Tuesday, 31 October, 2000

Halloween

I've always enjoyed Halloween costume parties. Seeing the costumes that people select for themselves is sometimes revealing.  Not physically revealing (although that can be interesting at times).  We didn't attend a party this year, but the office sponsored a costume contest.  You can see mine at the left:  The Headless Man.  If that reveals anything about me, I don't know what it is.

My coworkers had some interesting costumes.  You can see the rest of them on the company's web site.

I like Halloween jokes, too.  Like, "Is it coincidence that Halloween and Election Day are just a week apart?"  One shudders to think.

My favorite, though, is this old riddle:

Q:  Why do programmers mix up Halloween and Christmas?
A:  Because DEC 25 = OCT 31

A geek joke, for sure, but a good one.