Congratulations and thank you to all who sent in their Amounts of Something in response to the title of the new Bond Film. Your responses gave me a demijohn of elation. For me, the one that put it over the top was Barleycorn of Tedium. Says it all. And I learned that Barleycorn was at […]
Entries from November 2008
November 29th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 10 Comments
November 28th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 45 Comments
“Oh God or Oh Man?” That, ladies and gentlemen, is the existential question posed by the 1987 movie TOUGH GUYS DON’T DANCE. Sadly, this movie marked the end of the Ryan O’Neal / Norman Mailer creative team, and the question (see above) is unanswered to this day.
November 28th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 28 Comments
Hooray! Yahoo! High fives, everyone! Hova!! Stillsuits may have just become a reality, and the guys at NASA are psyched to start drinking their pee! Space Station’s Urine Recycling Unit Passes Test Mike Schneider, Associated Press Nov. 25, 2008 — After several days without luck, astronauts finally ran a successful test on equipment that turns […]
November 27th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments
This is a day set aside for gratitude, but it’s only in these dotage years that I’ve finally appreciated what that means. Real gratitude can’t mean being thankful for everything being perfect in your life, all the time. Alas, that will never happen. I think it’s about appreciating what you have. I’m a very lucky […]
November 26th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 98 Comments
I’m preparing this weekend to see the latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, at my local googleplex.* And I’m a little concerned that I may not take away from it any measurable quantity of comfort which would aid me in a time of duress. However, I’m certain that there are other Quantities of other Entities […]
November 25th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 36 Comments
Nobody puts state quarters in a corner! Except for maybe the Ohio one…he was too stupid to have a good time…Anyways, it’s time for the Swayze Regional Final! Follow all the state quarter action here! vs Compared to some of the other regions we’ve gone thru, the Swayze regional final ends in a David Byrne […]
November 25th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 56 Comments
There’s a new sheriff in town: ***** UPDATE: We tried to reach Mr. Litoris for comments, but he was traveling with his longtime associates Benjamin Dover and Michael Hunt. (UPDATE regarding first UPDATE: Yes, I stole those from comments. But you stole them from Bart Simpson, and the movie Porky’s. And they stole them all […]
November 24th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 72 Comments
This link has been sent to me by several lovely, well-meaning people, who really don’t intend to make my children orphans. Yet that could be the result of mixing… 1) Me. 2) Thanksgiving. 3) Turbaconducken. Explained below, courtesy of our friends at Bacon Today (a beautiful phrase if ever there was one). Here it is […]
November 24th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments
Exhibit One: “And we’ve got Bank One… on the run What’s in your wallet, it’s not Capital One It’s us, so which card are you Integrations never had a spirit so good” Exhibit Two: “You had always a deep strong belief When you said test your work be probative If your ad dear friend doesn’t […]
November 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 59 Comments
My ballot for the MN. Senate race has made the news: Look, I don’t usually go for 3rd party candidates, but he really WAS a great guy…
November 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments
My sincere thanks to Doctor P. I’ve been hoping for years that some visionary would convert one of my favorite-ever shows into a house music mashup. And sure enough: Bless you, Doctor. You have healed my heart.
November 21st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 50 Comments
Climax, Minnesota, In Polk County on the North Dakota Border (not far from Cummings), was founded on August 18th, 1897 at a time when opportunity, poverty and the hope of having something of one’s own would drive adventurous people to such places. Popular legend says the town was named for a brand of chewing tobacco, […]
November 20th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 32 Comments
No tricks, no “gotcha” questions, just an honest but tough interview which he pulls off under very difficult circumstances. This, my friends, is journalism.
November 20th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 47 Comments
… you’ll be pleased to hear that they’re making it again! Yes, the exact same movie, except that Dennis Quaid will now be played by some Dalai Lama-wannabe: See the original riffed HERE. New Fake Dick Cheney, coming soon!
November 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 9 Comments
– OR – Rifftrax Anagram Challenge winner revealed! The winner of our Rifftrax Anagram Challenge is the human who calls him/herself secretidentitycrisis, for this hat trick of cleverness: secretidentitycrisis on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:00 am Your three Star Wars prequels: Math Men Teach Peon = The Phantom Menace To Catch Senate Folk = Attack […]