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Poem for Tuesday


Magician
By Gary Miranda


What matters more than practice
is the fact that you, my audience,
are pulling for me, want me to pull
it off -- this next sleight. Now
you see it. Something more than
whether I succeed's at stake.

This talk is called patter. This
is misdirection -- how my left
hand shows you nothing's in it.
Nothing is. I count on your mistake
of caring. In my right hand your
undoing blooms like cancer.

But I've shown you that already --
empty. Most tricks are done
before you think they've started -- you
who value space more than time.
The balls, the cards, the coins -- they go
into the past, not into my pocket.

If I give you anything, be sure
it's not important. What I keep
keeps me alive -- a truth on which
your interest hinges. We are like
lovers, if you will. Sometimes even
if you don't will. Now you don't.

--------

I posted this one in May 1995 but The Prestige made me think of it several times, and now reading it makes me think of The Prestige, which I have only barely cracked as a novel (first person! Somehow I was not at all expecting that). Anyway, you can blame the movie for the fact that you're getting it again, though I really love the "Now you don't" at the end with its ambiguous connection both to the sentence before and to the "Now you see it" earlier in the poem.

Huzzah, our stove is fixed! And we have had pumpkin soup (the cheap and easy way, with canned pumpkin). Of course I got up early since Sears could have arrived any time after eight and I had to be showered, dressed and speaking coherently, and of course -- since the window ended at noon -- they got here at about thirty seconds to twelve. And we ended up having to replace the igniter, which was over $100. But at least we do not need to replace the stove! We bought it and the microwave the same day and now both of them have had major problems within a couple of weeks of each other...do we think they have timed obsolescence built in? And did I spell obsolescence right?

I had a lovely lunch at Lebanese Taverna with miriya_b, whom I met on account of theological stuff on my web site and was afraid of scaring away when she discovered my evil fannish activities, but apparently she met her spouse at what she called "geek camp" so I think I am safe for the moment. *g* Wrote an obit of Jane Wyatt after reading several -- I had no idea that she was descended from the Rensselaers, nor that she went to Barnard. Saw that Shark was picked up for the season and couldn't decide whether to be pleased or not because I will probably end up watching it because of inertia and I don't even think I like it! I do like Heroes more and more, though I have vague X-Files/Lost fears that the writers do not, in fact, have a long-term game plan. Am hoping they have this season decently mapped, at least. Question: Can Peter only fly because his brother can -- does he pick up the talents of the others, rather than having one that's intrinsically his own? Is that why he had the dreams and why he could finish the painting?

And speaking of TV, I tracked down both episodes of Torchwood, started watching, started getting a headache from the pixelation and decided to stop but given some of the scenes I have heard about, I am not at all confident that we will get these episodes in anything close to their original state and who knows how long it will be before there are DVDs here, so I am saving them in case I need them! Meanwhile apaulled found a recent Great Big Sea concert at EzTorrent and I think it's pretty much the same set list they did when we saw them in DC. I don't know what their policies are on recording live shows, but EzTorrent is pretty adamant about removing recordings if the bands don't want them distributed, so I am hoping this means GBS is taking a Phish attitude toward homemade bootlegs!


Light breaking through the clouds over a Frederick County farm on the way home from Gathland State Park on Saturday.


South Mountain from the summit of High Knob at Gambrill State Park.


The view toward Frederick from the summit of South Mountain atop Boonsboro's Washington Monument.


From Brookfield Pumpkins' parking lot overlooking a corn field and the edge of the maze.


And driving home, another twilight sky, with slightly distorted color as I was shooting through the window.


Meme gacked from the world at large. Sorry for the length. *g* I am pleased about all the Star Trek characters who are coming to my party!

cruisedirector's Halloween party:

1st_corinthian dressed as the love child of Will Smith and Susan Lucci.
99andrising dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Lumpy Gorillabrains".
_bellacosity dressed as Optimus Prime.
_boof dressed as the Marquis of Excelsere.
_guestage_ dressed as the Governor of Michigan.
_inbetween_ dressed as a giraffe.
_nightelf dressed as the Cardinal of Roxgorgraf.
_redpanda_ dressed as Optimus Prime.
_sababa1 dressed as Marilyn Manson.
_slytherin_slut dressed as a can of Mountain Dew.
a_belladonna dressed as a bitch.
acidic_lipstick dressed as a easy vampire.
adpacaus dressed as Tonya Harding, and it suited them disturbingly well.
aerama dressed as Marilyn Manson.
aerynsunx dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Doofus Gigglechunks".
aesc dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Wand of Earth.
affectedmangoo dressed as Mr. Sulu from "Star Trek".
agentirish dressed as Thomas Jefferson.
aleoninc dressed as the Weak Power Ranger.
alex_voy dressed as a bouncy pixie.
alexabond didn't dress up, spoilsport.
aliciajd dressed as Jay Leno, though it looked more like Yu-Gi-Oh.
alisanne dressed as a Level 3 thief.
allifer dressed as a character from "Gone with the Wind".
altair_dragon dressed as a factor.
altariel1 didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
amalfi dressed as the love child of Colin Powell and Dolly Parton.
amara_1783 dressed as a Level 13 ranger.
amedia dressed as a outfielder for the Padres.
amonitrate dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Happy Wizard.
anananubia gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a concrete ghost.
ancarett dressed as Ted Williams.
anglachel1 dressed as a discount.
anglepoiselamp dressed as a pilot.
anise_anise dressed as the love child of Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
ann_tara dressed as a associate four-color glossy publisher.
annathepiper dressed as a rat.
anneline dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Loopy Monkeytush".
anniemaclean dressed as a absence.
anonymousfour dressed as a Level 7 ranger.
anothersuperboy dressed as Drew Barrymore.
antychan dressed as the Steady Power Ranger.
apaulled dressed as something lucky, but what, specifically, you can't tell, though it looked more like Bob Dylan.
apiphile dressed as Martha Stewart.
araliesse dressed as Martha Stewart.
aralondwen dressed as Martin Van Buren.
archet dressed as James Monroe, though it looked more like a Level 6 bard.
ariestess dressed as a bottle of Fooleptbar, and it suited them all too well.
arysteia dressed as Ulysses S Grant.
ash_llelo dressed as Kurt Cobain.
asherahs dressed as a chicken, and it suited them all too well.
ashmin89 dressed as a 1990's grunge child, though it looked more like a eagle.
asynje dressed as a catcher for the Cubs.
atanvarne_lj dressed as "Bones" McCoy from "Star Trek".
atarau gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Courtney Love.
athenakt dressed as Hurricane Florence.
atorable dressed as the Viscount of Glucogen.
atra_spies dressed as Wesley Crusher from "Star Trek".
aubadere dressed as a assistant bastard operator from hell.
aubrem dressed as a Level 9 barbarian.
aunty_marion dressed as Winona Ryder.
autumns_slumber dressed as a skunk.
avari_elf dressed as a safety for the Broncos.
ave_ebony dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
bantha_fodder dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Morgan.
baudelaire_3 dressed as a character from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".
beautiful_rain_ dressed as the President of Suriname.
beckyo gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a halfback for the Bengals.
beeej dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Booger Toadjuice".
being_here dressed as something nice, but what, specifically, you can't tell, though it looked more like the spirit of their dead grandmother Pamela.
bellonagoddess dressed as Ozzy Osbourne.
beruthiels_cat dressed as the main character of "Crash".
bethbethbeth dressed as Lyndon B. Johnson.
bethfrish dressed as Charlize Theron.
bethos didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
beyond_invictus dressed as a tide.
bithysith dressed as the equator.
bits_n_baubles dressed as Reese Witherspoon riding a cow.
blnkfrnk dressed as Hurricane Mandy.
bloodraven77 dressed as Shaquille O'Neal.
blue_raven gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a 1970's disco child.
boggartmoonhead dressed as LeBron James's father.
bohemian_rose90 dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Council of Clouds.
boji dressed as the Archbishop of Agilmovar.
bon1138 dressed as Nicole Richie.
bonesm dressed as Kurt Cobain.
bookofdays dressed as a surprise.
bop_queen dressed as a Level 1 wizard.
born2rumble1st dressed as David Blaine.
bouncy dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Hound of Power.
boxer_ferret dressed as something gold, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
bri_chan dressed as the Cardinal of Stinstirgraf.
brieza dressed as a character from "Double Indemnity".
brightbeak dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
brightfeather dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Elsa.
bronze_ribbons dressed as a bottle of lotion, and it suited them all too well.
bronzelionel dressed as a feet.
caffyolay dressed as a vampire.
cain1999 dressed as Space Ghost.
candie_113 dressed as Harrison Ford.
caorann dressed as Tom Clancy, and it suited them disturbingly well.
captain_tulip dressed as the equator.
captainjames dressed as something transparent, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
captaintinuviel dressed as a giraffe.
cara_chapel dressed as Bill Clinton.
carlanesses dressed as a chicken.
cassievalentine dressed as a investigation.
cdkobasiuk dressed as Ricky Martin's father, and it suited them all too well.
celandineb gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as the love child of Elvis Presley and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
celisnebula dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
centricity dressed as a denominator.
chalcedony dressed as a SABOcoLtd. employee.
championlurker dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
chases_the_moon dressed as the main character of "Barry Lyndon".
chazzbanner dressed as Osama bin Laden.
cheridel dressed as a executive dead chicken waver.
cherry_glitter dressed as Osama bin Laden.
chesnutella dressed as Osama bin Laden.
chessie_reeves dressed as a sub-adjunct sheet spreader.
chickiedee dressed as Eliza Dushku.
childeproof dressed as a bottle of Comgin.
chlaal dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Booger Lizardkisser".
chrismm dressed as Sandra Bullock's mother-in-law.
christinuviel didn't dress up, spoilsport.
chyna_rose23 dressed as the love child of Regis Philbin and Madonna, and it suited them disturbingly well.
cionaudha dressed as a new superhero: Fly Bulk.
cjmarlowe dressed as the Flour Power Ranger.
cocoasnape didn't dress up, spoilsport.
col_kira_nerys dressed as a angel.
communicator dressed as Warren G. Harding.
copperbeech dressed as Ted Williams.
cordelia_v dressed as a turkey.
cordeliadelayne dressed as Claudia Schiffer's mother-in-law.
corialis dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Erratic Commander.
covenhouse_cat dressed as a prickly hereford.
cps250 dressed as the main character of "Rear Window".
cream_rose dressed as the Governor of North Dakota, though it looked more like Bono.
creativepseudo dressed as Julia Roberts.
crossbow1 dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Angelina.
curious_ria dressed as the King of Mali.
cutecoati dressed as Angelina Jolie.
cybermum didn't dress up, spoilsport.
cykie dressed as the Lime Power Ranger.
cyn_ful didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
d0minique didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
dana___ dressed as a ground.
dancerin036 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as an external hard drive.
dancingbarefoot dressed as a first baseman for the Blue Jays.
darchildre dressed as the Viscount of Triata.
dark_cygnet didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
darkrhiannon dressed as a giraffe.
darkrosetiger dressed as a degenerate effort.
darth_kittius dressed as Kimora Lee Simmons.
dawning_star didn't dress up, spoilsport.
daylyn dressed as Elvis Presley.
death_car dressed as a rat.
deborah_judge dressed as Yu-Gi-Oh.
deidrecorwyn didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
delica dressed as a devil.
dellastarr dressed as a smoked pixie.
dementordelta dressed as Krusty the Clown.
dernhelm_3019 dressed as Calvin Coolidge.
desdemona_snape dressed as the Archbishop of Ashley Forest.
discord26 dressed as the love child of Tobey Maguire and Martina Hingis.
divineway dressed as Johnny Depp riding a bear.
dock_leaf dressed as your mother-in-law.
dorothy1901 forgot to put on clothes!
dory_gray dressed as Anna Nicole Smith, though it looked more like the Duke of Valukquadroamide.
dphearson dressed as Hilary Duff riding a chicken.
dr_jekyl dressed as a lampshade.
dragonelle_fics dressed as Mariah Carey riding a camel.
dravenbellatrix dressed as the main character of "Kill Bill".
dreamplum dressed as your cousin.
dudielebasei dressed as Nora Roberts riding a turkey.
dylant dressed as Calvin Coolidge.
e_m_pink dressed as a neurotic asset.
ealgylden dressed as a turkey, and it suited them all too well.
eemilyvr1 dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Puffy Alchemist.
eiluned dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Wand of San Diego.
el_wing dressed as someone who just poked themselves in the eye.
elanor_isolda dressed as the Marquis of North Codpin.
elanorkat dressed as a skeleton.
elfflame dressed as a Casey Womack Industries employee.
eligyah dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
elistaire dressed as Patricia Heaton.
elladans_witch dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Anvil of Milwaukee.
ellapoodle dressed as a angel.
ellbee804 dressed as Barney the dinosaur, and it suited them all too well.
elspethsheir dressed as Michael Jackson.
em_ee_ell dressed as a cigar.
empress_wu dressed as a bottle of Asperlon.
empy dressed as a linebacker for the Bengals.
enora dressed as a 1970's disco child.
epistrophia dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jolly Warrior.
eponis dressed as Tom Cruise.
erastes dressed as a elephant.
erestorjunkie dressed as a quarterback for the Titans.
eruthiadwen dressed as a eagle.
esteliel dressed as the Governor of Missouri.
esteven dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ev_vy dressed as Kirsten Dunst.
eva_rosen dressed as Jimmie Carter.
evildrem dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
evilleaper dressed as Captain Kirk from "Star Trek".
experiment627 dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
eyebrowofdoom dressed as your grandfather.
fairy_armadillo didn't dress up, spoilsport.
fanaddict dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
fangirl_lizzie dressed as the Small Power Ranger.
fannore dressed as a elephant, and it suited them all too well.
fantasticmuse dressed as a queasy lizard.
faramir_boromir dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
fatale dressed as a angel.
fictionbya dressed as Elsa Benitez.
fictualities dressed as your father.
fileg dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Intelligent Giant.
finealine dressed as a bottle of Itanandrolarg.
firefly_quill dressed as a senior computer programmer.
firefrorefiddle dressed as a bottle of Swamylosar.
firiath dressed as a diplomat from Monaco.
firiel77 dressed as a vampire, and it suited them all too well.
flametree1 dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Verna.
florahart dressed as the Brady Bunch -- all of them.
follicks dressed as a Clone Trooper.
frahulettaes dressed as the Marquis of Gaintap.
franzi1981 dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Crazy Beggar.
freedomrhodes dressed as a raccoon.
freelove dressed as Rutherford B. Hayes.
french_hobbit dressed as Chekov from "Star Trek".
frickabrandis dressed as Harrison Ford.
friede dressed as a cat, though it looked more like a DPSS & Co. employee.
froda_baggins dressed as a pixie.
furor_scribiend dressed as a lampshade.
fuschia dressed as a deposit.
gallerykezza dressed as a Carter-Combs Restaurants Corporation employee.
gauriel dressed as a devil.
gblvr dressed as a fullback for the Bills.
gblvr_lite dressed as a raccoon.
gernblandston dressed as a sea tiger.
ghazalah dressed as Optimus Prime.
giddyupnow gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Scooter Libby.
girlfromsouth dressed as a diplomat from Reunion.
girlgoeshome didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
glimmer_glass dressed as the Earl of Tamellploid.
goat_song dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
goddessofwords dressed as a neighbor.
gorgidas dressed as the Cardinal of Franklinville.
gotham_syren dressed as Gwen Stefani riding a ferret.
graculus dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
greedy_dancer dressed as Mark McGwire.
green_fae dressed as Bono.
greypoker dressed as a linebacker for the Ravens.
grr_rob dressed as the love child of Martin Sheen and Julia Roberts.
guanin dressed as a Illinois Real Estate, Inc. employee, and it suited them disturbingly well.
guernica_shaw dressed as a grand witch.
guinan dressed as Saddam Hussein.
gullygilly dressed as a pixie.
hak42 dressed as a Greenville Northern-Record Newspaper employee, though it looked more like a Level 1 ranger.
half_elf_lost dressed as a character from "It Happened One Night".
hammerxsword didn't dress up, spoilsport.
hana_tenshi dressed as the Spotted Power Ranger.
hangingfire dressed as Phil Mickelson riding a buffalo.
hannahdiana dressed as the King of Burma.
happytune dressed as a exercise.
haunted_snow dressed as a cow.
headlesspuppet dressed as Optimus Prime.
heidi8 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Emperor Palpatine.
helens78 dressed as a copper beak.
helsmeta forgot to put on clothes!
herm42 dressed as a can of Mountain Dew.
hibernate dressed as Queen Elizabeth.
hiddendaze dressed as a acceptance, though it looked more like the President of Lithuania.
hiddenhibiscus dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Lillian.
hill_ dressed as Jennifer Lopez's father.
hipolyta_d dressed as the Archbishop of Flyglucohere.
history_geek dressed as Bill Clinton, though it looked more like Jennifer Lopez.
history_spork dressed as a laser printer.
hobbitdragon dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Erika.
honey_child dressed as a zombie.
honoria dressed as a New Ogankee Utilities, Inc. employee.
howlingmojo didn't dress up, spoilsport.
hurrymyway dressed as Patricia Heaton.
iandiinthesky dressed as the Marquis of South Mendenhall.
ida_pea dressed as Estella Warren.
iibnf dressed as Optimus Prime, though it looked more like Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ilysah dressed as a kicker for the Packers, and it suited them all too well.
immora dressed as a sedimentary angel.
ingrid_m dressed as a fullback for the Colts.
innusiq dressed as your sister.
insidian dressed as Rutherford B. Hayes.
ios_pillow_book dressed as a part-time information technology superintendent, though it looked more like the Scaly Power Ranger.
irishrover59 dressed as the Duke of Calpit.
istalksnape dressed as Beavis, and it suited them disturbingly well.
istima dressed as Michael Jackson.
ithilwen dressed as Cmdr. Riker from "Star Trek".
jack_aubrey dressed as a senior dead chicken waver.
jacquesmoineau dressed as a new superhero: Blood Z, and it suited them all too well.
jadzia7667 dressed as a Level 8 bard.
jalitha dressed as a safety for the Vikings.
jamestkirk dressed as the main character of "Casablanca".
janezy dressed as a Webb, Jockish & Buschmann Widgets, LLC employee.
jasminetook dressed as a repulsion.
jeanne_dark dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
jedi_penguin dressed as the Governor of Michigan.
jedirita dressed as someone who just had sex (and probably just did, too).
jen_the_crazy dressed as a convenient mummy.
jennandanica dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Midnight Bastard.
jenniferlupin dressed as Charlize Theron riding a camel.
jenwrites dressed as a pixie.
jiffy_spiffy dressed as Bill Gates.
jjtaylor dressed as Optimus Prime.
jmthane dressed as Rachael Leigh Cook.
joanne_c forgot to put on clothes!
jommy dressed as a party hand.
juleskicks dressed as the Cardinal of St. Blackburn.
julietlaw dressed as Pamela Anderson.
julifolo dressed as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.
juonetar dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
kaiwinnadami dressed as a dog.
karasu_hime dressed as the Marquis of Vermont.
katfusion dressed as Woodrow Wilson, and it suited them all too well.
katholicgrrl dressed as the King of Pakistan.
kathryne_deanna dressed as a goblin.
kay_wray dressed as the President of Indonesia, though it looked more like a raccoon.
kaytee4ever didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
kazzik dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Intellectual Pupil.
keelywolfe gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Optimus Prime.
kellyfaboo dressed as the Governor of Minnesota.
kijikun dressed as a horny goblin.
killabeez dressed as a new superhero: Ring -jack.
kimberleigh_ dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Bitter Pupil.
kirana_44 dressed as Optimus Prime.
kirby_crow dressed as Worf from "Star Trek".
kitsune dressed as a eagle.
kkcme dressed as your grandmother.
kleine_liebchen dressed as Optimus Prime.
klia dressed as Alyssa Milano.
knic26 dressed as a vampire.
kontiki dressed as a fullback for the Raiders.
krabapple dressed as something green, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
kristara63 dressed as the love child of Larry Bird and Mia Hamm.
kryptonstar18 dressed as a third baseman for the Royals.
kudra2324 dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Zsa-Zsa Bubblefanny".
kyrrdis dressed as Zachary Taylor.
lady_of_asheru dressed as an iMac.
ladybluelove dressed as the President of Benin, and it suited them all too well.
ladyjaida dressed as the Stiff Power Ranger.
ladykoori dressed as a bottle of Coravar.
ladymalen dressed as the love child of Donald Trump and Julia Roberts.
ladysorka dressed as Optimus Prime.
ladyvyola dressed as Optimus Prime.
lamath dressed as your mother.
lance_nerd dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Mage's Shield, and it suited them disturbingly well.
languiren dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Gidget Lizardshorts".
lanna515 dressed as a angel.
lannamichaels dressed as the Governor of South Dakota.
lanning dressed as Theodore Roosevelt.
lasergirl69 dressed as a new superhero: Robot Bird.
lastrega dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
lastscorpion dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
laurakaye dressed as a bottle of Toptamlog.
laurieannhaus dressed as the Eternal Power Ranger.
lavingaround dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ldybastet dressed as Anna Nicole Smith.
lee_dragon dressed as a Big Mac.
leni_jess dressed as Sir Ian McKellen.
lesadoreyl dressed as a goblin.
liars_dance dressed as something silver, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
lisaofdoom didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
littledrop dressed as a pirate.
littlemimm dressed as a senior software design department janitor.
littlereview dressed as a bottle of Penlon.
lizardspots dressed as Lindsay Davenport, though it looked more like the main character of "Amadeus".
lizblackdog dressed as a Amiga Guru Meditation Error.
ljbami dressed as the Perky Power Ranger, though it looked more like a fullback for the Chargers.
logovo1 dressed as your sister.
logovo dressed as the Teflon Power Ranger.
lohowarose dressed as a Level 13 bard, though it looked more like Grover Cleveland.
lost2mercy dressed as a bottle of Itanphex.
lotusmoppet dressed as the love child of Jay Leno and Susan Lucci.
loussi_leb_ru dressed as Optimus Prime.
lreissner102 dressed as a angel, and it suited them all too well.
luluminion dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
lunasv dressed as a elk.
luthorlover dressed as a 1970's disco child.
lvtngrl dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Druid of Will.
lysa1 dressed as a CERBGco, Ltd. employee, though it looked more like a zombie.
madame_manga dressed as a kicker for the Lions.
maddiec24 dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Cheeseball Toadtoes".
madlori dressed as a new superhero: Captain Tiger.
maggiehoneybite dressed as Peter Jackson.
magic_helmet dressed as the Governor of Alaska.
makamu didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
malefics dressed as Beavis.
mamadracula dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
manavilins dressed as a vampire.
mandrill dressed as Optimus Prime.
mareel dressed as Halle Berry.
margueritem dressed as a Level 13 wizard, though it looked more like the Lazy Power Ranger.
mariemisu gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Olga.
marprelate dressed as Kofi Annan.
masb1987 dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Thunderous Observer.
mauvemalady dressed as someone who just had sex.
me_katrine dressed as a new superhero: Animal Wave.
meanarose dressed as the Rival Power Ranger.
mecurtin dressed as the King of New Caledonia.
megthelegend dressed as a witch.
melange428 dressed as a Green Gladetech employee.
melina123 dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
melissalj dressed as Tobey Maguire's father.
melissaukgirl dressed as Anna Nicole Smith.
mellificent dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Midnight Conqueror.
memorablefancy dressed as the Viscount of Caflimus.
meneathiel dressed as a medium cloud.
meninaiscrazy dressed as a deer.
meri_oddities dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Crazy Professional.
merrilily dressed as a buffalo.
merryankee dressed as Estella Warren's aunt.
mewcubed dressed as a vampire.
miladyhawke dressed as a ghost.
milochka dressed as the love child of Tobey Maguire and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
mimbulus dressed as James Buchanan.
mimine dressed as Karl Rove.
mirabile_dictu dressed as a bottle of Kyjaflu.
miriya_b dressed as Harry Potter.
mirrormuse dressed as a average tide.
mischacat dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Erica.
misfit_girl dressed as a reversible knife.
miss_pryss dressed as the Archbishop of Acceliqua.
missgaunt dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Amazing Observer.
missizzy gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Nadja Auermann.
missparker didn't dress up, spoilsport.
mistress_kabuki dressed as Benjamin Harrison.
mistressmarilyn dressed as something rival, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
mld13 dressed as the Governor of New Jersey.
moodring54 dressed as Amanda Bynes's brother.
moonanddogstar didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
moonfruituk dressed as Bill Clinton.
moonprincessnat dressed as Chester A. Arthur.
mordelhin dressed as a help desk superintendent.
mos_self dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Zippy Picklebuns".
mrkinch dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Shrieking Leader.
muccamukk dressed as a amplitude, though it looked more like a Lynn Morrison Ranch employee.
mulberryfields dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
musesfool dressed as Kimora Lee Simmons riding a hedgehog, and it suited them all too well.
musigneus dressed as Bob Dylan, though it looked more like the Archbishop of St. Cronin.
myhappyface dressed as Michael Jackson.
mysala dressed as Bob Dylan.
nadjalee dressed as the Cardinal of La Octesa.
nasturtium dressed as the King of Poland, though it looked more like the President of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
nativemoon dressed as your brother.
ndmzero dressed as the Tasty Power Ranger.
neotoma dressed as a hooker.
nigita dressed as Yu-Gi-Oh, though it looked more like Al Pacino.
norie47 dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Stella.
noukran dressed as "Bones" McCoy from "Star Trek".
nullabona dressed as the Governor of Kansas.
nytelover dressed as Anna Kournikova.
obelix dressed as a character from "Goodfellas".
obeythebunny dressed as Conan O'Brien.
office_ennui dressed as a sword.
oh_contraire dressed as Jennifer Lopez.
onebitchficrecs dressed as Nicole Kidman.
oulangi dressed as the love child of Michael Douglas and Tonya Harding.
ozarque dressed as the White Power Ranger.
ozcmom dressed as a second baseman for the Cubs.
ozfille dressed as a pirate.
pakeha dressed as your grandfather.
pat_t dressed as a new superhero: Danger Squid.
paulamcg dressed as Hugh Grant.
peak_in_darien dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Heidi.
pegkerr dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Anvil of Light.
pekeana dressed as the Archbishop of Bussey, though it looked more like a elk.
pen_and_umbra dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Zsa-Zsa Gigglechunks".
penguingal dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Beloved Lover.
pepperjackcandy dressed as the King of Falkland Islands.
peppermint_art dressed as a ghost, though it looked more like a horned drizzle.
peregrine_ek dressed as a happy witch.
peregrinuscanus dressed as a deer.
perkypaduan gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a doctor.
permetaform dressed as the Governor of Tennessee, and it suited them disturbingly well.
persnickety_pru dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Quiet Will.
phantomas dressed as a outfielder for the Reds.
phantomberkanna dressed as a turkey.
phantomtale666 dressed as a bottle of Prevtarg.
pictishqueen dressed as a interrim paper pusher.
pipyn dressed as a skunk, and it suited them all too well.
pitchblackrose dressed as an external hard drive.
pocketrocket dressed as a cigarette.
pre_expansion dressed as a vampire.
przed dressed as Optimus Prime.
psu_jedi dressed as a rook.
pupsicle dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
quentelin dressed as Dwight Eisenhower.
quine dressed as a Level 9 fighter.
quondamquadrat dressed as Sirius Black.
ragtime_to_time dressed as something opaque, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
rakshi dressed as Jon Stewart.
raneclowd dressed as the Constant Power Ranger.
raviahmad dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
rayphile dressed as the love child of George W. Bush and Queen Elizabeth.
rectacular dressed as the King of Georgia, though it looked more like a outfielder for the Diamondbacks.
redjeweled dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Oprah Pottylips".
reposoir dressed as Jesus, though it looked more like a rubber frost.
resonant8 dressed as Jennifer Lopez.
rexluscus dressed as a chicken.
ribby dressed as a senior button pusher.
rinliel dressed as the Lord of Blue Plains.
rinsbane dressed as a Level 5 bard.
robinwest dressed as a third baseman for the Mets, though it looked more like a pizza.
rochefort dressed as Martha Stewart.
rocky_t dressed as a Tracey.ComCorporation employee.
roitelet dressed as a cigarette box.
rose_whispers didn't dress up, spoilsport.
rosedemon dressed as Rebecca Romijn's cousin.
rosemont1021 dressed as Dwight Eisenhower.
rs_scouting dressed as someone who just had sex.
ruedifference dressed as Ted Williams.
ryhasso dressed as Kurt Cobain.
rynne dressed as William Henry Harrison.
sadiethenymph dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Diane, and it suited them disturbingly well.
saimhe dressed as a evil human resources flunkie.
saintrobert didn't dress up, spoilsport.
sakurazukakami dressed as a can of pork 'n beans.
sambre dressed as a new superhero: Warrior Warrior.
samson28 dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Erratic Wizard.
sandrainthesun dressed as a character from "A Streetcar Named Desire".
sandrine dressed as the Slimy Power Ranger.
sangerin dressed as the Marquis of Darlington.
sarcasticchick dressed as Famke Janssen.
saturn92103 dressed as David Beckham riding a hedgehog.
savageseraph dressed as a conversion.
scaffold dressed as something bankrupt, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
scarlettmoon dressed as Valentino Rossi, and it suited them disturbingly well.
schemingreader dressed as Hurricane Alexander.
scribblinlenore dressed as a goblin.
seafreeair dressed as the Duke of toxbic.
seascribe dressed as something awkward, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
sebastiane dressed as a safety for the Jaguars.
seemag dressed as the Governor of Idaho.
seki_raku dressed as a compound angel.
seleneheart didn't dress up, spoilsport.
setsi dressed as Shania Twain's mother.
settiai dressed as Bono.
sex_and_tea gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Wolfgang Puck.
shadowspin dressed as Andrew Johnson.
shayenne dressed as a diplomat from Mayotte.
sheafrotherdon dressed as a character from "The Wizard of Oz".
shehasathree dressed as something frightened, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
sheldrake dressed as Ashley Judd.
shieldmaidenelf dressed as a first baseman for the Blue Jays.
shoeless_girl dressed as a kicker for the Bengals.
shortofserenity dressed as Sarah Michelle Gellar.
shota_hunter didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
shrinetolust dressed as Paris Hilton.
sienamystic dressed as Judge Judy Sheindlin riding a giraffe.
silentmorgan dressed as a doctor.
silver89kitten dressed as a Level 4 barbarian.
silverysnow dressed as James Madison.
sinisterf dressed as a pixie.
sio dressed as Hillary Clinton.
siriaeve dressed as a Ebony Moller Computers employee, though it looked more like the love child of Johnny Depp and Milla Jovovich.
siriusblackout dressed as Tom Cruise.
siriuslysnogged dressed as a surprise, and it suited them disturbingly well.
sistermarysith dressed as a eagle.
sivib dressed as Calvin Coolidge.
sizequeen dressed as a Level 2 barbarian.
skandrae dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Pauline.
skuf dressed as Shaquille O'Neal.
slytherinboyz dressed as Keri Russell riding a eagle.
snapes_nightie dressed as a skeleton.
snarkyducky dressed as Paul Harvey's aunt.
snegurochka_lee dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
soggyoptimist dressed as a new superhero: Mega- Flame.
sol_se dressed as William Henry Harrison, and it suited them disturbingly well.
sombras_azules dressed as a juice, and it suited them disturbingly well.
spacenewt dressed as the Cardinal of Black Bridge.
sparowe dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Hammer of Omaha.
spiderboots dressed as a justice.
spiritspeak dressed as Worf from "Star Trek".
squeeful dressed as the main character of "Witness for the Prosecution", and it suited them disturbingly well.
sscrewdriver dressed as something rich, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
star_raiser dressed as Will Ferrell.
starfishchick dressed as Radioactive Man.
stella_by_moor dressed as Harry Potter, and it suited them all too well.
stewardess_lotr dressed as a failure.
stexgirl2000 dressed as something surface, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
stiffleaves dressed as a Level 9 thief.
stillcaenis dressed as a bottle of Canata.
stone_princess dressed as a second baseman for the Yankees.
strawberriezgrl dressed as Halle Berry.
sugata dressed as the Earl of Flulon.
swatkat24 dressed as the Governor of Texas.
syredronning dressed as a rainbow fish.
tabiji dressed as Daisy Fuentes's grandmother, though it looked more like Thandie Newton riding a giraffe.
talathwen dressed as Warren G. Harding.
tammylee dressed as a new superhero: Power Lightning.
tarzansgirl dressed as Emeril Lagasse riding a rat.
taurean_sin dressed as the love child of Larry Bird and Martina Hingis.
telesilla dressed as Daniela Pestova.
terri_coco dressed as your sister.
thaisa dressed as a first baseman for the Angels.
the_reverand dressed as a sorry zombie.
thedivinegoat dressed as Paris Hilton, and it suited them disturbingly well.
thefourthvine dressed as Karl Rove.
thehighbrow gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Julia Roberts.
thelovehater dressed as your uncle.
themostepotente dressed as a character from "The Sixth Sense".
thepiratequeen dressed as a peanut.
thescarletwoman dressed as a bottle of Mylostretol.
thesnarryfairy dressed as a Level 3 thief.
thespacesbtween dressed as Trent Reznor.
thetinydemon dressed as a nice witch, and it suited them disturbingly well.
thetreacletart gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a ClermontCorp. employee.
thewenchywiccan dressed as the Governor of Maine.
thia dressed as Osama bin Laden.
thistlefics dressed as a Level 14 sorcerer, though it looked more like the Viscount of Kyjiqa.
thistlerose dressed as Frylock.
timberwolfoz dressed as Beavis.
timetiger forgot to put on clothes!
tinwoodsman dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Lumpy Wafflebrains".
tipgardner dressed as a bottle of Certformlog.
titagale dressed as Wesley Crusher from "Star Trek".
todayiamadaisy forgot to put on clothes!
toooldnotto dressed as Santa's Little Helper.
totallykate dressed as your father.
trekkiegrrrl dressed as a diplomat from Greenland.
trevelyan_s dressed as a second baseman for the Diamondbacks.
trexphile dressed as a new superhero: Dawn Light.
tryllian dressed as a safety for the Falcons.
tullysatre dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley, though it looked more like Chekov from "Star Trek".
twistedchick dressed as Kelly Hu.
twjudy dressed as a firefighter, and it suited them disturbingly well.
tyellas dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ubervirgin dressed as your cousin.
uisgich dressed as a priest.
unanon dressed as a Glenbeulah Bulletin Newspaper employee.
undomiel_ dressed as Sophie Marceau's cousin.
undonne dressed as something nice, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
undunoops dressed as a interrim computer programmer.
unicorn33 dressed as the Earl of St. Cheney.
untappedbeauty dressed as Bette Midler riding a eagle.
ureima dressed as a new superhero: Electra- Wasp.
valerienne dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Will Hound.
valis2 dressed as the Lord of Diazac.
vamptinkerbell gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as the Governor of New York.
vaverine dressed as a angel.
vejgeta92k dressed as a horny bark.
vejgeta9 dressed as Kurt Cobain.
venivincere dressed as a squirrel.
venusian_sage dressed as Reese Witherspoon's uncle.
venusinchains dressed as a intelligent butter.
vertigo66 dressed as a meat.
vily dressed as a Louhr-Hsieh & Company RailroadAmalgamated employee.
viola_dreamwalk dressed as the equator.
violet_quill dressed as a third baseman for the Royals.
virgofolkie dressed as the Duke of Favcyclolog, and it suited them all too well.
vissy dressed as a outfielder for the Padres.
viverra_libro dressed as a slimy resistance.
voxarcanum dressed as a 1980's yuppie child, and it suited them all too well.
voyagerina dressed as a furious ghost.
vulgarweed dressed as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
walkerminion dressed as a giraffe.
watergal dressed as Martina Hingis.
wednesdayschild dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
wee_minxy dressed as Anna Nicole Smith.
weedy_tea dressed as a witch.
weetanya dressed as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, though it looked more like a zombie.
weightymatters dressed as a foreign taste.
weiwei007 dressed as a rainbow fish.
wha_hoppened dressed as a bottle of lotion.
whitesangria dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Nicole.
whoisus dressed as the Cardinal of Humadine.
wildcardgal forgot to put on clothes!
wildreality dressed as a first baseman for the Devil Rays.
windsweptaway dressed as a carpet.
wolfma dressed as a new superhero: Dawn Enigma.
wolkendunst dressed as Space Ghost.
wyoming_knott dressed as a social pixie.
wyomingnot dressed as the Brady Bunch -- all of them, and it suited them disturbingly well.
xavantina dressed as a associate webmaster.
xochiquetzl dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Janie.
yeungmaisu dressed as Osama bin Laden.
youngest_seeker dressed as a new superhero: Bat Cat.
yukipon dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
zagara dressed as the President of Sri Lanka.
zaneetas dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Concord of the Anvil.
zasjah dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Flunky Tofusquirt".
zavoot dressed as a giraffe, though it looked more like Queen Elizabeth.
zipudding dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Fluffy Giggleshorts".

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