November 2, 2007

Law school Halloween.

Don't you love when the students wear costumes? I didn't see any costumes here at Brooklyn, but back at the University of Wisconsin Law School....

IN THE COMMENTS: Dax says:
Anyone over the age of 12 that dresses up for Halloween needs to get a life.

Jeremy responds:

Also anyone that eats cake on their birthday or decorates a tree for Christmas. Or goes to the beach during summer. Or drinks milk with their cookies. Or reads from the Funnies section of the newspaper. Or plays Monopoly. Or gets upset 30 years later because one time their mom made them a clown costume for Halloween when they had already asked explicitly for a Roy Rogers Cowboy Costume or at the very least a Johnny Unitas football getup and all the kids laughed at him and he got red in the face under his white makeup and turned and ran and ran and kept running and then vowed to never let anyone enjoy halloween or laugh at them again!

9 comments:

dax said...

Anyone over the age of 12 that dresses up for Halloween needs to get a life.
The only exception would be if they were accompanying their kids. Then it’s ok. I guess.

Ron said...

Wasn't that Gumby Dean at some point?

He undoubtedly has the endowed Pokey Chair in Intellectual Property Law...

George said...

When Clokey was 9 years old, his parents divorced and he stayed with his father. After his father died in a car accident, he went to live with his mother in California, but was placed in a half-way house orphanage after one year because his stepfather did not want him around. At age 12, he was adopted by Joseph W. Clokey, a classical music composer and organist who taught music at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and who encouraged young Arthur's artistic inclinations. The aesthetic environment later became the home of Art Clokey's most famous character, Gumby, whose name derives from Art Clokey's childhood experiences during summer visits to his grandfather's farm, when he enjoyed playing with the clayey mud called "gumbo." ....Wiki...

Jeremy said...

Dax-
Also anyone that eats cake on their birthday or decorates a tree for Christmas. Or goes to the beach during summer. Or drinks milk with their cookies. Or reads from the Funnies section of the newspaper. Or plays Monopoly. Or gets upset 30 years later because one time their mom made them a clown costume for Halloween when they had already asked explicitly for a Roy Rogers Cowboy Costume or at the very least a Johnny Unitas football getup and all the kids laughed at him and he got red in the face under his white makeup and turned and ran and ran and kept running and then vowed to never let anyone enjoy halloween or laugh at them again!

nina said...

dax:
What's a life?

Just wondering.

Ann Althouse said...

Nina, I think it's something dax wants quite desperately.

George: that's so touching.

Jeremy: one of the best comments ever.

George said...

Ann--

His adoptive father was also a millionaire. From what I read somewhere else, Clokey lived the life of Ritchie Rich.

Of course, Clokey also created "Davey and Goliath." All the episodes have since been translated into colloquial Arabic. al-Jazeera runs them very early on Friday mornings.

ron st.amant said...

dax must clearly have no children, or at least young ones who simply light up with smiles when daddy dressed like a garden when the 2 year old is dressed like a ladybug.

see dax, that IS a life and it's a pretty damn happy one.

Trooper York said...

Gumby: What's Christmas without the kids, huh? Kids, wanna hear Gumby tell you a Christmas story?
Kids: Yeah!
Gumby: Then gather around and keep your damn mouths shut. Here's a little story, it's called, "The Night After Christmas". "It was the day after Christmas, the world was peaceful and calm. Santa Claus had been delivering toys all night and his back hurt him so. He was very tired so he went to his kitchen and fixed himself a cup of Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. Just then an elf named Fred came up and said, 'Excuse me, St. Nick, can I have a sip of your hot chocolate?' Santa went crazy. He grabbed the elf and tore his lungs out. The end." Merry Christmas, boys and girls. You like that?
Little Girl: You're mean, Mr. Gumby. I was on the Andy Williams Christmas show and he was nice.
Gumby: Oh, you want Andy Williams? Come on. Let's go. You wanna be on the Andy Williams Christmas Special? Andy Williams is a nice man? Well listen to me, Kid, Andy is in Los Angeles. That's about 800 miles. Start walking!
[Slams the door]
Gumby: About 20 minutes in the freezing cold, she'll be begging to be on the Gumby special.
(Saturday Night Live, when it was good with Eddie Murphy before he started making movies and picking up trannies and knocking up spice girls around 1999)