Saturday, July 16, 2005

Gobstoppers on 14th Street

Early this morning, while waiting for my photos (including the one above) to emerge from a photo booth at an East 14th Street establishment called Otto's Shrunken Head, I encountered members of Billionaires for Bush (a left-wing satirical organization) all decked out for a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" party.

I'm not hot on seeing the movie, but I have to hand it to this bunch for doing a great job at the "Rocky Horror" dress-up thing. They were easily recognizable as the characters, and the effort they put into their costumes showed—especially the one dressed as candy.

From left (all but "Veruca" using their Billionaires for Bush names): Meg A. Bucks (candy), Nelia (Veruca Salt), Cher Nothing (Violet), and Rich Mansburden (John Kerry in a spacesuit—I mean, Oompa Loompa).

In case you're wondering, I didn't have the guts to tell them I was a Communist for Kerry.