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    • cobainfan69
    • Posted January 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm
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    Gonna buy one and put it on my bookshelf right between my copies of “The Audacity of Hope” and “The Communist Manifesto”! Bitchin’!

  1. Please do, cob. My book will smite the other two like Moses’ staff became a serpent and ate up Pharoah’s two crappy snakes.

    • cobainfan69
    • Posted January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    Crap, I was all set to buy this but then I realized there’s a new Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD set coming out soon. Apologies Zack, but…you know, priorities and all that.

    • Steve
    • Posted January 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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    Cobain – for the sake of your blood pressure, you best get your Beavis & Butthead DVD box set… or whatever that is~

    After looking through this (JUST GOT MINE-!!) book, it has too many new cartoons you cannot comment on…
    The silent screams you’ll have amounts to ‘hateful cruelty to liberals’…
    [ not yet illegal, -due to the 1st Amendment-, but your side is working on that ‘problem’ ]

    • Kent
    • Posted January 14, 2011 at 12:45 am
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    Zack: bought it. Loved it. Volume Two IS due out sometime next week, right…? 😉

    • geeknerd
    • Posted January 14, 2011 at 7:53 am
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    Don’t dis MST3K!

    • cobainfan69
    • Posted January 14, 2011 at 8:00 am
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    Steve: I feel sad that you are unaware of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 is, so I invite you to educate yourself:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystery_Science_Theater_3000

    It’s possibly one of the best television shows ever and if you have Netflix you can watch it RIGHT NOW with their Instant Stream! If you have it, check out “Laserblast” first. Enjoy! 🙂

  2. cobain:
    It’ll never, ever happen, but I’ve always wished “Independence Day” could get the MST3000 treatment. Think about it. It’d be a massacre. 😄

    • cobainfan69
    • Posted January 15, 2011 at 7:48 am
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    @Marbles:

    I guess you’ve never heard of Rifftrax?

    http://www.rifftrax.com/

    In a nutshell, it’s Mike, Kevin (Servo) and Bill (Crow 2.0) selling MP3 MST3K-style commentaries for tons of movies — from big budget blockbusters to older B-movies and old public domain shorts.

    They have an “Independence Day” riff. I haven’t seen it yet but I’m sure it’s hilarious. Some friends I’ve talked to about it don’t really like Rifftrax because they think it doesn’t quite match up to MST3K, but I enjoy it as much as I did the original series. One of my favorite riffs so far is M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening”; it’s like watching MST3K 2020.

  3. cobainfan69: I can dig the need for a MST3K collection: it’s one of my favorite shows in TV history. That does not however obviate your need to buy my book AS WELL. If you choose to go forward with the construction that you can afford or have room for only one new cultural element in your life for the foreseeable future you risk being labeled an incredible LOSER by all of us here.

    Steve: hate to admit it but you’d prob enjoy Mystery Science Theater 3000 notwithstanding the fact that cobainfan3000 digs it. ‘Specially if you like old scifi movies, am I right geeknerd? On the other hand you are on the mark in reminding cob. that he is missing the boat tremendously in not buying my book, since its extended narratives and Strindbergian theater-pieces present by far my most persuasive arguments for conservatism and, quite likely, could win him over to conservative thought and change his life entirely.

  4. Marbles: Really? Independence Day/Mystery Sci. Theater 3K… is’nt it a bit on the comedic side already, making the MST3K treatment possibly extraneous or redundant? I dunno… for me at least the best victims are straight-faced, going-for-serious films.

    geeknerd: Any favorite film-treatments you care to recommend from this classic series now that we’re discussing it? Or now that I am, anyway: everyone else is probably doing something normal today like shoveling snow or skiing.

  5. Yes, but despite the one-liners, a lot of its comedy is unintentional. You’re right that it’s not as straight-laced as the usual MST3K victim, though.

  6. Kent: Great to hear! Thanks for buying a copy, I really appreciate it… if sales are good, no telling how many new volumes might be forthcoming. (Read: get your friends over to my site with their credit cards.)

    • geeknerd
    • Posted January 16, 2011 at 10:25 am
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    I want to see the MST3K treatment of the Worst Movie Ever Made; “Plan 9 from Outer Space.”

    Some people say Bella Lugosi died from a heroin overdose. That’s not true; it was the script of that movie that was so bad it killed him.

    By the way to all you Twilight fans; “Bella” is a boy’s name.

  7. geeknerd: True; Ed Wood could drive anyone to H.

  8. geeknerd:

    “Plan 9” has serious competition for worst film ever made. Have you ever heard of “Troll 2”?

    (Look up both the actual film, and its recent making-of documentary, “Best Worst Movie.” You will not be disappointed. Gather the family some evening and prepare to laugh harder than you’ve ever laughed in your life.)

    • geeknerd
    • Posted January 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm
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    Nothing can top Ed Wood replacing Bela Lugosi with his wife’s chiropractor, who looked nothing like Lugosi, and was a full head taller. One Take Wood is the worst of the worst, and if any movie tops “Plan 9” it would be “Glen or Glenda.” “Troll 2” had much better production values than anything by Ed Wood.

    • cobainfan69
    • Posted January 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm
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    There are rifftrax for Plan 9, Troll 2 and all 3 Twilight films! The MST3K trio even had a live show where they riffed Plan 9 and broadcasted it to hundreds of theaters across the U.S. I missed that one unfortunately, but I saw their live shows for “Reefer Madness” and “House on Haunted Hill” (the Vincent Price classic, of course) and they were both amazing. They also showed some absolutely insane public domain shorts.

  9. Zack, we are so excited for you and your book! Best of luck!


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