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05 November 2005 @ 18:25
Less than a week too late  

Inspired by comments on a more-or-less recent post of isolt's, ARC belatedly but proudly presents...

Thirteen* ways to be have been a language for Halloween

Costume descriptions are linked to the corresponding Ethnoloɠue entries in case anyone's not sure what's supposed to be what. Additions gleefully welcomed.

  1. Dress as a billiard ball and spin backwards.
  2. Cover yourself in rep silk and hang on to someone's neck.
  3. Dress as a round, flat pastry with jam in the centre.
  4. Wrap yourself in lorem ipsum.
  5. Dress as a prostitute and rhyme into a microphone.
  6. Hurry.
  7. Dress as a threatened king.
  8. Run a concession stand.
  9. Dress up as beer that has a Y chromosome.
  10. Sunbathe.
  11. Be a small part of someone else's vampire or werewolf costume.
  12. Dress as a tragedian from the Roman province of Hispania Baetica.
  13. Wear dark vintage clothing and pale makeup.

* "I recently found myself in discussions with a magazine editor who explained that numbers are very effective selling tools for magazine covers and that odd [meaning as opposed to even, not meaning peculiar] numbers are the most effective. Hence such working titles as: 103 ways to bring yourself to orgasm." —Jennifer Wells, in this morning's Toronto Star

鉄観音: peeps stencil graffitiisolt on 5. November, 2005 15:40 (UTC)
A former professor of mine, observing my penchant for dark clothing and dyeing my hair funny colours, once teasingly told me I should take Gothic.
Vizcachachillyrodent on 5. November, 2005 15:41 (UTC)
14. Kiss using one's tongue?

Number 7 stumped me.
banjomensch on 5. November, 2005 18:20 (UTC)
it's a chess joke.
Vizcachachillyrodent on 6. November, 2005 02:40 (UTC)
Oh, of course; thanks for the boost.
Merlemerle_ on 5. November, 2005 17:02 (UTC)
Aaah! This (the odd number bit) explains why gas station prices are always odd.

It has amused me over the past year or two to note the local gas station prices moving up and down, but always being odd numbers. Well, odd, plus 9/10 of a cent. Seemed freaky to me. But I guess there is an odd-number fetish.