Garrison Keilor creeps me out

I was looking online for Gillian Welch appearances and encountered her on prairie Home Companion. Since her songs were spread through the whole show I listened to the whole show over the web.

While listening to his very good announcer voice I began getting a creepy vibe from all of it, particularly from Garrison Keilor, and after a while I realized why.

In about 1988 I was nearing the end of my comic book period and encountered the comic book miniseries V for Vendetta. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic fascist Britain and is centered around a concentration camp escapee bent on revenge. One of the minor characters is the official spokesman for the government who got his start as an announcer/administrator at the concentration camp where the protagonist was interred.

It’s a vivid story and made a deep impression on me. For some reason Garrison Keilor deep, rich telling of bland stories and anecdotes reminded me of my conception of the announcer in the comic book.

I hadn’t thought of V for Vendetta in years…

Oddly enough, a quick google search tells me that V for Vendetta will soon be a movie.

UPDATE–corrected the spelling of “Keilor”.

4 comments

  1. It’s just so weird that I was reminded exactly of that character.

    And you’re not the only commenter anymore!

  2. You should correct the spelling so that people will find your post when searching for him so they can understand how creepy he is.

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