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Friday, February 25th, 2011

MOVIES THAT INSPIRE US TO MUSCLE THROUGH WINTER TO THE MAJESTY OF SPRING

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Misery (1990) Jimmy Caan gets trapped in a blizzard with Kathy Bates and her ankle smashin’ sledgehammer of love.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Nobody’s Fool (1994) Paul Newman continues to drink and steal Bruce Willis’s snow blower as winter drags on in Upstate New York.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

30 Days of Night (2007) Well dressed vampires head to Alaska during the perpetual darkness of winter to chow down on the locals 24/7.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Freakin’ Groundhog Day (1993) Because winter feels like the same day over and over and over again!!!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

MOVIES THAT REMIND US HOW MUCH WINTER SUCKS!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Dead Snow (2009) Norwegian med students look to neglect their responsibilities by drinking beer in the mountains, but unwittingly anger some Nazi zombies. Doctors: 0 Zombies: 9

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Fargo (1996) Jerry Lundegaard’s Seasonal Affective Disorder leads him to kidnap his own wife and try to dodge entrapment by North Dakota’s pregnant, cold weather Sherlock Holmes, Marge Gunderson.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Frozen (2010) Three dopes cheat their way into a free chairlift ride as the ski mountain closes for a long weekend and strands them 30 feet in the winter sky.

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Alive (1993) The Uruguayan rugby team has to eat each other or they’ll freeze and die.

Lessons in Bad Media Franchising and Merchandising

1) Saw 8: The Reality Television Gameshow 2)Live action movie of Hungry, Hungry Hippos 3)The Tonight Show, starring Chewbacca 4) Deadpool vs. Punisher: The Musical 5) The Human Centipede sleeping bag 6) C-Span Live Action Role Playing Group 7) The new Texas Chainsaw Massacre ride at Six Flags Over Texas 8) Your Parents Basement is Always […]

Where is Our Modern Barney Miller?

The single camera glory that was Barney Miller can probably never be reproduced.  There’s heavy debate in the office whether it should be or not. It was essentially a 22-minute, 3-act play with minimal characters and only one set (after Season One that also featured Barney’s dining room at home).  The thing is, the writing […]

Non-John Hughes High School Movies from the ’80s

Yep. Most of the high school biggies were our man, Hughes. But if you can name the 1980s high school movie quotes listed below, your might have been paying attention to something else in ’88 other than the MTV Beach House and that cute girl with freckles in your 11th grade Chemistry class. 5)”Last night, […]

Mark Your Calendar, Nerds!!!

This Weekend is legendary Indy 500.  Please don’t think geekdom is limited to cosplay and app programming.  Oh no, my friends. Two years ago our Mid-West correspondent, Billy D, and I watched those car dorks jump a humongous Hot Wheels truck  over a bunch of school busses and twice as many drunks while Florence Henderson […]

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  • MONDAY – Movies. Their glory and their hilarious tragedy.  

  • TUESDAY – Television.  Our favorite drug; constant and comforting, but often packaged with regret.  

  • WEDNESDAY – Wildcards! Probably a piece of weird fiction in which Spider-Man has to talk down Laura Ingles from making a bad decision.  

  • THURSDAY – Thesis-level Dorkdom. Jargon, geek terms and weird insight explained for the rest of us.  

  • FRIDAY – Fantasy, Sci-fi, and comics.  Like living in your parents’ basement only without the inherent desperation. Well…