Miller Monday – IRF Halloween Costume Contest Winners

November 5, 2007 at 10:51 am 10 comments

Finally, the results of the IRF Halloween Costume Contest are in.  I have to tell you that it was a very close contest this year.  In fact, the competition was so tough that the first place victor barely edged out their opponents by a .038% Donnor Margin.  So, you can imagine.  Anyways, the fine people at Price Waterhouse Coopers have finally sent me the sealed envelopes and without further ado:

Thrid Place Winner – The Child Abductor Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

What could be more scary this Halloween then dressing up as that guy that your mother always warned you about before leaving to do some trick or treating?  This guy just totally nailed it.  From the t-shirt that makes no sense to the innocent child he is leading by the hand, this guy had the part down pat.  Freaky.  Second Place Winner – Cracked out Elton John

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Who doesn’t love Elton John?  But there was that phase in the late 70’s where even the drag queens had to take a step back and question his judgment.  This person seems to have captured the true to life essence of that all too sad period.  Hats off for the realistic eyewear as well as for that Benny and the Jets type pose. 

First Place Victor one – George Orwell’s Animal Farm w/ Yoda

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Like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Yoda and Animal Farm.  I remember reading Animal Farm in 9th grade and although I don’t remember all of the details, I know that I totally hated Soviet Totatitarianism afterwards.  Now, to make the punchline even more cutting toss in the Sage from Dagobah and you’ve got yourself a winner.  Such a profound political statement grabbed the judge’s attention and never let go.  Its as if George Orwell himself intended for Yoda to appear in his book even though he had not yet been invented.  Brilliant piece of social commentary.  The obvious winner.  

Honorable Mention
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This couple dressed up like my Aunt Mitzi and her live-in boyfriend.  Kudos for the lifelike representation, unfortunately it just hit a liitle too close for home to be considered a medal winner this time around.  As a piece of advice, slapping the judge in the face is not normally the best route to becoming an IRF Costume Contest Winner.We would like to thank all of the contestants who participated this year and want to invite you to begin thinking about what you will wear in the year to come.  You are all winners for participating.


Joe Miller


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mikel  |  November 5, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    That Yoda looks strangely similar to JL. I certainly hope nepotism didn’t play a role in that adorable child being part of the winning group.

  • 2. Jdon  |  November 5, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    I assure you that nepotism had nothing to do with it. At IRF we hold the highest standards of integrity in such matters. Each picture was evaluated on a completely independent basis and no picture was excluded due to ethnicity, race, religion, sexual preference or family relations.

  • 3. lemare  |  November 5, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    or family relations, and yet, that nice couple with dental problems were discriminated against because of poor old shacked up Aunt Mitzy?

  • 4. JL  |  November 5, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Who knew I was creating such a political statement with Yoda and his animal farm. Orwellian, indeed.

    Ironic that one of the members of the prize-winning Animal Farm team’s dad has consistently refused to dress up for Halloween since childhood.

  • 5. Jdon  |  November 5, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Maybe he never knew he could make such a huge statement with such a small costume. I’m sure next year we will see something even more overtly political from the Lee family. I dont know, maybe the whole family could dress up and reinact the Pol Pot massacre!

  • 6. Sportsattitude  |  November 5, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Some of the most shocking images ever to grace the Internet. My eyes are bleeding.

  • 7. Jana  |  November 6, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Does the Pol Pot massacre involve sweat pants? That’s all Mikel would wear growing up, even if he were, say, Mr T, or General Maindane.

  • 8. Mikel  |  November 6, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    Sweatpants are awesome. However, fortunately for all of you JL does not allow me to wear them out of the house. Sometimes I get away with it when she’s at class and I take Yoda to McDonald’s for a Deluxe Breakfast. Yoda loves hash browns and sausage. Still, they probably won’t be a part of next year’s costume which I can avoid entirely by hitting the campaign trail.

  • 9. lemare  |  November 6, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Are they sweatpants with the little ankle elastic or like Adidas Track Pants, Mikel?

  • 10. Jdon  |  November 6, 2007 at 2:04 pm

    No offense Mikel, but I would never vote for someone who gave their child McDonald’ss Sausage & Hash Browns for breakfast. That is one of those political secrets you need to keep in the closet! Kind of like having an affiar or murdering your intern.


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