Leila Allison has picked out a spooky tale this time for re-incarnation. She has suggested Simple Pleasures and this is what she said:
I didn’t need to travel far into the LS jungle to find something that made me want to take a shower after I had a look at it. The unapologetic creepiness of Fred Vogel’s Simple Pleasures so starkly stood out that I just had to coax it into a cage (lured in by a promise of a “Judy Jailbait” doll) and bring it to the civilized Sunday audience for its amusement.
Strange as Hell told in a casual, yet clear and clean style works as long as there is a humorous absurdity at its core. Mr. Vogel has satisfied the condition. For whatever reason I cannot look at Simple Pleasures directly and hold it in my field of vision. It’s a shapeshifter; and all the little pieces are always in motion, which is remarkable when you consider the relatively short length of the piece.
Bookies and ears and plastic friends and flesh dolls and horseshoes for good luck come and go in this weird and twisted existence we must endure. The only thing we can do is tell of them in an interesting and entertaining manner, which Vogel most certainly does. Have a look, won’t you? The cage and the Judy Jailbait doll are due back at the jungle supplies/pervert rental store. So I must leave you alone with Simple Pleasures. Let it run amok, for that is what it does best.