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   xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 12:08 AM

Oct 18, 2010: Swag Stash

OK, now all parents please leave this thread, now.
As a matter of fact, all adults please leave this thread.

Are they gone, kids? Yes? Good.
Now I want to set ya straight, and I wouldn’t bullshit ya, ‘cause were bestest friends, right?
Cool, now Hallowe’en is coming up and that’s the big candy score, so ya gotta be prepared.
I know I know, Christmas and Easter there’s a lot of candy around, but the big people are in control.
Hallowe’en is different, you get to control how much candy you can grab for your own, no sharesies.
First thing is, ya probably won’t be able to make trips. Nope, one shot is all you’ll get, make it count.
That means your swag stash has gotta be the best.

Lookie here...



Now over at myscienceproject they did this all scientifical...

Quote:
In designing our experiment, we wanted to account for the typical assortment of candies you might receive while trick-or-treating. Unless you live in a really upscale neighborhood, it’s not likely that you’re going to come home with a bag full of chocolate bars. Halloween candy can be roughly divided into three categories: “premium” (fun-sized candy bars), “meh” (chewy boxed candies like Milk Duds), and “bottom of the barrel” (hard candy, gumballs, Dum Dum pops). We weren’t so concerned with the quality of the candy as we were interested in its density and volume; a mini Baby Ruth bar, for example, is heavier relative to volume than a box of malt balls. For that reason, we tried to recreate a representative variety of treats, with about equal amounts (by weight) of top, middle, and lower tier candies.

As we loaded each receptacle, we mixed the candies and tossed them in by the handful, rather than just dumping in bag after bag. This was to give the pieces a natural “loft” and spatial distribution.

See, loft and spatial distribution, told ya it was scientifical. The pillowcase is king!

The next thing is, don’t bring it all home.
The big people will freak out about sugar, and start rationing, you know, you’ve heard it all before.
Then when ya go to bed, they eat all your good shit, like they think ya won’t notice a few pieces.
But those few pieces are always the chocolate bars, the big bullies.
So hide half in the shed, or someplace, but make sure the rats and squirrels can’t get it, they’re worse than the big people.

OK, now you’re all set, and don’t tell the big people about this... you know, like before.
That worked out ok, didn’t it?
I mean everything healed ok and all, right?
Cool.


SPUCK  Monday Oct 18 06:24 AM

Oh and kids go to your Dads pants hanging over the chair and get out his wallet. Tell us what the pretty raised numbers on the nice plastic cards are.



footfootfoot  Monday Oct 18 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post



So hide half in the shed, or someplace, but make sure the rats and squirrels can’t get it, they’re worse than the big people.
If I had feelings, they'd be hurt.


Sheldonrs  Monday Oct 18 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by SPUCK View Post
Oh and kids go to your Dads pants hanging over the chair and get out his wallet. Tell us what the pretty raised numbers on the nice plastic cards are.
On no you don't!!! I fell for that "Reach into daddy's pants" trick too many times to be fooled again!




classicman  Monday Oct 18 10:58 AM

Yeh - you are probably using that trick now aren't you Shel?



Sheldonrs  Monday Oct 18 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by classicman View Post
Yeh - you are probably using that trick now aren't you Shel?
You assume I wear pants. ;-)


xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 03:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot View Post
If I had feelings, they'd be hurt.
If you had a chance, you grab that candy. I'm wise to you bushy tail varmints.


Slothboy  Monday Oct 18 05:00 PM

Wait, wait, wait... The largest container holds the most candy? That is shocking information!



xoxoxoBruce  Monday Oct 18 09:18 PM

It's how much more, that naive kiddies have to be taught.
The one that surprised me was the standard paper grocery bag held more than the 5 gallon bucket. I'd have bet money the other way.



Char*Pntr  Tuesday Oct 19 12:58 AM

When I was a kid, my brother and sisters always used pillow cases to hold our candy.

Also back then on October 30, we called it "beggars night" and we
did haul in a lot of candy that night as well. Probably the reason we thought of using pillow cases!

Edit: I just burst out laughing at Slothboy's reply. It made me recall
a story my father told me once: During one Halloween, he started to run out of candy. So at that point,
he would put one piece of candy in a kids bag, kinda like hiding it, and then when he put it in the bag,
he would thump it, so the kid thought he was getting a large treat!



SPUCK  Tuesday Oct 19 06:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Char*Pntr View Post
Edit: I just burst out laughing at Slothboy's reply. It made me recall
a story my father told me once: During one Halloween, he started to run out of candy. So at that point,
he would put one piece of candy in a kids bag, kinda like hiding it, and then when he put it in the bag,
he would thump it, so the kid thought he was getting a large treat!
Your Dad would've regretted doing that to us... A "Trick" would have been demanded for our honor. I recall watching as my brother poured five gallons of water down a chimney that had a roaring fire going in the fireplace after we were run-off for being, "too old". He was in the eighth grade.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 19 09:45 AM

@Char*Pntr... It was called "mischief night" up home.

@Spuck... Man, that's dangerous. Your brother could have gotten steamed like a clam.



SPUCK  Wednesday Oct 20 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
@Spuck... Man, that's dangerous. Your brother could have gotten steamed like a clam.
Yeah. Could'a cracked the guy's liner too..


Trilby  Wednesday Oct 20 06:47 AM

Finally! some information I can use!



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 20 09:40 AM

Don't forget pillowcases can double as leprechaun catchers too, then you'll have some lucky charms, to sprinkle your candy on. Remember, the angel said you can't eat too much sugar.



Happy Monkey  Wednesday Oct 20 01:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
It's how much more, that naive kiddies have to be taught.
The one that surprised me was the standard paper grocery bag held more than the 5 gallon bucket. I'd have bet money the other way.
It depends on how heavy it is - if your swag is too heavy then the paper bag holds none.

Or if you accidentally set it down in a puddle.


Char*Pntr  Thursday Oct 21 01:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
@Char*Pntr... It was called "mischief night" up home.

@Spuck... Man, that's dangerous. Your brother could have gotten steamed like a clam.
Bruce - I know it used to be mischief night :-) I recall being told by
an old man around Halloween, where the kids would wait for someone
to sit on the outhouse during Halloween night, and some of the kids would do "trick" by pushing the outhouse over while the man was still inside taking care of business.


BrianR  Saturday Oct 23 02:18 AM

I admit to stretching a trip wire between two trees at ankle height to trip the little moochers and get them to spill their candy. In the morning, I usually get a nice haul, myself!

And I pass out Flavor-Ice these days. Unfrozen. Cheaper than candy and the kids seem to like it as I get more than one repeat customer.



spudcon  Saturday Oct 23 10:12 PM

I like your deviousness Brian.



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