"Crap! I wish I hadn't seen Ricky on the sidewalk."

"You will be fine for 31 minutes. You will be dead in 32 minutes."

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Charles Addams: Drawn & Quartered (Pocket Books 50058) & Black Maria (Pocket Books 50059)
Charles Addams: Homebodies (Pocket Books 50062) & Addams & Evil (Pocket Books 50063)
I suppose a day will come when I stop buying books, but it hasn't happened yet.  

As a kid, I didn't care much for The Addams Family television show.  The Munsters was more my speed and trumped TAF in every way.  I liked Fred Gwynne better than John Astin, preferred Yvonne De Carlo to Carolyn Jones, and thought Al Lewis was funnier than Jackie Coogan.  

Once I discovered The New Yorker and fell in love with the magazine's writers and cartoonists, I developed a taste for Charles Addams' dark sense of humor.  

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