Boo Too

Why wait for Halloween to show off how San Diegans go nutso decorating all things ghoulish for October 31st? Our attention turns to seemingly innocuous street art (graffiti by any other name) scrawled on a utility box along El Cajon Blvd at 30th Street in North Park.

Perhaps, like me, “spoopy” is unfamiliar to you. Or perhaps you caught the 60-seconds of meme-fame a dozen years ago, when a single Flickr photo purloined and reposted on a Tumblr blog set off a frenzy of trick-or-treat wordplay.

Merriam-Webster defines:

Spoopy is amusing internet slang describing cute, comical, or silly versions of typically spooky subject matter such as ghosts and skeletons. Cute dog in a sheet-ghost costume? That’s spoopy!

All this brings us to the Featured Image, of course, taken on Sept. 25, 2013 using Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. Vitals: f/1.7, ISO 10, 1/210 sec, 23mm (film equivalent); 12:40 p.m. PDT.