Halloween as a Burlesque show

Posted On: Wednesday - October 31st 2018 6:28PM MST
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The always popular sexy b witch, the Catholic schoolgirl*,
and just the general slut, I guess:

American burlesque shows are a thing of the past, with a run from 1860 into the 1940's. The heyday of the skimpy or extravagant costumes on women was from the 1880's on, especially the 1930's and '40's, per the wiki article. That being all over with, what we have now is modern Halloween. I don't quite remember the above types of costumes when I was a kid going around collecting candy, but I probably wasn't paying the same kind of attention.

You will see more T&A at a Halloween party than anything short of the strip bar, and well, burlesque is out, so yeah, "trick or treat, baby." It's just a good excuse for the normally chaste, but physically hot, woman to show it off to everyone. "It's all I could gather up in a hurry, dear. I spent all the time on the children's costumes. Yeah, I had to go through the panty drawer quickly, and then it was time to go." OK, I think this stuff started with a lady named Elvira. She would introduce a movie on TV and make snarky comments about it when there would otherwise have been another commercial while wearing a sexy witch costume and talking with a voice to match. Near the end there, she didn't need to be wearing that sexy witch costume anymore, but it was fun, and I miss Elvira.

Peak Stupidity has already featured the most fun Halloween song ever, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, but his Excitable Boy would have sufficed too. Then, we featured Blue Oyster Cult's Don't fear the Reefer Reaper on post 666 (but, of course). In that case, since one CANNOT GO WRONG listening to Creedence Clearwater Revival, let's make this a Halloween tradition. The song goes very well with present times too.

As must always be the case with this band, you need to remember that it's not elevator music, so turn it up.

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight.
Well, it's bound to take your life.
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don't go around tonight.
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.
All right!

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Don't go around tonight.
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

* Why, oh, why didn't I call their bluff when my parents threatened to send me to Catholic school? Instead of the lady up top, I was worried about being placed in the classroom with these ladies (see the bottom).

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