October 28, 2020

What's your plan for coronavirus Halloween?

Are you just going to turn out the lights and hide?

123 comments:

Anthony said...

Same as usual. Children are at no risk. Period.

Unknown said...

North Georgia here - we're doing nothing different. We've got tons of candy and expect a ton of kids. Weather looks like it'll be nice.

Roger Sweeny said...

Yes.

wendybar said...

Nope. I see my neighbors kids all the time. They bring me pictures, and just like to talk. I can't wait to see all of our neighborhood out and about. It's going to be a beautiful day in New Jersey.

Dave Begley said...

Nebraska v. Wisconsin football game just cancelled. Too many sick Badgers. Sad!

Major blow to bar traffic in NE on Halloween. Sad.

Gusty Winds said...

My brother is having a party. Lot's of people coming to the super spreader event. Normal trick or treat in Sussex and the Town of Lisbon.

I have my costume all ready. I'm going as ANTIFA. Cheap. Black sweat pants and sweatshirt. Spray painted the A on the front. Ski helmet and goggles. And I have a black umbrella, a laser pointer, and a gas can for full effect. Filling the gas can with communal Kamikaze shots.

Achilles said...

It is Halloween with a flu season that is less deadly to people under 70 than normal.

We will just skip the nursing homes and assume that people can take care of themselves like any adult with an IQ over 50 could do.

gilbar said...

we used to* stick razor blades into the apples
.....but then, kids get taking apples, so
we used to* shoot the candy bars with poison with hypodermics
.....but NOW!
we can* cough on the candies before handing them out; maybe we have covid!



we used to* this is ALL rhetorical; to the best of Your knowledge, i've Never done this
we can* we Could do this, but we WON'T.... “Because it’s wrong.”

Gusty Winds said...

We don’t have to turn out the lights and hide in Waukesha County. That’s a Dance County and Milwaukee County requirement. We’re still living life and drinking heavily like the great Wisconsinites we are.

Freeman Hunt said...

Socially distanced bonfire party.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

My wife wants to give out candy. I don't but not because of covid 19. The dog barks a lot every time someone comes to the door, I don't want a lot of candy in the house, and there is no telling how many kids might show up. Its just a huge hassle. On the other hand, when kids show up, they're usually dressed up in pretty cute costumes.

Rory said...

I have a big, noisy German Shepherd, and through the years I've developed a system where I dispense candy from one front window while he barks out the other. It's his favorite night of the year. I'll wear mask and gloves to make people feel safe, but otherwise no changes.

tim maguire said...

We're bubbling with another family. We'll have them over for dinner, then the kids will have a candy hunt (Halloween version of the Easter egg hunt). Then we'll watch A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Joe Smith said...

I am up for throwing candy at the kids but my smarter wife vetoed that idea.

I might put together a candy stash for the two neighbor kids though.

So hiding, bourbon, and old movies it is...

Mikey NTH said...

No, I'll be out with some friends.


Life's too short to live in fear.

Just some rando on the interwebz said...

Here is a tip if you are cheap. Take an empty bucket and put it in front of your door. Above the bucket write a note, "Socially Distant Halloween. Self Service trick or treat. Max 2 pieces of Candy. Honor system :)". Everyone will just assume that some shitty kids took all the candy.

John Borell said...

Lights on; bowl of candy on the porch or driveway where there are cameras so I can yell at kids taking more than one piece.

robother said...

Two words: Pangolins. Bats

Kay said...

Yes. And maybe watch a scary movie while I’m hiding.

Static Ping said...

My county preemptively canceled treat or treating several weeks ago. We don't normally get any trick or treaters, so this action ruined our excuse to buy lots of candy and then eat it ourselves. I suppose we will need to switch to the other excuse that candy will be so cheap after Halloween that we cannot pass up buying it at that price!

I hope they have those white chocolate Kit-Kats this year. Mmm.

Birkel said...

Same as ever, here.

Lurker21 said...

Are you just going to turn out the lights and hide?

Roger that.

Like I do every year.

MountainMan said...

Nothing. My wife snd I are with my sister and her husband at Hilton Head enjoying the beach and beautiful weather. Won't go home until early next week.

Bob_R said...

Neighborhood decision. Lights on. Bags of treats on a table in the driveway. Most people will be on the porch to check out the costumes. We'll be in the garage with music, costumes, and wine.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

going to the homes of elderly neighbors dressed as Cuomo, Wolfe and Whitmer

Boo!

Big Mike said...

We expect kids to be coming around. I will put on jeans, a plain flannel shirt, my old Stetson, and a neckerchief pulled up over my nose like a bandit in an old B Western. But no gun belt, no six-shooters, and no Winchester. Let’s not freak out the kiddies or their parents!

Yancey Ward said...

We haven't had many trick or treaters the last 3 years- about an average of 3/year now. I will buy a lot of candy tomorrow, and leave the light on, but I doubt we get even one this year.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We don't ever have children coming to our house for Trick or Treat. Too far out. Too dark. Long driveway. That doesn't stop us from buying candy though 😁 Especially those little bite sized Baby Ruths and Butterfingers. You never know..so if the kids never show up...well...somebody has to eat the candy.

Most of the children have parties at their own houses....or the Lion's Club or VFW hosts a community party where there are many parents and children. Whether they are doing that or not this year....I don't know.

Eleanor said...

Our neighborhood is usually a lot of fun at Halloween. Tons of kids and adults out and about. Ghost stories around a bonfire on the beach. This year we got our "rules", and the homeowners who host the trick or treat part of the party have voted to opt out. We aren't afraid of having the kids come to the door so it's not us. Our rules say we have to put small amounts of candy out a time, not answer the door, and disinfect the candy and the container every time we refill it. No party on the beach for more than 10 people at a time. If trick or treat is just sticking your hand in a bowl and taking some candy, the parents can provide that experience at home. I like that we all came to a consensus. The kids who actually live in our neighborhood know there won't be anyone giving out candy ahead of time. The carloads of kids who come from other neighborhoods will be disappointed if they come this year, but it should be apparent quickly.

stevew said...

Didn't look too hard but am unable to find any information about Halloween guidance on the Maine.gov site.

We will have Son, DIL, and their two children here for a Halloween themed lunch Saturday. Then a stroll about town, with masks, to see the plentiful decorations.

Later we have a stash of candy that we will have at the ready should any kids come by. There are two that live across the street, I'm not aware of any more other than our landlord's son.

I will be sipping bourbon and reading. Mrs. stevew will be wishing and hoping for trick or treaters, she loves this stuff.

JRoberts said...

My wife and I are planning to dress up like that couple in St. Louis and stand on our front doorstep brandishing weapons...

Oh, wait, that's what we're planning to do starting election night...

Never mind.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

We bought some candy and we are eating it ourselves. Word is kids won’t be coming by. Last year we evacuated at 2 a.m. on Halloween because of fire threatening the neighborhood and no power because the lines were down. We have the same seasonal dry winds wreaking havoc already this week and the intermittent power that goes along.

Mary Beth said...

My state is advising against trick or treating but has not banned it. They are saying to put out a bowl of candy and that kids should sanitize their hands each time after taking candy.

The Nextdoor website has a map where you can mark if you have a jack o'lantern, decorate your door, or plan to be out front in a costume. This is so families with kids can drive by and see your decorations.

Bilwick said...

I'm going to wander around lost, muttering incoherently to myself, and with my schlong out. You guessed it: I'm going as Joe Biden.

Ryan said...

I'm going to give out big King Size Snickers and Reeses bars. We don't get many kids because our whole street is pretty dark, so the ones who stop by get a big treat :)

Leland said...

We have a stockpile of full size bars and glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets to hand out. Same as the previous years, whatever isn't handed out directly will be donated to charity elsewhere.

wild chicken said...

No one ever comes to our house because wdh back behind two other houses. Just as well. Ups can't find us either.

That antifa costume idea is a good one tho.

Mr. Forward said...

I'm going as a Bobulinski. Scares the hell out of Democrats.

loudogblog said...

I don't want to let any trick or treaters down this year so I'm still going to have some candy to distribute. The difference is that I'll begin by washing and disinfecting my hands, washing out my large stainless steel bowl, washing a pair of tongs and then putting the candy into the bowl and sit out front (wearing a mask) to distribute the candy with the tongs. I suspect that I won't get a lot of trick or treaters this year, but that just means more candy for me.

Unknown said...

Heading out for a two day hotel vacation.

Geoff Matthews said...

I'm going to have jack-o-lanterns lit up outside, and hand out microwave popcorn to kids who come by. I figure the microwaving will sanitize the popcorn.

kristen said...

Our neighborhood is doing trick or treating despite whatever the local gov tells us to do or not :)

I'm planning to make a candy chute from cardboard tube or pvc, so we can stand on our porch and drop candy into buckets.

tim maguire said...

tim maguire said...
We're bubbling with another family. We'll have them over for dinner, then the kids will have a candy hunt (Halloween version of the Easter egg hunt). Then we'll watch A Nightmare Before Christmas.


It didn't occur to me to mention that trick or treating is cancelled in my city, but I see a lot of people here aren't having that experience. We normally get about 150 kids--I buy more candy every year and not once have we failed to hand it all out. Some years, I have to raid my daughter's stash because the well has run dry.

But not this year.

So we'r etrign to do somethgin else that is still festive.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"Are you just going to turn out the lights and hide?"

Fuck that. Business as usual. If you won't defend it, odds are the statist creeps will try to take it from you. I'm a Fun Size Minuteman.

LYNNDH said...

I'm going to scare the hell out of the little kids, I am dressing up a Biden.

Vonnegan said...

I ordered a yard sign this year that says "Trick or Treaters Welcome" and we will be on the front porch as usual with a bucket of candy. We usually have a lot of kids come from outside the neighborhood - people who live in apartments or neighborhoods where it's not safe to trick or treat; I hope they all come this year.

Professional lady said...

Not sure yet - but bought 3 bags of M&Ms just in case.

Mike of Snoqualmie said...

We never get kids. We rent a mother-in-law apartment with a front door that opens to the back yard. The house is at then end of a private lane. There's an electric car gate and a pedestrian gate blocking access to the lot, though there are no locks on either gate.

I have no excuse anymore to buy candy for the few kids that came to our old house. Reese's peanut/chocolate cups were my preferred candy.

Michael K said...

Our neighborhood plans a block party on our street, which dead end.

Should be fun.

Jupiter said...

'Could do this, but we WON'T.... “Because it’s wrong.”'

Gilbar is going as Richard Nixon. Four more years!

Jupiter said...

We used to get lots of kids, but in 18 only two, and last year none. I don't know, maybe this has become a bad neighborhood. I'll buy some little candy bars. We'll eat 'em later.

Larry J said...

Same as most years. Halloween is my wife's birthday (she's a spooky little woman), so we'll go to a good restaurant. We'll see if we'll dine eat or take the food home. We live in a community with very few children, so we'll just enjoy the peace and quiet at home.

bagoh20 said...

We have a kind of spooky area behind our house next to a creek and surrounded by twisted eucalyptus trees. We are going to go out there at night and lay out a big rug, build a fire, and have dinner and drinks in the dark. Maybe we'll do some mushrooms to make it really scary.

Lyssa said...

Largely normal, though I thought I’d spread some candy out on a table instead of the usual bowl. A few neighbors seem to have come up with similar ideas, but most seem to say they’re participating. My kids will trick or treat. Planning on having drinks with the neighbors. I might set up a crockpot with spiked cider and hand out adult treats as well.

MadisonMan said...

120 full-sized bars ready to go. I might make a chute to slide them down.

Am not looking forwards to the weather.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Lights out and hide in the back of the house. Then on Nov. 1, we shall feast on all the leftover Halloween candy that we get on sale.

Just like we do every year!

Readering said...

Like every year.

Readering said...

Now if the Kardashians invite me to their private island....

.... But only if Kanye promises not to pester me with presidential campaign advice.

MacMacConnell said...

Putting out my full size human skeleton with a "Biden's Economy" sign around it's neck. Then hand out candy to those who dare to knock. I've been riding motorcycles for 54 years, i'm not afraid of a 7 old old giving me Covid. Rock on!

Arashi said...

Sadly, nothing, just like every year for the last 20 or so. We live up a hill, up a hill on a five house culdesac. Children do not trick or treat around here - not even the surrounding areas - and haven't for a long time. Most go to corporate gigs like Microsoft runs at their offices - though I suppose that is not happening this year. About the only place you see any children out and about is at the local park, but that is a small number.

Too many helicopter parents adn totally managed time and events for the young ones. Sad.

Skippy Tisdale said...

Weed. Lots of weed.

Whiskeybum said...

Our town is a bit strange in that we celebrate both Independence Day and Halloween the weekend before the actual dates, so we’ve already observed Trick or Treat night. We buy the mixed, full-sized candy bar packs from Costco - like to watch the kids eyes bug out when the get them (we typically only get 20-30 kids). To alleviate any parental concerns, I wore my face mask, and handed out the candy from the bowl using a pair of tongs. It was really virtue signaling, because we put the candy in the bowl by hand anyway, but when you are passing it out with the tongs, it controls the amount and keeps any greedy kids from trying to grab more.

Popularity of the candy? In highest to lowest order: M&Ms (plain), Milky Way, Twixt, M&M (peanut), and Snickers. Had a lot of Snickers left over - don’t know why. I love ‘em, so I’m not disappointed that there are some left for me!

bagoh20 said...

Superspreader event. Millions will die from this before Thanksgiving, which will mean more turkey for me, so.....

DanTheMan said...

>>I have my costume all ready. I'm going as ANTIFA. Cheap. Black sweat pants and sweatshirt. Spray painted the A on the front. Ski helmet and goggles. And I have a black umbrella, a laser pointer, and a gas can for full effect.


If you try that in my neighborhood, you might get shot! :)

rcocean said...

People here stopped coming around at Halloween a long time ago. Even before, it was Halloween parties not trick-or-treating. parents were scared of razors in the apples or child molesters or something.

So, we will do nothing and we always thought adult Halloween parties were silly. Our daughter will go to a party with her significant other. Given her young age and health we aren't worried.

rcocean said...

I might go out and trick or treat myself. I'll go as a Trump voter and scare all the neighbors.

tcrosse said...

I plan to turn the clock back one hour.

ALP said...

Our house is on a flag lot at the end of a long driveway off a dead end street. I scare myself when I take out the garbage at night. In 12 years of living here have never ever had a trick or treater show up. So like another above....lots of weed.

mikee said...

I have two new construction houses in east Austin, both about a week from completion and almost ready for sale. I will be outside the fence on the driveway until late at night, handing out candy to all who pass by, and making sure nobody gets any closer to my investment properties than the street.

This protective blockage includes the two dozen homeless drug abuser mental patients Austin's ASSHAT Mayor, Steve Adler, allowed to camp under a bridge two blocks away for the past 10 months. Yes, the mayor of Austin wears his own ass for a chapeau. Very dapper he thinks he is, but smelly and covered in his own ordure. I can't even vote in Austin, living outside the city, so the most I can do is publicize Austin's ASSHAT Mayor Steve Adler.

Jessica said...

Hiding? No way! Normal trick-or-treating with the kids! It's outside, and it's packaged candy, and none of us is high risk. We won't bother those who don't wish to participate, but we intend to live our lives as normally as possible. As Trump alluded to the other day, we can't wave the white flag on life. My kids don't get another childhood. I won't deny them the fun and sweetness of Halloween because there's a virus with a 99.9% survival rate going around.

mockturtle said...

Our local 4H Club is collecting nonperishable items for the food bank so I'll be leaving some things out for them on the 30th. We never have trick-or-treaters here [knock wood] so I don't prepare for it. But it will be a full moon [blue moon, yet!] and on a Saturday night so things could get nasty.

Professional lady said...

I like the tong idea. Thanks!

Big Mike said...

I'm going to wander around lost, muttering incoherently to myself, and with my schlong out. You guessed it: I'm going as Joe Biden.

Good idea, but there’s not enough ice in Virginia to shrink my schlong down to Biden’s size.

WhoKnew said...

Turn out the lights and hide. But that's what I do every year. It has nothing to do with coronavirus and everything to do with keeping the dogs quiet.

Ralph L said...

Last year was the first time anyone came to my end of the block in decades, and I had nothing. Today I bought a big bag of KitKats, but they may not last long enough.

Has anyone seen NECCO wafers? They're supposed to be back in production.

Curious George said...

"Dave Begley said...
Nebraska v. Wisconsin football game just cancelled. Too many sick Badgers. Sad!"

Good news for the Huskers who remain at 0-1.

JML said...

We will do what we have always done since moving to our new home six years ago here in NM: Buy our favorite candy and eat it over the next few months as we have not had one single kid come to us for trick or treat.

Leland said...

The discussion prompted me to purchase a plague mask for costume when answering the door.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

Made big treat bags with full size candy bars, little bags of cheese balls, tootsie pops and pencils. Will spread them out on a table for the grabbin’. Husband is taking the littles around in the car looking for houses that are handing out.

Obligatory: those who are afraid of trick or treating have no ability to evaluate risk and should be ashamed of themselves for ruining a fun holiday for kids. Any old person who cares more for maintaining their fake security blankie feelings than the happiness of children is an asshole, full stop.

Sacto_Dave said...

That is our plan - turn out the lights and hide. My wife loves the kids and she loves handing out candy to them but, being older, she's decided not to do it this year. I'm a little more of a risk taker but I'm not going to argue over it. We have two brand new twin grandsons, 1 month old last Friday, so we're not going to risk not being able to see them. Maybe next year.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Here's how many Republicans think Halloween will turn out:

https://youtu.be/78eWdDoUPJI

heh

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

"I'm a Fun Size Minuteman."

Oh, in my sex life as well.

Jeez, do I have to do everything by myself?

William said...

Put on gloves and mask
Empty bags of candy into bucket
Lower bucket off of second floor porch to the kiddies
Depend on my wife (on lower porch) to keep the little buggers from taking too much.

Easy as that.

Stv30 said...

Ann, my plan is to not call it coronavirus Halloween.

Jim at said...

Plans? Same thing I always do. Shut off the lights.

Never understood the appeal of giving away free food to strangers who come to my door.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

I just found out a friend of mine has covid.

She said mild symptoms - like a head cold. She's doing great.

#info

ALP said...

A few weeks ago, when the weather was still summery, I walked past a party taking place outside in the front yard. Not a huge number of people, all were masked - but I noticed a sign at the perimeter of the property that said "enter at your own risk". Plus they were using orange cones to define the perimeter.

I wonder how many signs of a similar nature will be out this Halloween.

Tina848 said...

Kids in costumes, me handing out candy - sitting outside

Red Feather said...

Our only real change is pre-filling small bags of candy to hand out. Everything else is pretty much the same. I'll hang out on the front drive with the nearest neighbor moms, dispensing candy and admiring costumes, while the dads take the kids Trick or Treating. I doubt I will even wear a mask. People may approach or not as they see fit.

Rt1Rebel said...

"I'm going to scare the hell out of the little kids, I am dressing up as Biden."

Hunter, right?

heyboom said...

We'll give candy to whoever shows up. We miss our Yorkie-Poo who looked like a little cute puppy but would snap at the kids who reached out to pet her. She never bit anyone, but got a scare out of them. That never got old. Sadly, had to put her down a few years ago at the age of 15.

We are not afraid of this stupid virus anymore.

PluralThumb said...

Yes. Going through the corrupt system of HRA, DHS and a slew of corrupt back to work programs as myself for 4 years. Through drugs and lies, just to return to the corrupt Uber App. Trick, no treat.
Or am I too litteral !

Boo who ? Not Cameleon Harris ?

PluralThumb said...

Also I'm going as NYC corrupt government for this Halloween to protect criminals that do not care for Halloween at all, just free shelter food, drugs, and not least, free foodstamps.
No wonder as to why the good citizens of NYC are broke and broken.

Donna B. said...

This is the first year I've ever decorated for Halloween. The area church and school Halloween carnivals have been either cancelled or scaled down to almost nothing, so... if parents allow their kids to trick or treat door-to-door, they will be rewarded at my house. I've got individual bags of candy ready for grab and go, each with one full size candy bar supplemented with a handful of the small stuff. Even if no one shows up, it was a lot of fun decorating with the help of my grandchildren.

@Rory, 10:42 – sounds like fun!

@Just some rando in the interwebz, 10:45 – Fantastic idea! A few years ago, I set two buckets of candy out on a table and went inside for just a few minutes. When I came back one of them was gone – the entire bucket!



madAsHell said...

Apparently, I'm going to Halloween as an Undecided Voter.

I've received a text message on my cell phone from Lillian at MoveOn.org. The text message indicates that they just need 4 more donations from my zip code to really push the Biden/Harris ticket over the top.

MoveOn.org knows my cell phone number (billed under a family plan), and my zip code. It's not rocket science, but I have to believe my data was sold.

Is anyone surprised that Lillian works at MoveOn.org?

Howard said...

We plan on passing out homemade popcorn balls with a Covid candy coating

WZimmerman said...

Yes. I am going to turn off the lights and hide (in the basement).

Howard said...

I'm surprised some entrepreneur has not come up with a candy that looks like the Covid-19 virus

Night said...

I will manically and loudly laugh and eat all the snickers bars. Leaving the candy corn for any brave soul venturing to my doorstep.

Maillard Reactionary said...

Disliking Halloween, we always do that ("lights out and hide"). The 'rona panic doesn't enter into it (or any other part of our thinking or life).

I also disconnect the doorbell, because simply having your lights out and shades down isn't always enough to clue in those hoping to get free stuff.

Anyone who bothers to come up and discover that our doorbell is not working will have to walk past my Trump banner. This thought will amuse me throughout the evening.

Separately, I gave both of my hanging plants away this morning to a nice lady who responded to my craigslist ad. It will frost here soon and I have no place for them indoors. The transaction was conducted without face diapers.

I guess we'll find out shortly after the election whether I committed suicide or not by doing that.

Wince said...

I'm going as Hunter Biden smoking crack and getting a foot fuck.

Scotty, beam me up... said...

In our municipality, our city’s website has posters that the locals can print out if the resident’s house is participating or not. The resident then can place the poster out in front of their house for the ghouls and goblins & their parents to see if the house has treats for them or not. The city is also encouraging the residents to put their treats into large bowls on a table on the porch to allow the kids to grab the treats on their own. The city is also encouraging residents to have a pump bottle of hand sanitizer next to the bowl, for all the good it will do as some of the kids will just be digging into the bowl without sanitizing.

As for me, sadly, my house will not be handing out candy this year. I have bags of chocolate bars all ready to go for this weekend. However, my entire family is under Covid quarantine at the moment and we don’t want to take any chances spreading this damned insidious virus.

Big Mike said...

Nebraska v. Wisconsin football game just cancelled. Too many sick Badgers. Sad!

You're sad? Think of Lovey Smith and the Fighting Illini. If only the Badgers had gotten sick one week ago!

Marshall Rose said...

My 8 yr old daughter is dressed as Hermione Granger, and will be trick or treating with abandon. All the neighborhood families are down with it and plan for no changes.

Living in IA is sweet!

Roughcoat said...

Halloween is a tough night for my two border collies. They hear the kids, hear the doorbell, and go nuts. They want to herd the kids. They don't like disorder. Everyone must proceed in an orderly fashion, and no yelling. If these conditions do not obtain they get very upset.

fizzymagic said...

Here is my friend and I built for a Socially Distanced Halloween.

FullMoon said...

Wife will have candy for little kids, if any show up.
I will be behind the fence with the hose, for teenagers.

madAsHell said...

My wife has carefully counted the kids in the neighborhood, and will be delivering to each kid.

My wife is jonesing for grand-kids!! She has none.

JPS said...

Several houses in my neighborhood have ingenious rail systems to slide candies downhill toward trick-or-treaters. One neighbor of mine says she'll throw candy bars at the kids.

Me, I'm thinking of getting into MOPP-4 (training suit I have handy) and personally handing the candy to any kids brave enough to approach me. 'Cause I'll look pretty spooky.

gilbar said...

Me, I'm thinking of getting into MOPP-4

these Would Be, the Ultimate Costume for 2020
assuming someone is as lucky as JPS, to have these laying around

gilbar said...

Living in IA is sweet!
truer words, Never spoken

Maillard Reactionary said...

Roughcoat @6:20 PM: I'm sure you love your border collies, but they seem way too compulsive for me. But if everybody's happy, that's all good.

I guess you could say I'm comfortable with a certain amount of disorder.

Maillard Reactionary said...

FullMoon: "I will be behind the fence with the hose, for teenagers."

Approved. Might be the only bath they get this week.

Maillard Reactionary said...

fizzymagic: You engineers are all alike. I know because I am one.

Nicely done, however! Science in the aid of Mankind.

Maillard Reactionary said...

DBQ @11:06 AM: Oh yeah Butterfingers. First cousin to the Clark Bar.

Remember the commercial with the camel? "I... want a Clark Bar."

One of those would be really good with my morning coffee. I'll have to see if you can still get them. Butterfingers would be a workable alternative.

BTW, thirty years ago or so I used to sit and eat a quarter or more of a half-pound Hershey Bar smeared with chunky peanut butter for breakfast, as I drank my coffee and read the Wall Street Journal. My daughter still remembers this, though apparently little else.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Please note:
There will be no in-person Trick-or-Treating this year.

Treats will be sent only to kids who have mailed in a request for
provisional/absentee candy, and must be postmarked by October 31, 2020

However, per the recent court ruling, requests will be processed for
up to 2 weeks after the October 31 deadline.

Reports of "Halloween fraud" and other attempts to discredit the holiday
should be ignored, and most likely it will not be known who actually received
the candy when the holiday ends at midnight, October 31.



Kelly said...

Our Neighbors are having a culdesac get together. I’m bringing a patio heater, someone’s bringing a portable firepit, putting the candy in a wheel barrel. The sweetwater guy is bringing speakers, adult beverages may be involved. Hope we don’t die.

Rory said...

"Treats will be sent only to kids who have mailed in a request for
provisional/absentee candy, and must be postmarked by October 31, 2020"

Perfect!

Rory said...

"I'll have to see if you can still get them"

Clark Bars are now made by the Mallo Cup people:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyer_(candy_company)

Doug said...

Mallard Reactionary said:, thirty years ago or so I used to sit and eat a quarter or more of a half-pound Hershey Bar smeared with chunky peanut butter for breakfast, as I drank my coffee and read the Wall Street Journal.

Have you ever tried to put into words the rapture that this particular activity produced? BTW, you can replace Wall Street Journal with Mad Magazine or National Lampoon (in its time) with similar results.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Will be dressing up as Ron Stallworth in full regalia.

walter said...

Run around in an organic foodie joint in a MAGA hat, coughing and wheezing.

funsize said...

My kiddo is too young for candy (18 mo) but of course I have to show off his momma-made costume (Mario) so we're going to do a costume "parade". It's really just walking around the neighborhood. Like you'd normally do if you weren't living in fear.