Sunday, April 6, 2014

MR James Blogging: Rupture-ready edition

Some say that the Riddled Amateur Dramatic Society should not accept sponsorship for product placement. Some people are asking to be pointed in the midriff by tigris with a sharp stick.
In collaboration with Throgmorton's Second-Hand Hernia Belt Emporium, RADS is proud to announce its newest production -- a dramatisation of "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You". Here is the scene where Parkins is menaced by a congeries of support garments, animated by a hostile force. Yes, in M.R. James' original story the psychic entity chooses a bedsheet to take physical form, but this is not crucial to the plot, and cartoon adaptations have even substituted a handkerchief to economise on special effects and CGI.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Hernia who?
Claire, her knee, a thing of beauty.


Yastreblyansky said...

nouvelle-vague noque-noque. *softly weeps*

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Judging from the poster, Claire's Knee would seem to be Amish pr0n.

H. Rumbold, Master Barber said...

So, support garments are made of eelskin?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

In order to humerus, I bring you:

A harpie, opposed by an ant interior crew. She ate 'em, because they were holding joints.

Sirius Lunacy said...

Move that hand up any higher and Claire's knee will drive itself straight into your groin.

Pupienus Maximus said...

I do love productions based on true stories. In my youth I was similarly afflicted by a series of tube socks.