Chat Thread XXX: It's Not What You Think

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Let's make an effort to be not-jerks to each other.

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I don't mind Valentines Day, but I think it's overblown. You could probably say that about most holidays, though.

Especially Flag Day.
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Fun fact: When I have kits, I am going to do a Martin Luther King, Jr. day gift exchange rather than exchanging gifts on Christmas. I am not going to tell them that this is unusual. I'll just sit back and watch them get confused as they get older.

Other fun fact: I probably shouldn't be allowed to have kits.
Psykeout wrote:leaving the complication out of a simple holiday for showing affection.
That's the problem. It's not a simple holiday, because it's been turned into a massive commercialized affair. Having a special day for relationships is fine; take anniversaries for instance. It's when it's turned into a huge brouhaha that's forced down every couple's throat that it loses its specialness.
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Sleet wrote:Fun fact: When I have kits, I am going to do a Martin Luther King, Jr. day gift exchange rather than exchanging gifts on Christmas. I am not going to tell them that this is unusual. I'll just sit back and watch them get confused as they get older.

Other fun fact: I probably shouldn't be allowed to have kits.
Psykeout wrote:leaving the complication out of a simple holiday for showing affection.
That's the problem. It's not a simple holiday, because it's been turned into a massive commercialized affair. Having a special day for relationships is fine; take anniversaries for instance. It's when it's turned into a huge brouhaha that's forced down every couple's throat that it loses its specialness.
This is why I hate every holiday. Just more excuses to buy garbage you don't need.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have some 18th of September air pumps to buy for the people I forgot to give a gift to.

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I find sales for things like Memorial Day and Groundhogs Day to be annoying for some reason.
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Psykeout wrote:no one says "pff Christmas is stupid we should be accepting and merry all year round and give each other presents whenever we can"
I actually think some people do say that.
Actually, this was the argument one of my more religious friends used to explain why his particular denomination of Christianity doesn't celebrate holidays. I thought it was as good an explanation as any.
Sleet wrote:Fun fact: When I have kits, I am going to do a Martin Luther King, Jr. day gift exchange rather than exchanging gifts on Christmas. I am not going to tell them that this is unusual. I'll just sit back and watch them get confused as they get older.
Then tell them that the sun is about the size of a quarter, and sets in Arizona every night. Also, snow is tree dandruff. You could be like Calvin's dad! Except with a 8.654% chance of being female. =P

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OO OO OO CRAZY THINGS YOU USED TO BELIEVE WHEN YOU WERE A PUP (or whatever) GO

When my mom went out to turn on the car on winter mornings to heat it up, I was REALLY REALLY afraid that it would drive away without us. I had recurring nightmares about it.
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I think I used to worry about that too, just not to nearly the extent you did.
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I remember thinking it was weird that the other planets were made of the same elements Earth was (there was iron in soil on Mars, etc) They're in outer space, shouldn't they be made of weird, outer-spacey things? For a while, that was kind of disappointing. =P

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It's possible technetium can be found on other planets! It's virtually all synthetic here.
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WE'RE the ones with weird-outer-spacey things.
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How many people know the true meaning of Halloween?
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Psykeout wrote:WE'RE the ones with weird-outer-spacey things.
Like eyeballs
Sleet wrote:It's possible technetium can be found on other planets! It's virtually all synthetic here.
I bet Pluto is composed entirely of Ununoctium
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ChewyChewy wrote:How many people know the true meaning of Halloween?
Was that a rhetorical question or were you asking us?
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Sleet wrote:
ChewyChewy wrote:How many people know the true meaning of Halloween?
Was that a rhetorical question or were you asking us?
I was asking.
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I always thought it represented the day before the day used to celebrate every saint.
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I think that it has a traditional name of All Hallow's Eve, and I have a vague idea that it's a somewhat less superficial holiday than Halloween, although I think calling the origins of something its "true meaning" is a misnomer.
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I don't want to risk breaking the rules by talking about religion, so all I'll say is that as I understand it, it's a combination of a harvest festival and a festival of the dead. Giving out sweets (originally cakes made from the harvest grains) was originally done in exchange for prayers for the dead, and jack-o'-lanterns (made out of harvest vegetables) were meant to recall the souls of the dead as well. Dressing up in scary costumes was either meant to ward off evil spirits and/or to remind people of their existence (hence the "trick" part of "trick or treat").
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Sleet wrote:I always thought it represented the day before the day used to celebrate every saint.
You WOULD think that, wouldn't you. Kind of.
CaptainPea wrote:I think that it has a traditional name of All Hallow's Eve
Indeed. The day before (or eve) All Hallow's day, the day we celebrated all the holy saints or something. This has little correlation to the traditions and beliefs. Like christmas, the date is set to a christian event, but the traditions and meaning is largely pulled from other cultures, namely Paganism. The idea evolved from an idea of scaring away and/or poking fun at the evil spirits (that's where we get trick or treating in costume.) Jack-o-lanterns, (my favorite part) are a Irish tradition, brought over by immigrants. They used turnips or something silly like that, but we have a surprising lack of turnips or something here in america, so they used pumpkins, which proved to work well, so the tradition stuck.

So like most holidays it's just a bunch of things that changed over time.

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Psykeout wrote:ack-o-lanterns, (my favorite part) are a Irish tradition, brought over by immigrants. They used turnips or something silly like that[/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color][/color]
3 tablespoons rhubarb on fire

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Psykeout wrote:I really hate ninjas.
Ah, I see, so Halloween began as a holiday to express how much everyone abhorred ninjas
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CaptainPea wrote:3 tablespoons rhubarb on fire
Looking that up only made me MORE confused.
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How dare you reference an extremely well-written game full of quotable lines without going to the default, played-out "the cake is a lie!"

There's a reason little kids dress as ninjas in all black at night sometimes. So we get to celebrate by watching ninjas get hit by cars.
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that's why their supposed to dress like ninjas with shiny shoes or Naruto ninjas.

or they could do to ninjas what twilight did to vampires. SPARKLY NINJAS!!!
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But the ninjas are just kids in disguise. I'm gonna be The Scout for Halloween. I'm gonna yell "Need a dispenser here!" rather than saying "trick or treat."

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I'm ok with them dressing like roadkill.
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My Dad is going to be handing out candy this year dressed as Colonel Sanders with candy in a KFC bucket.
I'm going to walk around in a trench coat and gas mask with friends. Also, chemistry is now alchemy.
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The Grey Wolverine wrote:My Dad is going to be handing out candy this year dressed as Colonel Sanders with candy in a KFC bucket.
I'm going to walk around in a trench coat and gas mask with friends. Also, chemistry is now alchemy.
Really? I'm just planning on finding a lab coat, glasses, and a tie to pass off as a costume.
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I am going as the 11th Doctor and my Friend is going as the 10th.

That or I am just going to dress with a shirt that says "I was going to wear a costume but you've probably never seen it before, it's very obscure."
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but then you also need to wear hipster glasses.
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RandomGeekNamedBrent wrote:but then you also need to wear hipster glasses.
I already have them. Sadly.
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then your costume is ready.
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I always wanted to dress as a plague doctor, but I can't really get a good costume for that. :(
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Just get a black dress/gown, a back brimmed hat, and papier-mache a mask.

Also we really like Doctors and Ninjas in this thread
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This year: Blue spy. I have the suit and everything.
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Plague Doctor.
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Teh Brawler wrote:This year: Blue spy. I have the suit and everything.
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Teh Brawler wrote:This year: Blue spy. I have the suit and everything.
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I just got a suit for homecoming, so I'm thinking about some creative secondary uses for it. Namely, as a Slender Man costume. Now to find creative ways to freak out my friends and family ... >:3
Dissension wrote:Plague Doctor.
That was my second choice, actually. =P
CoffeeJunkie wrote:I am going as the 11th Doctor and my Friend is going as the 10th.
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If you make a Slender Man costume I demand pictures.

Also.
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'It's Splendorman!!!' =D

And trust me, there'll be pictures.

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Since I know you want pictures of me as well, Sleet, I'll post some, too
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