From our Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper desk
Yesterday’s edition of the Journal included this Geoff Foster piece.
Scary Sports Costumes
Trick or Treat: Turning This Year’s Low Moments Into Halloween Highlights
Any kid can dress up as Captain America or Elsa the Snow Queen. In a year filled with some low moments in sports, here are suggestions on how to dress as your favorite sports antihero.
Among those suggestions was this classic:
Dr. Frankenstein was a sinister genius who created an unstoppable monster that was universally abhorred. So basically Bill Belichick. The New England Patriots coach is notoriously moody. In fact, the Journal conducted a study last season and counted only seven times where he was seen smiling in a news conference. [That’s actually true.] The best part is that Belichick is a way more cost-effective costume for your youngster than Frankenstein. All you really need to do is find an old gray hoodie and cut off the sleeves—and maybe add a headset for good measure. It’s a good idea to target the houses giving away raisins to make sure the smile-count doesn’t get above seven.
As SCTV’s Count Floyd used to say, Oooo . . . that’s scary, kids.
Special Bay State bonus: Tip O’Neill’s 3-D House of Representatives.
Oooo . . . that’s funny, kids. (At least we think so.)
And Count Floyd makes a great Halloween costume.