‘Halloween Without Trick-or-Treating can be a Hallo-win’

WTAF is this abomination of a CNN opinion piece?

Opinion: Halloween without trick-or-treating can be a Hallo-win
Opinion: Halloween without trick-or-treating can be a Hallo-win

The article goes on for 1,100 words and reads like someone decided to turn one of her diary entries into a light-hearted opinion piece that was rejected by Family Circle for being too cringe.

Ultimately, Ms. Pretzel twists herself into knots to reconcile herself with the land that Halloween forgot,

This year, my family has decided to stay home on Halloween, but we’ve made up for it by going to a trunk-or-treat event, a Halloween carnival and a pumpkin patch earlier in the month. I have to admit: they were all a blast. Between bounce houses and crafts and cookie decorating, dare I say, it may have been more fun than going door-to-door. I started to think about the benefits of being in my non-trick-or-treating neighborhood: I wouldn’t need to fish candy wrappers out of my bushes, wouldn’t need to coax my daughter out of a candy coma on November 1st, plus, we’d been inspired to find fun, new events.

Not being in a trick-or-treating area, I decided, is something of a…well, treat.

Congratulations on your hollow win, I guess?

Hopefully, CNN can move on from its coverage of valium-world problems.

NASA’s Halloween Posters–Galaxy of Horrors

NASA released some clever Halloween posters highlighting the more dangerous aspects of our universe. The website includes some very high resolution versions of these posters suitable for printing.

NASA Halloween Poster - Galactic Graveyard
This chillingly haunted galaxy mysteriously stopped making stars only a few billion years after the Big Bang! It became a cosmic cemetery, illuminated by the red glow of decaying stars. Dare to enter, and you might encounter the frightening corpses of exoplanets or the final death throes of once-mighty stars.
NASA Halloween Poster - Dark Matter
Something strange and mysterious creeps throughout the cosmos. Scientists call it dark matter. It is scattered in an intricate web that forms the skeleton of our universe. Dark matter is invisible, only revealing its presence by pushing and pulling on objects we can see. NASA’s Roman Space Telescope will investigate its secrets. What will be revealed?
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Michael Myers 8-inch Retro Action Figure

NECA makes this 8-inch Michael Myers retro action figure. Personally, this doesn’t look retro enough. It completely misses how a company like Figures Toy Co. has captured the aesthetic of the Mego line and applied that to a diverse range of properties.

Michael Myers 8-inch Retro Action Figure
Michael Myers 8-inch Retro Action Figure

Retro-A-Go-Go! Vac-tastic Plastic Masks

Beautiful line of retro-style plastic monster masks from Retro-A-Go-Go! for those of you who remember those awful/awesome Halloween costumes from the 1960s and 1970s.

Wolf Man

Space Invader

Swamp Freak

Deep Space Astro Zombie

Radio Active Astro Zombie


Fish Face

Crypt Vampire

Crud Mummy

Blood of Dracula

Alien Master

Vampyra Girl

Green Slime Skull

Fun House Devil

Bloody Werewolf

Cold Death