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Myself in a Mystery Machine Comic Foreground

Posing in a Mystery Machine Comic Foreground, whose concept was invented by Cassius Coolidge, the Dogs Playing Poker guy

Many people have accused The Haute of being a cultural wasteland. I was very much inclined to agree until I discovered one glimmer of hope. Some people in the Haute created (or at least owned) a recreation of the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo.

The story of how I obtained the below pictures is slightly engaging. The van was parked in a driveway on my way to church, so grabbed some pictures on my way there. I parked my car and stood formally dressed taking pictures in some random person’s lawn. After only about a minute though, a couple walked out of the house and gave me odd looks. They were in their 20s and dressed in goth clothing. The juxtaposition of me in my Sunday best and the others dressed in black, separated by a poor Mystery Machine reproduction pretty much summarized life in the Haute. I just mumbled how I was admiring their van and moved back towards my car to end that awkward situation.

Mystery Machine

Side view of the Mystery Machine
Rear view of the Mystery Machine
Front view of the Mystery Machine, complete with missing grill
Bobblehead Scooby-Doo on the Mystery Machine’s dashboard

Scooby-Doo Suit

And because I enjoyed Scooby-Doo as a kid, I somehow decided that buying a head-to-toe costume was a good idea. It is fun to wear on Halloween, being a spectator at races, or even during a race, although not so much for picking up ladies.

Idiot in a Scooby-Doo outfit