In their latest piece for Marina Times, writer Michael Snyder ponders on the pranking atmosphere brought about by the Halloween season. From the mischief of his youth in Philadelphia, to the culture of jokes in today’s Bay Area, Snyder provides a fascinating review of various pranking holidays and their significance in cities around America.
The phrase, “a cruel joke,” always comes to mind when I think of pranks. And I generally think of pranks every October—specifically on the evening of October 30. That’s the night when tricks become the treat for certain ne’er-do-wells in various parts of the country. It’s ostensibly a time for cheerful misbehavior, although the damage could get pretty intense in at least one urban area,” writes Snyder.
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