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Entries from March 2009

In which I steal a blog post.

March 16th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 44 Comments

I’m not proud of this theft, but it’s for the greater good.
You see, during the deadly Hurricane Ike last fall, Michael J. Nelson started a draft of a blog post… and then, inexplicably, abandoned it. It’s been sitting in the draft queue on the Rifftrax Blog forever, and my patience has [...]

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St. Patrick’s Day, ruined

March 16th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 31 Comments

Forgive me if I seem curt this morning, it’s just been a very long weekend.  A guy spends all of Saturday and most of Sunday designing his outfit for tomorrow’s St. Patricks Day parade, coming up with an all-new, original look, and just as he’s sewn the final stitch, a friend comes along and forwards [...]

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Fraud! Scandal! Shame!

March 15th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 75 Comments

By now you probably know about the discovery of a painting which is alleged to be the only portrait of William Shakespeare (Mel Gibson’s Hamlet, Romeo+Juliet, Shakespeare in Love) to have been finished while the Bard was alive.  Scientific tests have been run, X-rays have proven this, tree-ring dating that. Tweedy old English fellows have [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · RiffTrax · Shocking Conspiracies Only Kevin Sees · bacon

Richard Halloran: Owns Home Computer

March 12th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 46 Comments

Ha ha, stupid 28-years-ago people! Thank goodness we’ll never look antiquated in any way to people 28+ years from now!

My favorite quote is the newspaper guy: “We’re not in it to make money.”
…The second part of that, which was edited out? “We’re in it to DESTROY OURSELVES.” [...]

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In all seriousness, a man has died here

March 12th, 2009 by Conor Lastowka · 28 Comments

With all apologies to Karl Pilkington, my life needs more Monkey News.  So the other day I set up a Google Alert feed for “monkey”, half expecting to be so inundated with news that I would cancel it hours later.  I did not know that Google Alerts has the option to provide you with a [...]

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Look behind you, laughing baby…

March 11th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 51 Comments

I was so engrossed by Sexman’s Watchmen review, I somehow missed this relative newcomer to the very well-represented “laughing baby” category on YouTube.
 

And it made me wonder, Is 77-million-view laughing baby’s team getting a little nervous?

Clearly – CLEARLY – the newcomer has the edge in cuteness over the veteran — check out that luxurious head [...]

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Red Nose Day

March 10th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 31 Comments

This Friday March 13th, Kevin, Mike, and myself will be participating in Red Nose Day, an offshoot of Comic Relief. Though Comic Relief has mostly fizzled out in the U.S. (perhaps mercifully so), it’s still a big deal in Great Britain.
Ken Plume of Quick Stop Entertainment (our tormentor during the SONG FU [...]

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Cole Stratton!

March 10th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 16 Comments

Everybody’s name sounds cooler with an exclamation point! Two is even better!! Three, better still!!! Four doesn’t work for some reason!!!! But then somehow five does again!!!!!
But Cole Stratton doesn’t really need the help, because he is coolness personified. Cole is 1) an incredibly nice guy 2) one of [...]

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A suggestion for lunch…

March 9th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 48 Comments

**Update: A little bit of closing the door after the cows have got out, but there is a slight language warning on this making it not entirely safe for work. (My apologies if you’ve been fired from your job and have to subsist on rattlesnake.)

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My new album

March 9th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 57 Comments

Thanks to Conor, I have indulged in a bona fide internet meme. My album cover above is the result of this exercise:
1) Your album cover is the third image on this page.
2) Your band name is the article title at the top of this page.
3) Your album title is the last 4 [...]

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Skeletor…

March 7th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 38 Comments

…Hopes you have a good weekend.  He also wants you to know that he loves you all.  He loves you very, very much.  I mean, wow, he loves you so much, it’s almost indecent.  Strike that, it is indecent.  But if loving you is wrong, Skeletor doesn’t wanna be right.
Ah. you laugh.  See, if you’d [...]

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Tags: Creepitometry · Events · Monsters · RiffTrax · Shocking Conspiracies Only Kevin Sees · music

Great Song of the Moment

March 6th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 58 Comments

Recently I learned that MTV has put online every video the network has ever shown on air.  That’s a lot of wasted memory and bandwidth, but I appreciate the completeness of it.  Go take a look and give it a try.  If you can get past all the advertising, network tinsel and slow load [...]

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Fearful Symmetry

March 5th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 34 Comments

Horton Foote, playwright and screenwriter, perhaps most famous for the 1962 adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird“, has passed away at 92. Here he is in 1999 talking about the craft of screenwriting.

Mr. Foote was featured heavily in a magnificent documentary about the film “To Kill a Mockingbird” called “Fearful Symmetry“. I highly recommend it.
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What are YOU going to do?

March 5th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 46 Comments

In honor of Sleep Awareness Week, I plan on setting my alarm for 3:00 AM, creeping softly into my neighbor’s house (so as not to wake him) and spending an hour or two just being aware of his sleep.
Don’t let this week go by uncelebrated – please, please be aware that the activity of sleep [...]

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Pity the chocolate bunnies

March 4th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 32 Comments

Some mad Euro-artist is melting them in horrifying, aesthetically pleasing ways.

Will PETA rise to the occasion and fight? Will Hershey’s?!

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