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Entries from February 2009

Bacon Contrition

February 27th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 121 Comments

As March approaches, I figure a lot of people are going to be wondering how Mike’s Bacon Stupidity month fared. Well, it’s been an interesting past couple of days here at RiffTrax HQ. The lingering smell of bacon, which had been omnipresent for the month of February, no longer loomed in the air. [...]

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Remembering Mr. Rogers

February 27th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 70 Comments

This may seem odd coming from someone known for what we do here, but I miss Mr. Rogers.

Fred Rogers died six years ago today after a long and often parodied career in children’s television. He was always good-natured about himself as a source of satire, accepting that it came with the territory. [...]

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“Does whatever Hugh Jackman can…”

February 25th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 40 Comments

Now that Wolverine has declared that The Musical is Back!! on Oscar night, Spidey wants to get in on the act:

Webheads, get ready to experience the exploits of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man in an entirely new, exciting way when “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” opens on Broadway!
Mark your calendars now, thwippers, “Spider-Man, Turn Off the [...]

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Listen to Kacman11!!*

February 24th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 50 Comments

*(Don’t, by any means listen to the whole thing…)

This remains one of my favorite movies, and even after all these years the creature still looks terrifying and very believable (I’m talking, obviously, about Murray Hamilton.)

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Whew, finally!

February 24th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 31 Comments

At long last, there’s a place to complain on the internet:

Yes, there’s a smidgen of irony here: I am, technically, complaining about this. But I won’t deny for a second that this makes me just like Hitler, because it certainly does.
Well, gotta go order Ernst Röhm’s assassination now. ‘Bye.

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Shopping habits of Dunkaroos purchasers

February 23rd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 24 Comments

While looking up whether or not Dunkaroos still exist, (they do), I found this confounding graphic on Amazon.

These items are “frequently” bought together?  Really?  A box of 14 six-packs of Cinnamon Dunkaroos with Vanilla frosting and sprinkles, a variety pack of 24 Dunkaroos (you’d have to imagine half Cinnamon/Vanilla & Sprinkles, half Honey/Chocolate) and a [...]

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Tags: RiffTrax · food

The Intern Decathlon

February 23rd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 30 Comments

Five years ago tomorrow, my friend Richard wrote a letter to his boss.  Richard was working as an unpaid intern with the San Diego Gulls, a minor league hockey franchise.  Richard loves hockey, and gets along famously with pretty much everyone, but as I recall there was for some reason a personality clash with the [...]

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Billy West is a funny guy

February 21st, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 27 Comments

This particular moment, where he describes one element of the Ren character, cracks me up:

Anyone know is that an actual Kirk Douglas quote? Not that it matters, it certainly captures his essence.

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Local Media Recognition!

February 20th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 109 Comments

It was a red letter here day at RiffTrax HQ last week! While media accolades have unceasingly poured in* over our 2.5+ year run here at RiffTrax, our local San Diego media has maintained an eerie, BoingBoing-esque silence regarding our work. Nothing from the local paper, no TV coverage, not even a blurb from [...]

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Michael J. Nelson, 3/1/09

February 19th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 56 Comments

Looked into my Futurociter today and found some pictures of Mike. As low-carb advocates might predict, Month O’ Bacon will actually make him lose a great deal of weight. But very-near-future Mike seems changed in subtler ways:

… With thanks to NetDiva, who made the FrankenBacon above (”BaconStein” seems wrong); and to [...]

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Street Sharks Fan Fiction Contest

February 18th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 34 Comments

This is a Street Shark figure.  His name is “Moby Lick.”  I cannot verify this, but wikipedia claims that his motto is “I blow them away!”
Intrigued?!
Yes, during the course of research* today, I’ve stumbled into the Street Sharks universe, (I should say back into, as the Street Sharks figures were often heavily discounted during high [...]

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Fighting the bacon ennui

February 17th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 44 Comments

Reader Brit (of the excellent blog Think of England — read his own fine bacon post here — commented: I’d be interested to know to what extent bacon is now dominating your life, in a way that food normally wouldn’t…Do you dream about bacon? Or does it not really come up except at mealtimes?
The latter [...]

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Regarding Henry’s

February 16th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 82 Comments

I missed a purely slab bacon weekend by only one meal consisting of Henry’s thick sliced*. This was the thickest thick slice I have yet encountered and comes about as close to my ideal slice thickness as I can get without slicing it myself (the preceding sentence was brought to you by the word “slice”).
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Naturally occurring Torgo

February 16th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 68 Comments

Torgo, the big-thighed, goat-voiced and hygiene-challenged minion from the film “Manos: the Hands of Fate” is clearly without equal.

However, Torgos do rarely occur in the wild, as these photos, taken from my car by my wife and me while waiting for a left turn signal in Murrieta, California, prove.

The Master has his office in the [...]

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They’re Sizzling in Toronto

February 16th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 14 Comments

This morning, the Toronto Star published an interview with our own Michael J. Nelson regarding his now world-famous (well, Canada at least) Bacon Stupidity Month.  It’s part of an article exploring the current bacony flavor of the internet culture entire. Let me simply say that Toronto is indeed a tasteful, urbane and cosmopolitan city, and [...]

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