The Missing Link

Man, I love Hallowe’en.

Apparently I freaked a lot of people out… and some people asked to get their photo taken with me! But the best part was when I ran into a guy dressed as a gorilla and we both nodded very approvingly at each other.

Bonus point for anyone who can explain why only a very small patch of my chimpy leg is furry!

I didn’t take any photos at the party itself, but it was amazing. The 13 of us who went together had made or rented some great costumes, from deep sea diver to the Pillsbury Dough Boy, and the hundreds (and hundreds and hundreds) of other people there had all entered into the spirit of things too! We used to go to the Waldorf Hotel years ago, when Mr E Man’s brother’s band played there and it was a total dive, but it’s been all smartened up now and it’s great! There were DJs and bands in the various rooms, playing all different kinds of music, and they’d turned the hotel rooms into a “haunted hotel” with spooky art installations and people in costume jumping out at you. We’ll be back next year for sure!

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33 Responses to The Missing Link

  1. Bob O'H says:

    Bonus point for anyone who can explain why only a very small patch of my chimpy leg is furry!

    Um, it looks like it might have – err well – slipped down your leg a bit.

  2. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Nope – placement was deliberate, although not actually relevant to the joke


  3. Bob O'H says:

    That’s what you’re claiming now.

  4. mgg says:

    Rest is missing?

  5. cromercrox says:

    The main picture is rather disturbing. When it popped up on my browser (the OT main page is my homepage) I almost fled beneath the desk.

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      Sorry Henry!

      Now imagine running into me in a very crowded, very dark club, while under the influence of one or more intoxicants… a few people said they were very freaked out (and even “deeply disturbed”) by my mask. Another successful Hallowe’en!

      • cromercrox says:

        I’d guess that in the right context the mask would be less scary, as people would be expecting such things at a Hallowe’en party – so kudos to you that you managed to scare people even in such a situation. However, when it popped up on my screen in the Bureau des Girrafes, I wasn’t thinking of Hallowe’en at all — so it really made me jump, and gave me that rather scary sense of disorientation that one finds in nightmares. Wooooh!

  6. You’re at the stage of evolution where you’ve just evolved romantic sensibilities and the fur has rubbed off the right knee because that’s the one you’ve been kneeling on to fruitlessly propose to all the other missing links of the opposite persuasion.

  7. Bonus point for anyone who can explain why only a very small patch of my chimpy leg is furry!

    You missed that bit when shaving.

    • Cath@VWXYNot? says:

      I sometimes do miss a bit when shaving, but it’s invariably the bit just above the back of my ankle. So no.

  8. chall says:

    sweet. I was a little scared too…. not expecting that photo when it came up!

    As for the furry part; I thought you’d have a cloven hoof… oh wait, that’s not the chimp link…^^

  9. ricardipus says:

    The furry patch is there because of the thighbone of a mixed metaphor.

  10. mgg says:

    The answer please…

  11. OK, the reason only a very small patch of my chimpy leg is furry is:


    we share 96% of our jeans with chimps

  12. ricardipus says:

    I’d like to say I saw that joke coming from miles away, but actually I was looking in the wrong direction and it came around the the other side of the world and clubbed me in the back of the head.

    I will now go off into an incoherent rant about why that 96% figure is totally wrong.

    *foams at mouth, gibbers, searches PubMed furiously

  13. KristiV says:

    Awesome costume, Cath! The mask is a little disconcerting at first, I’ll admit. Why does someone in the second photo have a pacifier (dummy) on his/her head, though?

    The French Quarter in New Orleans is the best place I’ve been for Hallowe’en. Once I was at a club with some friends, and just about every character from Alice in Wonderland entered as a large group. Of course there are people dressed as vampires year round in the Big Easy.

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