How Delightfully Dated
Against my worse judgment (!?), please allow me to present our Plot Generator for American "situation comedies." It's from early 2000. We were all so much more bushy-tailed then, weren't we?
For today's link recommendation I'll tout the News of the Weird Blog. See stories that didn't make it into the syndicated column. Yay.
posted by Grill on March 18, 2008
You Need A Little More Miguel Ferrer In Your Diet
posted by Working on February 20, 2008
The Past Comes a-Callin'
Recently added, for your excessively critical review - more vintage ads, and old comechs that might be worth another look.
There's all kinds of witty snark at Ship of Fools, including The Laugh Judgment project...
posted by Grill on February 4, 2008
(Hip Hip Hooray)*3
Is that geek enuff?
The cheer is aimed at the distinguished Mr. Working, who has spruced the place up so rightly. Reluctant creators of retina-stimulation and word clumps kindly take note - your participation is welcomed and anticipated.
(The motto in the masthead should read '1995', though. April.)
Now I'd like to plug a cartoonist with whom I'm quite solidly and recently smitten: Ape Lad. Hoo baby.
Saw "Cloverfield" on Sunday, but I'm probably not the one to gush about it. Clearly I'm not in the demographic to which it is aimed. The faux amateur camera-work gave me a headache... but worse, I worry that hordes of indifferent Youtubers will feel vindicated. "Slapdash" is not a virtue, campers. The film had some fine SFX but it seemed clear to me that it's built for DVD - that is, full appreciation of all of the cleverness will require heavy use of the pause and frame-advance buttons. Couldn't really whip up much empathy for the characters either, but that's been my complaint about just about everything new on TV this past year also so it's probably time to "consider the source." The clichéd character development seemed to drag on and on - it's a monster movie forcryinoutloud, get on with it! I dunno... the lack of exposition about the monster's origins made it feel more like a TV show to me than a movie. And it only ran 84 minutes. But hey, if you secretly get into seeing NYC get smooshed, "Cloverfield" will not disappoint.
posted by Grill on January 21, 2008
All-Sketch Fest Is Almost Upon Us
I know it's about a month away, but I wanted to plug the upcoming All-Sketch Comedy Festival.
I Can't Believe It's Not Comedy and Trash Film Orgy co-founder Keith Lowell Jensen has been busy with yet another one of his
hair-brained schemes: Get the best sketch comedy troupes on the West Coast together for three sketchtastic days.
posted by Working on January 14, 2008
Bad Weather = Staying Inside And Getting Crap Done
Northern California has finally been given its turn for crazed weather. Downtown Sacramento was hit by a storm Friday and
generally soggy conditions throughout the weekend. Why bring this up, you ask? Well, it gave me a chance to add some more
to the archive as well as the main page here.
I've seen a number of movies recently, including AVP:R. Hopefully reviews will be coming soon.
posted by Working on January 7, 2008
Still fine-tuning what we've already got, in the Cold Storage Archiving section. You'll note
new options in the lefthand side menu. Don't worry -- they don't exactly work right yet. Yet. By next week, I'm hoping
most of the re-archiving will be done.
posted by Working on January 5, 2008
FALnet On Ice
Many previously unavailable movie reviews can now be found in the Cold Storage section.
posted by Working on January 2, 2008
Ringing In The New Year
Senior FALnet webmaster Chris Grill has done admirably in FAL's online digital housekeeping, as FAL itself has been getting
its house in order. A major shift in intention and priority has taken place behind the scenes here, and it looked pretty
grim there for a while. But we're no worse for the wear and back, with new and retrofitted content. Bear with us in the coming
New Year as we get this goofy ball rolling.
posted by Working on January 1, 2008