It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a witchy woman hanging from a tree branch? This life-size Sabrina was spotted around 42nd and Osage and–get this–is only PART of this house’s Halloween display. Check out more pics of the death-inspired decor after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »
Apparently, Philadelphia is dealing with a raccoon problem. Proposed “raccoon management” legislation, intended to protect people bothered by the masked creatures, is opposed by those who argue that the new policy is a form of animal cruelty.
Take a stand if you please, but we mainly wanted to alert the Penn student body: if you plan on dressing as a raccoon for Halloween, potential risks include trapping and relocation.
The countdown to the sluttiest (best) holiday of the year continues with a delicious Halloween treat from a ghost (spooky!) of UTB past. Check out former ed Carlin Adelson (C ’09) and her comedy troupe The Charlies battle the undead in this short featured on Funny or Die. They’re so good they managed to be funny…and die.
Halloween is almost here!
We like candy more than beer!
Reese’s, Take 5, Butterfinger;
That second sentence was a lie.
The war in Iraq may be over, but CandyBattle2k11© has just begun. Which Halloween candy makes you go ‘gimme gimme more‘? Tell us! We can’t read your minds or anything.
Boo! Hiss! Countless Luann! Did we scare you? We hope so. With fright and terror right around the corner, you’d better get used to all things spOoOoOoky! We might say that this is the one weekend of the year when you can be someone you’re not, but this is college– and Penn, specifically– and you probably do that every day anyway, so it may be more frightening to go as you are for Halloween. (“Hallowe’en,” if you insist.) SpOoOoOoky! Shriek! Eek!
Star Slinger with Shlohmo and Shigeto
Who: SPEC Jazz and Grooves
When and where: Wednesday, 8 p.m.; The Arch
Why: SPEC Jazz and Grooves is bringing in psychedelic hip-hop sampler Star Slinger along with electronic pastiche friends Shlohmo and Shigeto! A synonym for “psychadelic hip-hop sampler” or “electronic pastiche” is “the epitome of trendy,” but- hey! Tickets are $1 in advance and $5 at the door, so you’d be silly not to go.
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In today’s edition of “Which Mediterranean-Influenced Restaurant Wore It Better?”, we present Allegro on the left and Greek Lady on the right. Each dining establishment is decked out in bales of hay, pumpkins and unique interpretations of the scarecrow. Points were awarded to Allegro for aesthetics and organization, while Greek Lady dominated in scale and creativity.
Halloween is only 18 days away, so if you haven’t planned out all twelve costumes yet you’re pretty much the biggest loser on campus. Luckily, American Apparel is here to save your sorry ass with the most Penn costume anyone can think of: Ben Franklin.
It’s got everything we’re all about. Trendy while secretly being mainstream? Check. Pseudo-intellectual? Check. Thinking you’re better than everyone (wearing a traditionally slutty costume)? Check. Historical figure, notorious womanizer and subject of cult-like adoration who happened to found our university? Nailed it.
This closet-turned-costume collection can be yours for the low, low price of $168 (half the costume, like the wig, specs and shoes not included).
Perez Hilton is known to bash the world’s most attention-starved celebs but a tipster sent us this photo from the gossip king’s site, which was found in Perez’s Halloween Fan Photos Gallery. We don’t know who this person is or what they’re supposed to be but we’d recognize that statue and its surroundings anywhere. It’s just too bad Perez didn’t use his infamous Microsoft Paint to point out the potential baby bump or impending nip slip. Anyone know who this stud is?
Update: He’s wearing raw meat. We guess he’s one of the more creative Lady GaGa’s we’ve seen.
A tipster tells us that around 2 a.m. last night, one trick-or-treater who had been sipping some (spooky?) sizzurp got into a heated argument with an Allegro customer who was seated inside, and, well…this happened. Sources say that the popo and an ambulance arrived at the scene within minutes, and everything (except for the shattered window) soon returned to normal. “Normal” meaning that the drunk and hungry denizens of Allegro continued to sloppily eat their pizza.
In our first ever edition of UTB’s What Not To Wear, we take a look at the Halloween costumes that all you crazy Penn kids came up with. And what better way to do that than with a comprehensive costume report card? Read on, friends. You may even catch a drunken photo of yourself that you don’t remember us taking. Oooooh, scary.
Alcohol-inspired costumes tend to be overdone but we enjoy them nonetheless: +5
The Mexican theme may be seen as offensive to people who are actually, uh, Mexican: -10
Shot glasses strapped across the chest. Convenient and festive!: +8
Fake mustache: +100
Final score: 103
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