Originally from a 2000 ESPN.com column and later reprinted in Hunter S. Thompson's Hey Rube:
The autumn months are never a calm time in America. Back to Work, Back to Football Practice, etc. . . . Autumn is a very Traditional period, a time of strong Rituals and the celebrating of strange annual holidays like Halloween and Satanism and the fateful Harvest Moon, which can have ominous implications for some people.
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