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Frank & JJ discuss candy, recap Halloween with the kiddos, and share a childhood story of how they almost hanged themselves during a Halloween stunt one year.
During the “Ask Frank Anything” segment, Frank and JJ discuss if there is ever a situation where it’s okay for a white kid to paint his face dark to dress up as an African American role model for Halloween. The question stems from this seemingly innocent (yet offensive) picture of a kid dressing up as Mr T back in the 80s.
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Signs posted this week on a number of telephone poles in New Britain, Connecticut are stirring quite a debate. “Attention parents: My son has severe allergies and comes home every year devastated that he can’t eat any candy he’s collected at your homes while trick-or-treating.” “Don’t exclude my child or any other child from the fun” the posters read.
Can beggars be choosers? Is this Mom just nuts or have good intentions just been poorly conveyed?
Nuts I can understand, but gluten and dairy?
Frank and JJ discuss “The Exorcist incident” from their childhood after Mr. Movies reluctantly allowed them to rent the movie as 11 year-olds. JJ basically ended up needing therapy.
Looking for some Halloween reading? Here are some creepy book suggestions they mention.
“Hell House” – Richard Matheson
“Scary Stories to Tell In the Dark” – Alvin Schwartz
“The Hellbound Heart” – Clive Barker
Camp can be a traumatic experience. For some, it can be like a living hell. Here are some hilarious letters from kids in summer camp that read as if they are fighting on the front lines of war.