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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sgt Floyd, Oct 1, 2007.
Hobby Lobby usually already has Thanksgiving decor on shelves even before Memorial Day.
When me and my dad were at a local supermarket a couple months ago, there was already Halloween candy out.
This year my Mom was the one suggesting we put Fall decorations up early. Even I, the Holiday Freak, was stunned, lol.
See, the candy doesn't make any sense: I mean, wouldn't that stuff go bad sitting out for months before you give it out to kids?
I sadly have not seen any Halloween stuff, but I think I'm gonna get my costume done early this year. Probably gonna be Harley Quinn.
Preservatives, of course.
mr3uious is right! You ever read the expiration dates on those things? Technically you can buy them now for next year and they'll still be good by then. I have candy that doesn't expire until at least 2018, and it looks like it was on the shelves a while.
It's not people getting into the spirit early, it's the retailers' doing. They have to push so much product out the door within a certain time frame. So you see stuff for holidays months away.
Even before July 4, they're pushing Back To School. If I was still a student, I'd be " What's this? I just got OUT!! Now you want to remind me how fast summer will fly by?"
Pushing Christmas right now seems ridiculous, especially since here the leaves haven't even changed yet. But it's on their timetable.
But October 1 to the 31, that's just a big enough window for Halloween. Plenty of time to get your act together.
Not sure what the big costume will be coming to my door this year. If I had a nickel for every Princess I saw last year I'd be sending you a postcard from Hawaii.
Actually, if I see a few Judy's and Nick's, I'll be smiling.
On the subject of costumes, come to think of it...
Bugs Bunny. They make costumes for kids and adults, but on a lot of them, your face is exposed, but Bugs' smiling face is sitting on top of your head. It looks like your ugly mug is sticking out of Bugs' throat!
That defeats the whole purpose of the costume. If you were cosplaying like that, they'd laugh you out of the convention.
As I mentioned in another thread, there's a serious pumpkin shortage this year (at least in our region, not sure about the rest of the country) because of the drought and the prolonged summer we've had stunting the growth of pumpkins and making them more susceptable to disease. A lot of the pumpkins I've seen in stores so far this season do look pitiful.
Every year, my mom always wants me to paint a pumpkin for her (rather than carve one), and this year, she got an extra large pumpkin (that thing must have weight a ton) because she wanted me to paint Radagast and his Rhosgobel Rabbits on the whole thing.
Ayyyyyy! Halloween! What is everyone gonna be? I'm gonna be either Harley Quinn or Ladybug!
I still say Ladybug looks like Violet from THE INCREDIBLES, lol.
Radagost? *Searches Wiki... Ah, it's Father Easter! Another guy trying to take over a holiday that's not his own. *Skeletal grin.
There are two things i'm looking to this October: the cool weather and watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" with my little brother.
Listen. I get the point that little kids need safe costumes, and therefore we were bound to see the hat mask thing that . But if you're over 5, maybe 6 years old, there's no reason for that. I mean, I hate the heck out of mass market costumes and all their suckitude from sexulaized cartoon characters that shouldn't be sexualized (if anyone remembers the movie Mean Girls, Halloween is an excuse for hot women who wouldn't normally dress like hussies to do so) to just...ugly, saggy, baggy, cheap looking 50 dollar sets that look like they were made for a buck fifty. Just... Masks are one thing. Large rubber masks of characters I get and I like. But the suits they have are less convincing than the old costume kits that have characters wearing their faces on their clothes ("Just like Bubs all the time wears! Picture of his self on his self."). Adult costumes shouldn't look like what a 5 year old wears for safety reasons. Especially for the price.
Even though I have the specials on DVD, it's still disheartening to see how ABC is really shafting the Peanuts holiday specials anymore. It was nice they acknowledged the 50th anniversary of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS last year and even had a retrospective special for it, but other than that, it's like ABC only airs each special once every year, whereas they used to air them multiple times each month.
Well it looks like ABC is airing the special twice, on the 20th and the 29th and it's also airing on Freeform(ABC Family). Frankly I don't see why they can't air it more often throughout the month, it's not like they show new things everyday, so they should have room on their schedule. But hey, at least they're still showing it.
You think that's bad? Freeform is shoving the two Hunger Games films they have into this year's 13 Nights of Halloween, effectively bumping out the two Batman movies. And I fear this'll keep happening next year and the year after, their 20th anniversary, when they get their hands on both Mocking Jay movies.
Ugh... Freeform is for teenagers too old for Disney's tweencoms. Yeah, sure, they'll shove a Disney movie or two on the weekends, but if their lame melodramas are any indication, of course they're going to milk the Hunger Games. I mean, they do air the crappy TV show based on the crappy Mortal Instruments books that flopped at the box office for being uninspired, derivative crap even the most hormonal teenagers avoided.
I'm guessing that they assume everyone's got the DVD copies of all the Peanuts specials by now anyway. They're probably easy enough to find online and , best of all, weren't edited to heck and back to fit the same commercials you've seen a hundred times by now. Personally, I miss the specials that don't air . I'm lucky to have the Garfield Holiday DVD and see that classic.
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