Category Archives: Television and Movies

Blammity Blam!

So I’ve been going through the blog archives of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and have been finding some awesome stuff.  Awesome, in this case, means funny.  Also, horrifying.  See below: The reason I showed you that was to show … Continue reading

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The Madness of Tim Curry (and other theatricals)

The madness of Tim Curry (see title) is a special kind of insanity.  It’s the true actor’s gift — the ability to be fully invested in whatever scene and character you are performing at the time.  For example, watch this: … Continue reading

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Why I love Jim Henson

It’s not because he has a beard. It’s not because he’s goofy. It’s because, despite the mythology surrounding Sesame Street that paints him as an uber-nice guy (which he might well be), he’s complicated and crass and commercial.  I submit … Continue reading

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On Things I Do Not Believe

At the top of the list would be this video: Actually, all of the Wendy’s training videos.   These are the products of a demented executive.  I ask you, what is going on here?  Are they serious?  Who are they?  And … Continue reading

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On Celebrity

I don’t see much in the way of fame working at Poison Girl.  At one point, the bar was lauded for being the place where all the local rock stars hang out.  I guess that was true (and still might … Continue reading

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On WTFness

Seriously, there’s a smoking clown that appears for all of two scenes and, perhaps, two seconds.  What does he do?  Smoke against a sky full of white clouds in the first scene, and throw the cigarette to the ground in … Continue reading

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On More (and More (and More))

I first saw Mark Osborne’s short film More a long time ago.  I feel I must have seen it on television, late night, maybe as part of MTV’s Liquid Television or some other venue for short, dark, inventive films.  It … Continue reading

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On the Worst Movie I’ve Seen that I’ve Not Really Seen

Of course, you guessed it, I’m talking about Battle of Los Angeles. What do you mean you haven’t heard of it?  It’s the big-budget, highly publicized movie about an alien invasion of Earth (that for some reason starts in Los … Continue reading

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On The Room

The Room is a movie by Tommy Wiseau that he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in.  As you might guess from such a wealth of positions, it was no large effort for him to arrange two sex scenes for himself … Continue reading

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On the Seduction of The Green Slime

I’ve tweeted about this, but as I’m currently tweeting into a void (see my post on The Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump) I’ll relay my thoughts and comments here, expanded from their 140 word condescension.  Condensation.  Continuance? … Continue reading

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