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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

The trick or treaters are certainly out in force tonight (well, at least in Redmond!) Fortunately, I've got plenty of candy to hand out, when I'm not making phone calls in support of NO on Initiative 1033 and Approve Referendum 71.

Here's a quick Halloween roundup:
  • There was a big Halloween party at the White House earlier this evening. First Lady Michelle Obama dressed up in a cat-style costume, while Press Secretary Robert Gibbs showed up as Darth Vader and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as Goofy. The New York Times has more.
  • AFP has a story featuring "Focus on the Family" founder James Dobson whining about how people dress up as supernatural creatures and the like on Halloween. Doesn't this guy ever give it a rest?
  • Search Engine Land has a roundup of Halloween-altered tech logos. Bing, Ask, AOL, and Yahoo have all spruced up for the occasion.
  • The Associated Press has a review of daytime television's celebration of Halloween. Morning and midday talk show hosts went all out this year.
  • Meanwhile, Snopes is featuring Halloween-related urban legends on its home page, such as the 2001 chain letter which falsely asserted that terrorists had purchased large amounts of candy from Costco stores in New Jersey.
Don't forget to mail in that ballot! Your vote won't count if it isn't postmarked by November 3rd. Also, we gain an hour tonight as we officially switch back to Pacific Standard Time (PST). Time to adjust those clocks!


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