Sunday, October 30, 2005

Devil's Night

Tonight is the night before Halloween. In parts of the US (and the movie The Crow), this is known as "Devil's Night", and used to be marked by a spate of vandalism and arson. We set fires to celebrate it in NZ too - though usually accidentally, while playing with fireworks. We also have the annual spectacle of cultural warfare between people who like (or at least don't mind) the idea of Halloween (as seasonally out of place as it is), and the pouty-faced Christians who object to the celebration of Halloween as a "negative influence" (people dressing up as ghosts, witches and Elvis being apparantly a form of devil worship).

As someone who falls into the former camp, I am well-prepared. I have my chocolate, a pumpkin, and a knife. Photos of the results will be posted tomorrow.