Friday, October 21, 2005

once you leave a place, people there will often talk about you in the past tense as though you were dead. sometimes, as though you are undead.

Working away here in my office on the conclusion of a paper, I got a call from three folks back in Madison. Apparently, there is going to be a Zombie March in Madison this Saturday, perhaps to protest the departure of some highly delectable brains from the city over the past year. The three Madisonians were calling to report that when one of them complained about how she wanted to go to the Zombie March but didn't know what to wear, another offered the suggestion that she could just dress in the "Jeremy costume" she had worn to karaoke once. Why dressing as me would be an appropriate approximation to zombie attire was left unexplained.

(As for what exactly what a "Jeremy costume" consists of, the woman in question wore a button-down shirt that was only partly tucked in and had one button unbuttoned. The frequency with which I actually commit either of these fashion don'ts, however, is a matter of considerable debate among the apparel scholars in Jeremy Studies nationwide. Another person's "Jeremy costume" included also a T-shirt that said "I love bacon" on one side and "Stata is my friend" on the other.)

7 comments:

sep said...

in my mind, at least, no jeremy costume is complete without an accidently-worn inside-out sweatshirt :)

dorotha said...

hey - don't forget the hot chocolate spilled on the shirt.

Teddy said...

BECAUSE! If there was anyone I wanted to be undead, in the outside chance that they died while I was still alive, it would be you. Get it?? As for the zombie thing ... I could SO not see you eating brains or anything like that ... which I hear is what zombies do. Gross.

dorotha said...

you know i don't believe in karma or anything, but if it makes you feel better, i spilled cornerstore cappucino all over myself at the farmer's market shortly after i wrote my earlier comment. RWS, who was with me at the time, said that my slovenliness mader her feel better about herself.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

It's true. I really like it when other people make a mess of themselves.

Anonymous said...

Oh, be objective. Look at the photos you posted in your (ahem) costumes. Get those outfits out and prowl the streets of Cambridge on the 31st (EEEEK).

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jeremy said...

I've only worn clothes inside-out to campus a couple times, which means my success rate is way over 99%. Why do people focus on the aberrations?