Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Tell-Tale Heart

I had a record-an actual LP, no less- as a child. Vincent Price reading ghost stories. Gave me nightmares, and I loved every minute of it. He's the one who introduced me to this story.






I would love to find that album now!

As an aside, a couple of weeks ago I was at the gym. Since we just signed up, we get three training sessions "free," and the guy training me was a Halloween enthusiast. We were talking about the whole Michael Jackson silliness going on when "Thriller" came on the gym's stereo system. I commented that the best thing was that Vincent Price did the voice-over work.

Blank stare.

He looked at me like I had randomly introduced a different topic.

I stared back.

"Vincent Price. You know who Vincent Price is, don't you?"

"No."

"How old are you?" He told me. I considered dropping a weight on his foot for making me feel so damn old.

Then I explained who Vincent Price was and told him to go home and do his homework. Imagine: a Halloween enthusiast who doesn't know who Vincent Price is.

If you are one of these poor unfortunates please don't tell me. I don't want to know. Just go here or here and find out, o.k.? Must I educate everyone?

Sheesh!

2 comments:

  1. thanks for the Poe/ Price vids. really cool.

    as far as the guy not knowing who Vincent Price is that's really scary. yikes!

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  2. All I can say is he must live in a cave. Even my sons know who Vincent Price is (was). Just for giggles ask him if he's heard of Alfred Hitchcock ;)

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