Frazz by Jef Mallett for September 26, 2021

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    Bilan  2 months ago

    Despite its name, the festival is mostly in September and ends the first Sunday of October.

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    RAGs  2 months ago

    Time for some bock to bock parties.

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    Concretionist  2 months ago

    I used to enjoy the fall and early winter season. But the incessant PUSHINESS of the retailers, playing Xmas Elevator music starting 5 seconds after Halloween, pumpkin spice everything from coffee to oil changes — I wish they would just GO AWAY and put it back like it was in my youth. Sigh.

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    alien011  2 months ago

    Not in Munich. It got cancelled.

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  5. Whatever  2 months ago

    Since 1872 – for reason of common weather conditions there – the original Oktoberfest in Munich starts in Mid-September. It ends on the first October sunday.

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    Old Girl  2 months ago

    Lost again in an attempt to … who knows? The festival is/was a celebration of the HARVEST. It has nothing to do with a calendar month of the year. It was a time to celebrate and share the fall harvest.

    No question that the kid has nailed it; and the business end of things have hijacked it like every other yearly holiday or event. Don’t forget that the media will be counting beans to remind us that the sales figures from this year’s Octoberfest PROFITS are an indication that … [something read from a list of other predictions as a function of the network].

    You’d think that folks in the upper mid-west would notice that the harvest time is upon us with fields becoming cleared daily.

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    docforbin  2 months ago

    Yeah, I’m getting sick and tired of them pushing pumpkin spice flavored everything as well as pushing the start of Halloween and Christmas earlier and earlier myself. As MAD Magazine put it in their classic article “43 Man Squamish”, loss of half the Flutney for rushing the season.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member 2 months ago

    The Halloween candy has been on the shelves in our local Mall-Wart since AUGUST!!!!

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    scherzo  2 months ago

    Remember when you were eight, and in the fall, you’d get all cranky about rampant commercialism? And you’d share your cynical complaints with the school janitor? You know, instead of getting excited about gorging yourself on chocolate?

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    sandpiper  2 months ago

    2 weeks and already tired of the pumpkin somethin that seeps out of every fast food joint, bakery, and grocery store. And I agree with the young person about the Christmas thing.

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    sandpiper  2 months ago

    Question: The once traditional Christmas shopping season with the big sales came between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The profit from that month was counted on to make the year. Nowadays retailers run discounts starting in Sept-Oct, and rack up big bucks.

    S-o-o-o-o, why do they complain when December sales don’t show a big jump? They have already siphoned off most of the cream by then. What’s left?

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    jcwrocks69  2 months ago

    My new neighbor put up his christmas decorations yesterday. It’s going to be a loooong holiday season.

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    Jefano Premium Member 2 months ago

    But just think of all the desolate, dragging months that aren’t fall or Christmas(time)! Like a school kid yearning from January to June for summer vacation, some people wish from June to September that the months of shorter days and cooler nights could come sooner and last longer.

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    JamieLee Premium Member 2 months ago

    I went to a big box store to buy some Halloween decorations yesterday. Halloween is still over a month away. They only had a few things in one small section. The Christmas holiday decorations were everywhere else. :(

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    rshive  2 months ago

    Most of the stores around here have Halloween stuff out. Haven’t seen Christmas stuff yet.

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    hmofo813 Premium Member 2 months ago

    People around my neighborhood started putting up Hallowe’en decorations three weeks ago. Christmas starts before Hallowe’en.

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    Lambutts  2 months ago

    Driving around mostly Dutch West Michigan, all I see are pumpkins.

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    khjalmarj  2 months ago

    I got a kick out of his spelling. I’m guessing it’s a way to avoid copyright infringement. But that’s OK!

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    jakarlsson  2 months ago

    Love the new Sam Adams commercial with the guy from Boston, with his Beantown accent, looking at the big sign, excitedly reading it as " OK-To-Beer Fest!"

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    COL Crash  2 months ago

    Hey they’re just following the tradition. Oktoberfest in Munchen (Munich to Americans) has always been held in the last half of September.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 2 months ago

    I would expect a child to be noticing Halloween ads than beer.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  2 months ago

    Remember, only 455 more days until Christmas 2022! Buy stuff now!

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    j.l.farmer  2 months ago

    Christmas decorations have been on display at Hobby Lobby since July.

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    leons1701  2 months ago

    Ohio reporting in. One of our local cities used to have Oktoberfest in October. It got moved to mid-September about a decade or so back after they got tired of constantly having nothing but cold and rain for whatever weekend they held it. (You CAN have spectacularly great weather in Ohio in October, it’s just not the way to bet, your odds are much better in September).

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    Cactus-Pete  2 months ago

    That’s because it’s Oktoberfest and not Octoberfest.

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    lance_ryley  2 months ago

    yeah but.. Oktoberfest is supposed to be in September, ending on the 1st Sunday of October.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’m one of those impatient people. This time last year I could hardly wait for 2021. Now I’m just disillusioned.

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    whelan_jj  2 months ago

    I NEVER see “Oktoberfest” decorations. “Pumpkin spice” on the other hand …

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    suñña  2 months ago

    Some of my neighbors started putting up Halloween decorations three weeks ago.

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    Bill The Nuke  2 months ago

    The local stores have put out the Christmas items for sale.

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    spaced man spliff Premium Member 2 months ago

    Halloween stuff shows up in the stores right after the back-to-school promos.

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    Uncle Bob  2 months ago

    Frazz’s experiments with the paper banjo are not going as well as he hoped…

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