While on the Gorey train, here's a curious fact I discovered on The Progressive Review's site:
In college, Gore's roommate was future actor Tommy Lee Jones and the two became great friends. At the end of their freshman year, Gore, Jones and several of their other friends put together a traveling musical show where Gore was the standup comedian. They called themselves Tommy Lee Jones and the Ben Hill County Boys and had one performance at Wellesley College.
Talk about a Motley Crue. Oh wait, sorry, wrong band. Say, speaking of, John, without the umlaut's, how would you pronounce "Motley" or "Crue" ?