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Entries from January 2009

Post-show.

January 15th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 105 Comments

Well, after a rigorous 30-ish minutes of live streaming performance, followed by several snorts of bourbon, a steam, massage, shower, another steam, another shower, a blood transfusion, a huge sashimi tray, and a quick goat sacrifice (followed by another light steam / shower), I’m ready to hear some feedback on our live online show tonight.
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The Final Pimpdown

January 15th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 36 Comments

REMINDER: in a matter of hours, we will be live, online, and wondering why the hell we didn’t prepare anything.

And it’s FREE. Tonight at 6 PM PST / 9 PM EST. More details HERE.
Our guarantee to you: Kevin will not be wearing a dress.

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Animal Collective Listening Party or Scene from Trainspotting?

January 14th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 42 Comments

While checking out this recap of a London listening party for Animal Collective’s latest, “Merriweather Post Pavilion”, I was struck that some of the pictures looked a touch familiar.  So I prepared this game, entitled “Animal Collective Listening Party or Scene from Trainspotting?” All the pics have various forms of ecstasy occurring on a filthy [...]

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Tags: Great Music · RiffTrax · movies · music

It had barely started, and it was all finished.

January 13th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 54 Comments

This MTV staple from 80s contained just about everything a music video ever needed.
Please… release that dove from your hands, and watch:

The only things it lacked were easily found here (cough cough *dwarf* cough cough):

IN CONCLUSION: There was no need to keep making music videos after these two. (And no, [...]

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Hab SoSlI’ Quch!*

January 11th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 31 Comments

The holiday season is fast receding into the distance, so my timing is WAY off with this… but if think you’ve seen every possible version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, it’s probably because you have no honor.
COMMEDIA BEAUREGARD, a Twin Cities theater company that I’m doing a project with these days, started a [...]

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Today’s thing you can’t unsee

January 9th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 26 Comments

Kids these days! Playing the damn xbox instead of enjoying the classics!  How can we get them more interested in the arts, especially Poetry, the Urkel of the arts?
Was your suggestion TAKING PHOTOS OF DEAD POETS AND ANIMATING THEM TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE READING THEIR POEMS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE?!?!
Example:  Here is [...]

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Live Us

January 8th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 29 Comments

A bold new chapter here at RiffTrax – Kevin, Bill and I will be riffing live on a brand new short, Self-Conscious Guy. Just click the picture to learn more, or bookmark www.rifftrax.com/live and stop back at a few minutes before 9pm East Coast / 6 pm West Coast on Thursday, January 15th.
It’s free! And [...]

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Torn

January 8th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 28 Comments

Emmy Award-winning hair groomer Rip Torn recently had some issues with the non-level Connecticut ground.

Yes, he is torn. Fortunately for all of us, unlike Ms. Imbruglia, he is not “lying naked on the floor.”

(If you stare at this photo for 30 seconds, you should be able to burn away the residual Rip Torn image retained [...]

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A Nice Big Mug of Crazy

January 7th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 51 Comments

Chester Cheetah’s ex-wife is clearly not taking their divorce well.

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Some excellent advice.

January 7th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 32 Comments

I don’t like to get too preachy here on the Rifftrax Blog… but when I see a pearl of wisdom that would benefit everyone, it’s hard not to pass it on.
Ladies and gentleman, eat like snake.
Please, consider it. Eat like snake, won’t you?

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Rifftrax Haiku Contest winner!

January 7th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 11 Comments

Holy moly, the entries for our Rifftrax Haiku Contest were impressive. I laughed out loud many times. Bravo, all!
Though many entries could have won, this double-feature written by poster penumbra takes the day (especially the first one):
“Well-oiled manburgers
Soldiers of Laconia
Body hair your foe”
*****
“Zak Snyder knows that
Thermopylae is Latin
For ’sweaty hotpants’.”

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Okay, NOW What the Hell?!

January 6th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 48 Comments

Man.  I turn my back from the mass media for one minute and another startling conspiracy surfaces.  Why am I the one who has to unmask the real identity of prolific, brilliant, half-mad author Neil Gaiman?

Why didn’t anyone else see this coming?  Why am I the only one to realize that Neil is actually [...]

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Tags: People Kevin Doesn't Resemble · Poliitics · RiffTrax · Shocking Conspiracies Only Kevin Sees · Trends

Timewaster

January 5th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 93 Comments

Backstage at a comedy club I once co-invented a little game based on this classic joke: “My dad just died in Alaska” “Nome?” “Of course I knew him – he was my dad”. You see, the follow up question is the key – what kind of insensitive idiot would, upon hearing that someone’s father had [...]

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Lightning Bolt!

January 4th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 33 Comments

Courtesy of the YouTube channel administered by sexdwarf, we finally have some record of this epoch-making battle:

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UPDATE:
Oh, me of little faith. This special geek-cam captured what was really going on:

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Living la Vida Nolte

January 2nd, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 27 Comments

A woman in Chicago has just completed her year-long experiment of living exactly as Oprah Winfrey advises. You can read the details on her “Living Oprah” blog.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am inspired. But since keeping up with someone with a daily television show is too daunting, I’ve decided to follow the life advice [...]

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