Monday, August 4, 2008
The Montauk Creature
Have you seen The Montauk Creature? It's kind of turtle-like, but covered in fine hairs. Maeve thinks it looks like a Lindwurm, these wingless creatures whom Marco Polo claimed to have seen all over Asia and who figure prominently in Scandinavian folklore. Anyway, Maeve is going to go as The Creature for Halloween, abandoning her previous idea: the Minotaur. She's going to wear a nude bodysuit, cover it with hairs, flies and a judicious dusting of sand; wear a bald cap and a beak. Slim and I are seriously considering Strawberry Shortcake and the Peculiar Purple Pieman. Problem: all available Shortcake duds are kinda slutty, and I want to be as frumpy as possible. Where any of us will wear any of this is an open question.