Bob McPhail 3:30 p.m., Aug. 25
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Craigslist Craziness -- The Costume Edition
I guess I should start this blog by saying....the number one reason people don't want to watch a David Letterman sex video is:
He just coughs and laughs uncomfortably, before throwing pencils at the camera. And the next guest on the show....Paris Hilton.
(here comes the admission).
When I did the blog yesterday, I hadn't even fleshed out the idea completely. When I started doing the Top 10 list, I realized I didn't have enough ideas and was in way over my head. So I thru that cliffhanger in. Not on purpose, but to bide a bit of time.
I actually figured I'd just skip it today, but then I gave it the ol' college try. And after spending 10 minutes trying to think of a #1 reason, that lame one posted above is all I got. Believe me, I tried. But being a writer isn't always easy. I mean, things popped into my mind. There just has to be something with "Stupid pet tricks"...but hey, it's hard on a Saturday afternoon, when I'm 15 minutes away from the movie we're going to.
I did want to blog about an email that was sent to me. It's from a Craigslist ad in Brooklyn.
A guy mentioned his favorite scene in The Empire Strikes Back, being one in which Chewbacca carries a half complete C3PO. And to complete his costume, he wants a C3PO. He says that he's big and strong, and can carry a C3 around. But he's looking for a double amputee, preferrably missing both legs at the hip.
He also suggests they meet before hand, to work out the backpack/harness system they'll be using.
The best part for the amputee, I'm guessing...is that you can drink and have someone carry you around all night. And who knows, this jackass might some day open a bar, and want dwarves and amputees for tossing purposes.
Speaking of costumes, I saw on CNN that the Balloon Boy ones are popular. It's easy enough to take a cardboard box you can wear. If you want to get really creative, you can write "We did it for the show" on the side.
Not sure how hard it would be to get a silver maylar balloon that looked like that spaceship.
I'm just hoping our Jon and Kate Gosslin costumes work. Our Sonny and Cher looked great last year, but not enough people knew I was Sonny (I guess Cher had so many husbands, that a person with a 60s shirt and huge goofy mustache, next to Cher, could confuse a lot of people)
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- Cher and Cyndi Lauper turn back time — July 18, 2014
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- Maids Suck — June 7, 2008
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- Tools of the Trade — Sept. 1, 2005