Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Re: Killer Bob Ain't What He Seems
Date: 1990-10-09, 19:58
Michale Kaye, who slamdanced my little syllogism on BOB
and owls (which by the way had nothing to do with the LA Times
piece--since I live in Oregon and wouldn't have anything to do
with theories concocted by Californicators...well, southern ones
anyway), asks where a previous respondent got that "tooth fairy"
idea. Maybe s/he just finished the same book I did: Thomas
Harris' Red Dragon--an electro-shock of a read--which has a
Killer BOB-like psycho-serial killer known by the press as
the Tooth Fairy--for his habit of biting the lips off of
reporters and his female victims to death. Lynch has read
this book (and Harris' even more bizarre follow-up Silence
of the Lambs) and YOU should too!
A few more notes on the owls are not what they seem.
Owls have always been associated mythologically and folklorically
(is that a word? probably some desperate grad student coined it)
with death, mystery, the dark forces of the woods. For the
owls not to be what they seem they would have to be other
than this...i.e., representative of the life-force, of birth,
Of course, I no longer think the reference has anything
to do with Killer BOBs or owl birds, but AL-Berts. The Als are
not what they seem. In other words, deep down, under that gruff,
metropolitan, cynical, Joe Friday exterior, Albert's really an
Al-an Al-da type of guy.
Jeffrey St. Clair
There once was a fellow named Schroeder,
who buggered the vane servomotor,
he soon grew a prong
on the end of his schlong
and hired himself
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow