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Entries from December 2007

Trash talk.

December 23rd, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 118 Comments

To the crew of the Titanic:
Hearty congratulations on your launch. Well done.
We apologize in advance for putting this in your way:

But wishing you a Merry Christmas and an incrediburgible New Year!
Love,
Rifftrax
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Trying to de-hell-ify your Christmas.

December 23rd, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 8 Comments

Mike has offered you a vision of apocalyptic madness for future Christmases, with mutant hippopotami running amok — a few even in diapers! — as some evil drag queen (think Xerxes from the movie 300) pretends to be a little girl, and warbles horribly about the virtues of said hippo hellspawn.
It was a service [...]

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For Christmas, fresh hell!

December 23rd, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 23 Comments

I had until very recently been happily ignorant of the existence of this phenomenon:

Far from being a Scrooge (or God forbid, a Scrooge McDuck), I love all things Christmas, but this – this is the most horrible thing yet created by man. Rather than increasing in me the spirit of Christmas and the milk of [...]

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But this man is readier still

December 23rd, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 3 Comments

The snacks have been purchased, torn open and poured into the few plastic bowls he was able to scrounge from under his sink. The lids have been removed from the Chi Chi’s brand Fiesta Con Queso dip. The Schaefer has been chilling for at least 20 minutes. Moreso even than Bonesaw, who, it cannot be [...]

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Bonesaw is ready!

December 23rd, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 11 Comments

He has all his holiday shopping done.

Though Bonesaw does likes to make more personalized, artsy-craftsy gifts, too. Last year he gave us an adobrable tea cozy!
Bonesaw is ready. Are you?

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Thank you.

December 22nd, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 16 Comments

Many thanks to those who visited my little Q & A on Friday. It was great fun talking with you.
But most of all, thanks to India.

Hey India, I really appreciate it, man. (And a special shout out to the state of Maharashtra . You rock, dude!)

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Mike Nelson Goofs on a Holiday Special From a long time ago, and a decade far, far away…

December 21st, 2007 by torgosPizza · 11 Comments

via eFilmCritic
by U.J. Lessing
The question that has bugged Star Wars aficionados for many years is why George Lucas followed up the quintessential science-fiction film, Star Wars, with such an infamous disaster. Before The Empire Strikes Back, Lucas spearheaded the 1978 catastrophe, “The Star Wars Holiday Special.” This two-hour primetime show follows Chewbacca and his family [...]

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Talk to me, peoples.

December 20th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 245 Comments

Please post questions below.
I’ll add more to this post in a minute, but wanted to get the ball rolling.
– bc
UPDATE
The promised “more:”
Kind of experimental, doing a Q & A here. I’m doing it this way so I can take questions and respond between other duties today.
So please post, and I’ll [...]

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Jing Jingeling

December 19th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments

The other day, one of the networks broadcast “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown”, which, not surprisingly, rates as the second worst Christmas Special I’ve seen this month. Obviously, creating a Christmas special that doesn’t reek of cash-in or space filler is a difficult task, so when I discovered that everyones favorite [...]

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Anyone hungry?

December 19th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

Perhaps a pork faggot would hit the spot right about now.

With a name like “Mr. Brain,” you know it’s gonna be good faggot.

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Kevin…

December 19th, 2007 by Mike Nelson · 11 Comments

Kevin, I think I found him: the guy who is dressing up those dogs.

Or is it these guys?*
*Please enlarge for king-sized helpings of douche-bagged-ness.

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Stop It! No! Bad Us!

December 19th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

We just adopted a Cocker pup, a skinny little former stray, but healthy and happy thanks to the kind people at Shorewood Cocker Rescue. He’s a bit thin, and it’s bone-chilling weather here in Minnesota, so until he beefs up he needs a warm little sweater to wear on long walks. This prompted me to [...]

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Concerning Geeks.

December 19th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

I’m probably about seven months late with this news, and everyone knows it already, but… the midgets are back!
(Sidebar: the headline pun below is the sort of thing that used to make poor Mary Jo Pehl groan in the writers’ room, back in puppety days. So naturally the rest of us did it [...]

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Barney Google: The Unkillable Patriarch of the Comics Section

December 18th, 2007 by Conor Lastowka · 15 Comments

I am currently reading a biography of Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts, arguably the greatest comic strip of all time. I haven’t gotten too far into it yet, but was interested to learn the supposed origin of Schulz’s nickname, “Sparky.” Schulz was born at a time when the character of “Spark Plug” the horse [...]

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What is this thing called Thing?

December 18th, 2007 by Bill Corbett · 30 Comments

On the occasion of this solemn day, which sees the release of our FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER Rifftrax, I need a simple question answered:
What the hell is the Thing made of?

Rock? One would think so. But rock isn’t usually orange, is it?
Some kind of rhino hide, if [...]

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