Friday, November 4, 2016

ON THE BRINK OF OFFENSIVENESS

It's no secret that I derive immense pleasure from annoying the politically correct - - simply because they enjoy burdening our lives with endless unnecessary stipulations.

Halloween is over, but I still get irked when I think of how this (arguably) benign holiday has changed from when I was a kid. It is now tainted with rules and regulations that are intended to sanitize the original concept and extract most of the fun.

Fortunately, there are still some delightfully demented parents, who ignore any semblance of "good taste" and let their little bumpkins revel in the unwholesome realms of absolute offensiveness.

Note:
I'm not necessarily endorsing these costumes, I'm merely presenting them for your consideration....








 Daddy is a bottle of whiskey, accompanied by his Marlboro kid




Let's kill three birds with one stone:
Bandito, Pimp, and Schoolgirl Slut


 Harem Girl


 Suicide Bomber
 Homeless
Missing Child Milk Carton
 Mouse Trap
 Taco
Danger
Little Mermaid
proud daddy is holding up the tail
 Miniature Hitler
 Human Toilet

Human Condom


Bowl of Spaghetti

Zombie Princess
 Pint-Sized KKK


Subway Sandwich and Picnic Basket

Shark and Shark Victim

Chuckie Doll

Demon Boy

If you want to see some offensive adult costumes, check out my other blog at this link:

http://cabinetofcurioustreasures.blogspot.com/2016/11/costume-patrol.html
 

34 comments:

  1. as the woman walking out of the theater during the opening of "springtime for hitler" said: "well, talk about bad taste!" the KKK...seriously?

    I don't remember what costumes I wore as a young child to go T-or-T.

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    1. These costumes definitely reflect the parents - not the children - and it's frightening.
      I don't recall any offensive costumes when I was a kid.

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  2. Some are funny, what does it say about your feelings about parenthood, to put you kid in a condom costume?

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  3. And the next blog I looked at http://homersworld.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a hoot. I think I woke the neighbors laughing so hard. The missing child and Trojan are at the top of my list. Wonderful post!!!! I think the world could use a laugh about now.

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    1. I'm always delighted to make people laugh (and it's not always easy)

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  5. Well, the shark victim one is a 'parody' of an actual teen surfer, Bethany Hamilton, so yeah, it's pretty tasteless.

    Maybe they're kids of one of your Texas friends?

    -Andy

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    1. I remember the Bethany Hamilton incident - - and the shark costume is tasteless.

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  6. I agree with you about Halloween. I still love the original concept and what Halloween really is and I'm glad I was a kid when it was still fun. I give kudos to the towns around me that still have tricks and treats on actual Halloween night from 7-10 not a week early. Next year lets really rise hell Jon, and ho conjure the spirit and demons to come have fun with the politically correct!!!!

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    1. It's an outrage that they keep changing the night for trick or treats. The entire concept of Halloween has definitely changed for the worst.

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  7. This says more about the parents than the children! OMG!

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    1. You're right on target about that!!

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  8. Loving the mouse-trap, the taco and spaghetti babies. Oh, and the expression on Triscuit-baby is priceless!
    Ya, like Rita said I seriously wonder about the parents ... particularly the ones who dressed their kid like a suicide bomber.

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    1. Those baby costumes are kinda cute - - but most of the other ones are an outrage. The parents definitely do it for themselves, with little concern about the child.

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  9. Have you seen the teal pumpkin business? I finally found out that it is the symbol for someone passing out non allergenic treats, how many different things does a person need for that. It won't be long before some fool makes it mandatory that you have to pass out nonallergic treats. That will be when I turn off the porch light and sit in the dark.

    I do question the sanity of the designers of some of those costumes..

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    1. ....and I question the sanity of the parents...

      I've never heard about the non-allergic treats, but I remember one year when they were advising everyone to pass out "healthy and nutritional" treats like raisins and carrot sticks.

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  10. Jon, y'got me! I was stumped at the 1st picture. Couldn't imagine what "Ableist" was or how to pronounce it --ah-bleest? oh-bliste? Had to look it up. Ah, able-ist! Have the superheroes of our youth become symbols of discrimination? Strange times indeed. Will Jesus be nailed for ableism next?

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    1. "Discrimination in favor of able-bodied people"
      I never heard of it before, Geo - I had to look it up.

      Well, if nothing else, we learned a new word....

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  11. I suspect Halloween has become more about parents than children. This is sad because when I was little Trick or Treating was about fun and candy and making your own original costume (none of that expensive store bought crap).

    The world has become such a screwed up place that people actually use their kids to advertise their favorite products. And I don't consider that clever or adult - clueless is more like it.

    Halloween is not what it used to be...

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    1. The world is definitely a hopelessly screwed up place. And you're absolutely right - these costumes have much more to do with the parents than the children. The parents are merely using the kids to make their own "statements".

      I miss the good ol' days when trick or treating was fun ...and when costumes were witches, ghosts, and goblins rather than toilets, burritos, and suicide bombers.

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  12. I've personally disliked trick or treating from an early age and opted out entirely. I have nothing against those who love Halloween and choose to dress up for the occasion - stupid or not. It simply never appealed to me begging at the doors of strangers for a bucket of cheap candy.

    It should be banished for safety's sake alone. Not a year goes by without injury ( or worse ) inflicted on innocent children. Working the ER on many Halloween's leaves you with a different perspective.

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    1. Hey, Whisper - long time no hear. I totally agree w/you. It's no longer safe to go door to door, and I think the whole "tradition" is little more than adults trying to come up w/the best costume for their children. Ego is a terrible thing.

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    2. Hello Dylan - long time no hear is right. It's really nice to see you back. Hope you're keeping well and I look forward to keeping in touch.

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    3. I've always loved Halloween but only went trick or treating in our own neighborhood where everybody knew each other.

      Trick or treating is EXTREMELY dangerous nowadays and should be banned. It's annoying for adults and definitely not safe for the kids. Supervised Halloween parties would be better.

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  13. Well they are different, I'll say that. I kinda like the Little Marlboro Man. Do I think it will cause him to smoke? No. Somehow I despise the bomber costume. Do I think it may give him ideas? It might. Interesting post though, Jon.

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    1. Most of these costumes are really offensive. I prefer the ghosts and goblins that we dressed as when we were kids.

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  14. I saw a lot of wonderful kid costumes at the mall where I work on Halloween night. I shared a few on my blog.

    I like the bowl of noodles, the sub sandwich, and the taco. Most of the rest were tasteless at best. And ffs, why would ANY parent dress their kid as a toilet?! That's just mean.

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    1. Thankfully these costumes don't represent the majority - and I fully blame the parents who think that tasteless and offensive is cute. It's encouraging to know that there are still a lot of good costumes out there.

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    2. I was wondering the same thing? Borders on child abuse (IMO). I prefer goblins and ghosts and such...

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  15. Jon,

    Looked forward to halloween when I was kid, but I was a kid far, far away in another galaxy. We dressed mostly as something scary, although pirates and hobos and those who tried for beauty in fairies or princesses. Costumes were ingenious and simple because most were homemade from stuff about the house. We went door to door in our neighborhood and use to make people guess who we were. Most of it was just fun. Political correctness is just a form of denying freedom of speech and controlling people. It has gotten ridiculously out of hand. Halloween here had become invading armies, people driving kids inform other neighborhoods, driving into our community this year was truly frightening. I am also tired of this changing the clocks. I understand this originated when we were a very agrarian country and it was for the farmers. I like the long days, but what is an extra hour of daylight. Let nature do its thing and live with it.

    Larry

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  16. I agree with everything you said. First of all, I HATE the Daylight Saving Time ritual. It's a completely unnecessary inconvenience that is forced upon us.

    Halloween is completely ruined by all of the new rules and regulations. Political correctness has destroyed and complicated everything. And it seems that greed has replaced trick or treats - with kids being literally bused in from other neighborhoods. I'm glad things were more innocent and simple when I was a child.

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  17. Ha, love the pictures, especially the miniature Adolf Hitler. Very good.

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