Weekend Hangover: Superhero Furries, Spider-Politician, Sharknado 2 and More

Monday, April 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

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While I am certain - not - that most of you were either partying at Coachella or gettin' down to the MTV Movie Awards, many of your fellow readers were scaring up the usual mess o' stories that we didn't have room for last week. Compiled from the weekend thread with the help of Kyle LeClair, here are your weekend highlights of hilariousness.

Tipsters include: donnaryoko, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Dr.Gonzo82, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus_King, troi, andre_morello

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Did Atari Really Bury Cartridges of Their E.T. Game? Excavation Will Find out!

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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The child-of-the-'80s nerd version of Geraldo in Al Capone's vault is going down in just over two weeks, folks. Xbox Entertainment Studios and director Zak Penn (screenwriter of such Marvel movies as X-Men 2 and Avengers) will shoot a documentary as they open the landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in which Atari supposedly buried mass copies of what has infamously become known as the worst movie-based video game ever.

Rumors that the pile of games is actually a Horcrux hidden by Rob Bricken are most assuredly unfounded.

If you're in the area, you can stop by and watch:

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Alamogordo Landfill
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310


Dammit, David Hasselhoff Changed his Mind About Selling Scary, 13-Foot Replica of Himself

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Curses! My plans to own the beauty above have been foiled again!

Following a ton of free publicity that anybody auctioning off a giant screaming self-replica would get, the Hoff has withdrawn the item above from auction.

Whether this was out of shame, jealousy, desire to jack the price even higher or fear of what a voodoo doctor or Abraxas might do to his effigy...we'll never know.

All I know is I'm gonna have to build my own instead.

10 Dungeons & Dragons Tips From Dan Harmon and His Dungeon Master

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Dan Harmon on the road in Harmontown
If you're a Community fan, you've already enjoyed two episodes featuring the gang playing Dungeons & Dragons. But if you don't listen to Community creator Dan Harmon's podcast, Harmontown, you don't know that you're missing weekly D&D sessions. Spencer Crittenden, who guested on the VCR game episode of Community, is Harmon's Dungeon Master. Yes, when you're as famous as Dan Harmon, you get your own personal Dungeon Master. Every podcast ends with Harmon, his cohosts and celebrity guests sitting down with Crittenden for a short campaign.

So you know he knows what he's talking about when he lays it down...

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NASA Photo Depicts Apparent Artificial Light on Mars

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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NASA

Either that or Martians just look like large mint Tic-Tacs.

Some are jumping to conclusions. We naturally assume it's...Gnomes.

Footage of Jean-Claude Van Damme as the Original Predator

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Seen here in the red suit used to create the cloaking effect, a young JCVD dressed as a giant bug looks more like a refugee from some aborted live-action version of Ralph Bakshi's Wizards than the iconic dreadlocked spacehunter who would go on to face Arnold.

A newly released video from creature FX supervisor Steve Johnson and Stan Winston's son Matt shows the costume in action, and reveals the bullet we dodged (can you imagine NECA making 50+ variants of that as toys?). Van Damme, of course, went on to never wear masks again, focusing instead on making his actual face look like one.

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Weekend Hangover: Top Gun Drones on, Escher Gets Gamey, a Puppet Gets Laid and More

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Our name for it is better.

Well, I for one was too busy planning a WrestleMania party all weekend to see what other fun things were going on in the world, but if, like me, you missed out, here are some highlights of this weekend's reader-submitted items, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair.

Tipsters this week include SlyDante777, skrag2112, Dr.Gonzo82, Anyone00, franciebrady27, rkwsuperstar, troi, Gallen_Dugall

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7 Reasons You Should See Terminator Too: Judgment Play

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

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In 2003, a Los Angeles-based theater troupe premiered a live version of the movie Point Break, appropriately entitled Point Break Live!, and it was good. So good, in fact, that it's been running ever since, bouncing around Los Angeles, New York, and my home turf of San Francisco.

A few years ago they debuted Terminator Too: Judgment Play elsewhere, and after attending its San Francisco premiere on April 3, 2014 at the DNA Lounge, I'm here to tell you why you should go see either (or both!) of 'em if you can.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: More Mexico, Fire Ants, TMNT, and the Human Centipede!

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.

Hello all,

If you missed the first part of my trip to Mexico with my mother, it's HERE. Now, let's continue.

When we checked in to the resort, we were issued an arm band (if you lose it, 250 pesos is charged) and towel keys (you lose, you pay). They give 1 towel card for each person. The trick here is to ask for more cards. You can get them at the front desk. We put one towel on the lounge and the other was either to dry with or cover up with. Even with the extra towel I got sunburned. The towels are large, which was great. But lose a towel or your wrist band and you will have to pay extra. The exchange rate was 12 pesos to 1 US dollar.

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These Muppet Show Burlesque Photos May Badly Confuse Your Boner

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Alternately, they may make you vomit. But I'll say one thing about Fiona Flame's St. Louis-based show - her girls sure do like getting felt up. Wocka wocka, or Ma-nah ma-nuh-uh?

All photos courtesy of Jon Gitchoff at our sister publication, the Riverfront Times. Not all may be SFW, but all nips are covered.

Cue pervy Waldorf and Statler:

"This is my favorite part of the show!"

"The end?"

"Yeah! The rear end! Ho ho ho ho!"

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