So it's Saturday night and I'm sitting around cruising the Intarweb before heading off to my 11:00 p. m. Super-Secret Support Group meeting when I run across my friend Wayne's blog entry discussing, among many other things, the new Batman movie. The take-home message was how difficult it was reconciling Heath Ledger the actor with Heath-Ledger-as-Joker:
"Seriously, if I had been in space for the last several years (not an unlikely possibility) and I saw the film (back on Earth) and was asked who played Joker, well, I'd have needed several dozen guesses, after ruling out the obvious, Ernest Borgnine, Abe Vigoda, either of the Olsen twins, Mr. Food."
Which got me to thinking:
"THERE'S an image for ya: Ernest Borgnine or Abe Vigoda playing The Joker in some Bizarro World Batman movie. Oh, I would SO love to see that! Oh, shit. Now that image is embedded in my braaaaain!"
To which Wayne responded:
"The outfits would be crotchless, front and back. Fishnets for Vigoda. Hey, Rev. Let's come up with something involving the tag phrase 'Fishnets For Vigoda.' Let's go viral."
And we should! Forget Andre the Giant, it's Abe Vigoda all the way!