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Entries from October 2008

Markus Ellingtonham Mark

October 21st, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 14 Comments

He’s on a roll, what with Shooter, Max Payne, his SNL appearances. You’d be forgiven if you missed what is easily the acme of his impressive career as a high school science teacher in The Happening but ladies and gentlemen you must take every step feasible to remedy that situation. I would say that even [...]

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McConaughey Regional Final!

October 21st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 11 Comments

Take off your shirt, and kill the old red Rooster, it’s time for the McConaughey region Final!  Follow all the action here.
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For the final round of this oft-misspelled region, I finally got around to looking up the history behind the Hawaii quarter.  The man shown here towering over the Hawaiian islands is King Kamehameha [...]

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Want to be a Professional Writer?

October 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 29 Comments

Then make yourself look like this guy on the right:

It’s a banner ad I encountered, and it tells the harsh truth about Professional Writing.
So remember: being a writer = looking like that guy. You stand warned!

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As “we” wait for the “Incredible” “Hulk” to “return…”

October 20th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 22 Comments

Enjoy a sampler from one of my new favorite sites, The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks:
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Did I say umbrella? I don’t know… might be lightbulbs, or bran muffins. But close enough for you, huh?

Did I say restroom? I don’t know… could be the kitchen, could be the library, could be a portal [...]

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Free Hulk! 2

October 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 21 Comments

Come on… free him, would you please?
But if you can’t manage that today, consider this alternative: checking out THIS you-do-not-have-to-pay-any-money-to-watch-it * Rifftrax of the 1970s INCREDIBLE HULK TV show.
(* “free”)
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UPDATE Monday AM: Sorry to hear that people are having tech problems. This is still in beta, and we’re trying to iron [...]

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Free Hulk!

October 16th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 35 Comments

Many thanks for all the birthday wishes. I just woke up about an hour ago at a Chuck E. Cheese, my head buzzing, a half-eaten slice of pepperoni pizza adhered to my back. In exchange for all the good will, may I offer you some free riffing on a Hulk episode? Go here and all [...]

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We have a Salad! …I mean Winner!

October 16th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 23 Comments

Now all can be revealed.
The koan I presented last week…

…is actually a closeup of this banner, on a Mexican restaurant we always pass on the drive to record Rifftraxes:

Though the expanded version gives it a little context, the larger font “Salad?” question always hits the eye first, and it has caused us (a.k.a. “me”) no [...]

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Major food innovation

October 15th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 51 Comments

Your eyes are not deceiving you.  This is a photo of a bacon patty melt that for bread uses grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with bacon. Seriouseats.com reports about this food of the gods, dubbed the Bacon Fatty Melt.  Using two sandwiches two make a larger sandwich is the revolutionary type of forward food thinking that [...]

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Keanu Regional Final

October 14th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 13 Comments

Whoa!  The second of our four regional finals in the Most Awesome State Quarter contest is underway!

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According to the US Mint website, the unapproved alternatives for the Alaska State Quarter were: A picture of a Polar Bear with the inscription “Land of the Midnight Sun”, ”Dog Musher with Denali (Mt. McKinley),” featuring a dog [...]

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I’m confused.

October 13th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 40 Comments

Which Christopher Columbus are we celebrating today?

The famed Genoan explorer who sailed in 1492?
Or…

The man who gave us Gremlins: Stripe Versus Gizmo?
In any case, hope your many Columbus Day parties are great fun today. Please let us know what Columbus Day gifts you got!

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Happy birthday, Mike!

October 11th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 99 Comments

It’s Michael J. Nelson’s birthday today, October 11. It’s also the birthday of Daryl Hall, of “and Oates” fame.
But let’s concentrate on Mike for now. Please wish him a happy, bacon-y birthday below.
MICHAEL J. NELSON
Happy birthday, Daryl! [EDIT: should be "Mike"]
[EDIT again, sorry:

DARYL J. NELSON]

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I, Ronald Man…

October 10th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 19 Comments

a.k.a. “IRON MAN,” want you to know that 1960s MAD MEN-like corporate fashion, right down to the omnipresent cocktail accessory, go quite nicely with 21st century CGI-laden explosionpunchfests.

I, Ron Man, hope you can put a night aside with your favorite randy secretary*, toss our IRON MAN Rifftrax in a good martini shaker along with a [...]

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Arnold Regional Final

October 10th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 16 Comments

Kevin designed some sweet commemorative medallions for the finals of the Most Awesome State Quarter contest.  Let’s tackle the hard fought Arnold Regional first.

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The giant fish of Washington faces the man behind the greatest monument in Washington for the Arnold Regional final.  Lincoln had a renowned appetite for fish, but this fish is [...]

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Swayze Regional Semi-Final

October 9th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 14 Comments

After a brief cooling off period, let’s finish this thing up!  What the hell am I talking about?  Started reading the blog within the past six months did you?  Catch up with the project here

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The Bay State vs. The State that Contains the Bay Area.  The Bay State rolls off the tongue much [...]

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Happy birthday to Brian Blessed

October 9th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments

Being one myself, I know a big ol’ ham when I see one. And British actor Brian Blessed, who celebrates his 71st birthday today, may very well be the King of All Hams.
He’s a delightfully big, boisterous presence whenever and wherever he appears — in dramas like I, CLAUDIUS, Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare [...]

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