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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Here are the most recent additions to my collection of autographed 8x10's, all of which were obtained by friends who were kind enough to mule and wait on line for me (in one case for hours) since I was too broke to attend the shows in question. I've had these for months but was only able to get them scanned today, thanks to the kind graces of a friend in Prospect Heights. (My own scanner gave up the ghost months ago.)

From what was reportedly her final East Coast appearance, the one and only Elvira. (special thanks to Barney Sheehan for this one, especially because he stood on line for something like three hours to get it)

Giovanni Lombardo Radice, the infamous sadistic cokehead asshole from the timeless Italian cannibal classic MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY (1981, aka CANNIBAL FEROX). His character tortures and kills some innocent South American Indians and ends up on the receiving end from their understandably pissed-off fellow tribesmen, who memorably cut off his Johnson and eat it right in front of him. The wound is later cauterized and he escapes from his captivity to wreak machine gun-wielding havoc like some sort of castrated Rambo before getting the top of his head hacked off with a machete and having his brains eaten by eager natives. A family favorite for kids of all ages! (special thanks to Barney Sheehan for obtaining this rarity)

My man Martin Landau as the inimitable Rollin Hand from MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE. Of the many cool spies from 1960's TV, Rollin gets my vote as the coolest of all (with John Steed coming in at a close second). The part was an actor's showcase and the series just wasn't as good after he and wife Barbara Bain left. (the most special of thanks to my friend the Red Queen for snagging this for me; it's now one of the Holy Grails of my collection)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Other than to state that this should immediately be made the official James Bond theme lyrics, I'll just let this one speak for itself.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Dear Vaulties-

Sorry for the lack of new stuff, but I have a house guest in town and we've been running around all over the city, attending parties, hitting restaurants, watching bad movies on DVD and suchlike, so I've been rather occupied. Anyway, I'll be back toward the end of the week.

Oh, and HAPPY 2012! Here's to it being, as the Thing-Fish would put it, a massive improvelence upon the year that preceded it.