I fell down a bit of a research rabbit hole the other day and ended up finding all kinds of examples of distressed dudes tied to train tracks for actual, honest-to-goodness suspense. This amused me no end, of course, and I naturally tweeted about it.
An alert reader also informed me that the brainy British quiz show QI had a short sequence on the trope and… they got it right! So, well done them!
“Not only was it originally the other way around, this railway scene never appeared in mainstream silent dramas. It only appeared in comedy spoofs.”
So, I was in a pretty good mood after my dive into nerdy topics and I celebrated by adding to my RedBubble Store. You can guess the topic. Click on an image to view its page.
Also, RedBubble is having a 25% off apparel flash sale, so if you wanted to buy something else (like, say, something from my bestselling Silent Comedy line) then this is the time.
I don’t take ads so merchandise sales, Patreon supporters and affiliate commissions all help keep the site financed.
Everything is appreciated but I know many of you are students or are otherwise on tight budgets so I also wanted to give away a freebie related one of my favorite empowered women of the silent screen. It’s a card. So you can literally carry the card and be card-carrying. Enjoy!