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THIS is the day

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 31st, 2009, 12:20 pm

Happy Halloween all you chuckleheads. Enjoy the day and remember you're never too old to have some fun and EAT CANDY. And if you're diabetic, bob for apples.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Kevin Connolly » October 31st, 2009, 1:32 pm

OK. Five minutes pass 1:26 none of my stuff moved here. Have a good one HH.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Timothy Hyde » October 31st, 2009, 5:35 pm

We haven't been at home for quite some time on Halloween.

Set up the industrial strength fog machine, some par cans and pro
sound system with Kilar's sound track to Coppola's Dracula.

Kid's around here are wary of our place anyway,
built from an old church and a narrow path to access
we had to lure them in a bit with a few warm candles.

I think we will be cleaning more off the path this morning than lolly wrappers
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Shawn Farquhar » October 31st, 2009, 8:55 pm

That's cool to hear Timothy. I was in Melbourne a few years back and my driver told me it was not a popularly celebrated holiday down under. In fact he said " one year some little ankle biters came begging for candy at my home ... but I told them to bugger off..." Now that's scary! Happy Halloween!!
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Dustin Stinett » October 31st, 2009, 9:00 pm

I'm dressed up as an old geezer who hates to be bothered by kids begging for candy.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 31st, 2009, 9:06 pm

Party Pooper.

I went Trick or Treating with Emma and a bunch of her friends this evening and had a blast. Ate lots o' candy too! :)
Lots of little gouls and goblins in our neighborhood tonight.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Earle Oakes » November 1st, 2009, 1:14 am

What was Emma's costume and were you dressed as the head Genii?

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Lee Almond » November 1st, 2009, 1:38 am

Happy Hallowed Eve everyone. I had a blast doing Zoran's Horror Finger in the context of a card stab routine gone wrong. LOL! Peace ya all.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2009, 8:53 am

The Chief Genii does not wear a costume. Emma was a witch.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Frank Yuen » November 1st, 2009, 9:08 am

My son was Thomas the Tank Engine and my little girl was a fairy princess. In our neighborhood there were only a handful of trick or treaters. Less and less each passing year. Sign of the times I guess. It's pretty sad.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby mai-ling » November 1st, 2009, 10:56 am

my dad was a chinaman again this year.

and amazingly, he really looked the part!

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 1st, 2009, 11:37 am

I am delighted that you used the word "Chinaman". I used it on a magic forum once and all sorts of daft people screamed and moaned that I was using a racist term despite the fact that a wonderful children's entertainer, (Richard Lyn) who IS a Chinaman uses the term all the time. Of course he is a Jamaican Chinaman so perhaps that makes it different.
I noticed that Vernon used the term "Chinaman" too. If it is good enough for Vernon it is good enough for me.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Doc Dixon » November 1st, 2009, 11:44 am

My three year old, two year old and one year old boys all dressed in identical monkey costumes. Too cute for words. My wife was in a safari outfit complete with pith helmet.

I dressed as a middle aged dad who likes candy way too much.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2009, 11:51 am

Hey, Doc, I was also dressed as a middle-aged dad who likes candy way too much ... that's probably the most popular costume in America!
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Postby Jeff Haas » November 1st, 2009, 12:20 pm

Our area seems to be increasing in what people do for Halloween. We visited FIVE amazing displays in people's front yards...three of them were walk-through haunted houses, one was a house that was covered with stuff (sort of like a magician with too many props on stage, but these were mad scientist labs, evil clowns, etc) and one was a walk-through/participatory Star Trek episode.

And as a result of all this, there are more people out going trick-or-treating than in previous years.

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Postby Charles Spector » November 1st, 2009, 12:30 pm

I used the Kevin James living arm illusion. I was amazed at the reactions I got. People were really creeped-out.


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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 1st, 2009, 1:00 pm

I think, Charles, that they were more afraid of the teeth.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Doc Dixon » November 1st, 2009, 3:43 pm

Under the heading of "Is it just me?"
Shouldn't the cut off age for trick-or-treaters be 12?
When a teenager of 16 or older comes up to my house in some raggedy looking non-costume and asks for candy for his Walmart bag, I give him candy, but it just hits me wrong.

DD

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 1st, 2009, 3:46 pm

I don't like Halloween. I have always disapproved of people enjoying themselves.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 1st, 2009, 4:17 pm

Then you'll be pleased to know that my Mark Lewis costume was a rousing success.

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Postby Magic Newswire » November 1st, 2009, 4:36 pm

We had a blast. Set up our crazy yard display with 30 hand made tombstones, six fog machines, flying ghosts, a holographic head, and costumes galore. Didn't stop handing out candy until well after 10:30 in spite of a steady rain. Lots of work, but well worth it!

I hope that everyone had fun in some way shape or form.

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Postby BlueEyed Videot » November 2nd, 2009, 1:40 am

Doc Dixon wrote:Under the heading of "Is it just me?"
Shouldn't the cut off age for trick-or-treaters be 12?
When a teenager of 16 or older comes up to my house in some raggedy looking non-costume and asks for candy for his Walmart bag, I give him candy, but it just hits me wrong.

DD



I have that same problem. I drop a few pieces of candy in their bag and palm out a big handful which I proceed to give to the littlest ones. Works great!

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Pepka » November 2nd, 2009, 3:08 am

Doc Dixon wrote:My three year old, two year old and one year old boys all dressed in identical monkey costumes. Too cute for words. My wife was in a safari outfit complete with pith helmet.

I dressed as a middle aged dad who likes candy way too much.

DD

Yep, EVERYTHING (even trick or treat) is funnier with monkeys. Did strolling gig at one restaurant which was not very busy. Went to my other restaurant, (which closed that night) and judged costumes and did Butte ox to Butte ox for about 350 screaming maniacs. Had a blast.

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Postby Steve Bryant » November 2nd, 2009, 10:25 am

Moi - I first attended a large party in the boonies of western Kentucky, where a couple fed over 200 people, housed us in a heavily decorated hall, and put on a three-hour variety show (mostly costumes and music). I departed after act 19 (a creepy version of Marie Laveau) to attend a second party in the boonies of southern Illinois, out by a lake on a cold wet night. Small bar, tent for the band, elaborate and obscene costumes. Best trick I found to do in these pitch dark outdoor circumstances: Chris Kenner's Rising Card app for the iPhone. Played great.

Just spoke to someone who attended a mensa Halloween party in Chicago (scary in itself). Some costumes: a guy in scary makeup and a black cowboy hat as Goth Brooks, another in a black plastic face mask and black cowboy hat as Darth Brooks. A girl dressed as a princess carrying a jar of liquid as Princess and the Pee. A guy with a big musical symbol on his chest and little teacups attached to his body as Big Treble in Little China. And my favorite, a guy with green vegetation hanging off him as he did rap numbers, as a Rap Scallion.

Hey, any reports from the Magic Castle on Phantasmagoria week?

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Jeff Eline » November 2nd, 2009, 10:42 am

Had a party last year and friend came with all these little springs on his chest and autumn leaves on his back. He was Daylight Savings Time (Spring forward - fall back). Get it???

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 2nd, 2009, 11:02 am

Jeff Eline wrote:Had a party last year and friend came with all these little springs on his chest and autumn leaves on his back. He was Daylight Savings Time (Spring forward - fall back). Get it???


Kinda suggests a variation of a loincloth for the occasion using a slinky and some leaves... adolts only ;).

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Doc Dixon » November 2nd, 2009, 12:22 pm

Richard Hart wrote:
Doc Dixon wrote:Under the heading of "Is it just me?"
Shouldn't the cut off age for trick-or-treaters be 12?
When a teenager of 16 or older comes up to my house in some raggedy looking non-costume and asks for candy for his Walmart bag, I give him candy, but it just hits me wrong.

DD



I have that same problem. I drop a few pieces of candy in their bag and palm out a big handful which I proceed to give to the littlest ones. Works great!


Richard,

You are a suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper genius.

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Postby Mike Carr » November 2nd, 2009, 1:16 pm

Dustin Stinett wrote:Then you'll be pleased to know that my Mark Lewis costume was a rousing success.


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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 2nd, 2009, 3:41 pm

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Pete McCabe » November 2nd, 2009, 6:28 pm

Does it matter if we talk about you with correct grammar? I'm asking for a friend.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 2nd, 2009, 7:28 pm

I am indeed very concerned about your grammar. I understand that she is very old and sick.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 2nd, 2009, 8:17 pm

Mark, I heard your grammar has a dangling colon.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Doc Dixon » November 2nd, 2009, 8:49 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Mark, I heard your grammar has a dangling colon.


Who would have ever thought a grammar joke could help bring up my lunch?

Go figure.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mike Carr » November 2nd, 2009, 8:57 pm

I thought that this was a slick costume!

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 2nd, 2009, 9:32 pm

I do not approve of grammars of either the relative kind or of the grammatical kind. I did not realise that we were gathered here to win the Booker Prize for world literature. It is this sort of twittery that makes makes pedantic twits call "patter" scripting when everyone knows that "patter" is bloody patter.

Besides my grammar is in the spirit world and in my capacity as a psychic reverend. I have reluctantly been in touch with her to get her opinion on the matter and she informs me that in her opinion as a comedian Richard makes a very good magazine publisher. She further informs me that as a wit the Mc'Cabe person is only half way there. I am not quite sure what she meant.

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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 2nd, 2009, 9:42 pm

Well, Mark, it sounds like your colon is dangling as well. Hoist it up, my boy.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 2nd, 2009, 9:47 pm

I do not have a colon. How dreadfully vulgar. British people of a certain class manage to do without that sort of thing.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » November 2nd, 2009, 9:58 pm

Really, then you must have a "bag." How unfortunate.
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Re: THIS is the day

Postby Mark.Lewis » November 2nd, 2009, 10:10 pm

I did have a bag once. She was my grammar.


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