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Too Silly, Even For Me [Jan. 4th, 2010|01:53 pm]
Tony Grist
Ailz is watching Day of the Triffids on i-player. I can hear the screams. I am prepared to be scared by many things- ghosts, giant sharks, feral kids, bug-eyed psychopaths, smiling nazis- but I absolutely refuse to be scared by man-eating vegetables- because such things patently DO NOT EXIST.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-01-04 04:04 pm (UTC)
Hear, Hear! This sort of fare reminds me of the B-movies of the nineteen-fifties.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-01-04 05:18 pm (UTC)
And of course the book it's based on came out in the 50s. I guess there's a vein of Cold War paranoia running through it- or something like that. People swear by John Wyndham, but I know the sorts of stories he has to tell- and I'm not the least bit interested in hearing them.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2010-01-05 01:55 am (UTC)
There was a book or movie or song or something out in the 1960's called "The Eggplant (Aubergine) That Ate Chicago". How's that for silliness? I only heard about it -- it sounded too silly to pursue.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-01-05 10:38 am (UTC)
I just think of the evil, talking carrot that turned up in a sublimely silly episode of Lost in Space
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2010-01-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
I had only read one work by John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids, published here as Re-Birth. To me, that's typical John Wyndham. Of course, it isn't really. I think that you might enjoy it, if you haven't already read it. Dialog from this work was adapted for the title song for the Jefferson Airplane's album, "Crown of Creation." I almost fell out of my comfy chair when I hit those lines in the book.

"In loyalty to their kind, they cannot tolerate our minds
In loyalty to our kind, we cannot tolerate their obstruction."
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-01-05 10:39 am (UTC)
Hmmmm- prophetic!
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