tooms is back
August 27, 2009
I used to be a big X Files fan. Especially in the early days, when it aired on Friday nights, since Kim and I had very young kids, and we respected the “don’t bring babies to the movie theater” rule that other people violate without thinking (natch). I once shared a movie theater with a large Mexican family, including their twin toddlers and a newborn. Me, two friends, and them. For The Passion of the Christ, a real family film if there ever was one.
Where was I? Oh yeah, X Files. One of my favorite story arcs was the bendy guy, Eugene Tooms, who could climb through duct systems and vents, and make his fingers long and narrow, so he could undo the screws on the vent covers. He’d sneak into your house through the vents while you slept and eat your liver.
Now, I know, the vent cover probably just fell off, and since the maintenance guy only comes on odd numbered months, we won’t get it fixed for a while, but I can’t help but think my liver is in danger.
In the X Files, Mulder sent the air duct liver killer up the river.
And years later, when Tooms was up for parole, Mulder went to the hearing and presented the case for keeping him in jail. Of course, nobody believed him, and the Tooms was freed.
Let’s take a closer look:
I don’t think I can use the bathroom anymore. I see Eugene Tooms in my sleep now.