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The Weekend Desk Report

Weekend Desk editor Natasha Julius remains on assignment in India. Stephanie Goldberg once again fills in with her Five Dumbest Ideas of the Week.

1. Don't you just love Halloween? It's a magical time when those costumed strangers who knock at your door just might be packing heat. Or that guy who's lying in a pool of blood could be pulling your leg. It's a time to test the limits of your dog's affection while humiliating your partner at the same time. Best of all, it's a time to display stunning originality in your choice of costume.

2. It amuses us greatly that Cindy Crawford got dressed up for Halloween as Little Miss Rehab. Turns out that Crawford, too, is not adverse to shooting up.

3. Now it's time to hear from the Australia chapter of Future Serial Killers.

4. If small businesses that come up with innovative products like this and this and this one are the engines that drive our economy, no wonder we're fucked.

5. Damn it - will you sing already so this election can end? By the way, I'll be at Grant Park on Tuesday night. I'll be the one wearing the Obama button so just come up and say hi.

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Catch up with The Papers and previous Weekend Desk Reports.

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See the Division Street posts that are sweeping the nation:

* Will Trade Sex for Obama
* Working the Holiday
* Ad Wars
* West Winging It
* Da Bears

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Costumes spotted at the Beachwood Inn last night:
* Ed Grimley. C'mon! You've probably been pulling that one out for years now! If you're going to be topical, be topical!
* The St. Pauli Girl. Or Swiss Miss. Whatever.
* Drunk Pool Players. Well, we kind of came as each other. Let's put it that way.
* Bjork. See Ed Grimley.
* The Beachwood Jukebox. Looked just like the real thing! Played a Halloween CD too!
* Tamale Guy. The first one looked like the real thing, but the second one was obviously a fake.
* Mr. Peanut. We weren't sure until we spotted the monocle.
* Cowboy Sam. A satin red shirt and a black cowboy hat can go a long way.
* Bored Doorman. At first we thought it was a wax figure, but then it moved.
* Sarah Palin. A cliche before anyone got a chance to do it. But we had to admit the accent was spot-on.

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Coming soon:
* Beachwood Endorsements on Monday.
* Division Street live-blogging on Tuesday, including dispatches from the Beachwood Inn's Election Night party. Bring your voting stub thingie and get free stuff.

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The Beachwood Tip Line: Ready to lead.



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Posted on November 1, 2008


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