In defence of my posting which has been challenged by Sagebrush..I posted,
which I clarified as a link to Halloween with the explanation....
"the state of many Australians when kids dressed as Teletubbies come knocking on their door on 31 October demanding all your chocolate...."
Sage challenged that post for it being.."too general and not associated with Holloween without an explination that would fit any situation.'. I'm not sure what qualifies an answer as "too general" but if the criteria is that you immediately associate the answer with the theme then I think the precedents have been set already this week with the answers allowed already shown below. The explanation that I have given directly linjks the post to Halloween. I used the US slang term so as to describe from an american point of view how many Australians do actually feel with the whole Halloween traditions and there is alway a small band of kids who dress up and go door to door. Problem over here is that to Australians the 31st Octtober means only that the Melbourne Cup is not far away, and are often confused by the whole incident, seeing that we are in Australia and Halloween is an american traditional day....we have never celebrated the day over here, and it is rarely mentioned on the day bar a couple of commercial radio stations.We certainly don't thinking of going to parties in costume, or reading horror stories, or incanting demonic spells meant to Graphical Dismember any spare Transylvanian Transvestites as Sacrificial Offerings to Satanic incantations. The day is not observed here...we are aware of it via the magic of televisio...there is not a US sitcom yet which doesn't have it's annual Halloween episode, with the charcters usually spending 3/4's of it deciding who to go as. So I suppose I am posting to the theme of Halloween from an ignorant Australian's point of view, and find the whole tradition a bit discombobulating...I'm not knocking mind you, it really does sound like a lot of fun for kids and adults alike...just have never celebrated the day so I don't know what to make of all the ghouls, witches, demons..etc. Halloween is a pretty universal concept because of TV etc, but it is not observed much outside of North America...I won't say that folk outside are disadvantaged in this theme, but it would sure help you had observed the traditions every year of your life.
Please note that I am not challenging any of the entries shown below, I think they are all fine, but I think they would be considered to be answers that could be described as general, and not linked directly to the theme without an explanation that could other themes or issues..