A Child's Treasury of This Year's Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween! If you're going out in the world tonight, there's a good chance you'll see racist idiots dressed up like racist idiots, because Halloween is racist idiot Christmas: Whether you're at a frat party, a parade, or even a family event, there's bound to be one sad soul in blackface, yellowface, Arabface,… » 10/31/14 1:35pm 10/31/14 1:35pm

Little Kids Adorably Attempt (but Often Fail) to Say 'Trick Or Treat'

Kids are really good at a few things (being cute, eating candy, shitting pants) — but talking isn't one of them. Watch them suffer through the pain of their first words just to taste the sweet sweet reward of a fun size Kit Kat. Good job, you miniature greedy goobers! » 10/30/13 10:30pm 10/30/13 10:30pm

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American women experienced their first ever simultaneous mass ovulation today, as pictures of Neil Patrick Harris, his fiancé David Burtka, and their two children Gideon Scott and Harper Grace dressed up for Halloween as the goddamn Wizard of Oz gang began making the internet rounds. » 11/01/12 3:50pm 11/01/12 3:50pm

If You're Confused About Whether or Not to Wear Blackface, Just Err on…

Well, you know what they say: it wouldn’t be Halloween without a dumb-college-kids-in-blackface controversy!!! (Actually, it would. It would still be the same Halloween in every way, except with less cringing and more pride in the nation’s youth.) A photo taken at a Halloween party this week shows white University of… » 10/30/12 7:46pm 10/30/12 7:46pm

The White House Got Some Cute Trick-Or-Treaters


Yesterday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama handed out candy to a horde of freezing little trick-or-treaters at the White House. Mrs. Obama and the President weren't wearing costumes, but Barack was doing a very charming impression of a suburban dad. The kids, who were local elementary schoolers and the… » 10/30/11 11:35am 10/30/11 11:35am

Revenge Of The Candy Police

Choosing costumes, getting rid of pumpkin goop, avoiding shaving cream — all this is nothing to policing the candy-take of greedy trick-or-treaters. This is the petty control freak's moment to shine! » 10/30/09 3:30pm 10/30/09 3:30pm

If You're Going To Wear A Sexy Halloween Costume, At Least Be Creative…

When a reader sent in a picture of this tragic "sexy environmentalist" Halloween costume, I realized that the costume world had truly run out of slutty Halloween ideas. To remedy this, I came up with a few of my own. » 10/11/09 6:45pm 10/11/09 6:45pm

Candy Land

Something to think about this Halloween: A new study has found that children born to mothers who ate large amounts of licorice while pregnant perform poorly on cognitive tests and are more likely to show disruptive behavior. [EurekAlert] » 10/06/09 11:20am 10/06/09 11:20am