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I think that's why Halloween is becoming a bigger and bigger holiday each year. I know my signal to noise ratio is high because I live next to and commute through Salem. I know it's not nearly as high as it would be for the Wolfs or the future Mrs and Mrs ? (Who's name are you taking?) Still, it's pretty clear that Halloween has overtaken The 4th of July as America's favorite non-xmas based holiday.
Pagan arguments and Baptist condemnation aside, isn't Halloween kind of about a celebration of our fantasies and dreams? I mean really. Raise your hand if you're going to a party as or specifically to see a slutty girl wearing animal ears. That's what I'm in it for.
And another thing... Raise your hand if you're going to go dressed as Phil from middle management who lives a life of miserable desperation, terrified that his mortgage rates will adjust up after he renegotiates his alimony schedule with his first wife.
I didn't think so.