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2012-09-04 12:04:06 AM  
Did you give him tree fiddy?
 
2012-09-04 12:30:54 AM  
Just flush it already.
That joke hasn't been funny since I was 6 years old.
Grow up.
 
2012-09-04 01:40:29 AM  
What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"
 
2012-09-04 02:18:24 AM  
Bullshiat.
 
2012-09-04 02:22:00 AM  

fusillade762: What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"


My thoughts exactly. As a firm non-believer in ghosts, I would bet that the person who sees it has to pay the other guy. It would be worth losing the bet if it meant seeing a ghost with my own eyes. And if the other claims to see one first, well... it doesn't matter if he's lying because I would get the money.
 
2012-09-04 02:34:34 AM  
These days us ghosts are too busy messing around on the Internet to go visible - it's so last century.
 
2012-09-04 02:57:29 AM  
I'm a caveman ghost.

Why doesn't anyone ever see me?
 
2012-09-04 02:57:30 AM  
t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-04 03:02:37 AM  
Worst. Ghost story. Ever.
 
2012-09-04 03:06:33 AM  
I don't think I'd pay up on this claim.
 
2012-09-04 03:15:37 AM  
British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.
 
2012-09-04 03:17:33 AM  
Oh, sorry. His books won't be available in North America until December. Clearly not a publicity thing.
 
2012-09-04 03:28:09 AM  
 
2012-09-04 03:35:26 AM  
Stephen King thought he'd won that bet, but it turned out it wasn't "Ghost Van" that he'd seen.
 
2012-09-04 03:52:19 AM  
ghosts or no ghosts, our UK author friend has a face that must terrify children.
 
2012-09-04 04:12:40 AM  
Shadowy figure:

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-04 04:15:00 AM  
www.novinite.com
 
2012-09-04 04:33:35 AM  

BigJT: British horror author, best known in America for writing the book the kid's movie Fluke was based off, discusses with the press his long history with Stephen King shortly after releasing his latest novel, which was delayed almost two years.

Seems perfectly innocent and not at all intended to draw the attention of Stephen King's rabid fanbase to his own books.


He also happened to write some of the greatest horror I have ever read, not the PG13 horror of Stephen King. Give The Dark a whirl.
 
2012-09-04 04:38:54 AM  

gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King


You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."
 
2012-09-04 04:45:51 AM  
In other news, submitter thinks people don't know who James Herbert is.
 
2012-09-04 05:39:27 AM  

Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."


Depends on whether or not you lived below the Manson-Nixon line.
 
2012-09-04 05:40:06 AM  
forcedviewing.com
In your face you American son of a biatch!
 
2012-09-04 05:41:16 AM  

fusillade762: What a dumb bet. "I bet I see some thing doesn't exist and that's impossible to document before you do!"


There is something to be said about authors that specialize in making that stuff up seeing something that makes them think it's real.

Or at least claiming it scores press when you have a book coming out.
 
2012-09-04 06:29:37 AM  
So he saw the ghost of the dead horse king has been beating for the last 15 years or so?
 
2012-09-04 07:16:44 AM  
Bob Down: In other news, submitter thinks people don't know who James Herbert is.

I don't know who James Herbert is.
 
2012-09-04 08:31:55 AM  
Won't click... It's not a Wampler, is it?
 
2012-09-04 08:44:43 AM  
I bet you all a dollar that I will see a ghost first.
 
2012-09-04 08:46:09 AM  

nmemkha: I bet you all a dollar that I will see a ghost first.


*OooooOoooOOoooooo*

Oh! There is a ghost here! Oh no! I am so scared!

Whew! Its gone!

Now pay me.
 
2012-09-04 08:50:00 AM  

Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."


That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.
 
2012-09-04 09:29:20 AM  
Wow, I really hope he has a book out exploring similar paranormal themes!

What? He has! Brilliant. What a coincidence.

Will it be slightly more interesting than his real-life encounter? That shiat is hard to top, man. I almost jizzed my underwear with ectoplasm reading it.
 
2012-09-04 09:43:11 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.


in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
 
2012-09-04 09:45:23 AM  

frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.


Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?
 
2012-09-04 09:56:54 AM  

fearmongert: Won't click... It's not a Wampler, is it?


I took the hit for you and looked - it's not the Wurmple. Some chick named Nancy.
 
2012-09-04 10:02:49 AM  

Confabulat: frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?


oh hellz no. that book is one of his most terrifying works. the first time i read that, I was alone in the house. I was totally engrossed and scared half to death, and looked up and realized that it was like 2am and storming outside. I couldn't even sleep that night.

about the only things King has done that you could call PG-13 are MAYBE Cycle of the Werewolf, MAYBE The Green Mile (although little kid rape and murder might exclude that) and MAYBE The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden and of course The Eyes of the Dragon. There might be a few others but not much I can think of.

For christ's sake, Gerald's Game was about a naked woman tied to a bed because her husband died after she kicked him in the groin because he drooled on her during (or right before) sex. Oh and a dog breaks in and eats the husband.
 
2012-09-04 10:49:23 AM  
I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.
 
2012-09-04 10:56:54 AM  
Oh and Stand By Me, err, The Body. Although I think the language thrown around by pre-teens would still get an R today. Dunno what it was rated then, but I'd still call that one PG-13.
 
2012-09-04 11:47:51 AM  

Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.


that movie is in no way family friendly.
 
2012-09-04 11:54:53 AM  

frepnog: Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.

that movie is in no way family friendly.


sure it is, heart-warming tale of a man's spirit and stuff. It's like that Kevin Costner movie.
 
2012-09-04 12:00:02 PM  

frepnog: Confabulat: frepnog: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

You can question many of King's writing decisions, but he's never, ever been PG-13, unless you consider kiddie gangbangs to destroy a giant spider "PG-13."

That particular scene isn't PG13, but much of his work is. He falls somewhere between RL Stein and Clive Barker.

in "Under the Dome", a group of policemen rape a woman while a police woman eggs them on. There is a good description of how the poor woman's vagina was quite dry until she started to bleed.

in "Salem's Lot" there is a scene where a guy is walking down stairs and is attacked and eaten by thousands of rats.

in "The Stand" there are all sorts of scenes, but one good one is Nadine getting farking in the ass because she has to keep her vagina pure for Flagg.

I really think that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

Cujo has a scene out of nowhere where some guy masturbates all over the family's bed for some reason, and then the dog eats him. I honestly don't see much of King's work as PG-13, except for some of his fairy tale stuff aimed at kids. Pet Semetary?

oh hellz no. that book is one of his most terrifying works. the first time i read that, I was alone in the house. I was totally engrossed and scared half to death, and looked up and realized that it was like 2am and storming outside. I couldn't even sleep that night.

about the only things King has done that you could call PG-13 are MAYBE Cycle of the Werewolf, MAYBE The Green Mile (although little kid rape and murder might exclude that) and MAYBE The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden and of course The Eyes of the Dragon. There might be a few others but not much I can think of.

For christ's sake, Gerald's Game was about a naked woman tied to a bed because her husband died after she kicked him in the groin because he drooled on her during (or right before) sex. Oh and a dog breaks in and eats the husband.


The Talisman was pretty mellow.
 
2012-09-04 12:32:22 PM  

frepnog: Confabulat: I'm one of the few people in the world that really liked Gerald's Game, but I read it on a porch in the middle of the woods one hot Florida summer which might have colored my opinion of it too much.

That's one book no one will ever turn into a movie.

The PG-13 argument is just silly though. I think even Shawshank was rated R and that's like his family-friendly tale.

that movie is in no way family friendly.


If you tell the kids that the Sista's were helping Andy exercise...and he resisted because, well you know...fat guys and exercise.
 
2012-09-04 01:01:04 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.


I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.
 
2012-09-04 01:07:35 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Confabulat: gmoney101: PG13 horror of Stephen King

Depends on whether or not you lived below the Manson-Nixon line.


Is that the line that separates California from the rest of us?
 
2012-09-04 01:10:20 PM  

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.


people that think Stephen King is PG-13 have obviously not read his books, perhaps only seen some of the (mostly shiatty) movies.

And yes, King did his best stuff while he was high out of his mind. I liked Under The Dome but it just doesn't compare to The Stand, Salem's Lot, IT....
 
2012-09-04 01:11:35 PM  

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.


Short of being whipped, those other things *nearly* happened... he escaped by the skin of his teeth but he escaped. That makes it much mellower than much of King's stuff.
 
2012-09-04 01:14:44 PM  
IIRC just after sunset was pretty chill too.
 
2012-09-04 01:21:40 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: The Talisman was pretty mellow.

I recently listened to The Talisman on my bike rides to work (I'm nearly done with the sequel Black House now; I'm happy it's the same narrator)

Not mellow. Jack Sawyer is beaten with whips, nearly raped by a barfly werewolfy thing, institutionalized in a terrifying boys' home that ends up with the death of his new best friend. And his dad was killed by his "uncle." And then there are all those scenes where like someone's face melts and worms come out and it's all just wtf crazy. That book goes off the rails a hell of a lot of times, it's fun though.

I think King and Straub were pretty drunk and high around then. I won't judge Black House until I'm finished later this week, but it's sure as hell nothing like The Talisman.

Short of being whipped, those other things *nearly* happened... he escaped by the skin of his teeth but he escaped. That makes it much mellower than much of King's stuff.


well that is a good point. He did survive for a sequel.

King's got his sequel to The Shining coming out next year; after I thought about it, say what you want to about the guy, he's never been one to do the endless series of books that so many authors seem to get sucked into. Dark Tower, sure, but otherwise no, and he's written his ending to that one anyway.

Compare and contrast with George R.R. Martin.
 
2012-09-04 01:26:36 PM  
There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.
 
2012-09-04 01:30:02 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.


I'm not done with it yet, but it's not exactly the same thing. Jack Sawyer is a bitter pretty-boy thirty-something homicide cop this time. And I'm still several chapters from the ending but it mostly takes place in Wisconsin, not the Territories. It's sort of weird though; I read the Talisman when I was like Jack Sawyer's age as a kid; and bitter cynical Jack is all too familiar, ha.

Speedy Parker shows up though! made me happy
 
2012-09-04 01:34:35 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.


Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause
 
2012-09-04 01:39:43 PM  

Confabulat: Uchiha_Cycliste: There's another Talisman?!? Dime! tell me more, I'd love to hop back into that world.

Oh and there is a hell of lot of Dark Tower retconning (The Crimson King is the Big Bad) which I half-suspect Straub wrote to mock King just cause


this I do not approve of, and this goes on in Talisman's sequel?
 
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