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Entries from November 2007

The “American Day Camp” Award

November 30th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 7 Comments

While watching American Gangster, I had the feeling that history was being made. Now, I found the movie to be an interesting and compelling, if not entirely groundbreaking crime tale. From what I gather, it’s garnering quite a bit of Oscar buzz, and why not? What else really has risen above it [...]

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Tags: movies

Any “Last Requests”?

November 30th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 10 Comments

It was only today that I learned of the existence of this chap, name of Paolo Nutini, and it served to remind me – there are so many people I have on my to-do list to hit! Paolo jumps to the top….

But I’m decades overdue on my promise to myself to hit Crispin Glover, sharply…

And [...]

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Meat Me in St. Louis, Louis

November 29th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 9 Comments

This man is wearing a hat made of lamb ribs. (Think about that for moment.)
Okay. Now, amazingly, the fact that he is wearing a hat made of lamb ribs is not, by a long chalk, the most disturbing thing about this photo [click it to enlarge]. No, that honor goes to the thicket of fur [...]

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Roar, I Guess…

November 29th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 5 Comments

More Christmas gift ideas from the RiffTrax Blog: The FAO Schwarz website features a make-your-own monster kit. The kid in the picture gave it a shot.
“Nice job, Bobby. Really good. Can mommy just smooth out the – ”
“NO! My monster!”
“Of course it is, sweetie, and it’ll be that much better once mommy – ”
“NNNOOO! Miiii-iiine!”
“Yes, [...]

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Martha, Get the Shot Gun!

November 29th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 8 Comments

Windham Hill Records was an 80’s new age label well thought of among the crowds who wore fabulous sweaters and drank white grenache. I ran across one of their samplers on Amazon recently and was amazed and delighted by this title and its recording artist: House Made of Dawn Light by Douglas Spotted Owl. Wow! [...]

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Dancing Mickeys

November 29th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 3 Comments

My family is taking a vacation to Rome in three weeks. The sights to take in will be numerous: The Sistene Chapel, The Spanish Steps, The Colosseum. My mom is quite excited about the spots she secured on a tour of St. Peter’s tomb that she describes as “Highly Coveted”. My [...]

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Tags: video

Another Failed Scheme

November 29th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 3 Comments

The most recent Scheme that my friend Greg convinced me to participate in was to make videos for his friends TV show. A former co-worker had started working on a new TV show which essentially sounded like America’s Funniest Home Videos for the internet. Not an original idea by any means, and a [...]

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Tags: silly · video

More Christmas Gift Ideas! (Don’t Say No Right Away)

November 28th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 5 Comments

Who couldn’t use this fabulous gift?! (I’m referring to the feather boa, obviously – the glasses, you couldn’t afford them.) If your family member happens to be Sir Elton, a professional cross dresser, Carol Channing, or Dennis Rodman, you simply can’t go wrong with this kicky little number.
(The caution lights on his glasses say no, [...]

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My Love is Like an Old, Old, um, Custard…

November 28th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 5 Comments

[photopress:75014086_a09bb3de4e.jpg,thumb,alignleft]I offer you now an excerpt from a Rod McKuen poem I ran across titled “Rehearsal for a Sonnet on Your Body”:
…Were I a cardinal, a pope, a bishop used as pawn
I’d do you as a final prayer, then tucking you
beneath my arm be gone from church and
catechism contradiction and the dawn.
2.
Comes now the taking [...]

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The Utili-Kilt

November 28th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 6 Comments

The holiday season quickly approaches, and our goal for this season is to allow you to get all your gift giving ideas from the RiffTrax Blog.
The first gift idea we have for you is The Utili-Kilt. Once belonging exclusively in the wardrobes of high school kids who really wanted to look back on a [...]

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Welcome Myspace Readers

November 28th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 10 Comments

Welcome, that is, if you actually came to check it out. If not, you are welcome. But not in the same way. The welcome offered to those who actually bothered to stop by is a far richer, more sincere welcome. It is the difference between Furtwangler’s historic 1943 recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the [...]

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Count-Off!

November 28th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 3 Comments

My friend Greg works for the Jimmy Kimmel show. This puts him into contact with lots of interesting people, who frequently have interesting ideas about how to make some cash on the side. Every now and then, Greg will call me up with an idea to make some money. This idea is [...]

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Tags: silly

It’s Hat-errific!

November 28th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 14 Comments

Welcome to a bright new future here at the Rifftrax blog, a future that will include, among other things, actual posts by me, Mike Nelson. Yes, daily, hourly, perhaps evenly minutely and, very rarely, secondly, I will be posting my thoughts on pop culture, food, people’s haircuts, the works of 70’s oddity Michael J Pollard, [...]

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Ex ‘MST3K’ stars, writers fill hole left by show (MSNBC Interview)

November 14th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 2 Comments

Our very own RiffTrax RoundTable member, LadyKenobi, had this recent interview with Mike. She’s a contributing writer for MSNBC.
Via MSNBC.com
Some of Michael J. Nelson’s former coworkers are now his competition, and he has an idea.
“I’ve tried to encourage a rivalry like the World Wrestling Federation,” Nelson says, “where we taunt each other in public and [...]

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