Respectful Insolence

Best Halloween costume ever?

I’d say this is definitely a contender:

ADDENDUM: Sorry, I just assumed everyone knew what these guys are. If you don’t, here are a couple of classic Sesame Street videos to demonstrate the Yip Yip Aliens in action:

Comments

  1. #1 how
    October 31, 2009

    yipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyip

    TOTALLY inspired!!!!

  2. #2 superdave
    October 31, 2009

    mahnahmanah

  3. #3 Hank
    October 31, 2009

    I don’t get it, but needless to say I approve!

  4. #4 Rob
    October 31, 2009

    Hank, I believe it’s an American pop culture reference from the Sesame Street program on their “tele-vision” devices.

  5. #5 Rob
    October 31, 2009

    Yes, here we are; the yip-yip martians. If ever we do encounter aliens, this is pretty much how it will go.

  6. #6 DLC
    October 31, 2009

    Sunny Day, Chasin the clouds away!
    Yip!

  7. #7 mekei
    October 31, 2009

    classic! yipyip says it all.

  8. #8 The Perky Skeptic
    October 31, 2009

    My personal fave is when they encounter a telephone.

    “BRRRRRRRR-ing!”

    And yes, best costume EVER!!! :D

  9. #9 Kate Bilailah
    October 31, 2009

    More proof conventional medicine practitioners are a bunch of criminals who are about money and not health.

    “Amgen sued by California and 14 other states over anemia drug
    The suit alleges that the Thousand Oaks biotech firm offered medical providers kickbacks to boost sales of Aranesp, leading to fraudulent claims for reimbursement from Medicaid and other insurers.”

    Talk your way out of that one Orac. The medicine you champion is involved in fraud and kickback.

    How can you continue to badmouth Alternative Medicine when there is undeniable proof every other week or so that your medicine is full of selfish greedy criminals whose only interest is money?

    Every other week Orac. There is a criminal or fraud story involving medical research, medical practice, or drug firms about every other week.

    How many people did the medicine you champion kill with Vioxx Orac? Or do you bother to keep count?

  10. #10 Jeff Read
    October 31, 2009

    Every other week Orac. There is a criminal or fraud story involving medical research, medical practice, or drug firms about every other week.

    How many people did the medicine you champion kill with Vioxx Orac? Or do you bother to keep count?

    Troll. Troll. Yipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyipyip…

  11. #11 Joshua White
    October 31, 2009

    Any Drawn Together fans here?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBKHXDPKpPI

    This scene is OK but note that other scenes from Drawn together might be NSFW.

  12. #12 mariane
    October 31, 2009

    Beautiful response, Jeff!! lol!

  13. #13 Pablo
    October 31, 2009

    I always thought they were saying, “YepYepYepYepYepYep…”

  14. #14 The Perky Skeptic
    October 31, 2009

    Jeff FTW!!! :D

  15. #15 Enkidu
    October 31, 2009

    LOVE those Yip Yip martians!

  16. #16 Riayn
    November 1, 2009

    Definitely deserves a place in the top 10 best Halloween costumes ever. I just love those yip-yip aliens.

  17. #17 Jackrabbit
    November 1, 2009

    This, dear Orac, made me weep with nostalgic joy. There is nothing like dragging your sorry sleep-deprived teenaged ass home from school, making a glass of chocolate milk with Nestle’s Quik (powdered, of course)and settling in to what would be the most intellectually stimulating part of your day: “Sesame Street.” Ma na ma na.

  18. #18 Interrobang
    November 1, 2009

    Thanks for that. Just the thing I needed to perk me up a bit.

  19. #19 Peapoh
    November 2, 2009

    I had nightmares about those guys when I was a kid.

  20. #20 Rogue Epidemiologist
    November 2, 2009

    The Yip-Yip aliens were my favorite part of Sesame Street. To this day, I cannot look at a bowl of oatmeal without doing an imitation of the aliens.

    +1 brazillion Intarweb pointz to the person who digs up a YouTube clip of the Yip Yips encounter with oatmeal.

    sez Kate Biliblahblah:

    “How can you continue to badmouth Alternative Medicine when there is undeniable proof every other week or so that your medicine is full of selfish greedy criminals whose only interest is money?”

    Even if there are some selfish greedy slimebags in the machine, we still have trial results that show that the drugs in use right now are mostly safe and effective. If new research shows that previous results were wrong, we stop using the drugs.

    But at the end of any day where we have to discontinue use of a drug amid thousands of other effective therapies, your alternative therapies will still be as ineffective as they have always been.

    Just because we have a few rotten apples (who will be rooted out and brought into the harsh light of day), doesn’t make you right, nor does it make your therpaies effective or safe to use.

  21. #21 Lucario
    November 4, 2009

    OMG! I loved Sesame Street when I was a wee lass. My favorite character was Cookie Monster, but the Yip Yip Aliens had to be a close second.

    My, how times have changed. I used to go crazy whan Cookie Monster sang “C is For Cookie”; nowadays, he sings about how cookies are a “sometimes food”.

    Thanks, Orac, for bringing back some very fond chilhood memories!

  22. #22 Rae
    November 4, 2009

    @Rogue Epidemiologist: Here’s the Yip-Yip martians + oatmeal clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te70C_4getQ&feature=related

  23. #23 Rogue Epidemiologist
    November 4, 2009

    @Rae
    w00t! +1 brazillion Intarweb pointz for you! Thanks :)