Perhapablog

Friday, September 12, 2008

alien thoughts continued...

okay...

"Previously on Perhapablog..."

KC went to see Alien, which scared the crap out of him, only to discover that his apartment had become infested with thousands of cockroaches while he was at the movies! Which scared him even more!

And that's one to grow on!
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POSTSCRIPT: Flash-forward several years later and I was in London for a Comic Book Convention on DC's dime. We were running around in Piccadilly Circus late one night and came across one of those Funhouse-like amusements based on the Alien movies. I told my story about that night I first saw the movie, and everybody agreed that we MUST go inside.

It was pretty lame - mostly running around a warehouse made up to look like the bowels of the Nostromo, while they flashed lights and klaxons at us, trying to make us think that something was going wrong. Once in a while, we would see a shadowy figure in the distance and finally it started chasing us. Our "guides" ran us into a large room with benches and screamed at us to sit down and strap in while they locked us inside, behind big metal doors. Something huge began pounding at the doors and walls.

And then the lights went out.

I'd been in enough of these kinds of amusements to know what was going to happen next: while the lights were out, some guy in a "Alien" suit was going to sneak into the "closed" room and scare the crap out of us.

Here's what actually happened:

Alien-Suit Guy DID secretly enter the room, but in the dark, he tripped over my big feet and fell to the floor.

So when the lights finally snapped back on, instead of seeing the scary Alien, everyone in the room was treated to the sight of me standing over the Alien sprawled on the floor, screaming over the klaxon "Hey, buddy! Are you all right?!"

I don't remember exactly what happened next, but I think that our "guides" ad-libbed a different ending for the show - one about me being the big hero and defeating the nasty Alien - and then they quickly rushed us out of the ride. My friends couldn't stop laughing and congratulating me on my "heroism."

But I couldn't help but wonder if I subconsciously tripped the guy "accidentally-on-purpose" for revenge on what happened years ago.


BTW, I still maintain that the Archie Goodwin/ Walter Simonson/ John Workman graphic novel adaptation of Alien is the best movie-to-comic adaptation ever done. It was published by Heavy Metal as a softcover GN and is sadly long out-of-print - but if you ever see one: Grab It!

--KC Carlson

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thanks, pal!
for the awesome story
AND for buying me some
to write some 'haps...!


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and again with kc's
help, here are your
"five for friday"

1. What musician played at the first ever rock concert at Shea Stadium, as well as the last ever?

2. When Charles Addams' horrible cartoon family, became the the TV show The Addams Family, Addams had to come up with names for all the family members. He came up with two for the father - Gomez and Repelli. Who made the final decision to name him Gomez?

3. who worked for a time at the five and dime, his boss was mr. mcgee?

4. what is the english translation of chupacabra?

5. arachnid aliases!
which of spider-man's foes started out with these more common names!

a. adrian toomes

b. mac gargan

c. max dillon

d. wilson fisk

e. hobie brown

f. norman osborn

g. otto octavius

h. curtis connors

i. dmetri smerdyakov

j. norton g. fester


have a great weekend!
smell ya later!
todd

9 comments:

Heywood Jablomie said...

great stuff from KC!!

here's my five-fer:

1. Dunno

2. Dunno

3. Magilla Gorilla!

4. CHOOPIE

5. finally something I really know!

a. adrian toomes-the vulture

b. mac gargan-the scorpion

c. max Dillon-electro

d. wilson fisk-the kingin

e. hobie brown-the prowler

f. norman Osborn-that goblin fella =)

g. otto octavius-doc ock

h. curtis Connors-the lizard

i. dmetri smerdyakov-the chameleon

j. norton g. fester-that loon with the meteor =)

Brian said...

Sadly, I've got very little for the 5 today.

5d - King Pin.

5e - Prowler

5f - Green Goblin

5g - Doc Ock

5h - The Lizard.

Just one week left to win that no expenses paid trip to Baltimore where the Dezago & Rousseau clans will be holding down the table this year.

(N.B. Speaking of Baltimore, turns out I won't be spending all of Saturday in the Jim Lee line hoping for a sketch as the man had to undergo a procedure on one of his eyes and will not be able to sketch this year. So, I'll be more available than I originally thought to help at the table.)

Cooper said...

1. Wasn't it the Piano Man, he of the Downeaster Alexa, Billy Joel?

2. Ummm...Don't know. John Astin?

3. Uhhh...Isn't that a Prince song...Like, "Raspberry Beret" or something?

4. When my ex-fiancee and I were discussing names for children, I would always bring up Chupacabra, 'cause I wanted to buy him a T-shirt that said, "Daddy's Little Goat Sucker."

5. Vulture, Scorpion, Electro, Kingpin, Prowler, Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, Lizard, Chameleon (and Kraven the Hunter for a while), Looter


And KC is right...That ALIEN graphic novel with the Simonson art is awesome...

J Man said...

1. Oooooh!!! Good question! Tricky tricky. I believe the correct answer is Paul McCartney who played with the Beatles the first time around and then with Billy Joel for the last one.

2. Jared Addams

3. The Almighty Purple One!

4. Goat Sucker

5. Awwww yeah! I'm gonna rock this!

a. Vulture

b. Scorpion

c. Electro

d. The KINGPIN!!!

e. Prowler

f. Green Goblin and Most Evil Man in the World

g. Dr. Squid

h. Lizard

i. dmetri WHAyakov???

j. uh...

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