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Saturday, October 28, 2021

Yes children, it’s Halloween time! If you discount the devil-worshipping/pagan overtones, it’s as wholesome a holiday as you can find.

I impulsively bought a dozen-count packet of those little plastic-bag hanging ghosts. They’re not as fancy as home-made cloth versions, but with their newspaper-stuffed heads and twisty-tie necks, they have a certain chintzy charm that I cannot resist.

Problem: The white plastic bags that make up their bodies are square-shaped. So the tops of their heads have a pointy right-angle to them. Which gives them a vaguely Ku Klux Klan look. To me, anyway; no one else has mentioned it. I guess the season conveys the assumption that they’re supposed to be spooky spirits, instead of strung-up Klansmen (which actually might be a positive statement, perhaps).

Anyway, I like them. I’m sorry I’ll have to take them down in a few days.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/28/2006 07:38:45 PM
Category: Creative
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all hail
Dairy Queen won’t approve, but this baby tee is the perfect gift for that drama queen in your life. Provided she can take a joke, of course — probably a rare find.

This type of brand subversion is not new. I first came across this altered logo t-shirt at least 10 years ago, sported by a woman named Lexi, who was, allegedly, an alternate on “American Gladiators”. That, and the way she filled out the shirt, were what made the encounter so memorable.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/28/2006 06:42:35 PM
Category: Comedy, Fashion, TV
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