Monday, May 25, 2009

The Dug Ruins Your Party

The first thing I ever knew about Jamie's brother was that he lived in Austin. The second thing I knew was that he was really, really into MST3K. For those of you living under a rock since 1989 or so, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was a show in which a human host (Joel Hodges and then Mike Nelson) watched terrible movies, usually sci-fi or fantasy, with two robot companions.

It's why I've seen many of the more horrible movies that take up space in my brain.

When dating someone, family shouldn't be your number one consideration, but finding out the brother of the girl you really dig is into the same stuff you are is a big, big plus. And it wasn't long before Doug and I were whiling away the holidays neck-deep in his collection of episodes.

Anyhow, Doug's collection of pals in the greater Bay Area are far greater aficionados of the awful than even myself. They've kept up with the crew of the Satellite of Love in a way I haven't, following them to their latest ventures of Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic.

Most recently, RiffTrax allowed their users to begin posting videos of their very own. Doug and Co. are working under the name "Team Swizzlebeef". You can check out their first effort at riffing on a video here. The film is an educational film on how to throw, what I'd consider, the worst party ever. Add Doug and shake.

It will cost you $0.82 to watch the whole thing, but... it's only $0.82.


Dug said...

Thanks for the Dug plug! Please go back and rate us on that page after you watch (we just found out that many ratings is how you get featured on their site). Also leave feedback if you wish. We're just starting out, so we need to know what works and what doesn't.

Ace Cow said...

Also, leave by 7

MPF said...

Thanks for the plug! Any and all comments are immensely appreciated, and will motivate us to keep cranking these out! Well, unless you don't like them, in which case it probably wouldn't be particularly motivational.

Also, watch out for snakes.

Dug said...

Oh, and it's Joel Hodgson, not Joel Hodges. *nerd snort*

Michael Corley said...

I can say this without reserve, MST3K has a lot to do with the fact that I am married to my (HAWT) wife.

She was/is a huge Mistie and that helped up connect when we were first getting to know each other. Monster A-Go Go was playing when she went into labor (she insists to this day that the movie was so bad that Isabel wanted OUT!).

Rifftrax is worth checking out. I've used it for Lord of the Rings and had a hoot and holler. Their Indiana Jones 4 was also a riot.