Joe Heller by Joe Heller

Joe Heller

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 3 years ago

    No Barry Soreto costumes allowed over here.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 3 years ago

    A very good editorial cartoon, without the usual political slant. I am very favorably impressed!!

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    If it’s a Democrat’s house they are probably giving out tofu cubes anyway because they are “good for you.”
    Skip the house and go find some sane adults.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    So comparing the TEA party to Twerking Miley is a-political huh

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago


    The cartoon’s theme is, as I understand the Americanised form of Hallowe’en, trick or treating for sweets (candy).

    You’re telling me kids in the USA go door to door and don’t beg.
    They instead provide a service in exchange for goods.
    i.e. “trick or treat”

    Sounds like extortion but ok, I’ll let that pass. Let’s call it “work”.

    DrC, gotta go with ol’ Greg on this point. They aren’t begging; they’re working a protection racket.

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, I know. The various European forms were taken across the pond years ago.
    It has come full circle, with the original traditions in Europe mostly having fallen away or not widely played out. However, over the last 20 years or so, the Americanised version has returned to Europe, in part because of the popularity of Hollywood movies representing your ‘Halloween’.

    I wasn’t aware Hallowe’en was based on European traditions as in South Africa, where I grew up, ‘Halloween’ was considered an American thing, only seen in movies we saw. The recent European migrants there did not celebrate the original similar traditions, most having fallen into disuse already by the time they had migrated, so didn’t bring them across.

    The commercialised aspect of it is also responsible for the American version becoming very popular here.

    Any religious aspects of it appears to have gone. I see kids from all backgrounds dressing up and going “trick-or-treating” here in the UK.
    Meanwhile, the traditional for this time of year in the UK, “a penny for the Guy” for Guy Fawkes night I used to read about in British books as a kid, seems to have died out.

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