Moby Monday – Boo Who? (Updated)

Clarence as Moby Dick, a contestant in the New Yorker "Critterati" contest
The New Yorker is marking Halloween with a “Critterati” photo contest—pix of pets such as Clarence here dressed as literary figures. The contest closed for entries yesterday, but you can still peruse all the contestants at the New Yorker site. (Don’t miss another fave, Puppy Longstocking.) Winners selected by a panel of judges will be announced October 28. Team Clarence!

UPDATE: Clarence won “Best in Cats”!

Pumpkins at Roger Williams Park Zoo, photo by Robert GuroffYou don’t have to be a pet owner to mark the holiday as it should be marked—that is, with sly references to Moby-Dick. At the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, a set of Moby-Dick themed pumpkins depicting Herman Melville and scenes from the book somehow made it into this year’s Jack-o’-Lantern Spectacular on the theme of “Fables of the Great Writers.” Other stories featured include Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, and Rumplestiltskin. Don’t they know Moby Dick was (sorta) real? The literary pumpkins are on display at the zoo through November 1.

Margaret Guroff is editor and publisher of Power Moby-Dick.

Foto Friday – Happy Halloween!

Update November 1, 2008 – This post has received quite a bit of referred traffic today. Pure and simple it was a funny photo calling out for captioning and Halloween created the opportunity.

On Weekly Leader I recently wrote a post titled Why Humor Is Important In Leadership which presents some entertaining video of the Presidential candidates poking fun at themselves and each other. What was so impressive to me was that in the middle of such negative campaigning on both sides, this event and it’s roast format, humanized both candidates. Please check it out. It’s so important to maintain humor and perspective in life yet it seems to be something that’s becoming rarer and rarer today. Thanks.

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Great to see both candidates “suspend” their campaigns today to go trick or treating together. Here’s a photo in their costumes: Obama as President and McCain as Creepy Old Guy. Happy Halloween!

McCain Monster Halloween

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