They call themselves 'The Midnight Society;' a small group of kids with nothing much in common except for the fact that they all like scary stories. Once a week they meet out in the woods around a campfire to take turns sharing a spooky tale to try to creep one another out. That's the premise … Continue reading ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ – I Miss Shows Like This
Matchup: D vs. D
Another matchup idea I would love to see: Oddly enough, after thinking it over, I would peg Doofenshmirtz to win hands-down. True, Drakken is a moderately more competent bad guy and more of a legitimate threat (as in, he's never been beaten by a potted plant), but Doof actually has quite a few advantages over … Continue reading Matchup: D vs. D
"Resistance is Futile." "EXTERMINATE!" Personally, my money's on the Daleks, but it'd be an interesting fight.
Thought of the Day: The Addams Family
I’ve started watching episodes of The Addams Family (the original series, naturally), and it seems to me that (ironically enough) this is probably one of the more traditionalist-minded sitcoms of all time. Peek under the kookiness and ookiness and what you have is a close-knit, loyal clan of aristocrats with a strong sense of tradition … Continue reading Thought of the Day: The Addams Family
Low-Effort Blogging: Mst3k Shorts
For your amusement, a few shorts from Mystery Science Theater 3000: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmjegYYYlUE&ab_channel=BoBalderson A spendthrift teenager gets financial advice from the ghost of Benjamin Franklin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEY9uRknRRc&ab_channel=Flaggboy42 A farm family spends the day at the fair (which is held on the fairgrounds, in case you were wondering) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNJdWWDkjOs&ab_channel=jjpistols Joe Doakes goes before the Eternal Judge to see … Continue reading Low-Effort Blogging: Mst3k Shorts
Recommendation: All Creatures Great and Small
Since earlier this week I brought up the wonderful Robert Hardy and his role in All Creatures Great and Small, I think we’ll delve a bit more into it, or at least the book it is based on. All Creatures Great and Small is the first volume of semi-fictionalized tales of the life of a … Continue reading Recommendation: All Creatures Great and Small
Low-Effort Blogging: BBC ‘Wild Side’
Outsourcing this week to funny talking animals, courtesy of the BBC series Walk on the Wild Side, which, as you can see, is just comedic voice-overs on some pretty impressive nature footage. This is one of the shorter compilation videos you can find of the series, but personally I think it's the best overall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg1gK2E7dAQ … Continue reading Low-Effort Blogging: BBC ‘Wild Side’
More ‘What’s My Line’
I'm afraid I was too busy to get to writing the post I intended today (that's 'busy' spelled according to the Slavic style, where the 'b', the 'u', and the 's' are rendered 'l' 'a' and 'z', respectively). So here are two especially funny episodes of What's My Line? as compensation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPu7OouWsBM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caB0dZUGcq0
Low-Effort Blogging: ‘What’s My Line’
I'm a big fan of the show What's My Line, which ran from 1950-1967, which was all about a panel of contestants try to guess the occupations - the 'line' of a guest. Then the special 'mystery guest' round brought in a celebrity guest while the panel blindfolded themselves. This was often a highlight of … Continue reading Low-Effort Blogging: ‘What’s My Line’
Comparing Animation, Or What Happened to CG?
Is it just me, or has small-screen animation been deteriorating lately? I happened to see this clip of the Star Wars: Rebels TV show and...my goodness, this animation is pretty darn bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJo169NVMTw The characters not only look like they're made of sculpted rubber, but their movements are very, very awkward. There's a kind of … Continue reading Comparing Animation, Or What Happened to CG?