Today's Links: Halloween tricks and treats

"TODAY’S LINKS" October 15, 2006“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.TODAY’S LINKS October 15, 2006: HALLOWEEN Tricks & Treats.

"TODAY’S LINKS" October 15, 2006

“Today’s Links” is an eclectic round up pointing to noteworthy news and worthy analysis from all around the World Wide Web.

TODAY’S LINKS October 15, 2006: HALLOWEEN Tricks & Treats. ZDNet Bloggers have some scary IT stories on tap, in the meantime here are fun and easy ways to get into the Halloween spirit now! Scream As One, Share the Horror, Brush Up On Halloween History, PLUS Did You Catch...

SCREAM AS ONE

Haunted Houses Unite: International Association of Haunted Attractions, IAHA

As a member of IAHA, you have access to a worldwide network of fellow haunters in order to exchange ideas, information, experiences and concerns...not just for professional haunters....for profit and non for profit haunters, actors, set designers, haunted house suppliers and other related vendors. The haunted house industry has grown over the past decade and a half. Today haunted houses are far more advanced form of entertainment than haunts from the 80s or early 90s. Haunted houses today feature set design that compare with major Florida theme parks and special effects even a Hollywood movie would envy.

SHARE THE HORROR

Social Networking Halloween Style, All Year Long: Horrorfind Forums

Speakout about your favorite horror band,
Horror Toys, Statues and other cool related Swag; Discuss Buy, Sell, Trade
Games that Go Bump (shuffle, growl, drip, moan, screech, scream) in the Night,
Terror and mayhem, the stories that keep you up at night,
Scary shows, movies on the tube, Horror Hosts...

FANTASY AND FOLKLORE OF ALL HOLLOWS

The long, long history behind October 31 scary and merry making, Library of Congress

Virtually all present Halloween traditions can be traced to the ancient Celtic day of the dead. Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it. The wearing of costumes, for instance, and roaming from door to door demanding treats can be traced to the Celtic period and the first few centuries of the Christian era, when it was thought that the souls of the dead were out and around, along with fairies, witches, and demons. Offerings of food and drink were left out to placate them. As the centuries wore on, people began dressing like these dreadful creatures, performing antics in exchange for food and drink...Halloween also retains some features that harken back to the original harvest holiday of Samhain, such as the customs of bobbing for apples and carving vegetables, as well as the fruits, nuts, and spices cider associated with the day.

AND DID YOU CATCH…

In "Love is scary: What NOT to do in online dating" I present ideas for safe online dating, all year long!

Professional online daters who start relationships will generally keep a back door open, silently known as “an escape route.” As soon as there is any difficulty in the relationship, instead of trying to iron things out, they cut and run. The next morning, they “unhide” their profile on the 25 dating services they belong to, that is if they ever took the time to hide their profile in the first place...MORE

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