I'm fascinated by the progression of Halloween through childhood.
It starts with low-effort costumes, like hobo or cowboy, upgrades to store-bought ensembles, usually licensed to be accurate, and culminates in... hobo or cowboy (as the objective becomes less about becoming Batman and more about the shameless hoarding of candy).
I'm not original in this observation. Seinfeld laid it out more than 20 years ago. But, it doesn't make it less true.
My thing is that, in the mind's recollection, Halloween is something that happened in your youth for years and years. But the truth is, it didn't. You probably trick-or-treated for six years max, and only the middle two or three years gave you the most joy.
My daughter is in that wheelhouse right now. Old enough to remember, too young to be jaded. Today she told me she would share her Reese's and Snickers haul with me, a nd I am just fine with that. An old cowboy hobo needs his vittles.
Here comes the candy!
🍫 Reese's, Snickers, KitKat, Twix? Don't act like you're not excited that the kids are coming home with tons of candy tonight; or maybe you bought bags of candy hoping you'll have a little left over. Either way, you know some of those treats aren't going to be eaten. We have some good ideas of what you can do with the leftovers.
🍭 When someone asks: "What's your favorite candy?", a few things may come to mind. But, you also know the candy that makes you feel like someone tricked you into eating something nasty. So could you do this? Jason and Tati taste tested their way through a Top 10 Worst Halloween Candies list from candystore.com.
Are you scared?
😨 What scares you may not scare someone else, but there are certain things that give us all a fright. Spiders? Snakes? Movies? Ghost stories? Check out what our friends said scare them the most when they joined Jason and Tati for What's The Buzz.
- Jason and movie reviewer Greg Russell each share their top three Halloween movies
- You won't be scared of this. Did you see the pets in costume that we had in studio?
Halloween isn't just about candy and costumes
🇲🇽 Halloween marks an important time of year in Mexican culture called Dia de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead). This is a time when people remember loved ones who have passed away with a celebration of life, and they are honored with ofrendas (homemade altars). It's a way to connect with those who are gone, but not forgotten. Many events are planned in Southwest Detroit in honor of Dia de los Muertos.
⚔️ It's not often that you get to dress up as a "warrior princess." Maybe on Halloween, but if you're Lucy Lawless, you had to put on your "princess" costume every day. Take a look back at what Lawless had to say to Jason and Tati about her iconic character, and find out which Live In The D team member had their own Xena: Warrior Princess costume.
What's Happening Around The D
Don't miss this on Live In The D:
👻 Today: Ghost hunters take us on an exploration of a building that you pass all the time on Woodward Ave. Wait 'til you hear what they found.
🎥 Tomorrow: Scarlet Johansson, Willem Dafoe, and Edward Norton are all talking to Live In The D about their new movies in theaters.
📖 Tuesday: Are you ready to read and shed some tears? Mitch Albom is in studio to share his inspirational new memoir.