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April 10, 2006 12:52 AM   Subscribe

The Weekly Blurb - "Your dependable Hollywood quote whore." Probably by the same people who long ago brought us late, lamented Timmy Big Hands. And A Year At The Movies and Movie Megacheese. And, you know, something else.
posted by JHarris (21 comments total)
A note on Timmy Big Hands:

It was the website the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys created right after the show folded, as one of their many (and continuing) attempts to feed themselves solely by being funny without a basic cable network funding them. It lasted about two years, during which time we got to see some mighty, mighty odd things, like the syrup ads linked to the word "Big," above.

Unfortunately, the site went dark soon afterwards, and all the strange and wonderful things on it disappeared into eternal limbo - that being another name for the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. All of the links to Timmy Big Hands are from that site, which is why so many of the images there are, unfortunately, broken.

(Honestly, I've been looking for an excuse to make a FPP about Timmy Big Hands for a long time, but didn't think it could carry it all by itself.)
posted by JHarris at 1:08 AM on April 10, 2006

I suddenly crave mountains of pancakes.
posted by loquacious at 1:45 AM on April 10, 2006

on Basic Instinct 2:
"David Thewlis and Charlotte Rampling are riveting in supporting roles playing people who have lines. "

On Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector:
"...the whole thing adds up to a pickup truck of comedy with a bed full of laughs and a hemi of heart! "

Great parody. The sad thing is there are probably--no, definitely--real reviews of these movies that say the same thing.
posted by zardoz at 1:47 AM on April 10, 2006

My favorite part is in the last review on the page:

I tell ya, you have to admire Milla Jovovovich for her dedication. She trained in martial arts for a full year, and all for a movie that will be in theaters for two weeks tops! Wow. Hats off to Jovovovich, who combines the sexy smarts of a Jean-Claude Van Damme with the subtle allure of a Paris Hilton!
posted by JHarris at 2:01 AM on April 10, 2006

"Probably?" Wait, so is this site by the people who made MST3K or not? Or is the only connection that this site is also funny and talks about movies?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:13 AM on April 10, 2006

(Though I have to say, I miss TBH a great deal. My favorite feature was "The Cliparts," which predated Get Your War On by at least a few years.)
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:16 AM on April 10, 2006

Sharon Stone is once again brilliant in the role of a walking vagina - a deadly vagina with hair and teeth and a variety of weapons at her disposal.

Fun post!
posted by LarryC at 6:22 AM on April 10, 2006

The site is registered to Kevin Murphy; methinks it's the same Kevin Murphy of MST3K fame.
posted by 235w103 at 6:34 AM on April 10, 2006

Ahh, yeah, there's a link at the bottom of that page. I'm just dumb.
posted by 235w103 at 6:37 AM on April 10, 2006

I wonder if they plan to do something for the 20th anniversary of MST3K. It's this year!
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:41 AM on April 10, 2006

Who can forget the purity of the "Kill a Guy" game on Timmy Big Hands?
posted by The Deej at 6:48 AM on April 10, 2006

XQUZYPHYR, there's also a link to the Blurb on Kevin Murphy's site, and a link to it from the Info Club site.
posted by JHarris at 7:19 AM on April 10, 2006

I interviewed them when the started Timmy Big Hands. They were all working out of a tiny office in St. Louis Park and laboriously uploading the page via dial-up connection. They seemed pretty optimistic about the whole undertaking, mostly because it gave them the opportunity to really stretch comedically.

Nice group. I got to be friendly with Bill Corbett, who was pretty active in the local theater scene back then. No hot tub stories, although I and he were among a group of skinny dippers one especially scorching summer evening.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:22 AM on April 10, 2006 [1 favorite]

If you're interested in the history of MST3K, Rhino Records (who release the MST3K DVDs) did a great interview last month with Jim Mallon.
posted by Otis at 7:23 AM on April 10, 2006

This harks back to the old Spy Magazine, which had a movie column as a service to press agents. "Oscar watch out - Hudson Hawk's going to swoop down and grab you!" Sadly, it's not too far from reality.
posted by QuietDesperation at 9:12 AM on April 10, 2006

Cool. I found a DVD set of MST3K for cheap in a used DVD section and watched Angels Revenge and Shorts Vol 1 this weekend.

I'd like to get more, but the 50 bucks for 4 episodes pricetag is a bit rich for me. Nostalgia requires 30 bucks tops.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:12 AM on April 10, 2006

Cool stuff - thanks for the post. I recently noticed that You Tube has a lot of MST3K stuff.
posted by Staggering Jack at 10:53 AM on April 10, 2006

Fans of Hollywood quote-whoring should also not miss the Filthy Critic and his "Quote-Whore of the Week" sidebar.
posted by wzcx at 12:49 PM on April 10, 2006

"Mr. the Cable Guy"
posted by Smedleyman at 12:51 PM on April 10, 2006

So glad to see these guys still carryin' on. My favorite post-MST3K project remains Mike Nelson's Death Rat!, though.

Otis, thanks for the link to the interview with Gypsy Jim Mallon.

(And the "Quote-Whore of the Week" section of the Filthy Critic is quite wonderful, not to mention the site in general.)
posted by cog_nate at 10:40 AM on April 11, 2006

Speaking of post-MST3K projects: is Darkstar ever going to be finished? The news still gets updated from time to time, but the project otherwise seems to have an abandoned air about it.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:11 AM on April 11, 2006

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