Sunday Cinema – “Comedy of Horrors”

Vinton

 

Will Vinton passed away earlier last week. Some of his notable works would be his commercial work for Domino’s (“Avoid the Noid!”), the California raisin council (remember “The California Raisins” commercials?), and of course the Eddie Murphy claymation show “The PJs”.

His work can be seen in movies (“Return to Oz”), music videos (the “Speed Demon” music video for Michael Jackson), and television (“The PJs” & “The California Raisins Show”). He had turned into the 80’s & 90’s version of Rankin & Bass with a series of holiday specials from Easter to Christmas.

In this special, Wilshire Pig & Sheldon Snail find a map and uncover Dr. Frankenswine’s Monster. The claymation seems rather dated and unrefined compared to the magic of “CGI claymation” today, there is still some nostalgia and laughter to be had.

Someone posted it online for all to reminisce and enjoy a good laugh or two…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “The School Picture”

Beaver

 

Our last entry in this month’s theme is a classic episode from the old sitcom, “Leave it to Beaver” where Beaver is convinced by Gilbert (dammit Gilbert!) to make a funny face for the class picture and it isn’t discovered until the yearbook is printed…

Someone posted this wholesome episode online for all to enjoy!

 

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For a Few Bucks More, pt 2

 

For a Few Bucks More, pt 2

 

The cellphone memes that Dan the Man were talking about…

Some interesting tidbits on an unscripted juggernaut – “American Pickers”

Anyone hungry for a television dinner? Yum!

There are certain sectors of the job market this hiring model would not do well with, but the smaller manufacturing & service/janitorial firms apparently are finding success…

More employers are eliminating questions involving marijuana use from their applications…

Who knew the majestic & flavorful vanilla pod would be so vulnerable to thieves and corruption?

Cheech Marin’s autobiography is a great read on the man behind the “stoner” persona…

MattyV played games like Roadwar 2000 where you actually have to think and strategize. Kids today are into the random “run & gun” gamesLeeroy Jenkins!

The Double-Stuf Oreo cone from Sonic… Diabetes x1000!

The death of the local mill/factory that employs the majority of a small town can be devastating in its effects and collateral damage…

I think more and more people are getting jaded by the “Black Lives Matter” movement due to people like this lying about incidents involving supposed “racially-motivated” interactions with police…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Back to School Mr. Bean”

bean

 

Continuing with this month’s theme of “back to school” episodes, we share this one of a British comedy that wasn’t too widely received here in the states. “Mr. Bean” starring Rowan Atkinson (of “Black Adder” fame) is a bumbling gentleman that seems to get into the strangest predicaments. This episode finds Mr. Bean going back to school and all the hilarity that ensues when an adult tries to make it through a typical student’s day.

Someone posted this episode online for others to enjoy!

 

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For a Few Bucks More, pt 1

 

For a Few Bucks More, pt 1

 

Dan Patrick the sportscaster has been in just about every Adam Sandler movie since “The Waterboy”…

So, would you rather “burn out” like Warrant or “fade away” like Guns n’ Roses? Let us know on Facebook!

The Ringer asks the question, “When do television shows peak?”…

“Last Man on Earth” ended abruptly. Will Forte (“Tandy”) revealed on a podcast what the ending of the show he wanted to film

“Better Call Saul” is getting REALLY good… Spoilers, here is the scene Dan the Man referenced today

Someone found peace & hope at Dollywood through a snowglobe

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Back 2 School”

 

Boy

 

This week’s “Sunday Cinema” looks at an episode of “Boy Meets World” where Corey and the gang survive the first day of high school. Many fond (and no-so-fond) memories of those times seem to erupt throughout the episode, at least for us.

Someone graciously (albeit poorly) has shared this episode online for others to reminisce about the happiness (and horror) of starting high school…

The Battle for Content

The Battle for Content

One of the earliest Tom Petty videos remembered was the “Mad Max”-inspired video for the song, “You Got Lucky”. Suspend rationale while watching as I don’t think a buried boombox will have enough juice to work and where did the power come from/why hasn’t anyone else seen it?

American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is starting tomorrow, you watching?

A crappy video rip, here is the scene from “Night of the Comet” where Reggie plays Tempest and freaks out over someone overtaking one of her high scores…

The origin of Guns n’ Roses

What’s your “crank it up, fist pump out the window” song? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook!

Donald’s less-than-stellar performance didn’t derail from the action in “Kelly’s Heroes”…

 

Disney is scrambling to launch a new digital streaming platform, conclude the purchase of Fox, & reduce its debt-load. Cable channels are playing catch-up to Netflix & Hulu…

Hulu has done something a little different than other streaming platforms and it seems to have worked. The “Castle Rock” 10-episode series premiered new episodes once a week like traditional television channels and people still watched. It has been renewed for a 2nd season…

The Ringer asks the question, “When do television shows peak?”…

Someone found peace & hope at Dollywood through a snowglobe

Some interesting tidbits on an unscripted juggernaut – “American Pickers”

Anyone hungry for a television dinner? Yum!

There are certain sectors of the job market this hiring model would not do well with, but the smaller manufacturing & service/janitorial firms apparently are finding success…

Who knew the majestic & flavorful vanilla pod would be so vulnerable to thieves and corruption?

The death of the local mill/factory that employs the majority of a small town can be devastating in its effects and collateral damage…

 

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Sunday Cinema – “Square Pegs”

 

Square

 

For September we thought we would commorate the first day of school for many kids across the country (sucks to be those kids that started in August! We kid, we kid!) with some school-themed television episodes.

“Square Pegs” was a short-lived television series trying to cash in on the wave of teen/high school movies that had seen success. With a theme song by the popular nu-wave group The Waitresses and starring a very young Sarah Jessica Parker, the show focused on a couple of teen girls bent on becoming a part of the “popular” clique at school. Jami Gertz also makes her debut, you may remember her from ‘The Lost Boys” or “Less than Zero”.

Some kind soul posted this for us Gen-Xers to fondly recall…

 

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So, there’s this chick…

So, there’s this chick…

 

Dan the Man’s been in the basement playing the latest WoW expansion to escape the heat. Any other WoW players? Let us know!

Deven Davis has died from possible drug overdose, oddly on the same day her husband had a restraining order against her so she could not contact their kids. Jonathan has been sober since 2014, Deven could not overcome her demons…

Netflix cancels Michelle Wolf’s show and Joel McHale’s shows due to low ratings. Is it worse to get fired by a streaming service than a traditional content channel?

Castle Rock“, the new Hulu series based upon the works of Stephen King is a fascinatingly terrifying storyline regarding a young man with a mysterious past.

Here are 20 things to know about the upcoming “The Purge” television show that takes place 10 years after the first “Purge Night”. It’s within the universe of the movies, but will focus on new characters and situations.

“Titus” was a good show, but apparently Chris riled some feathers at Fox that tanked the show…

Movie adaptations of books are sometimes great and sometimes horrible. CBS has an article with their picks of the 16 best & worst movie adaptations...

YouTube “influencers” are either burning out or blowing up these days, spending 60-70 hours a week to create content in order to get the views needed to get paid. Others are finding that their past is coming back to haunt them. Others are starting to “jump the shark” and fade away like Epic Meal Time

Sometimes the downfall of celebrities is tragic. MC Hammer lost everything in 1996 due to mismanagement & flat-out excess. Dee Snider was putting flyers on cars advertising his wife’s cosmetology business when he wasn’t selling insurance (!) after Twisted Sister broke up

Here’s the ending of the Seinfeld episode where George makes it big in the stock market where Elaine & Jerry had gotten out…

 

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Sunday Cinema – Kids and Drugs

Drugs

With school fast approaching (yea for parents!), the jokers at Junkiosity thought it might be fun to take a look at some old educational movies that we LOVED to watch back in school (we say LOVED because it meant we could either sleep or mess around with little intervention from the teachers). Some are sponsored by big corporations, others not-so-much.

 

This week we look at a Disney-sponsored film produced in 1983 about the reasons kids are so susceptible to drugs. This presentation was usually followed up by a full-color teacher’s guide and little pamphlets or info sheets we would take home to our parents (who would promptly use them as rolling papers… Just kidding!). Much of the information is dated and some of it inaccurate, it’s still a time capsule into the youth of Generation X…

Someone posted this online so that others can learn why kids choose drugs