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so now they want to change Halloween to the last Saturday in Oct...claim its for safety of the children...need more parents out walking with the kids...make it an all day celebration...yeah...whatever...right now it is an added day of celebrating the day for kids with parties etc...so the kids lose the real day of t/t too...and the parents who are suppose to be out walking w/their kids...forget about those Saturday nite costume party's...can't leave well enough alone...

next will be the superbowl sunday to superbowl Saturday... game is over too late...since this day has become the biggest food fest of the year, personally feel it really should be enjoyed Saturday with sunday the day to sleep in late and recover.

lets not forget about baseball playoffs/world series...remember the days back when games were played in the day...now they finish after midnite and they wonder why kids don't really follow the sport...

and finally ground hog day...ever go to punxsutawney for the fest...great idea...only it should be enjoyed later in the day, not beginning at 3 in the a.m. and should be moved to may when its warmer...not in Feb when its below zero...lets face it...the whole thing is a scam...but like the Running of the Bulls, a great reason to congregate and party...just make sure you're at the stage by 7 a.m....town would really benefit from it too...by the time its over...7:05 a.m. folks just want to go home and sleep.

Yep...I really need to get a dog...



then I can spend this valuable time I spend here jotting down this needed info helping him search for the bone he buried and can't remember where he buried it...
 

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I'm all for moving Halloween. It's a completely commercial holiday anyway. No one cares about it, just an excuse to sell candy and costumes, and party. Why not have it on a more convenient day of the week?

The Superbowl should be on Saturday, or at least the game should start way earlier on Sunday. Lots of guys call out sick on the Monday after.

No one really cares about Baseball playoffs. For the few that do, if the games were earlier in the day they'd call in sick to go to the games as opposed to calling in sick because they stayed up too late watching them.

Groundhog's Day... well, the time is set by the groundhog and the whole point of it is to see if we're going to have six more weeks of winter or not, so you can't really move it. Has to be in February. If you move it to May, winter will be over so it would be pointless. If you want the weather to be a bit warmer, come down to Georgia and watch General Lee rather than Punxsutawney Phil. Phil is only about 30% accurate anyway and General Lee is holding around 60%, so you'd get better information along with not freezing.

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Halloween is All Hallows' Eve. All Hallows (All Saints' Day) is November 1. The eve is therefore October 31 -- despite the greed of people making money off of the event.


Agreed about the Super Bowl.


And there ARE people who care about the baseball playoffs, me among them. So stick it! :biglaugh:
 

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They do it Sunday afternoon here. They have for years in the daylight for everyone's safety.
 

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They do it Sunday afternoon here. They have for years in the daylight for everyone's safety.
maybe a first here...mark this day and time folks...but...I agree with you...halloween everywhere should be in the day.. if just for the safety alone.
Saturday/sunday...yeah...ok...with lots of folks working weekends now... still an issue for some but for the majority it would probably be a better scenario and at least worth trying.
 

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Halloween is All Hallows' Eve. All Hallows (All Saints' Day) is November 1. The eve is therefore October 31 -- despite the greed of people making money off of the event.


Agreed about the Super Bowl.


And there ARE people who care about the baseball playoffs, me among them. So stick it! :biglaugh:
make the first round 2 out of 3...second round 3 out of 5...series 4 out of 7...forget the wild card...next we'll have 16 teams qualifying for the playoffs and finishing Christmas eve...make the season shorter and start the playoffs sept 1...
 

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I'm all for moving Halloween. It's a completely commercial holiday anyway. No one cares about it, just an excuse to sell candy and costumes, and party. Why not have it on a more convenient day of the week?

The Superbowl should be on Saturday, or at least the game should start way earlier on Sunday. Lots of guys call out sick on the Monday after.

No one really cares about Baseball playoffs. For the few that do, if the games were earlier in the day they'd call in sick to go to the games as opposed to calling in sick because they stayed up too late watching them.

Groundhog's Day... well, the time is set by the groundhog and the whole point of it is to see if we're going to have six more weeks of winter or not, so you can't really move it. Has to be in February. If you move it to May, winter will be over so it would be pointless. If you want the weather to be a bit warmer, come down to Georgia and watch General Lee rather than Punxsutawney Phil. Phil is only about 30% accurate anyway and General Lee is holding around 60%, so you'd get better information along with not freezing.

Hope that helps.
I'd rather just send Phil down to Georgia and let phil and The General settle it in a giant mud pit. By the way what were both their predictions this year?
 

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I have no idea. Don't pay attention to either of them usually. I always figure it will warm up when it warms up and not moment sooner. Just searched to see which was more accurate and hit a few website. I figured people would be keeping track and there were.
 

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I'm up for replacing groundhog day in the winter with raccoon day in the summer.. The 'coon can then predict 6 more weeks of summer or something.
It would be an interesting party, those critters can get quite nasty when provoked.
 

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maybe a deer day too...no ring or driving permitted...then they the deer can feel free to run anywhere at any hour of the day w/o becoming dinner for someone...
 

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maybe a first here...mark this day and time folks...but...I agree with you...
Well that's understandable. You should listen more than talk and maybe you'll learn something. That's why I'm beezer and you're not. :wayhappy:
 

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beginning to understand now why the older generations had so little patience with the 60's generation back in the day...always changing things...sit in's, protest's, do this, don't do that....on & on...



but on the flip side...funny how those same older gentleman folk had no problem with the woman's desire to update the fashion styles...

remember the mini skirts



sure you do...which soon led to the hot pants era...



yep...sometimes change can be good...guess you have to accept the good with the bad...

 

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I've said for years the Super Bowl should be on Saturday, perhaps all nfl games, move college games to Sunday. And yes moving Halloween to the last Saturday would be convenient, but it is tied to an event and we can't just willy-nilly pick dates for historical events, well except the Lord's birthday, that was decided to be moved to December 25. Does anyone think he'd mind if we celebrated his birthday the 3rd Thursday in December?
 

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If they want to make make Halloween, or really ANYTHING safe for kids, everything should be abolished, and banned, and they should all be duct taped and thrown in a closet until they turn 18.

Now get the hell off my lawn!
 

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It's natural for one to want all things to be same as they were during their youth, during many of the best times of our lives.
I want Veterans Stadium back. I want the original Spectrum back. I want .29 per gallon gas back. I want world series games during the day. I want $2500. new cars back. I want Christianity to be accepted and not hated and attacked as it is today. I want true free speech back.
I want my anatomy to work as it did when I was 18.
But in the mean time....get the hell off my lawn! :)
 

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The fact that Halloween is there eve of All Saint's Day doesn't really mean much anymore. There may be some countries where All Saint's Day is still observed, but in the US most people don't even know what it is. I've never seen Halloween observed as anything more than an excuse to dress up, collect candy, and party. I see no reason why we couldn't move it to a more convenient time.
 

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It's natural for one to want all things to be same as they were during their youth, during many of the best times of our lives.
I want Veterans Stadium back. I want the original Spectrum back. I want .29 per gallon gas back. I want world series games during the day. I want $2500. new cars back. I want Christianity to be accepted and not hated and attacked as it is today. I want true free speech back.
I want my anatomy to work as it did when I was 18.
But in the mean time....get the hell off my lawn! :)
Are you originally from Philly?
 
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