In 2010, six friends sat down to watch all four Rambo movies in one day. Inspired, they realized how f&%king awesome it would be if Rambo were to fight his doppelganger Rocky. They plotted the movie in five minutes, split up the writing chores, and each wrote a section, without any of them reading the others' work.
This is that story.
(Not the story
of how they wrote it, but the actual script they wrote, Rocky Vs Rambo
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jul 23, 2013 -
The Ronnie Horror Picture Show
In December of 1980, in the wake the election of Ronald Reagan, ABC's SNL-wannabe/rival Fridays
diverted from its usual format to run an extended skit (at 20 minutes it may be the longest sketch ever performed) commenting on it all in a very ambitious spoof of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Ronnie Horror Picture Show
(featuring a young Michael Richards
in the role of Brad) is an abridged version of the Rocky Horror
tale mapped to a the era-shift from the liberal late 70s to the much more conservative early 80s. It's definitely a time capsule and and interesting window into that specific moment's attitudes. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Sep 16, 2012 -
Sadly, a great and little known columnist from Salida, Colorado, has just passed away
. His work remains online.
His small-town values were the best of small-town values. His political views were well-considered, but not always doctrinaire. Check out his final column
for an example of his wit and common sense. I will miss him immensely. (Another Denver columnist I love just checked out - of work, not life, and not voluntarily - Tina Griego: this
is her goodbye column.) Our newspaper grows thinner and shriller.
posted by kozad
on Jun 4, 2012 -
Today is the 50th Anniversary
of the television debut of Rocky and Bullwinkle! (...and Boris & Natasha & Peabody & Sherman & Fractured Fairy Tales... Dudley DoRight debuted later in the 1st season) The entire first episode is online at both Hulu
(with some minor alterations based on the DVD release) so, hopefully everyone can see how it began.
posted by oneswellfoop
on Nov 19, 2009 -
was a DJ on KCRW in Los Angeles. In the 80's he had a comedy show called Funny Stuff and he would interview comedians. He has many of these interviews online as mp3s. He interviewed Tom Lehrer
, Douglas Adams
, Danny Arnold
(a.k.a. Barney Miller), Peter Cook
, Terry Jones
, two interviews with John Cleese, one solo
and another with Michael Palin
, Emo Philips
, Billy Connolly
, Mort Sahl
, Quentin Crisp
, "Brother Theodore" Gottlieb
, June Foray and Bill Scott
(a.k.a. Rocky and Bullwinkle and an epic five-part interview with Stan Freberg
, the subject of my last post
posted by Kattullus
on Mar 27, 2009 -
Great Training Montages throughout history
And a few of my own choosing to inspire you all to keep to your New Year's resolution-mandated training regimens:
, Rocky II
, Rocky III
, Rocky IV
, Team America: World Police
, Karate Kid
, the Breakfast Club
, and arguably the best of all time, Turkish Star Wars
posted by psmealey
on Jan 2, 2008 -
Let’s face it; my powers of communication were a little bit below that of a knuckle-dragging, ooze-dwelling cretin from another galaxy. Actually, I haven’t progressed that much. I just lie better.
A 13 (so far)-part interview where Rocko/Ramby answers fans with oodles of extremely quotable, self-deprecating, sarcastic one-liners about the (few) ups and (many) downs of a Hollywood career. Tips on: how to get Sharon Stone naked, how to use the 3 seashells, how to direct dancers with a "crotch tartar" problem and how to bench press with owls. We also learn the final truth about some guy named Rocky - an inbred, druid outcast from Stonehenge whose specialty is weaving whistle chains and leaping face down onto pointed objects
- and another one named Rambo - a savage turned loose in Microsoft’s headquarters
posted by elgilito
on Dec 14, 2006 -
answers an ancient question," said team leader Geoffrey Marcy, professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley. "Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek philosophers Aristotle and Epicurus argued about whether there were other Earth-like planets. Now, for the first time, we have evidence
for a rocky planet around a normal star."
The star, Gliese 876
, visible in the night sky, lies only 15 light-years away.
posted by vacapinta
on Jun 14, 2005 -