Putting the "trick" in "trick-or-treat": Tonight I gave kids an oyster instead of candy.
November 4, 2012 12:15 PM   Subscribe

A slideshow of trick-or-treating jokes and other Halloween vignettes in Brooklyn.

From interactive walking tour guide Jon Cotner.

(Earlier Cotner holiday-themed slideshows on The Hairpin: Holiday wishes; Valentine's Day; Mother's Day; Father's Day
posted by drlith (17 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Coco: “Why did the chicken cross the road?”
Why?
Coco: “Because he’s a chicken.”
Andy: “We’re working on it. She’s three.”


Adorable.
posted by seawallrunner at 12:41 PM on November 4, 2012


Okay, the one about the masochist made me laugh. Most of the others just made me sad... I am quite certain that the jokes we told when I was a kid were much, much funnier.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:07 PM on November 4, 2012


And the incredibly annoying cow joke is my kid's new favourite. After using it on her once myself, I've "fallen" for it three times now. Ah, to be 8 again...
posted by peagood at 2:08 PM on November 4, 2012


I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "the Interrupting Cow", not the annoying cow.
posted by Daddy-O at 2:10 PM on November 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, it's both, now, chez good - we hadn't heard it before, and we only just read it via the link. Thankfully it's been seven minutes since the last time I fell for it.
posted by peagood at 2:16 PM on November 4, 2012


John: “When I was young, you had to say ‘trick or treat’ or tell a joke. Now kids just open their bags.”

False.
posted by DU at 2:34 PM on November 4, 2012


I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "the Interrup

Moo!

Did that work? I think that worked.
posted by psoas at 2:37 PM on November 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


Dressing your kid up as a boxer is one way to stop them eating ALL THE CANDY that night.
posted by arcticseal at 2:37 PM on November 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey, that's my buddy Andy and his daughter Coco. I guarantee that next year she will be full of zingers due to her old man's influence.
posted by photoslob at 2:51 PM on November 4, 2012


Some of those get-ups look pretty normal for Brooklyn ...
posted by carter at 4:38 PM on November 4, 2012


Wait, guys, I don't think I get the masochist one. Is that just because I don't speak Spanish?
posted by redsparkler at 6:51 PM on November 4, 2012


They all want to do (bad) things to the cat, and hence he says "meow". I don't speak Spanish but expect it flows better.
posted by arcticseal at 7:04 PM on November 4, 2012


Oh my goodness, the Kiki's Delivery Service costume is ADORABLE.
posted by maryr at 7:34 PM on November 4, 2012


OOOOOH. I get it.
posted by redsparkler at 7:37 PM on November 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


A kleptomaniac, a pyromaniac, a zoophilic, and a masochist are all hanging around in a field. A cow walks past. The masochist goes "MOO".
posted by Elmore at 2:52 AM on November 5, 2012


That guy in the booth is really chilling!
posted by Kit W at 3:37 AM on November 5, 2012


Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Interrupting coefficient of friction.
Interrupting coef-
Muuuuuuuu!
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 6:03 PM on November 5, 2012


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