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Friday, December 31, 2010

Michael Phelps and Aquaman: adequate pop culture reference of the week

I really don't have a clue what the joke is here. I know that Sith Lord monster (AKA Michael Phelps) smoked a dube but and Aquaman is a really good swimmer (like Phelps) but but this is just weird. And why the crap bearded Aquaman? Everyone hates Aquaman with a beard. He's no Ziggy with a hat.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Claus Punch and Judy (1948) Santa Claus terrorizes some kids with a Punch and Judy show

Santa magically creates a Punch and Judy puppet show to the delight of children at a Christmas party, because they needed to see some murder for Christmas.

Howdy Doody Christmas (1950 something) The Beast of Yucca Flats 1961






A defecting Russian scientist is transformed by an atomic test into a hulking monster, Tor Johnson, of course. Not much else except some people are killed, boys get lost, and a rabbit sniffs Tor's corpse.
If anyone can explain the opening scene in this film I will send them a No Prize © Marvel Comics

A Christmas Carol (1971) and 29 minutes of Richard Williams studio commercials


The 1972 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic. Animated in the style of 1800s engravings by the great Richard Williams Studio. Featuring the voices of Alistair Sim and Michael Redgrave. Animation by Ken Harris, Abe Levitow, among others. Produced by Chuck Jones.
Richard Williams Studio Commercials
A collection of many of the most famous of the commercials produced at 13 Soho Square in London. Includes a Diet Coke commercial filmed on the set of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as well as commercials for Shell, Cresta, Tic Tacs, Sex Appeal, Fanta, the Pink Panther commercials for TDK and Owens-Corning, and many more! ctufilmsinc cobblervids Video source and 24p conversion master provided by Orange Cow Productions.

Ever wonder what a Swedish Peter Lore Christmas 78 would sound like? Watch the record I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas by Yogi Yorgesson



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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jackie Chiles knows Barak Obama

Now President Barak Obama used to be Jackie Chiles' Paralegal and could iron a mean shirt.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Leningrad Cowboys Red Army Singing Sweet Home Alabama

BUT FIRST THIS AD:
And this ad:

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Leningrad Cowboys Red Army Singing Sweet Home Alabama (Christ, I wish I was in this band!)
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cicero's Cat by Bud Fisher and why has it never been collected

Cicero's Cat by Bud Fisher
This strip began in 1933 as a Sunday “tag-along” to Mutt and Jeff, a strip that Al Smith worked on as Bud Fisher’s assistant and later inherited from Fisher.  Cicero’s Cat later became an independent full-length strip and lasted about thirty years.












Tuesday, November 16, 2010

According to 1957 Commercial Shoving women at handbag sales & drinking Pepsi keeps you sexy and you had radioactive dirt on your face

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Old Coffee Ad - Shows why Harold's Wife's Coffee Sucks: 

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Harvey was just a son of a bitch! Marvel at how Harvey does not smack his wife in the face because she makes bad coffee.

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In 1950 they used a Dorothy Grey cosmetics used a Geiger counter to determine how much radioactive dirt women had in their pores. Twice as much if you did not use a Dorothy Grey cleansing product.

Cocaine Fiends (1953, 1938 Party Magic!, The Snowman: Cute cartoon animals build a snowman that comes to life and terrorizes them. and First Boo-Berry Commercial (1973)

COCAINE FIENDS (1953)
Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into cocaine fiends.


Cute cartoon animals build a snowman that comes to life and terrorizes them.


First Boo-Berry Commercial 1973

Many of you probably get up and go to work to the same job and do the same work every single day. Now, all of this is fine and dandy, but for as long as you can remember you've had a strange feeling that something has been missing from your life. You can't put your finger on it, but you just have this feeling that you're life is incomplete. Something is definitely missing. Could it be a healthy haunted breakfast that is capable of turning your mouth blue? Not if you live in the year 1973 when monsters roamed the cereal isles.


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Weirdo picking through box of Frankenberry
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1938 Party magic!

THE FUDGE JUDGE and Bike Windshield & Sexy 1950s Camay Soap animated spots by jerry March 21, 2010 12:05 am Who needs Viagra??? Just get a bar of Camay Soap! Check out this set of five smokin’ hot animated spots from the 1950s that our friends at Something Weird Video just unearthed.

Courtesy of Evan Dorkin's LIVEJOURNAL: The Fudge Judge



And this one is from another source and is in color, Fudge Judge was everywhere!


And the Bicycle Windshield:

I don't care if motorcycle cops had windshields like that or not, you were begging to be the neighborhood pariah if you had that sort of thing on your bike. Rather than "windshield," perhaps we should call it what it really is: "Something to aim for when you are hocking loogies at the kid with overprotective parents." You're just asking for the other kids to see how much protection the thing really provides. It will only end in tears. 

Sexy 1950s Camay Soap animated spot
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Who needs porn? Just get a bar of Camay Soap!
Check out this  smokin’ hot animated spot from the 1950s that our friends at Something Weird Video just unearthed (first one embed below. The animators were not shy about letting us see the leading lady’s charms in the bath tub, and each commercial is packed with unsubtle Tex Avery-inspired “erection” double takes. Check them all out.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Kittens For Christian a rare Richard Corben and Jan Strnad collaboration from 1972

Kittens For Christian

Here's a wonderful early collaboration between Jan Strnad & Richard Corben from the 3rd issue of a short lived anthology book called Fantagor, published by Last Gasp Eco Funnies in 1972. It feels like a prologue for a larger story, and you end it really wanting to see more of both heroes & villains. It could almost be, in fact, a companion piece to Corben's adaptation of Harlan Ellison's A Boy And His Dog, or would fit nicely in Creepy or Eerie.











You can't lose when you play BURN NOTICE BINGO

'Burn Notice' Bingo: Play along during the season premiere tonight


Brun-Notice-BingoBurn Notice, which returns for its winter season tonight, has been a zippily enjoyable show for so long, it’s easy to overlook just how many flavors of pleasure it mixes together. Watching the show is like drinking a cocktail on a warm day, preferably before lunch. Now, thanks to the happy elf mixologists here at PopWatch Bingo, you can quantify each episode’s particular recipe of spy thrills. Are top-secret meetings taking place right in front of a beach (or, even better) a pool? Is Sam enjoying a morning mojito, or trotting out his famous pseudonym, “Chuck Finley”? Is Mama Westen making Michael feel like a bad son, while she blows cigarette smoke in his face? Most importantly, is there a sniper rifle in the house?
Be sure to mark off the proper squares when the show achieves a rare Split-Screen Hat Trick (three or more split-screens at the same time) or an even more rare Double-Cross Hat Trick (in which three or more people in a single room are all plotting against each other.) Keep an eye out for Michael’s trusty screwdriver, his number-one weapon when creating MacGyver-style DIY madness. Keep an eye out for those occasional moments when the show remembers that Fiona used to be Irish. Cherish how the gang runs away from an explosion. And really, just treasure Michael’s sunglasses. God, Miami is cool.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Night of the Living Dead (1968) White Zombie (1932) and The Cobweb Hotel (1936)

Let's do Halloween good and proper!


First up is: 
The Cobweb Hotel (1936)
A great macabre cartoon produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer for Paramount.
Everyone is sick of zombie movies, TV shows, comic books, novels and video games and we all know that snake is eating its own tail, so let's go to the source of all this schlock, one of the all-time great horror films...NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEADIn this classic yet still creepy horror film, strangers hold up in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse and battle constant attacks from dead locals who have been brought back to life by mysterious radiation. WARNING - This is a graphic horror film with some gory special effects. Cast overview, first billed only: Duane Jones....Ben Judith O'Dea ....Barbara Karl Hardman ....Harry Cooper Marilyn Eastman ....Helen Cooper/Bug-eating zombie Keith Wayne ....Tom Judith Ridley ....Judy Kyra Schon....Karen Cooper/Upstairs body Charles Craig ....Newscaster/Zombie S. William Hinzman ....Cemetery Zombie (original and new scenes) (as Bill Heinzman) George Kosana ....Sheriff McClelland Frank Doak ....Scientist Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille....Field reporter A.C. McDonald ....Zombie/Posse Member Samuel R. Solito ....Zombie/Posse Member Mark Ricci ....Washington scientist
And follow it with the first zombie flick:
White Zombie (1932)
White Zombie stars a satanic-looking Bella Lugosi and was released in 1932. It is often described as being the first ever zombie film. Plantation owner, Charles Beaumont, convinces the soon to be married Neil and Madeleine to have their ceremony on his property. Beaumont's offer, though, has an ulterior motive: he wants madeleine for himself. It would seem that, in the devious plantation owners mind, all is fair in love and war, even if it means killing the one that you love and turning her into a zombie (there must be easier ways to get a date). Beaumont seeks the help of an evil Voodoo master called Murder Legrande (Bella Lugosi) and Legrande agrees to help, but a double cross is in the air.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979)

As per John Teehan's request: Mike Jittlov's the Wizard of Speed and Time is, even by today's standards one of the most technologically amazing independent short films ever produced. Oh, and it spawned a feature film that was so bad it is not even on DVD. If TRON rocked your world as a kid... well, there is probably still no hope for you.


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Monday, October 4, 2010

Captain Z-Ro: Episode 24 (1952?) Teenagers From Outer Space (1959) Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)


According to presumably reliable sources and under the utmost security conditions, on the, night of August 7,1937, Captain Z-RO, his young ward Jet and fellow scientists blasted off the Earth on the first manned flight to the Moon. The early, pre-space age ship, the ZX-98, was cumbersome, balky, and overloaded with equipment, oxygen and supplies. Enthusiasm was high .. .the chance of survival low.


CAPTAIN Z-Ro (1952?) Episode 24



According to presumably reliable sources and under the utmost security conditions, on the, night of August 7,1937, Captain Z-RO, his young ward Jet and fellow scientists blasted off the Earth on the first manned flight to the Moon. The early, pre-space age ship, the ZX-98, was cumbersome, balky, and overloaded with equipment, oxygen and supplies. Enthusiasm was high .. .the chance of survival low.

Not a 1980s teenage comedy as one might surmise from the title, but a peculiarly entertaining1950s effort — or at least for the first hour or so of its 90 minutes running time.
A race of “superior” aliens lands on Earth. Why do we know that they are superior? Because they keep on proclaiming it all the time. “We are the supreme race. We have the supreme weapons,” their captain repeatedly intones. That may be. The aliens have these nifty ray guns that instantly turn their targets into skeletons — I sometimes wish I had something like that when dealing with my fellow motorists, but it’s probably better that I don’t.
Anyway, they don’t seem all that advanced to me since they arrive in these really small UFOs that dig themselves into the Earth. “Just how many aliens did they manage to squeeze into that flying saucer?” I marveled watching them all disembark. In an interior shot it later turns out that their flying saucer is bigger on the inside than the outside — a bit like Doctor Who’s TARDIS I suppose. That’s pretty advanced I thought, but it still looked like a tight fit in there. They may be a superior race that has invented space travel, but they haven’t discovered comfy space travel . . .
Also, the spaceship isn’t anywhere big enough to cart back a full-grown Gargon. Now Gargons are these lobsters — and I swear: they are real life crayfish! — that grow to the size of a house within a few days, feeding on humans. The aliens leave them behind on other planets so that they won’t feed on their own populace and collect the full-sized ones for food later on. They’re going to need a bigger flying saucer, I thought watching some humans battle a giant floating silhouette of a superimposed lobster later on in the movie.
One of the aliens (named Derek!) rebels against this sort of behavior early on and flees his fellow aliens. An alien (named Thor!) is sent off in hot pursuit to kill him with one of those nifty ray guns, and the rest of the movie plays a bit like The Terminator but without the Terminator itself of course. Derek, having seen Michael Rennie do the same thing in The Day the Earth Stood Still, finds lodging in a near-by small town. (This being the kinder and gentler 1950s, he is allowed to rent the room without having to put down a deposit first.)
Not usually someone who harps on too much about bad acting, I must admit that the acting in Teenagers from Outer Space is particularly bad — and the source of most of the movie’s unintended hilarity. The giant lobster shadow is also very bad, but I really dug those ray guns leaving . .
Oh yeah, the dialogue has some real clunkers too, and I’d thought I’d include some of my favourites:
CAPTAIN: “When we return to our planet, the high court may well sentence you to torture and death for your treason.”
[Upon discovering the skeleton in Simpson's office]
SECRETARY: “I am not going to keep a job where this sort of thing goes on.”
THOR: “I will find you. I will find you. I will find you. I will find you. Ahhhhhhggg.”
CAPTAIN: “Morrow! Go below and bring up the young Gargon specimen. Now the decision depends on its reactions.”
DEREK: “Wait, Captain. I have found evidence of intelligent beings on this planet!”
THOR: “Of what concern of foreign beings?”
DEREK: “Of none to you, Thor! Just as you were so unconcerned when you destroyed this small creature, so bravely!”
THOR: “It was no more than an insect.”
DEREK: “But it had life. And that life you had to take to satisfy your endless hunger for killing.”
DEREK: “You make me angry. But I like you very much. FIVE STARS!



Teenagers From Outer Space (1959)





This is the ultimate Cartoon-overkill big government intrusion into the minds of children media blitz of all-time. This aired on ABC, CBS and NBC simultaneously, uninterrupted and it never aired again. Yes, these creatures realized that kids were laughing at them.
This was a big part of Nancy Reagan's JUST SAY NO (except to the pharmaceutical companies that pumped a billion dollars into her crusade.) A government propaganda a rendezvous with all the stars from your childhood.
This was meant to be an anti-drug movie to show the kids the pretended dangers of drugs (marijuana, alcohol and so on). If you wondered where the initiators got all the licenses from, it was the fact that the creep behind this was married to the creep in the oval office. The prick's even in the intro.
Remember: If the Bush family are against it then drugs are your friends. What a toilet of a family; they tried mess up every popular kids show in one fell swoop and this thing is best known as a VHS those kids grew up getting stoned to. There is nothing that clan can get right.

Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)


Friday, September 3, 2010

Edison & Tesla Drunk History vol. 6 w/ John C. Reilly & Crispin Glover





Watch the amazing story of Nikola Tesla (John C. Reilly); the father of Western Technology, who sailed to America to meet Thomas Edison (Crispin Glover) and work for him. Late one night Duncan Trussell had a six pack of beer and a bottle of absinthe and sat down to tell us about this historical event. Derek Waters presents: Drunk History vol. 6
This is the most accurate telling of Tesla and Edison ever filmed and it is one of the funniest things you will ever watch.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang) M (19321, Fritz Lang) Jan Svankmajer - Down to the Cellar (1983)

First the news:






Some great old foreign freak films:


Watch The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933, Fritz Lang) in Action & Adventure  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com



Jan Svankmajer - Down to the Cellar (1983)
A little girl goes down to the basement cellar to fetch some potatoes, and finds all her hidden fears about the cellar depicted in animated form. Original title: Do pivnice.



Thursday, August 26, 2010

THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) HIGH SCHOOL CASAR (1960) DIVER DAN AND GOLDIE THE GOLDFISH (1960)


Every once in a while I get the urge to show a B-movie that not only does not suck, but is actually brilliant (acctually an A movie in my book) and here it is; Roger Corman's 1960 classic: THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! Watch a plant eat people while Dick Miller eats flowers!

HIGH SCHOOL CASAR (1960)
Then there is this rarely seen gem from the same year: HIGH SCHOOL CASAR in which the tagline on the poster does little in ways of describing the film.


DIVER DAN AND GOLDIE THE GOLDFISH (1960)

Diver Dan was a syndicated television series produced around 1960, 61 in Philadelphia. The cast consisted of Diver Dan and Miss Minerva, the Mermaid, who were real people, along with a number of rubber fish puppets and other rubber sea creatures, who were all string and hand puppets. To give the illusion that they were all underwater, the series was filmed through an aquarium. This series looks so much like it is not underwater you never wonder how one of the bad guy fish manages to smoke a cigarette. Other characters included were Barron Barracuda, Trigger Fish, Finley Haddock, Gabby the Clam, Glow Fish, Goldie the Goldfish, Hammer-head Shark, Hermit Crab, Doc Sturgeon, Sea Biscuit the Seahorse and Skipper Kippe.
Did and does everything from Philly blow except for IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA and R. CRUMB?


Monday, August 23, 2010

YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB!


SERIOUSLY!




This bastard-that-won't heal got me a guest appearance in Keith Knight's nationally syndicated strip the K Chronicles
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