Sunday Cinema – “School Spirit”

 

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

Billy is ready for the night of his life – but forgot a condom. That mistake cost him his life, but being a ghost DOES have it’s advantages! A classic ’80s T&A flick to capture the teenage male demographic, and hey, he is looking for love!

Someone posted a copy on YouTube for all to enjoy.

McTrying

McTrying

McDonald’s has been an innovator from the beginning. By controlling almost all of their stores operations, a burger you get in Elk Rapids, MI should taste almost exactly the same as one you would get in London, England. They have also tried many creations to extract every corner of the fast food landscape. Some were big hits (the “McRib”), while others were utter failures:

McBeefsteak Sandwich – debuted in 1980, it was basically an elongated hamburger placed on a bun with chopped onions and served with steak sauce. It was only available from 4pm-9pm as a part of their “dinner menu” and disappeared after about a year. The concept was tweaked a bit in 1981, swapped beef for pork, added pickles/BBQ sauce – the McRib was born. The McRib was pulled from the regular menu in 1985, but has seen a “limited time offer” resurgence each year since (from what is be believed, the McRib comes about when pork prices are at their lowest).

McPizza – Yes, in 1989 McDonald’s tried to get into the pizza game. There were apparently 3 offerings, a full-size pizza, a personal pizza, and what amounted to a Hot Pocket-type calzone. The items were pulled from stores in 2000 due to the fact that the pizzas took too long to make (they were “made to order” like a genuine pizza restaurant). There are still 3 locations (as of 2015) that still offer it – Pomeroy, Ohio, Spencer West Virginia, & Orlando, Florida.

Mighty Wings – Now these hit the market in 1990 and were sold as a side item until around 2003. Then they made a comeback in 2013 for a limited time due to a rise in popularity at chains like Hooters & Buffalo Wild Wings. They disappeared because of the cost ($1 a wing) & the complaints on the spiciness of the breading. Eventually they were sold at a loss to get rid of inventory.

Hula Burger – Back in the 1960’s, an Ohio franchisee complained to the company that his sales declined significantly at Lent because of Roman Catholics being forbidden to eat meat during the religious observance. Ray Kroc unveiled the “Hula Burger”, a grilled slice of pineapple with cheese on a bun with ketchup & mustard. The franchisee developed a fish sandwich & the two items were offered with the winner becoming a regular menu offering. In 1963, the Filet-O-Fish was born.In 1984,  Australian McDonald’s restaurants tried the grilled pineapple again for their “Gold n’ Grill” sandwich that added a beef patty, onions, & lettuce to the “Hula Burger” concept.

McDLT – A neat concept, to keep the cold items from wilting and the beef patty hot they incorporated a 2-compartment styrofoam container that separated the cold side from the hot side. It did well initially, but environmental goons claimed the large styrofoam container wasteful & harmful to the planet. The sandwich was discontinued in 1991 because of the environmental outcries. The sandwich did come back with another name – the Big N’ Tasty

Big N’ Tasty – Similar to the defunct McDLT, it was actually modeled after Burger King’s Whopper in the hopes of getting some of their market share. Sans grill marks & mayo, it debuted in 1997 and was pulled from the US market in 2009. It can be found today at some McD’s in Europe & Asia.

McSpaghetti – Yes, this was a thing. In the late 1970’s/early 1980’s, McDonald’s was trying to compete with “fast casual” restaurants in the evenings so they unveiled a dinner menu with more “dinner-type” selections such as pizza, lasagne, & pasta. The dinner concept failed & most of the offerings were pulled from the menu, however, you can still get McSpaghetti in the Philippines where it is often paired with Chicken McNuggets…

McLean Deluxe – Hoping to cash in on the the “health wave” in the early 1990’s, the MLD boasted of using 91% lean beef with a seaweed extract as filler to make it a low-calorie alternative. It looked similar to the McDLT & Big N’ Tasty, but apparently tasted horrible. It was discontinued in 1996.

Onion Nuggets – This is exactly what they sounded like, chunks of onion that were battered & deep fried like Chicken McNuggets. They were marketed alongside the McBeefsteak sandwich as a part of their dinner menu and discontinued around the same time.

McHot Dog – Way before Burger King tried it, McDonald’s was there first. McDonald’s sold hot dogs back in 1937, but when Ray Kroc bought the business he discontinued them as “unhygenic”. In 1995 they were reintroduced, and as of today you can find them in certain markets in the US (mainly Pennsylvania) and around the globe.

Jon LaJoie (“La-Schwa”) is a YouTube star that has released 2 albums and ended up doing 7 seasons of “The League” as Taco, Kevin’s younger brother. MattyV has put together a playlist of some his funnier songs on Spotify (obviously these songs & videos are NSFW).

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Better Off Dead”

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

“Better Off Dead” is a cult classic from director, “Savage” Steve Holland (yes, that’s his billing name in the credits) and not the first collab with John Cusak. It’s been told that John disavows this movie and has ended interviews when it is brought up. It is a strange film that includes pop culture references, claymation, cartoons, & running gags.

Someone posted a passable copy on YouTube for others to check out

Pizza Pizza

Pizza Pizza

 

This week is the 2nd half of their road trip from a couple of weeks ago. The boys sat down at a Marco’s Pizza & shared stories of pizza, Netflix spoilage, & some politics.

Someone posted a poor copy of “Goon”, check Netflix or Amazon Prime Video for a better version.

Matty was wrong, the politically correct term for “Hermaphrodite” is “Intersexual“. Malta is the first country to outlaw non-consensual medical interventions in children.

Jim Breuer was interviewed by the Secret Service while working at a Sears on Long Island. True story

The boys recommend checking out “Outsiders“, “Last Man on Earth“, & “Ray Donovan“.’

MattyV thinks we’ve hit maximum saturation for zombie films & television shows. Might be time to find another horror genre (other than vampires or exorcisms) to exploit…

“American Gods” is coming to Amazon Prime Video! In some overseas markets… Those in US will have to watch it on Starz...

Congrats to the Super Bowl champs, the New England Patriots! The boys were hoping that the Falcons were going to pull it out…

Dan the Man is f’d in the head. BBQ is where its at! Check out some recipes for both baked & deep fried wings.

“Sunday Cinema” had been screwed up for this week. Instead of “Better Off Dead”, MattyV posted the “Double Dare” episode. It is true, however, that John Cusak hates “Better Off Dead” and “One Crazy Summer”.

Yes, both boys sent away for things in the mail. MattyV bought some cheap “Space Phones” that were advertised on a Bazooka Joe comic & Dan won a contest off the back of a cereal box…

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Sunday Cinema – “Double Dare’s Valentine’s Day Special”

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

This episode of the classic Nickelodeon game show has dares & questions revolving around Valentine’s Day.

Someone posted this gem online for all of us to enjoy.

ComiCon, ComiCon

ComiCon, ComiCon

 

The boys headed off to the Byron Rec Comic Convention to scope out the warez. The 501st was there as well as the West Michigan Ghostbusters chapter. Someone posted a walk-through of the convention

The “click-bait” YouTube channel, Looper, posted a video on why Lobo won’t ever get a feature film. Several years ago, a fan did a live-action version of “Lobo’s Paramilitary Christmas Special” and posted it to YouTube.

Here’s a listing on YouTube of all the 2017 Super Bowl ads that aired (and possibly some that didn’t)…

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Sunday Cinema – “Zapped!”

 

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Since February is generally associated as the “love month” due to Valentine’s day, we decided to mimic that theme on “Sunday Cinema”. So be ready for some “lovely” films and television episodes!

Barney somehow develops telekinetic powers after a lab accident and hilarity does ensue! Hot off their hit show, “Charles in Charge“, Scott Baio & Willie Aames seem to bring that same vibe to the silver screen. There was a sequel in 1990 that starred Linda Blair, Karen Black, & the late Lyle Alzado.

Someone posted the original movie on YouTube for all to enjoy.

What an A*s

What an A*s

 

What an ass. Jonah Hill hands out pre-printed business cards in lieu of autographs or photos. This is along the same lines as what Steve Martin had done in the late-70’s early-80’s when he realized that people are looking for a 30-second connection besides the autograph. At least Steve Martin signed his cards…

People south of the border aren’t just coming here for jobs or free healthcare & handouts, they’re coming for the cheap gasoline

If you don’t know what UFIA is, you haven’t been on the internet long…

Japan has almost eliminated crimes committed with guns, now knives/sharp objects on the other hand…

Colossus & Negasonic Teenage Warhead will most likely make a return appearance in “Deadpool 2”, the friendly cabbie Dopinder will most likely make one as well…

The infamous “Sausage Castle” (NSFW) in Florida run by none other than Gary Busey’s nephew Mike has burned down “under suspicious circumstances“. This was a well-know sex party place where anything could happen…

Forget the “Rich Kids of Instagram“, check out the “Escorts of Instagram” for a look into what high-end “courtesans” (read “hookers”) receive from their expensive clientele…

While it sounds bad & unfair, Verizon is cutting off users who tally 200gb or more in data usage a month. To total that much data, you’d have to be streaming high quality video for 600 hours non-stop according to the article…

I think it’s a publicity stunt for a newly-renovated KFC if you ask me…

Know your saints or you too might be saying prayers to a LOTR figurine

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Justice for All”

 

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This month on “Sunday Cinema”, we wanted to focus on unaired pilot episodes of television programs that either took off and became beloved by audiences or fell flat and never saw more than a few months on-air.

From the first piano notes, most baby boomers & gen-xers will know this show by it’s more familiar name, “All in the Family”. This show written by Norman Lear actually had 2 different unaired pilots created for it by ABC before finally finding a home on CBS. This is the first pilot that was shot in 1968 starring Carroll O’Connor & Jean Stapleton as Archie & Edith Justice. The roles of their daughter Gloria & husband Richard (later changed to Michael) were changed twice, once in each pilot.

Someone posted the original 1968 unaired pilot, as well as the 1969 unaired pilot (called “Those were the Days”) so we can see how the show had changed before airing in 1971.

 

Sunday Cinema – “The Munsters”

 

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This month on “Sunday Cinema”, we wanted to focus on unaired pilot episodes of television programs that either took off and became beloved by audiences or fell flat and never saw more than a few months on-air.

This is kind of an oddball unaired pilot. I say oddball because several of the actors were replaced before the series aired, it is only 14 minutes (most shows are 22 minutes to allow for commercial breaks to make it a full 30 minute show), and it is in color (once the show was aired on television, it was broadcast in black & white). The soundtrack was changed to a more modern “rocking” theme than the spookier theme seen here.

Someone out there wanted this unaired episode saved for generations to come and posted it online