Show Notes for Thursday October 31, 2019

Show Notes for Thursday October 31, 2019

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Dear John,

I'm sending this to get your reply before Halloween. I know this may actually be on the radio that day, if you choose to read it on the radio. Here we go. I absolutely dread Halloween each year. Growing up, my parents were very religious, so I was not allowed to celebrate the holiday. I think that is part of my issue with Halloween, but I also have an issue with the whole idea of dressing our kids up as witches and devils and parading them around the neighborhood begging for candy. My wife and I disagree about this every year. When we first started dating I let her know how I felt about this, but since we've had kids, she wants them to have the “Halloween experience” so she lets them pick out a costume and she takes them to the homes in our area. I stay home with the lights off and I feel like a prisoner in solitary confinement. Since we discussed this before getting married, is it wrong for her to do this anyway? Should I reconsider my view on this


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TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thank you to
October 31
National Doorbell Day
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
National Magic Day
Girl Scout Founder’s Day

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More than 172 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, with 69 percent of consumers planning to hand out candy. Total spending in 2019 will reach $8.8 billion, with the average consumer planning to spend $86.27 on decorations, candy, costumes and more.
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He’s first on this year’s naughty list. A drunk man swiped a Santa Claus costume from a church in California — and was photographed sporting it in jail while taking a long winter’s nap. The bad Santa, whose name wasn’t released, is accused of burglarizing a storage shed at the house of worship in Brea Tuesday, police said in a social media post. “Dear Santa, I’m sorry I stole your red suit. I was drunk and made some poor choices. I know it’s only October. And it’s hot. Too hot for this suit. But I was drunk. Poor choices. Sincerely, Drunk Santa Suit Criminal,” the Brea Police Department wrote on Twitter. A photo posted alongside a tweet shows the guy taking a hangover snooze — possibly with sugar plums dancing in his head — on a bench in the jail cell. Cops say they found the alleged thief intoxicated inside a car at around 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. He was charged with burglary, vandalism, and stolen property. (


The eighth annual Breakthrough Prize ceremony – known as the “Oscars of Science” – will bring together the stars of Hollywood with luminaries of science and leading figures from the worlds of entertainment, technology, and business to celebrate scientific achievement, on Sunday, Nov. 3, at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. The ceremony will air live on National Geographic. The show will feature Tyra Banks, Drew Barrymore, LeVar Burton, James Corden, Taraji P. Henson, Allison Janney, Karlie Kloss, and Edward Norton. The evening will also include performances by Lenny Kravitz and, who will be introduced by Adriana Lima. For the fifth year, the ceremony will be broadcast live at 10pm ET/7pm PT on National Geographic in the United States

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Here is some spooky background information about Halloween, celebrated annually in the United States on October 31. In 2019, Halloween is on a Thursday.
The word Halloween is an abbreviated version of the phrases All Hallows' Eve or All Hallows' Evening.
Halloween comes from an ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago called Samhain (prono: SOW ehn).
The festival took place in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and northwestern France.
Samhain means "summer's end" and marks the beginning of winter. Samhain is also thought to celebrate the beginning of the Celtic year. The Celts believed that Samhain was a time when the dead could walk among the living.
Trick-or-treating began in areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland. People went house-to-house "souling" - asking for small breads called "soul cakes" in exchange for prayer.
Adults also went door-to-door asking for food and drinks in exchange for a song or dance.
Jack-o'-lanterns are the symbol of Halloween. People in Ireland and Scotland originally used beets or turnips as lanterns on Halloween.
An Irish legend says that jack-o'-lanterns are named for a man called Jack who could not go to heaven or hell and was forced to walk the earth forever with only a coal from hell to light his lantern.
The name jack-o'-lantern can also be derived from the night watchman who would light the street lanterns every evening.
Immigrants from Ireland and Scotland brought Halloween to the United States in the 1800s. Haitian and African immigrants brought voodoo beliefs about black cats, fire, and witchcraft.
Top Children's Costumes for 2019
1. Princess
2. Superhero
3. Spider-Man
4. Avengers character (excluding Spider-Man)
5. Batman
Top Adult Costumes for 2019
1. Witch
2. Vampire
3. Superhero
4. Pirate
5. Zombie
Top Pet Costumes for 2019
1. Pumpkin
2. Hot Dog
3. Superhero
4. Bumblebee
5. Cat
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Dressing up in costumes was once a way to hide from ghosts. The tradition originated as a way for the Celtic and other European people to hide from the spirits who returned at this time of year. People wore masks when they left their homes after dark so the ghosts would think they were fellow spirits. To keep the ghosts out of their houses, people would place bowls of food outside to make them happy.


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A Burger King in New York celebrated Halloween a bit early by dressing up as a McDonald’s. As a prank, the restaurant covered itself in a white blanket and spray painted “McDonald’s” on it. And just when you thought this publicity stunt couldn’t get any better, Burger King decided to throw a little shade at their fast food competitor. The sign out front said, “BOOOOO! Just kidding, we still flame grill our burgers. Happy Halloween!”

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Police report that a Texas woman repeatedly struck her mother over the head with a crucifix during a domestic altercation that left the victim with a fractured skull. According to cops, 25-year-old Christian Lydia Martinez had been out drinking when she returned Sunday afternoon to her family’s San Antonio residence and began quarrelling with her 45-year-old mother. During the argument, investigators allege that Martinez removed a 10-inch wooden crucifix from a wall and began battering her mother with the religious item. Martinez allegedly hit the victim over the head with the crucifix several times, leaving the woman with a fractured skull. Martinez’s mother was later transported to a San Antonio hospital for treatment of her injuries. Martinez was arrested on a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. According to jail records, she is being held in the Bexar County lockup in lieu of $30,000 bond.

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An Oakland Park man attacked his neighbor with a Samurai Sword after he knocked over his garbage can ….. FLORIDA

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