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Let Them Eat Candy: The Call for a Trick Or Treating Revolution

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I ask you, ladies and gentleman, is there anything better than trick or treating? Is there anything more sublime than getting into costume, grabbing a pillowcase and taking to the streets in a search for free candy? I’m going to be bold enough to say that Trick Or Treating is the most joy-inducing, yet wholesome, activity on Earth and one of the great pleasures of being an American. But this pleasure, this delight, this euphoria, is ripped out of our lives when we reach an adult age. For some reason it is deemed inappropriate for an adult, or for even some unfortunately large teenagers, to go Trick Or Treating. Why, my fellow Angelenos, why? This ageism has to stop. This cruelty has to end. Which is why I am calling for a Trick Or Treating revolution! Say it with me now, “Let us eat candy!!!”

Now, I know what you are thinking. The “mean”, “nasty” older kids, or even bold adults, who trick or treat always ruin it for the little ones; the cute six year olds get trampled and cry and their whole magical night is ruined. And you’re right, some of us big ones can be rude and pushy. I’m not down with that. This revolution isn’t about taking a great tradition away from kids, it’s about giving it to all. Why should my fun end at sixteen? Adult life is sad and harsh enough. Halloween is the one night of the year when everyone lets their inner-child run free. So why should it be stopped from running free on the streets?

Continue reading about the Trick Or Treating Revolution after the jump!