Only The Sangfroid

Mark is of fair average intelligence, who is neither perverse, nor morbid or suspicious of mind, nor avid for scandal. He does live in an ivory tower.

These are his draft thoughts…

Tripping and a-tripping, erase all tapes… Why we should like Halloween

Another year older… Australia should get on board with Halloween.

Reblogging my entry from last year on the subject.

Only The Sangfroid

Australians tend to have a disparaging attitude towards Halloween (or, as I prefer to call it, Hallowe’en.  I love apostrophes).  It’s too American, they say.  It’s silly to dress up.  Why can’t we just be a Christmas and Easter kind of country?

And although I am the Grand Poobah of Party Pooping — the prudish sort who tut-tuts at any kind of fun and pushes his repressed ideas about virtue and duty onto all and any who aren’t mobile enough to move out of earshot — I am completely complimentary towards Halloween.  Indeed, I enthusiastically encourage it.

So what’s the deal?

I could write an extremely boring post all about the history of Halloween (and how it should be spelled with an apostrophe).  In my dreary, oddly paced prose, I could inform everybody how it’s really a British event which was exported to the United States just to annoy the…

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