GWAR's Tribute to Late Lead Singer Oderus Is a Pet Shop Boys Cover

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

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What did you expect - "Tears in Heaven"?

The AV Club has an ongoing feature where they invite bands in to do unlikely covers from a limited list, and GWAR were game - though they turn their metal take on "West End Girls" into a totally new tune at the end that focuses on the untimely death of Dave Brockie/Oderus Urungus.

Is it weirder than when The Pet Shop Boys covered Elvis? You be the judge...

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Friday Tidbits and Weekend Open Thread - Bob Kane Birthday Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:03 pm

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Happy birthday, Bob.

There'll be no recap thread Monday - all the Halloween lists need their slots next week. Here are some last things to start your weekend.

-A full-length feature made for the Oculus Rift is available now.

-Tractor beam: ON!

-Tyler Perry just went Full Poochie.

-Shia LaBeouf is a cannibal.

- Sarah Connor vs. Jason Voorhees.

-Jon Voight in a terrible fatsuit for some reason.

-RUMOR: Joel Schumacher to write Batman comic that would showcase his original vision for the Bat-nip flicks.

-Hikari is Groot.

The 14 Coolest Things from the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks DVD Commentary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

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After brief and rather scattershot theatrical run in late September and early October, My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rainbow Rocks is being released in a DVD/Blu-ray combo from Shout! Factory, and for streaming on Amazon Instant and elsewhere. Taking place directly after the events of Friendship Is Magic's fourth season finale "Twilight's Kingdom" while also picking up the threads from the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, it's terrific on its own, and even more importantly, the Shout! Factory discs have an entertaining and informative commentary track featuring key members of the production team. Here are some of the highlights of that commentary!

Spoilers abound, of course.


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If Modern Horror Villains Invaded "The Monster Mash"...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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The Universal monsters were able to plug into any number of more family friendly spin-offs back in the day - Abbott and Costello comedies, General Mills cereals, Rankin-Bass stop-motion specials - but could their modern counterparts do the same?

In this video from the Key of Awesome and Barely Political, a Karloff-like Frankenstein tries to sing the classic movie-inspired monster dance hit, but finds himself just a tad appalled at the way the new guys (and one girl) integrate themselves. The makeup effects may not be state of the art, but the impersonations are good and the rhymes are solid. It still doesn't reveal what happened to the Transylvania Twist.

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91 Things We Saw at the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Hello Kitty turns 40 this year - but just like you're not supposed to call her a cat, don't call it a birthday. Sanrio is very persnickety about semantics, and would rather you called this the 40th anniversary of her first appearance.

In honor of their meowing mascot hitting the middle-age mark, Sanrio is hosting several celebrations, including an exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Yes, we were there, and yes, we have a cat-ton of pictures to show of this part-history, part-art-inspiration exhibit. Let the cuteness commence!

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Hip-Hop Band Run the Jewels Will Re-Record Latest Album With Nothing but Cat Noises

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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Run the Jewels clearly misunderstood the Internet. As a joke, they suggested that a deluxe version of their newest album, Run the Jewels 2, would include the entire album rerecorded in cat noises.

So the fans Kickstartered it. And wouldn't you know it, the goal was exceeded. Now the band are going to do it for real.

You do not joke with the Internet about making a cat-related product. EVER.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Bullies, Apocalypse and Owning Your Own Bed

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything. Just be polite when you do.

Hey de ho all. It has been a busy week. As you know LYT and Julia were out for a few days; LYT taught me in about 5 minutes how to resize the pictures that I put into my rants. Now, if he can teach a 58 yr-old, computer-stupid lady how do do this I don't understand why others are either unwilling or not capable of doing the same. It was not rocket science. Anyway, I now know how to resize the photos that I send in with my work for TR. LYT was a member of the clean plate club all weekend. I made chicken with curry, ginger and paprika on it and then baked it, carrots, green beans and twice baked potatos. Another day we made pizza, and of course Sunday breakfast of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes , bacon and sausage. I made my Grampa Franks fried potatoes. I hand cut the potato slices and then fry them with garlic and onions.

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Hatsune Miku Confuses David Letterman Exactly as Much as You'd Suspect

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Here's a look at her performance last night.

The music's not exactly my thing, but the entire time, I'm thinking Letterman has to be going "Uhhhh...what? The hell's going on here? Can I honestly say 'Hey kids, do ya like the rock and roll?' about this?"

Then the song ends, and his reaction is just what you'd hope.

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Week-Starter: Vinyl Guardians, Cowboy Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers Porn and More!

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

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If you-ooooo-oooo...are hooked on the vinyl! Then there's a version of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack for you.

Here are some other stories you might have missed, if not for the compiling assistance of Kyle LeClair and the tipster powers of Patch999, Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, skrag2112, RegularStormy, Rx79immigrant84, troi. Also, I'm experimenting with titles other than Weekend Hangover, just to see if they get better traction. Feeling like maybe positioning this as a kickoff rather than leftover might be more pro-active. We'll see.


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Terrible Things: Meow Mix's Borderline-Beastiality Country Music Video

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am

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You all know the Meow Mix jingle, right? "Meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow MEOW meow meow meow." How can you not?

What does it make you think of?

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