Who else plans to dress up like a sexy half-smoke?

October 30, 2013
Some of the "sexy" fast-food costumes sold at yandy.com.
Some of the “sexy” fast-food costumes sold at yandy.com.

It’s been unseasonably warm this week, at least during the day. And it looks like the weather on Halloween will get even warmer. Temperatures will peak tomorrow, according to Capital Weather Gang, with just a moderate chance of rain. All the more reason to don this season’s most popular costumes? Sexy food items. (Except for Washington Post columnist Paula Dvorak. She doesn’t think attending events as a sexy banana holds much — we’re going there — a-peel.) And neither does the commenter quoted in our first Blog Log item:

“I’m not sure these little dresses qualify as either ‘sexy’ or ‘costume.’ ” — commenter Bako13 at latimes.com responds to an article about dressing up for Halloween as “sexy food.” Yes, gone are the days of dressing up like a dowdy banana. This is 2013: Sexy banana minidresses are in. As well as sexy fast food, pictured above left. Alas, we haven’t been able to track down a sexy half-smoke costume. (What are you most ridiculous “sexy” costume ideas? Tweet us @WaPoExpress.)

“I bet the perp’s name is Peter.” — commenter WizzyLiz at dcist.com jokes about a pumpkin thief (could it have been Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater?) who recently struck a house in the Northwest D.C. neighborhood of LeDroit Park. In response, the victims posted a hand-crafted sign, shown above, on their front porch. The sign went viral Tuesday, showing up on numerous local blogs and news outlets.

“The outcome would likely have been different in the United States, where free speech rights are much broader.” — Jeff John Roberts at gigaom.com contemplates a recent court case in England where a man named Alan Davies paid about $24,000 in repercussions for retweeting a false claim that identified a British lord as a pedophile. According to Roberts, the lord is also going after about 20 more of the roughly 10,000 people who retweeted the claim.

“This is a riddle, not a logic puzzle. There can be more than one answer as there is a lot of subjectivity in the wording.” — Ryan Guinn at facebook.com argues about a Facebook trend — humor with consequences. The meme begins when a friend posts this riddle: “It’s 3 a.m., the doorbell rings, and you wake up. Unexpected visitors! It’s your parents, and they are here for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese. What is the first thing you open?” If you get it wrong, you must post a giraffe as your profile photo and repost the riddle.

 “Makes me thirsty for a Coke.” — commenter Kristine at popville.com reacts to seeing more D.C. cabs sporting the uniform color pattern adopted by the D.C. Taxicab Commission earlier this year. The pattern, red with a gray stripe on each side, is reminiscent of a Coca-Cola can. Here’s hoping those holiday polar bears make a cameo on D.C.’s cabs, as well.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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