Happy Spooky FGF!

October 30th, 2009
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Howzit howzit!

It's Hallow's Eve and personally, it's da kick off to da holiday season. *Note: I didn't say da "X" word cause dat's a whole 'noddah blog post to come latahz iykwim*

Dunno wat it is about Halloween but it always brings out da kookyness in us no? Whether it be da lolo with da hobo costume, homemade or store bought we see all kines... spooky, funny, original and of course some of those we just say.......... Wassap Wit Dat! to.   :wink: 

Our crew in The Honolulu Advertiser Finance department always loves a good potluck pah-tay and any reason to celebrate and grind is reason enough. Today is no different and I'll have pictures to prove it too.  :grin: 

If you have any Halloween pah-tay's or cool costumes of yourself or oddahs, send 'em to me for a shout out post next week. Da coolest one will win a gift certificate to Ryan's ($10 minimum up to $500) and Kincaid's ($15 minimum up to $500) *details on the card*.

Hea's some facts about Halloween dat you may or may not of known courtesy of Halloween Web.......

 

Halloween Holiday Trivia

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.
  • Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
  • Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
  • In 1962, the Count Dracula Society was founded.
  • To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
  • There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved on watching over you.
  • Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
  • The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
  • The Ouija Board ended up outselling the game of Monopoly in its first full year at Salem. Over two million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped.
  • Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

And of course gott share da most coolest costume in da world!!! I soooo wanted one and wen I checked it out......... it was only $4 grand!   :shock: 

 


 

Have a fun - and safe - spooktacular FGF and Halloween!

 

Braddah Lance Kwon

21 Responses to “Happy Spooky FGF!”

  1. Scott:

    I rigged up my folks house here in Ca. to make sure I scare the crap out of some kids tomorrow evening! I got the strobe lights, graveyard scene, cobwebs, spooky music, and, most importantly, the fog machine! I'm gonna make some kid require therapy as an adult after I'm through spooking them tomorrow :)


  2. roach:

    BL,
    You're so right, Halloween is the start of the holiday season. The days seem to go by faster after Halloween, is it because stores like Macy's will start decorating for Christmas and not wait for Thanksgiving like the old days (anybody been shopping lately, I haven't, so I'm just assuming that they are doing it). I wonder how many trick-or-treaters we're going to get this year ? Last year, Halloween was on a Friday and we only saw about 30 kids.
    Well, here's a FGF joke (sorry no Halloween theme):

    My friends recently retired. The wife always wanted to learn to play the piano, so my friend bought her a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, I asked how she was doing with it. "Oh, we returned the piano." said my friend, "I persuaded her to switch to a clarinet instead."

    "How come?" I asked. "Because," he answered, "with a clarinet, she can't sing."

    Happy Halloween, everyone !


  3. buddahbelly:

    Boo!! Everyone, Happy FGF, Got the black lights and strobe out and will be decorating the daughter's house tonight. Got the cooler ready with some cold ones, a friend gave me some Bud Light Wheat beer to try. Can't wait for the work day to be over.


  4. B:

    @ scott- like your holiday spirit. was always fun to try to scare da kids.

    happy halloween and FGF everybodies.


  5. J.P.:

    "Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!"

    -I had no idea they came in different colors. I always thought it was orange. Haha, guess you learn something new every day.

    Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone!


  6. Kage:

    That costume is cool!

    I am trying to find someplace to avoid trick or treaters tomorrow. Not that I am not in the spirit of the day, I just no like stay home and pass out candy.


  7. 9th Island Girl:

    Happy FGF! Thanks for the joke, roach! We can always count on you.

    BL, can't wait to see pictures of your costume this year, and the grinds, of course!


  8. EMM386:

    Not much of a Halloween guy, but have a good one anyways everybody. Happy FGF too.


  9. Bre:

    Happy Halloween!! We decorated our house last weekend. We always end up with a few kids who are too scared to come to the door. My husband loves when that happens. He goes out to the sidewalk and gives them the candy.

    I am not dressing up but my dog is going to be Tinker Bell.


  10. Braddah Lance:

    Scott:
    I rigged up my folks house here in Ca. to make sure I scare the crap out of some kids tomorrow evening!

    Get da vid cam rolling..... but watch out for da "tricks" you may get aftah! :lol:
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    roach:
    You're so right, Halloween is the start of the holiday season. The days seem to go by faster after Halloween

    Well, here's a FGF joke (sorry no Halloween theme):

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    buddahbelly:
    Got the cooler ready with some cold ones, a friend gave me some Bud Light Wheat beer to try.

    Let me know how dat tastes! I wanted to try it out too. I'm just tinking it be a little "heavier" tasting but who knows. It's weird to see Bud trying so many different brews lately.... almost like biting Sam Adams or something.... :?:
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    B:
    @ scott- like your holiday spirit. was always fun to try to scare da kids.

    But always be prepared for da ones who fight back with TP or eggs. :grin:
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    J.P.:
    -I had no idea they came in different colors. I always thought it was orange. Haha, guess you learn something new every day.

    Anoddah caveat of reading WWD!....... more useless facts to fill up your coconut. :lol:
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    Kage:
    That costume is cool!

    Isn't it!? I wish I had kala to spend li'dat! I'd try find a Dinobot one!

    I am trying to find someplace to avoid trick or treaters tomorrow. Not that I am not in the spirit of the day, I just no like stay home and pass out candy.

    Movie theater during "peak candy hours". :grin:
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    9th Island Girl:
    BL, can't wait to see pictures of your costume this year, and the grinds, of course!

    Well I'm not in "costume" per se cause I couldn't get/make it in time but a couple of my coworkers look good!
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    EMM386:
    Not much of a Halloween guy, but have a good one anyways everybody. Happy FGF too.

    Right back at 'cha! :wink:
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    Bre:
    Happy Halloween!! We decorated our house last weekend....I am not dressing up but my dog is going to be Tinker Bell.

    Gotta send pics! If not of da house..... at least "Tinker Bell". :grin:


  11. David In Oregon:

    Scott: You don't need to go through all that trouble to scare people. All you have to do is put a sign out front that says, "This house quarantined due to swine flu" That will keep anyone and everyone away, even after Halloween is over. :lol:


  12. M:

    Hello BL!

    We don't celebrate halloween. It's satans/devil holiday.


  13. M:

    Happy Halloween to those who celebrate it! Be safe!

    Happy FGF!


  14. Kage:

    BL - thanks for the suggestion. I may just go see a movie.


  15. Makiki:

    Happy FGF everyone!

    Vog seems to have cleared, hope everyone has a great weekend. Not into celebrating Halloween but I may sneak over to Waiks to check out the all the lolos.

    Alan from Makiki


  16. NKHEA:

    Happy Feel Good Friday everybody :)

    Eh, BL I like one of dem cool transformer costumes :) please.....please.... :lol:

    NKHEA.....have a good/safe weekend everyone

    btw; BL had some small kine waves dis mornin waz goooood ;) :D


  17. BananaFysh:

    Happy FGF everybody!

    I usually dress up for Halloween, but this year I'm not feeling it for some reason. Most of my co-workers don't dress up, so maybe their "Scrooge-like" behavior is rubbing off on me. :? I dunno, plus, inspiration didn't really hit me this year.

    I not even going pass out candy this year. I live in a newer subdivision, and every year we've been getting more and more kids. Was reasonable at first, with about a hundred kids, but last year we had over 300! :shock: I KNOW no more that many kids who live in my area -- the parents are bringing them from around the island to my subdivision, because they think "all the rich people live there." :evil:

    I have a friend who lives in an older part of the subdivision, and he said they get over 700 kids!!!! WWD!?!?!?

    I no mind giving out candy to the keiki, cause I like seeing all the costumes, and I like making them happy. Plus I scare some of them, so I get my "treat" too :twisted: , but now it's getting to be a bit too much. Last year we spent over $100 on candy.

    I'm assuming there will be more kids this year. No can.

    Quite a few of my neighbors make it a point to not be around on Halloween night, because of the expense of buying all that candy.

    I dunno, we'll see how I feel next year -- I might hand out candy then. One bright spot is that most of the kids say "Thank you!" :D

    Get hope for them! ;)


  18. Scott:

    Halloween is actually a pagan (old...old....waaaay before Christ non-denominational) holiday whereby folks took this day to communicate with the dead (or so they thought). Of course, modern Halloween is easily confused for a Devil/Satan holiday, but that doesn't really extend beyond the costumes, and some freaks interpretation of October 31.
    Sorry, I'm kinda a Halloween buff and I like to set the record straight, with all due respect to my fellow Kwonics/Lanceformers :)


  19. Rosette:

    good thing we get around fifty kids..more fun I don't get broke....we decorate our house and try to compete across the street with there decoration..HOW IMMATURE...funny! one tiem I almost froze my finger with those stupid fog machien ..my husband idea ...cold october day but we had fun acting like five year old kids.!My hsubnad has his skull decpration I have my pumpkin and angel..we mix that all up in the house so it is not to spooky.! OH yes THE MUSIC TOO..spooky music funny ....we are kids at heart.


  20. Rosette:

    our streets have sidewalk so easy to walk and the houses are not too far and no long driveway to get candy so it is more enjoyable for the kids.


  21. Rosette:

    I hate going into the new development TOO LONG DRIVEWAY and they give sh!*#y candy ...you think they are rich..CHEAP RICH ..or soem idot give can drinks ..who iwll carry that heavy thign goo dhtign my husband can lift four bags of pillow cases full of candies...funny....so if my son is taking my youngest I told him to bring a cart which I pick up from someone garbage..the thing is made of steel....OMG FUNNY...