Saturday, July 09, 2005

Video killed the headless scientist

So I was watching 40 Most Awesomely Bad Break-Up Songs Ever on VH1 (oh, come on — you know you love those 40 Most Awesomely Bad Whatever shows, because you've made all of the same vicious comments as the comics do, but you didn't get to make them on TV) when I saw something that creeped me out big-time.

Did you ever notice that Richard Page, the lead singer for Mr. Mister — you remember, the '80s pop band who recorded that ubiquitous example of sappy aural torture, "Broken Wings" — in that video looked eerily like Jeffrey Combs, the actor who played the wacked-out Frankenstein wannabe in Re-Animator?
So take
These broken wings
I'll cut a guy's head off
And bring it back to life
He'll lick you
All over with it...
Man, I'll never be able to hear that song the same old way again.

By the way, Re-Animator still holds the distinction, in my not-so-humble opinion, for having the best tagline of any film in the history of cinema marketing:
Dr. Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders... and another in a dish on his desk.
They don't write 'em like that anymore.

3 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Anonymous Tom Galloway offered these pearls of wisdom...

I suspect whoever wrote that tagline was familiar with the Robert (Psycho) Bloch quote; ""Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk." (Way too often attributed to Stephen King, who to his credit does correct the attribution whenever he can).

6:43 PM  
Blogger Lynda offered these pearls of wisdom...

Once again, I am cracked up by you!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

I will NEVER read your blog the same way again ;-)

9:38 PM  

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