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William Castle has some royalties coming! 
13th-Mar-2010 02:57 am
alfred ah-ha!
I was just watching that old horror classic, Mr. Sardonicus, infamous for its typical William Castle gimmick, this one the "Punishment Poll," where the audience supposedly *votes* to continue the title character's torture at the end.

The intrepid 1880 doctor, Sir Robert Cargrave, has managed to cure the maniacal Sardonicus from his facial rictus by means of psychological shock treatment. But the facial muscles have become so relaxed at the end, the man can no longer speak or eat.

Sir Robert has become well known for his ground-breaking treatments with new-fangled "hypo-dermic needles" and poisons from South America. He uses a needle to inject Sardonicus in his cheek (but later claims he used only water, not poison).

Watching this 1961 film, it dawned on me: William Castle invented botox! His hero, Sir Robert, is not only handsome and charming, he's a damn genius!

After spending Wednesday evening watching three of Portland's well-known female news anchors up close and personal at a Newsmaker's Banquet--one with eyebrows so high you could drive a truck under 'em, another with lips that defy human anatomy--the subject of botox has been on my mind. It occurs to me that many women in show business today have started to resemble the character Sardonicus . . . the way he looks early on when he's wearing his mask.


Sir Robert, we don't know whether to thank you or curse you!

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13th-Mar-2010 11:30 am (UTC)
You are totally HYSTERICAL!!!

I love this entry. I really do.

William Castle invented botox!

I thought I'd die laughing.

Keep 'em coming... (heh)
13th-Mar-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I hear you! You look at some of these folks (guys and gals!) and I swear I just want to reach out and touch sometimes. Like do they even have feeling LEFT in the faces they can not move?

Christine Baranski - is an actress and funny, funny woman - she did a guest spot on a silly show called Psych - where she was mocking the face work.

Oh I am very surprised, this IS my surprised look ... sad look etc.. and was all the one plastic look LOL


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13th-Mar-2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
You are so clever and this made me laugh. I was doing lots better with the teeth, but today was a set back. My little granddaughter was playing with Levi and me and she was all excited so she reared back and head butted me right in my sore spot. Oh I yelled and scared both the kids. Boy does it hurt. But the good thing is it is getting better and Mary says in another month I will be done with the worse part.

I wish your move was over and you were beyond that, but in a week you will be at the new building in your great office. I know how hard you have been working and I just hope that it will be better when the move is over.

We had the main water to the park break last night and they have it fixed now, but we must boil water for the next three days before using. Always something. Have a good week-end and my cribbage tournament is tomorrow. Sue
14th-Mar-2010 11:16 am (UTC)
Hi, Sue! Sorry I missed you today. Somehow I thought your tournament was today. I managed to turn on and see the very last point of Nadal's match.

I was at the hairdresser for three hours (!!!) and then went shopping. It was a wasted day. At least I'm *very* blonde.

Sorry about your mouth. I know it will be better soon, and you'll love it. It takes a lot of patience, that's for sure.

Maybe we can talk when you're tournament is over tomorrow. Hope it goes well!
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