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Entries from December 2008

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 30 Comments

I hope you survived the Zunepocalypse without TOO much mutation.

To celebrate the arrival of 2009, our gift to you: we will NOT post pictures of a be-diapered Kevin as the New Year’s baby. (No matter how much he asks.)
Auld Lang Syne, y’all!

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Bad Song of the Year

December 31st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 75 Comments

it’s a daunting task, chasing down a song that will plainly and commonly be considered bad by peoples of all cultures, ages, races, sexes and nationalities.  I find I must leave my own eclecticisms behind – e.g. my affection for the assless be-underpanted idiocy of Devendra Banhart – but I must also keep my bile [...]

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Tags: Bad Music · Creepitometry · In the Media · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Trends

Lost Hip Hop vault recordings: When Sen met Freaky

December 30th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

In 1996, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and Freaky Tah of the Lost Boyz got together in the studio to lay down some new tracks while both their groups were between albums. The project was eventually cancelled due to creative differences, and the tapes of the sessions have never surfaced, until today. Below [...]

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If James Taylor Were on Fire

December 30th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 11 Comments

Confession: my wife and I once went to see James Taylor at the Hollywood Bowl. We were sitting pretty far back, so between that and JT’s legendary mellowness, we’re not sure if he ever even showed up.
Could we have detected JT’s presence better if he were on fire? Paul and [...]

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Meet Razorhawk

December 30th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 41 Comments

No, he has not encountered, let alone hindered, any crime in his role as Razorhawk, but he did back in his old job… at the gas station.

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Shame on you, sir

December 30th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 33 Comments

Two great 80’s hair band titans join together for an historic summit (Styx and REO Speedwagon do “Roll with the Changes”!):Now watch as this fellow in the glasses uses it for his own dirty purposes. Shame on you, sir. Keep on rolling, indeed.

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The Contest Contest CONTEST!

December 29th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 165 Comments

Finally following up on The Contest Contest, here is the Contest spawned by the Contest Contest. (…OK, now that word just sounds weird.) There were some great entries, some pure batsh*t madness, and various combinations of the preceding.
The winner is our bluntly-monikered friend Kris for this entry:

Kris on Dec 16, 2008 at [...]

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All this, plus one of the best Moff Tarkins, ever!

December 27th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 69 Comments

Before that artsy fartsy music-boy John Williams came along, and RUINED THE PURITY OF IT:

(P.S.: Wooteeny!)

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Most Awesome State Quarter Championship

December 24th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 33 Comments

Please press play on the below video before beginning to read this post:
 

Our journey began 11 months ago to the day. But the true State Quarter journey traces back in 1999, when each state took five finalists, whittled it down to to a selection of varying quality (god knows what Ohio’s four rejected ones looked [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · bracketology · currency · schnappi · state quarters

Merry Christmas!

December 23rd, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 37 Comments

I’m signing off the blog ’til after Christmas, so here’s wishing you, your families, and friends a great holiday.
The winner of the Contest Contest will be announced next week. In the meantime, here’s a bit of holiday cheer. This is played on the confounded wireless box a lot around this time of year, [...]

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Oh, Santa, WHY?!

December 22nd, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 20 Comments

This is the tamest part of our new RiffTrax Short:

<a href=”http://www.rifftrax.com/misc/flvplayer.swf?file=rtmp://rifftraxfvs.cdnetworks.us/rifftraxfvs/flashstream/&id=ChristmasToyshop-Sample&width=500&height=330&overstretch=fit&volume=100&autostart=false&type=rtmp&” target=”_blank”>http://www.rifftrax.com/misc/flvplayer.swf?file=rtmp://rifftraxfvs.cdnetworks.us/rifftraxfvs/flashstream/&id=ChristmasToyshop-Sample&width=500&height=330&overstretch=fit&volume=100&autostart=false&type=rtmp&</a>The section that I would vote Oddest Christmas Sentiment of the Century is where the spider in the hat goes on a killing spree.

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For Mike and Bridget.

December 21st, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 32 Comments

In the spirit of the season, and knowing that this is a very meaningful song to you both, especially when translated into Portuguese…. I give you this gift.

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State Quarters Final Four!

December 19th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 38 Comments

We have entered the Final Four of Quarterdom.  Who will take home the DiCaprio Prize?  Pry your oversized mother out of the bed and roll her over to the computer, because it’s time to crown a winner (of the semi-final round.)
All previous State Quarter action can be found here!

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Celebri-day!

December 19th, 2008 by Mike Nelson · 29 Comments

Puzzled and numbed by the oncoming holidays? Let the celebrities tell you what to do!

 Grizzelda Rush. Star of “Kiss Town”

“The holidays are for me a time to reassess everything, absolutely everything about who I am: am I eating enough fish? Am I spending enough time with Geoff (that’s Geoffrey Stack, her Kiss Town co-star and [...]

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Get away from my nuts.

December 18th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 43 Comments

Nutcrackers. This time of year is lousy with nutcrackers.
But they keep baring their teeth at me, and I don’t like them.

Help, Santa!
Also scary: they’re German.
[NOTE: Those who suspected that this post was written simply for the title are 99% right. The other 1% [...]

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