Friday, April 19, 2013

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Wonder what it would look like as a horror film?
Wonder no more...

When you see Rebecca Black, you've done too much crack!

Not scary enough?
Check out some real horror films set in Las Vegas here.

As you'll see, Vegas really is Bat Country!
Vampire Bat Country, that is.

Here's a few of the fanged folks found there:

Colin Farrell as Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night (2011)

Tony Todd as Sylvian in Vampire In Vegas (2009)

Alex Wilkinson as Lead Vampire Q in Vegas Vampires (2003)

Barry Atwater as Janos Skorzeny in The Night Stalker (1972)

You can even be wed by the undead in Vegas!

You have your choice of Edward Cullen...

or (if you prefer your vampires sparkle-free like me) Dracula!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Musick Monday: After.Life (2009)

I caught this on TV a few days ago. Watched it again when it replayed.
Then found it on YouTube here. Now I can't stop thinking about it!
I even thought of a theme song for each character,
so I'm going to share them with you...

Anna Taylor (Christina Ricci)
[Loving her look, ladies? I found a tutorial for it here.]

 This melancholy maiden's theme is Dead by Korn.

Paul Coleman (Justin Long)
The bereft boyfriend.
His theme is Death Letter by The White Stripes,
which you can listen to here.

Eliot Deacon (Liam Neeson)
The merry Mortician.
He wanted Anna dead so badly, he even dug her grave!
So his theme is Die, Die, My Darling by The Misfits.
I could only find Metallica's cover though, which is here.

Lastly, I'll leave you with the appropriate ending song,
Exit Music for a Film by Radiohead, which is here.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Daffy Docs

First off, hope you all had a happy Easter/Bunday!

Since today is April Fool's Day
and Saturday was Doctor's Day,
I'm going to introduce some daffy docs.

This first fellow I'm sure you all know...

Sigmund Freud

Bet you didn't know he did cocaine and
prescribed it to his patients though!
He also smoked a BOX of cigars a day.
Even after having his jaw removed
and replaced due to oral cancer.

This next doc wasn't a smoker,
just a joker...

Sir William Osler

This Canadian card published his "discovery"
of Penis Captivus, in which a couple gets, uh,
stuck. He did so under a pseudonym though,
because he had made the whole thing up!

Now in zooms the Speed Surgeon...

Robert Liston

This Scotsman was able to amputate a leg in just 150 seconds,
but occasionally took the patient's testicles with it!
Patients weren't Liston's only victims though.
His knife hand was like a twister made of hacksaws!
So just standing closely while he operated could be life-threatening.
For example, in his most infamous operation,
he cut off the fingers of his assistant (who died due to infection)
and slashed the coat of a spectator who died of fright!

With surgeons like Liston,
no wonder this one decided to do it himself...

Evan O'Neill Kane

Using only local anesthesia,
this daring doc removed his own appendix!
Then 10 years later, he fixed his own hernia!
He was also known for tattooing his initial
 "K" on patients in Morse code.

And last, but certainly not least...

Patch Adams

This doc is still clowning around, literally!
If you haven't seen the movie starring
Robin Williams as him, do so, stat!

You may see me on this list soon.
Because I passed the board exams,
Cum Laude, and earned my degree!

Yes, sadly it must reside on my fridge till I can find a frame for it.

More info on Med School In A Box here!