Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Somewhere between copper and cobalt

Who wants to complain about the look of the new nickel? Who wants to complain about the cost of developing an new one every year? Who wants to complain about more connections between the US Mint and the Masons?

Not me. There are Halloween costumes that need designing.

I'm not going to be able to spend these things. I'll just stand in front of the vending machine trying to avoid TJ's disappointing glare.

"I know! The whole tree-liberty/blood-tyrants thing! I voted 6 years ago, that's not good enough for you anymore? Your agrarian ideals are unreasonable for my lifestyle! Stop staring at me!"

Plus it looks it disturbingly like my mother. And UVA sucks.


The Governess said...

wow with the UVA comment. blog warts, commence!

or wars, whatever.

PS - my new Halloween costume idea: LBJ and Lady Bird! what do you think???

Washington Cube said...

Those new nickels are a mess. When I first saw one, I thought it was foreign currency.

Washington Cube Was Here. #79.

Ethan Wiggum said...

ooh ooh -- i need a good halloween costume, internet peoples! what if i hire y'all as costume consultants, except for free?

and UVA doesn't suck, so much as they're just too young as an institution to know any better. however, i'm pretty sure rcr and dceiver will have soemthing to say on the topic.

Kathryn Is So Over said...

Ahem, I think I have a little something to say about UVA totally not sucking as well, Lance. But whatevs.

The Governess said...

i am the queen of halloween costumes. except, of course, for the small fact that I currently don't have one for myself this year. which is sad.

Anyone who wants to go as Bjork circa 2001, hit me up. I have an elaborately constructed swan dress you can borrow.

Ethan Wiggum said...

i don't think i have the legs to pull the swan dress off. hair, yes; legs, no.

Lady Jane Grey said...

G, I'm still a fan of the group costume, Running of the Bulls. As long as I get to be the bull.

The Duchess said...

I might have to finally take T's idea and go as a Lobster Cowboy!

rcr said...

"UVA sucks."

A compelling indictment indeed. I could make the case for UVa, but I'm too busy doing very important things. Suffice it to say that my argument, unlike yours, would not fit neatly on a tshirt.

I said "Good day" sir.

The Governess said...


N., you've hit a sore spot with your little inside joke.

Perhaps you wish to change yr tone, offer apologies to wahoos worldwide. unless you have something more very important to do.

the Nabob said...

I was unaware you could get something so indecorous stitched onto a shirt.
Perhaps I will wear one in two weeks while I sit in the alumni section at
Scott Stadium. Though, it seems the irony may be missed by many.

Connor Wilson said...

Every year my son Dylan and I have been building our Halloween animatronic display. This year we added 12 new figures and my wife had been making the clothes etc. but then I clued in that Halloween Costumes were the ideal solution - ya, ok I'm slow but...This year is really cool because we've done an HP Lovecraft display that I'm sure he'd appreciate but I'm not so sure he'd approve of this - The Necronomicon - Is it just me or is that just plain goofy ? Anyway, everybody is doing their own Haunted House thing now but hey - it's fun and if you've got kids I really suggest you try it yourself if you haven't already. It's a nice change from the usual Christmas Lights routine and a lot of scaaarrry fun. Happy Halloween everybody.