Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Replay Recap! / Plus, A Frightening Halloween Crime!

Some costumes are perennially hip at the Replay (Clockwork Orange's "droogs," for example). Others have a short shelf-life (come on, all you fucking Jokers, that was so last year...this year's cool superheroes are more obscure: congrats to that dude in the Rorchach mask from Watchmen, and also to Green Man, from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia). Perhaps the most popular costume of the night was Mr. Giraffe, a fellow balanced on crutches with a towering giraffe head: his skillful backwards exit from the bar won a much-deserved round of applause. And in perhaps the night's most moving moment (aside from Richard's occasional boners when witnessing sexy firewomen and policewomen costumes) was when our loyal reader Beth, in town for the weekend, joined Adventureband on stage and won best-costume prizes for her and her friends' portrayal of Hocus Pocus's Sanderson sisters. Yes, a good time was had by all...except for those, like Chip, who were so frightened by the LJ-World's repeated warnings of crimes that would almost certainly occur due to the night's extra hour of partying and almost-full moon that they remained home cowering under their beds and eating candy.

As it turned out, the LJ-World was mostly wrong: Larryville was not razed to the ground, no one burned the Eldridge down (again), and as best as we can tell there was only one minor stabbing in the student ghetto, in which a "student sustained a non-life-threatening laceration to his arm" by a suspect "dressed in a 'Joe Dirt'-style costume. The suspect was wearing a long mullet-style wig with painted-on facial hair. He was also said to be wearing a long-sleeve red flannel shirt. The suspect was last seen heading north from the location on Ohio" (LJ-World).

Chip: "How do they know it was a costume? Maybe it was just a Topekan, or someone from Mizzou or K-State?"

Richard: "Or Forttt Scottt?"

Chip: "Hey, fuck you!"

We'll leave you with this picture from the LJ-World of a man "dressed as the painting "The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte during the Downtown Lawrence Trick-or-Treat event."

Chip: "This dude understands that art is scary!"


bethy said...


If we let them in the fucking will stop said...