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    Here is a Halloween story

    This is also a true story. Tom and myself could not figure out what to do for Halloween. So he decided to become one of those stuffed dummies all of us have seen sitting on porches, here and there. Well here it comes. Tom was sitting on the porch as a headless dummy had the shoulders and everything built higher than his head to see out of the button openings of a work type of jumpsuit. Well one very mean little kid came up and did his best to knock this dummy over and could not. he then tried to grab it, but the dummy grabbed him and told no I do not like this. The kid went down the road screaming his head off. He came back a while later with his dad and mom. They came up on the porch and dad then tried to knock the dummy over and Tom did let this happen. Dad told the kid told you way too much candy. Well, that is when Tom came out and said I told him the same thing. This iswhen he was trying to make me go over also. The Dad and mom jumped higher and take off was faster than the kids. I loved every minute of this I was watching inside off to the side of the porch doing my best to not let out one of the funniest donkey laughs in the world. It was priceless.

    The Mrs.

    Now it is your turn.
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    I spend all my Halloweens down in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin to rise up and bring toys and goodies to all the little girls and boys. On the few occasions where I do go trick or treating, all I get is rocks.

    Thanks for the story, wish I could have been there to stifle laughs with you. Happy Halloween Mrs. Stormcrowe!
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    Just make sure this doesn't happen!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Ik1rIOImow

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    [QUOTE=Taerom]Just make sure this doesn't happen!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Ik1rIOImow[/QUOTEThat would be a big bad ouch.
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    trying to trick or treat on the morning of Nov 1 - hey, cut me some slack, I was 4 years old
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    Quite a few years ago I was following behind my kids as they trick or treated, on my MTB. I had my 32 watt halogen Nightrider light at that time. Some kids threw an egg from a long distance and it missed me by about a foot. I went around the block to the top of a good sized hill. With the lights off I got up to about 25 or so. Then as I approached the kids I turned on the lights.

    They totally panicked !! They ran into a back yard on the grass. I followed them on the bike into the yard. I was very close and they climbed over a four foot high chain link fence and they all ripped their clothes quite a bit. I gave up the chase at that point, all I wanted to do is scare them. Nothing ever worked so good !!! It was perfect !!!
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    ohhh I got one my kids cant forget...
    halloween night, they were much younger, they asked me that we sleep in the same room, they were scared to death, combination of too much candie and poor choice of movie they had watched over a friend's house before going out trick or treating ( Chukky)
    we were all in the same room, when we heard... in a creeepy voice " it''s me Chukky, Im under your bed"
    I jumped 4 foot in the air and asked my kid if she left one of her doll on, we tried going back to bed and there is was again " it's me chukky, dont look under your bed" I was paralised, the kids were screaming.. I was trying to scream my husband's name and nothing was coming out..
    just to hear " Im gonna get you!"
    we all ran out the room.
    My husband had put a walky talky under the bed and was talking from the other room,
    omg.... he scared the kids for the rest of thier lives!!!!

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    Back in the day I was Superman, and my older brother was Spiderman.

    I remember one day getting back into our costumes and having a superhero duel. With my older brother being much older and stronger than me, he'd always win. I thought that was unfair, because Superman obviously was more powerful that Spiderman (yes, we had these nerd arguments, even back then).

    One time I got so upset, I threatened to call the cops on him if he didn't let Superman win. My parents, always playing it safe, had 911 on autodial. They told us to press that button on the phone if ever there was an emergency. Of course, Superman always losing to Spiderman was a matter of national security. I mean c'mon, a superior alien being getting swatted around by a humanoid insect? I pushed the bright red button marked "Emergency - 911".

    My brother was all like, "NO! Don't do that!" and smacked me. So here we are, Superman and Spiderman in an epic battle over the telephone. Everytime I picked it up I pressed the 911 button, and he'd slam the phone back down and smack me again and again. This must've happened a hundred times before we heard sirens outside.

    Back then (especially in San Francisco) the police response was much faster than it is today. Outside of our house were policemen crouched behind four squad cars aiming shotguns at the door. Spiderman said, "Now they've come to get you!"

    What a panic it must've been when Spiderman answered the door. "Where are your parents!?"

    No one was around but our non-English speaking grandma, so Spiderman had to do all the explaining while Superman cried his eyes out on the stairs, hoping he wouldn't get arrested.

    After things were cleared up, Officer Friendly assured me things are gonna be okay, and told me NOT TO MESS AROUND WITH THE RED BUTTON EVER AGAIN.

    The End

    I'm not sure my parents (who were at work that day) ever found out.

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    When I was about 10 we moved. School just started and I didn't know anyone. So I put on my helmet (which was full faced) and a leather jacket. My Dad followed me with a chainsaw and hockey mask. I remember we went past my friend's house, I knocked on the door while he revved the engine and headed towards the nearest tree as my friend's mom freaked out! She was Spanish so I couldn't understand anything but I'm sure it was good

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    Everytime I have tried to pull off a Halloween prank, someone gets all pissy ...I have no idea why:

    list of pranks

    *Staged a murder using one a strawman as the victim, and a hi-fi to produce the gunshot sounds....we threw it off our balcony, oozing with stage blood. Someone called the cops on me for that....

    *I walked up to a random house (he was in on it too, and actually wasn't handing out candy but 50c pieces instead...he gave candy only to me), got some candy....then acted like I ate it...instead I put 4 blood capsules in my mouth, and some alka-seltzer....and dropped to the ground, spewing bloody foam from my mouth.....people weren't amused.

    *We decided to really freak someone out.....we had no bushes near our door, so we put some there....fake plastic sushes, with radio control cars under them. We were making the bushes move together, blocking the walkway, as people are aobut to step there. they moved pretty fast too. It was fun the first few times, then some adult got pissy and tried to maul my bud with the controller over it.

    ....after that I gave up on halloween pranks. I put too much work into them, and all that happens is people get pissed off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Everytime I have tried to pull off a Halloween prank, someone gets all pissy ...I have no idea why:

    list of pranks

    *Staged a murder using one a strawman as the victim, and a hi-fi to produce the gunshot sounds....we threw it off our balcony, oozing with stage blood. Someone called the cops on me for that....

    *I walked up to a random house (he was in on it too, and actually wasn't handing out candy but 50c pieces instead...he gave candy only to me), got some candy....then acted like I ate it...instead I put 4 blood capsules in my mouth, and some alka-seltzer....and dropped to the ground, spewing bloody foam from my mouth.....people weren't amused.

    *We decided to really freak someone out.....we had no bushes near our door, so we put some there....fake plastic sushes, with radio control cars under them. We were making the bushes move together, blocking the walkway, as people are aobut to step there. they moved pretty fast too. It was fun the first few times, then some adult got pissy and tried to maul my bud with the controller over it.

    ....after that I gave up on halloween pranks. I put too much work into them, and all that happens is people get pissed off.
    Too bad you don't live in Lafayette! I suspect if we lived near each other....we'd wind up in jail for our cooperative pranks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    Everytime I have tried to pull off a Halloween prank, someone gets all pissy ...I have no idea why:

    list of pranks

    *Staged a murder using one a strawman as the victim, and a hi-fi to produce the gunshot sounds....we threw it off our balcony, oozing with stage blood. Someone called the cops on me for that....

    *I walked up to a random house (he was in on it too, and actually wasn't handing out candy but 50c pieces instead...he gave candy only to me), got some candy....then acted like I ate it...instead I put 4 blood capsules in my mouth, and some alka-seltzer....and dropped to the ground, spewing bloody foam from my mouth.....people weren't amused.

    *We decided to really freak someone out.....we had no bushes near our door, so we put some there....fake plastic sushes, with radio control cars under them. We were making the bushes move together, blocking the walkway, as people are aobut to step there. they moved pretty fast too. It was fun the first few times, then some adult got pissy and tried to maul my bud with the controller over it.

    ....after that I gave up on halloween pranks. I put too much work into them, and all that happens is people get pissed off.
    I don't know who'd get pissed - those all sound really fun to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air
    I don't know who'd get pissed - those all sound really fun to me!
    I used to get attacked by a marauding pack of remote control shrubs on a daily basis. That would really piss me off, dredging up all those painful memories. It was a living holly I tell you!
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    in high school a freind and i made a dummy, one year we hung him from the garage door and hid out side when someone walked up we would push the botton and watch the kids stare at the dummy hanging

    the next year we threw him off the roof behind the kids
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