Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake on Noir and Hard-Boiled

From: dave reeder (
Date: 07 Jan 2009

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    it was pokomoko for abbot and costello, but niagara falls for the three stooges...


    On Jan 7, 2009, at 9:01 AM, Jeff Vorzimmer wrote:

    > > This reminds me of the old vaudeville bit that Abbott & Costello
    > had a
    > > go at several times in both movies and television. The mention of a
    > > place would turn a character (often played by Sid Fields) into a
    > > maniac. There was a long shaggy dog story leading into it but then
    > > the mere mention of the key word or words would prompt an explosion.
    > > Usually it was a geographical location--Niagara Falls or
    > > Kookamonga--the mere mention of which would send Fields into a
    > > homicidal rage.
    > It was Pokomoko--Pokomoko! Poookomoookoooo!!!! Slowly I turned, step
    > by step, inch by inch . . .

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