Monday, February 21, 2011

At The Only Diner In Hell...

You'll find one of these in every booth.*

And a jukebox that always plays Jerry Wallace's "If You Leave Me Tonight, I Will Cry."**

And a Vietnam vet sitting at the counter whose dead buddies are just outside, closing in...***

* Mystic Seer from Richard Matheson's classic Twilight Zone episode, "Nick of Time."

**"The Tune in Dan's Cafe" from Night Gallery.

***Dead soldiers courtesy of Robert R. McCammon's masterful short story "Nightcrawlers," adapted for the eighties Twilight Zone reboot. (Bonus points: Exene Cervenka is your waitress!)