Monster Movie Motivations

What motivates a monster? What gets them out of bed (or coffin) in the morning (or at sunset)? The answers are many and varied.

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Stuff On My Desk – Vampire Bust

vampire statuette
Hellish offspring of vampire and chicken.

I have stuff, and some of it is on my desk.

Time yet again to look at another item cluttering my workspace and impeding my productivity by taking advantage of my short attention span.

Now, as campy/cool as the 1960s Batman TV series was, wouldn’t it have been even cooler if, instead of hiding the switch to open the Batcave in a bust of William Shakespeare, they had used this bad boy? Now hear me out. This guy has the same basic shape, PLUS he’s got a bat crest and vampire teeth for a little bit of foreshadowing. And are those chicken legs or perhaps Robin feet? Oh, if only.

Speaking of Robin, isn’t that the worst super hero name ever? Yeah, sidekicks in the golden age of comics always got the crappy labels. Just ask Mr. Scarlet’s sidekick Pinky the Whiz Kid. Apparently his bladder control problems were supposed to strike fear into the superstitious and cowardly lot that comprised the underworld in those days. Though, to be fair, “Mr. Scarlet” doesn’t exactly have that “Dark Knight” ring to it either. And what about Captain America’s sidekick Bucky? A teenager fighting nazis has it tough enough without his lack of orthodontia coming up every time his name is mentioned. So I guess with all the buck-toothed bed-wetting kids in the spandex brigade, Robin seems kind of bad ass by comparison.

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