Trick-or-treating is a Halloween custom for children in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house-to-house, asking for treats with the phrase “Trick or treat”. The “treat” is usually some form of candy, although, in some cultures, money is used instead. The “trick” is a usually idle threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating usually occurs on the evening of October 31. Some homeowners signal that they are willing to hand out treats by putting up Halloween decorations outside their doors; others simply leave treats available on their porches for the children to take freely.
Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week. Say his or her logic was that a pack a week is better than a pack a day. No dice, right?
O.K., now substitute sugar for cigarettes.
Comparing the dangers of inhaling cigarettes with chowing down on candy bars may sound like false equivalence, but Gary Taubes’s “The Case Against Sugar” will persuade you otherwise. Here is a book on sugar that sugarcoats nothing. The stuff kills.
Taubes begins with a kick in the teeth. Sugar is not only the root cause of today’s diabetes and obesity epidemics (had these been infectious diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have long ago declared an emergency), but also, according to Taubes, is probably related to heart disease, hypertension, many common cancers and Alzheimer’s.
This is no kids’ stuff. But serious adults’ food for thought.
How about replacing sugar with sex for this Halloween?
Sure, unprotected, unchecked, unexpected, ultra-casual sex may run the chances of Russian Roulette on one’s health. But as long as two healthy individuals have sex, they’ll be all right, at least physically. The mental part is the tricky one.
What about the treat? My treats are as follows.
A classic 2013 Southern Charms remastered hardcore video, titled ‘My Ass Licker’ and what’s the lychee connection.
Three old and new Make Love Not Porn role play videos: ‘Witchful Lovemaking’ and ‘Parlay Roleplay’ and ‘La Sorcière volante’ which will make you think about the queer world of mind or the androgyne effect in marriage.
One little clip, that the powerful algorithmic Youtube robots deemed inappropriate, is now live on Redtube where it might be deemed shy. What a world of extremes we’re living in.
Plus these little Happy Halloween background photos.
Trick or Treat? Sex or Sugar?