Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Too Old to Live

This is definitely not the best tale of the week, or from this issue, but as promised I’m giving you the entire Adventures into Weird Worlds #10. Stories like today's entry are sort of typical Atlas filler, but even Atlas at its most filler-iffic was still miles better than some of the other publishers of the time. This one is short and sweet, with a good crutch whackin' panel, though a slightly predictable, yet satisfying twist ending.

And don't forget to enter the Lyric Challenge!





“...there is nothing more for you and I,
I'm 93, you're sixteen,
And I think I'm goin' blind…”

Goin’ Blind by KISS


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13 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

For todays difficult lyric assignment, I think we should all break into a classic:

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall,
Ninety-nine bottles of beeer...
If one of those bottles should happen to fall,
ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall!

Ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall,
Ninety-eight bottles of beeer...


etc.

silvano said...

Nice black humour story !
As for the lyric contest , it's again Metallica ; what about Welcome Home ( sanatorium ) ?
I seem to remember it was on the third album ...
Thanks for sharing

Kitty LeClaw said...

I told you that would make you go blind eventually.

No place for hiding, baby
No place to run
You pull the trigger of my...
LOVE CANE

Anonymous said...

NOT A BAD LITTLE STORY BUT A FAR CRY FROM YESTERDAYS KRIGSTEIN SPECTACULAR.

PERFECT SONG CHOICE TOO BUT LOOKING AT THAT DEMONIC GENE SIMMONS PHOTO I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING HOW IN THE WORLD THAT'S THE SAME GUY AS THE ONE ON FAMILY JEWELS. TOO OLD INDEED!

Kitty LeClaw said...

Anonymous: The answer is simple. Makeup is a girl's (or a NYC Rock Guido's) best friend.

Tenebrous Kate said...

So Kitty, liebchen--do we get to reference the Killers TODAY? How does "When You Were Young" sit with ya?

F'reals though, I got nothin'--the lyrics game is too taxing on the Tenebrous Brain!

Patrick said...

Wow, the second I read the intro to this one, I thought of the same KISS tune as Karswell! The 93 years old line lends itself well to that. So now I gotta approach this from a different angle and forget about the whole "oldest" thing, and focus on the hate old John stirred up in Seth...
With that in mind, I think the music for this one should be from OVERKILL, and their happy tune "I HATE" from the album "The Years of Decay" the title of which also works well for this story...

"THINK I'LL HATE YOU

WHERE YOU'LL BE DEAD

I KNOW IT, I HATE YOU

SMILE TO MY FACE

KNOW TO DIE

SAYS THE PROBLEMS

ASK YOUR SELF WHY

HATE THE GAMES

HATE THE RULES

YOU'RE GONNA LOOSE

SAY I'M HOSTILE

GOTTA RELAX

BETTER GET A GRIP

HERE'S THE FACT

NOT MUCH MORE OF YOU"

I also liked Silvano's choice- Sanitarium from Metallica works well here too!

Mr. Cavin said...

Thirty-one bottles of beer on the wall,
Thirty-one bottles of beeer...
If one of those bottles should happen to fall....

Just thirty... more....

bottles....


Man, this song is getting old. The rest of you are still singing too, right? Right?

Karswell said...

>The rest of you are still singing too, right?

Ha ha... Mr C bringing it around for a second time. Too funny.

So let's see what we got today, Metallica, Overkill, beer chanties, The Killers (against the judge's order!), some pokes at The Demon, and Kitty proving that KISS should probably change their name to GUMMED. I think even without a really good precode story today we still managed to make the most of it. Judges: I hope you're keeping score! Tomorrow we have a great weirdie from Paul Cooper so those of you who know how to cheat get on it now. Everyone else, we'll see ya in the mourn.

>the lyrics game is too taxing on the Tenebrous Brain!

But tis music that bringeth us all closer together dear Kate. Look what it did for the SPKs.

Dr.Phibes said...

I went a little lighter today.

Here are selected verses from George Harrison's Wreck of the Hesperus:

I'm not the wreck of the Hesperus
Feel more like the Wall of China
Getting old as Methuselah
Feel tall as the Eiffel Tower

I'm not a power of attorney
But I can rock as good as Gibraltar
Ain't no more no spring chicken
Been plucked but I'm still kicking
But it's alright, it's alright

I'm not the wreck of the Hesperus
Feel more like Big Bill Broonzy
Getting old as my mother
But I tell you I got some company

Kitty LeClaw said...

Dr. Phibes: Ooo! Good one! I love that song!

Fred said...

That 93 year-old guy is a lot stronger than any others I know of. Most could hardly lift a crutch, much less bash someone to death with it. The most one could do at that age is give you a bump on the head!

And not much of a comeuppance... "it's my twin brother!" Not something like "Now that you're the oldest, you can know: we always sacrifice the eldest inmate to the Dark Gods!"

Tim Tylor said...

Not my most inspired choice, but...

Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead.

The Beatles