It’s Halloween: Everything is fall-flavored, the booze is mixed with candy, and we make obligatory Mean Girls references about the sensibilities of our costumes. You’re about to head out for the night when you think to yourself, “Wait, should I really be wearing this?”
No, it’s not your skimpy, slutty nurse outfit (that’s mine, thank you very much): It’s your questionably PC costume. Political scandal, natural disasters, celebrities after a glorious and messy downward spiral of heroin—these and slutty outfits make up the (pumpkin) bread and butter of Halloween.
But what’s too far? If you’re like me and really bad at making good choices always when drunk, we here at BlogDH have got you covered. In a completely scientific and rigorous process, we’ve come up with a nifty formula to determine whether your Dalai-Lama-saying-”Fuck-It“ is indeed too soon (don’t worry: it’s not).
Behold, the “Too Soon” Acceptability Equation:
Where insensitivity, cleverness, and fame are measured on a scale from 1-10, and horribleness being measured from 1-100.
Let’s give this formula a good old try. Here are some examples of calculations to help you determine where your costume falls on the social acceptability scale:
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