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Japan: Nazi-Like Costumes Cause Backlash

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TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Keyakizaka 46 girls group provoked an international backlash over their use of Halloween costumes looking like Nazi military uniforms in an event in Yokohama on Oct. 22.

The U.S.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitism movements, issued a statement on Monday demanding an apology from Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., which the group belongs to, and its producer, Yasushi Akimoto.

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The center called the costumes, including black cloaks and uniform caps with eagle emblems, “inappropriate and deeply offensive.” Read the rest of this entry »

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[VIDEO] 50BMG vs Pumpkins

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Halloween Candy in Japan, 2016

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[VIDEO] The Answer to All Your Problems: Howling Wolf Mask 

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History of Halloween

<> on October 28, 2011 in Chicago, United States.

Halloween is the season for little ghosts and goblins to take to the streets, asking for candy and scaring one another silly. Spooky stories are told around fires, scary movies appear in theaters and pumpkins are expertly (and not-so-expertly) carved into jack-o’-lanterns.

Amid the silly and scary antics, Halloween is much more than just costumes and candy; in fact, the holiday has a rich and interesting history.

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, can be traced back about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in Gaelic, according to the Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries.

Because ancient records are sparse and fragmentary, the exact nature of Samhain is not fully understood, but it was an annual communal meeting at the end of the harvest year, a time to gather resources for the winter months and bring animals back from the pastures…(read more)

Source: archaelogicalnews


‘The Wolf Man’

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‘Hair-Raising Hare’: Bugs Bunny

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Vintage Halloween: Old Photos of Clowns You Might Not Want to Meet at Night


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[PHOTO] The Munsters, 1964

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Cheers! It’s National Candy Corn Day!

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Galápagos Tortoise Pumpkin Party!


Energy Department Identifies New Global Threat: Pumpkins Cause Climate Change

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How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which is claiming the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere…(read more)

Source: Washington Times


[PHOTO] Doris Day, Halloween

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Homage To Psycho: A Halloweenization of Shower Interrupted, Art by Al Buell

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A Homage To Psycho.  A Halloweenization of Shower Interrupted, art by Al Buell.


Charles Schultz: ‘The Great Pumpkin’

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Mickey Mouse in the Haunted House


MAD Magazine Halloween Issue, 1960


Here’s Your Head What’s Your Hurry?

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Answer: No, Unless They Are Zombies

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Halloween is Coming

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[PHOTOS] Spooky Halloween Nail Set

The Department of Magnificent Manicures is feverishly making plans for their Halloween fingers thanks to this awesomely inspiring Spooky Halloween nail set created by Australian nail artist Sarah Elmaz of Get Buffed Nails. The nails on her left hand are alternately delightfully creepy and impressively gory. Even though we know it’s not real, it’s still hard to look at that bloody screw for more than a moment. Meanwhile the nails on Elmaz’a right hand have been done to look like sections of a Ouija board, complete with a tiny planchette on her middle finger. Perfect for Halloween part séances.

Follow Get Buffed Nails on Instagram to check out more of Elmaz’s outstanding nail art.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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[PHOTO] Best ‘Day of the Dead’ Costume

Check out this amazing Day of the Dead costume…The dress is skillfully made of “cups, plates, and plastic utensils.” (more here)

Source: Goli Mohammadi – MAKE magazine


Vintage Halloween: ‘Trick Or Treat’

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Democratic Presidential Debates Underway

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I Had the Spooky Halloween Black Burger

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It was good! Actually, it tasted like a regular Whopper. But the novelty was irresistible.

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Burger King’s Black Bun Whopper Comes to America in Time for Halloween 

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) —You don’t have to go to Japan to try Burger King’s black-bunned Whopper.

Burger King is bringing it to the U.S. just in time for Halloween. “Something wicked is coming,” announced the burger chain on Twitter, with a brief promo video featuring thunder and lightning and a lunar eclipse, with a burger standing in for the moon…

Not so new! Regular punditfromanotherplanet readers will recall our coverage of Japan’s introduction of the Kuro Pearl Burger

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And the Red Samurai Burger

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Extreme Identification Policy: Shanghai Market Lets Shoppers Track and Return Eggs

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A local food market named Miyunlu in ‪Shanghai‬ has started selling eggs with identification numbers on their shells to help consumers. According to reports, when shoppers find eggs that are out of date, they can instantly trace the item back to the original producing farm and date of the eggs.

Reports say that the Shanghai store’s ‪‎eggs‬ have gone through an additional strict sterilization process before being placed on the store’s shelves. Shoppers were also ensured that the eggs have no dirt on the exterior and that they have been coated with protective oils to extend the shelf life.

As a result, consumers are buying quality eggs with confidence, and are now able to receive ‪‎compensation‬ when returning damaged egg shells or out of date eggs to the market.


Betty Boop’s Halloween Party, 1933

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Top 5 Halloween Bad Taste Award Winners

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# 1 CIGARETTE BABY COSTUME

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#2 EBOLA VIRUS COSTUME

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#3 FAT GUY KOOL AID COSTUME

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#4 JACK DANIELS AND MARLBORO  FATHER & SON COSTUMES

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#5 SOVIET JACK-‘O-LANTERN CARVING


Happy! Lucky! Halloween

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[PHOTOS] Dia de los Muertos At The Hollywood Forever Cemetery


[PHOTO] Halloween Over Easy

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[PHOTO] Colt Vampire Hunter

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NRAblog.com For Halloween week we feature the Vampire Hunter on edition of


[PHOTOS] Dancing Bones and Chipmunks at Tokyo Disney Sea’s ‘Skeleton’s Street Party’

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[PHOTO] かわいい!Lindo! Kawaii! Tokyo Disney Sea Día de los Muertos Skeleton Parade

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Some truly colorful (and very kawaii!) festive images at Tokyoblings Blog, see them here:

It is Halloween which just possibly could be the highest point of the season at the newer one of Tokyo’s two different Disney parks, Tokyo Disney Sea. The whole park is decorated in a sort of hyper colorful Mexican Day of the Dead theme with fantastic looking skeletons entertaining the visitors throughout the park…(more)

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Halloween Cheer

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[PHOTO] Vintage Fire-Eating Devil

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“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas.”

― Charles Baudelaire


[PHOTO] Hitchcock Halloween

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Who’s Up for Psychedelic Chocolate Skulls?

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[All the Candy & Chocolate you can imagine at Amazon.com]

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[PHOTOS] Autumn Nostalgia: Marilyn Monroe by Andres De Dienes, 1945

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andres De Dienes, 1945

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