What's the Worst Halloween Costume You've Ever Seen?

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. When my wife and I bought our first house, I was really excited for Halloween. But as we drifted into prime time that first year, the costumes got decidedly more half-assed. The one that stands out was a girl who showed up alone around 8:45 with the words “Skittles Candy” lazily ironed on her red shirt. She never even said trick-or-treat. To be fair, she couldn’t say anything to me, since she was talking on her cell phone. We've run a series of posts about great costumes, but what about the worst?

2. You've been put in charge of your city or state's committee to name an official state book. The book should have some connection to the region—perhaps the story is set there, or the author was born there. Which book would you nominate?

3. Finish this sentence: I'm surprisingly proficient at ____________.

4. If you could (or were forced to) go back to high school and re-take one class, which class would you choose? You'd be taught by the same teacher and the curriculum would be identical.

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