The Christmas trees are in full effect and the decorations are crowding out the Halloween stuff at the Lowe’s in Alexandria, VA.
And here’s the proof: December 26th, and Valentine’s Day is already ‘Just Around The Corner!’ At this rate, I’ll be shopping for a Halloween costume mid-April.
Well, this is a weird one. People in Canada are finding DayQuil capsules inside sealed boxes of Smarties candy. So far, seven small “Halloween sized” boxes of the candy have been found to contain the cold medicine.
This man says he saw a 10-year-old girl (not pictured) on Halloween dressed as a credit card. Cute. What financial-crisis-related costumes did you see this year? [Adverts Ruin Everything]
This facepaint for kids, sold by Walmart, contains lead. It says it right on the package. What the hell?! Maybe it’s the tubes that contain the lead, not the paint? Doesn’t sound right. Well, at least it doesn’t smear. Large version, inside.
Happy Halloween! Have fun and safe trick-or-treating out there. Don’t eat any Pirate’s Gold foil-wrapped coins, they’ve been recalled for melamine!
We like you, so in the interest of getting you and your family to Thanksgiving with all of your fingers attached, we’d like to direct your attention to some pumpkin carving “how to” info.
“Gather any group of parents and you’ll quickly hear about how the choices of costumes have gone from witch and princess to sexy witch and pouty porn princess,” writes The Examiner in their roundup of sexually charged Halloween costumes marketed at tween and adolescent girls. Prudishness aside, I think I draw the line at a costume for young girls with the word “wench” in the title.
The LA Times says that Amazon.com had a mask depicting democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama listed under the search term “terrorist costume.” The listing has since been pulled but the LA Times has a screengrab.
It’s bad enough when people send us pictures of Halloween decorations mixed in with Christmas ones, but a “Halloween Tree”? What the hell is a “Halloween Tree?”
Reader Meg says that she saw this sign at KB Toys in New Jersey and just had to go back and take a picture. She’s wondering why we can’t have Halloween anymore without mentioning Christmas.
We’re trying to figure out who this inflatable crime scene is meant for. With its puffy cuteness, built in lights, and “castle” style walls, it looks like it would be a perfect entrance to a backyard Halloween party for kids. But with its “crime scene noises” and someone-is-being-murdered vibe, it seems more appropriate at a celebration for short police academy graduates. Either way, it can be yours for $125 and a relinquishing of any sense of good taste. [Update: this post is meant humorously—I belly-laughed when I first saw the product.]
The Lowe’s in Cary, NC already has Christmas decorations up. Right next to the Halloween decorations.
Deck the halls, folks! Reader Raphael sends in this photo of a Target in Brooklyn, NY.
If you buy this for your kid, I will report you to Social Services.
Every Halloween folks from all over this great nation of ours put tin foil on their heads and go to Chipotle for a free burrito. The conceit is that you are “dressed like a burrito” for Halloween, but the good folks at Chipotle don’t really care if your costume required things like “skill” or “effort.” They just fork over the free burrito if they see tin foil. Bless them.