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Nan in the Pan

Most people probably know this movie from the MST3K version. It was the first episode hosted by Mike Nelson, and featured a cameo at the end featuring Mary Jo Pehl as The Head (or “Jan in the Pan” as they called her).

But me, I first saw this movie on the afternoon Creature Feature when I was a kid and it scared the hell out of me. I totally empathized with Jan in the Pan. What did all that stuff sound like splooshing around in the tubes? What if her nose itched?

The Ick Factor was enhanced by a very convincing imitation severed-head-in-a-pan at the state fair the next year, done using a variation of the Pepper’s ghost illusion.

Anyhow, at first I thought it was high-larious that Nancy wouldn’t step down and the remaining Dem caucus was all, like, “oh no — we weren’t liberal enough.” But my LULs are giving way to a pervading uneasiness. They either psychotically missed the world’s most obvious message, or they heard us loud and clear and just don’t give a shit. Not good, either way.

In a two-party system, it’s dangerously bad mojo if either party gets too crazy.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 18, 2010, 9:41 pm

Any Moebius fans? (Remember him? French illustrator and storyboard artist? He did a lot of stuff in Heavy Metal). He’s got a major exhibition coming up in Paris.

Check out this Flash. And make sure you interact with it.

Comment from porknbean
Time: November 19, 2010, 12:26 am

OMG, I remember Jan in the Pan and another similar film where body parts were hanging off the wall and the head was in some kind of jar…the head belonging to a friend of the daughter of the part remover. Brrr…

Scared the bejeezus out of me.

They either psychotically missed the world’s most obvious message, or they heard us loud and clear and just don’t give a shit.

They are tyrannical little commies. They don’t give a shit. They know what is best for you and you are going to like it or else.

Comment from Dede Miller – founder Divacafe.net
Time: November 19, 2010, 2:30 am

It’s websites like these that give me the laugh I so desperately need in these times of political unbelievable moments. if you don’t laugh at them you may go crazy and shoot your TV during Dancing With The Stars.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 19, 2010, 2:57 am

No, I won’t do that, Dede. I might possibly die on the toilet trying to crap an opiate-induced bezoar, however.

Comment from JeffS
Time: November 19, 2010, 4:22 am

Oh, man, Moebius!!!! I collected the Heavy Metal series starting in 1982, even buying issues back to the beginning. When I married, I had to sell the collection (HM was not safe for children at any time), but the publication had slid downhill into almost nothing but pr0n by that time. Good artistry, but the story lines were not what they used to be. Pity, that.

Comment from JeffS
Time: November 19, 2010, 4:27 am

As for San Fran Nan and her band of professional parasites…..I think that they don’t give a shit. I’ve no doubt that Pelosi herself is batshit crazy, but she seems to be functional enough to convince a bunch of sane people to follow her into Commie Hell. If you can be sane while adhering to the Religion of Karl Marx, that is. I have my doubts.

Either way, though, Sweasel, it ain’t good. Not at all.

Comment from XBradTC
Time: November 19, 2010, 4:55 am

Well, if Nan leads the Dems of the electoral cliff again in 2012 (well, as much as she can, things are different in a Presidential election), you’ll see wide swaths of the politicians in the party taking a more centerist approach. Well, they’ll SOUND more centerist. But they’ll still be commies.

Comment from Allen
Time: November 19, 2010, 5:09 am

Yes, I remember Mobius. It still gives me the jeebie-heebies. Someone skinned a sheep and wrote “Mathematics” with my name on it, and they did a “Metallurgy” thing too. Whatevs…

At any rate, one of the questions I had to answer was, “please integrate over the surface a Mobius strip.” No worries. Then the killer, “given three different Mobius strips revolving around each other at a fixed rate what is the surface area overlap?”

Comment from Elphaba
Time: November 19, 2010, 2:31 pm

I’m pretty sure the Dems just don’t give a shit. F***ers.

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: November 22, 2010, 3:00 pm

So, I’m riding along with my gf and there’s a terrible accident. OMFG! What should I do? WHAT SHOULD I DO? I know,
I’ll hack off her head and take it home! And hook up some tubes and shit!

I always thought that there should have been a nice bed of kale for the head to rest on.


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