Welcome To Evil Week At Lifehacker

Welcome To Evil Week At Lifehacker

Halloween is one week away, and while we remain a tad sceptical about its relevance down under, we’re turning our gaze to the dark side of life hacking. This is Lifehacker’s Evil Week.

The whole “evil” thing is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but one common theme unites most of what we’re covering this week: Knowledge is power, and whether you use that power for good or evil is in your hands. On first blush, your reaction to discussing a topic like password cracking, for example, may be negative, but a better understanding of pasword security can motivate you to bolster your security or simply provide you with the tools to break back into your own system should you find yourself locked out. As we said during last year’s Evil Week, there’s a time and place for “bad behaviour”. That time is now on Lifehacker. Welcome to Evil Week.


        • Again with the ‘dick’ thing, you really seem to have a problem.

          Most people know that halloween is soon, that it’s around this time of year, and many that it’s specifically in October. It’s celebrated in many countries other than the US.

          Lifehacker is talking about having an ‘evil’ week.

          I feel it would be a little odd NOT to mention halloween.

          I guess you get super pissed if an article so much as mentions ‘winter’ outside of June, July and August?

          But what do I know? I’m a ‘dick’.

    • Uh oh! America is coming to take away our freedoms. RUN!

      Actually, Halloween is not a US only holiday. Lots of countries around the world celebrate it. It has its roots in Celtic celebrations and such.

      People complain that kids show up on their door begging for stuff. That’s not what Halloween is about, but that’s what we believe it is. So that’s why we hate it. It’s really about decorations, B-Grade Horror movie nights, eating chocolate and stuff. You know, similar to Christmas with it’s decorations, Christmas movies, eating food and stuff.

      Last year for Halloween my family and family friends went to a historical town for a ghost tour. It was really fun and we had a great time.

      Americanisation indeed :\

      • Yes, that’s true, but most Australians would associate it with the US version as no doubt the original article does, so it’s the stupid decorations and the pumpkin deal that is being talked about here. Not to mention the supermarket money grab.

        • As an Australian, I really like the decorations and the pumpkin deal. I love the idea of Halloween. I’m still trying to convince a few friends to come around and play with a Ouiji board with me on halloween night, and have been trying to get this rolling for the last few years.

          Our Australian holidays are so bland and boring (except for Australia Day). Having a night dedicated to ghosts, horror, and having a little fun getting creative and dressing up, in my opinion, is fantastic.

          And if people find the kids showing up at the door annoying, why not prank ’em? It’s in the spirit of halloween to scare the bejesus out of small children.

          • Uh uh, lets try not to be any more Americanised than we already are. We’re already overrun by their fast food Franchises, language redundancies and a lot of other crap too varied to mention. Keep in mind, the only reason the super markets have taken it up is to sell chincy shit to Australian suckers.

  • Just out of curiosity, how many people find kids showing up at their door on Halloween, and how many? I’ve never had it happen, and I didn’t think anyone really celebrated Halloween in Australia until I heard people complaining about it.

  • instead of the crappy american stuff do what the mexicans and filipinos do among others – go sleep at the cemetary ontop of a family members grave.

    my wife showed me what all saints day is like in the philippines. the cemetary becomes a huge ass party with games, music and BBQ. i have never seen so many people at a cemetary before. really good fun. better than that american crap.

    on a side note, this being australia, its not illegal to party and sleep at a cemetary is it?

  • I’m looking forward to ‘evil week’. Sounds like fun.

    And I don’t have a problem with halloween either.

    I remember going to some great halloween parties as a kid. A school friend had Irish parents and they liked to throw a big halloween party for their friends – mostly other parents from school.

    There was a seperate kid’s party in the afternoon, before we were left to our own devices in the back room while the parents had their fun.

    Grade 6. Spin the bottle. First kiss.

    Then I got all anti-halloween in my teens. (Americanisation! Oh the horror!)

    These days it’s the halloween dress-up at the local pub. Nobody goes to too much trouble, but it’s a fun night out.

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