Introducing "The Deadles": from right to left - George, Paul, Ringo, and John, celebrating their hit Hallowe'en single "Abbey Groaned".
This is likely the best photo I have of our Hallowe'en display for 2017. In past years I've taken to posing plastic skeletons in evocative ways. I figured with four skeletons, I could recreate Abbey Road with the Beatles. Our neighbours seem to be thrilled with these dioramas, and our renters at least tolerate them. Nobody under the age of thirty seems to remember The Beatles, but even though the kids don't understand they appreciate the effort.
Some kids are scum-sucking deviant motherless uncultured pea-brained visigoths, though. The neighbourhood watch security cameras caught a dozen hooligans knocking down this display and ripping the heads of the skeletons, meaning that we had to make a trip to the hardware store to get replacements. The original display had the Beatles' poses exact to the inch, the replacement version is more haphazard. Also, the Volkswagen is on the wrong side of the picture.
So Hallowe'en 2017 isn't going to be all that joyful for us, or for our neighbours up and down the street who also had their things vandalized.
As improbable as it seems to me, someday those hoodlum lunkheads will grow up, find mates and reproduce, and so will spawn neighbourhoods of their own of an ilk even stupider and more destructive, and the cycle of driving out to the hardware store to find replacement decorations will renew.
Here's a couple of my previous skeleton poses: please click here and here to see them. Also, please click here to see another JSVB version of Abbey Road.