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The Halloween Hangover

With every consumer tradition there comes the risk of excess. Halloween is probably the quintessential culprit when it comes to “too much of a good thing”.

I know I am sitting with a bowl full of leftover Nerds and Laffty Taffy:  afraid of my lack of will power and what will happen when the sugar shock sets in.

I decided to get some ethnographic inspiration to prevent myself from going down that hole.
What I found was a veritable Candy Land of “day after Halloween” content.  From hyperactive children overdosing on candy to drag queens giving shopping tips.

So, I thought I would share some of my favorite post-Halloween themed videos:

Enjoy your dose of context.

A MUSIC VIDEO NARRATIVE FOR KIDS: THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L3LMrivSQY
KIDS GONE CRAZY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDoPdhuiBLQ

 

DRAG QUEENS SHOPPING TIPS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EAkaAW50VY

 

PUMPKIN DESTRUCTION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0aG7wowN0g

 

HORROR MOVIE SPOOF: MICHAEL MYERS THE DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pn3AG5tGQ

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