Monday, November 25th 2013
Ariana Grande performing Tattooed Heart at the AMAs 2013
serving some OG Mariah Carey realness
Boardwalk Empire, episode 212: To the Lost
So many feelings course through me when I watch this scene. It makes my chest ache.
Angelina Jolie with Vivienne in Sydney, November 23rd
Sunday, November 24th 2013
I was reminded by a boatload of tweets and emails that today is the 25th anniversary of the first showing of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on TV23 KTMA in Minneapolis. And then I ran across this cast and crew shot at Tom Noel’s quite chockablock MST3K Temple site. It made me very happy.
These are the folks who gave it its start, but really, it’s the viewers, the fans, the MSTies, that have kept it alive for so damn long.
So thank you. Thank you all. Thank you Chris Cornell and Brian Henry at MST3KInfo.com for maintaining a fantastic, totally fan-made, fan-supported, fan-driven web site. Thanks to all of you who discovered MST through Rifftrax, and discovered Rifftrax through MST. I continue to have a very strange and wonderful job, and I have you to thank for it.
I am grateful beyond words. -kwm
Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman during the 2nd Annual Penfolds Gala Black Tie Dinner.
St. Trinians girls from 1957 (left to right) Edwina Carroll, Marigold Russell, Pat Lawrence, Lisa Gastoni, Dilys Laye and Vikki Hammond
Twenty five years ago today, an epic moment in nerdom was born when Mystery Science Theater debuted on KTMA in Minneapolis. The show later aired on Comedy Central and then the Sci-Fi channel until 1999. Taking the ancient art of calling back to the screen to this national level was original creator Joel Hodgson (and later Mike Nelson) along with his robot friends (ROBOT ROLE CALL! CAMBOT! GYPSY! TOM SERVO! CROOOOOW!) Any nerd worth their salt can recite lines and riffs from Manos: The Hands of Fate, The Final Sacrifice, This Island Earth and Teenagers from Space. One of first things Bo and I bonded over was MST3K when we met for the first time over 10 years ago and I introduced it to her. The movie that we loved the most then and still now is the Joe Don Baker classic Mitchell. Lines from this episode are still a part of our daily lexicon. Read all about the show here and if you’re hankering for more, Mike, Kevin and Bill now riff mainstream movies on Rifftrax. If you’ve never seen MST3K, or never seen Mitchell, I highly suggest checking it out right this very second. WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!