Saturday, March 27, 2010

6 of Me on the Prowl

Today's Ace tale comes from the Nov. '53 issue of Baffling Mysteries #18, and begs the question: "What would YOU do with 6 deadly duplicates of yourself?" The best comment response wins a special THOIA treat. And sorry, THOIA tee shirts are SOLD OUT, but I promise this will be a damn fine prize none the less!

So let's hear it--- from all 6 of you!









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Baffling Bonus Quickie (same issue)
PLUS! Max Cheney (aka The Drunken Severed Head) interviews 9 horror bloggers, including myself, nominated in this years RONDO'S for "Best Horror Blog of 2009." And not a single one of us took this Q&A seriously.... click HERE!

22 comments:

Pappy said...

Six of me? Arrrgh. Horrors and holy Michael Keaton's Multiplicity. Maybe with six of me I could catch up on all of the reading and movie watching I'd like to do. Just because I'm retired doesn't mean I'm not busy. I could send them out to find jobs. They're not gonna sponge off me, nosirree, Bob.

Mykal said...

Karswell: I would immediately pursue six personas after six of the seven deadly sins. What a treat! One soul and life for each: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy. Each life would pursue to the fullest each venal vice. What an opportunity to experience life, albeit a sinful and wasted life, to the fullest! I would leave off Gluttony as I don't look at all attractive when fat. -- Mykal

prof. grewbeard said...

form the perfect band at last- six geniuses!...(can two of me be female?)

i vote for Mykal for best response so far, though...

bzak said...

Howdy,

GOOD LORD!!! 6 times the misery, 6 times the pain, 6 times to sign a check to the taxman on April 15! If we are all deadly, maybe set up a pay per view event in which we all battle to the death until only one is left standing to rake in the cash.

Love the artwork on this one. Is it Lou Cameron?

Brian James Riedel

prof. grewbeard said...

great story and art too, by the way!

Karswell said...

Good one Pappy!
---Karswell 1

Karswell said...

Good one Mykal!
---Karswell 2

Karswell said...

Good one Prof!
---Karswell 3

Karswell said...

Good one Brian!
---Karswell 4

Karswell said...

I kinda liked Prof second comment!
---Karswell 5

Karswell said...

I'm holding out for a female response.
---Karswell 6

Jeff Overturf said...

I'd have one of me go to market, one of me stay home, one of me to eat roast beef...no wait...

I'd finally get my rock opera based on the lives of The Three Stooges up and running. All singing/all dancing! And I could play all the roles Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe Besser and Curly Joe DeRita.

I wouldn't pay my two selves who were Joe and Curly Joe as much money though.

Anonymous said...

HAH THIS IS GREAT.........COOL STORY AND COOL CONTEST. I WOULD DO LIKE JEFF BUT REMAKE THE BRADY BUNCH WITH ME AS ALL THE KIDS. BUT IT WOULD BE A HORROR MOVIE WITH EACH OF ME DYING A HORROR BLOODY DEATH!

Mr. Cavin said...

Modesty and mixed-company forbid me to spell out exactly what I'd do with my six perfect clones. But remember: it's not gay, it's masturbation.

Loved the splash panel in this one!

todd said...

"What would YOU do with 6 deadly duplicates of yourself?"

I'd play Scrabble with them, but I don't expect that to interest anyone else.

goblin said...

Another terrific story! I can't get my eyes of that awesome splash page. You really are on a roll lately, Karswell. IMHO, Barney kind of deserved his fate because he was such a dick to poor Kurtz. I mean, Kurtz sacrifices himself to save Barney and all he says is: "Thanks, pal! You must have been a real gentleman!" What a douche!

So, what would I do with six duplicates of myself? I'd probably have them earn money for me, clean the house and just generally do all the stuff I don't feel like doing personally. Yeah, that'd be sweet.

Karswell said...

Haha, great comments so far, although if the 6 of me have to somehow agree on who wins this contest things might turn ugly here at Karswell Kastle.

I'll announce the winner on Thursday April 1st, or one of me will announce it... I may need to outsource this decision to someone who doesn't share my DNA.

Ben Evans said...

We'd wander about town doing synchronized song and dance numbers. Like all the time.

Anonymous said...

I'd start my own Justice League team and each of us would have our own unique horror superpowers (hey if we are going to be duplicates we may as well have super powers too right?)

Fantastic story!

Max the drunken severed head said...

Remind me to never join a circle Mr. Cavin is sitting in...

If there were six o' me I'd have more time for reading and blogging! Ah...

This story reminds me a little of David Gerrold's great novel THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF. Thanks for sharing it.

Karswell, I was honored to have you appear at my blog. And amused too!

Mr. Cavin said...

Max the DSH: I wouldn't feel right about drunken severed head anyway. PS: that was an excellent RONDO nominee interview post over at your blog! Thank you for making it happen (and thank you, Karswell, for participating in it).

Max the drunken severed head said...

"I wouldn't feel right about drunken severed head anyway."

LOL! Yeah, you wouldn't want an outcome (pun intended) like that of the accident in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.

Thank you for reading the Rondo interview, and I'm glad you enjoyed! Steve gave some great answers.

I hope you have seen all four Q & As with Rondo nominees!