Tuesday, October 14, 2008

She's Got Bette Davis Sockets



... and Robert Stitchum always knows how to cut up a crowd. He leaves 'em in stitches every time.


64 comments:

bill r. said...

Hey, how did you know I had a chicks-with-no-eyes fetish! That's so cool!

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Well Bill I'm kind of clairevoyant with these things.

The good thing about having pre-worked pics like these on my Flickr account is I can throw up a new post on a moment's notice.

And later of course, more vital information from Christopher Lee.

Arbogast the Somnombulist said...

Even with a face like that, Mitchum would still have more tail than a bicycle seat.

And isn't it interesting how you can't make Bette Davis any scarier?

bill r. said...

I haven't watched one of those Lee clips. Watching stuff during work is dicey (due to prying ears), and when I get home I forget. I'm sorry...I've been wanting to, and I like Lee, as do all right-thinking people. But I have no idea what the gist of these things is, and I feel so outside the loop.

Fox said...

"Robert Stitchum"?? That pun is so bad that it's tickling me to death in my cubicle right now.

The sockets really disturb me though...

carnival of arbogast said...

I have no idea what the gist of these things is

He talks about what a jerk you are! You should hear him say "Bill"... he really draws out the els.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Well, Bill, let me just say I hope you haven't looked at embers in your hearth lately or been around when a portrait fell without listening first. It's not just educational, it's possibly life-saving stuff. And, oh yeah, he talks about how much he hates you.

bill r. said...

Oh, well, they sound pretty interesting, and I guess I should...Hey! Why does Christopher Lee hate me?! I'm a nice person!

Fox said...

I just like that Bill said "...these things is". It contrasts well with Lee's bourgie diction. I'd like to see them fight in one of those UFC matches.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

The stitches do make Mitchum look more rugged and tough than he already did. Not really horrific, more like, "So I got into a fight with four guys on the set. Yeah, I got some stitches, but they're all in the hospital. Hey baby, pour me another shot."

And nothing to do with the post, but the missus and I just took some off last night to sit down to watch Carnival of Souls and here's Arbo today with his new unknowingly apropros nickname.

Herk Harvey Lives!

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Bill, apparently you were responsible for driving a stake through the heart of one of his vampire wives. I don't know if he was being literal or simply implying you broke her heart, but either way, he's pissed.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Actually Fox, Bill's subject/verb agreement is correct as "gist" is singular. The phrase "of these things" modifies the earlier subject ("gist"), but it does not compound the subjects, leaving first singular, in agreement with "is." Just so you know.

bill r. said...

Fox, I believe my grammar was correct, because "is" applies not to "these things" but to the singular "gist".

bill r. said...

What Jonathan said.

Also, yeah, I did stake one of his wives. Literally. Killed her. I'd forgotten about that.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

I do it so often (kill vampires) I forget too.

carnival of arbogast said...

the missus and I just took some off last night

That made for a very nice mental picture, to which I added a Nina Simone track for extra sexiness.

My missus and I watched Chuck.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

I think it's expected of a good host to provide nice mental images to his guests so I'm happy I could oblige.

Never watched Chuck. I'm much worse with new tv than movies because I hate commercial television (that is, I literally hate the commercials, the constant interruptions) so I can only watch them on DVD or the internet and then you feel compelled to watch the whole season in one sitting. At least I do.

Fox said...

Actually Fox, Bill's subject/verb agreement is correct as "gist" is singular. The phrase "of these things" modifies the earlier subject ("gist"), but it does not compound the subjects, leaving first singular, in agreement with "is." Just so you know.

Fox, I believe my grammar was correct, because "is" applies not to "these things" but to the singular "gist".


(oh brother...)

carnival of arbogast said...

You know what really peeves me, grammatically? The haughty and incorrect use of "I"...

"The Oscar was presented to Bill and I..."

You hear that all the time, even from people who should know better. It's as if they think saying "me" makes them sound all street.

bill r. said...

Not only that, but you didn't even deserve that Oscar, Arbo. That screenplay was all me. What did you do? Okay, so it was your idea to make the robot learn how to love, but that was a pretty minor addition, in my view.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Me are in full agreements.

Fox said...

BTW Bill... are that you in the picture of yourself on you're weblog holding the Mario Bava book?

bill r. said...

No, that am Tim Lucas.

Fox said...

Oh, because me has been picturing you in this way for the passed day. Now me need too change the photo on my wall of you.

Is you as handsome as Lapper said?

bill r. said...

Forget it, Fox, I'm not into knives.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

When did him, that are me, say Bill were handsum?

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

A cutting retort Bill.

bill r. said...

Oh, come on, now! We were doing great before! There's no need for that, Jonathan!

Fox said...

Bill-

Daspite whut Marylan had says, I is not a one of that homosexable persons.

Johnethin-

In hinesite I think mabey it wus Rick Olson that telled me that about Bill.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Bad grammar jokes means we were doing great? Uh, I guess.

Fox said...

bad grammar jokes + puns = possible best thread ever!

bill r. said...

Okay, maybe not great, but we were on our way. We were healing. Now you've split that wound wide open.

Fox said...

Bill-

You're negativaty is like a guilatine on the head of momentom that we was sculpting with are razor-sharp wits.

Marilyn Nang Nak said...

Sorry, I have been invisible, boys, but very, very busy. Yesterday, though, the hubby and I caught up on the HBO series True Blood. Not the best, but it has its moments.

I'll rematerialize when things settle down.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Okay Bill and Fox:

My wife and I watched Carnival of Souls yesterday.

Arbo and Mrs. Arbogast watched Chuck.

Marilyn and Hubby watched True Blood.

Now it is your turn. What did you watch with your spousal entities yesterday or this weekend in general?

Fox said...

My wife and I (or is it me?) watched the second season of 30 Rock on DVD.

carnival of arbogast said...

If you eliminate your wife (no, really, stick with this) from the sentence, it'll be easier to figure out.

"My wife and I watched..."
"... I watched..."

... the worst show ever.

But that's just I talking.

Fox said...

Arbo-

Is you saying that 30 Rock be the worst show ever? Because, sir, you just watched something called "Chuck"!

bill r. said...

I'm going to stick with Jonathan's "this weekend in general" option.

This weekend, my wife and I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Foot Fist Way and The Innocents.

Are we supposed to say what we thought of them?

Oh, and by myself I watched Mother of Tears.

Okay, fine, last night we watched The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and football.

Fox said...

I wish my wife wanted to be with me as much as Bill's wife does him.

carnival of arbogast said...

Chuck is better than 30 Rock.

bill r. said...

I've never been able to click with Chuck. I've seen nothing that made me hate it, but nothing that made me want to watch it again.

I do like 30 Rock, however. The quality started to wane towards the end of last season, but overall, she make-a me laugh.

But there is no network TV currently being aired that can compare to The Office or Lost.

Fox said...

I only use my TV for sports, so I don't know if this is better than that, but I agree that the second season of 30 Rock (9 episodes in, that is...) is inferior to the first.

I have no idea what Chuck is.

bill r. said...

It's a television program.

Fox said...

... thanks Bill.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Damn you watch a lot of movies Bill. I'm sending the kids to you for a weekend. It's easy. Pick up, drop off, go to grocery store for seventh time in three days, pick up again, drop off again, tell youngest, "Wow that's great" when she does something you actually just completely ignored, pick up, drop off, do laundry, clean up, do more laundry, dole out money, make meals, clean up after meals, do laundry, pick up, drop off, etc. You'll love it.

And the wife and I are going to watch The Innocents again this week as it turns out.

bill r. said...

Okay, hold on, let me write this down. Dole...out...laundry...Clean...up...meals...drop off for seven days straight...okay...and...ignore...youngest. Okay, got it.

The Innocents was very good, Mother of Tears somewhat less so.

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Yes I like The Innocents. We've both seen it before but want to watch it again. I haven't seen Mother of Tears.

bill r. said...

Don't. I have yet to see an Argento movie that I like, although I have to be honest and say that apart from a childhood viewing of Suspiria, I've only seen his more recent movies that everyone hates. I tried to get Deep Red from Netflix, but the sound/dubbing was jacked up on two different discs. So if there is a watchable DVD of that film out there, Netflix apparently doesn't know it.

carnival of arbogast said...

Mother of Tears is great. It opens on a scene of men digging near a church and one of the guys shouts "We found something!"

Wasn't that why you were digging? Or was this one of those Mafia-sponsored things where everybody collects a paycheck for not working.

So many questions.

bill r. said...

And how 'bout that final shot? Seriously, was that green-screened? And if so, for God's sake, why? And if you're going to end your movie that way, go all out, and give us a freeze frame.

bill r. said...

Re sidebar: "I've always loved to kill."

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Get that cat outta here!

bill r. said...

I can't fuck a gorilla...

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Get that cat outta here!

bill r. said...

Into the mud, scum queen!

Ardath Bey Lapper said...

Get that cat outta here!

bill r. said...

Those aren't assholes. It's pronounced azaleas.

Montresor Herringbone Lapper said...

Get that cat outta here!

bill r. said...

Hey, Jonathan, have I won any quizzes recently? If so, you could send me The Man With Two Brains as my prize. All of a sudden, I have a hankerin' for it.

Montresor Herringbone Lapper said...

Me too, ever since I put up that picture of Merv on the sidebar. Weird huh? I never thought I'd have a hankering to see The Man with Two Brains again.

bill r. said...

Why not? It's a damn funny movie. As is Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, which I saw again a couple of months ago. It runs out of steam by the end, but there are some big laughs in there.

Montresor Herringbone Lapper said...

I'm not saying it's wretched or anything, just that I saw it a few times on cable and you know, well, just never had a desire to see it again.

Until now! To the Bat-Queue Boy Wonder!

brialovesleo said...

You're corny, in the best way. I like you.