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Offline blue911

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #25: October 31, 2016, 08:46:40 PM »
I've been handing out Jack Chick comics and dental floss.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #26: October 31, 2016, 08:51:32 PM »
He's got his own personal elevator and you're calling him dumb. ;)

We had one for around 18 years before we had to put him down.  He was the smartest cat I've ever owned.  He played fetch and liked to be chased around the house.  He'd even chase after you if you ran away.

One of our current two is also a black cat and is the most affectionate, gentlest cat I've ever owned, but he's dumb as a box of rocks.  He'll climb on a counter stool to watch you put food in his bowl.  But when you put it on the floor for him, he sits on the stool looking lost.  Sometimes he figures it out, sometimes I have to carry him to his food.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #27: October 31, 2016, 08:52:13 PM »
:clap:

I've been handing out Jack Chick comics and dental floss.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #28: October 31, 2016, 08:59:40 PM »
you get it.  Black cats are better manipulators than even Smersh agents or hot redheads.
He's got his own personal elevator and you're calling him dumb. ;)


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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #29: October 31, 2016, 09:09:21 PM »
http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/was/fan_forum/pumpkin_stencils.jsp

Some good stuff there.

(Image removed from quote.)

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I did a Curly W again this year but carved it yesterday and by today parts of the  :w: were sagging, not unlike our recent playoff performances.  Had to use a toothpick to prop it up.  I suspect the one you show above has a couple of very frail connectors that might also fail to age well.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #30: October 31, 2016, 09:12:11 PM »
Interesting, would never have thought to try that.  I'm guessing it's just some kind of text code and depends on browser support to actually show up.

I assumed The Chief had a hand in doing that.  Giving too much credit I see.    :?

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #31: October 31, 2016, 09:37:25 PM »
Too busy feeding the neighbor's cat who adopted me.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #32: October 31, 2016, 09:37:28 PM »
Interesting, would never have thought to try that.  I'm guessing it's just some kind of text code and depends on browser support to actually show up.

That's way over my head, I just thought it was cute :lol:

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #33: October 31, 2016, 10:47:39 PM »
I'm never getting candy again. I bought candy and hardly any kids showed up. I noticed a lot of homes in my neighborhood had their lights off. I might as well start ding the same in the future because I'm stuck with a lot of candy. :smh:

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #34: November 01, 2016, 08:39:17 AM »
We had 16 kids total which is one of our lowest totals ever.  Monday just seems a downer for festive trick or treating.

Back when we lived in Alexandria and had little kids all over the neighborhood it was common for the adults to give out/get a beer or mini-bottles, all the better to ward off the chill of the evening.    :lol:

In addition to my wife's purchase of more standard candies I bought a box of Mary Janes from the Germantown Amish market, told the kids that I wanted their reviews of this obscure varietal.   

http://www.necco.com/candy/mary-jane.aspx

I'm thinking ahead to next year trying to come up with some more classic candies that aren't the usual stuff of today.  Maybe some Nik-L-Nips.  http://tootsie.com/candy/nik-l-nip/nik-l-nip-mini-drinks-wax-bottles

Don't see a lot of Junior Mints or Heath bars on the shelves but definitely not obscure.  Suggestions?

Sad to hear Clark's Teaberry Gum has been discontinued.  Sublime, if short lived, flavor. 

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/walk-the-candy-aisle/teaberry-gum/




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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #35: November 01, 2016, 09:22:24 AM »
Sad to hear Clark's Teaberry Gum has been discontinued.  Sublime, if short lived, flavor. 

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/walk-the-candy-aisle/teaberry-gum/

May I suggest Pepto-Bismol if you're truly missing that teaberry taste?

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #36: November 01, 2016, 10:06:07 AM »
May I suggest Pepto-Bismol if you're truly missing that teaberry taste?

I see that Pepto-Bismol is "wintergreen" flavor, but also that teaberry is another common name for the American wintergreen plant.    Learn something every day.

http://blog.emergencyoutdoors.com/edible-wild-plants-american-wintergreen-checkerberry-tea-berry-gaultheria-procumbens/

I have eaten wild teaberries before, but while being advised and can't recommend one start chewing similar berries in hopes of finding the right one.  It's a very pleasant, albeit short-lived flavor.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #37: November 01, 2016, 10:30:57 AM »
slow night here too, only had one beer.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #38: November 01, 2016, 10:46:27 AM »
We had close to 50 kids (which is down from recent years).    I discovered why I never drank wine that costs more than a buck fifty a quart.    Neighbors shared some "blanc" crap with me and I had heart burn all night.    I'll never forsake rum again.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #39: November 01, 2016, 10:50:34 AM »
white zin or GTFO :whip:

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #40: November 01, 2016, 11:10:02 AM »
We had two kids. They pretty much split a Costco bag of  120 premium fun size bars.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #41: November 01, 2016, 11:57:04 AM »
Oh man, I used to live a block away from the old NECCO plant in Cambridge (when it was still making candy, before it became million dollar condos)...in the summer you had to run the gauntlet to get past the swarms of yellowjackets that were attracted by the various spills of sugary syrup.   
We had 16 kids total which is one of our lowest totals ever.  Monday just seems a downer for festive trick or treating.

Back when we lived in Alexandria and had little kids all over the neighborhood it was common for the adults to give out/get a beer or mini-bottles, all the better to ward off the chill of the evening.    :lol:

In addition to my wife's purchase of more standard candies I bought a box of Mary Janes from the Germantown Amish market, told the kids that I wanted their reviews of this obscure varietal.   

http://www.necco.com/candy/mary-jane.aspx

I'm thinking ahead to next year trying to come up with some more classic candies that aren't the usual stuff of today.  Maybe some Nik-L-Nips.  http://tootsie.com/candy/nik-l-nip/nik-l-nip-mini-drinks-wax-bottles

Don't see a lot of Junior Mints or Heath bars on the shelves but definitely not obscure.  Suggestions?

Sad to hear Clark's Teaberry Gum has been discontinued.  Sublime, if short lived, flavor. 

http://www.oldtimecandy.com/walk-the-candy-aisle/teaberry-gum/





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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #42: November 01, 2016, 12:00:15 PM »
Fun Sized must have been named by Roger Goodell

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #43: November 01, 2016, 12:11:52 PM »
Curious, is there any-freaking-where that you haven't lived?

:D

Oh man, I used to live a block away from the old NECCO plant in Cambridge (when it was still making candy, before it became million dollar condos)...in the summer you had to run the gauntlet to get past the swarms of yellowjackets that were attracted by the various spills of sugary syrup.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #44: November 01, 2016, 01:41:32 PM »
Oh man, I used to live a block away from the old NECCO plant in Cambridge (when it was still making candy, before it became million dollar condos)...in the summer you had to run the gauntlet to get past the swarms of yellowjackets that were attracted by the various spills of sugary syrup.   
Schrafts or GTFO.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #45: November 01, 2016, 02:19:40 PM »
Five below and michaels has a lot of classic candy. Candy cigarettes are now candy sticks.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #46: November 01, 2016, 02:48:41 PM »
Curious, is there any-freaking-where that you haven't lived?

:D

I'd love to see the list...still want him to start his own blog...been a while since I learned a new word...

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #47: November 01, 2016, 07:45:01 PM »
crap, I've lived on the same block for 20 years...I was just a bit nomadic beforehand  :D

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #48: November 01, 2016, 11:40:14 PM »
Not one trick or treater, guess I'll eat 4 bags of chocolate all by myself.  Dammit 

Rode through Mt Pleasant on my bike on the way home, and it's a madhouse.  There are large crowds of trick or treaters headed that way from every direction.  Reminded me of The Walking Dead  :shock:
One method is to take your candy out into the street, and then give it to the trick-or-treaters walking around.

At the 9th Annual Silver Spring MD Zombie Walk on Saturday, Oct 29 (as usual, the Saturday before Halloween):  http://www.silverspringzombiewalk.com/











Many other pictures:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/25510263051/photos/

I was the only one there with a candy-filled pumpkin-thingy. I gave Dum-Dum pops to the zombie kids waiting for the Zombie Walk to start. Once the zombie parade reached the Downtown Silver Spring entertainment center, I was surrounded and mobbed by kids seeking Dum-Dum pops.

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Re: Happy Halloween 🎃
« Reply #49: November 02, 2016, 12:23:07 AM »
Outstanding  :clap: