Truth Facts sometimes runs into cultural differences between Scandanavia, where the strip originates, and the US, which you might say is a client-state.
This appears to be one of those times, because part of the takeover of Halloween by grown-ups has been the transformation of a simple decoration into a major art project.
I discovered this the hard way by being invited to a Halloween party about a year after my divorce. The kids were at their mother's, and I was free, and we were all handed pumpkins and knives and I foolishly thought the idea was to create the bestest traditional jack-o-lantern.
And my how adult life had changed in my absence. Everybody else was making like Michel-freaking-Angelo.
Not sure how much any of this transformation is actually part of America, though. I drive around town and see good ol' traditional jack-o-lanterns everywhere and the only place I see the creative modern ones is on Facebook, and those are generally shares and not the work of the person who posted it.
Not saying artists shouldn't be creative, mind you. But I hope they aren't elbowing any little kids out of the way to show them how it really should be done.
Never mind. It's hardly the worst case anyone has seen of adults horning in on a harmless kids' Halloween tradition.
In other news ...
Joe Heller on the latest propaganda explosion, as we find that the thing that has been examined to death isn't quite dead yet and is being dragged out in one form or another to keep things rolling.
Heller does a nice job of tying FBI Director Comey's odd "revelation" with recent GOP promises to keep blocking the executive branch with fishing expeditions and witch hunts.
I am, in general, disinclined to find deep conspiracies in situations that can readily be explained by incompetence or stupidity or both, but this is a bit of a head-scratcher.
The charges and countercharges are flying back and forth fast enough that it's hard to be certain of much, and I don't think a Hatch Act complaint is going to get anywhere.
However, it seems to me that filing new information in casefiles does not require a memo to your staff justifying the fact that you've sent up skyrockets to announce it, and explaining that they weren't supposed to be the noisy, bright kinds of skyrockets.
Mission Accomplished, pal. Mike Luckovich has your "misleading impression" right here.
Ah well, the first part of our ongoing national nightmare will be over in about a week and we can get to the part where Congressional Republicans continue to thwart the clearly expressed preferences of the American people, with the added fillip of having lured the Tim McVeighs and Eric Rudolphs out from under their rocks.
It's going to be fun, my friends.
You can't make this stuff up.
Actually, you can, and it's probably easier than hunting it down. But thank goodness for people like Peter Mann who find this stuff and present it for our amusement and I'd go back to college just to see what one of his lectures must be like.
Or maybe that's what I read Quixote Syndrome for.
Now here's your moment of unspoiled children's zen: