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Entries from June 2008

I’m Twittering.

June 14th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 54 Comments

Right here.
It’s already made me realize a stark truth: I don’t actually DO anything.
Who am I?!!
(jumps out window.)

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Rifftrax EXCLUSIVE!

June 13th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments

Woman discusses her weekend at Jack Nicholson’s birthday bash!

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Conductor Simon Rattle…

June 13th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 12 Comments

…Finally admits to being a hobbit.

Rattle, the much admired Artistic Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker had long denied rumors that he was a Shiresman. But when snapped by a Der Spiegel photographer finishing his second pound of mushrooms for elevensies, further protestations were pointless. “My mother was a Brambleburr from Bindale. My father, Togo Rattlebottom, [...]

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Q & A with Bill Corbett. Step right up!

June 12th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 140 Comments

Fellow sojourners —
I’ll be here for about an hour, and if possible, I’ll address a few stray Qs later. But at some point, I’ll have to move on…and live! Again!
A few oh-so-humble requests / suggestions:
1) I might have to punt if you ask about individual titles — that is, possible movies to [...]

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New buddy movie challenge!

June 11th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 81 Comments

Friends:
You came through for me before, when I need a buddy vehicle for Drew Carey and Sir Ian McKellen.
I need your help again. I’ve been offered eight figures* if I find the right buddy movie for these two hot-as-a-pistol-that-shoots-molten-lava-and-Bhut-Jolokia-peppers (whew!) stars:

AND

Yes, the Suits want a Harvey Fierstein – Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, and [...]

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He’s still out there…

June 11th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 13 Comments

Please, please be careful when walking the streets of Argentina at night, as the “creepy gnome” has not yet been caught.

He has, however, been preliminarily identified as this man, wearing a traffic cone.

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Bhut Munch Day?*

June 11th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 34 Comments

The purpose of this post is gauge interest in planning a day when all those who are wo/man enough acquire and, at roughly the same time, munch down a few bites of the famous Bhut Jolokia pepper – while getting it on video, of course. Like this man, who takes a very sober, Wall Street [...]

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Louisville Has Happy Balls

June 11th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 39 Comments

I found these at the airport:

Actually they’re delicious. Best balls I’ve ever tasted. They make a great gift.

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Innocence gone.

June 10th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 26 Comments

Some of it, anyway.
Actual quote from my sweet, beloved little three year-old daughter, as we took a walk today:
“Daddy, what does “kill” mean?”
Oy.

IN HAPPIER DAYS: back when my child was just a drunk, not a murderer. [NOTE: Not my child, but an incredible simulation.]

Of course, there was some context. As is [...]

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Bad Song of the Week

June 9th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 27 Comments

Once again, My niece Laurel has kept me posted on the very worst in popular music. This week:
Jibbs: Chain Hang Low

The term “shawty” takes on a new connotation in this video by a rapper whose name reminds one of a nineteenth-century English butler. As far as I can gather, the song involves [...]

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More Truth about the Truth (which happens to be Out There).

June 9th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 14 Comments

Before we launch into that classic romantic comedy ALIEN tomorrow, a few more tidbits about X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE, which you have all seen by now. (Right? Right? OK, just to entice you further, here’s another clip:)

Bits of tid:
1) More states of our union were represented in the writing process than [...]

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McGruff Breaks His Silence!

June 9th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 17 Comments

Yes, everybody’s second favorite Crime Dog has his own blog! And, in a monumental occasion, he’s blogged on it for the first time in over a year! McGruff last blogged on June 2nd, 2007. In an entry beloved by children and adults alike, entitled “Keep bullies at bay” McGruff instucts us that “Bullies [...]

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E-bert

June 9th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 13 Comments

RiffTrax got a mention in Roger Ebert’s Answer Man column. Luckily, the context wasn’t his answer to the question, “What website would you most like to see obliterated and expunged from human memory?”

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Poison Metal Biscuits

June 9th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 17 Comments

I am reading a fine and entertaining book by Simon Winchester called The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Its protagonist (a word, by the way, that makes a memorable appearance in the book) is an American named W.C. Minor, a brilliant and, [...]

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I am going to Rick Roll you.

June 6th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments

I just wanted to give you a heads-up, OK? It is my intention to Rick Roll you. It should be starting pretty soon.
…Now I know you hippity-hopping, hootenannying kids are saying: “That’s not how it’s done. It’s supposed to be a surprise!”
But I’m in my dotage years now [...]

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