July 12, 2012

At the Karloff Café...



... Boris Karloff seems strangely familiar.

(Via Michael Stipe's Tumblr, via this NYT article about Tumblr.)

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101 comments:

chickelit said...

I met Karloff's daughter once. She's disabled but is an avid horseback rider.

Ron said...

FrankenMeade?

AllieOop said...

Yes, Meade definitely.

Meade said...

My biceps are bigger. In fact, they're huger.

Jaske said...

Frank.

Meade said...

Plus, my nipples are closer together.

chickelit said...

I wonder if Jack Pierce is lurking in that photo or maybe even took it.

Beta Rube said...

Well, someone owes us bicep and nipple pics.

edutcher said...

OK, Meade or Mrs Meade?

Karloff was, in fact, a much more versatile actor than his hall mark performances suggest.

bagoh20 said...

I knew Meade was actually built from scratch to specs written on a lonely and rainy Madison night, and then fabricated from body parts collected and stored in the freezer over the years.

Nice work, Althouse, but where do put his batteries?

ALH said...

If I should die tonight in my sleep, i will be at peace...knowing that Meade's biceps are of large portion and his nipples are of appropriate spacing.

AllieOop said...

No Batteries Required. He's solar powered.

Ron said...

I'll fill in for Old Peter Lorre and Boris Meadloff and I can reenact "The Raven", featuring VinceAnn Price!

chickelit said...

bagoh20 said...
I knew Meade was actually built from scratch to specs written on a lonely and rainy Madison night, and then fabricated from body parts collected and stored in the freezer over the years.

Ah! That explains the Batman in Meade.

Ron said...

and, according to data downloaded from UW's BuckyDrone, Meade is correct about those nipple measurements as well... #LandOfTheFree?

Meade said...

Also, my body odor is much stronger.

Ann Althouse said...

Okay, feast your eyes.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Ann! Bob Dylan related link for you:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/12/ownership-bob-dylan-historic-guitar-in-dispute/

Ann Althouse said...

"Ann! Bob Dylan related link for you..."

I saw that this morning, but declined to blog it. They are promoting a TV show, and there's a phoniness to the set-up that I found unappealing.

chickelit said...

@Meade, why haven't you altered the logo on that shirt?

Meade said...

And one last thing -- I'm 30 years older.

Ann Althouse said...

Karloff is 33 in that photograph (if the white "20" I'm seeing in the corner means the photo was taken in 1920).

Meade is 58.

AllieOop said...

Woo Hoo Ann! He's wirey, but it appears there are some rock hard muscles under that shirt.

Robert said...

I guess it's the huger biceps that push the nipples closer together.

Saint Croix said...

Oh no!

Crimes inspired by 50 Shades of Grey!

I want you to spank me but "Don't sauce me!"

garage mahal said...
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Phil 3:14 said...

What a stud muffin

garage mahal said...

think he looks like cross between Meade, Joe Conason, and Billy Bob Thorton.

And to those of you that have opined that I've lost a step, blah blah blah, this post is like that north wind hitting you square in the fucking face. You hate it. You refuse to acknowledge it sometimes. But you remember it. That's okay. I still hear you!

Tim said...

Stipe's Tumblr doesn't have any naked chicks.

That I could find, anyway.

What up wit dat?

Meade said...

dramage mahal

Tim said...

I see a cross.

I wonder if he found his religion?

Tim said...

If you call 1-900-2-Insult, does Garage pick up?

Beta Rube said...

Be still my heart, I was only kidding.

Tim said...

Chicks!

In bikinis!

Forming a pyramid!

On the beach!

Whew.

AllieOop said...

St. Croix, what a waste of steak sauce. It would be no more steak for him, bye bye!

Tim said...

He missed the most iconic pyramid of all.

Pink Floyd's.

On the cover of "Dark Side of Moon."

Maybe he thought they deserved a dis?

Anyway, that light-switch is very punny.

But in light of the Penn State story today, more tragic than funny.

Tim said...

Ugh.

Naked and near naked dudes.

One penis.

Time to find another corner of the internet.

Over Stipe.

Lem said...

Althouse follows Drudge's black and white motif.. mofit.. monochrome.. monogram..
Life in Mono.

k said...

Amazing.And love.Because of course.

Saint Croix said...

He: "Stop reading that spank book!"

She: "I like spanking!"

He: "Stop reading it or I'll spank you!"

She: "Don't you dare spank me!"

He: "Spanking is evil."

She: "I love spanking!"

He: "I'll spank you!"

She: "Don't you dare."

He: "Don't you want to be spanked?"

She: "Yes!"

He: "You are sick! God, I want to spank you."

She: "You better not!"

Sex is really damn funny.

AllieOop said...

If somebody ever tried to spank me, I'd kick his ass.:)

Quaestor said...

I wonder if Jack Pierce is lurking in that photo or maybe even took it.

Almost certainly. Step by step photos of the makeup process is SOP to help ensure continuity.

BTW, color photos of the Monster reveal that the pancake was a yellowish green color. This was applied not to make Frankenstein's creation look like an alien from beyond, but to give the Monster a death-like palor, the green registering almost white on the orthochromatic stock used by Whale to shoot the film. Lots of similar tricks of color were used in B&W horror movies. The "Creature from the Black Lagoon" costume used for the underwater shots was actually bright orange.

ALH said...

Meade and Boris K
shirt off, pecs flex mightily
tread not on the nips

Lem said...

It just so happens, I need to buy a color printer.

To the Althouse portal..

The new batmovie is coming soon.

Chip Ahoy said...

Who was that hairy ape anyway?

No srsly speaking of poses

I was waiting for the next café to say.

We food stylist types prefer our images to be starkly sexual as possible without getting kicked out. The first three pics are innocent enough. So the post goes: skip, skip, skip, pow right in the face.

That's what the whole thing is about. It's not about breakfast, potatoes, bacon, or eggs, no, it's about pow in right in the kisser.

AllieOop said...

Oh yum. Drooling here. Hey Chip, if you like spicy potatoes and you are interested, I make a spicy Hungarian potato dish. I'll post the recipe if you like.

Quaestor said...

Karloff is 33 in that photograph (if the white "20" I'm seeing in the corner means the photo was taken in 1920).

I doubt the "20" indicates 1920. More likely it means "20th in a series" or something like that. William Henry Pratt (aka Karloff) was 48 when he starred in Frankenstein.

Lem said...

I don't think I could ever tire of eggs, bacon and potatoes.

Its heavenly..

That reminds me of Rice.. Condi Rice.. she once said that had she known she would have "moved heaven and earth".

I like Condi.

God, An Original A-hole said...

In your last post, Althouse, you noted that Obama quip about him using the Presidency to tell a story:

"...But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."

Read this so: War with Iran is coming, right before the election.

What better way to cement his "story" as the warrior-president, the one who killed Osama bin Laden, and distract attention from the negative story of the country's sorry economic and fiscal condition?

The Leftists will fall right into line; if you are still an Obama supporter now, you've lived through three-and-a-half years of broken promises and opportunism, and one more item is not going to change the size of the pile.

And the rest of us will be hit with this sales pitch: Are you really going to abandon our Commander-in-Chief at this critical moment for our county? For having Obama go out and Romney come in will certainly be a disruption that we shouldn't encumber ourselves with.

This is even more likely now that chatter about Condi Rice as the VP has reached DRUDGE EXCLUSIVE levels. She's the no-nonsense neo-con; the black conservative Warrior princess. But she and her team couldn't kill Osama the first time around, and they're the ones who started, and then mismanaged, all these wars in the first place.

When to launch the war for maximum domestic political impact? Let Romney have his moment in the sun with his V.P. announcement. Then... closer but not too close to Election Day... the Obama re-election campaign really gets rolling, with a whole 'lotta BANGS!

Saint Croix said...

If somebody ever tried to spank me, I'd kick his ass.:)

Oh yes, the infamous top-top brawl for supremancy! The dom-dom duel for dominance. My dog loves to play that game.

We can't go to the dog park anymore. It's like a Turkish prison movie.

Lem said...

I went to the Althouse portal.. but then I had to find the price I was comfortable with..

I wander if doing that (clicking away) severs the link back to... the 'Althouse portal'.

Just wondering.

Titus said...

FYI-details says if you are over 40 no t shirts with any type of slogans.

It should always be a monotone color in the t's and tankys for the over 40 group.

David said...

I see Meade is going Full Metal Jacket. That ought to creep out the 99%.

David said...

Althouse has embraced the black and white approach of Drudge. It's a trend!

Ruth Anne Adams said...

How about a little more Carl Dean and a little less Karloff.

bagoh20 said...

Meade looks as good as man could want to at 58, but Karloff looks a lot older than 33 there. More like late 40's.

I can never tell how old men are with their hair slicked back. In old movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s it's impossible for me to tell how old those actors were.

bagoh20 said...

"FYI-details says if you are over 40 no t shirts with any type of slogans."

How about "Do not resuscitate"?

Meade said...

Ruth Anne.

Meade said...

Thanks for giving.

Meade said...

Carl.

Ralph L said...

That's a handsome piano. Turn of the century?

Chip, how do you keep your bacon so flat?

Lem said...

So.. while I was ordering my printer, I forgot dinner was boiling away upstairs.. I was alerted by a beeping sound.. good to know that works.

So then I was thinking.. I'm not boiling any more platanos con huevos..

So where am I going?.. I had never been to the Tic Toc Dinner off Route 3.. just a few minutes from my new residence.. (my sister's really)

While there, I came across the eggs, bacon and potatoes on the menu.. Thats when Chip came in.

While waiting for the eggs, bacon and potatoes, I thought, how could I have burned my dinner? Its not like I have many preoccupations..

When, on the screen, up against the wall, came the local news that Cory Booker has been tapped by the democrats to help write the Democratic Party's Platform... and I thought he must have been cleared by his doctor.. doubling his nausea prescription... and then it occurred to me... That's how I burned dinner.

glam1931 said...

That photo of Karloff is most likely from makeup sessions for The Mummy (1932), when he would have been about 45 years old. Studios NEVER put dates (like 1920) on photos, because it would, well, date them.
Also, Karloff wasn't billed simply as "Karloff" until after the success of Frankenstein in 1931.

rcommal said...

I've enjoyed David Byrne's blog for quite a very long while, now, off and on. So, who knows? Who can tell?

rcommal said...

I mean, honestly.

chickelit said...

Hey, Ruth Anne!

chickelit said...

RIA too!

rcommal said...

That said:

rcommal said...

Full-bore interrupted in mid-comment by seeing something that has actually managed to shock me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so going to...not comment at the moment. And maybe do something else.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

R,L:
What?? Carl got yer tongue?

Pogo said...

Hi, Ruth Anne,.

Hi, Reader.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Hiya, Pogo. I like your schtick.

Pogo said...

Speak schoftly and carry a big shtick.

chickelit said...

The local San Luis Rey Mission is celebrating Christmas In July.

chickelit said...

Wrong linkage, try this one: link

Chip Ahoy said...

Ralph L, the bacon was baked. On a rack but maybe that wasn't the best thing. The package said to bake them on a tray (in their oil, I suppose) or broil. I used a rack and they were uneven in the middle. And I even turned the tray.

I tried to eat the whole thing but the intense salt made my gills slam shut. I didn't even know I had gills until they slammed shut like that. It makes me want to go swimming and try breathing underwater. Okay, now I'm just lying again. Sorry.

Quaestor said...

Ann,

I left a long comment on your photography at your Flickr page. Since posting there Flickr has informed me that you used a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX9, a good little camera that I'm sure comes in handy with its HD video capability. But you've outgrown it, frankly. This portrait is gallery quality -- no joke. Anybody with a good eye would linger to study and appreciate it. Just think what you could do with more flexible tools at hand.

rcommal said...

Hey, Ruthie. I have missed you here for years.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

R, L:
You know who loves ya, Baby.

rcommal said...

Exactly.

rcommal said...

Hey, babies. It's all about the--um, lollipops.

(When I was young kid, we--us kids--didn't call them lollipops, for the record.)

rcommal said...

Pogo and chickelit: Thanks.

rcommal said...

Dear Chip Ahoy:

It will not be news to you that I have loved your blog for years. I have even, whether you know it or not, used a few of your recipes and more of your tips.

I have also known how to meet the demands of cooking for a household since I was in middle school, having had my training therein started when I was, oh, 4 or 5 or thereabouts. (This was similar to my learning the imperatives of sewing on buttons, and ironing handkerchiefs and sheets, and doing white laundry, and picking beans, and generally being trustworthy enough to carry valuable instruments and reeds and sheet music and whatever else for whomever and all over the place.) I considered all of that to be normal on account of its every-day nature.

As I said, I have always admired your work. I have always also admired your persona, which I think I understand, in part and a bit.


Regards,

Lori

[formerly reader_iam)

rcommal said...

P.S. Plus, indeed, you have been among the most talented of all.

Paco Wové said...

"It's like a Turkish prison movie."

I was in Istanbul last year. Our guide was still P.O.'ed about Midnight Express. He thought it was all part of an Israeli conspiracy.

Robert Cook said...

I guess this makes you the (ersatz) Bride of Frankenstein.

Pogo said...

It's "Frahnk-en-steen."

gerry said...

Also, my body odor is much stronger.

When did you smell Karloff?

Meade said...

Pogo, you know, I'm a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that speech impediment.

Pogo said...

What shpeech impediment?

caplight45 said...

I simply find the pictures of Meade profoundly and deeply disturbing.

Meade said...

Why do you say "pictures of Meade"?

They look like Bob Wright to me.

Ann Althouse said...

Karl-off, Carl-on.

Meade always has his Carl on, but sometimes he gets his Karloff.

chickelit said...

caplight45 said...
I simply find the pictures of Meade profoundly and deeply disturbing.

Well they sure aren't Pictures of Lily, like Althouse used to like to pose.

leslyn said...

I went to the NYT link on David Karp and Tumblr, and discovered:

I love that guy.

If anything survives the Internet Armageddon someday, I hope it's David Karp and Tumblr.

Raleigh Sex Therapist said...

Hot! You go, Ann!

Tacitus2 said...

So tell me Victor, what did you get from the Monster?

T

Marshal said...

How about a post on the Obama Administration wiping out Bill Clinton's Welfare Reform via bureaucratic "interpretation"?

Ann Althouse said...

"I left a long comment on your photography at your Flickr page. Since posting there Flickr has informed me that you used a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-TX9, a good little camera that I'm sure comes in handy with its HD video capability. But you've outgrown it, frankly. This portrait is gallery quality -- no joke. Anybody with a good eye would linger to study and appreciate it. Just think what you could do with more flexible tools at hand."

I do have other cameras, including a Nikon SLR with a bunch of lenses. I have a better little camera too, a Panasonic, which is actually visible in my second photo there (on the tripod).

I was just being lazy.

Thanks for liking the pictures. It was mostly hit or miss and choosing the ones that came out best and tweaking them in iPhoto.

I don't know why I'm so lazy about the photography. I used to take the trouble to draw and even paint things, so I know attention to the details of the process can be valuable.

Ann Althouse said...

And thanks for the comment at the photo, Qaestor.

I do pay attention to not cutting off body parts (except when I want to, like, here, the hands). But I didn't cut the top of the head in taking the photo. I do carefully frame things. But this was a case of cropping after the fact. What happened was the top of Meade's head looked oddly pointed because of the way it extended above the top of the piano. It looked busy, so it was better to crop it at the top of the piano. I wouldn't normally do that.

Quaestor said...

Ann wrote:
I do have other cameras, including a Nikon SLR with a bunch of lenses.

SLR as in film? I used to be a film bigot, but it got too expensive. The original Nikon D1s weren't very impressive except in the ticket, but When the D50 came out the combination of affordability and high resolution made the transition to digital a no brainer. I haven't looked back.