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Entries from February 2008

I don’t want to be indelicate, but…

February 29th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 56 Comments

…if one has a regular problem with expelling certain offensive gasses, and if one is often embarrassed, inconvenienced, or accused of murder for the expulsion of said gasses… one now has the opportunity to explore certain options vis-a-vis one’s stinkiosity.
Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce you to…

Here’s their anything-but-subtle promo video:

Now go forth, dear [...]

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McConaghey Regional Semi-Final

February 29th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

The Equality State faces a state whose flag is patterned after the Confederate Flag. In a rather transparent effort to have us forget this fact, Alabama overcompensates with Helen Keller on its quarter, much like a disgraced politician who trots out his wife and kids on stage as he apologizes for his [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · bracketology · currency · state quarters

Free Riffs!

February 27th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 132 Comments

Politics can get so heated, so passionate that every so often you have to just stop, take a deep breath and feel the calming influence of the boll weevils.
Alternatively, you can enjoy RiffTrax take on politics. We carefully and painstakingly scrape the politics off our politics and leave only the funny. Enjoy, and check out [...]

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Happy Birthday to… that lady. (You know who I mean, right?)

February 27th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 34 Comments

<—– Her.
We’re feuding right now, but ’cause she’s done a Rifftrax — and mostly, for the sake of our child — I’d like to wish her a Happy 21st Birthday.

Go and wish her a happy birthday, eh? And you tell her my wrath is still very… wrathful. Yeah, that’ll do.

In happier [...]

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Peace be with us all. IS THAT ALL RIGHT WITH YOU?!

February 26th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 34 Comments

In a recent post, I shared a beautiful — and very personal — meditation for inner peace.
I got little but grief for my generosity, frankly. People objected to me using nature imagery to put their minds at ease.
This still mystifies me. The boll weevil may be a notorious destroyer of cotton crops, [...]

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Keanu Regional Semi-Final

February 26th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 25 Comments

We narrow down the final two State Quarters in the Keanu Regional. Catch up on all the previous matchups here!

Arkansas is confident. They remain the last of the truly “Abstract” state quarters in the running for the title. But a quarter can only get so far on its weirdness alone. [...]

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Tags: Joey Pants · RiffTrax · bacon · bracketology · currency · state quarters

Animal Topic for Discussion II.

February 26th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 63 Comments

Is the Duck-Billed Playtpus a wonder of the natural world, or the victim of botched species-reassignment surgery?
You make the call!
UPDATE: Marty (Gromit) made an excellent point below:

“I don’t see a bacon tie in here, you guys are slipping….”
Quite right. Um…

“The ducky bill of the platypus makes bacon-eating more difficult, which accounts for [...]

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Arnold Regional Semi-Final

February 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 18 Comments

Four coins are left in the Arnold Regional. Which two will move on? Follow all the previous action here.

Kentucky has made a decent run for a rather mundane quarter, based pretty much entirely on my enjoying the quirky quote marks around the phrase “My Old Kentucky Home.” Going up against [...]

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Can You Beat This?

February 25th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 73 Comments

Ours is a strange, sprawling culture, so it’s no surprise that it would produce odd moments like this one: (TIP: Fast forward past the 1st solo verse.)

It echoes this:

Which brings me to my point: can you come up with odder pop culture moments? I know I’m missing something major…

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Mikey Likes It!

February 25th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 18 Comments

“Just what do you like?” is a question I get a lot. Given my choice of careers it’s an entirely reasonable question. The fact that people ask it in a tone suggesting they’d like to help themselves to a handful of my shirt front while asking it is also not unexpected. More often than not [...]

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Rumor of the Day

February 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 2 Comments

Did you know that Charlie, of Charlie Bit Me fame, grew up to be Pruane2Forever? It’s true, I totally read about here.

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Oscar, Oscar, Oscar.

February 24th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 35 Comments

My wife thinks it’s odd that I’ve been indifferent to the Academy Awards over the years, given that I’m in The Biz, at least technically.
Guess I’ve just never forgiven them for neglecting BILLY JACK. What a travesty! Billy Jack knew a LOT more karate than Dances With Wolves did. A [...]

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Buzzine magazine interviews Mike

February 24th, 2008 by torgosPizza · 8 Comments

Richard Elfman (editor-in-chief and brother of Danny) recently interviewed Mike.

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This Is What Happens…

February 24th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 25 Comments

Look what happened to Bill Corbett when he became obsessed with Joey Pants.

Don’t let this happen to you. If you or someone you love is obsessed with Joey Pants, visit*.
And take your life back. Thank you. I’m Jimmy Smits.

*Web site may not exist.

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Nobody wants to be a Mr. Bungle….

February 23rd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 37 Comments

…except these guys:

These guys are, in fact, Mr. Bungle.
In honor of Rifftrax releasing our new short “Lunchroom Manners,” starring the rudest, most aggressive puppet in history (pre-1988, anyway), Mr. Bungle — here’s the band named for him.
If you don’t know this band, well… that they’re not for every taste. But [...]

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