Okay, I’ll admit. It never occurred to me that you could have quite so much fun with a latex horse head mask. 1400-plus user reviews on Amazon and 800-plus user photos prove me wrong. I’ve posted a few here but you really need to browse through them yourself. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time! Click on the horse head photo to go to the listing.
Some of the comments are hysterical.
I purchased this mane-ly for anonymity, but instead it was a night-mare that saddled me with un-bridled panic.
At a recent Comic Con, I donned the mask wearing my best track suit, jockeying for a simple laugh: “What do gay horses eat?” I queried, eager to bray “Heeeeeyyyy!!” Comic gold, friends, I know.
But the neigh-sayers came unglued. “No! You’re George Takei! I know that voice!”
Now, it doesn’t take a gallop poll to know what happened next. I hoofed it out of there with herds of fans riding my ass, shouting till they, too, were…horse.
I got this horse-head mask for my 51st birthday. It was the only thing I asked for, and it may be the single greatest gift I have ever received, up to and including the gift of life itself.
I work second shift, late nights, and usually get off work around 2am. I love putting the mask on when I’m stuck at red lights on the long drive home, and watching the expressions on the faces of people as they pull up next to me at the light and look over to see a horse driving a car.
I imagine that I’m responsible for any number of people quitting drinking after they spot a horse driving home who’s doing a better job of it than they’re doing. 😀
I also put this on at work sometimes and wander the warehouse sneaking up on unsuspecting coworkers. My wife and I take turns hiding it around the house, in the fridge, in closets, and of course in the bed, Godfather-style, in order to surprise each other. Screams and hilarity ensue, always.
This mask is nothing but pure silliness, which of course means that it’s one of the greatest things in the world, because it exists for no other reason but to bring a smile or a laugh.
[Disclaimer: DON’T DRIVE YOUR CAR WHILE WEARING THIS MASK! It’s a bit hard to see out of, and will restrict your peripheral vision. That said, it’s hellaciously funny to put it on at stop lights and see the looks on the faces of stunned motorists and bystanders!]
Side note: I’m thinking of getting the unicorn or zebra mask, so I can go as somebody else for Halloween, since the horse-head is my “everyday” mask. 😀 Yes, I’m having entirely too much fun with this thing.
Oh, also worth mentioning – Watching the expression on the cashier’s face when I walk into a 7-11 at 3am and ask if they have any apples, carrots, or sugarcubes is worth more than the cost of this mask. Trust me on that.