OT - What's your Y2K Halloween costume?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Bet we'll see a lot of kids dressed as Y2K bugs, crashing computers, etc. Might be a good way to get to know your neighbors & spread the word -- or perhaps not a good idea if it would give your neigbors the idea that you'll have a stash of rice & beans.
What do you think would be a creative Y2K halloween costume?
Is anyone going to use trick or treating to promote Y2K prep in your community?
-- misc (email@example.com), October 26, 1999
Papa Smurf - he was aware of the Gargamel problem; I thought it fitting.
-- mil (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
How about the supply chain (a group costume) :)
-- misc (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
I think I'll go as a purple spikey haired mutant. Just to give them a preview of coming attractions.
Hey I just had a thought - when two GIs get married, do they throw rice AND beans?
-- Fiver (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
I've been taking Yoga and doing plenty of stretching exercises to prepare my costume. That's right - I'm going to shove my head up my ass and go as a Polly.
-- stretching man (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
I'm dresing up as Jeremiah. Appropo, eh?
-- Man From Uncle 1999 (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
I'm dressing up as a homeless person who lost their home when the market corrected and they lost because they financed stock purchases via second mortgages on their home. Of course, this can't happen because the government said it couldn't.
-- Dr. PollyDork (DrPollyDork@moron.com), October 26, 1999.
Dressing as a Plunging Dow graph.
Me parrot and me patch stay.
-- Bluebeard (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California
My son will be a soldier. I'll u/l a photo as soon as I figure out how to use my zip drive now that I have it on an A/B switch.
-- Dancr (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
I'm going as Koskinen. Cone shaped head is an easy costume.
-- Dave (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
How about a falling dominoe
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
Xena: Warrior Princess :-)
-- Gayla (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
Think I'll go as Alan Greenspan wearing Depends.
-- (RUOK@yesiam.com), October 26, 1999.
Potassium iodide tablet. Will wear signboard that says, Got KI?
-- silver ion (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
My costume is a 7 foot piece of red tape.
I attach it to the right side of my body from my right hand down to my shoulder and then down my leg to my foot.
If someone asks what my costume is, I bend over and touch my toes and say: "The Stock Market".
-- plonk! (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
I think I'll go as a pig-farmer.
-- pumpkin (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
Full face respirator, hood, tyvek suit, neoprene gloves, rubber boots, my batman utility belt. Will say I look like a surviving inhabitant of some U.S. city, come January 15th.
Naw, that's a bit too much "in your face"...can imagine the panic if I stopped in the supermarket for wine and snacks on the way to the party. Could lead to being asked some pointed questions by nervous folks from the FBI in time (not that you could really blame 'em, just doing the job, thankfully).
-- Don Kulha (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
I'm going as the Millennial Countdown Clock. Those poor postal customers in CA and TX said it was too scary to keep up.
-- tick tock (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 1999.
I'll go with my friend dressed up as 'The Hill & Billary Show". They will be forever remembered, so long as we maintain a civilization with a written history, as the most stinking corrupt, morally bankrupt crooks to ever oversee a Great Depression, which WILL happen after a monumental market meltdown.
Or, second choice, go as Bill and Moanica.
-- profit of doom (email@example.com), October 26, 1999.
A bearded viking warrier, complete with fur tunic, fur boots, fur cape, helmit, shield, and 50" great sword.
-- Mad Monk (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1999.
Phooey! I haven't had time to shop for a costume. Will this old sheet do? I was thinking about adding a helmet to the ensemble?
And for all of us who wait, hearts aflutter, for the arrival of The Great Pumpkin, a Pumpkin Carol:
Pumpkin Wonderland (sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)
Screech owls hoot, are you list'nin'?
'Neath the moon, all is glist'nin'--
A real scarey sight, we're happy tonight,
Waitin' in a pumpkin wonderland!
(the break:)In the patch we're watching for Great Pumpkin.
We've been waiting for this night all year,
For we've tried to be nice to everybody
And grow a pumpkin patch that is sincere!
Later on, while we're eating
What we got trick-or-treating,
We'll share all our sacks
Of Halloween snacks,
Waitin' in a pumpkin wonderland!
-- Donna (email@example.com), October 27, 1999.
the headless horseman. complete with scythe, horse, carved pumpkin helmet and a pair of glowsticks around my ears. (gotta get a hair net too) I'll ride down the street screaming BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!!
-- jeremiah (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 27, 1999.