Monday, May 2, 2016

Not Exactly Rabid Fans of RABID

Both our equipment and our lives have had some technical difficulties lately, but Episode 6 of The Slumgullion is out! (Please clap.)

This week, Jeff and I talk about David Cronenberg's 1977 body horror classic (?), Rabid, starring that cynosure of Porno Chic, Marilyn Chambers. I also do a dramatic reading Zach Synder's Man of Steel.

The Slumgullion Episode 6 “The Soskas are Going to Kill Us
• May 2, 2016 
Starring Jeff Holland and Scott Clevenger 
We take you back to a gentler time, when people still hated the Walking Dead finale and the Doctor Strange teaser hadn’t dropped yet.  The first half of the show goes by without incident, as Jeff and Scott do their usual pop culture tangent surfing. 
The break is another in depth solo review from Mr. Clevenger. 
The Unknown Movie Challenge this week is David Cronenberg’s Rabid, soon to be remade by the titular twins, and Jeff and Scott discover that the film has a mighty fan.
Please give it a listen, by clicking here. And as we say on the show, we're genuinely interested in opposing views, so if you think we missed the point of the film, or didn't go far enough in our criticism, feel free to comment here, and we'll read and address your thoughts on the next show.

And thanks, as always.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The "Mi Butt Es Su Butt" Edition

MOONDOGGIE: 'Scuse me? Hi. Sorry. You know I hate to bother the management, but could you please tell her to stop tailgating me so much? My butt hasn't been able to breathe since she moved in.

ME:  Shadow, could you please back off of Moondoggie's backside a bit? We've had some complaints...

SHADOW: Nevah!  Feline Centipede 4 Life!!

SHADOW: Occupy Butt Street! (Muffled singing)  ♫ This ass is my ass! This ass is your ass! From California, This ass was made for me weird stuff to! ♫

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The Chanhassen Dinner Theater Edition

IIIIIIIIII don't know how to looooove him... ♪

Friday, April 22, 2016

Farewell, Prince

So my friend Elizabeth, who is the only person I know for a fact is more bummed than I about Prince's death, posted the following section of an elegiac Twitter thread...

...and added:
I think "HE JUST DIED JOYCE" needs to become a meme.
I agreed and shared her post to get the ball rolling, and within minutes Evan Hurst of Wonkette came through:

So there you go, Internet. Be fruitful and multiply.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Super Belated Happy Birthday Funtime Explosion!

Annnnnnnd...we're back.

What did we miss?

Nothing?  Are you sure...?

Yes, it's a trick question! We missed a hugely important birthday! But we'll get to that in a second...

First of all, let me apologize about the service outage. Due to various circumstances beyond our control (which poses the question, who does control these circumstances, and frankly I don't know, but I suspect it's that smug guy from the opening credits to The Outer Limits), our Internet (and TV, but now we're just whining) was discontinued for a week and replaced with more 19th Century pastimes, like harvesting toenails, and staring down the cats.

This was a particularly bad time to be run off the Information Superhighway and into a digital ditch -- not that there's necessarily ever a good time to be cut off from all humanity like Charlton Heston in The Omega Man, although at least he was visited by photophobic albinos on a nightly basis, so I'm pretty sure I win. But in this case I had some work that was pending, and which I could neither do, nor, even if it had been done, submit. So there's been a frantic effort around here to catch up, the kind where all the action is undercranked and scored to Yakkity Sax.

But that's no excuse. Well, I mean it is, it's just not a very good one. So let me get to the first and most pressing piece of old business: the belated birthday of Wo'C contributor Keith.

Keith, as you know (and if you don't, I invite you to sample his many fine wares under the "Keith's Cogitations" tab to your right), has been contributing to the blog since 2011, when he watched two-thirds of the Danny Boyle film Sunshine, then quit because it got hard. And who can blame him? Certainly not I.  Because while I do make it a point to finish every bad film I start, I've had years of training in this sort of thing (readers of Better Living Through Bad Movies can attest that each review in the book comes with a disclaimer: "Movie watched by professional viewers on closed course. Do not watch this at home".)

Since his debut Keith has authored everything from advice columns to book reviews (The Phenix and the Anix is one of my favorites), to eulogies (Thomas Kinkade), and taken on such big league lunatics as Alex Jones, Ted Nugent, and the blender full of strawberry daiquiris that is the inside of Peggy Noonan's skull.

He was also kind enough, when I emailed him badly typed birthday wishes from my phone and a promissory note for a future post, to suggest some celebratory eye candy. So without further ado, I present...
The Birthday Boyd!

So please join me in wishing Keith a very happy, and very belated birthday. We now close with the traditional...
Sexy Birthday Lizard!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The Mandatory Employee Training Edition

SCOTT: Shadow! Quit grabbing Moondoggie's butt.

SHADOW: I don't know what you're talking about...

SCOTT: You're creating a hostile work environment.

MOONDOGGIE: Yes, I might have to sue. Although I'm willing to settle out of court for your share of the Whisker Lickin's Chicken & Cheese Flavor treats.

SHADOW: Fine! I won't grab it anymore...But there's nothing in the employee handbook that says I can't head-butt his butt!

MOONDOGGIE: Sadly, that's true, and if you ask me, it's a pretty serious loophole. I often wonder what those people in HR do all day, until I fall asleep...

SHADOW: This glorious orange cat ass is mine! I will whisper sweet nothings to it...

MOONDOGGIE: Ahem! My ears are up here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Judge Wapner Rules in Landmark Batman v. Superman Case!

This is a show I'm pretty proud of, thanks to a stellar panel of people with wide-ranging, yet pertinent skill sets (improv, opera singing, pornography, etc.).  Sure, I know everyone has been yakking about Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice since it opened, but I think we succeed in going where no one else has gone before. So please check it out:

The Slumgullion Episode 5 “Zack Snyder Hates Jesus”

Featuring guest appearances by raffish raconteur Indy McDaniel, purveyor of pithiness John Szura, the multi-talented Blanche Ramirez, and -- you know her, you love her -- irrepressible geek girl MaryC!

Also Jeff and me.