Tuesday, March 11, 2014
This old fart has a dangerous stare
His lips part and two fangs he will bare
He's allergic to wood
So most furniture's good
Give his heart a good bang with a chair.
Bud Abbott in action! Chick Young (Abbott) fends off Dracula (Béla Lugosi) in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Charles Barton; 1948). With Lenore Aubert as Dr. Sandra Mornay. And are those the Monster's giant boots in the foreground?
Behind the Scenes, Department: After composing a limerick, I'm often stuck for a title, and call on my LimerWrecks lurkers for ideas. For this one, Norm Knott came up with a few dozen, including A HEADFUL OF CHAIR, CHAIR WEATHER FRIEND, HERE, THERE AND EVERY CHAIR and SHAVE AND A CHAIR CUT. David Cairns submitted FURNI-CHEWER, CHAIR TODAY, LEG OF HAM, WOODEN PERFORMANCE, STAKE A SEAT and IKEA DARK STRANGER. Incapable of making a Sophie's Choice, I used one of my own, the relatively uninspired "Rumble Seating."