Category Archive 'Halloween'

24 Oct 2017

The Urban Establishment’s Nightmare

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19 Oct 2017

Massachusetts School: “No Halloween! Black and Orange Spirit Day!”

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Daily Mail:

A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ‘black and orange spirit day’ instead.

Boyden Elementary School’s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ‘not inclusive of all students’ and was ‘difficult’ for many.

Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ‘black and orange spirit day’.

Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume.

RTWT

31 Oct 2016

Halloween Music: Camille Saint-Saens, Danse Macabre

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01 Nov 2015

Best Halloween Costumes

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HenryVIII&AnnBoleyn

23 Oct 2015

When Liberals Run Halloween

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PCHalloween

04 Nov 2014

Trick or Treating Today

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PCTrickorTreat

31 Oct 2014

Halloween Group Therapy

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Halloween-Group-Therapy

24 Oct 2013

She Was Texting While Flying

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Hat tip to Jacqueline Osterrieth.

01 Nov 2012

Roots of Hurricane-Felled Oak on New Haven Green Contained Human Skeleton

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Hurricane Sandy gave New Haven a little Halloween present.

The 16-acre New Haven Green was laid out in 1638 as the central square of a 9-square town layout. Reputedly, the size of the town green was intended to be sufficiently large as to accommodate all human beings saved at the time of the Day of Judgment, whose number was calculated by the Puritan divines on the basis of various theological considerations to amount to 144,000.

The New Haven Green served as a marketplace and militia parade ground and in the course of its history contained a watch house, a prison, a school, several churches, and a succession of statehouses during the period extending up to 1875 when New Haven shared the seat of government of the colony and later state with Hartford.

The Green also served as the colonial burying ground until 1821. Among those buried in the New Haven Green is the regicide John Dixwell. After the use of the Green as a cemetery was abandoned, the headstones were removed to Grove Street Cemetery, but the burials were undisturbed.

Winds from Hurricane Sandy knocked over an oak tree on Monday, October 29th, on the Upper Green. The following afternoon, a homeless woman recognized that a human skeleton was intertwined with the tree’s exposed roots. She called for the police, and detectives and the state medical examiner went to work, concluding that the remains were those of someone buried in the colonial era.

New Haven Independent story & photos.

31 Oct 2012

Un-PC Halloween

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Hat tip to Just for Grins.

31 Oct 2011

NASA Engineer’s Halloween Costume

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Hat tip to Ben Slotznick.

27 Oct 2009

Halloween in Obamistan

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15 Oct 2007

Halloween Decoration or Hate Crime?

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In a seasonal allusion to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ late 17th Century witch trials (which resulted in 19 hangings), a Chicopee, Massachusetts homeowner decorated his front yard with the effigy of a witch dangling from a gallows.

But one of his neighbors (who practices Wicca) is offended, and considers his display a hate crime.

WHIOTV video

13 Oct 2006

The Better Halloween Pumpkin

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Amazing work, complete with how-to guide.

Hat tip to John Murrell.


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