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Entries from May 2008

Apologize, Mary Jo Pehl!

May 22nd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments

I hereby demand it, in writing, here on this site. Not on your own blog, and not on the site where you and the Originally Original Ones Who Were Present at the Origin hang out.
…Oh, don’t play innocent, missy. You KNOW why.
And please don’t send that big blond goon over to push [...]

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Want to hear me say stuff?

May 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 11 Comments

…Because there can never be enough Me Saying Stuff.
The lovely and gracious Mary Beth Ellis — a.k.a. Lady Kenobi here in RifftraxLand — interviewed myself and the Satellite News guys last night. I talked too much. Here’s a link:
Blog Talk Radio.
(The British sounding woman who does the ID bumps will someday be [...]

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Chess master attacked by flying phallus!

May 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 39 Comments

Oh, it’s true. Every word of it.
Former chess champion Gary Kasparov, now involved in Russian politics, was interrupted during a speech the other day by a heli-penis.
Since there is naughty imagery (tee hee!), this goes under the cut…out of respect for those not inclined to start their day with a [...]

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Favorite Places from Space, Part 3

May 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 19 Comments

O’BRIEN’S PUB
4646 Convoy St.
San Diego, CA 92111

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One of the reasons I dislike living in Minneapolis is that I am, door to door, 1,976 miles from O’Brien’s. This unassuming little pub in a strip mall featuring a Crab Hut and a Tapioca Express is about as humble as a bar can be, yet [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · beer

RiffTrax + CBS = Love

May 20th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 21 Comments

So, as part of our ever growing mission to expand the empire of RiffTrax into every facet of the media (after successfully getting the air conditioning and bathrooms working again in our offices after thieves stole the critical parts over the weekend) we’ve decided to partner up with the CBS RADIO Digital Network! [...]

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Tags: In the Media · RiffTrax

Top Vacation Destination

May 20th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 9 Comments

No, it’s not the entrance to a Dilithium crystal mine on Rura Penthe. This brand new tourist mecca is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Located on the remote island of Spitzbergen, a mere 600 miles from the North Pole, the seed bank is a giant hole bored 500 feet down into a permafrosted [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · silly

Mr. Benchley

May 20th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 10 Comments

Like thousands of “humor” writers before me, I’m a huge admirer of Robert Benchley, the master of the short comic essay. During a recent search, I discovered that some of his work has fallen into the Public Domain. Because everyone deserves a little Robert Benchley to brighten their day, I give you an excerpt from [...]

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A sweaty evening of music

May 19th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 23 Comments

Jonathan Coulton blogs today about the sweatiest show he has ever played, which I was happy to attend on Saturday night. To say that the inside of Lestat’s coffee house was sauna-like would be wildly unfair to many saunas, whose capacity to extract sweat stops at the skin, whereas being inside Lestat’s with 200 [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · music

Agggggghhh!

May 19th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 28 Comments

I don’t really know what to say about this.

It makes me squirm almost as much as this:

(Make sure you get to the 4 minute mark and you’ll see the connection)
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Bill adds: It reminded me of someone in the news lately…

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Napoleon Dynamite had excellent taste in cats.

May 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

I’ve already gone and confessed my love for oversized beasts. But I had no idea that Napoleon’s favorite animal, the LIGER (”bred for its skills in magic”) was one such critter.
With all respect to Mssr. Dynamite, ligers are quite a bit more substantial than the anemic-looking fellow in a wig that he sketched:

Ligers are giants, [...]

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Want Some?

May 18th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 29 Comments

You’re drooling, aren’t you. Unless you’re a vegan – which is just fine – there’s no better way to get close to your dinner than to catch it, cook it and celebrate its passing with Tobasco, sweet potato fries and a cold IPA. If I were you, I’d log off, grab a rod [...]

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Tags: Walleye

Marvin K. Mooney pimps his ride

May 17th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 12 Comments

Yes, it appears that Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?, Dr. Seuss’ 1972 classic about suggesting ways for Marvin K to get the hell out of his presence, contains the origin of the word “Crunk“.  Try as I might, I might, I can’t find any info on why the good Dr. scuttled his [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · music

Axl Rose…

May 16th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

…Wanted to wish you a “rockin” weekend, and to thank everybody for the thoughtful cards and letters regarding the state of his hair.
The latest word is that after staging a rebellion and trying to escape from his skull, Axl’s hair has been recaptured, braided with a combination of ballistic Nylon and Kevlar strands and secured [...]

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They don’t make toys like they used to.

May 15th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 37 Comments

It’s sad that my kids will never know the innocent joy of playing WWII Japanese suicide bomber.

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My new favorite singer.

May 14th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 39 Comments

With all respect and reverence to the Chairman of the Board, this is the singer who most captures my imagination at present. (”At present”= roughly three hours.)
Please, ignore his figure skating costume, and his hair-helmet… this video is from the unforgiving 1980s. Just tell me — is he greatness, or is he just [...]

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