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Box Office Boner - Horton Hears a Who

After months of listening to Jon blab about "THE BOX" on the Podcast, I've taken it upon myself to occasionally go out of my way to see at least one blockbuster a month and report back to the Bloody Good Horror nerd cave about whether or not it in fact deserves its accolades. Stay tuned for more!

Horton Hears a Who

Somewhat Relevant Thematic Tie-Ins:
Book Adaptations
Remakes
CGI

The Skinny:

Making the perfect Muxtape

No, that's not a typo, it does actually say Muxtape. If anything is stroking my nerd chub right now, it's this, hardcore. The concept is extremely simple. Pick a user name, upload up to 12 songs (that you have permission to use, of course), and share away!

Paranoland

This bad boy was featured on the front page of YouTube today, and I thought it was worth posting.

Aside from the maddening over-narration, I was really drawn to this. The animation is beautiful and imaginative, and the concept draws some pretty blatant "Twilight Zone" parallels. I'd really like to see more of the animations/live action shorts from Phylactère Cola the Canadian TV show that this short was first played on.

Al Jaffee's MAD Fold-Ins

Anyone that's picked up a Mad magazine in say, the last 50 years (and if you haven't, what the hell is wrong with you?!) has no doubt tinkered with one of Jaffee's fold-ins. The concept is pretty simple, match A's and B' by folding the page in half, to reveal a new image and generally, a punch line for a joke presented on the full page.

By The Numbers - Horror Hound Weekend

This weekend was a lot of things, and most have them have been said in Eric and Casey's blogs, so I decided to do a comprehensive breakdown of just what Horror Hound meant to me from a numerical standpoint. Keep in mind, these are approximations with an over/under of 6 or so beers.

Friday, March 28th

5 - The hour at which I awoke to turn over the new site.
0 - The number of delays I had on the way to Indy (this becomes important later).
1 - The number of times I nearly shit my pants when Casey, clad in a pink shirt, snuck up on me in the airport.

Feedback on the New Site

As promised in the podcast last week, I wanted a place for people to post issues/ideas revolving around our brand new site. We've been doing all we can to nab every little thing that we can, but we really need YOUR help. I'll be checking this regularly to post updates on your concerns. Register (if you haven't already) and leave a comment on this here page. I'll be checking it regularly for the next week or so to compile a list of things that still need to be taken care of. Please be wary of the following before you comment:

Known Issues

Goodnight, Sweet Prince (WHOOOO!)

In his last RAW as active wrestler, Ric Flair proves why there will never be another "Jet flyin', limousine ridin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun," quite like him. It's obvious his best days in the ring are far behind him but in terms of personality and what he stands for, he's one of a kind.

Americanada the Beautiful (NIAGARA FALLS)

I just got home from Niagara Falls and what a fucking place. It's a place of romance, beer, antiquated consumerism, and of course, water. It's shocking how busy/ridiculous/decrepit the main strip is compared to how serene and beautiful the falls are. It's also shocking how everything in the area seems to be firmly stuck at least five years behind the rest of the world, like when Allison and I walked into an arcade and TATU's "All The Things She Said" was on loop and the first game we saw was the first Marvel vs.

WTF?! of the day

File this tattoo under BYTMD, as in, "Better You Than Me, Dawg." I have friends with all sorts of ridiculous tattoos (including a lady friend with a mustache tattooed on her index finger), but none with this kind of dedication to a single, bland, salty snack staple. I have to admit, though it's not the highest quality tattoo I've ever seen, I actually kind of like it. I'd rather have an array of pretzels tattooed on me than a single Taz or tribal backpiece, so it is what it is.

Shocking Asia! Midget Wrestling

Does anyone anywhere have a copy of Shocking Asia laying about, either in hard copy or on their computer? This video is obviously the least shocking aspect of the entire film (especially considering that, even in the 70's, "minis" were common in both the U.S. and Mexico), but I'm very intrigued. Hook a brother up!

P.S. How does one learn to do the "face-ball" slide without breaking their neck?

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