This is a bad time of year. The evil begins tonight, when ghosts, witches, zombies, and other horrors are creeping around.
There was no better expert on the meaning of Halloween than the world’s greatest theologian, philosopher, illustrator, communicator, and creationist — Jack Chick. Although he is no longer with us, we are once again reminding you of Chick’s comics about Halloween. The illustration above this post is from one of them. Here’s the whole list so you can enjoy them online.
Afterwards, just when you think you’ve recovered from the other-worldly madness of Halloween night, you can look forward to setting your clocks back an hour. That’s because the end of Daylight Savings Time for 2016 will be Sunday, November 6. This is due to the annual end of Daylight saving time. We’re previously written about this tyrannical mandate, which (in the US) is the result of the Uniform Time Act — an intolerable governmental intrusion into our lives which upsets the natural order of things twice a year.
Aside from the absurdity of running around resetting all our clocks, including the microwave oven, the timer for outside lights and lawn sprinklers, and of course the clock in our automobile, the greatest inconvenience for your Curmudgeon is that our splendid dogs, Argos (a/k/a Aaaargh!!) and Miss Scarlett, have built-in timers to tell them when they should be fed, and they don’t like their routines to be disrupted. Truly, this is an outrage!
And that’s not all. While we’re still disoriented from the time change, Tuesday, 08 November, is election day — at least in the US. This year it’s like a replay of Halloween.
So brace yourself, dear reader. It’s going to be a wretched week. To mark the occasion, we declare this post to be another Intellectual Free-Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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