Matt Lauer of the Today Show got into the Halloween spirit.

It’s that time of year again, folks!

Time to don those sexy nurse, sexy zombie, sexy Cleopatra, sexy *insert random thing here* or the incredibly offensive, racially insensitive outfits and hit the streets. It’s candy time!

I can’t prove it, but in the last few years it seems like Halloween went from a mediocre “holiday” for kids to get all sugared up to a uber popular day for folks to wrap their offices in cobwebs and scare the bejeebus out of their cubical mates while documenting every single gory detail on social media.

While I’ve seen some well-done, comical costumes in the past (uh, peep the King Jaffe Joffer joint), I’m willing to bet most folks use October 31 to engage in the debauchery they’re too scared to get into during the rest of the year.Exif_JPEG_PICTURE

Moreover, it seems like big business is pushing this manufactured holiday down our throats via scores of costume pop up shops, insane candy deals, and greeting cards (Seriously?! Greeting cards?).

Maybe it’s because Halloween was seen as an almost evil holiday when I was growing up, or perhaps it’s because I just don’t understand dropping a bunch of cash on a costume you only get to wear for a night (or three if you drag it out to a few parties).

But I just don’t understand why folks love Halloween so much. Somebody explain it to me. Please?

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