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Bollywood ‘Sound of Music’

By Earl Yazel
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 18:59 EDT
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From the top box office hit of India in 1999, entitled Biwi No. 1:

Monster Kid Chronicles, Part 1

By Hal Robins
Monday, April 16, 2012 9:49 EDT

I, your correspondent, am accustomed to find amusement in many places. But I suppose what entertains me the most, and the most often– what indeed sometimes seems the absolute height of felicity –no kidding– is… watching a monster movie. Not necessarily one of the current computer-generated crop, either, though I have to acknowledge that there are some of these that really are pretty good… You can even make the case that whatever fault a historically…


My Script for GOOGIE GOGGLES Advertisement (rejected)

By Earl Yazel
Friday, April 13, 2012 10:19 EDT

Note: This entire ad is from the actual POV (that’s “Point of View”) of the protagonist! Neat idea, huh? We see the actual point of view of the person wearing the GOOGIE GOGGLES, see? That’s how we demonstrate all the great programs and “apps” of our new GOOGIE GOGGLES! Just…


Sylvers ‘Hotline’

By Earl Yazel
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 1:41 EDT

And we have a strong feeling that Rachel would love this video just as much as we do.…


Feed the monster: Et tu, Rachel Maddow?

By Hal Robins
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 12:36 EDT

A number of years back, a friend who produces cable TV shows introduced me to the phrase, “Feed the Monster.” That saying refers to a bedrock reality: that content– something to put on– is TV’s primary need. Something always has to be showing, in other words. Gone is the era…


Emi and Yumi

By Earl Yazel

Westerners will know the principal singers of this clip from a Japanese television variety program as the very tiny magical and telepathic twin beings called “Shobijin” in 1964′s Mothra vs. Godzilla. And the original Mothra from 1961, of course. As well as Ghidora, The Three Headed Monster , or 大怪獣 地球最大の決戦,…


It’s all Gingrich’s fault

By Hal Robins
Saturday, April 7, 2012 2:06 EDT

Well, here we are in a never-ending cycle of polarization between Left and Right, stronger than anything experienced in the public arena before, even in the Sixties. Then too, the book of “dirty tricks” Republican campaign praxis, engineered by self-described “Silent Majority” champion Richard M. Nixon, made hay by exploiting…


The monster too big to see

By Hal Robins
Friday, April 6, 2012 8:37 EDT

Tatoos and body modification. Newt Gingrich’s candidacy. The rise of the “Tea Party.” The decline of democracy and its ideal of civic participation. And the enduring popularity of… Zombie movies. Could they be connected? Maybe they could– if, behind all headlines and driving all news stories, we sense one cryptic,…


9 reasons why you should wish to sneak your own mayonnaise jar (with knife enclosed) onto a jet airliner

By Earl Yazel
Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:20 EDT

  As Raw Story noted earlier this week, an unidentified man tried to sneak a jar of mayo –and a knife– onto a flight bound for Mexico City. But what no one has since reported is WHY someone would try to do that. The following are some possibilities: 1. “The…


Glenn Gould discusses his chair

By Earl Yazel
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 22:25 EDT

A staged clip wherein Glenn obviously feels some need to comment in formal terms upon the simple matter of the unusual –and low– folding chair that he always used whilst playing. Not much explanation in this short clip, unfortunately, but we get to see him set it up and drop…