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Entries from July 2008


July 31st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 22 Comments

The Dark Knight! The Dark Knight, also! The Pale Knight! The Gay Knight! The Mad Knight! The Newmanian Knight! The Middle-Brady Knight! Knight, Knight!

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Hop Shortage Update

July 31st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 14 Comments

The worldwide Hop Shortage has hit us all hard.  We’ve pondered its devastating effects at O’Briens over a cold Racer 5, as we lament that this years Exponential Hoppiness tasting was limited to just three separate vintages of the worlds greatest beer.  We rended our garments and were heard to lament “Damn You Hop shorta-Hey, […]

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GREAT Song of the Week

July 30th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 31 Comments

While combing the infotainment ultraspeedway for it’s flattened musical turds, invariably a gem or two shows up. We’ll try to keep a good supply on hand, and invite you to send your faves as well. LENINGRAD COWBOYS: Gimme All Your Lovin’ (With the Red Army Chorus) Something this sublime needs no comment. I first encountered […]

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July 30th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 35 Comments

“Bad Song of the Week” has been away for several, on summer vacation from bleeding ears. We now bring it back as my bad-savvy niece Laurel (and now several of you) continue to supply us with what’s the worst of the latest and the latest of the worst. This week: RAY J (Featuring Yung Berg) […]

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Are all our L.A. area friends O.K.?

July 29th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 35 Comments

In case people elsewhere haven’t heard, L.A. got jolted with a “moderate” earthquake of 5.8 today. I called a pal out there who said it was scary for a bit, but nothing too damaging as far as he can see. Hope that remains true. Details on CNN here. Best joke to come out of it […]

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Jar Jar Like Me

July 28th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 7 Comments

Despite my mom’s Hot Dog picture getting destroyed in the voting by that happy-feeted sailor I still wore my Jar Jar Shirt downtown to our live show on Saturday. Throughout the whole experience, which was described by various friends of mine in attendance as a “laugh-o-rama”, “laughfest” and “this is what you do all day?”, […]

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July 27th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 38 Comments

Many of you have been asking what this “YouTube” is. Answered: (Hat tip to our pals Paul and Storm for this. I think.)

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My First Con Kiss

July 25th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 47 Comments

I have now kissed Darth Vader. In public, before God and everybody. Before you ask, I’ll just say it: He’s a gentle, beautiful man. He smelled of summer lavender blossoming in the fields of Givenchy. His helmet flaps, so delicate, his control panel, so powerful. Moments after this was taken, I swooned. Didn’t think I […]

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Gimme Back My Hutt!!!

July 24th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 27 Comments

My weekend involved far more Star Wars discussion than should be allowed by law, and during the course of it, some of my friends revealed that they were not aware of the impending disaster that is “Clone Wars“.  Nor were they aware that the plot of this movie evidently depends on the kidnapping of Jabba […]

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We are at Comic-Con. God help us all.

July 24th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 30 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, today we get swallowed into the belly of the geek beast. No, not Harry Knowles. Comic-Con. (…Or, as the ancient Aztecs called it, “Kahmik-K’ahan.”) COMIC-CON 2007: Kevin Murphy in Rifftrax-issued L.B.P.’s. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and myself will be at various places at various times signing stuff, drawing little doodles, and […]

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Go Mom! (part 2)

July 23rd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 12 Comments

Ever the good son, Conor cheered on his mom in a post earlier today. (Wishing you victory in the photo contest, Mrs. ConorsMom. You’re going down, cute baby picture!!) Made me feel a little guilty for not cheerleading my own mom here at the Rifftrax Blog. Though technically she now qualifies for senior discounts, Mom […]

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Go Mom!

July 23rd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 32 Comments

Clearly, I am a man who values his dignity.  But occasionally, under extraordinary circumstances, I’m willing to do something slightly foolish – as long as there’s a good reason. Be it raising money for charity, attending a costume party, or walking down the street dressed like an idiot to see what people do, some things […]

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Muppetz, $beyotches$!!

July 22nd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 20 Comments

And if you think these guys aren’t the Original Original Gangstaz, then you never saw what happened to people who dissed Wilkins Coffee. (To repeat:) (tip of the chapeau to Unstoppable Robot Ninja for the link to first mashup; stianhafstad for the original.)

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Where have I been?

July 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 22 Comments

Has it really been two weeks since I posted anything on the blog?  Where the hell have I been? Answer:  Cooking bacon! Friday night it became necessary to cook up 8 pounds of bacon, a process that took a long time, three pans, resulted in more than 32 ounces of liquid grease and finished at […]

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While in San Diego for The Con…

July 22nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 4 Comments

While attending The Con, be sure to take the short hike* to the Borders on 6th Avenue: View Larger Map Because while Keanu Reeves’ presence is surely to be the most buzzed about thing at The Con, and the Dark Knight exclusives are sure to go fast, you won’t want to miss the Buy One, […]

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