Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Week: The Day of the Candy-Eating

Not if you go to McKay Public School

I'm so glad that someone decided to ride against the folly of "Spirit Day". It's not just a matter of not getting candy or parents not getting happy snaps of their kids; it's the larger issue of stamping out culture incrementally. See what happens at Christmas.

Here we go again:

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he has "no reason to resign" after Police Chief Bill Blair confirmed investigators have recovered a video of the mayor that has been widely reported in the press and charged Ford’s personal friend Alexander Lisi with extortion. 

Except the middle-class in Canada is better off than in the US, moron:

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is taking to the small screen to swipe back at Tory attacks on his pot policy -- and take a swipe of his own at his rivals.

An ad released Thursday, on the eve of the Conservative Party convention in Calgary, is aimed at bolstering Trudeau's reputation as the only political leader fighting for Canada's much politically courted middle class.

Trudeau: Canada's Obama. How sad.

Over at the Fur: but that's what the sweater looks like!; spooky places around the world, how the religion of peace has remained medieval, Quebec's efforts to secularise ALL aspects of Quebecois society will just stamp out its culture altogether, Edmonton Transit bans anti-honour killing ads, the NSA infiltrates even Yahoo links and much, much more.

A mass grave of Christians is discovered in Syria.

But... but ... they said people could keep their plans:

Bombshell: Obama officials said more than half of employer-sponsored health plans will be canceled

And now for the fun stuff:

Halloween Trek: "Catspaw" was a holiday specific episode of the original series and the scariest thing about "Wolf in the Fold" is that Hengist is the same voice as Piglet from "Winnie the Pooh".

Related: check out Patrick Stewart's Halloween costume.

Let the kids eat candy:

This idea isn’t just based on speculation. In a 1999 study, Penn State researchers identified three types of snacks—wheat crackers, cheese fish-shaped crackers, and pretzel fish-shaped crackers—that a group of 4- to 6-year-olds found equally tasty. Then they split the kids into groups and seated them around tables. They allowed all of the kids as many wheat crackers as they wanted but put either the cheese fish-shaped crackers or pretzel fish-shaped crackers in a clear container in the middle of the table and told the kids they couldn’t have them. After several minutes, a bell rang and the groups were each allowed to eat as many of the formerly banned crackers as they wanted in addition to the wheat crackers. The researchers found that the kids talked positively about, asked for, and ate whichever type of cracker they had been denied—far more than the always available wheat crackers. Interestingly, the kids who became most preoccupied with the forbidden crackers were those who had parents who restricted certain foods at home.

Poe's "The Raven" just because.

Happy Halloween.

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