Sunday Cinema – “A Christmas Dream”

Dream

 

All this month we’re going to look at some obscure (?) holiday-themed television episodes. It seems like just about every television show has a holiday-themed episode, even horror shows & variety shows.

NBC aired this quirky little special back in 1984 starring Emmanuel Lewis (TV’s “Webster”) and Mr. T (“The A-Team” & “DC Cab”) about a street Santa that meets a little boy who has no Christmas spirit. Mr. T takes the boy all around New York City to show him all the wonderful things about Christmas in the hopes that he regains his love of the holiday.

Featuring stars of the day such as Willie Tyler, David Copperfield, & Maureen McGovern, this a-typical Christmas special has enough to keep you interested…

Some kind soul has posted this special direct from VHS for all to see…

 

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Dammit, Dan!

Dammit, Dan!

 

The Consumer Safety Group has unveiled their “Worst Toys of 2017” list, some are pretty far-fetched in our opinion…

Fortune Magazine has an article on some of the hardest-to-find toys this holiday season, basically saying that you’re gonna get a*s-raped by scalpers if you need one of these toys by Christmas…

MattyV recommends starting these now so you have time to build up credit for next year’s holiday shopping season:

  • Make use of your bank’s “rewards” program if they have one (if they don’t, go to a bank that does). Basically works like credit card rewards, only you can use your debit card. Purchases on average can generate 10-30 reward points each, leave them be and after 2 years you could have enough to buy some pretty sweet gift cards or other merchandise.
  • Gas stations/convenience stores may have their own rewards program giving you points for purchasing gas or other in-store purchases. If you go once a week, you could get enough points in a year to buy a couple of $25 gift cards.
  • MyPoints.com is a great website for online purchases through major retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, & eBay. Go through the MyPoints site to the website you want to purchase from and receive points for every dollar spent (usually 2-3 points per dollar). For as little as 3500 points you can get a $25 gift card.
  • Bing is a great way to gather points, doing the daily searches you can earn enough for a gift card or Xbox live subscription in a matter of months.

 

The “Moleskin Pants” gift exchange is a real story…

Something Awful had not one, not two, but three different threads about the worst Christmas gifts…

Someone did a piss-poor job of recording the TV scene at Lorraine’s house from “Back to the Future”, but at least you can see Matty’s reference from the podcast…

On NBC, Matty found the Mainway Toys skit from SNL…

Ben Heck has built a career on YouTube by shrinking down consoles or making things better…

Poor Toby, bought a Princess Unicorn for his daughter but…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “A Donny & Marie Christmas – 1976”

Osmonds

 

All this month we’re going to look at some obscure (?) holiday-themed television episodes. It seems like just about every television show has a holiday-themed episode, even horror shows & variety shows.

Back in the 1970s, a family of Mormons ruled the television & musical airwaves. What looked liked a cute couple with their feathered hair & white-as-snow teeth were actually brother & sister. Much like the beginnings of The Jackson 5, Donny & Marie began their singing career as a part of The Osmond Family, a group borne of a group of brothers who sang barbershop quartet numbers that eventually found fame with the two youngest members of the group. It was the mid-1970’s when “The Donny & Marie Show” hit the airwaves and was a hit, the mixture of comedy/variety/singing captivated audiences & a boon for the Mormon church.

This is the first of several Christmas-themed episodes from the show produced by Sid & Marty Krofft (juggernauts of 1970’s television, they also produced shows such as “Sigmund & the Sea Monsters”, “Far-Out Space Nuts”, & “H.R. Pufnstuff”). Featuring regulars such as Paul Lynde, the rest of the Osmond family, & filmed in Utah (Mormon world headquarters).

Someone posted this historical gem online for all of us to relive 1970’s Christmas television…

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Show Me Ur Bobs

Show Me Ur Bobs

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Back in the day a woman’s (or man’s) fear when taking nude photos/videos were if the photo-mat people made copies of the pics or the video was duped a million times and ended up on a basic cable channel somewhere(“Sixteen Candles” reference). Facebook wants to help fight “revenge porn” by having people upload their nude photos to their site…

Sia was recently blackmailed by someone who had nude photos of her, so what does she do? Posts the preview photo she was sent on her Twitter feed…

Larry David (“Seinfeld”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) caught grief for his remarks during his hosting of “Saturday Night Live” about the holocaust…

If you don’t belong to the Facebook group “The Dumb” (a Psychostick fan group), don’t join. It will suck all your time reading all the memes/videos/jokes and you’ll hurt from laughing so hard. Here’s the snake video, MattyV laughed his ass off. I found out about the “Bobs & Vagene” meme from those guys…

If you’re a “Dead Head” like MattyV, hopefully you’ve started downloading the MP3s from this year’s “30 Days of Dead” where they offer up rare live performances of songs from Grateful Dead each year…

So, lemme get this straight – you desert your post, get captured, 6 soldiers die trying to find/rescue you, the president released a ton of terrorists to get you back, you’re found guilty of desertion, busted down to private, dishonorably discharged, & now you might get $300K plus back pay (including combat/prisoner of war pay)? WTF…

Rabid fandom is a fickle thing. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. But crashing a natural history museum’s website trying to buy a hoodie worn on a Netflix series? Wow…

Our second pizza candidate is Pizza Ranch, we tried to go as similar as possible to our base pizza. Little Caesar’s is still on top according to our calculations.

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Seasons of Belief”

 

Seasons

 

All this month we’re going to look at some obscure (?) holiday-themed television episodes. It seems like just about every television show has a holiday-themed episode, even horror shows.

“Seasons of Belief” stars E.G. Marshall (Clark’s Father-in-Law from “Christmas Vacation”) & a young Jenna Von Oy (“Blossom”) in a story where a grandfather tells the tale of a Krampus-like character called “The Grither”…

Someone posted this holiday episode online for all to enjoy during the holidays…

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Dharma & Thor

Dharma & Thor

Didn’t think you would get an “end times” religious lesson right off the bat, did you?

Casey Affleck is now being accused of sexual misconduct, Time has the deets on why Hollywood doesn’t want him presenting an Oscar…

Going heavy on the Nerdist “spoiler” videos, make sure you watch “Thor:Ragnarok” first…

Here are some of the Easter Eggs you might have missed in the movie…

Speculation on how “Thor:Ragnarok” sets up “The Avengers: Infinity War“…

If Thor’s hammer did shatter, the whole world would be in danger (literally)…

Now tell me that Korg doesn’t sound like Kev the Kiwi from “Housos” (it’s not, but sounds a whole heck of alot like him!)…

The Punisher” is coming to Netflix on November 17th, and Jon Bernthal will do great things. If Thomas Jane as Frank Castle revs your engine, check out the fan film “Dirty Laundry“…

And if you need more of ‘The Punisher”, check out books he was based on – Mack Bolan: The Executioner

The comments on this YouTube entry says alot about what Fox has done to the “Fantastic Four” brand

Deadpool 2” looks to be going in the right direction as far as comic book fandom is concerned. People are speculating that Hollywood is hitting “peak Marvel”…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “A Day of Thanksgiving”

ThanksDay

 

November is the month for Veterans, Thanksgiving, & shopping (enough with the “Christmas creep”!). All this month on Sunday Cinema we will be looking at odd movies that either take place during Thanksgiving or the holiday is the focus.

This short film follows a family as they learn more about Thanksgiving than just turkeys & pumpkin pie. Too often today we neglect the real meaning of the holiday, a time to fellowship with family & friends and being thankful for the many blessings we have received.

Someone  posted this online as well as other short films from the 40’s/50’s/60’s…

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Dopin’ Dogs

Dopin’ Dogs

Lots of “Stranger Things 2” talk, so fast forward about 20 minutes if you haven’t binge-watched it. Nerdist has some great “easter eggs” from the season, as well as thoughts on what to expect in “Stranger Things 3“…

From the first Russian Gold Medalist to get his medal revoked because of doping, now a musher from the famous Iditarod dog sled race has been accused of doping his sled team with Tramadol.

Even though the government still classifies cannabis as a drug in the same class as cocaine & heroin, the FDA wants to crack down on false health claims from marijuana products. Sure it doesn’t cure cancer itself, but there are MANY testimonies that it helps with chemo sickness, epilepsy, & PTSD…

Male? Female? Nonbinary? This is the new gender available on California birth certificates. Only in California would you find parents not wanting to push a “gender” onto their newborn child…

A classic “F-U” when quitting, a former Twitter employee deactivated Trump’s Twitter account before leaving. Unfortunately it was in the evening, everyone knows Trump’s an early-morning Tweeter…

TheRichest has a list of some pretty epic employee “F-U” stories, the one about the employee that quit and ended up becoming her old boss’ boss is hilarious…

Is there really any sensible rationale for being a d*ck? Apparently some of these stories try explain why (but very poorly)…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Thankskilling 3”

thankskilling

 

November is the month for Veterans, Thanksgiving, & shopping (enough with the “Christmas creep”!). All this month on Sunday Cinema we will be looking at odd movies that either take place during Thanksgiving or the holiday is the focus.

“Thankskilling” introduced us to “Turkie” the homocidal turkey hell-bent on killing “the white man”. ‘Thankskilling 3″ finds us watching the crazy turkey hunt down the very last copy of “Thankskilling 2” being held by a bunch of puppets, a weird wig-wearing inventor, & some really strange sh*t. Budgeted by a Kickstarter campaign, it took 50 days to complete filming whereas the original took less than 2 weeks.

Someone in a Spanish-speaking country posted this online in English with subtitles…

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Rocky Horror (Among Other Things)

Rocky Horror (Among Other Things)

The boys went to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” experience at The Park Theater on the Friday before Halloween. I was a “virgin” to the experience of participation in a theater, DEFINITELY DO NOT let anyone around you know. There are reports of theater-goers pulling “virgins” up front and spank them or write a V on their forehead and force them to sing a jingle.

If you choose to go, this blog post will help you understand what you need to make your experience the best it can be…

The “official” Rocky Horror fansite has all sorts of information about the movie, what to bring, even a script of what to say in response to movie dialogue. There were several audible participants (Dan the Man being one) and each had a little bit different script of lines for the movie. It actually made the movie more enjoyable…

There are several don’ts when it comes to living in a horror movie, one of which isn’t “Let’s split up“…

Granted, sexual harrassment & coerced sex isn’t something anyone should tolerate but getting your butt patted by an elderly former president? We agreed it was probably old man/dementia and he & his people have apologized. Now ol’ Billy Clinton has done worse and has been forgiven…

 

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