Animesploitation Terebi Funhouse Road Show Otakalypse (miseria consociatus est miseria dimidiavit)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dilute, dilute. OK!
A-Kon is coming, and with it, a thousand smells. Last year, the stench was deafening. I mean tha; it was so bad, that the olfactory section of my brain sent the data to my hearing centers, just because it didn't want to deal with it.
So, with that in mind, I'd like to remind everyone to consider their current hygienic practices and start working on that cleaning ritual today. I introduced my roomie to Dr. Bronner's after watching this (1:00 in).
Now if we could just up the frequency....
Disney 101: More Re-Education
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Anime dubbing legend, Mike Reynolds!
This is why backups are important.
Always back up your work. ALWAYS.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Works of Halas & Batchelor (1941-90)
DUSTIN PARADE (1941) 6 LITTLE JUNGLE BOYS (1945) A MODERN GUIDE TO HEALTH (1947) THE MAGIC CANVAS (1948) CHARLEY (1948) THE SHOEMAKER & THE HATTER (1949) THE FIGUREHEAD (1953) ANIMAL FARM (1954) THE CANDLEMAKER (1957) THE CHRISTMAS VISITOR (1959) HAMILTON THE MUSICAL ELEPHANT (1961) AUTOMANIA 2000 (1962) FLOW DIAGRAM (1963) ROAD SAFETY PSA'S (1964) TALES FROM HOFFNUNG (1965) DODO THE KID FROM OUTER SPACE (1965) DYING FOR A SMOKE (1967) THE FIVE (1970) THE BUTTERFLY BALL (1974) AUTOBAHN (1979) DILEMMA (1981) A MEMORY OF NAHOLY-NAGY (1990)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
VHS HELL: Superman to the Rescue!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
VHS HELL: Disco Sweat
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
HELL comes to Anime Boston: IT LIVES... AGAIN!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
VHS HELL: Return of the King
And I've got two VHS tapes of the Rankin/Bass Return of the King animated special. But can I find a VHS tape of Two Towers?
Monday, April 09, 2012
The Manitou (1978)
The Manitou is about a woman with a tumor on her neck who goes to the hospital only to discover that it's a fetus of a reborn Native American medicine man from 400 years ago. It was written by someone who knew nothing about tumors, hospitals, or Native Americans. It is also about 40 minutes too long.
I rented this not too long ago from Netflix. The disc was damaged and I couldn't watch it, but they had it on streaming. I sat down with a bottle of chardonnay, a bowl of sauerkraut chicken, and slogged through this thing. After watching it, I reported the disc as damaged on the Netflix site. When they asked if I wanted a replacement disc, I said no, thank-you.
So, let's examine this mess.
The Films of John & Faith Hubley (1957-76)
The Adventures of * (1957)
The Tender Game (1958)
Featuring music by the Oscar Peterson Trio with vocals by Ella Fitzgerald
Date With Dizzy (1958)
Featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie
Winner of the Academy Award
Harlem Wednesday (1959)
Children of the Sun (1960)
Produced for UNICEF
The Hole (1962)
Featuring the improvisational voices of Dizzy Gillespie and George Mathews
Academy Award Winner
Of Stars and Men (1964)
Based on the book by Harlow Shapley
The Hat (1964)
Featuring the voices and music of Dizzy Gillespie and Dudley Moore
A Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Double Feature (1966)
Featuring the music of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Academy Award Winner
Written and Spoken by Robert Maynard Hutchins
Windy Day (1968)
Of Men and Demons (1969)
Voyage To Next (1974)
People, People, People (1976)
Produced for the American Revolution Bicentennial Association
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Who ruined Easter? NOBODY!
I want a dotted line showing how the kids messed his one up.
Who names a dog "Barfy"? This will bother me forever.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
They had frozen "rabbit" at the HONG KONG EMPORIUM AND GROCERY and I thought of this.
Friday, April 06, 2012
And at the sixth hour, there was darkness
Listen Jesus, do you care for your race?
Don't you see we must keep in our place?
We are occupied
Have you forgotten how put down we are?
I am frightened by the crowd
For we are getting much too loud
And they'll crush us if we go too far
If we go too far
Danno and I are in slight disagreement on this one. I prefer Jesus Christ Superstar and he prefers Godspell. Both debuted in 1971.
Yes, it's all for the.....(all your wrongs will be redressed..)
Yes, it's all for the.....(you must never be distressed....)
Yes, it's all for the.....(someone's got to be oppressed!)
Godspell is more likely to be performed at your local high-school, for obvious reasons. It's more music-hall in style and doesn't spend any time talking about prostitutes or Roman occupation.
I can't give you a precise reason I prefer JC:SS, if maybe I just like drama like that or its general counter-culture nature. Interestingly enough, of the two of us, I'm the optimist.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Yeah? Your cousin blows eggs!
This was actually a yearly task for us, blowing eggs. As disgusting as it sounds, it's not that nasty when you actually do it and makes the eggs easier for decorations that last.
I have no idea what language this fellow is speaking. It seems unnecessary for the demonstration. The egg is hollow at the end, no matter what.
Let's get those things decorated
Patton Oswald would like to have a few words (some language on the link).