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Halloween costume crisis

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We never thought it would come to this, but it seems we have a genuine case of Halloween costume ennui. It just seems so wrong. Halloween is the gayest, sluttiest holiday of all, and here we are in one of the gayest, sluttiest cities in America, and we just can't... get it up to think of a good Halloween costume this year.

We try to probe our impacted pop culture memories of the recent few months for a costume, and come up with: a diaper and a bad toupee to represent Suri Cruise? A diaper and a red wig to represent our favorite asthmatic starlet of the moment (bonus points for older dominant partner administering spankings representing James G. Robinson)? A diaper and a bald wig under an obviously slipping Farrah Fawcett wig to represent Farrah Fawcett? Oh, it's all too depressing. We'll stab you if you suggest Steve Irwin or his assassin....

Maybe the problem is that we're feeling the effects of the Hollywood Blvd. stripper shops dropping the ball this year. Previous years we've been delighted by strolling by mannequins dressed as sexy girl scouts, sexy spiders and Miss Muffetts, sexy construction workers, even sexy Harry Potters. This year, we're seeing nothing new. It's possible somebody in the sexy costume-thinking-up factory blew a gasket by dreaming up last year's sexy Sherlock Holmes outfit, but still, we're disappointed.

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