that FF?
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Can you legally use a Jack O' Lantern on Halloween as a cycle headlight so you are joining in the "spirit" of things ?
     
  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Cos I'm a miserable bastard who dislikes kids banging on the doors of people they don't know for sweets. It's scary for a lot of old people. It's just more commercial tat to sell/buy. It's a cheap tacky US import. And I'm a miserable git.

    Forget Halloween, celebrate something proper like Guy Fawkes or a proper Christmas.
     
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
  8. jonathan ellis

    jonathan ellis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    We normally do
    but we are out this time so not buying.

    rear bike lights are good inside them

    (less smelly than a tea light)
     
  9. I'm with you fab...educated terrorism for children, driven by the USA and their stupid 'custom'. I visited Tesco yesterday morning and was astounded at the vast array of temptation and 'please Mum I want...' goods in an aisle, right by the entrance. Total crap Tesco - you get 0/10xx( and screw the people who part with their money for such pathetic tosh.
    No harm in carving out a vegetable though - whatever time of year it may be!xx(
     
  10. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I hope it pisses down with rain on Wednesday night and the little brats stay at home and annoy their own parents.

    And on 5th November too.
     
  11. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Hate to be thought of as a killjoy, but fully support Smokin Joe's post. Just a licence for the yobs to extort cash or anything else they fancy under pain of criminal damage to property. They wouldn't give you the time of day at any other time of the year.
     
  12. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

    Whilst the kids who go out on "Trick or treat" in my street are well-behaved (there are a few adults escorting the kids, so it's more akin to the US version rather than the UK-style begging with menaces), the knock on the door every few minutes does get on my uppers...

    Fortunately, the shift patterns in my new job have worked in my favour this year. xx(
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Did the pumpkin thang with the kids yesterday, AND made delicious pumpkin soup from its innards. Yum yum yummity yum:tongue:
     
  14. longers

    longers Veteran

    I made a very good risotto using pumpkin brains yesterday and made a good lantern effort too.

    I'm carving one for a party i can't attend next weekend. I've got to stay at home with the dog because of the fireworks. She's not too bad with em but it's not fair to leave her at home while I'm enjoying myself and all the whizz bangs are going off.
     
  15. KitsuneAndy

    KitsuneAndy New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Going to have to either:

    A: Take batteries out of the doorbell, or

    B: Hand out paintballs as sweets. I have some nice swirly patterned ones sitting around. Look like sweets, feel like they definitely *could* be sweets. Taste bloody awful.

    xx(