VOLDAR LIVES! (And he was in the audience Thursday night)
Meeting this awesome guy dressed as Voldar and getting to fire his Wham-o Air Blaster was a highlight of last night.
In truth, both Bailiff Jesse and I were thrilled and touched to be interviewed by Arun Rath for the actual radio.
Indeed, it reminded me I am VERY LATE on letting you know about two important Verdicts:
JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN VERDICT NO. 135: RESISTING A REST, in which an Ultimate Frisbee player attempts to frisbee himself TO DEATH despite his fiancee’s wishes.
JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN VERDICT NO. 136: CASE YOUR STATE, in which two Commonwealthians have an argument over who qualifies as a bigger MASSACHUSETTS-HOLE.
Even if I forget to post them in a timely fashion, NEW EPISODES are released every midweek at MAXIMUMFUN.ORG, where you can download and subscribe to the podcast, discuss your favorite human monsters, submit cases for hearing, and see photos of sadness trees, frisbee players in traction, and other important evidence.
That is all.
The inimitable John Hodgman, considered at last.
Paul Daniel “Ace” ‘At Least I’m Not the Cat Guy’” Frehley
Ace Frehley, 1975.
Happy Thanksgiving, all!
Before you drift off into a tryptophan coma tonight, please be sure to mark your calendar for one week from tonight, Thursday December 5th, when RiffTrax will be riffing SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS live live live!…broadcast at approx. 600 movie theaters nationwide.
INFO AND TICKETS AND HERE.
Come help us answer the question: can Santa Claus spread Christmas cheer to the children of Mars? After he brutally conquers their planet?!
Real email complaint we got at RiffTrax:
"I just purchased the VOD of The Crater Lake Monster and around the 17.30 minutes a joke was made about “cows are mans ‘f’ you to natural selection”. This to me is a anti rancher joke and not funny.”
I am so sorry.
In fact, I am heartbroken to read this, since in the end so much of our work at RiffTrax is really about the promotion of ranching and ranchers. We make extremely positive, unabashedly pro-rancher jokes 95% of the time. And honestly, we would do it 100% of the time, but we don’t want people sensing our very passionate rancher-positive agenda, lest we be accused of propaganda. (Note to cynics: WE ARE NOT PAID TO PROMOTE RANCHERS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE DO IT OUT OF LOVE AND DEEP CONVICTION.)
Also, in our work we are not shy about treating the ranchers’ arch rivals — the farmers — like garbage. We make no secret of how much we loathe them. We don’t even care if we’re funny, as long as we can let the world know that hell no, the Farmer and the Cowman should NOT be friends. Ever, ever. Let the goddamned world burn first. Filthy farmers!
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New Doctor Who theme alterations for the 12th Doctor revealed.
This is why I gave up on this show. I used to sit down on the bed and watch the old Doctor Who on T.V. with little brother and sister and my Mum. We used to absolutely love it. When the new Doctors showed up, still good! Really good. Then things started getting ridiculously mental and childish and stupid a little while after 11 showed up (don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant actor, and I don’t blame him for anything), and now the show had just fucking gone downhill. Please don’t tell me this is actual music for the new Doctor. Please just tell me it’s not. Jesus fucking Christ this show has been butchered.
human life is incredible
I hate the excessive need to “modernize” everything in TV. It’s like, this wouldn’t be so bad if they actually made it still feel sci-fi, but now it’s this weird new-age bullshit, like they’re trying too hard to be “progressive”. I know I’m making a big deal out of a THEME SONG maybe, but thing is, they’ll probably end up carrying this ideology into the series itself. Where the fuck are things going.
it keeps happening
Sometimes, I fucking hate Steven Moffat for what he’s done to Doctor Who. Look, I know I’m fairly new to the show-having only come in during Matt Smith’s first season, but I went back and watched every episode of the old series and Moffat has just completely altered the tone. He’s trying to make it his own creation, which is fucking despicable, to mess with something as perfect as Doctor Who. I know it’s just a theme song, and I know the difference isn’t that drastic, but it fucking sickens me sometimes.
never forget my legacy
Nah I think the people disagreeing with this move are right, like, this is a really weird and unnecessary departure from the iconic theme, and sure it matches the new mood of the show really well, so I can see were the owners of the show are coming from with the change, but honestly sometimes you have to accept that nostalgia actually matters, and even if you’re taking the show in a different direction Doctor Who is not Doctor Who without the Doctor Who *theme*, I mean it founded electronic music for gods sake! The only thing I would say about this one is it sounds a little dated like it’s a MIDI file but then again so does the very first Doctor Who theme so I imagine after one season or so with Capaldi as 12 (which I’m really looking forward to!) they will do a cooler remix of it like they did with the original theme, and once it’s been around for a while I think people will have got used to it and they’ll like it alot more.
If you’re like me and you read all the notes before actually listening it’s a million times funnier
Read the passionate comments first THEN listen to the new Doctor Who theme they’re discussing.
Early ad for soap / existential nihilism.
Dobbins Soap trade card advertisement, c 1880s (via)