The first American film to show a toilet being flushed on screen was Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Do you remember the movie? Surely you’ve seen it. I think just the name of the movie puts shivers up and down people’s backs today. And raise your hand my friends – how many of you shower with the bathroom door shut and locked still? You know.. just in case someone gets into your house while showering. Admit it. We don’t judge here.
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Oh dear piggy heavens – why? Can you explain this to me why? Why does some guy think it’s funny to dress up like a clown and walk the streets Chesterfield, United Kingdom in the middle of the night? Do you understand when I say this is what nightmares are made out of.. do you agree? Personally, if I went outside and saw this at 3AM, I would wake up my fellow neighbors from snorting and squealing in fright.
So my friends in the United Kingdom, lock your doors at night and don’t look out your windows. You may see this
idiot psycho clown walking down your street. Shivers to mergatroid!
Today, we have a really special tribute. Today is Friday the 13th – cue scary music! Do you know that there is only ONE Friday the 13th in the entire 2014 calendar year? That makes this day extra spooky and scary.
Do you have a fear of this day? Are you superstitious? Here in the United States it is thought that bad luck falls upon you on Friday the 13th. But did you know that in Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is a superstitious day for them and considered bad luck.
Many hotels and tall buildings even skip the 13th floor… just in case of bad luck. It’s also bad luck to have a party with 13 people… have you read Agatha Christie’s book Thirteen at Dinner?
Did you know that fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia while fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Did you know that President Franklin D. Roosevelt suffered from triskaidekaphobia? He wouldn’t travel on the 13th day of any month and don’t even think about having a party with 13 guests.
Some people even think that Friday the 13th goes back to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Supposedly they think that Eve offered Adam the forbidden fruit on a Friday and they were then cast out of Paradise.
And think about the movie marathon we are going to have tonight here at the Hotel Thompson. Not listed in any particular order but you know we are going to be watching some gory horror flicks to include: Nightmare on Elm Street, Paranormal Activity, Saw, Psycho, The Shining , It and of course Friday the 13th.
I’m off now. I’ve got to go cross my hooves. Avoid some black cats. Not look at the moon through a pane of glass and throw some salt over each shoulder. Be careful my friends 🙂
Hello my friends – Count Baconula here for Bacons Tales of Terror – on today this Friday the 13th – insert evil scary music. Today, we have a good one. An actual true story into terror. Are you ready? Do you think you can withstand the horror? Buckle up my friends, this is a good one.
Daddy, he’s a tough kind of guy. He used to play football in his younger days. You know a rough and tumble kind of guy who doesn’t freak out or get scared that easily. Us anipals at the Hotel Thompson know this about him. He’s a toughee. Well, you know sometimes it’s the little things that can bring down a big guy.
Take for instance earlier in the week. Daddy has routine that is more structured than mine – well it seems that way. He did his morning chores and then jumped in the shower like he always does. That was his first mistake – taking a shower. His second mistake – leaving the door open to the bathroom. Insert evil snorts and evil purr sounds.
Me, Hemi and Mouse Girl stood outside in the hallway. It was a secret mission that we put together. Since I’m a miniature pot bellied pig, I was too big for the mission. Mouse Girl, well she didn’t have the gusto for the mission either. But Hemi, Hemi is the Fear Factor purr thing here at the Hotel Thompson. He took the mission and ran with it.
Mouse Girl stood as a look out in the front room just in case someone came in… I know not likely to happen but still. I took the look out in the hallway. Hemi started up his ninja moves and we could hear the theme to Mission Impossible starting to play. He went left then right and slowly inched his way to the side of the tub. We could all hear daddy singing off key with not a thought or fear to the world.
Then Hemi maneuvered his little acrobatic feline body into position on the tub ledge right in between the inside shower curtain and the outside decorative curtain. I looked at Mouse Girl and she gave me the go ahead. I slowly tiptoed on my hooves into the bathroom and swatted Hemi’s tail that was hanging down for the go ahead. I then slowly edged myself back out of the bathroom.
About that time, Hemi took his extra large paws and with three swipes hit daddy in the buttocks.
When I tell you that daddy screams like a girl, I’m not lying. If he was a cat, I think he would have used eight of his lives in that single moment. In fact, I don’t think us anipals here at the Hotel Thompson have even heard mommy scream like that. I’m surprised it didn’t crack the bathroom mirror.
It’s a good thing daddy was almost finished with his shower. He could hardly walk out of the bathroom. His idea of fast was a snail’s pace because he was shaking so bad. Of course, we all acted innocently. We were all in the front room watching television like, “What up dad?”
Of course, he knew what we did. That was abundantly clear when he called mommy and told on us. The funny thing, I think I heard mommy laughing on the other end of the phone. She said we did him good – real good. I guess she was thinking we got him back for all of his jokes this week with the Christmas decorations. Snorts.
So the next time you are taking a shower, remember a couple of things.
(1) Shut the door and LOCK it;
(2) Men do scream like girls;
(3) Make sure you know where your anipals are. They watch television and movies too. 🙂
Happy Friday the 13th my friends!