You're an American, aren't you?
23 posts • joined 23 Jun 2007
Manos, the Hands of Fate - or - Monster A Go Go
Another MST3K fan chiming in for Manos, the film that answers the question: "What kind of horror film would a west Texas fertilizer salesman make?"
The answer: A really really bad one.
What blew my mind about the film was not just that it was so awful (and such ripe MST3K material). It was that, yes, an entire hour of footage was deleted by the MST crew in order for it to be shown. (Yes, the consarned thing runs for over 2 hours.)
And Monster A Go Go is just pathetic tedium from start to finish. Also jaw-droppingly terrible.
Just in time for the US holidays!
I'm making Thanksgiving dinner over here this week for 6 adults + 4 ravenous children. I'd like to borrow this guy's liver afterward to clean the pans.
(Choosing a pint, of course. Tho' a pic of Graham Chapman from 'Meaning of Life' would be more appropriate, but, what can ya do..)
Aw c'mon, let him in. Pretty please?
In the States, Mr. Savage is undesirable, though not necessarily *an* undesirable.
If you could please let him in, THEN put him on a terrorist watch list, we'd be most grateful.
Hey, the man is overworked. He needs a (perpetual) Caribbean holiday.
Posting as Paris, since Michael and Jacqui have just enough brains between them to match hers..
Not made of money
The PAYG pricing is just obnoxious here in the US. I can put as many minutes as I like on my battered Sony Ericsson phone for (somewhat more) reasonable rates (via AT&T's Go Phone plan). But it looks like I'd have to pay a $600 premium for the same privilege with an iPhone.
Dumb dumb dumb.
Oh well. Let the fools and their money be parted.
The N-word: not all movies get "the treatment"
For what it's worth, the Ealing classic "Kind Hearts and Coronets" played on American cable not too long ago, in its entirety, complete with the use of the N-word intact.
And this was on a Sunday afternoon; no "after hours" showing for objectionable content and the like.
Kudos to Turner Classic Movies for airing the film as it was originally shown.
It's the electorate, stupid
Two words: Florida voters.
Let me explain. There are a humongous number of (first- and second-generation) Cuban exiles in Florida. They'll do anything to subvert the Castro government, no matter how nefarious or tacky.
(Remember the sheer tastelessness of Elian Gonzales' relatives in Miami, when they battered the kid with gifts to show the media how wonderful they were? You couldn't miss it on US TV at the time. Sales of ipecac plummeted that week.)
These people, sadly, vote. And our politicians know it.
Homophobia notwithstanding, original poster has other problems
Somebody has apparently not yet realized that the Internet was never even intended to be a democracy, let alone one with any central authority regarding content.
Ideally, the Net is just a metaphor for that big bad scary thing called The World: If you don't agree with something you might see somewhere, then [insert drum roll here]... don't go there!
Thunderous revelation, I know. If anyone else needs a whack with a cluestick, I accept MasterCard and Visa.