Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ames couch, non-fainting

Forrest J Ackerman died in 2008:
John Landis recalled that "Although he was extremely ill he told me he could not die until he voted for Obama for President and he did."

Few people know why Ackerman shortened his name from James to J :
he would refer to himself from the early 1930s on as "Forrest J Ackerman" with no period after the middle initial
The truth is that he could not stand a certain combination of letters after a traumatic experience in a prototype version of an Ames Room.

Here is a demonstration of the Ames Room principle. Mrs Spat is actually the same size as Doodleberry Pumpkin-pie Fairypoo Spunsugar Detritus III, but the non-Euclidean geometry of the couch is such as to bring her much closer to the camera.


M. Bouffant said...

I found the Mystery Spot quite impressive when eight or so.

And they're still raking it in 50 yrs. on.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


vacuumslayer said...

You say it's not a fainting couch, but those cats look pretty knocked out.

BTW, I watched the Ames Room video and I am officially freaked out. At the very least, my mind is kinda blown.

mikey said...

Objects on sofa are fuzzier than they appear...

tigris said...

BTW, I watched the Ames Room video and I am officially freaked out.

No Brown Jenkins, though.

Substance McGravitas said...

You gotta keep watching the next night and the next.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No Brown Jenkins, though.

LOL, he LOLed.

I think Mrs Spat ate Brown Jenkins.