Has Halloween Become Overcommercialized?

Submitted by: Turnshroud 8 years ago in

In The Know: Has Halloween Become Overcommercialized?
Last America lost sight of what Halloween"s all about? (Welcome back, Turnshroud. --fancylad)
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Male 130
This wasn`t funny, I didn`t laugh or anything.

Onion blows chunks.

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Male 5,194
EPIC LULZ! ONION FOR THE WIN!!!!
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Male 2,553
YESSSSSSSS
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Male 2,855
oh my! the onion being mildly funny, miracles do happen
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Female 488
That. Was. EPIC!
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Male 610
my neighbors call the police every time i slaughter their animals. i was TRYING to do them a favor but they`re all "blah blah this" and "ritualistic sacrifice is wrong that". next year, i`ll just keep all the bones to my self, and how will you like it then?!
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Female 738
That IS the Sonic Guy.

And even though this is hilarious, it`s accurate. What is sold as Halloween these days has very, very little to do with what Halloween is actually for.

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Female 4
it`s the sonic guy!
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Male 1,598
The true meaning of Halloween is WAY more fun than the true meaning of Christmas. Let`s go slaughter some animals.
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Male 194
The pedant would here point out that the primary meaning of the holiday has nothing to do with ghosts and demons whatsoever; it`s a harvest-fest, and the animals are slaughtered to provide food for the winter, not to provide sacrifices to Cthulu or whomever else. The superstitions about ghosts walking, etc., were a minor manner, that the populace by-and-large avoided by staying in their homes at night, and putting up various symbols (such as the Jack-o-Lantern) to ward off any spirits that did approach.

But what does the Onion have to do with the real meaning of holidays, anyway? They`re as commercial as the candy-sellers--just in a different way.

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Male 292
man i definitely submitted this a few days ago. i guess turnshroud beat me to it or mine got overlooked. unfortunate.
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Male 367
Its funny cause it probably was true a few hundred years ago.
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Male 8,302
> LoofahBoy
> Ghosts are people too!

You mean "Ghosts WERE people too!" Now they`re just theoretically proposed randomly manifesting hypothesized sentient amorphous ethereal apparitions of non-organic bioelectrical distortion phenomena.

Wow, I`ll be much more exciting when I`m dead than I am now!

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Female 4,447
Welcome back, Turnshroud! No comment for the Onion. I don`t think they`re very funny. Sorry.
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Female 1,264
I love The Onion mainly because its hilarious to see if someone actually believes it in the comments section.
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Male 9,306
Very amusing. XD

EVERYONE! GET OUT YOUR AMULETS! XD

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Male 136
Just watched it again. Best line has to be "Frightening away demons is the reason for the season".
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Female 2,064
....it`s the Onion.....

But then again, they`re kinda right. O.o

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Male 136
Submitted this a few days ago. Still happy to see it on here today though, very funny video.
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Male 3,296
btw

winnerisnotfunny

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Male 3,296
ha yeah christmas is way too commercialized
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Female 635
Bones... torturing animals... that`s against the goddam law
Halloween is pegan, and these days it`s about having fun. Nothing else. And BTW, every one loves Jack Skellington because he has been mentioned in the past century AND DOESN"T EAT YOUR SOUL. god...

Oh... it`s a joke... Well, not like it`s easy to tell when you already have some serous Catholics saying almost the same thing...

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Male 3,301
Ghosts are people too!
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Male 2,344
Hahaha awesome ending
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Female 162
Get out your amulets! >:O
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Male 886
wow lol that was great
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Female 132
I didn`t realize it was a joke till the lady was like "he didn`t even know that you where your costume to ward off evil deamons"
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Male 534
You see want happens when you piss off the spirits!?
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Female 15,763
Habba, they made it?

I think I want to see it...

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Male 2,313
Those spirits and ghouls can be pesky if not warded properly.
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Female 220
that was great.
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Male 8,302
What a stupid question, why Halloween is no more commercialised than the devout and serious religious observances of Easter, Christmas, Mother`s Day... would you call THEM overcommercialised?
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Female 481
Oh thank God!
It`s the onion, for a second there I thought this was real lmboo.
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Male 1,788
Well the end was....interesting
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Male 483
lmao at "commercialized"

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Male 2,245
christmas and easter are an absolute disgrace, i think that halloween is probably the holiday that is most benefited from being over commercialized actually
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Male 2,076
one of the best onion episodes imho
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Male 182
Christmas and Easter welcomes the newest member to the club. Next we have to over commercialize Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, 4th of July (which is nearly there already.).

Fun holidays...however, the only true winners is China...since that is where we get all the crap from.

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Male 534
you can`t toss an onion over a shark dumb he`s gonna jump and eat it
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Male 534
brilliant as always, onion
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Male 1,765
The episode was good but the ending left me thinking... has The Onion jumped the shark?
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Female 649
lol wow this is totally awesome xD


funny funny funny :D

yay onion!

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Male 2,028
Yay for Turnshroud being back. Also, I completely agree that we have lost the true meaning of Halloween. I mean, now it`s the little children that get rewarded, while in the good old days we would burn them on a pyre as a sacrifice to the spirits. No respect for tradition at all.
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Female 4,376
lol yeah.....onion...
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Male 142
i thought everyone still had the cerimonal burning of the bones of the livestock! :O
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Female 4,225
Link: Has Halloween Become Overcommercialized? [Rate Link] - Last America lost sight of what Halloween`s all about? (Welcome back, Turnshroud. --fancylad)
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