Friday, October 28, 2005

Bone Fire

This weekend isn't just the prelude to Halloween at the little berg where I reside, it is also the high school's homecoming. Last night, the festivities started with the bonfire. It is amazing how some ancient institutions of Halloween have been co-opted for modern times. During Samhain, the precurser of Halloween, after the feast the bones of the eaten meat would be thrown on the ceremonial fire creating a bone-fire. Today we burn piles of cardboard boxes and burn an ephigy of a football player in the bonfire. I guess it is a good thing that football season coincides with Halloween and not Easter. A bonfire is much more intimidating than chasing after easter eggs.

3 comments:

Reiki said...

I swear I left a comment on your last post...did you delete it for vulgarity?? I didn't know you were such a prude, fuxx.

:P fuzzbox said...

Must have been a blogger fuckup. I don't only allow vulgarity, I encourage it.

Crazy Dan said...

Nothing like the homecoming queen.. nominations are to those that give the best blow jobs. I believe that tradition is still being passed down.