Chalmatians Are Spooky

Reading the paper is one of those normal things I should do and I really try to because you miss a lot if you only read it online, but mostly this real newspaper reading could only happen if I did other normal stuff, like sit down to eat and sleep a solid eight hours, and maybe didn’t go take care of business at city hall in my pajamas. So, I’m still in the weird post-K sleep warp, I don’t fight it, trying to ignore linear time constraints, I just get up, there’s plenty to do. It’s still an anything goes environment.

I am not a morning person, but this wee-hours time is the only time of the day it’s quiet and I can get up to speed on our city’s full spectrum fucked-upedness. It’s a luxury to be so entertained all the time. Today, I scanned what is now yesterday’s paper for the Halloween events announcement to see what’s up for All Saints Day. Instead, I found out what the Chalmatians have going on for Halloween . . .

. . . The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Department (huh?) is sponsoring this sociopathic event ~ TRICK OR TRUNK. Yep, this is how you adapt to Halloween when you don’t have any habitable places to live, I guess. “Elizabeth “Gidget” McDougall, tourism director, said volunteers are invited to decorate their cars in Halloween themes and allow children to trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk. . . . A DJ will play and there will be inflatables. Hot dogs and chili will be provided by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust . . ‘ Nunez Community College over there in Chalmette.

There’s so much going wrong here. I can’t stop laughing. Hooray, another day surrounded by lunatics, woo hoo! I’m gonna go get today’s paper !

3 Comments so far

  1. ac (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    This is not an adaption to Katrina. Trick or Trunks have been going on a long time, in New Orleans and elsewhere. They are really an adaptation to the razors in the candy thing.

  2. Junior (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    What’s the matter with fun?

  3. Laureen (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    Yeah, I did Google this before I posted it to see how prevalent it is. It’s out there, popular with the churches, and it’s, uh, lame. It’s even more lame if your neighborhood is functioning. And they do this during daylight hours, who ever heard of Halloween during the day? How can you be spooky during the day??

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