Dear Internet, help me convince my wife that hanging this in our living room would be a good idea:
This vintage French poster for the Ray Harryhausen classic, Valley of Gwangi, features two of my favorite things: cowboys and dinosaurs (yes, I am actually 6 years old). I think it would look amazing on the wall behind the couch in our living room, but I have yet to convince my lovely bride.
Granted, we live in the heart of Pleasantville. Nice home. Nice decor. Kids. Dogs. You get the idea. You wouldn’t see this poster hanging in our neighbor’s living room.
I have a “bat cave” dedicated to my personal use and all of my “crap” (wife’s words, not mine–my words would be “unique treasures collected throughout a lifetime, that capture the wondrousness of our pop culture past,” but I digress). Within the confines of the cave, I have free reign to adorn the walls however I see fit. This arrangement has served us well so far, but the problem is twofold: 1. I have run out of wall space, and 2. my stuff is just so much cooler than her stuff. Sure, quaint little watercolors of quaint little towns are nice, but come on… we’re talking about a bunch of cowboys fighting a T-Rex!
This poster is huge, measuring almost four feet by five feet, and would look phenomenal on the wall. you doubt me? Well, I didn’t major in Photoshop for nothing, you be the judge…
Now, if our living room had something like this to look at, I might actually hang out there and watch some International House Hunters on HGTV with the missus every now and then, rather than scurrying off to my cozy den.
I have faith in you, my fellow collectors, so don’t let me down Internet! Drop me a note that will show my wife how wrong she is on this point, and help me convince her that the Valley of Gwangi poster should go up on the wall.
Collector of all things cool
P.S. If this plot works, guess what goes up next…