I've never really been into the
Halloween thing. Even when I was a kid, when it was supposed to
matter, I didn't care much for it. I think I might have dressed up
twice and felt so stupid each time, I just hid the best I could
behind an adult.
Having left childhood far behind and
not having any kids, my only exposure to Halloween is walking the
streets of Madisonville on the holiday and taking pictures of
colorfully dressed people (for work!).
Out of curiosity, I looked around the
Internet (it's like a big store in there!) to see what the most
popular costumes for adults are this year. Mainly because I see lots
of costumed adults on the streets of Madisonville every year, and
also because it's never a bright idea for a grown man to look up
pictures of kids on the Internet.
I found several websites and most of it
was what I expected, especially with it being an election year, but
the most interesting list was from a CBS affiliate website in
Philadelphia. It was a combination of the obvious and a bunch of head
scratchers. I now offer the list with my own snarky comments
following each one. Your mileage may vary, or YMMV as the Internet
This was the woman who spent so much
time in the tanning bed she looked like a well-roasted peanut. Other
women called her fake and phony as they applied their makeup in the
Honey Boo Boo Child
Some TV show I keep hearing mentioned,
but have never seen. I'm guessing it's a cute kid, 3-5, with a
demonic yet somehow charming personality.
The cast of "Girls"
I have no idea what this is. TV show? Movie?
I know this one. British singer who
should've had the summer smash of 2011 with a song called "Pricetag," but somehow never caught on. I'm guessing this is
from the closing ceremonies from the Summer Olympics where she wore a
flesh colored outfit that I thought would cause a bigger stir than it
did. I never heard anything about it.
Black Widow from "The Avengers"
If there is anybody around here who can
bring to mind Scarlett Johanssen in tight black leather, please bring
S#%%*t Girls Say
Is this a thing? Did I miss something? How is it a costume?
Carly Rae Jepson
Canadian singer who became irritating
with "Call Me Maybe" this past summer. Dressing like an average
looking 25 year old is a costume?
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
If there's anybody out there who can
look like Kim Kardashian.... from a certain angle, please show
Not sure who this is. Olympian?
Michelle & Barack Obama
It's an election year, though sitting
presidents and their wives are usually big sellers every year.
Once again, no clue.
Snooki & Baby
Reality TV star who managed to make
people think getting pregnant was somehow unique to her.
One of the few that actually makes
Kate Middleton & Prince William
America's continuing obsession with
plain looking rich British people.
Ann & Mitt Romney
Election year. If things don't go
their way in a week or so, they'll never be thought of again.
Miley Cyrus' New Haircut
Stupid, but I did laugh.
Lana Del Ray
Singer. I think.
Katie Holmes & Suri
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Another one of the few that actually
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Actress and guy she's dating? Married
Katy Perry "Part of Me" Movie Reel
I can only guess. An actual movie reel?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Fifty Shades of Grey
A flowery, badly written book that
women think is dirty.
That's just a handful. What are you
going as? I'll be the tired, beaten down looking reporter who tries
to act excited over something he's seen 20 years running. It's a
very elaborate look.
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