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Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Greetings, faithful readers! Your comment of the week in a moment, but first a brief reminder that open talk warning shirts are available for purchase at my CafePress store. H...
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Greetings, faithful readers! Your comment of the week in a moment, but first a brief reminder that open talk warning shirts are available for purchase at my CafePress store. Here we see faithful reader/genius A-wel Cruiz, who designed the logo, modeling his own attractive work: So what are you waiting for? Go forth and purchase! Also, go forth and enjoy this fine comment of the week: “Is that really what Jeff looks like? Mary’s been ignoring him so long I think she’s starting to forget. ‘Let’s see … Frank Sinatra eyes, Mitt Romney hair, John Goodman chin … did he have a neck? Probably, but I won’t include it in my vision until I check the photos.’” –pugfuggly And the enjoy these runners up! “Pluggers continues the series of strips in which the dog has usurped the man’s place in the woman’s heart, yet the man is also a dog married inexplicably to a chicken woman (perhaps the one from The Kids in the Hall?). My theory that the comics page reflects the true reality we refuse to see in order to protect our sanity (the horrors revealed by 9CL, Slylock, Luann and Pluggers) seems more and more rational. At night, I now dream of the lost glistening city and hear the chanting of eldritch frog people (again, the men in 9CL certainly share a batrachian quality). I fear I may not survive to post again. Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!” –Everything Is Better with Monkeys “Great use of that owl, making direct eye contact with the reader. ‘WHO can prevent the animal uprising? Only you.’” –Joe Blevins “Note there is a time skip between the penultimate and last panel, so we don’t know quite how far he took the analogy. I’m guessing ‘slaughtered like pigs’ came in at some point, and perhaps ‘boiled down for glue.’” –Danel “Ed’s feeling it too, and I KNOW what it is — another STROKE! Ha ha, get it? No, but seriously, call 911.” –Chyron HR “‘Momma, we have a difference of opinions…’ ‘…and we’d like you to solve it.’ ‘Please! I’m not King Solomon. But I have received divine instructions to slice both of you in half.’[or:] ‘Please! I’m not the Hague. But some legal authorities do consider this strip to be a crime against humanity.’ [or:] ‘Please! I’m not the DC Circuit Court. But I do have several vacancies where Alzheimer’s has eaten away my brain.’” –Nekrotzar “Man, I hate Mond… what? Are you serious? Miss Buxley’s just gonna steal my Mondays riff? I COOKED A DAMN LASAGNA FOR THIS.” –Dan “This is the freshest air I’ve breathed in a long time! And, hey, look at that bobcat about to kill that white rabbit I brought with me and just released into the wild. That’s what I really came here to see: bloodshed! Not that pansy-ass arguing they call ‘bloodshed’ in Washington. I want to see a living thing be torn apart just for my amusement. Well. Say, Dusty, have you ever read a story called ‘The Most Dangerous Game’?” –Christopher “Meanwhile, Pac-Man watches Heathcliff’s travails from within his giant obsidian cloud-ship. He laughs bitterly at the follies of man. Or cat, or ape, or whatever this comic strip is about, I don’t even know.” –C. Sandy Cyst “Senator, meet Dusty Rhodes, and his fellow rangers Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka and George ‘The Animal’ Steele. They’d like to have a discussion with you about your policies. Oh, look! A vicious bobcat! You’d better get in this protective steel cage with the rangers!” –aphthakid “Y’see, there are cult classics, such as Rocky Horror, The Room, Battle Beyond the Stars
about 9 hours ago
Kids In The Hall are reuniting in Toronto, eh?
Kids In The Hall are reuniting in Toronto, eh?
16 days ago
The Kids In The Hall reuniting for series of shows, but only in Toronto
The Kids In The Hall reuniting for series of shows, but only in Toronto
16 days ago
After five years of not being seen on any stage besides the one in my basement, where I force them nightly to reenact my favorite episodes, legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall is getting back together. The reunion show, t...
After five years of not being seen on any stage besides the one in my basement, where I force them nightly to reenact my favorite episodes, legendary sketch comedy troupe The Kids In The Hall is getting back together. The reunion show, titled “Rusty And Ready,” promises fans of the Kids “new material and an assortment of oddities from their deep, dark trunk.” What it doesn’t promise is to be seen by audiences who don’t make it up to Toronto Sketchfest, where the Kids will be limiting their five-night engagement solely to their homeland, with no promise of another full North American tour yet in sight. But for those who live near Toronto—or those willing to make the journey—some tickets are still available. Word of warning to Americans traveling to Toronto for the first time: Toronto likes to keep their city clean, eh, and beware of ... Read more
16 days ago
Tavie sez, "Legendary comedy troupe (and troupe of my heart), Kids in the Hall, have put together old and new material for a limited reunion engagement in Toronto this December. This may or may not lead to another North American tour, so...
Tavie sez, "Legendary comedy troupe (and troupe of my heart), Kids in the Hall, have put together old and new material for a limited reunion engagement in Toronto this December. This may or may not lead to another North American tour, so smart people are hightailing it to Toronto to see them perform in Toronto Sketchfest December 4 - 7:" "The Kids in the Hall come together on stage for the first time in five years for an intimate and raucous Toronto homecoming. Featuring new material and an assortment of oddities from their deep, dark trunk, this is an engagement that is not to be missed." General public sale is tomorrow so there may still be tickets left. They're all over 50 now, so it will be especially fun to taunt them about the "Kids" moniker... The Kids in the Hall - Rusty and Ready (Thanks, Tavie!)
16 days ago
The Kids In The Hall are back, 8-Bit Dark Knight, learn de Blasio's dance, Bill Nye on DWTS, and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—...
The Kids In The Hall are back, 8-Bit Dark Knight, learn de Blasio's dance, Bill Nye on DWTS, and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
17 days ago
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: W...
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we take aim at the NFL and head injuries, head back to the arcade, get old together in Paris, get our racism on against the Muslims, drink some fine wine in China, and close down crap schools.     Watch “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis Trailer This isn’t an indictment of the game. What some really good stories on the subject of head injuries and the way the game has been played, just watch Frontline’s story on football in high school, Frontline’s opening story about a football pro who met a very sad and untimely death in an assisted living facility, and HBO Sports’ story about the link between football head injuries and physical debilitation, reveals some fascinating information about this sport. Whether you come down on the idea that football won’t be around in 50 years or that players know what they’re getting themselves into when they sign up this is nonetheless an excellent trailer that packs an emotional punch. Using Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” while the cinematic, slo-mo moments of guys who are paid to crush and crunch one another play out in a symphony of pain, is used wonderfully. From there, the hits are brutal and it plays out like a delightful highlight reel that would open any show dedicated to championing the fury that is NFL football. That’s when the brain injury talk begins and elevates this to a new level. The informational aspect begins to overshadow and color what we’re seeing a little differently as guys careen off each other’s helmets. Again, the tempo is right, the pacing is on point, and the level of anticipation that it leaves a viewer who’s interested in this is about as high as anyone waiting for the kickoff to a new season of men being men who know the risks of what they’re getting into. The Muslims Are Coming! Trailer “I wish these folks the best…they may be well setting themselves up to be killed.” It might be subjective but this was funny. For any one of us that grew up having stereotypes being shattered through comedians, or comedy in general, you’ll know that it’s a very effective medium to dial into the things that we all might be thinking but never say out loud. To have the object of our laughter popping those deep and dark notions is not only therapeutic but it’s mighty and powerful. In a way, these are the kinds of productions that hopefully will start the dialogue about what the big deal is when it comes to Muslims. And the trailer does a good job at mixing in all of these elements without it feeling heavy handed or disingenuous. The talking heads that pop up during this, who are outside of the inner sanctum of the Muslim kings of comedy roadshow, offer some sanguine and sharp insight into popular perception and how this kind of humor is effective at tearing down the invisible walls that hold some individuals back in their own personal evolution. When Jon Stewart talks about the gays being the most recent group let into the cocktail party known as mainstream America I can’t help but reflect on the experiences I had with The Kids in the Hall, specifically Scott Thompson, and how hard they hammered at so many of the stereotypes about homosexuality and the gay lifestyle. That was almost 25 years ago. God forbid it takes that long for Muslims to enjoy the casual acceptance we take for granted now. And what directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah have made looks like a big welcome mat to
about 1 month ago
April Mullen's Dead Before Dawn 3D will be hitting VOD on August 2nd from Wango Films and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and then screen in select theaters in the US on September 6th. Right now we have an exclusive clip for you! From t...
April Mullen's Dead Before Dawn 3D will be hitting VOD on August 2nd from Wango Films and Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and then screen in select theaters in the US on September 6th. Right now we have an exclusive clip for you! From the Press Release An ancient curse that puts a whole new spin on the horror genre, Dead Before Dawn 3D slashes onto VOD and digital HD August 2 from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and Wango Films. Shot entirely in live-action stereoscopic 3D, the feature marks director April Mullen as the first and youngest female to direct a film of this kind. Dead Before Dawn 3D stars Emmy Award® winner Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Trilogy), Martha MacIsaac (Superbad), Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing), Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall), Kyle Schmid (A History of Violence), Rossif Sutherland (High Life), and Ellen Dubin (Napoleon Dynamite). Casper Galloway (Bostick) and his college friends visit an occult shop run by Casper’s grandfather (Lloyd) and accidentally unleash an evil curse, causing people to kill themselves and turn into Zombie Demons, aka Zemons. Armed with a slew of homemade weapons and a Winnebago, the college kids race through the night, killing Zemons and fighting time while frantically searching for a way to reverse the curse within 24 hours. As the Zemon army starts to overpower the team, Casper finds himself with no choice but to face his fears and become the unlikeliest of heroes. Dead Before Dawn 3D, the third feature film from April Mullen and Tim Doiron’s production company WANGO Films, will be available on Video On Demand and digital HD beginning August 2 in the U.S. and Canada. The film will also be released in theaters in 3D across Canada on August 2 and select theaters across the U.S. on September 6. VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON! Got news? Click here to submit it! Try and stay alive in the comments section below!
2 months ago
It’s always a treat seeing Dave Foley guest star on a TV show, like The Middle or Veep or Maron, because that mean he’s working, which means he could be working toward a full-fledged Kids in the Hall reunion. Beloved Canadian...
It’s always a treat seeing Dave Foley guest star on a TV show, like The Middle or Veep or Maron, because that mean he’s working, which means he could be working toward a full-fledged Kids in the Hall reunion. Beloved Canadian comedy troupe the Kids in the Hall reunited on Friday to tape an episode of Spun Out, an upcoming CTV comedy starring group member Dave Foley. “We were the only show on in Canada a decade ago,” [Mark McKinney] said. “TV started at 7 p.m., ended at 8 p.m., and then The National came on at 10 p.m., and then it went off again. Then they played the national anthem, and then there was Kids In The Hall.” (Via) Spun Out is set to air on CTV in 2014. The Kids also hinted at other upcoming projects, or in their words, they’re “in talks.” In talks about what? Puppies? Bananas? Puppies with bananas on them? We need the (ham of) truth. (via Getty Image) (Via)
3 months ago
Thornbridge abounds! The Black Sheep had their Seaforth on tap a while back, a dark orange IPA named in honour of an early ale-bearing ship plying the East India trade. It's a powerful 5.9% ABV but was being served cold enough to hide th...
Thornbridge abounds! The Black Sheep had their Seaforth on tap a while back, a dark orange IPA named in honour of an early ale-bearing ship plying the East India trade. It's a powerful 5.9% ABV but was being served cold enough to hide that strength and actually make it seem a little watery. First impressions are of mild jaffa orange and a hint of spicy sandalwood. I was expecting more of the malt character to come out as it warms but in fact it's the complex bitter flavours which rise to the surface: some metallic notes and a layer of eucalyptus. Decent but, like with its shipmate Jaipur, I think I'd like a bit more complexity in a beer of this strength.Meanwhile, off the other end of Capel Street, the Porterhouse had Reverend and the Makers on their gravity cask. This is a 4.8% ABV golden summer seasonal, packed with lots of lemony sunshine. Again, though, I can't help but think they could have achieved the same level of flavour at a lower ABV. Finally, a bottle I have Steve and Reuben to thank for: Imperial Oatmeal Stout, from the Thornbridge Hall series of extra-expensive beers. It's 11% ABV and this time you can taste every little bit of that strength. It serves up a decent slice of roast, milk and dark chocolate and a strange, but not unpleasant, putty sensation which I assume is contributed by the oatmeal. Heavy and filling, it's one to finish the night, and this blog post, on.
3 months ago