It can be difficult to come up with unique Halloween disguises. If you're not feeling edgy enough to dress up like a recently deceased celebrity, or brony enough to put a substantial amount of effort into a "Fluttershy" costume, you might be tempted to resort to the easiest shortcut in this or any situation: stereotypes. But while crude appropriation of another nationality might seem like a smashing idea at first, it's actually a terrible idea and fuck you for thinking of it! Ohio University's Students Teaching about Racism in Society (S*T*A*R*S) program made posters to help people choose their costumes wisely. If you dress up like one of the costumes in the pictures the people are holding, you're a real asshole! If you dress up like one of the people holding the pictures of the costumes, you're a real asshole, too! (Unless you're of the same ethnicity as the picture-holder, in which case it's probably okay from a racism standpoint, but no one will get your obscure meta-joke so you're still a real asshole!) Anyway, Atarask invited the SA Goons to make their own posters using the "Culture, Not a Costume" template.
Hows about you, me, and five uncomfortable minutes in my basement apartment next to the dusty Christmas tree that's still up from my last visit with my estranged children.
The Upper Kitchen Cabinet Where Your Roommate Keeps His Food: You’ll 'need the footstool' to reach your roommate’s 'fine selection' of 'stale cereal,' but he'll never notice if 'only a little is missing from each box.' Feel less guilty by reminding yourself that Jeff 'acts weird around your girlfriend,' and always 'asks about her.' What a 'creep.'
This ain't your daddy's globe...! .... or is it?!
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