Friday, October 20, 2006

Bonnie's Oddments, Pictorial Edition Part 2

Bonnie's Oddments, Pictorial Edition Part 2

The Hallowe'en costume pickings are fairly lean this year; however, there are always a few new good ones -

Nothing breaks the ice at parties like a beer keg, and if you run low, you can always head on over to the Sam Patch ...

The other costume? It does speak for itself, doesn't it?

This next costume could be described as 'shocking', I suppose. Any guesses on who this could be? Anyone?

You know you've earned a special place in history and a certain amount of respect when you've been chosen as fit to serve as a model for a Hallowe'en costume.

It's nice to see that our mice are getting into the spirit of the season -

Although we are registered as Democra... (wait - this just in - Defeatocratic), we do occasionally deviate from the party ticket and vote 'the other way'. Before the Mark Foley scandal erupted, we were planning to capitalize on our senator's catchphrase (Keeping in Touch) and run a series of pictures illustrating its aptness; however, we are sensitive types, and so will hold that particular satire until the furor has died down somewhat.

Withal, here are a couple of pix we just couldn't resist -


We are curious as to whether or not he is above renting himself out for any and all occasions - we haven't noticed him rushing to our sides lately, but then, we have not quite yet achieved seniority status. We can hope that in the not-too-far distant future, we will see ourselves in a photo such as this ...

And, to demonstrate that Republicans are presently on the lookout for new constituents, we offer this proof -


Don't worry, Senator Alesi, you still have the Defeatocratic vote ...

Is it really a good idea to buy your child a toy ATM? Yes, we know that the more children learn about survival in the adult world, the better off they will be, but still - this just doesn't feel quite right. It doesn't mention anything about a toy ATM card, but you can't access an ATM without one. It is not so great a step from there to revolving credit. Speaking of which, did you notice the little disclaimer 'money not included'? How realistic is that? And does it play the Super Mario 'success theme' when the $20 bills drop into the chute, as ours does?

Here are a couple of items that we ferreted out of The Salem News that Kathy enclosed as wrapping paper for the darling Hallowe'en-themed mouse canister that she sent us. If we had a camera, we would take a photo of it. Maybe if Kathy photographed it before she mailed it off, she can send us a copy so that we can properly display it.

Anyway -


After all the Monday physical activity, it's no wonder the poor seniors are ready for a Thursday appointment with a podiatrist. It's a marvel that they can even make it to the appointment.

In the first review, we are certain that that is a misprint, and it should have read 'bar' area, but just imagine if they really did have a bat area. Wethinks the word 'lively', in that case, would definitely be applicable.

And in the second review, just what, exactly, is considered to be an American accent? The review makes it sound as if one should not voluntarily patronize this establishment. The wait staff appears to leave something to be desired.

And lastly, our random rodent photo of the day -


"What? Whaddaya want? Whaddayou lookin' at? Mwaah! Mwaah! Mwaah!"

Oh, oh, oh! One last thing! We are soooooooooooo honored!

Before we received this, we were completely unaware that such an entity as the Western New York Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association even existed. Lest you think that we subsist solely on microwave dinners, please note that the category includes meat and dairy products, of which we have been known to consume vast quantities. We do, however, consider this to be at best a dubious distinction, and we have no plans to attend, as it would likely require us to tailor our attire to the occasion, when we would prefer to tailor the occasion to our attire.

We hope shortly to return to the second part of the Tri-Town Extravaganza, in part because Kathy has sent us fresh material.

Until then,



mutualaide said...

If I only had more time ....

.... and you missed a misprint in the second review.  Go find it!

mutualaide said...

Oh, I saw the 'lost puppy' costume, up close and personal.  Very, uhm, tacky.  Yours for about 30.00 at Spencer Gifts.  And while there you can pick up a few other sultry items.  

queenb8261 said...

What an awesome entry.