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Well, Hell…

May 15th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 70 Comments

…Well the Rifftrax Live Online event met with a steamroller of trouble, and we had to pull the plug on our first live feature film riff.  We apologize to all of you who share our disappointment, we’ll make it right by you.  In the meantime we’ll do our best to get it right before we [...]

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Alive and Kicking (and Possibly Screaming).

May 15th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

We’re in the final stages of prep work for our live online show, and a new first – an entire feature film, lovingly riffed for your enjoyment.
We’ll start the evening at 6pm Pacific Time with a short film, one of our absolute favorites, Shake Hands With Danger, which you can watch for free. It’s a [...]

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Tags: Events · RiffTrax · RiffTrax Live!

Sport Balls, Anyone? How About Pocari Sweat?

May 11th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 53 Comments

I love going to our local pan-Asian supermarket, United Noodles, in Minneapolis.  Besides having great sushi supplies, wonderful roast duck, fresh burdock root, lotus chips, quail eggs, duck eggs and tofu about a hundred ways, I always find something I’ve never seen nor heard of before.  To wit:

They actually had a table set up for [...]

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rifftones

May 7th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 57 Comments

Sparkly vampires!  Sexy Stooges! Mambo-ing zombies!  Bowie-ing Nelson!  They’re all here, and more!
Ever since Rifftrax started, people have asked, “When are you guys going to do more music? What’s the matter with you?  Why are Kevin’s pants so femmy?”    Well in answer to the first question, we’re officially tickled to introduce our first collection, [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Rifftones · Shane McGowan-Related Items · music

Good Morning…

April 15th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 25 Comments

…From Bad Wax Adam Ant.  He wants to you to “Stand and Deliver” a great, great day. So get up, be like Adam Ant, put on pink war paint and a Midshipman’s’ uniform, and dance like a teenage girl.

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Tags: Bad Wax Figures · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs

Our Interim Obsession.

April 8th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 55 Comments

While Bill Corbett combs through the hundreds of entries in the  Help Me Find a New Rifftrax Obsession contest, we’ve simply gone off the rails here.  Bill, please hurry and announce the winner, or we’ll be seeing more of these.  A LOT more.

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Hell-Phone Issue Solved

April 6th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 32 Comments

THANKS to everybody who wrote in with your suggestions on how to deal with my new phone. So  so plentiful was the advice  you gave that I need to declare two winners of free Rifftrax. The most popular theories involved Christian Bale’s Batman voice, time travel or both.
My favorite runners up: R.A. Roth, who suggested [...]

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Tags: Monsters · RiffTrax · Shocking Conspiracies Only Kevin Sees · Time Travel

Assistance With my Hell-Phone

April 3rd, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 120 Comments

Folks, I need your advice.  it concerns this phone.  It just showed up in the mail one day, no box, no wrapper of any kind, but with a note taped to it that said “You’ll know what to do.”  What in God’s name is it for?  What’s it connected to?  That naked front panel is [...]

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Tags: Creepitometry · Kevin · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Shocking Conspiracies Only Kevin Sees

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

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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Tags: Great Music · RiffTrax · Trends · video

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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In Solidarity

February 12th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 64 Comments

Having just returned from a retreat to Mexico, I’m delighted to see that Michael J. has kept his word and embarked on a solid month of bacon stupidity.  All week I broke my fast con tocino, and this morning in his honor I cooked up a batch of Nueske’s, which contrary to some east-coast prudes [...]

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Tags: In the Media · bacon · music

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

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