Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
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Halloween Costumes: Creepy Obama Masks for Sale at Target

!!Abe Sauer, our Target-shopping correspondent (of course), has found what is clearly the Halloween costume of the year. It's sort of a Mr. Microphone version of Mr. President? It's also marked "for adults only." Basically we are going to see a lot of Obamas robbing banks. (Everyone can retire their Richard Nixon masks now.) Also white people in blackface. And black people in Obamaface! Also for the tea party set this "Adults' Colonial General Costume" is mandatory. Mixing and matching is a winner.

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theGoldenAss (#4,853)

I'm confused as to why they'd include a microphone. If they were to include anything, then a teleprompter.

Sarah Palin could come with a foam finger!

KarenUhOh (#19)

The Karl Rove comes with a rubber glove.

theGoldenAss (#4,853)

Next Halloween, after the Republicans take back the House, this product will substitute a subpoena for the microphone.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

The mask originally came with a Hawaii birth certificate, but no one was buying it.

Kataphraktos (#226)

That's not a microphone, it's a pot inhaler.

City_Dater (#2,500)

Karaoke President. I guess one could wear it with the mom jeans and a polo shirt, for that "singing LOVE SHACK with Nancy Pelosi on a Democrats' weekend bonding retreat" vibe.

deepomega (#1,720)

Unfortunately the Blagojevich costume comes with props that are illegal in Middle America.

Abe Sauer (#148)

The most insulting part of this is the lowercase "mr. president."

garge (#736)

Complaint email already sent.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

don't try to tell us it's some sort of h/t to e.e. cummings.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Who's to say the copywriter isn't a cockroach? FOR SHAME, ABE.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

It's a branding thing. All the target house brands use it. Don't ask me how I know that.

Bittersweet (#765)

@keiser: +8,734 for Don Marquis reference which MADE MY DAY.

(sorry…i meant which made my day)

theGoldenAss (#4,853)

"Made in Kenya"

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

So scary. We only trust the Communist Party of China to make stuff for us.

keisertroll (#1,117)

If everyone is going around robbing banks in Obama masks, I might have to break out my Agent Pappas costume.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Utah! Two! Get me two!

Obamaskers givemoney to the banks.

KarenUhOh (#19)
Abe Sauer (#148)

Pair that mask with this
http://www.costumeshopper.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?store_code=costumes&screen=PROD&product_code=fm60290

and you have the embodiment of every slack-jawed white American voter's nightmare.

deepomega (#1,720)

Barackula!!!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Tonight at the 40watt: Barackula and the Death Panels.

(Deth?)

hman (#53)

'BARACKCESSORIES'

Art Yucko (#1,321)

& Baraccoutrement.

josefranzen (#7,891)

That's not blackface. And all of their titles for Halloween merch is in lowercase. Seriously, people: get a grip.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

Yeah, enough horsing around. Let's all get back to work.

theGoldenAss (#4,853)

I'm more offended they used Futura.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

The Helvetica circle-jerk is a little tired, so.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I've got good news, Golden: that's a derivative. Look at the ascenders and descenders, and the top-heavy "e."

theGoldenAss (#4,853)

Might it be Gotham? That would actually be pretty clever because it's the official Obama typeface.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Oh my god it is

theGoldenAss (#4,853)

Who's the typeface nerd behind this one? Someone in Lanzhou is having a good chuckle right about now.

josefranzen (#7,891)

Gotham for sure, maybe rounded (lay off the caffeine, Shakey), but it's not unique to this costume. That workhorse is being beaten into glue right before our eyes.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

I like to imagine he was quaking with rage.

Abe Sauer (#148)

Christ, we don't all have iPhones.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

To be fair, having read your reporting on their campaign donations, "Abe Sauer apoplectic in a Target" was not exactly a world-class feat of imagineering.

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