A Very Literary Halloween

In Off-Topic on October 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Halloween is just around the corner, so I thought it was only appropriate to have a little party here at pinionpost. I invited my very best dead friends and told them to come dressed to the nines.

Edgar Allan Poe as Burt Reynolds

“Quoth the raven, ‘It’s funny because it’s bigger than a normal hat’.”

I guess, more accurately, you would say this is Edgar Allan Poe dressed as Norm MacDonald playing Burt Reynolds; doesn’t change the fact that he looks darn good in a bolo tie.

Walt Whitman as The Lorax

Leaves of Grickle-Grass

I actually have a feeling Walt would approve of this costume — he did love him some nature, after all, and I don’t see him jumping on the Thneed bandwagon. Incidentally, aren’t Thneeds suspiciously similar to Snuggies?

Ernest Hemingway as The Most Interesting Man in the World

“I don’t always write short, declarative sentences. But I do.”

What’s great is that Hemingway didn’t need a costume — he seriously just looks like that. I wonder what was going on over there to the right?

Flannery O’Connor as Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire

“A good drink is hard to find.”

Sadly, I had to do very little to transform Ms. O’Connor into a believable Buscemi… on the bright side, though, at least she had more hair in real life.

James Joyce as the worst Pirate of the Caribbean ever

A portrait of the artist as a … yarr

I mean, Ulysses was based on The Odyssey, and Odysseus was a sailor, right? Just be careful not to get in this pirate’s Wake… (get it?!)

Mark Twain as Ron Swanson

“You had me at meat tornado”

Admittedly, this is really only funny to people who watch Parks and Recreation (and maybe only marginally so even then), but I couldn’t resist. I think Twain would have totally been on board with the whole turkey-leg-wrapped-in-bacon thing.

Stephen King as someone who just ate something sour

“It was an old lemon.”

Again, no costume for Mr. King (I actually think he just came to the party to mooch off the sweet pinionpost spread). To his credit, though, it was a little heavy on lemons.

So now there’s just one thing Walt Whitman-Lorax wants to know: Whose costume was your favorite?

Who should I invite next year? (I know, that’s two questions, but the second one was my own).

  1. Tough call, but I think the understated most interesting man in the world did it for me. 😉

  2. RON SWANSON… that’s a perfect twain…

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