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Winter Sports Advisory

February 11th, 2010 by Kevin Murphy · 61 Comments

Okay, so you’re snowed in. You have so much snow in your driveway you’re thinking of putting it in the trunk, maybe stopping at your ma’s for some meatballs and gravy then dumping the snow somewhere upstate where it won’t be missed. You’re grumbling, you’re growling, feeling sorry for yourself.  Don’t lie, I see [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · RiffTrax · Trends

What To Do When Twitter Tanks

August 6th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 49 Comments

So Twitter is down, big time.  Last word is that they’re defending themselves against a “denial-of-service attack”  Not sure what that is, or if it involves orcs, but it sounds bad. And now Facebook is groaning under the strain of people needing to send each other brief messages and read those of others.
It’s mercurial, this [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · Memes · RiffTrax · RiffTrax Live! · food

Kevin’s New Look

July 22nd, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 35 Comments

As Comic-Con looms, we’re packing our bags and heading out to San Diego with ENTIRELY NEW LOOKS!*  We’ve already made Bill and Mike over, now to the real trouble spot- Mr. K.W. Murphy.  Kevin’s owned a single pair of jeans for eleven years, and has watched his yellowing Munsingwear golf shirt go in and out [...]

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Tags: Comic Con · Events · Fashion · In the Media · Joey Pants · RiffTrax · RiffTrax Live!

What’s so Damn Funny?!

May 26th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 28 Comments

Jonathan Coulton is what’s so damn funny.  Paul and Storm are what’s so damn funny.  Put them together, on a Rifftrax Presents Super-Cool Special Riff of the iconic geekwork TRON, and the funny risks breaching its containment field and releasing a wave of hyperfunny that could threaten countless galaxies… with laughter.
Here’s a sample of what [...]

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Tags: Events · Great Music · In the Media · Memes · RiffTrax · music

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rifftones

May 7th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 57 Comments

 
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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

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

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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Tags: In the Media · Month o' Bacon · RiffTrax · bacon

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

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

Amount of Something Winner!

November 29th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 11 Comments

Congratulations and thank you to all who sent in their Amounts of Something in response to the title of the new Bond Film.  Your responses gave me a demijohn of elation.
For me, the one that put it over the top was Barleycorn of Tedium.  Says it all.  And I learned that Barleycorn was at one [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · RiffTrax · Rogenomics · Trends · movies

A Truckload of Respite, Anyone?

November 26th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 99 Comments

I’m preparing this weekend to see the latest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, at my local googleplex.*  And I’m a little concerned that I may not take away from it any measurable quantity of comfort which would aid me in a time of duress.  However, I’m certain that there are other Quantities of other Entities [...]

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Tags: Creepitometry · Events · In the Media · Kevin · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Rogenomics · Trends

TASTING NOTES: Budweiser American Ale

November 11th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 38 Comments

POUR – presents medium-amber, resembling a well worn baseball glove.  Pale head starts large then disappears quickly, but with a firm pledge to be back in 2012.
NOSE – Initially sweet and malty, mild citrus hop notes, fading quickly to reveal a strong base note of Jean-Claude Van Damme.  Hints of buttered toast, Kodiak snuff and [...]

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Tags: In the Media · Randy Bachman · beer

BOOMER’S MOVIE REVIEWS: Beverly Hills Chihuahua

October 7th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 34 Comments

Occasionally my dog Boomer feels compelled to review a movie, generally when that movie includes a dog or dogs, and this fall’s releases promise to keep him busy.
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA:  No Paws (out of four)

Okay, let’s get this straight:  Chihuahuas are not dogs.  They’re long-legged mutant rats developed by Nazi scientists in the 1930s and [...]

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Tags: Creepitometry · Events · In the Media · Monsters · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Trends · currency · movies

Rogenomics 101 Part 2: The Hill Curve

September 9th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 13 Comments

One of the most exciting aspects of Rogenomics is its ability to adapt to new Hollywood trends yet remain the most accurate predictor of their outcome. Last time we observed some basic principles; now let’s observe one of the recent additions to the pantheon of Leading Rogenomic Indicators (LRI’s), Jonah Hill. Jonah has dependably [...]

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Tags: Events · In the Media · Memes · Podcast · Predictions · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Rogenomics · Trends · movies

Rogenomics 101

September 2nd, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 40 Comments

Folks, success in Hollywood is not as much a matter of blind luck and cult membership as some people would like to think. Regarding the seemingly mercurial nature of the box office, screenwriting legend William Goldman famously postulated, “Nobody knows anything.”
Mr. Goldman needs a primer in Rogenomics.
Simply stated, Rogenomics serves to express the [...]

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Tags: In the Media · Memes · Predictions · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Rogenomics · Trends · movies