Monday, May 26, 2014

Animazement 2014 Report

Despite major technical difficulties - the new AV crew could only get a single laptop hooked up to their setup and the screen the audience watched everything on resembled a giant Lite-Brite - we managed to soldier on and deliver a pretty solid Hell at Animazement 2014. While I was too scatter-brained to get around to plugging the show beforehand, the full playlist is now available to enjoy. Thanks as ever to Animazement Hellions Jared Blashka, Cameron Blashka, and Chris Culpepper, with special thanks to my pal William Bloodworth for this year's awesome Hell flyer.

Anime North Anime Hell 2014 After-Action Report

The Koto drummers went on before Anime Hell - later in the day because the spa downstairs doesn't like the noise during their operating hours. Didn't cause a problem for us; in fact it was a great lead-in and the crowd was confused at first but appreciative. Which fits in nicely with Anime Hell.

Video was great, sound was better this year thanks to new speakers, tech went off without a hitch, room was filled to capacity, and we rocked for two hours.  Shain has video of the crowd here.  Here's what I ran:

The preshow included the songs "Stay Away From Downtown" by Redd Kross, a Lee Marvin PSA for Voice of America, and a song about a girl who had her little gun to protect little me.

Part one:

  • The TV Show
  • my 2014 opening, "Teeth"
  • Why do we like anime?  Because American cartoons sucked. Like, say, 
  • Super President
  • Mr. T
  • Chuck Norris Karate Commandos Supercut
  • Anime is obviously superior because sometimes small woodland creatures trip out on mushrooms
  • Bannertail the squirrel
  • action scene from 009 Re:Cyborg
  • action scenes from Space Pirate Captain Harlock 2013
  • Pokemon seizure scene
  • live-action Kiki's Delivery Service trailer
  • live-action Patlabor
  • Patlabor erected in Shibuya home video
  • clip from live action Gatchaman film
  • live action Lupin III trailer
  • live action Lupin comedy clip
  • Vickie The Viking live action film clip
  • Kanpai Senshi After V
  • Attack On Titan with cats
  • Attack On Titan Subaru ad
  • Char Zeonic Toyota
  • Char scene from "How To Date A Fujoshi Girl"
  • Yamato bike ad
  • Yamato 2199 clips
  • Star Blazers Will Return After These Messages
  • Lighter Jii
  • Saison credit card ad
  • Upgrade credit card ad (Sailor Moon)
  • Toon Makers Sailor Moon
  • Women Of Robotech
  • Sentai vs Magical Girl
  • Laundry Day
  • Dr. Bees
  • Dr. Brule "for your hell"

Part two:

  • Your Anime Superstore
  • Eyesore Cinema ad
  • Yogi Bear anti-smoking ad
  • CG Peanuts film trailer
  • Bring Me The Head Of Charlie Brown
  • Godzilla 2014 trailer remix
  • Bob's Burgers Equestrinauts
  • My Little Brony
  • Nuiguimar Z trailer
  • VCS
  • Pong
  • Lea Press On Limbs
  • Last Episode Of Naruto
  • Devil Of Smoke
  • Cartoon All Stars To The Rescue
  • Maximum Hormone Stop The Winny Upload!!!
  • Windows 7 girl
  • Socket
  • Galaxy Gear ad
  • Cariboon/DJ-1/Cariboon
  • Twain's Garbage Raft Rambles
  • Shogi
  • Shogun Warriors TV ad

And that was it for the night, and then we left the room so the tech guys could put everything to bed and we went out in the hall and had cake. THE END.  See you in Toronto next May!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Anime Hell at Anime Central 2014

I haven't found any clips from last night's show at Anime Central, but here's a couple clips from 2011.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


it's all happening NEXT FRIDAY at 10pm in what used to be the Doubletree Hotel but is now the International Plaza Hotel as part of Anime North!!

THIS IS THE BIG ONE KIDS!! Our tenth show here in Toronto! DON'T MISS IT

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Moon Animate, Make-Up!

Moon Animate, Make-Up! is what you get when over 200 fans re-animate an episode of Sailor Moon. I can't wait to see the finished project.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Leslie "Les" Carlson

David Cronenberg - Camera (2000) by thisisthat

Leslie "Les" Carlson has died at the age of 81. Cause of death was not released. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor was found in his Toronto home on May 3. Happy birthday to me.

Friday, May 09, 2014

'Tater Salad

It's at 2:30 that I knew I had to post it.

For the life of me, I can't understand why they weren't as popular as the Andrews Sisters.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Penguin's Memory: Shiawase Monogatari (1985)

Who knew a movie with penguins could be so dramatic!

Mike is a penguin soldier who returns home after being injured during combat. Estranged from his family and friends, he leaves his hometown and starts to roam adrift through the country.

Jellyfish Eyes

This is showing tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art and I'm sorry to say, but it's sold out.

But, maybe, you don't live in Dallas.