Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy hunting

Ghosts? Goblins? Vampires? Bah. If you want to fear something this Halloween season, fear the animal revolution. Animals exist, unlike those first three, and they're tired of all this human nonsense.

In which I disown some former homes

Not having been in the country for a while, I'm out of practice when it comes to celebrating Halloween -- or at least marking the occasion with more than watching a horror movie or two. Nevertheless, I was still interested when I saw the results of a recent poll of each state's favorite Halloween candy.

All the usual caveats about online surveys apply, obviously -- questions about a self-selecting user base, representative samples, what questions were asked and in which order, etc. Even so, it makes for a quick, fun read. Some of the main takeaways are: