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A rising second wave of Covid-19. Rushing a Supreme Court nominee through at the 11th hour. Voter suppression. Zoom dicks. There’s a lot of scary stuff in the news lately, and I’m tempted to wrap up in blankets and mainline anxiety relievers.
It is Halloween, though, and while my tolerance for spookiness this season is pretty low, local Bay Area photographer Elliot Trifilo recently shared some snapshots of these seasonal decorations on a local front lawn that hit just right.
Among the more generic spooky Halloween tombstones are a handful of bespoke, political ones. Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, William Barr, Kellyanne “Conwoman,” and “Moscow” Mitch McConnell all make appearances. I wouldn’t go so far as to wish death on any of these people, but I’d sure sleep a lot better if we could lay to rest the horror show that is their political antics.
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Trifilo often haunts Cole Valley, and when he encountered the lawn at 45 Upper Terrace as he was cutting through Roosevelt Way on his route back downtown, he had to stop and snap a pic. He likes this shortcut, because, as he explains, “I get to scope all the weird houses like this one. It’s a very odd property — it looks like something out of an English countryside.”
As he approached and noticed the nature of the tombstones, his first thought was “I hope this is a Simpsons prediction.”
Also, that they’re missing Pence.