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    « Halloween happiness | Main | Just sick »

    30 October 2007

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    Can't answer your question about pimps and hos (ick), but you can get princess and ladybug costumes (and equally benign designs for boys) at Target and from the Internet.

    I attribute the ultra short, tight, skin-baring costumes to global warming.

    The weather used to be noticeably colder on Halloween but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

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    Today's quotation

    • In Paris, the purest virtue is the object of the filthiest slander.

        –Honoré Balzac (1799-1850), in Scènes de la vie privée

      À Paris, la vertu la plus pure est l'objet des plus sales calomnies.

    Le petit aperçu d'Ailleurs

    • Annual Geminids meteor shower (shooting stars!) coming this weekend, if it's not too cloudy out at night.