Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Monkey

Although Halloween activities are not exactly my cup of tea. My loving wife had bought this plastic skeleton thinking I'd asked her for one, when I had just asked if she had one at the school where she's a nurse.

So, what to do, here we have a skeleton but we're not doing Halloween activities? It was probably my burned out mind after a long day of working, but an idea came to me near the end of the work day....rig up the skeleton in the sidecar, use my son as the "engine" to move its arm up and down as if the skeleton is waving to people as we pass by.

Some hurried preparations later, a bit of contortion by Miles and we were set:

My Halloween Monkeys

Here we go...

Miles and I wandered about my neighborhood roads, moving slowly of course, and everytime I spotted kids I circled around to present the monkey to them.  Everyone seemed to like the skeleton waving at them, most kids waved back.

The cheap construction of the skeleton though soon fell apart and I had to cut the ride short after the legs, hips and one arm came off.  The skull barely stayed home as I went home but we made it into the garage with all pieces in the sidecar.

That's all we're doing for Halloween this year, hope you like the pictures and the short video below.

7 comments:

bob skoot said...

Dom:

I think that's neat, and good for Miles for being your "engine".

It was a good idea

bob
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SonjaM said...

i am not one for Halloween but this one cracks me up.

RichardM said...

Nice idea. You have all year now to fit the controls into your sidecar to drive from there and have the skeleton be the rider.

The suggested videos were about skeleton racing down a bobsled track. I got distracted for a while...

Steve Williams said...

Dom, you're just a kid at heart. Looks like a fun way to spend Halloween.

I opted for real fear -- let Junior bark and growl at the door for all the kids who yelled, "Trick or Treat"!

PS: Tried almost a dozen times to post this -- the captcha thing drives me crazy sometimes...

Steve Williams said...

Dom, you're just a kid at heart. Looks like a fun way to spend Halloween.

I opted for real fear -- let Junior bark and growl at the door for all the kids who yelled, "Trick or Treat"!

Charlie6 said...

Bobskoot, miles is always up for something a bit different....

SonjaM, glad you liked it

Richard, now there's a thought.....there are rigs out there which are controlled from the sidecar....

Steve....I like your approach better, intimidation. As to the captcha thing, I sometimes hit the reload icon to get something more readable....

Thomas Osburn said...

That is fun stuff. I bet the kids will talk about you and Miles for a long time.