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Feb 5, 2009

T & A

For those of you who commented on this recent post saying, in effect, that you don't understand the Jamie Lee Curtis/Tom Atkins tryst in John Carpenter's The Fog...you know, how he's all older than her and whatnot, let's set the record straight here: HE IS TOM ATKINS. That's all the answer you'll ever need; in fact, you don't even have to finish answering the question. "But I don't get it, why is--" "BECAUSE HE IS TOM ATKINS." See how that works? If you're still unclear, then perhaps you should head over to Pretty/Scary and read this interview with the man himself. He's the site's Scary Stud of the Month for February. He uses the word "tomato" in place of the word "woman". Why? I think you know why.

See what I did there with "T & A"? I bet you thought I'd be talking about something else entirely. Man, I so fooled you!

18 comments:

Brad Nelson said...

Why is the economy so bad?

RC said...

Sorry Stacie, but Tom Akins just seems like a poor man's (or woman's) Dennis Farina to me.

Sam said...

Normally I would credit Tom Atkins' patented Mustache of Sex for his score in The Fog, but he was without its magnetic love powers in that film.

So you're right: the only explanation is HE IS TOM ATKINS.

JA said...

BECAUSE HE IS TOM ATKINS.

J. Astro said...

hehehe "T&A"...

...if I did a Tom Atkins piece, I'd call it "Atkins Diet". But I'm a dude, and that might give Mr. Atkins the wrong impression of my admiration for him.

Dr.D said...

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the2ndsuitor said...

"Tom Akins just seems like a poor man's (or woman's) Dennis Farina to me," - For shame.

Thank you, Stacie for summing it up perfectly. I guess I used too many words on the other post.

Sam said...

I don't want to be accused of comment spam, but your post made me sit down and explain to readers of my blog why I like Tom Atkins so much. It only just occurred to me today that my fanboyishness about him was without any explication, and might have been considered... odd.

Brent Schoonover said...

Shit, I lost 50 bucks thinking the female lead in My Bloody Valentine 3D was going to end up with Tom Atkins. Maybe in the unrated DVD, double or nothing! Seemed like a solid bet going in.

Christian said...

And his powers aren't just limited to The Fog. Stacey Nelkin in Halloween 3? Total tomato.

bwana said...

Not like Jamie Lee Curtis is all that anyway. What with her weird fucking genes and all. How the hell did Tony Curtis breed anyway? Atkins was settling. Shit, ,he could've had Barbi Benton or Connie Selleca,

RJ Battles said...

I've been wanting to see "The Fog" for so long now- I really like Halloween, The Thing, and Christine.

I'm thinking of having some friends over to watch it next week and I read somewhere you've got a great recipe for spooky punch- what's in it?

Craig Blamer said...

Well, I did qualify my post by saying that her character might have some thing for random older dudes.

Or maybe in her hitchhiker ethos it was just returning a... wait, not going there... um, just saying thanks for the lift.

I mean, he was no Det. Cameron in this one.

Bloody Mary said...

Arbogast and I had this discussion before somewhere on here. I found it very amusing as well as educational.

All I had to do is see ANYTHING else he's done besides The Fog and it all falls into place. Or just read the types of macho tv show appearances on IMDB. I totally get it now. I was ignorant of the manly allure that is Tom Atkins.

Does he pronounce it "tomato" or actually "ta-ma-ta"?

eroslane said...

I am with Christian.

Stacey. Nelkin. hawt

Butch R said...

Because he is Tom Atkins .... and you're not. Good enough for me.

The Igloo Keeper... said...

His head is uncannily large. I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.

GroovyDoom said...

Who would DARE question a tryst between Tom Atkins and Jamie Lee Curtis??? Who. Would. DARE??? Even Burt Reynolds would most likely go gay for him. Temporarily, at least.