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Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin Character (gift from Hootpals), 2012

Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin (gift from Hootpals), 2012
Scrapbook: Dave as Tintin character (gift from Hootpals), 2012

Related: 

a Hootsuite community team illustration done in Hergé style. A treasure! 

Me as Tin Tin for Halloween, circa 1979, Guilford, Surrey (no one really knew who i was but whatever… musta been the glasses :))

Disguise: Bus rider (with moustache, chops and hat)

My halloween disguise – you’ll never recognize me with ‘stache, chops, cardigan & fancy new hat. Waiting for a bus (i left the house!) off to meet 藤田良子 in hot spring village of Maniwa, on the borderlands of Tottori.  Same as it ever was, same as i ever am (except slightly more chubby).

Disguise: Convict with Clown and First Nations Warrior (of sorts)

Convict, Clown and First Nations: daveo disguised
Convict, Clown and First Nations
I ventured out, moustachioed, into the wilds of Guilford complete with my inmate number for easy identification.
 
Along with brother Dan as a clown, no tears for this one, and brother Bob with some inappropriate cultural appropriation upon which I won’t comment upon further, we would rampage through Guilford Mews condos using pillowcases instead of plastic sacks to collect the trick or treat bounty. 
 
Surrey, circa 1976?
 
 

Disguise: Convict and Rockstar

Convict and Rockstar: daveo disguised
Convict and Rockstar
Oh those notorious Olson boys, always up to no good, they make the Duke boys look like saints. This time it’s Dan headed to the brig while I strike my best rockstar pose – indeed my true calling if it wasn’t those pesky musical instruments.
 
My iteration was a mix of my uncle Randy Bachman and a bit of Elvis who had died on my recent seventh birthday. Hey glasses, big hair, bellbottoms with pom-poms and platform shoes… But oh that pose! Simply says, “I know you’re looking but I don’t care – i’m just here to rock”
 
 

Portrait: Interesting Men

Hunter S Thompson: daveo disguised
Hunter S Thompson
Two bearded distinguished gentleman discussing how Ernest Hemingway is vastly overrated.
 
note: this costume was on deck a couple years ago, but life got weird for me, but in that moment of sadness, I realized I didn’t need to dress up as the most interesting man in the world as i’ve met at least a dozen people as interesting as this fictional dude.
 
 
 

Disguise: Hunter S. Thompson

“Dr.” Hunter S. Thompson as depicted, required the commitment to shaving a cul-de-sac through my lock.

The party attended was appropriately at the Police Museum (with a DJ dressed as TennWolf), where i pose in front of exhibit of seized drugs in an attempt at method acting, circa 2010(?).
 
Note: authentic media pass. in which the goodly “doctor” is still resplendent with his mane intact.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portrait: Afro Dave (the night we burned it all)

Afro Dave: daveo disguised
Afro Dave
The night we burned “it” down. In this case “it” equals a bunch of stuff related to former company OlyWa.net… long story. 
 
Note: Solo cup at Fredrickson’s house, photo by… maybe Lance or Jay or…?
 
 

Disguise: Hugh Hefner (Olympia, 2001)

I have stories which make Jimmy Buffett seem sober, Keith Richards cringe and Hugh Hefner blush… (well at least two of those are true) This is my homage to the crusty septgagrnarian and erstwhile Publisher and *cough “sexual liberator ?)”— I don’t look or read his magazine, nor say it’s name aloud, but I do admire his vast selection of smoking jackets. note: pipe, cravat/ascot, and hair/eyebrows to complete the masquerade.
 
Sidenote: this was the last time my face with cleanly shaven which I found to be rather uncomfortable.
 
Further sidenote: Kenny Trobman vastly upstaged me with his Ron Jeremy costume that year at the Eastside Club Tavern
 
Photo credit: Jen Boelts iirc
 
 

Disguise: Los Cousins Banditos

Los cousins Banditos: daveo disguised
Los cousins Banditos
Los Cousins Banditos (not officially Spanish). Cousins Keiza and Tal along with brother Bob and me, showing significant incompetence in gun-handling ability (hasn’t changed for me but possibly for others whoa re more inclined in adult times).
 
 

Momento: with Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo

Oingo Boingo: daveo disguised
with Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo
Backstage with Danny Elfman after Oingo Boingo concert in SLC Fairground auditorium (or something), 1985 with Wall of Voodoo opening. Also enjoyed pleasant conversation with Steve Bartek.
 
Misters Elfman and Bartek have continued a long collaboration making soundtrack scores and music for film and television (especially collabs with Tim Burton, Peewee Herman and for The Simpsons and many more).
 
Also note: interesting intellectual property story about use of Oingo Boingo song in Fast Times at Ridgemont High movie will add at some point. 
 
Note: Will attempt to remember to add a better copy of this photo at some point (scanned in early days at low-resolution)