Post by Robert Frazer on Apr 12, 2012 23:12:10 GMT
We often use "hiding behind the sofa" to create atmosphere but I remember that when I was young (I couldn't have been more than six or seven at the time) it actually happened to me literally. I was watching an episode of The Real Ghostbusters - as I recall, the scene involved a couple of reporters meeting the Ghostbusters; Venkman dropped a ghost trap in the midst of the group, it opened, and everyone was sucked in (there was this nasty shot of one of the reporters grimacing as her hair was pulled one way) and they were either mutated into evil versions of themselves or replaced by doppelgangers. A hissing ghost-Igor surrounded by a flashing, stormy screen, honest to goodness, sent me scrambling over the back of the chair where I could hide...!
"There was once a young clerk who disagreed sharply with one of Curzon's memoranda. He thought it was Balls. But he was afraid to say so directly, so he wrote faintly in the margin, "Round Objects". To which Lord Curzon replied in a note: "Who is Mr. Round, and why does he object?" -Sir Alan Lascelles