Wednesday, January 4, 2006


Originally uploaded by ChrisCope.
Here's the child bride on New Year's Eve. We went to a 1920s-themed murder-mystery party. The child bride was, appropriately, some gangster's child bride. I was one of many people suspected of killing him.

My favorite element of Rachel's costume, not pictured here, was her comedy telescoping cigarette holder. I liked it especially because the packet it came in had the Engrish admonishment: "Be always happy with practical joke."

Because I am cheap and not very inventive, I simply wore a tie and a flat cap. I made up for my lack of costume by faking an Irish accent the whole night. How an Irish accent is somehow 1920s-esque I do not know.


OldHorsetailSnake said...

Gee, Chris, your "moll" is very pretty. You would be too, if you had straight teeth (see how long my memory is?).

Thomas said...

Did the butler do it, Chris?

Anonymous said...

I think you should audioblog this 'Irish' accent and let us be the judge.

Curly said...

Elisa - Grand idea there. Cope?

Chris Cope said...

Elisa and Curly, I'm generally disinclined to acquiesce to that request, because it sets me up for failure. I could have the Best Irish Accent Ever, but inevitably someone would hear it and claim that it is the most blatantly awful impersonation ever to be recorded. I'm especially disinclined since it is not the Best Irish Accent Ever, it's just good enough to impress Americans who don't know any better. The same is true of my Glaswegian accent. However, I can offer you the Worst Welsh Accent Ever.

Anonymous said...

That Welsh accent was somewhere between 'The only gay in the village' and Apu Nahasapeemapetilon.