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Freedom! Liberty! RC KOUBA!!!

June 2nd, 2010 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

Now that we’re in that groggy, mosquito-infested nightless fever-dream between Memorial Day and Independence Day, isn’t it time to watch a doughy middle-aged guy offer his tribute to Liberty, freedom, faith, hope, charity and other things?
Of course it is.  Here’s RC Kouba with Lady Liberty.

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Tags: Bad Music · Great Music · Randy Bachman · RiffTrax · Trends

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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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

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

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

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

BAD SONG OF THE WEEK*: I Kissed a Girl.

September 15th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 35 Comments

It started with my niece Laurel, and now all of my nieces and nephews are using their aural youthiness to identify the songs which most compel them to perceive the world as a horrible place.  This week’s offering:
KATY PERRY: I Kissed a Girl
 

It was inevitable that this song would hit the BSOtW list eventually; [...]

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Tags: Bad Music · RiffTrax · Trends · currency · video

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

BAD SONG OF THE WEEK: “Lonely”

August 24th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 23 Comments

Once again, we comb the airwaves to bring you the music you don’t want to hear. This week:
AKON: Lonely

Yo…all. This one goes out to all my players out there, who sleep too heavily to hear their girlfriends banging around the loft, packing all their belongings and vacating the premises; and who then drown their [...]

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BIG NEWS! Running Mate Announced!

August 5th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 18 Comments

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BAD SONG OF THE WEEK: Sexy Can I

July 30th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 35 Comments

“Bad Song of the Week” has been away for several, on summer vacation from bleeding ears. We now bring it back as my bad-savvy niece Laurel (and now several of you) continue to supply us with what’s the worst of the latest and the latest of the worst. This week:

RAY J (Featuring Yung [...]

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Tags: Bad Music · In the Media · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Trends · music · video

Eat Your Vegetables.

May 13th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 17 Comments

Dear Mr. Corbett:

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m actor/vegetable Nick Notcolli. I invite you to eat me. Remember, I’m part of your healthy diet, which consists entirely of you eating me. I hope you have a big appetite.
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BILL adds: Bravo, Kevin. Your beer has been well and truly earned. [...]

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