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April 11, 2006 5:48 AM   Subscribe

Can you prove it didn't happen? Best known for his work on Plan 9 from Outer Space, the Amazing Criswell had quite a career outside of his rare appearances in film. The spit-curled, stentorian psychic had a penchant for bizarre predictions, was the source for music by Mae West, and inspired some damned interesting writing.
posted by Astro Zombie (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I would have included the obligatory Wikipedia entry, but I wrote a lot of it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:49 AM on April 11, 2006


I always wondered what happened to Plans 1-8.
posted by three blind mice at 5:55 AM on April 11, 2006


You don't know? Your stupid minds! Stupid!
posted by Astro Zombie at 5:58 AM on April 11, 2006


Thanks for the link, AZ. My new server needed a good pounding...:-)
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:04 AM on April 11, 2006


Looking at your past posts, MrBaliHai, I'm not sure we're not twins.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:07 AM on April 11, 2006


I'm not sure we're not twins.

I was an orphan, raised by bonobo apes at the Milwaukee Zoo, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

And I was hitherto unaware of the Criswell/Mae West connection, so thanks for uncovering that fascinating audio tidbit.
posted by MrBaliHai at 6:17 AM on April 11, 2006


If you're wondering where most of the people on Last.fm got their copy of "Criswell Predicts", Dr. Mysterian had it for awhile...

At least, that's where I got it. As well as my weekly predictions of the future.
posted by Katemonkey at 7:03 AM on April 11, 2006


And he predicted captcha.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:10 AM on April 11, 2006


Dr. Mysterian needs to update. I'll tell him, as, according to the Omaha Reader, I am him.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:16 AM on April 11, 2006


Oh, man. His pronouncements in "Orgy of the Dead" are peerless and priceless.

"A pussycat begs to be whipped!" (from memory)
posted by oncogenesis at 12:48 PM on April 11, 2006


His pronouncements in "Orgy of the Dead" are peerless and priceless.

"Torture! Torture! It pleasures me!!" Something along those lines, heh. Haven't seen it in years.

Criswell was a genius though. Somewhere I have the "Criswell Predicts: Your Incredible Future" CD; this FPP inspires me to go look for it.
posted by First Post at 3:16 PM on April 11, 2006


You don't know? Your stupid minds! Stupid!

Time cube?
posted by Hal Mumkin at 10:42 AM on April 12, 2006


Thats all im taking from you !

*slap*
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:56 PM on April 13, 2006


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