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I Am Not Randy Bachman. Period.

February 8th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 88 Comments

Okay, Let’s get something straight right away: I’m not, nor have I ever been, legendary rock guitarist Randy Bachman.
Never sang “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Don’t know the words to “Let It Ride,” can barely fake it through “Got No Time.” I don’t play guitar very well at all. I’m not [...]

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Added to blogroll: Bacon.com

February 4th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 44 Comments

Since we have more bacon-related posts and references than the average site (evidence: here, here, here (sorta), and here [last paragraph]), I thought it was high time for a little synergy.It seemed especially fitting since the Rifftrax Blog’s original purpose — the promotion, discussion, and general appreciation of HATS — has become a bit [...]

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Weather Macho

January 29th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 74 Comments

Yesterday in Minnesota it was forty degrees. The crusty gray snow languished into slushy gray porridge. Last night freezing rain sprayed an Oklahoma-style ice glaze over the road, sending cars spinning friction-free into each other like a bumper pool table populated by sport-utes. All day today snow will polish the ice to a [...]

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Thank You San Francisco!

January 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 29 Comments

 

Thanks for making Rifftrax Live at the SF Sketchfest such a blast. We were treated like old friends by a sell-out crowd at the gorgeous Castro Theater. Many thanks to Sketchfest founders David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney and their team who work their keesters off to put on the best festival [...]

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What the Hell is Going On?!

January 15th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 19 Comments

Man. I step away for two minutes and I find yet another conspiracy simmering away right under our very noses.

This is Dame Edith Sitwell, Woman of Letters, esteemed poet, critic, novelist, droll defender of literary modernism. She died in 1964 at the age of 77….Or did she?

This is “Trent Reznor,” as [...]

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Shane MacGowan…

January 15th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 9 Comments

…wanted to say “Good Morning.”

He’s busy having his breakfast, so the greeting came out sounding like “Guhmoaaahnowmayt.” Nonetheless, he’d want you to know the importance of breakfast.

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Rockin Da Haus!

January 11th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 22 Comments

 
I’m always on the lookout for the exciting new talent on the hip young youth scene of today, and damned if I didn’t find something entirely new: THE SKATOPHILES!

This music is so sharp it can pop a truck tire! Not only do these guys rock, but they rock in one of their guys’s bedrooms! [...]

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George Lucas, Oliver Reed, Billy Joel and Me

January 9th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 11 Comments

It all started innocently enough with this:

After cultivating my resemblance to George Lucas, my fellow Riffers cruelly issued two fresh challenges. First, said Mike Nelson, “Are you up for a little Proximo?” referring to the role in Gladiator played by bawdy, boozing and deceased Sir Oliver Reed; then Bill Corbett added fuel to [...]

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George Lucas and Me

January 8th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 21 Comments

Since we’re heading to the Bay Area soon for another Rifftrax Live, I thought I’d better work on my George Lucas impression.

Hmm? What do you think? I know I need to work on the hair. The hair’s tough, believe me. I tried clown white, no dice, so I dodged it in [...]

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Trendwatch – Year-End Wrapup

December 31st, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 19 Comments

It’s been a great year for trends in general, which show no signs of trending down. This year saw a near-record number of tendencies become avocations, several skipping the penchant stage and quickly becoming full-blown trends. Let’s take a look at the trends that were the trendiest, and which trends will set the [...]

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This is VERY Important!

December 27th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

Drop everything you’re doing and help me out here! This kind of sinister conspiracy can’t go on if whistleblowers like us keep vigilant!
First, take a look at this. It’s the most recent version of the Fifty Dollar bill…
Now take a look at the most recent version of Ed Asner, and…
Who [...]

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Stop It! No! Bad Us!

December 19th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

We just adopted a Cocker pup, a skinny little former stray, but healthy and happy thanks to the kind people at Shorewood Cocker Rescue. He’s a bit thin, and it’s bone-chilling weather here in Minnesota, so until he beefs up he needs a warm little sweater to wear on long walks. This prompted me to [...]

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Pegging the Creepitometer Needle

December 14th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 16 Comments

One or the other by themselves garners a solid creepitometric reading (truthfully Mr. Top blows the curve by himself.) but in conjunction they caused the needle on my creepitometer to fuse in the red zone and blow six Russian vacuum tubes in the process. You need to tell me if this is simply a [...]

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Aaaugh! Christmas Tree!!!

December 13th, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 6 Comments

Being the season and all, Jane and I just set up our old workhorse of a fake Christmas tree, a ten-year-old Douglas Fir simulacrum from Seasonal Concepts, the world’s leading experts at determining which things are conceptually appropriate to which season. They’re marketed as “permanent trees,” implying that they’ll not only outlast a cut tree [...]

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Speaking of Facial Hair…

December 3rd, 2007 by Kevin Murphy · 13 Comments

There’s been a torrent of controversy about mustaches in the world press lately, no doubt sparked by the volatile situation in Pakistan, where President Musharraf tearfully relinquished his mustache to civilian authority. All over the web, “top-ten mustache” lists are cropping up like “top-ten anything else you can think of” lists, and after a long [...]

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