i read that jack tricked the devil twice... i hope this is right, because its a question in the halloween trivia quiz i wrote for our party tonight. LOL
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! what is your kiddie dressed as?
lol! Awesome. Got more info on that? I knew my factoid sounded incomplete.
Dude I would TOTALLY come to your halloween party!!!
I went to a great one the other night, just had a blast, and then proceeded to screw my shoulder up REALLY bad as soon as I got home. Owwwwwy. So I suppose I shouldn't really be partying at all.
He's gonna be Cookie Monster. :) He's the cutest damn thing on Earth, I tell ya.
my info is from some random website for halloween trivia, so it could be unreliable:
Jack was a blacksmith
Jack was stingy
Jack had a bad temper
Jack was usually drunk
Jack tricked the Devil twice
When Jack died he was denied entry into Heaven because of all the bad things he had done
When jack died he was denied entry into Hell because he had tricked the Devil
Although the Devil denied Jack entry, he did give Jack some coals from the fires of Hell
Jack placed the burning coals into the hollowed out turnip he was carrying. He used this lantern to help him see at night, while he roams the Earth waiting for Judgment day
PS - cookie monster = HILARIOUS! what did you dress as to the shoulder-screwing party?
Haha, the party didn't screw my shoulder. ;)
I actually borrowed my friends extra pair of fairy wings and then got glitterized. I meant to dress as a wench, but I didn't end up going home the night before ( hehe) so I couldn't get my costume. Luckily my friends were very accomadating and turned me into a glitter fairy for a litte while.
I kept knocking into things with the wings though. haha.. so after a few drinks I decided it was safer for all involved if I removed them.
OOOH, saucy in all sorts of ways!! :-D
I can't BELIEVE Hollywood hasn't tried to cash in on that story... LOLz
oh my god, what a great idea!!!! who gets to play jack!? hee hee.
its all very "Devil Went Down to GA."
Haha Johnny Depp'd be all over it.
Hells yes, if Burton did it. And it would be fun to see him play a dick. I mean, he sort of has, but you always like him. (well, in everything I've seen) - he should just play an outright ass!
Wait a minute... waaaaiiiit a minute....
Jhonny Depps ass... let me meditate on that for a second...
I remember that story now. About the turnip. That's cool. Poor Jack. And ... * scary music * ... he's out there still....
During the medieval era the Swiss also used to make turnip-lanterns for special occasions like Weddings :)
man, i want to make a turnip lamp! i'm gonna try it !!! i'll get turnips at the store. i think it won't work so well, but we'll see. worst that can happen is.. uh.. smelly turnips i guess. haha!
Exactly! I bet you could find something online about it.