October 31st, 2004

flavored with age

So. Halloween.

The Halloween party. How was it, you all ask. It was fine: Rob and Robyn are lovely hosts, and it's always good to see Dave and Susan again as well as a handful of other people I don't get to see often enough. It ended a bit abruptly for me, and there was too much drinking as always, but all in all, a good time. Unlike at most of your Halloween parties, I did not spend the entire time taking pictures, but here's some of what showed up, with links where appropriate:

- Rob as a sort of freaky Andalusian triclops catamite dealer!
- Robyn as Cleopatra with roots!
- Lara as the zombie bride!
- Jeff as a prison cafeteria worker!
- Cori as an artsy schoolgirl, kinda!
- Dave as a scary-ass intergalactic accordion-playing pawnbroker or something!
- Dave #2 as James Caan, beloved star of "Rollerball"!
- Dave #2's girlfriend whose name I forget as a gypsy devil punk!
- Some tall guy who used to be in Red Red Meat as a really tall Grim Reaper!
- Some guy whose name I forget as a crazy-ass wizard guy!
- The girlfriend of the guy whose name I forget (sorry, folks, I'm old, and I was also baked out of my gourd) as a jester-type concoction!
- Some other guy who I was never introduced to as Homer Simpson!
- My old boss as a "cereal killer", ho ho!
- Dave (no, not that Dave, the other Dave, the first Dave)'s wife Susan as, possibly, the Bride of Frankenstein!
- A bunch of gay guys as prisoners and a hillbilly!
- Some woman as a gravedigger!
- A guy whose name I forget but was possibly Rob and his wife or possibly girlfriend whose name may or may not have been Stephanie as the White Stripes!
- John as some guy from one of the new "Star Wars" movies that I haven't bothered to watch!
- A bunch of other people as indescribable whatnots!

- And, of course, yours truly as an out-of-work Kim Thayil! Ha ha, no, I am of course Zombie Rasputin. How do you people with long hair stand it? Christ. Also, I was not "that guy from Harry Potter. I have never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the Harry Potter movies, so I had no idea how to respond to the accusation that I was "that guy from Harry Potter. I'm ZOMBIE RASPUTIN, you undercultured numb-nutses.

And a good time was had by all.
flavored with age


Yes, folks, in an election cycle marked by controvery after controversy, this one is no different. In what I hope is not a dismal foreshadowing of things to come, the voting on November's icon set ended in a TIE! "Famous Monsters of Filmland" and "Little-Known Character Actors" tied 9 votes to 9, and since I don't have a Supreme Court to bribe, I had to decide it some other way. As it happens, one of the people who voted for "Little-Known Character Actors" folded his journal over the weekend, so I've decided to disqualify his vote and throw it to "Famous Monsters of Filmland". Which I like better anyway, to tell you the truth, and which will continue to be appropriate for the three hours it's still Halloween.

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