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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Wabbit, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit New Member

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    Happy and spooktastic halloween to everybody on TBF :)

    Woooooooooooooo! :D <--my ghost impression

    Here are some halloween links. All of them are about zombies. Got a problem with that? If you have, I will eat your brain.

    Brains4Zombies ( like Amazon but for zombies buying braaaaaaains )

    Zombie infestation ( Life, or should that be death? ) simulation of a zombie infestation. )

    Urban Dead ( A Massively Multi-Player Web-Based Zombie Apocalypse game! )


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  2. Stewart

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    You're an hour early. ;)
     
  3. Wabbit

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    Yeah, I know ;)

    I wanted to get here before the zombies arrive. Did you bring the shot gun?
     
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    Nah, I'm much happier with a shot glass; that's the only shooters I'm interested in.
     
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    We've still got five hours to go here. Good thing, because I can't find my horns to wear to work!
     
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    Happy Halloween guys!
    Hope you all have some yummy stranger candy. :p
     
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    Happy Halloween to you all :D
     
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    So are any other hippies going to a Samhuinn festival near them? Its held on the 31st October and celebrates the changing over from summer to winter, via autumn :D
    My pals are all in it and need to wear the skimpiest outfits in the coldness of Edinburgh! Hah!
    Its not really a known thing though. Samhuinn i mean.
     
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    Soiunds interesting. :eek:

    Probably because it's better known as Samhein. ;)
     
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    I personally dont hold with these pagan festivals.
    The only worse one I can think if comes 6 days later.:)
     
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    Sure it is. I've been to Samhein celebrations here in America. It obviously isn't as common as other religious celebrations, but it isn't too hard to find a group that celebrates, at least not around here. I haven't had the skimpy clothing in cold weather experience though. Those who go to the celebrations often take it pretty serious (as it is their religion) and tend to wear more appropriate clothing for the climate.
     
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    ummm....what comes 6 days later? November 6th?
     
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    sorry, I meant november the 5th. oops! :D
     
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    What's November 5th?
     
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    It's known as Guy Faulkes Night in the UK. It's basically an anti-catholic festival in which people in the UK have fireworks and bonfires to celebrate a man being executed on a bonfire a few hundred years ago. He tried to blow up the houses of parliament because catholicism was outlawed and catholics were being ethnically cleansed in the UK.

    In some parts of England and Northern Ireland they still substitute the dummy of Guy Faulkes for an effigy of the Pope.

    but it's all just a laugh for the kids dontchaknow? :)
     
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    Ah...that explains it...it's a UK thing....

    ...although I'd love to see an anti-catholic "holiday" in USA....sounds like a real giggle....:D :D :D
     
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    Perhaps you could have a festival in celebration of the assassination of Malcom X or someone, it amounts to the same thing.
     
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    It's not anti-catholic. The word you are looking for is Catholic; lowercase 'c' implies universal.

    While it's roots may have come from such sentiment; it's rarely a concern in this day and age. Still, all those bloody fireworks; I hate it.
     
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    Slightly pedantic but quite correct.

    Interesting to note that you consider yourself to be anti-Catholic though Stewart.

    I hate the fireworks as well. Neds seem to start letting them off earlier and earlier, leading up to an ear splitting crescendo on the 5th.
     
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    Where did I say that?

    It's the letting them off during the day when they can't even sparkle in the sky. And I saw the first Christmas decorations up last week. :eek:
     

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