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Entries from May 2008

Think of your life as vintage wine…

May 31st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

…from fine old kegs. From the brim to the –
Well, this modest young fellow explains it better than I ever could:

Two thoughts:
1) Yes, it’s disappointing that Shatner doesn’t split into his variously-aged incarnations by the last verse, and have ‘em sing it all together. Why tamper with a successful formula?

2) If you [...]

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RIP, Harvey Korman

May 30th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 27 Comments

For those too young to remember, it’s impossible to overstate how beloved was Harvey Korman, particularly for his years on the hugely popular Carol Burnett Show and for his over-the-top turn in Blazing Saddles (and a few other Mel Brookes’ movies.) For my part, I remember him mostly for this, a (by modern standards shockingly [...]

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Who am I?

May 29th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 41 Comments

Who am I? You probably don’t recognize my face, but you certainly know who I am. First person to correctly identify me wins a free RiffTrax gift certificate!
UPDATE:  And the answer is:  Melvil Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal system.  He created the library classification system in 1876.  I believe it to be [...]

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Sit down, Schnappi!

May 29th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 18 Comments

There’s a new German cartoon character in town… and he’s packing a catchy theme song, too!


The lyrics, as one might guess, are a diatribe against the Jews.
**Conor Adds**

Having kicked it with the Schnapster in Mexico over the weekend, I feel compelled to leap to his defense. The camera makes him look a good decade older [...]

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Stupid Comments Wanted!

May 29th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 130 Comments

This morning I watched, as I do most mornings, a youtube video of a chimpanzee racing a Navy Seal through an obstacle course. The Seal won. Now you’d think that if there’s one thing that could bring people together, to get them to embrace one another as brother and sister, it would be the sight [...]

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Why The Heck Am I the Only One Who Catches These Things?!

May 28th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 15 Comments

I’m sure we’ve all heard about the kerfuffle caused by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan’s memoir about his tenure in the West Wing. Well perhaps the Administration should take a closer look at who it is they’re actually hiring next time!

Sure, now you make the connection.
By the way, I’m available to the [...]

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Tags: People Kevin Doesn't Resemble · RiffTrax · politics

Man or Merman?

May 28th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 20 Comments

Do yourself a favor and order your MERMAN fridge ornaments ASAP! These hunkalicious half-fishes are gonna go fast fast FAST!

Personally, I can’t wait until they make a fridge ornament featuring this Merman!

So far this has been my Gayest Post Ever, so I’m going to balance it out with some extreme heterosexual manliness!

There! The [...]

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Ms. Mary Jo Pehl responds. [UPDATED! Riff-off challenge accepted!!]

May 27th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 46 Comments

I demanded an apology.
Ms. Mary Jo Pehl sort of supplied one. I assume it’s to me, since it’s linked here… but apparently I am still He Who Must Not Be Named, like Voldemort (d’oh! named him!! sorry!!!).

IN HAPPIER DAYS: ME-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, as a child.

The key passages:

“I’m sorry that your life [...]

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A few larfs to ease you into your (abbreviated) work week.

May 26th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 58 Comments

I’ve been drinking straight rotgut bourbon since 6 AM this morning, so I’m not fit to do a blog post without slipping into drunken paranoia.
Allow me to take the lazy blogperson’s way out, then, and post someone else’s funny stuff. Here is, in my humble-yet-drunkenly-paranoiac opinion, one of the funniest scenes ever filmed. [...]

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It’s Alive… Show

May 23rd, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 37 Comments

Remember how you missed our live show in San Francisco because you said you “can’t just hop on a plane and fly to California port cities all willy nilly just because you three jesters are giving Plan 9 From Outer Space the raspberries”? Well, this time when we perform our Plan 9 live show in [...]

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Comic-Con Tips

May 23rd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 13 Comments

Comic-Con! As of today, it’s only 2 months away! RiffTrax, of course, will be proudly holding down booth #3251, but if you’re a Comic-Con first timer, the whole experience can be daunting. Fortunately, the official Comic-Con newsletter has arrived in mailboxes this week, and offers a series of 40 tips for the [...]

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Win Money! Do Our Work for Us!

May 23rd, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 9 Comments

Here at RiffTrax Global Command Center it’s tough enough getting any work done ever since we instituted a dress code requiring all employees to wear 300 -style Leather Battle Panties.

(No, the women who work here are not required to wear them. Their dress code is slightly more modest:)

The problem is that on any given day [...]

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Personally, Mike…

May 22nd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 10 Comments

 …I think Indy is looking younger than ever.

The Hollywood anti-aging regimen — Botox, collagen, sheep glands, and daily sacrifice of virgins — has worked wonders for Indy. This is him before the treatment:

Thank goodness for black magic science!
And then when he eats Chinese food and forgets to do his collagen/sheep/virgin regimen,just look [...]

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Go, Indy

May 22nd, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 18 Comments

History abounds with fascinating examples of old people doing extraordinary things. There’s Buckminster Fuller. Who did something. When he was old, I think. Then there’s the singular case of Mabel Johnson who kept a coffee coupon in her squeezie coin purse for more than a decade before losing it somewhere on her way to an [...]

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Important Economic News

May 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

Every now and then, we all need to take a moment to stop the laughs and scan the events of the world around us. Today, let us take a look at the world of international finance, notably the economic struggles of Vietnam. From the blog ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS:
On the other hand, Vietnam’s inflation problem [...]

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