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Entries from March 2009

Noted without comment.

March 31st, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 45 Comments

Though if there were a comment, it would be: “AaaaaaAAAAAAHHHHHHHHRGGGHHHHHHHHHohhhhhGODOHGODOHGOD!!!!!”
Purchase your stomach-embedded baby face HERE.
(Link thanks [?] to Poe Ghostal.)

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Ahem…

March 30th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 35 Comments

I warn you, do not click this link.* If you do, just please keep in mind it had nothing whatever to do with me and that I strongly discouraged you.
*(entirely safe for work)
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BILL adds:
If you did click Mike’s link, and feel traumatized, please know that you can find help after the cut:

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You don’t say?

March 28th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 35 Comments

Overheard on a morning walk: Guy with shrink-wrapped batch on $4000 bike to other guy with shrink-wrapped batch on $5000 bike: “After it kicked me in the ass, I’m ready to jump back into the world of financial sales.” Fair enough, but please change clothes first.
But this is the one that really caught my attention. [...]

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Because it’s Friday…

March 27th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 29 Comments

I give you Santa, from the Rudolph series, doing the hambone:

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Et tu, Lady Gaga?

March 27th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 60 Comments

I was quite pleased when Mike informed me today that Lady Gaga was not the one hit wonder we at RiffTrax had her pegged for.  Turns out that our Bad Song of the Year winner had another hit before Poker Face, “Just Dance.”  It has over 47 million youtube views, so I’m probably not telling [...]

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C, G, Am, F

March 27th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 32 Comments

Disclaimers up front:
1) Many of the songs covered here are quite enjoyable. No snobbery intended.
2) The songs I’ve written have never been all that complex or sophisticated, musically. Though I hope someday to master the Hungarian minor scale, I’m not quite there yet.
Still, great fun to see a pop music pattern [...]

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Oo, scary kids!

March 26th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 34 Comments

This movie, “The Haunting in Connecticut” claims to be based on a true story. It looks pretty scary, I think you’ll agree:

But before you get too worked up, understand that according to that unimpeachable source of canon law and hauntings in Connecticut, Wikipedia, the real people involved had this to say about the demons: “One [...]

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Why everyone needs to be on Facebook

March 25th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 39 Comments

You ignore Facebook at your peril, ladies and gentleman. Besides leaving yourself dangerously un-social-networked-with, you can’t join groups like these:
Vote to Send Bob Saget to meet Charlemagne (Via Time Machine)

So join now! And maybe start your own contemporary pop culture person -meets- historical figure (via time machine*) page?
(*helps to clarify this)

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Pretender to the Throne

March 23rd, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 41 Comments

We’ve seen many a pretender to Schnappi’s throne over the past few years. Papa Pinguin made perhaps the most convincing case. Others such as Schuffel the Rabbit and Kaptn Blaubar were not as well received. The latest potential heir, Mickaël The Turtle, has been called to my attention, and manages to get [...]

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Disconnect! Disconnect!

March 23rd, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 36 Comments

**UPDATE**
If that’s not helping, may I recommend…

**STOP THE PRESSES!!**
The good doctor has a new and novel approach to dealing with your trauma caused by mistreatment at the hands of a teacher. Distinctly different than the previous methods, clearly micro-targeted to the problem, but no less effective.

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Re-branding!

March 23rd, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 61 Comments

All it takes is replacing normal letters with sillier ones!
As you’ve no doubt heard, our former whip handlers at the Sci Fi Channel have announced their new and improved name:

That’s Syfy, prounounced “Siffy!” (Exclamation point should be implied when spoken aloud.)
Following suit, we are now:
RyffftraxksstarringMyke Nylzyn
Kyvyn Merfyy
and
Byl Koorbyt
Thynks fyr youyr tyymee.
***KEVIN MURPHY [...]

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“All the News That’s Fit to Print”

March 19th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 45 Comments

…And a whole of other stuff like THIS, which also found its way into that Gray Lady of Journalism, the New York Times:

In this time of national crisis, it is important to monitor those who bring Kirk cosplay front and center in their family’s lives.
At least it’s not in his bathroom.

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Sudden Twitter contest! Act NOW!

March 18th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 31 Comments

This is a limited time offer! And you must reply on Twitter.
The challenge: respond to this item I wrote just minutes ago:
“I like Twitter a lot, even if it does tend to make people write in some mashup of Rorschach’s Journal and late 80s Seinfeld monologue.”

Your job is to [...]

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Street Sharks Fan Fiction Contest Winner

March 18th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 20 Comments

 

The turnout for the Street Sharks Fan Fiction Contest was, frankly, abysmal, and everyone should be ashamed of themselves.  I understand that part of the reason for this may be because most of you are already submitting your Street Sharks Fan Fiction here, and didn’t like the idea of abandoning the substantial audience you’ve already [...]

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We just stopped for one…

March 18th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 27 Comments

But then one thing lead to another, Kevin started doing his impression of Barbra Streisand at the end of “A Star is Born”; Bill started doing his impression of Kris Kristofferson at the beginning, middle and end of “A Star is Born”; Conor began throwing pennies at both of them. I missed most of it [...]

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