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Halloween pumpkins?

By Aleximus - 23 October 2008 56

Quick question.

An American friend of mine is holding a halloween party and I want to get some of those orange pumpkins to carve for the party.

Anybody seen any in the shops?

yummy pumpkin brains!

What’s Your opinion?


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Halloween pumpkins?
Danman 11:35 am 23 Oct 08

I was in Hawaii last year for halloween, and can say that it was lots of fun for us there – a certain barmaid was dressed up as a twister board – spin the arrow, left hand right butt cheek, right hand left boobie 😛

Here in Australia though, it has no tradition and is only a bastardisation of a tradition that is pretty much wholly commercialised through time.

Granny 11:27 am 23 Oct 08

I’ll be waiting with my pitchfork dressed as an ogre ….

*heh heh heh*

johnboy 11:24 am 23 Oct 08

Just wait until the urchins figure out the “Trick” part of the deal and toilet paper your house for giving them the browned weetbix.

Granny 11:23 am 23 Oct 08

They’re here ….

tylersmayhem 11:21 am 23 Oct 08

That said, I’ve seen them in Coles and Woolies over here on the northside.

tylersmayhem 11:20 am 23 Oct 08

I really hate and despise the franchising of this holiday. It’s so McDonalds. I want my happy little vegemites to stay that way.

Word Granny, Word!

Granny 11:18 am 23 Oct 08

Not to mention egging the neighbourhood houses and toilet-papering the cars!

radonezh 11:14 am 23 Oct 08

I like a lot of American stuff (e.g. my apple iMac, my Nike trainers, my occasional cheeseburger or dose of Bourbon Whiskey).. and I think that the other two holidays they invented – Mothers Day and Fathers Day – are great, especially when I get breakfast in bed, but imagine, actually encouraging your kids to roam the streets asking for lollies from strangers.. and all that ghoulish dressing-up, far from being scary – it’s just plumb ugly. Now if I wanted to celebrate ugliness, I’d buy an apartment with exclusive views of Sydney’s Cahill Expressway.

Granny 11:11 am 23 Oct 08

That is brilliant, p1!

: )

p1 11:07 am 23 Oct 08

I agree. In the US it’s kind of cool, and would be part of the whole experience of being there. But over here I just kind of can’t get my head around little Aussie Weet-bix kids trick or treating at my door.

Just hand out little single serves of weetbix and vegimite. Pretty soon they’ll stop coming to your door…

Granny 10:33 am 23 Oct 08

I agree. In the US it’s kind of cool, and would be part of the whole experience of being there. But over here I just kind of can’t get my head around little Aussie Weet-bix kids trick or treating at my door.

mirage3 10:29 am 23 Oct 08

I’m with you Granny!

ant 10:28 am 23 Oct 08

It works in the US, where they have the history and traditions. I was in northern Vermont just after Halloween and it was fascinaing to see all the leftover stuff, straw dolls on peoples’ porches, rotting carved pumpkins, bunting that hadn’t been taken down, remains of bonfires etc.
It means something there, as it’s the end of autumn harvest, the first snows are happening in some parts, summer is dead and winter is on the brink.

Here, it’s just silly, as it’s spring!

Granny 10:10 am 23 Oct 08

I really hate and despise the franchising of this holiday. It’s so McDonalds. I want my happy little vegemites to stay that way.

mad_kiwi 9:47 am 23 Oct 08

they were at fyshwick markets last sunday..

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