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Comment: I received this email. Apparently the hot costume this halloween
is a safari outfit complete with stingray. I thought I would pass it
along.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Mark Rehling"
> Date: October 20, 2006 12:20:40 PM PDT
> To: "Aquaticinfo"
> Subject: Aquaticinfo: In the Hmmm department. . .
> Reply-To: "Aquatic Information Listserve"
>
> I just had a conversation with the woman who runs our giftshop here at
work. Apparently there has been a run on the stuffed animal stingrays
along with the kid size zookeeper outfits. Folks intend to sew the rays
to the front and send the kids out on Halloween as Steve Irwin. Man
that's harsh.
>
> Ironicly, the womans name is Barb. (honest truth)
>
> Best,
>
> Mark
>
>
> Mark Rehling
> Aquarium Biologist
> Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
> 3900 Wildlife Way
> Cleveland, OH 44109
> 216-661-6500 ext 4485
>

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I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.
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IIRC, Edwina Currie in 1989, then Health Minister in the UK Government, exaggerated a salmonella scare and lost her job. Two weeks later at Halloween, there were loads of people dressed as chicks carrying eggs dubbed Eggwina.

If Steve's looking down, I'm sure he'd be chuckling, and if he's not, tell him to go over here [Wink]

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I can buy the costume idea (especially considering in came up in the Halloween thread in SLC), but I can't see it for kids. I think kids who are familiar enough with Steve Irwin to know how he died would probably be at least a little upset by this. I like the idea for adults, though.

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Steve Irwin might've gotten a chuckle or two out of it. I'm not sure why dark humour costumes are so popular. My ex wanted to go for hallowe'en as a rape victim once [Eek!] Luckily for her it was before she met me, or she would have been my ex faster.

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It is an undrelying defense mechanism. If we can laugh at what we are afraid of, the thing/disease/event loses a bit of its power. Halloween is the perfect time to confront these fears and explore them.

Also, some people (like myself) just have a dark and twisted sense of humor. It's what you're left with when you've outgrown or moved away from Carrot Top (or most formula sit coms) brand of humor.

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I have a dark sense of humour, too. Very dark. I think the Steve Irwin costume is very funny, actually. What I wouldn't do is go out in public like that, because there are always people who do not realize that I am merely poking fun at something, and they get all riled up. And that just ruins your night.

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quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.

I saw a college student in Boulder wearing a Catholic Priest outfit with a cabbage patch kid hanging from his crotch. Jeez, common decency people...

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quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.

I saw a college student in Boulder wearing a Catholic Priest outfit with a cabbage patch kid hanging from his crotch. Jeez, common decency people...
I guess it was worng of me to laugh out loud when I read that then ?

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quote:
Originally posted by Lawgiver:
quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.

I saw a college student in Boulder wearing a Catholic Priest outfit with a cabbage patch kid hanging from his crotch. Jeez, common decency people...
I guess it was worng of me to laugh out loud when I read that then ?
You are a terrible, terrible person. But you're in good company. [Wink] [lol]

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BlushingBride
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This was a joke in last night's South Park. Satan threw a Halloween party, and there was a guy in a Steve Irwin costume.
You can probably guess the rather obvious punchline here.

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That South Park wasn't as good as the others this season. They also covered the priest angle. A number of priests (supposed to be real clergy, as opposed to people dressed up for Satan's party) had naked little boys on leashes.

snoozn

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quote:
Originally posted by snoozn:
That South Park wasn't as good as the others this season. They also covered the priest angle. A number of priests (supposed to be real clergy, as opposed to people dressed up for Satan's party) had naked little boys on leashes.

snoozn

Although I have to say that the "3 Stooges" bit with Gacy, Bundy, and Dahmer was clever.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lawgiver:
quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.

I saw a college student in Boulder wearing a Catholic Priest outfit with a cabbage patch kid hanging from his crotch. Jeez, common decency people...
I guess it was worng of me to laugh out loud when I read that then ?
Reminds me of, this very wrong but very funny VG Cats comic.

Me too, I feel so dirty. And, to whomever made the point about confronting fear is right. Halloween really is the best time to do that. I mean look at Dracula, the real Vlad the Impaler was Quite eviler because of his sadistic actions ,
and thus went on to inspired a story character who despite his evil nature was a heck of a lot tamer linky

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I adore Bill Maher, but he went there...

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quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
quote:
Originally posted by Class Bravo:
I remember back in October of 2001, when Anthrax being sent through the US mail was all the rage, I saw a lot of people dressing up as postal carriers and covering themselves in baby powder of flour for Halloween. It never ceases to amaze me.

I saw a college student in Boulder wearing a Catholic Priest outfit with a cabbage patch kid hanging from his crotch. Jeez, common decency people...
One of the shock jocks in the DC area sent a guy trick-or-treating for beer. In a Catholic priest outfit. With photos of child stars taped over his clothes.

It was funny

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IMO, Bill Maher's costume was tasteless.

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quote:
IMO, Bill Maher's costume was tasteless.
If all halloween costumes were tasteful it would be a pretty boring holiday IMO.. But to each their own I suppose.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ink Rose:
Reminds me of, this very wrong but very funny VG Cats comic.

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So very wrong... so very very wrong... yet I can't stop laughing.

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My first YOMANK. I am so happy [Big Grin]

I am always trying to convert people into fans of that comic. My favs are the Captain Planet Spoof, Inbred Chocbos, and Cats in the Cradle [Big Grin]

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