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Entries from March 2008

I’m Worried About Bill.

March 26th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 20 Comments

Folks, please join me in my concern for fellow Riffer Bill Corbett. A series of seemingly unrelated events has been strung together by his latest bizarre missive renouncing, of all things, bacon.
It started as a lark, a curiosity really; last Saturday morning when I was preparing to cook some lovely bacon, our pup Boomer began [...]

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I hereby denounce BACON.

March 25th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments

Perhaps you’ve wondered where I’ve been for the past week, friends. More likely, you didn’t notice, or care.
Your indifference, I can live with. Your scorn, ditto.
WHAT I CANNOT LIVE WITH IS TYRANNY.

(…Let me back up.)
I’ve just emerged from a week-long Dark Night of the Soul. Running through [...]

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You asked for it

March 25th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 21 Comments

Or rather reader JackTheRIFFER asked for it when he rightly noticed that our blog became distracted from its mission and veered into music news. As recompense I offer Rauchbier:

Why Rauchbier? Because I have it on the best authority that this smoked brew resembles nothing so much as bacon. Visit a specialty liquor store or butcher [...]

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Which is more rockin?

March 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 17 Comments

 

In corner 1, we have Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” performance at Woodstock, featuring the legendary drum solo by then 19 year old Michael Shrieve. Bonus points if the naked guy holding the sheep happens to be a relative of yours.
 

In corner 2 we have…my god, this really happened?
{democracy:4}

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Breaking Music News!

March 25th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 17 Comments

Punk violinist and former enfant terrible Nigel Kennedy recently noticed a pungent smell coming from his Guarneri Del Gasu (1735). When the odor became unbearable, he sold it…

To Dutch violinist Janine Jansen who couldn’t get near it due to the powerful stench. She off-loaded it…

On gullible “crossover” artist Vanessa Mae, who loved the rich tone [...]

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Da da DA da. Da da DA!

March 24th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 26 Comments

Two things I learned about Shy Beef from watching this video: 1. He’s a big fan of Harrison Ford. 2. He will cut you, man!
(Sorry, can’t embed the video.)

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Meet the true Baconator!

March 23rd, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 41 Comments

The Baconator is not a sandwich. The Baconator is a man!
 

And what a man!
(If you’re impatient, go to 1′25″ for the bacony pay-off – chicken-fried bacon! WITH CREAM GRAVY!!)

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Britney/NPH/RiffTrax

March 21st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 19 Comments

Evidently, Britney Spears is guest starring on How I Met Your Mother on Monday, March 24th. The star of Crossroads will be sharing screen time with one of our favorite guest riffers ever, Neil Patrick Harris. As illustrated below, the circle of riffing is now complete. There are only two foreseeable outcomes: [...]

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To My Great Shame…

March 21st, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 21 Comments

Date with an Angel
My Demon Lover

I once watched these two films as a double-feature – on purpose! Did I watch them ironically, mockingly? Of course. Nevertheless, the fact remains, I watched them.
I beg your forgiveness.
(That said, they represent the finest performances of Scott Valentine and Michael E. Knight, and as a bonus, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle [...]

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Anheuser-Busch?*

March 21st, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 22 Comments

The people who bring you Budweiser, the vaguely rice-flavored water often mislabeled as beer, have announced plans to make an actual beer, which they will also market as beer.

Budweiser, being used properly

According to the article, “The new ale’s task is to bring its own sales while also drawing drinkers to regular Budweiser, which is on [...]

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Fran Lebowitz…

March 21st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 15 Comments

…Will thank you very kindly not to post pictures of her and pretend they’re images of Mickey Dolenz or Shane McGowan. Please. And now if you don’t mind, she’s going to find Shane and have a cigarette.

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Mickey Dolenz…

March 20th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 16 Comments

…Would like to assure you that the previous and somewhat unflattering photo of him (below, misidentified as Shane MacGowan) was due entirely to the combination of a bad shrimp salad (he was on Atkins), a cheap disposable razor (the airline lost his luggage), and some bad advice from Pete Doherty.
Mickey feels horrible that anyone would [...]

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Shane McGowan…

March 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 11 Comments

…Would like to wish us all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, but he’s a little late ’cause he was out with the lads on Monday night, and the evening got away from him, and, well, he slept right through Saint Paddy’s. Again. Damn. He’d got all done up for it and everything. He [...]

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Ten Banana Cream Pies Gone Horribly Wrong

March 20th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 12 Comments

 

The Sesame Street “Falling Baker” counting lesson is certainly a beloved favorite of children of all ages. The dad who decided to recreate it for his adoring children below was right in thinking it would delight him. They seem very amused, and a good time was had by all, his lack of professional [...]

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Uni-WOW!

March 20th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 24 Comments

Colin Farrel’s sister, Colina Farrell is doing just fine, thank you very much.
**UPDATE by Mike**
For the record, this is not a manipulated photo. Colina is a fashion model (with excess testosterone, evidently.)

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