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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Use Your Good Judgment When Donating Lascivious Outfits to Supervisor's Costume Givewaway For Kids

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 6:30 AM

You were expecting, perhaps, 'Sexy Peanuts'? - WONDERFULWORLDOFANIMATION.COM
  • You were expecting, perhaps, 'Sexy Peanuts'?
Is there any limit to the Halloween costumes that can be rendered prurient via the placement of the word "sexy" ahead of the outfit's description? There's sexy nurse, sexy cop, sexy inmate, sexy construction worker, sexy mayor, and of course, sexy sewage treatment plant worker.  

So, be smart when it comes to donating costumes to Supervisor Carmen Chu's Halloween giveaway. "This is not burlesque," says Chu's legislative aide, Cammy Blackstone. "We've had feather boas donated -- but kids can use them however they want. We hope they use them in the best possible way."

So, shining the bald head of the overjoyed man in the front row of Gypsy Rose Lee's 3 a.m. show is out. Being simply fabulous is in.

This year marks the second costume giveaway for Chu, who helped collect more than 100 Halloween outfits last year for kids whose families either didn't have the money or the cultural understanding of what Halloween is. Blackstone says they're hoping to collect at least as many costumes this year.

By the way, for longtime locals, yes, this is the same Cammy Blackstone you remember from the radio. Also, she used to be the legislative aide for Sean Elsbernd and Michela Alioto-Pier before throwing down for Chu ("I go through supervisors like Liz Taylor went through husbands," she says. Actually, this is what happens when you go out on maternity leave twice).

This year's giveaway will be from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Safeway on 2350 Noriega Street in the Outer Sunset. And a number of the costumes have been tested by City Hall employees. You know, just to make sure they're safe and all.

"We got a big box of totally awesome, vintage, 1960s and 1970s cheerleader costumes from a woman in Southern California," notes Blackstone. Yes, people have squeezed into the cheerleader costumes. Yes, city employees have affixed the angel wings to their shoulders or tried out the "witch wig, tutu and some kind of glittery, pom-pomish thing."

Yes there may be pictures. No, she wouldn't give us any.

"It was always after 5 p.m.," says Blackstone. "It was not during taxpayer time."

Costumes are being accepted up to Oct. 24 at Chu's City Hall office (Room 260); the Taraval Police Station (2345 24th Avenue); Fire Station No. 18 (1933 32nd Ave.); and the Sunset Recreation Center (2201 Lawton). 


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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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