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Entries from November 2008

I like turtles!

November 19th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

But this gentleman likes them even more. Despite his doctorate in Baroque literature and years of Cordon Bleu chef training, he has chosen to dedicate his life to turtle-getting.
(Question for our post-video symposium panel: how does one knock one’s teeth out with one’s chainsaw?)

Hat tip to Heather, who [...]

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Papa Pinguin, indeed!

November 18th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 19 Comments

I knew Schnappi, I worked with him, and you, sir, are no Schnappi.

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Shake Hands with Danger

November 17th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 25 Comments

A quick commercial here, beware: our new shorts DVD is ready to go. The highlight for me is a brand new short (featuring animated Bill, Kevin and Mike) called Shake Hands with Danger that will make you think long and hard before you use your hand to grease the pin when you’re swapping out buckets [...]

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Rakehell

November 17th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 26 Comments

Lord knows I’m no eco-warrior. I once set fire to a rain forest just to bug Sting. When he saw that I’d used Al Gore’s dogeared copy of SILENT SPRING as kindling, Sting was so upset he couldn’t have tantric sex for hours. (Which was good, since we were on a long [...]

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NYC Bathroom Graffiti

November 17th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 10 Comments

Spotted in New York City this weekend on the wall of “Antarctica”, the most crowded bar I’ve ever been in.  I’m not usually one to whip out the cell phone camera in the mens room, but the absurdity of this particular graffiti being somehow written ten feet up on the wall was too good to [...]

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Christmas Gold

November 17th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 24 Comments

To the person who produced this segment, I salute you. I have no way of knowing how this event actually went down, but this recreation is genius.

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NNNerd!

November 17th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 28 Comments

This evidences many, many wasted hours.

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A public service

November 16th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 28 Comments

It happens: we get busy, we get inside our own thoughts too much, we forget to set aside time every day to think about Matthew Lesko.

RiffTrax would like to gently remind you to take a deep breath, hold it for a count of four and think about Matthew Lesko. Really think about him. If [...]

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Blob

November 14th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 36 Comments

The writing of our latest RiffTrax, X2, provided the fortunate circumstance of my becoming acquainted with a heretofore unknown X-man. Meet Blob.

Blob’s talents are many. According to unimpeachable sources (Essjay), Blob has the ability to be completely immovable by, apparently, excreting an extra force of gravity. (If my reading of Einstein’s Universe is correct, that’s [...]

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The Dark Kurd.

November 13th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 25 Comments

Mayor of Batman sues WB, Nolan
Southeastern city in Turkey fights for name
By ALI JAAFAR
Batman has a new adversary: Batman.
The mayor of an oil-producing city in southeastern Turkey, which has the same name as the Caped Crusader, is suing helmer Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. for royalties from mega-grosser “The Dark Knight.”
Huseyin Kalkan, the pro-Kurdish Democratic [...]

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Laugh it up, and help a good cause.

November 12th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 12 Comments

If you live in the L.A. area, please consider making the scene for Laughing at Cancer, a breast cancer benefit which features fellow puppet show alums Frank Conniff and J. Elvis Weinstein as well as other excellent stand-up comics. The benefit was organized by writer John Scott Lewinski in honor of his mother, [...]

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A future HITLER!

November 12th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 36 Comments

Yes, I’m making a beeline for Godwin’s Law. But sometimes it just fits,* like with the wee Hitler-in-training, below.
This toddler’s ability to control a crowd is chilling:

“How big is Will?”
Bigger than HISTORY, Mom!
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(*Those who disagree with me — about this, or anything — are obviously Nazis [...]

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TASTING NOTES: Budweiser American Ale

November 11th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 38 Comments

POUR – presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove.  Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.
NOSE – Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and [...]

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Nathanial Matthias Sinister

November 10th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 34 Comments

**Scene – Mr. Sinister’s apartment.  Mr. Sinister sits in silence next to the phone.  A bottle of Champagne sits in a bucket of ice on a stand next to his recliner.**
[The phone rings]
Mr. Sinister:  Hello?  Murr-hur-ry!  Gimme the good news baby!  [pause]  You’re kidding me.  The Hobgoblin?  Kraven the Hunter offs himself and to replace [...]

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Rifftrax Anagram Challenge!

November 10th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 89 Comments

(…now unscrambled for your convenience.)

Say, who doesn’t like anagrams!?!
[Looks around. Gulps.] …Wow, that’s a lot of you. But! For those of you who don’t mind them, as much, here’s a little contest you might enjoy.

The RIFFTRAX ANAGRAM CHALLENGE
Your task:
Create a witty, even poignant anagram from a Rifftrax-related name. [...]

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