Friday, October 3, 2008

Run For The White House





Personally, I'd run FROM the White House as it was in flames with Bush and Cheney turned into Dudley Manlove and Tor Johnson from PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE. Hell, I suppose Condie Rice could be Vampira, with Donald Rumsfeld multi-tasking under the title of "Really Cheap Special Effects." I think if I was the guy running for president with a woman VP on the ticket and I'm not naming names, the best way to win the election is to dress up like The Jester, some guy from on old Marvel comic I discovered in the recesses of my lab. The last few years Marvel has found success with MARVEL ZOMBIES and MARVEL APES, and I'm not certain if this tells much about the future of comics, this one fellow up in Nova Scotia came up with some pretty cool variations on a theme. On a slightly more arcane note, Steve Malley sent me a link for some site where people made My Pretty Ponies into Aliens and Cthulhus and worse. The next day I read an article about a BBC America show that I intend to watch on Sunday about "reborns"--go Google that, I'll wait--called MY FAKE BABY. Plastic dolls with fake hearts and nerve endings and all the crap that made Phil Dick crazy ahead of his time. I emailed back to 'ol Malley that maybe the show should be called MY LITTLE TONY...if you like the joke or not, oh well, I'm still going to watch the thing and end up having nightmares like I did after researching the Bobo experiment.

4 comments:

HemlockMan said...

As the decades speed on, I wonder more often than not about the precognition of Philip K Dick. More visionary than any of the bunch--he even put Ted Sturgeon to shame.

Did you ever talk to Ben Adams about PK Dick? At some time, Ben's dad was Dick's minister. He has some great stories, and even a novel fragment that Dick gave them of the sequel to THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.

Remind me sometime to tell you about the waking dream I had while I was reading CASTLE. Probably the single most disturbing mind game of my life.

Charles Gramlich said...

Marvel Horsies. An idea whose time hasn't come.

Capcom said...

Ew, I saw a quick blurb on those Reborns last night in a network update. Blech. What is that all about? Must Goggle, I guess.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

H'man, yep. Phil was crazy from seeing the future shift day by day.

Charles: Check out the Subn-Mariner Horsie in the corner.

Capcom: BBC America is showing it at 8 and 11 Sunday night.