Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Propane and Propane Accessories to Crime

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 6:30 am


Got questions? Martha Boyd has all sorts of answers. A desert-dweller, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, former LAPD officer and widow to a Green Beret, she's seen and heard things crazier than you've imagined. And is ready for whatever odd questions you have, so bring them on!

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit a few days late, but Happy September. We are down to 5 weeks of work until the opening night for Addams Family: The Musical. This week we have been working on Act 2 of the show and I've been dancing my little butt off. Found out the other night that at 59 yr I am the oldest member of the cast. The youngest is 13. If any of you will be in CA desert weekends in October, come see the show. Tickets are only $12 adult and we do have senior and military discounts. You can book online at

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The 9 Things That Make Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes Part 2 an Underrated Classic

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 5:00 am


A couple of days ago, after the news of the passing of influential horror director Wes Craven at 76, the esteemed editor of this website published his list of Craven's eight greatest movies. He assured us that his choices would be "slightly different than most others," but it was a sensible, defensible list, including the delightful Swamp Thing, the atmospheric Serpent and the Rainbow, the Pirandello-esque Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and the snappy Hitchcock-style thriller Red Eye. It omitted the overrated Scream, and rightly placed the first Nightmare on Elm Street at the top.

But when I finished it, my first urge was to leave a comment in the familiar form: No love for The Hills Have Eyes Part 2? I could see at once, however, that the likely answer, both from the Editor and most fans, would be no. No love for 1985's THHEP2. But that movie is, I confess with hung head and lowered eyes, probably the Wes Craven movie of which I'm fondest. Here are some reasons why ("spoilers" throughout, by the way):

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This Ten Year-Old Girl's Homework Shows She's Being Raised Right...

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:38 pm

From County Cork, Ireland. Check out her answer to (e).


It's good to see Ireland has gotten steadily nerdier in the decades since I left.

Thanks to her uncle Eoin - it would be hilarious if he had a wife named Boru, but that seems unlikely - for sending this in.

Weekend Open Thread: Happy Anal-Versary!

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 4:59 pm


Longtime readers will get the reference. Dr. Abraxas can explain it to anyone else.

Open thread time!

See Grumpy Cat Get Measured for Madame Tussaud's Waxwork

Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm


This is proof positive that Grumpy Cat is actually the most patient feline in the world. I cannot think of any other cat I've ever known that would stand for being measured and prodded like this without somebody losing an eye. All so endless throngs of tourists can pose with the double, for reasons Tarder Sauce herself will never understand.

There better have been some fresh tuna at the end of it all.

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The Human Centipede Pot Pipe Will Get You Shitfaced

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:00 am


Experienced connoisseurs of marijuana know that the smoke is best when filtered through water. But through an entire digestive system?

If you thought Marky Mark and Ted were wusses to refuse to smoke from the penis bong in Ted 2, we're talking amateur hour compared to this Human Centipede pipe made by a fellow named Dustin Yunker. I'm not sure whether your mouth goes on the ass or the other mouth - I just know that you will look terrible either way. So make sure the high is worth it.

Via Dangerous Minds, h/t Sly Dante

You Can't Buy a Realistic Aliens Pulse Rifle in a Toy Store, But You Can Make One

Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 10:59 am


I see NECA Toys constantly get asked on twitter why they don't make a 1:1 Aliens pulse rifle replica, and their answer is a legal one - they simply aren't allowed to, because it's too similar to a real gun.

However, DIY Prop Shop reveals that there is a toy gun you can buy in stores that will make a great base for a custom pulse rifle, with a few easy modifications.

(Please mod responsibly if you do - the paranoia about real-life mad gunmen is very tangible right now. Only point a pulse rifle at an actual xenomorph)

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Site Programming Note

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 4:00 am

Due to the massive influx of news and live blogging Saturday, today will be a lighter-than usual Monday.

In the meantime, Vin Diesel referred to the next Fast and Furious movie as Fast 8, leading some to conclude that it might be the entirely predictable official title.

And the new M. Night Shyamalan movie opens on 9-11. They maybe should have re-thought that one.

Space Mountain Gets Star Warsy, and Other Disney Theme Park News

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 4:39 pm


So, it's cool and all that we're getting a Star Wars land in the Disney parks, but if they're just starting that now, it won't be ready for maybe two years. So what happens in the meantime? Well...

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Sub-Ohm, the Magic Dragon

Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:30 am


Got questions? Martha Boyd has all sorts of answers. A desert-dweller, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, former LAPD officer and widow to a Green Beret, she's seen and heard things crazier than you've imagined. And is ready for whatever odd questions you have, so bring them on!

Hi All. We had another lovely rain storm in the desert last week. Started as a good soaking rain and then ended with a downpour. The desert is turning green, which is very pretty. My trees are all very happy campers and some of them are flowering.

Some of my clients seem to be getting dumber and dumber.

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