By: Gina Brandolino
In honor of Halloween, here’s my head in a jar! A friend, colleague, and person never to mess with at Sweetland saw the instructions for how to pull this off earlier this year in an online list of practical jokes for April Fools Day and showed it to me. We thought it was a better Halloween prank, so saved it up until now . Also, we used the photocopier instead of using a photo editor. (Side note: it’s harder than you think to get a 180 degree photocopy of your head.) Turned out pretty great, I think!
The photo above shows my quart-sized “home edition” head-in-a-jar, but to the left here is the one my friend and I put in the refrigerator at Sweetland. It’s in a bigger jar and, because of the vagaries of photocopying, this one turned out a little stranger–doesn’t it actually look like there are two of my heads crammed in there? I find that at school, it’s always good to have a few extra heads on hand.
Happy Halloween to all, but especially to my students this term, who have helped me truly get into the spirit of scary!