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Entries from July 2008

A Friend is in Jeopardy!

July 22nd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 18 Comments

Did I say “in?” Sorry, meant “on.”
Our pal Josh Fruhlinger, a.k.a. The Comics Curmudgeon, will be a contestant on Jeopardy starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 22. Check your local listings!

JOSH F., in his natural habitat.

JOSH F., now cleaned up real good; fully oppressed by the Trebekian machine.

MARY W., educating Josh F. re: the ultimate [...]

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See You At The Con – #14 in a Series

July 22nd, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 18 Comments

As we prepare to descend into the valley of the uber-geek, we present another sketch of one of our favorite con archetypes, this time drawn by Mike. Many years ago. If you happen to look like this guy, please remember that we kid because we love.

HUGE Post-Cyberpunk Fan.
Believes he wields tremendous power on [...]

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See You At the Con – #7 in a Series

July 21st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 11 Comments

In order to ready ourselves for the onslaught of geekdom, we’d like to share some sketches of our favorite con-going archetypes.

Spearheaded the Walworth County, Wisconsin Save Firefly movement (3 members).
Thinks Doctor Horrible is “longish.”
Works sealing cartons at a rubber novelty fulfillment house.
Has an incomplete collection of Space 1999 action figures.

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On to the Con!

July 21st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 33 Comments

It’s Comic-Con time, and the folks at Legend Films are busily prepping our own Mike Nelson for his appearance at the Rifftrax/Legend Films Booth, and of course for Rifftrax Live Saturday at the gorgeous Balboa Theater. It’s no easy task – Mike has been broken down into his component parts, shrink-wrapped and packed into seventeen [...]

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In case your percussion-based workout isn’t doing the trick for you….

July 20th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 22 Comments


N.B.: The Slimsticks are free. What with the high price of Slimsticks these days, I’d advise anyone to seize this opportunity.
(Best image available. And LORD KNOWS I’ve looked. Anyone want to try deciphering the Snare-ian text?)
[IMPORTANT UPDATE! The YouLookNiceToday people (thanks, by the way) have a bigger image. [...]

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How did they know?

July 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 22 Comments

Received this in a mostly-defunct mailbox the other day:

SUBJECT: hi there pyrophosphate
Well, I’m just gobsmacked by this one. How did some spammers (apparently from the South, where I’ve never lived!) know the nickname I’ve cherished since third grade?


A real stumper.
Bill “Pyrophosphate” Corbett

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Big, big, BIG news!!

July 18th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 29 Comments

Project Gary, the new sitcom starring Jay “The American People Continue to Say ‘No’ to Me, Yet Executives Don’t Seem to Believe Them” Mohr has undergone a name change – FOR THE WORST! Project Gary is now … Gary Unmarried.
The funny, however, has not changed:Watch CBS Videos Online

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My life’s goal

July 17th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments

It will all have been a big sad joke if after these earthbound days are over, my final resting place is not listed in Find A Grave.

Good to have an pre-arranged exit, in case you plan on going zombie (as I do).

And if I still live in Minnesota — more accurately, if I still [...]

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These Hands Are Small, I Know*

July 17th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 48 Comments

On those rare occasions when I show people something I’ve drawn, the most common reaction I get is, “Oh, you poor thing. Was it a farm accident?” For you see, they wrongly assume that my hands must have been caught up in a tractor’s PTO and left mangled and nearly useless. (I suppose they assume, [...]

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The Rifftrax Contest that Time Forgot.

July 16th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 8 Comments

“Time” in this case equalling me. Apologies.

For a reminder of what this rather odd contest was about, click here. Warning: it involves a very young, quite enraged, woman-hatin’ Joey Lawrence.
Congratulations to all contestants: you are smart, you are funny, and some of you are frightening. [...]

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July 16th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 18 Comments

Why in the name of all that is good and holy would you strive for this look?

It’s not too late, Mr. White. Even this would be a better direction:

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Ich bin ein Chihuahua

July 15th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 27 Comments

Well, it’s no Schnappi…

And more Chihuahua news from the NY Times here. Though no mention of Conor’s original. Journalistic misconduct of the gravest kind.

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Me on the TeeVee

July 15th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 32 Comments

If anyone lives in or around the Twin Cities, MN, area, I’ll be on the show “Twin Cities Live” today to talk about this past weekend’s release of MEET HELLBOY (AND BE QUICKLY, BRUTALLY CRUSHED BY HIM).

Since it’s live, I will be showing up in cutoff jeans and a wife beater shirt, cradling a bottle [...]

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You think being the Dark Knight is easy?

July 14th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments

Sorry, no. It’s not all glamour and glitz.
Sometimes you PLAN to avenge evil, but you just wind up drinking too much Jagermeister.

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Go, Dave, Go!

July 11th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 43 Comments

Bill, from all of us here at RiffTrax, congratulations, and well done! I don’t know what it is, but I offer you the cinematic equivalent of “break a leg”, and here’s hoping we toast a huge opening weekend.
Go, Dave, Go!

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