Memoirs of My America – Penny for a Peanut Butter Twist

There we stood: the hobo, the circus clown with the red SOS pad sidehair, Casper the friendly ghost, and Fred Flintstone.

My Colombian family had not been in this country long enough to understand all the essential childhood nuances of Halloween’s Trick or Treat in the 1960′s, especially for a girl:

The Trick or Treat Night Dream List:

My costume will be home made and glittery and have some netting, somewhere

My trick or treat candy bag will be home made and glittery and match my costume

The Please Dear God Basics List: [Read more...]

Top 10 Halloween Costume FAILS

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It has been a gradual slide into the complete whorification of Halloween, but we’re there. Almost everything is “sexy” now, even things just aren’t even sexy. Like bugs. And Mrs. Potato Head. And fruit. And the things that aren’t sexy? Are baffling.

Even bugs are whorey now. Also, the model looks like she just farted.

Oh, nothing says sexy like a cartoon character that lives in the sewer with a decrepit rat sensei. There are so many things wrong with this costume. First of all, it doesn’t even look like a turtle. Second of all, is there a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie out or something? Because the last time I heard anything about those guys was circa 1990. Thirdly, and most importantly, this costume was in the “International Costumes” section. What, because they were “ninjas”? Those things lived in New York City. Geography / Timeliness / Sexy / Remotely-Looking-Like-Character FAIL.


Wow. This costume manages to be offensive on so many levels. I think even fans of the Atlanta Braves / Cleveland Indians / Florida State Seminoles / Washington Redskins would find this disgusting. Cultural understanding FAIL.


I’m not a religious person, and even I know this is appalling. Plus? Nuns would wear black tights. Duh. Bible Fashion Study FAIL. [Read more...]