Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L. (emo_snal) wrote,
Echidna Media Organization project S.N.A.L.
emo_snal

Land of the Halloween Grinches





   Welcome to Halloween in Australia! Halloween has not historically been celebrated here but it's gaining momentum much to the horror of a substantial number of adult grinches. Every halloween I hear people expressing the sentiment above at coffee shops, in line at the grocery store, in online community groups.. and the Americans in Australia facebook pages usually serve up some good ones like the one above as everyone else's community group pages are filled with these grinchy sentiments. It really cracks me up. It's not like Americans are out here evangelizing Halloween upon them, the primary movers of this horrifyingly "American" festivity are... Australian children! And/or their parents, whomever decided it would be a fun thing to do (which, of course, it is!), but it wasn't us Americans foisting it upon them. There's plenty of other American things they don't complain nearly as much about, from our TV shows to "Maccas" (McDonalds), I rather feel like it's a seriously petty case of sour grapes when adults complain about halloween ... they're just really bitter they didnt' get to do it as kids. Why else would it bother them so god damn much that the neighborhood kids are having such fun?

See also: “Halloween is American!” complains man blasting rock in his Ford on the way to Maccas

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