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Entries from December 2007

Happy New Year, Rifftraxians!

December 31st, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 24 Comments

According to Chinese Astrology, 2008 is another Year of the Rat. So… we have that going for us, at least.

Wishing you, your families, friends, and rats a fantastic (and glue trap-free) 2008. Thanks for supporting this joint.

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Trendwatch – Year-End Wrapup

December 31st, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 19 Comments

It’s been a great year for trends in general, which show no signs of trending down. This year saw a near-record number of tendencies become avocations, several skipping the penchant stage and quickly becoming full-blown trends. Let’s take a look at the trends that were the trendiest, and which trends will set the [...]

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When In Rome, Pose Next to a Giant Salami

December 31st, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 8 Comments

I returned last night from a fantastic vacation to Rome, and have documented some of the highlights. Please click on each photo for a larger image.

Every time I travel to a new city, I bring along a caricature of myself and give it to a local. Here I am seen presenting it to a [...]

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You…shall not…PASS!

December 29th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 19 Comments

…Unless you’re on a Segway.
The brilliant Sir Ian McKellen, a wonderful actor and our very own Gandalf / Magneto — NOT Cerebro — this can’t be stressed enough* — was recently in Minneapolis performing the title role in KING LEAR at the Guthrie Theater.
(Yours truly has been an acting company member at the Guthrie, so [...]

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Certified Year-End List-Free!

December 29th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 15 Comments

The RiffTrax Blog is proud to offer our year-end List-Free Certification┬«. The LFC status is our bulletproof guarantee that you can stop by for your daily dose of carrot-based superheroes without ever being troubled by a day-ruining “Top Ten Celebrity Blunders of 2007″-style list.
We offer no guarantees explicit or implied about year-end Liszts, however. Here [...]

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Who is the Bestest Superhero Ever?

December 28th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

We’ve done a whole bunch of superhero movies here on Rifftrax. And I’m guessing we’ll riff on one or two more before this clambake is over.
There’s one coming up soon, in fact. (Remember you riff-writers: Kevin loves to do his Penny Marshall impression, and Mike can’t yodel enough!)
But none of the [...]

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I see your hideous bird mutant…

December 28th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 13 Comments

…And raise you a photoshopped picture of Keith Richards with two mouths where his eyes should be.
Keith Richards with Two Mouths Where His Eyes Should Be (Warning: Hideous Beyond the Ability of Human Language to Express)
(Blame The Defamer)

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A Talk with the Former Host of Mystery Science Theater 3000

December 28th, 2007 by torgosPizza · 12 Comments

(via Associated Content – Nov 7)
It takes a special kind of talent to make a career out of riffing on bad movies, a certain snarkiness that’s not inherent to most of mankind.
Michael J. Nelson has that certain Midas touch of heckling, a sense of humor that he displayed for five seasons as the head writer [...]

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Drink Coca-Cola!…If you want to mutate into a hideous bird-human hybrid.

December 27th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 19 Comments

(N.B.: Mutant side effect may not be available outside of Argentina.)

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You are NOT alone.

December 27th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 15 Comments

“It’s not fair,” we’ve thought.
“In this world where people have truly horrendous ways of spending their free time… where the most ghastly things are gathered, catalogued, obsessed upon, even fondled… why is my hobby considered so freakish? It’s innocent, it’s fun, and by god, it’s colorful!”
I’ve often had that very monologue running [...]

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This is VERY Important!

December 27th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

Drop everything you’re doing and help me out here! This kind of sinister conspiracy can’t go on if whistleblowers like us keep vigilant!
First, take a look at this. It’s the most recent version of the Fifty Dollar bill…
Now take a look at the most recent version of Ed Asner, and…
Who [...]

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Tags: Creepitometry · In the Media · Kevin · Riffer Blogs

MAN, I feel like a woman!

December 26th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 67 Comments

The novelty song whose name must not be spoke (and whose creator should have her name blotted from the Book of Life*) is truly a modern horror on the level of mustard gas and lolcats (I refuse to link to them – you’re on your own there.) But then I accidentally heard the Shania Twain [...]

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Thank the heavens!

December 26th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 8 Comments

The Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem trailer IS available in Portuguese!
(Should we just put this on the RiffTrax calendar now?)

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Everything I needed to know about Christmas…

December 25th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 17 Comments

…I learned from the young sage with the thinning stack of stick-like hair.

Merry Christmas to all!

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Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Buildings and Loanses.

December 24th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 12 Comments

Though I just shoveled approx. 38,000 cubic tons of it, the new snow is beautiful here in Minnesota on this Christmas Eve 2007. (Somewhere Bing Crosby is smiling, sipping his celestial Minute Maid Orange Juice.)
I’m signing off for a few days to go a-wassailing, hopefully followed by lots of a-sleeping.
Merry Christmas from me, my [...]

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