Monday, October 31, 2011
NPR Explores St. Louis Custom of Jokes on Halloween
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 4:12 PM
Yes, for those of you unfamiliar, St. Louis is something of an exception when it comes to our October 31st festivities. Only the residents of Des Moines, Iowa, also require children to tell them jokes.
As Alan Greenblatt with NPR explains today
, coming up with a good joke can really place some pressure on trick-or-treaters. He writes of one 8-year-old who may not go out tonight for lack of decent joke.
As I've done in year's past, stop by Daily RFT
tomorrow for a list of the Top 10 jokes
as told to me by this year's trick-or-treaters.
Last week a correspondent with NPR rang me at work to ask me about our custom here in St. Louis requiring trick-or-treaters to tell jokes before receiving candy.