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Meow
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posted 29 October 2004 01:37 AM      Profile for Meow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
For those who celebrate: what will you be wearing for the "high holiday"?

I'm thinking of going as a capitalist pig (evening gown, lots of fake gold jewellery, and a rubber pig's nose) tee hee.


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Gir Draxon
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posted 29 October 2004 03:27 AM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
not sure ifa iam dressing up atalal but I will probalyt end up being amad scientist again (like alst year), just ppoof my heiar up andd wear my lab coat and apply some blakc eyeshafow all over my face to look liek something exploded in my face
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posted 29 October 2004 02:25 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Based on your last post, I think something just exploded in your brain. Or your spellcheck got drunk.
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posted 29 October 2004 02:37 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Or you could do the same thing, but with white eyeshadow to represent what exploded in your face, and go as a glad scientist.
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Gir Draxon
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posted 29 October 2004 02:55 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Contrarian:
Based on your last post, I think something just exploded in your brain. Or your spellcheck got drunk.

It wasn't just my spell check


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skdadl
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posted 29 October 2004 03:00 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Betcher sorry this morning, Gir. Tsk, tsk.

I like Meow's idea.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 29 October 2004 03:10 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gir, I know you're an NDP supporter now, but I didn't think you'd be so excited about the BC by-election victory that you'd go out and get drunk
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posted 29 October 2004 03:15 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Meow, check the bargain-finder; maybe you could find a used golden breast with a diamond nipple.
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posted 30 October 2004 10:22 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Attended a Halloween dance last evening, interesting theme du jour amongst the majority of males, was either devils or terrorists. Tackily enough, 2 even had heads hanging from their belts. I cannot even imagine the mind that thought something like that was ??? to wear. (do not even have a word to use, as suitable and appropriate do not cut it)

The stunning costume was Medusa, actually it was not a costume so much as it was the full body paint and NO costume that was striking.


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skdadl
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posted 31 October 2004 06:26 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's a picture in the NYTimes this a.m. of a woman who won first prize for going to some party or other as a crossword puzzle.

The jacket is fetching, but I don't know that I'd want all those little squares stuck to my face.


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Mandos
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posted 31 October 2004 06:29 AM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think I'll just put on my psychadelic hat.
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skdadl
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posted 31 October 2004 06:41 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, nooooo! Not the hat! Not that!
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Mandos
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posted 31 October 2004 06:49 AM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, indeed! The hat! Yee hee hee. There will be trick-or-treaters, and they will be blinded by the radience of the hat. I wonder what the reaction of the cats will be.
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posted 31 October 2004 08:21 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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posted 31 October 2004 10:37 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Great picture, talk about glowing eyes!!!!!! But really, the cutest point is the little front feet looking so perfectly and properly placed together. Love it when cats stand like that.
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Puetski Murder
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posted 31 October 2004 11:33 AM      Profile for Puetski Murder     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
On the capitalist pig front, I've wanted to go out as 'preppy scum' for some years now.
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posted 31 October 2004 11:35 AM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh no! Lasers from her eyes!
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remind
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posted 31 October 2004 01:26 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was a Hugh Hephner at the party I went to as well.

quote:
Originally posted by Puetski Murder:
On the capitalist pig front, I've wanted to go out as 'preppy scum' for some years now.

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skdadl
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posted 31 October 2004 01:29 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I take it that Hugh was wearing pjs?
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posted 31 October 2004 02:32 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yes he was, and a silk robe with HH's logo. In fact, he actually looked like Hugh. His girlfriend was of course a "bunny" and she too looked/played the role.

But heh, he was pretty comfortable all night dancing in his Pj's and slippers.

What was really interesting about the whole dance was everybody took it very seriously. Their character I mean. At times it felt as though one was living "in" a live theatre event, as one became one in conversation with each other or in dance.

For example there were 2 women who came as "deviled eggs", every sentence out of their mouths had an egg or devil in it. Like "eggactly" or "devilish fun".

And a fellow came as a "silly cow". When he entered into conversation with you it was as a silly cow moos and all. The ability of the attendees to hold character was amazing. Right up to the point where you maybe getting your head cut off on the dance floor!

At one point, the Jihadists had all the Alice in Wonderland story book characters, held hostage in the middle of the dance floor demanding ransom.

In many decades of attending Halloween dances, I really have never been to one like this before. On many levels too.


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skdadl
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posted 31 October 2004 03:25 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
remind, that both charms and scares me.

I remember a Hallowe'en party like that -- it must have been thirty years ago. There was a couple doing Fred and Ginger, eg, and they really did. They were wonderful, although beyond a certain point I started to wonder about us all.

It did get spooky. Most of us are not such good actors without training, and yet that night, in costume, we seemed almost inhabited.

What scared me most was me. I went as a nun -- rented the habit of a proper Ursuline, which my favourite aunt had been.

I thought it would be clever, and at first, it was. For one thing, so much of my face was covered, no one could recognize me, even without a mask.

But after that, it became upsetting. I upset people; it took a while, but I did; I know I did. And I started upsetting myself, so I went home.

Imagine me, in full habit, tottering down the Bathurst Street incline in full habit, all by myself. I'm surprised I wasn't assaulted.


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posted 31 October 2004 03:35 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
In today's (Winnipeg) Unitarian service the master of ceremonies had not one, but TWO costumes. It was all quite clever .....

Anyway, one of the costumes was a simple wrap that mimicked a celtic skirt..which is highly appropriate, given the date.

Highly appropriate and simple to carry out. For those guys out there who have, in typical male approach, postponed getting that costume...a simple wrap that had a skirt-like appearance could pass, in a pinch, as a celt. Try using a Scottish brogue for the extra points from the babes....


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posted 31 October 2004 04:46 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It works for Mel Gibson; especially if you can make big sad eyes too... Mmmmmmmm.
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posted 31 October 2004 04:55 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
sidescroll alert!!!!!!HELP!
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posted 31 October 2004 04:57 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
could i
pass
in a pinch
as a Celt?

as a Canuck
CCCCcould
i pass
in a pinch
as a Celt?


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N.Beltov
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posted 31 October 2004 04:58 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Further sidescroll alert. Assistance is required.
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posted 31 October 2004 05:10 PM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
skdadl, it was charming in a weird way, am still thinking about it from an aspect of social discourse as displayed in costume attire.

Interestingly, there was 1 nun there in full habit, and I assumed it was authentic as well. Seeing her dance/inter"act" with "the devil" was funny, but as the evening grew on she too seemed to get very intense.

What was a really entertaining was watching Michael J and Elvis dance/inter"act" together as they were arguing continually about who was really " The King". Their dance and performance art was very good.

The ironic moment of the evening was dancing beside a very large white male dressed up as the Aunt Jemima on pan cake boxes, who was getting right into dancing to "Sweet Home Alambama" with a French maid.

Sometimes I felt like not dancing on the dance floor and just stopping to watch "the really big sheow".

Maybe they thought you to be a real nun, after all you had gotten into the character "habit" at the dance?

quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:
remind, that both charms and scares me.

It did get spooky. Most of us are not such good actors without training, and yet that night, in costume, we seemed almost inhabited.

What scared me most was me. I went as a nun -- rented the habit of a proper Ursuline, which my favourite aunt had been.

I thought it would be clever, and at first, it was. For one thing, so much of my face was covered, no one could recognize me, even without a mask.

But after that, it became upsetting. I upset people; it took a while, but I did; I know I did. And I started upsetting myself, so I went home.

Imagine me, in full habit, tottering down the Bathurst Street incline in full habit, all by myself. I'm surprised I wasn't assaulted.



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skdadl
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posted 31 October 2004 05:15 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
N.Beltov, for once the sidescroll on this thread is caused by me, by my illustration above.

The only way to cure it would be for me to remove the photo of that kitty, expressing itself at the sight of Mandos's hat.

N.Beltov, I have seen Mandos's hat. I am not removing that picture.

The sidescroll is minor, and I say that as someone with a most vulnerable machine. Minor.

Mandos's hat is major.


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Hinterland
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posted 31 October 2004 05:18 PM      Profile for Hinterland        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can someone give me a hint as to what this hat might look like? I'm picturing a beret or even a *gasp* stetson, but I'm suspecting it's even worse than that.
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N.Beltov
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posted 31 October 2004 05:19 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
a fine photo. Let it stay.

It is now two years since my Katusha passed away, in my arms, and still I miss her feline wisdom that is no more.

I had her fixed...
the only time she really
hissed at me

o life!
she's gone forever!


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N.Beltov
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posted 31 October 2004 06:26 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
sniff. OK. I'm better now.
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