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There Ya' Go: The "Dry" Thread
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Aileen Smithee - about 5 hours ago

No secret that many of us at The Club are symbolic heirs to Cap'n Joe of the Bacchus III, and not just because we look smashing in pleather. ;) But now I'm going to switch gears (or tumblers) on us, both for variation's sake and as an early holiday gift to Classicats, TV's Rev, and anyone else out there who's taken the pledge. Let's hear what NON-alcoholic beverages MSTies love (and recommend) the most. Recipes and/or links encouraged. Go! [raises smoothie glass]


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Bruce Box-Liker - about 9 hours ago

A below thread got me to thinking: it would have been an entirely different musical if it were "Phantom of Krankor of the Opera":

"HRRRGH, HRRRGH, HRRRGH! I am holding you captive so that you might look upon my superior music scores and tell the world that they have no choice but to surrender the opera to me!"

On second thought, maybe it wouldn't be all that different.


WAY, WAY OT:COMPUTER KNOWLEDGEABLE PLEASE RESPOND!
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Folks-

Some of you know (some may not be aware) that though I can occasionally be clever I have lost a lot of my mind's "executive" functions.

I would like to buy a quality PC (as in desktop, likely a tower) for under 1K- under 7K if possible.
Even though I'm just above mediocre on a good day I like gaming. So I'm looking for a PC that can handle my typical movie watching media and run "Skyrim" at top speed. Barring something I'm not familiar with at all that likely disqualifies all integrated graphics comps. I'll probably also upgrade the video card as long as I have a CPU that can handle it.

Can you bright lights help out an old bulb growing dim? (Well...I'm not really "old"...)


Joel Hodgson's AMA on Reddit
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Lewis Nitzberg - 1 day ago

For anyone who didn't know, Joel's doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit at this very moment!
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2necex/i_am_joel_hodgson_creator_of_mystery_science/
I'm not a redditor (or whatever they call themselves) but some of the questions are pretty good.


Decide my entertainment tonight.
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JediPeaceFrog - 2 days ago

Hey folks. Ok, so I'm in the mood for a Mike episode tonight. I'm going to post this, then come back in 15 minutes. Give me a suggestion, i'll watch the first one posted. Thanks.


Audiophilia
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Lewis Nitzberg - 2 days ago

So are there any audiophiles around? What systems have you got?
I'm on a budget, but have been able to assemble a really nice-sounding vintage system. Technics SL-1900 turntable with a Denon DL-110 or Audio Technica AT440Mla (depending on the mood) hooked up to a Marantz 2216 and played through either the big, 3-feet Wharfedale Mach 7's (late 70's) or Kef Coda 3's (for late-night listening).


Cheers!
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Chris Juelch - 2 days ago

I have to agree with the spectrum of smiles...Final Sacrifice at 448, manos, 2nd with 426! Als, I think the blood waters of Dr Z is the most underrated mst. Cheers!


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Rick C Patrick - 2 days ago

Turkeyday anyone, I'll be here!


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Theiguanaman2 - 3 days ago

Am i the only one that thinks the lion king, frozen and phantom of the opera are overrated musicals?


Watch-it-together?
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Teri Gee - 3 days ago

When I came on the site just now, there was something that I'd swear is new. It says that the Watch-it-together episode tomorrow is Eegah. This is a new thing, isn't it? I don't remember ever seeing something like this. What's going on? :)


MST3K Dreams, Pt. 2
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Aileen Smithee - 3 days ago

Do you have them? I just did. It had been a while since the last one. Uh, to keep it brief: The Mads were on retreat or something, so Joel and Mike had some kind of talent competition. I don't know why, but the robots were judges. (Well, not Gypsy. She had stuff to do.) So they brought in a human judge. It was Beez McKeever, looking typically adorable in a rather obvious Strawberry blonde Ken wig.

Joel won the dance-off. Mike won the cooking competition. Kinda' strange. I would've expected it to go the other way. Oh, and their movie was very Space Mutiny-esque. There was moss growing all over the spaceship/basement. A lot of Farah Fawcett 'dos (even on the men), and jumpsuits with giant glowing epaulets that looked like they'd come off Xmas trees.

Doctor, can you tell me what it all means? o_0


MSTie Fan Art
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Hailley Petey Plane - 4 days ago

Dan Aykroyd SNL Riff
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So, I seem to remember some riff making a reference to Dan Aykroyd as Elliott Ness shouting "Rico! Vinny!!" and so on. Am I going mental or is there a movie here?


Crow's riff towards the end of "Warrior"
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Just digging Warrior Of The Lost World this afternoon, and taking note of Crow's riff towards the end, "What do you expect from a country that had a porn star in Parliament?"

Huh, he says it like it's a bad thing. Personally, I'm totally down with the idea.


Exodus Movie
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I don't remember the passage in Exodus where Moses says "I don't think so". I mean I knew it was cliche but wow.


Coleman Francis
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Gavin Callaghan - 4 days ago

Coleman Francis
I was watching Coleman Francis in Ray Dennis Steckler's Lemon Grove Kids last night, and realized that not only Anthony Cardoza but also Cherokee Jack were both in the movie with him too.

Francis's final film for Steckler was Body Heat, in which he plays a derelict in an abandoned laundromat.

Titus Moede, the "ratboy" from Francis's Skydivers is also in Steckler's Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (he plays Boo Boo) and Incredibly Mixed Up Zombies, where he plays the blind man with the radio.


He flies like a moron...
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Punch Rockgroin - 4 days ago

While watching Puma Man, I had the most powerful desire to have the theme song as my ringtone. This has become a must.


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Robert Brown - 5 days ago

So I finally watched "Galaxina." You should check it out if you have not seen it already. It's an awful lot of fun--when it isn't boring--and it has a peculiar MST resonance. There's a scene in the movie which puzzled me until I made the connection. And then I wondered: whaaaaa?


OT: The Happy Thread
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Okay- Looks like a lot of us have been dealing with some intense knots the past few days. We all use MST3k as a salve for our open wounds, that's a given.

But what are your other go-to happy-makers?

I'll start with five vids, two of which might be in the other vids section of this site as they are massively popular, Idunno.

Darth Schwarzenegger (Profanity):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZImvKiDGQE

Speed Racer Goes Crazy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgwcI0FOpvY

Shelter Adoption/ Dog Wants A Kitty:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBbHRaNNBuY

300/Caketown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNqiSkd1M6k&list=PLBBC2DB6B2DA19B68

My Favorite Hitler Parody (Profanity):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24yUUHYlJEI

Have some jokes? Vids? Links? Whattayagot? Time to break'em out.

Because no matter how bad things may get...YOU'RE STUCK HERE!


Road Trip!
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Packing the weekend bag for a drive to London tomorrow. More specifically, the town of Twickenham to watch the rugby union. England v. Samoa. I've never watched a pro rugger match before... just overweight rich guys nancing about on the Villanova practice fields back in Philly. It's more than a fair few of us heading down. Cousin Matthew hired a "party bus" sort of thing that holds around 20 or 30. They also include a stocked bar and nibbles, so the odds are better than fair we'll be well lit before we reach the Midlands.

Cousin Nicola has invited her "BFF", Denise to join us. Nicola seems to invite Denise to a lot of places I end up in. It's a rather ham fisted attempt at a cunning plan to get us together, I imagine. Denise is a stunning young woman. Emphasis on young. Well... we shall see. Off to buy a huge oversized England scarf, so I'll pop on again before we're on the road.

Ta!


Give us $100 and we'll show you how to con other people into doing the same!
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Alex C. - 6 days ago

I'm trying to think of a way to politely tell a friend I don't want to be involved in his pyramid scheme and that he and his wife are complete fucktards for investing in a company that sells---wait for it---NOTHING. The guy who roped my friend into the scheme told me, "We ARE the product." Yeah, no.


Bad day go away...
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There's a lot of negative energy in the air today... Like, THICK negativity - from everywhere. Between the phone calls I had today where everyone sounded like someone spit in their Cheerios, the ex finding out his youth leader (very influential person in his younger life) died a month ago and taking it really hard, the number of accidents in the city (one of which the ex witnessed, and while telling me about it on our trip to the store - he's the one with the car, looooooong story - we we're about 15 feet shy of being t-boned by some asshat and his meth head girlfriend), the neighbor's house being painted outside, and then subsequently set on fire - don't ask, I have no idea, the fire lasted less than 5 minutes, and just the general over all happenings to you MSTies and in the world - a guy can like me, who's already low, can really start to feel especially down.

Thankfully, I've got a beer in one hand, some smokie-treat in my lungs, and I'm about to watch yesterday's episode of American Horror Story, followed by one of my all time favorite MST3K episodes: THE HORROR OF SPIDER ISLAND!

So - all that being said - how about a ROBOT ROLL CALL to liven the mood? :D Who wants to start?


Ask Joel Anything!
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Matt Towler - 6 days ago

Joel is doing an AMA on reddit next Tuesday!

"My @reddit_AMA is Tuesday 11/25 at 2 PM ET here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA Topics: MST3K and OtherSpace and how the world has hurt me."


Snow
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Jessica Benjamin - 6 days ago

Any of my MSTie friends in Buffalo snowed in? My mom works at Sahlens and she left early yesterday and was told not to come in today, fortunately for them tonawanda didn't get nearly as bad. Stay safe and warm!


MIKE NICHOLS, RIP
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I'm going to do this a little differently:

Nichols, started his career by directing the shit out of Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" drawing an amazing, just jaw-dropping performance out of Liz Taylor that few would have thought her capable of delivering.
He followed that up with a film that changed how movies were done: The Graduate.
NOW- You tell me what was so groundbreaking about The Graduate and I'll give you a cookie.

After which we can talk about this prolific talent's varied career.
At least I HOPE there's enough Nichols Fans out there interested enough to talk about him.


Okay, I guess not, then.
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Today I finally got an email saying I didn't get the job. I had been waiting for 2 1/2 weeks since the last of 3, yes THREE, interviews--all told, this has taken about a month. The only obstacle remaining was the background check. Apparently, I didn't pass.

After this bad news, I tried to go out to a write-in (hang out with writers, write, not be alone in the house, crying) but I'm so broke that I ran out of gas on the freeway. I've never run out of gas while driving before, though I've not been able to start my car for lack of gas a few times. I managed to get off the freeway and to a safe place to pull over in an unused driveway. In a nearby office park, a marked security car sat in the driveway where they could see me, though it was night and I couldn't tell they were looking. Then a cop pulled up behind me. I told him I was waiting for AAA. He said someone had called the police, saying I was "slumped over" and "possibly asleep." I was posting on Facebook on my phone, so my head was downturned a bit, but come on. Thanks a lot, security guys.

This comes after having just been pulled over and treated like a drug offender (only for a few minutes at first because this is a wealthy area and my car is banged up and filthy--I can't wash it because the window is stuck open) by some city cops two days ago. They gave me a ticket, my second in 6 months for the same offense, having egregiously outdated license plate tags, for which I am already set to go to court next week. But thanks, now I'll have another bail fee of $310 to toss onto the ever-growing pile along with the thousands I owe in back registration (California is a very expensive state in which to register a vehicle).

There's plenty more, like the fact that today I had to tape my trunk shut because now the wires keep signaling it to open. How am I ever supposed to get out from under this soul-crushing pile of problems, all of which are caused by lack of money, if I can't get a job?


Help! Looking for the source of a quote
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Dan Parker - 7 days ago

I swear I recall a specific quote: "Oh my God, the washer hung itself!"
I have wasted far too much of my time scanning episode lists and rewatching old episodes, could someone help me?
It is from anepisode with a robotic hero... and here my memory is foggier. The robot fights a large monster... and there is of course a normal human that has a special relationship to the robot (not sure if he is actually supposed to BE tje robot-like thing or just its pilot).


Wait a minute:
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Isn't Sharktopus just an updated ripoff of Devil Fish?


Keeping Busy...
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I got a bit bored last night, and went down to the restaurant. Bit of a rush around 8 or so, and they were down a man in the kitchen... so I helped out with food prep. It's nice to see the look on someone's face when you tell them you already know how to do a chiffonade. Banged about for an hour or so, then helped close up. A few drinks later, headed back to the house... where I was roundly torn a new one by my aunt.

"You're on BLOODY holiday! What the BLOODY hell are you doing BLOODY working? I ought to slap you BLOODY stupid!" On and on. Ad infinitum.

Still, I had fun. I'll probably pop round again tonight. Forgot how much fun slinging a kitchen knife around.


Poopie
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Jessica Benjamin - 7 days ago

This sucks, I'm trying to download the missing season 8 episodes from DAP which I have done before, and the stupid thing will not download it just sits there "finding peers". GRRR