August 31, 2010

Frankenstein Arrested in Ohio, and other news items...

Frankenstein went on a rampage, damaged a police car, and needed stitches after injuring his head.

Country-music fan Forrest V. Frankenstein Jr. was arrested at a Toby Keith concert in Ohio on August 28 and stands charged with disorderly conduct. Here’s a nicely done report, with a photograph, on AOL News.

By the way, did you know that Dr. Frankenstein sits on the Board of Directors of the California Medical Association? He once served as the CMA president, elected to the job, appropriately enough, on Halloween day, in 2006.

On Monday, August 30, the Google home page in several European countries featured a “Google Doodle” honoring Mary Shelley on her 213th birthday.

Meanwhile, Villa Frankenstein, the British exhibition pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, is open. No monsters in sight. The name has to do with the design philosophies of Victorian architect John Ruskin.

With thanks to John Rozum and Orville Eastland III.


Voodoo Rob's Hellbilly Hollywood said...

That's pretty funny!

I have a cousin named Fred Krueger. No joke!

Martin Powell said...

Actress Jane Seymour told me once that she has several German cousins named "Frankenstein" (her own real last name is Frankenberg) and one of them is a doctor.


The Vicar of VHS said...

I just love this! And that's serendipity, is what it is.

As to Dr. Frankenstein on the California Medical board, I once considered trying to contact him for a short item in a horror mag I wrote for. I never did, but I always wondered if having that name at all influenced his choice of career, and just how much teasing her got coming through medical school.

I always hoped he would be a good sport, esp. since many of my questions had to do with whether he was pursuing any "exciting research" at the moment, or if it was hard hanging onto lab assistants. :P

Emmy said...

That's really funny! You normally don't hear about too many people like that...I mean, with the names of famous horror characters.

Voodoo Rob, I think its pretty cool that your cousin is Fred Krueger! Prolly a bit hard for him, but really cool.

Christopher said...

I guess I never figured Frankenstein for a Country music fan...I know he likes them polka partys :o)

Vulture Vintage said...

It would make me so so sad if Frankenstein really liked Toby Keith, thank goodness it's just his idiot, redneck cousin, Forrest instead.

Sam Gilmore said...

I figured Frankenstein would be a fan of the Edgar Winter Group. ;P