25 thoughts on “Happy Halloween, Trenchers! 🎃🎃🎃

  1. Thanks, Jamal, and Happy Halloween to ALL. Be sure to make some mischief. Not you, Koyote. We don’t want anything gettin’ blown up (grin).

    And here are some very profound words:

    Q: Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?
    A: No, they like to eat the fingers separately.

    Q: Why didn’t the skeleton want to go to school?
    A: His heart wasn’t in it.

    Q: Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?
    A: He didn’t have any guts!

    Q: Why didn’t the skeleton go to the ball?
    A: Because he had no BODY to go with.

    Q: What did the ghost say to the other ghost?
    A: Do you believe in humans?

    ”I threw a boomerang at a the other day. I knew it would come back to haunt me.”

    I’m not saying my wife is ugly… but on Halloween she went to tell the neighbors to turn their TV down and they gave her some candy.

    “Mommy, everyone says I look like a werewolf.”
    “Please be quiet and comb your face.”

    🙂 🙂 🙂


      1. This is a first… now I’m getting triple smiley faces in the ‘recent comments’ section on my comment on this article.

        I didn’t post even one, so how is that possible?

        1. #1, those are pumpkin faces; part of the posted article. Anyone that posted comment on that article have those pumpkin faces.

    1. #1, can’t we just separate the fun from the horror? I can only hope for us to reach a level of maturity where parents can impart the difference to their children.

      And ef those that would hijack the innocence.

      Everything beautiful is always at the mercy or the cruelly ugly. We must overcome them and dance our dance.


      1. A few days ago a friend and I were talking about what event it was that might have shattered our youth. For him it was the assassination of Kennedy. Said his whole world-view changed, including himself. For me, it was age 10, coming home from a 6 hour stretch of trick-or-treating, bags full of candy, cupcakes, nickles, apples, and all manner of sweet delights.

        Hi Mom.

        Don’t eat those apples!!


        Someone is putting razor-blades in apples and handing them out as treats.

        I froze. My mind asking myself, What kind of evil would do this, endanger us and at the same time wreck the second best day of the year?

        From that day on the world was different. Trust turned into suspicion; suspicion turned into a fight. That very moment I knew that for the rest of my life I had to be on my toes for bad guys were always lurking. Just how bad, at the time I could not conceive. I could not conceive white phosphorus, depleted uranium, the bombing of children, communism, and cops who were not good. Those razor-blade apples opened my eyes.

        What shattered your youth?


    2. Yeah, you’re goddamn right, Happy Halloween.
      I trick-or-treated when I was a little kid, as did my children, as do my grandchildren.
      I’ve never seen any evil in it.
      It is in fact a way for all the people in the community to say hello once a year. It is an American tradition and a part of our culture. Like the statues that will not be removed, neither will Halloween.
      To be blunt, keep your personal interpretation to yourself. We are all free individuals and can do any goddamn thing we want on the 31st day of October. It is called individual free will, and I for one will not be stymied by fanaticism.
      To pretend that a day of the year can be made evil through a behind the scenes struggle with theology between two groups of fanatics is shit.
      We gave out treats last night and it was a pleasure to see all the little children with their parents we treated in the past come to our door.
      Like I said, it is a part of the American culture and it f-king stays a part of the American culture.
      There is an old saying, if you don’t have something good to say in a situation like this, say nothing, because not one f-king one of us is bound in the common law by any other’s personal belief.
      And it was a Happy Halloween and those who participated, including myself, enjoyed it.
      Want to argue some more? Bring it on.


    I light a fire
    and think of the old ones
    in moonlight
    to tom-toms
    and night-songs

    the heart of the buffalo
    enters my bones
    the claws of the eagle
    tear at my lies
    I beg renewal
    and churches crumble
    I beg renewal
    and governments die

    my weary planet
    screaming, coughing
    we, her children
    roused from dust
    turn our eyes
    to a far-away sun
    screaming the scream
    of a child abandoned
    cringing, waiting
    for bless-ed deliverance

    Evan brings poems
    Anna makes tea
    we sip and say
    on grass under trees



  3. Happy Halloween!
    It’s a wild and crazy night here in Greenwich Village. Decorations in every nook and cranny. Old fashioned Trick or Treating in the early evening. The Parade is now in full force (thousands of participants). Incredible costumes, puppeteers of giant puppets, stilt walkers, music, floats, choreographed dance… Peaceful, lively fun for All (Adults of all ages, Children, Pets). A great big Party. 😀

      1. ppps: Stirrings. All this got me thinkin’… Everyone is entitled to some fun and nonsense, but I wonder how many of those people know the jeopardy we are in, in terms of infringement/surveillance/communism. We need so much help in the fight.

        Jamal, see what you started with the pumpkin?!!



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