Mad scientist humorist!

Willy Wonka Mad Scientist VII
Aesthetics of The Fly I

After having a look at Hugo Araújo’s artwork,  a wise old friend provided an amazing quote from the great American humorist S.J. Perelman:

Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not who writes the nation’s laws.

And I thought, “Damn, this is just too good to be true.  My friend must have just made it up.”

I mean, ve‘s good enough to pull something like that off, if he has a will to.

But what you know?  The citation is genuine.

Amazing!  One of the greatest of all American comic writers (did I mention that he also co-wrote the book for One Touch of Venus, thus providing a link to another Faustus-favored creator?) had his own thaumatophile leanings (albeit, possibly only in jest).

Reality often disappoints, but sometimes it really satisfies.

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