32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 4: Guillermo Del Toro Breaks Some Sort of World Record, We’re Sure…

Guillermo Del Toro vs. The Simpsons

…for number of horror movie references crammed into less than three minutes. The only thing I can figure is that because he has so many damn projects in the works, this enables him to get at least thirty or so out of the way. You will see this every damn place on the Internet. Because it’s that amazing. Any video that has Matthias from The Omega Man and Phantom of the Paradise? It deserves to be every damn place on the Internet. Enjoy.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:10+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|32 Days of Halloween|1 Comment

Your Weekend Justice #132: The Regeneration of Sherman

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is stuck between the twin pop culture gravity wells of Doctor Who and Jedward. And is pulled in twain, shrieking. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Harpers Bizarre: Feelin Groovy

Agenda:

  • Jon vs. weather
  • Aaron vs. The Wayback Machine
  • The biology of Shermans
  • Sleazy suicides!
  • “Hang out” with “Four Guys”
  • Aaron’s George Harrison docu review
  • Terra Nova
  • Disney‘s 3D
  • Stop cleaning new films
  • James Cameron, 3D and cinemas
  • Mad Men Lite. And Guinness.
  • Hollywood. Is stupid.
  • Star Trek madness
  • Rob’s record find!
  • The inevitable Doctor Who tirade
  • We must understand Dollhouse
  • Inexplicable Jedward discussion
  • …which devolves into an X-Factor discussion
  • Honey badger flu and the vaccine
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:36:59+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments

    Stuff: New Actors Playing Peter Parker, Jung and Freud – But Not in the Same Film, Mind You

    Andrew Garfield

    There’s a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don’t need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don’t need to know that instant. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here’s one post with everything. Boom. Done. Enjoy.

  • Amazon’s deal of the day is for both seasons of Flight of the Conchords plus a CD for $26.99, which is 55% off the normal price. Today only and while stocks last. So. There you have it. Find that here.
  • When you hear that Cronenberg is directing Viggo Mortensen in a film called A Dangerous Method, you’re probably not guessing what comes next: that it’s a love triangle featuring Jung and Freud as characters. If you want to see Mortensen and Michael Fassbender as Freud and Jung, check out the pics here. Also in the film are Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel. It’s due out next year.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:50:14+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win The Simpsons Season 20 on DVD!

    The Simpsons: The Complete Twentieth Season DVD

    It’s the twentieth season of The Simpsons, hitting your shelf from Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    In January 1990 television history was made as households across the country were introduced to a one-of-a-kind family whose outrageous antics and wild behavior made them an institution of prime-time television and a pop culture staple over the next two-plus decades. Now, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates this historic milestone when The Simpsons Season 20 Blu-ray and DVD collection arrives January 12, marking the show’s first time ever in high-definition. Series creator Matt Groening has added his own special touch by drawing all-new menus for both the Blu-ray and DVD, creating another keepsake memento for The Simpsons fans. Highly collectible packaging will also include a character layout of Springfield’s most favorite characters sure to challenge the ultimate Simpsons fan to name them all.

    We’ve been thrown two copies of the set to give away. Want to win one? Here’s how: enter using the form below. Enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:55:46+00:00 January 6th, 2010|Contests|2 Comments

    Win The Simpsons: The Twelfth Season on DVD!

    The Simpsons: The Twelfth Season DVD cover art

    The television series that just simply keeps going–it’s The Simpsons and their twelfth season. Here’s what Fox has to say for themselves:

    The longest running animated series in television history, the latest DVD collection features all 21 classic episodes from the 2000-01 season including Bart’s boy band odyssey in “New Kids on the Blecch” featuring pop sensations N’Sync and a hilarious less-than-ordinary day for Homer, Bart and Lisa in “Trilogy of Error.” The season also boasts an impressive line-up of talented guest stars including Drew Barrymore, Edward Norton, Justin Timberlake, Stephen King, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Roger Daltry and many more.

    We have two copies of this boxed set for your dancing and dining pleasure. Want to win one? Enter using the form below and enter once a day. We draw your name, you take one. It’s that simple. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:20+00:00 August 21st, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

    Duff Energy Drink – Review

    Duff Energy Drink

    So there we are in Universal Orlando and we run across the Simpsons area. There’s a Kwik-E Mart next to the attraction, although not as cool as the 7-11s they repurposed for the movie promo. But they did still sell Simpsons merch, including what I’m holding in my hands there: a Duff energy drink. How could I resist?

    As you can see, it’s in a can that’s…well, it’s a Duff beer can. There’s not much else to be said. They nailed the design–which makes it automatically a worthwhile purchase for the novelty of those who are fans of the show. Investigating what’s inside, we find 120mg of caffeine, 25mg of guarana, 25mg of panax ginseng, 41g of sugars, 1000mg of taurine, 300% of your required B12, 100% of your B6, 50% of your B3 and 50mg of inositol. So it’s a decent showing.

    How does it taste? Surprisingly…really damn good. No kidding. No real “energy drink” taste either before or after sipping, although it does have a strong soft drink kick to it–the same sort of kick of a Vault or Mountain Dew even though the taste is not the same. It also doesn’t taste like Generic Energy Drink like most novelty drinks seem to–it has a unique flavor I haven’t experienced before during my wide and reckless sampling of energy beverages. In fact, Dana Snyder, who also sampled Duff, called it when he likened the taste to Gatorade Gum. Although whereas the gum would only hold its flavor for about a femtosecond, this drink carries it. I honestly would drink this stuff on a regular basis. Perhaps I was just enjoying the taste, but it really did provide a pick-me-up for that late afternoon final push to blitz through the rest of what we wanted to see at Universal. I quite recommend it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:56+00:00 November 16th, 2008|Drink Reviews|0 Comments

    Writers Guild Winners Announced

    Writers Guild of America Awards logo

    Seems like it’s a day for awards and such. The WGA Awards have been announced, and the big winners are Diablo Cody, who won Best Original Screenplay for Juno, the Brothers Coen who adapted No Country For Old Men from the novel by Cormac McCarthy (timely mention, huh?).

    In television, The Wire won for Dramatic Series and 30 Rock won for Comedy. The Sopranos took the award for Episodic Drama and The Office won for Comedy. “Episodic Drama” and “Episodic Comedy” appear to mean “single episode.” They can’t simply call it that because that would be too easy. The Simpsons won for Animation, and The Colbert Report won best Comedy/Variety Series.

    For the full list of winners, check out the WGA’s website. I hope by writing this up, I’m not being a scab or anything. Please don’t break my knees. I like my knees. They protect me from Cher.
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    By | 2011-06-06T21:30:34+00:00 February 9th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Annie Award Winners Announced

    Remy from Ratatouille

    The annual Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, were given out last night. And Pixar rocked the house, taking Best Animated Feature for Ratatouille, Best Animated Short Subject, and THQ even won for their Ratatouille video game. Futurama also took home the Best Home Entertainment Production award for Bender’s Big Score and Aardman won Best Animated Television Production for Creature Comforts America.

    You can get all the details at the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive but some other highpoints of note are here…
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:00+00:00 February 9th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Duff and D’oh Nuts: Ben and Jerry’s Extremely Limited Simpsons Ice Cream

    Homer Simpson, the ice cream man

    Aw, man. That ain’t right. Junk Food Blog gives us the headsup about Ben and Jerry’s plans to tie-in to the Simpsons movie. For one day only, in the town of Springfield, Vermont (which won the bragging rights to host the premiere of the film), there will be Duff and D’oh Nuts. They report it’s “a combination of chocolate and cream stout ice creams with glazed chocolate donuts.” It sounds like it’s only going to be in Springfield, if I’m reading this article right. Dammit. Want.

    Of course, I don’t have a Kwik-E Mart anywhere nearby, so I can’t even get Buzz Cola, much less that stuff. Suck factor is high!
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:29:18+00:00 July 21st, 2007|Food|0 Comments