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It's Dave Shumka filling in for Grant Lawrence again. I know I said Grant would be back today but he's not. I promise he will be back tomorrow (unless he isn't).

Yesterday I spotted this story about a new musical called Batman Live that is coming to North America. This sounds like it could be the worst thing since that Spiderman musical... and I kind of totally want to see it.

Make no mistake, I wouldn't enjoy it. I would just be compelled to see Batman and Robin clunk around the stage in their weird nipple suits.

So, let's talk about it...

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BAD YOU COULDN'T LOOK AWAY?

Not including today's show.

Do you get a shame-thrill from witnessing something going down in flames? Or is it a waste of time to watch something you won't like?

Chat it up in the comments below or tweet us @CBCRadio3.

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HungarianG
#1 posted by
HungarianG
on Mar 20, 2012

Hey Dave,

The stream is all choppy today (all CBC streaming actually). Any idea what's up? It is doing the same thing on my phone too so it isn't my internet connection.

kirkofdoom
#2 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

My friends and I used to do a 'bad movie night' where we would watch movies we knew were bad just for the express purpose of mocking/MST3k-ing them. The absolute worst was Battlefield Earth. It wasn't even "so bad it's good", it was just so bad it's terrible. There's a reason for its reputation...

Also, major geek nitpick, Dave; Spider-Man is hyphenated...

HungarianG
#3 posted by
HungarianG
on Mar 20, 2012

@Kirk... YES! My buddy Tyler and I did the same thing. Did you ever see "Gnaw 2: Food of the Gods" re: Mutant Rats terrorize small town USA.

P.S. Can you stream OK today?

MikeV
#4 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 20, 2012

Hello! 

Has anyone ever seen The Beast Within, starring Ronny Cox? Awful movie. Yet I have it on dvd! 

Tariq Hussain
#5 posted by
Tariq Hussain
on Mar 20, 2012

@HungarianG - I'll pass it on to the tech folks. Thanks.

Dave Shumka
#6 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

^^^^^

Oops, that was me.

marie_curious
#7 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

Twilight and New Moon.

Lucky for me I watched the "Riff-tracks" version (similar to Mystery Science Theatre 3000, but without the silhouettes), so it made it brilliant. Best line: "It takes kids in Pee-wee Hockey less time to score!"

HungarianG
#8 posted by
HungarianG
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave: Thanks... I'll keep you posted if things start working again.

laurenelizabeth
#9 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Mar 20, 2012

not your fault Dave if Grant called in "sick" today. (That would get me a HOW. DARE. YOU.)

Old Abe
#10 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

SO BAD I COULDN'T LOOK AWAY???

Ben Mulroney - He is so bad. I can't help but watch to see if he will be worse than the last time I saw him...always is.

pjrocksmb
#11 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Mar 20, 2012

Batman musical, the endless cycle of remaking, redoing things to make $$$, people eat that up.  Just like making a Transformers movie.  Stuff like that is a just a joke to me. 

nvp
#12 posted by
nvp
on Mar 20, 2012

delayed echo.

that's not in my head is it?

canadajanes
#13 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Anyone listen to This American Life's retraction podcast of the Apple Factory story? There was a lot of awkward in there, and I couldn't stop listening!

tb3
#14 posted by
tb3
on Mar 20, 2012

Not including today's show.

Thanks for the answer handcuffs, jerk.

pjrocksmb
#15 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Mar 20, 2012

my stream has been ok but I just got back from break

fictionjunkie
#16 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@Marie_curious - that would have been a much better way of watching those movies! gawd they were awful, actually that whole series of books was a train wreck I couldn't look away from (read them all in a couple weeks then wanted that time back).

alsace lorraine
#17 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Kirk.

There is a theatre in Edmonton that hosts bad movie nights where two commedians make fun of the movie (like riff tracks but live). Battlefield Earth was really one of the worst ones I have ever seen. Showgirls is also so bad it's bad.

MSteve
#18 posted by
MSteve
on Mar 20, 2012

I currently have 10,000BC on my PVR. It is terrible... but I am still watching it.  Its about Cavemen which is about the easiest gig for acting so they really cheaped out on actors... although many still have finely trimmed beards underneath the mattes of hair.  It gets a bit better as it goes along and I don't mind watching it in 30 min blocks (cause that's all the freetime I get at once now).

daa1982
#19 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

Silent Night Deadly Night 2.

That is all I will say

alsace lorraine
#20 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@MSteve. That sounds awfully like Quest For Fire, which stars Ron Perlman as a caveman. Naturally, there is no speaking, just grunting as the cavemen travel about looking for fire. It was bad bad, not good bad.

zoot aloors
#21 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

re: Quest For Fire, also starring Tommy Chong's daughter, Rae Dawn Chong! I thought it was a great movie, but there's no accounting for taste sometimes!

MSteve
#22 posted by
MSteve
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace

Yeah, its one of those "its got a big budget, but we cut it enough so all the special effects are cheesy" gigs. You shouldn't be able to tell they are using a green screen with a caveman running in place when they are chasing a mammoth across the plains.

SamaraS
#23 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@OldAbe Benny is so bad he is bad.  Not as bad as Leah Miller's "model" walk, but bad indeed. 

alsace lorraine
#24 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@zoot. I saw it at this Turkey Shoot thing, where it is made fun of, so I didn't really watch it for the movie, just for the making fun of.

daa1982
#25 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

My Kozliks mustards just came in!!!

zoot aloors
#26 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

Freddy Got Fingered

Very nearly unwatchable, yet on constant rotation at the Aloors estate. Sample dialogue - "Daddy, would you like some sausages??"

@ Alsace, it hit the theatres when I was a teenager, so that may explain my lack of criticism!

Dave Shumka
#27 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@tb3 - You should feel special. That was for you.

marie_curious
#28 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@MSteve: I don't recommend you finish watching 10,000 BC. It will just make you angry. At least, it made -me- angry. Except I remember it was quite full of dialogue...

Quest For Fire: Fantastic movie. At least they -tried- for some semblance of historical accuracy.

garfielduk
#29 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BAD YOU COULDN'T LOOK AWAY? (Not including today's show.)

 

Yesterdays show.

laurenelizabeth
#30 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Mar 20, 2012

So bad I couldn't look away: 

I once watched and episode of Toddlers & Tiaras on TLC. I was so disturbed in the first 30 seconds, yet it took me about 15 minutes to shut it off.

zoot aloors
#31 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Marie, yes! The scene where the gimp falls into the swamp and douses the burning embers was Oscar-worthy!!! Ocsar-Worthy!!!

MSteve
#32 posted by
MSteve
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie

yeah, makes me want to watch it more :)

alsace lorraine
#33 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@zoot. Seriously, why would you give your fire to the weakest and dumbest member of your group! Geez, those cavemen weren't too smart.

tb3
#34 posted by
tb3
on Mar 20, 2012

Dave Shumka:

I do feel special.

Thank you plenty.



 

Dave Shumka
#35 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@garfield - Noooo! Got me on a technicality.

Old Abe
#36 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamaraS - Yes my dear, you are right, Leah Miller's "Model" walk is even worse than Ben!

zoot aloors
#37 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Alsace, it's a wonder that we're even here at all!! Are we really descended from these simple troglodytes?

dionea
#38 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@laurenelizabeth So much of TLCs programing now seems to fall into the "so bad I can't look away" category. I find Hoarders mesmerizingly awful.

garfielduk
#39 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

 Sharktopus http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1619880/

or

The Core http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298814/

 

SamaraS
#40 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

OK, here it is... I just discovered Khloe & Lamar and Ice Loves Coco and now I cannot tear my eyes away from them.  Eeep!  :S

stevierayk
#41 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

Television - for about a decade now.

marie_curious
#42 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@MSteve: May the burst blood vessel in your brain be minor. God Speed!

SamaraS
#43 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

Coco in particlar... what is real? what is not?  why do I care?

pnimegeers
#44 posted by
pnimegeers
on Mar 20, 2012

If you want to see something so bad it's good and you like surfing movies watch Big Wednesday. It has a young strapping Gary Busey. 60's, vietnam, California, surfing, coming of age story. can't go wrong.

stevierayk
#45 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

THe only thing I dislike more than musicals is Batman. Holy pieces of Crap Batman.

Dave Shumka
#46 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamaraS - It was Coco's birthday the other day. She's 33! I thought she was 45.

OSUChE
#47 posted by
OSUChE
on Mar 20, 2012

Ahhgggh, was on the wrong blog!

Good Morning from gray and rainy Oregon! Thanks for the audio and blog company!

Who was that singing "It's Venus?" My 'back' button isn't working on the player...

SO BAD IT'S BAD: FOX NEWS!

jaymowil
#48 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

I remember seeing a movie called "Luggage of the Gods", a spectacularly terrible rip-off of "The Gods Must Be Crazy" too dumb to believe. It featured two neanderthal characters rummaging through suitcases for 88 minutes. Hilarity, of couse, did not ensue. Also, it used the song "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations approximately 6 times...

alsace lorraine
#49 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Garf. The Core is bad. It has some of the worst science in any movie. In a geophysics class, my prof let us watch it and told us to try and keep track of everything that was wrong with it.

Dave Shumka
#50 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@OSUChE - That was Jerry Jerry and the Sons of Rhythm Orchestra.

MikeV
#51 posted by
MikeV
on Mar 20, 2012

@stevierayk Don't badmouth Batman! 

OSUChE
#52 posted by
OSUChE
on Mar 20, 2012

Thanks Dave...

And, I should add: US Presidental Election Politics

zoot aloors
#53 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

Many, many hideous images in this thread, BTW...

garfielduk
#54 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

Bad or Good, you decide

http://mypillowpets.ca/

OSUChE
#55 posted by
OSUChE
on Mar 20, 2012

@ zoot: I though that those fell under the "So Bad It's Good" catagory...

 

MSteve
#56 posted by
MSteve
on Mar 20, 2012

Re: Core

Yes bad... UNOBTAINIUM!?!?!  A good friend thought the movie looked awesome from the previews.. I still make fun of him.

westcrunch
#57 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

Spinning off a comment made yesterday (or maybe last week), I can't tear my eyes away from the comments section of news sites. They are so bad, and make you lose faith in humanity, but I still end up hitting the 'page next' button at least 5 times.

Also, what's up with CBC Music having an all Blue Rodeo station now instead of Leonard Cohen? Does that channel rotate? Or is my man L.C not popular enough to warrent his own channel anymore?

SamaraS
#58 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave I HAD to research her when I saw her for the first time last month, and was stunned and awed that she did not spring fully formed from a secret Mattel owned laboratory and is in fact a real live woman!  

garfielduk
#59 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Westcrunch #57, it rotates, the station was all women for IWD

westcrunch
#60 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

Thanks @Garf. And hey!

@MSteve: wasn't Unobtainium the metal they were trying to extract in Avatar, too?

dionea
#61 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@westcrunch Me too for the news sites comments! Who are all those crazy people?

alsace lorraine
#62 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@westcrunch. Yeah, it was used in both movies, that's how awesome an element unobtainium is.

lounge_act
#63 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Spring! It's also my birthday. I'm 31. Boo! :)

marie_curious
#64 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

Unrelated

Mike O'Neill sings "Henry" on the Skywalk (Great story behind the song included): http://www.southernsouls.ca/mike-oneill/

zoot aloors
#65 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

let's have a quick census, shall we?

U2 involved in a Broadway production

John Travolta dressed as a Scientologist Hero

Mutant rats

Santa Claus on a murderous rampage

Bare-balled cavemen

Hoarders

a 'Sharktopus'

Gary Busey

Build Me Up, Buttercup, ad infinitum

a Gods Must Be Crazy sequel

Khloe & Lamar

Ice T & CoCo

Fox News

Yikes!

 

 

 

 

Ben Mulroney

 

 

alsace lorraine
#66 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@lounge_act. Happy birthday!

canadajanes
#67 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

lounge act - happy bday!

westcrunch
#68 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dionea: I'm just glad. I don't get into conversations with them in real life. I think my head would explode from too many of their unfounded arguments.

@alsace: so awesome the people couldn't think of anything more awesome to call it than Unobtanium :)

@lounge_act: Happy birthday, champ!

kirkofdoom
#69 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

The concept of Unobtanium has been around for a while -- i think it originated from engineers in the 50s to name any rare/theoretical materials -- but only a few (really lazy) cases in fiction have they actually called it "unobtanium" instead of making up their own name for it.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Unobtainium

(Warning, TV tropes link. Only click if you have nothing to do for the next few hours)

hotpatch
#70 posted by
hotpatch
on Mar 20, 2012

now i can tell my story, been holding it in all week ...BAM - POWWW - sSPLATTTT

i experienced this just last week, and this was exactly the case, late night veiwing (i really should have gone to bed earlier) an original batman episode circa 1960 on an out of the way cable channel, i got sucked in , helpless against the spectical that unfolded before me.

Joker takes over a surfboard shop on the beach, brainwashes the top surfer dude and transfers his brain waves - surfing expeireince to himself, as Batman and Robin try to foil the plot they are sprayed with epoxy foam and turned into surf boards. of course then batman takes on joker in the surfing competition and wins on good sportmanship points for spraying a shark with bat/shark repellant. the costumes where horrendous, board shorts over tights, greasy green joker makeup and tux with board shorts in the knee high surf, somehow govn O'hara and police sargent on the beach with bad hawian shirts board shorts and black soxs.

i was overwhelmed by mixture of disgust and incredualty, couldn't sleep well after the experience because i felt as though my self respect had taken a hit, where was my will power to resist? i felt like a lesser person after watchin that on t.v.

there is no excuse for this filth, the abysmal production quality, retarted plot and mind boggling buffoonery they used for costumery.

ssSPPLAAAATTT GOOOOOSHHHSHsss YUKKK!!!!!!!!!!

 

kirkofdoom
#71 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

Books, Dave?

The Da Vinci Code.

I still can't believe I finished that, which was the literary equivalent to a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.

zoot aloors
#72 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

Happy Birthday lounge_act!!! Let's check out your Astrological Chart, and see how close this profile fits your true personality -

Pisces Information for March 20

You should embrace: Gracious living, high style, happy memories

You should avoid: Controversy, regret, suspicion

It's impossible to truly know a Pisces born on March 20, because no matter how emotionally accessible he or she seems there is always a veil drawn between the persona he or she allows others to perceive and the core self. These aesthetic individuals are drawn to the past.

Friends and Lovers

March 20 natives can be loving and considerate one minute, self-serving and insensitive the next. They show the same duality in romance. They favor spiritual intimacy, but this can turn to indifference if they feel their partner is "pushing" them.

Children and Family

The men and women born on this date understand that love can have a healing effect on past pain. They carry resentment from childhood, some of which is more perceived than actual. As parents, they resolve their issues by giving freedom to their children.

Health

As a rule, March 20 people are healthy, though they may suffer from periodic indolence and mild depression. A diet high in protein and calcium is healthiest. These water-sign people must drink eight glasses of water a day.

Career and Finances

No matter which career March 20 people select, there is likely to be an element of creativity involved. They are artistic and need to address this on a daily basis. They often rely on others to take care of their financial affairs, since they have very little interest in this part of their lives.

Dreams and Goals

Learning to manage the sometimes wild impulses of their own creative psyche can be a major life-goal for March 20 people. They need to understand that breaking the rules simply to be different isn't the same as breaking the rules to do something worthwhile. March 20 men and women can have a hard time sustaining their drive toward success because they are easily distracted. If they achieve greater balance in life they are more likely to accomplish their goals.

marie_curious
#73 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

Oh! I thought of a good one! Grease 2. As if Grease wasn't mostly unwatchable, they made a sequel starring... Michelle. Pfeiffer.

canadajanes
#74 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Kirkofdoom - If you think Da Vinci Code was bad, try reading some of his other books. Yowza.

fictionjunkie
#75 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

I don't even know if I can cover all the terrible books. I did mention above that the Twilight series is so bad it's bad (and I did actually read them, to my increasing shame). I agree with kirkod about the DaVinci Code, at least if you try to read it as anything more than a mystery novel.

eyun
#76 posted by
eyun
on Mar 20, 2012

Vanilla Ice's movie - Cool as Ice.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iy4DLp0WQU Ditch the Zero, get with the Hero 

OSUChE
#77 posted by
OSUChE
on Mar 20, 2012

Ohhhhh; You want Entertainment bad!

Well then I have to stick with Amercan Presidential Election Politics...

@Dave: I loved Mystery Science Theater 2000!

kirkofdoom
#78 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

at fictionjunkie - 

I didn't even think it was that good of a mystery novel! It was like someone taught Dan Brown the concept of foreshadowing the day before he wrote the book... I swear, some chapters ended with some variation of "...and then [character] saw... SOMETHING!" *end chapter*

westcrunch
#79 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

 Books? Psssshhhhh. I don't read anything that's not in HTML format.

lounge_act
#80 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

Thanks all!!!

@zoot Closer than I'd like to admit. :)

dionea
#81 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@eyun The bad film series that alscace-lorraine mentioned earlier (Turkey Shoot) did Cool as Ice last month. It was so bad, yet I could not tear my eyes away from the inexplicable plot and gaudy clothes.

jaymowil
#82 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

Also, from the makers of Rocky Horror Picture Show, a movie called Shock Treatment. I fell into this little trap as a fan of the former, and nearly gouged my eyes out watching the latter...

Here's a trailer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIxUhYQlnA8

company pond
#83 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

No mention of The Room, the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies? It's hard to explain the plot (because there isn't really one) but the continuity errors, terrible acting, and priceless one-liners are well worth your 90 minutes. Warning: has the grossest love scenes ever.

fictionjunkie
#84 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@Kirk - you're probably right, for someone who spent a LOT of years being taught/encouraged/expected to be a critical reader, I am disturbingly good at turning my brain off while I read. I read it a while ago and just remember that it was not at all as good as everyone was talking about and i had no interest in picking up anything else he'd written. Plus it's been overshadowed by the teen series as a "what the hell are people on about, this is shite".

zoot aloors
#85 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

All the best, lounge! The charts are only for fun, but, you know, the accuracy of these are proving quite reliable, weird, eh?

alsace lorraine
#86 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@company pond. Yeah, The Room is bad news, but it is totally so bad that it is good.

Steve Venegas
#87 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

@company pond

Because of that movie, I always greet a certain R3 host the with a cheery "Oh Hi, Lisa"

garfielduk
#88 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steve #87, I get that confuses Vish every time

marie_curious
#89 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@lounge_act: Happy Birthday, Mr. L. Act!

Steve Venegas
#90 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

@garfielduk he's not an R3 host, garf.

Steve Venegas
#91 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

@garfielduk Oh hi, garf

garfielduk
#92 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steve #90, He will return (Hi Steve)

kirkofdoom
#93 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

at fiction - 

Yeah, I read it in the middle of all the hype, and I read it right after what has ended up being one of my favourite books, so both of those probably are a factor in my vitriolic hatred towards the book.

Plus, "Da Vinci" isn't even his last name, it means "Of Vinci"; his birth place. He couldn't even make the title make sense! It's like calling a book about Dave Shumka "The Of Vancouver Code"

company pond
#94 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steve Venegas No "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"?

ArtexAnthony
#95 posted by
ArtexAnthony
on Mar 20, 2012

The Garbage Pail Kids movie, anyone?  I LOVED the movie (and the cards and stickers) when I was a youngser, but a couple years ago I rented from the video store and realized how bad it actually is.  I still watched it from start to finish though.  It's pretty awesome actually.

lounge_act
#96 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

The kind of entertainment it hurts to wait for: Game Of Thrones.

fictionjunkie
#97 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

re 93 - while it's true about being from Vinci I guessing most people (ie the target audience) don't know that.

What is the book that ended up being one of your favourites? Always looking for new reads.

iamRobSmith
#98 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Mar 20, 2012

Careful Shumka - Don Cherry controls the CBC;)

aiesha jones
#99 posted by
aiesha jones
on Mar 20, 2012

i thought my sister and i were the only people to watch the don cherry movie!

fictionjunkie
#100 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

"their language is more complicated"

geniune laughs on that one.

hotpatch
#101 posted by
hotpatch
on Mar 20, 2012

@jamowil, nice one there. Rocky Horror was fun back in '79. now i feel fortunate not to have been exposed to your gem that was the follow up 

marie_curious
#102 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave: Have I told you lately that you are the living end? Fantastic host break!

Dave Shumka
#103 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@iamRobSmith - It's okay. We're friends.

flannel tom
#104 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

Shumka's back filling another chunk of time! Beauty! Nice way to come ack to the desk after a skype date with the head office.

Dave Shumka
#105 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie_curious - Pshhhhh. Thanks, dawg.

zoot aloors
#106 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

It pains me, as a FZ fan to make mention of his 'Opus' 200 Motels.

Starring The Mothers of Invention(no acting experience), it's the saga of a struggling rock band maintaining while on tour. Directed by Zappa, the production eventually ran out of cash, leaving the final product a ridiculous mess. Forgivable only for some amazing music sequences and some funny animations, it's a psychedelic shitting of the bed never truly forgiven nor forgotten.

Here's the PNSFW trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pvx283W0Ds

 

SamaraS
#107 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@OldAbe I knew someone would call you out about Ben.  The hardest working guy in tabloid TV.  Canada's answer to Billy Bush.  Our political babies.  Did you hear that Ben Mulrooney supports the Trump boys and their big game hunting?  He tweeted about it.  I think he is a chump.  Sorry @Dave.

kirkofdoom
#108 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

at fiction - 

American Gods by Neil Gaiman. He's in my top three authors, if not number one, and that's my favourite book of his. And I highly suggest reading it without looking up too much about the plot... it's one of those that it easy to spoil an early twist, but way more rewarding if you don't know.

 

flannel tom
#109 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

So Grant had a pre-recorded show on Friday then goes AWOL yesterday and today? HOW DARE HE.

zoot aloors
#110 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

re: Ben Mulroney, nepotism is alive and well in Canada. What a insincere tool, just like his papa.

alsace lorraine
#111 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@kirk. Interestingly, I wasn't a huge fan of American Gods. I love Anansi Boys (which I am re-reading now), Stardust and Sandman, but I just didn't get into American Gods. I have been meaning to give it another try (and see if I can actually finish it).

lounge_act
#112 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

I have been really impressed with Grant's attendance lately.

Benoit from Ottawa
#113 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

I second DoomyKirk's recommendation. I have a copy in the bookcase, from when I bought it to reread.

Will reread it again at some point, and I don't usually reread. Outside of Snow Crash, that I've just begun again.

flannel tom
#114 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave - I too would go see the Batman musical. Batman is my favourite superhero and I have never seen a musical that wasn't staged by a local high school before so I thnk this would be a good starting point. What time should I pick you up?

fictionjunkie
#115 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@Kirk - ooh good call, I have read that one, LOVE Gaiman. My husband tried reading first and it got too weird for him way too fast, I thought it was fantastic! There's talk of a series (I think rather than a movie). I liked Neverwhere and Stardust a lot too. 

kirkofdoom
#116 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

Grant actually has a good reason for missing these shows, but it's not my place to say what it is. I'm sure he'll fill everyone in when he's back.

 

ArtexAnthony
#117 posted by
ArtexAnthony
on Mar 20, 2012

@Kirk/alsace/fictionjunkie

I loved American Gods and it was the first Gaiman that I've read.  Anansi Boys is next on my list!

eyun
#118 posted by
eyun
on Mar 20, 2012

@dionea I will have to check out that series. There is so much wrong with Cool as Ice. I actually have a digital copy on my computer. not sure why, but sometimes I need to suffer.

lounge_act
#119 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

@kirk Is he solving mysteries?

kirkofdoom
#120 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

at lounge_act -

Yup.

marie_curious
#121 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@Benoit: I couldn't get through Snow Crash. It would have held my intrest better if it had been a graphic novel. That sounds bad, but the imagery is so intensely specific it's hard for me to wrap my mind around. Also, I think those cyberdog/rat things are an allusion to Farenheit 451 (which I really liked).

lounge_act
#122 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

@kirk

Acceptable.

:)

StephRamsahai
#123 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

Hey guys!!

I'm late to Gran -- er -- Dave's show! Sorry!

Happy birthday Lounge!

My brother participated in a little streetrace with the Batmobile this morning on Highway 6!! He won! In a really old Chevette! There's photo evidence! Believe me!

Also, it would be pretty cool if you guys could go here ( http://jrma.ca/fave_ballot.asp ) and vote for The Creekside Strays!! Myself and the band would very much appreciate it and I will give everyone who votes a hug! Ha! That's a weird thing to say but it's too late, I'm too lazy to delete.

aiesha jones
#124 posted by
aiesha jones
on Mar 20, 2012

@lounge act and kirk of doom, solving mysteries off of craigslist like jonathan ames in the series "bored to death"?

alsace lorraine
#125 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie. If you couldn't get through Snow Crash, you should still check out his other stuff. Cryptonomicon is one of my favourite books and it takes place is "our world" so it is a lot easier to wrap your head around.

lounge_act
#126 posted by
lounge_act
on Mar 20, 2012

@aiesha

Except instead of white wine and handheld vaporizers it's rum coolers and dolphin-tickling. :)

dionea
#127 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@eyun sadly, Turkey Shoot is a live film series in Edmonton, so only those fortunate enough to live in e-town can attend.

 

westcrunch
#128 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@lounge & @aiesha:

It's true. I spotted him recently wearing a monocle and a tweed jacket. What else could he be doing in such a getup? (actually, don't answer that)

dionea
#129 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

I loved Snow Crash. Neal Stephensons most recent book Reamde was also really good and it was an easier read that a lot of his other books.

EP
#130 posted by
EP
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa [25]:  did you try your mustards yet?

garfielduk
#131 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph #123, done but please give my hug to your boyfriend

jaymowil
#132 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@hotpatch...Yep, I took one for the team on that one...

@zoot...good call on the Zappa film. I really tried to like it. Ringo as Zappa is a pretty intriguing notion...

torontosean
#133 posted by
torontosean
on Mar 20, 2012

hey, who was that 'big old love for you' tune a few minutes ago?

MSteve
#134 posted by
MSteve
on Mar 20, 2012

I read SnowCrash, its my type of book but I still didn't really like it.  Never really got attached to the characters I guess.

StephRamsahai
#135 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Garf - Thank you, sir!! And I will! I will tell him it's from you though! :P

Benoit from Ottawa
#136 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

121, m_c: I remember that I thought the first half more impressive than the last. More opinion to come in a few (?) days.

zoot aloors
#137 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ jay, not to mention Keith Moon in Nun's habit, and the Great Theodore Bikel selling satanic hamburgers!

The songs, though! The songs! Just terrific; London Symphony Orchestra, Flo & Eddie etc

 

flannel tom
#138 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

wait are we talking about bored to death again? I'm basing my life around the Jonathan Ames charachter lately. It's going okay so far.

Paul Fisher
#139 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Mar 20, 2012

"Remake Citizen Kane"

please god no

Funhog
#140 posted by
Funhog
on Mar 20, 2012

Frenemy

jaymowil
#141 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@zoot...agreed. That's how I feel about Dylan's Renaldo and Clara. Despite it's 4-hour running time, no plot, terrible acting etc...the performance sequences are unbelievable.

Brant Rumpel
#142 posted by
Brant Rumpel
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Dave

I'm smiling at my desk (and I mean this in a nice way) but I feel when you host break comes up, you open your mouth, fill the time and when it ends you must think to yourself "what was I even talking about".

company pond
#143 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

Dave, if your colourful description of Tommy Wiseau's physique doesn't draw people to The Room, I'm pretty sure nothing will. 

Brant Rumpel
#144 posted by
Brant Rumpel
on Mar 20, 2012

@ myself regarding post 142

Maybe that's radio

Atrian
#145 posted by
Atrian
on Mar 20, 2012

Something so bad I couldn't look away: Very old Zombie movies (like 40's-60's). My roomate in university was a HUGE zombie fan, and had every movie. Some of the old ones were just so bad they were good :) (in a comedy kind of way)

flannel tom
#146 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

it smells like burning in here

zoot aloors
#147 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

Citizen Kane, Starring Josh Hartnett

Sacrilege!

@ jay, should I check it out? I think I'll check out Renaldo and Clara anyways  because I haven't even heard of it! 4 hours??? oy vey!

CDNz1
#148 posted by
CDNz1
on Mar 20, 2012

* Happy Birthday, Lounge!

* Cryptonomicon ROOLZ! Snow Crash next.

carrieg
#149 posted by
carrieg
on Mar 20, 2012

@dave & Company Pond - sinewy naked guy!!! 

Steve Venegas
#150 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

Favourite Scene in the Room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b64ZK7KDfTQ

alsace lorraine
#151 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steve. That's a good one. It is hard to choose a favourite from so many awesome scenes. I think I prefer the drug dealer scene.

jaymowil
#152 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

You should absolutely see it Zoot. It was filmed during Bob's Rolling Thunder Revue (1975). Mick Ronson on guitar, straight from his time with Bowie. Bob edited the film himself, which explains the running time. You may have some difficulty finding it, I bought a DVD off ebay that was recorded from German Television, cost me $10. 

jaymowil
#153 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

Also, Ronnie Hawkins is in it, credited as "Bob Dylan"

flannel tom
#154 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BAD YOU COULDN'T LOOK AWAY?

Yes. When I was a teenager, I saw a movie called "Hard Ticket To Hawaii" on some late night station... I knew it was horrible but lord knows I could not stop watching. You may watch the trailer at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCM6HCTJeRU

company pond
#155 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

@carrieg: Have we convinced you yet? Ha ha! (Love your pic, btw.)

Dave Shumka
#156 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@flannel tom #114 - Wait. Don't pick me up yet! I don't know when it's playing! If you're coming over, turn back around. I hope you get this message.

zoot aloors
#157 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

[#152] I'm sold! Ronson was a genius musician. I can just imagine the music! Great recommendation, jay

I actually saw Ronnie & the Hawks live in 2001, it was good to notch him off the bucket list!

fresh ginger
#158 posted by
fresh ginger
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph... I voted for your band. :)

All... thanks for the list of things to avoid. I need a hardcopy printout for the fridge. Though if it was there, my curiosity may get the better of me and I ... might...actually...watch some of these recommendations to avoid.

StephRamsahai
#159 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@fresh ginger! Thanks! It's not my band though... it's my boyfriends. :) Still! Thank you very much!

flannel tom
#160 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave - you caught me just in time! I haven't left yet and was just putting together a picnic lunch as the drive from Regina to Vancouver is a long one and I might get hungry on the way...

zoot aloors
#161 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

[#156] too late Dave, he's en route and in full Batman regalia. He's expecting a show too!

nvp
#162 posted by
nvp
on Mar 20, 2012

yup, don't like the attempt to rhyme million with Neil Young.

but i'm no song writer.

jaymowil
#163 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@zoot... My pleasure sir. If you have enough curiousity to brave the 4 hours, I can't imagine you'd be disappointed.

rebbey
#164 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

We watched the movie version of Clue last night. It definitely falls into this category. It was horrible. Yet amazing. I've never had so much anxiety watching a cheesy suspense movie before.

nvp
#165 posted by
nvp
on Mar 20, 2012

oh, a think that i think is so terrible i can't look away is when they give you the update about what is trending on twitter -- on the TV news hour.

cringe.

but i have to watch.

alsace lorraine
#166 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

I saw Troll 2 and Best Worst Movie as a double feature. It was fantastic. Troll 2 is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen, it was so bad and so bad.

@Dave, you need to watch them both it was awesome!

dionea
#167 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

Best Worst Movie is pretty awsome and so hilarious! I saw Troll 2 and the documentary as a back to back double feature. Troll 2 is so bad it's good.

westcrunch
#168 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave-

First rule of CBC Club: we do not question Joel Plaskett lyrics

Second rule of CBC Club: we do not question Joel Plaskett lyrics

dionea
#169 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace I love our almost simultaneous, nearly identical posts.

garfielduk
#170 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

Deathrace 2000 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6LahtrxVhg

 

iamRobSmith
#171 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Mar 20, 2012

I'm always curious about the behind the scenes of a train wreck movie (for instance).  I mean, at some point is there not someone during production thinking...uhh, you know everyone, this is one terrible piece of crap.  Then a wave of enlightenment comes over the entire crew.

Does this not happen?!?!

zoot aloors
#172 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Steph, i was about to vote Creekside Strays, but Two Crown King was nominated too, and well, you know how much I dig 1990's era ska!

 

 

kidding, of course I voted Creekside Strays, all the way!!! I will accept a virtual, online hug as payment, please!

flannel tom
#173 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

Revisiting stuff You liked as a Kid: CONDORMAN. I revisited it within the last month or two. It's still as amazing as it was when I was but a youth.

alsace lorraine
#174 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@dionea. Nice! I don't think I have ever laughed so hard in a movie as I did in Troll 2. "Nilbog" ah ha ha ha

pjrocksmb
#175 posted by
pjrocksmb
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave

yeah just watched 30 seconds of troll 2 on youtube, if you don't have time for the movie, just watch the trailer, made me smile that's for sure

westcrunch
#176 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@ iamRobSmith: yes, that happens on every bad movie set. And usually by the end of production it's a big joke. But since it's work and pay, no one cares.

dionea
#177 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace I'm laughing just thinking about Troll 2

Paul Fisher
#178 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Mar 20, 2012

2 Broke Girls, a sitcom airing on CBS in the US and hopefully not at all in Canada, is absolutely awful. It's pretty much racism + a laugh track. <http://www.grantland.com/blog/hollywood-prospectus/post/_/id/41440/yo-is-this-racist-2-broke-girls-and-the-new-long-duk-dong-we-never-asked-for>

jdurley
#179 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

So bad it's bad:  Season 3 of "Alias"

So bad it's good:  Megashark vs. Crocosaurus

jaymowil
#180 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

We've made it this far, and no one has mentioned the Sgt. Pepper movie...

alsace lorraine
#181 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@RobSmith. That is what made Best Worst Movie so intersting. The director/writer was talking about how it was an allegory. The people in the movie had never acted (it shows), and I don't think were experienced enough to really know how bad it was.

alsace lorraine
#182 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dionea. You don't piss on hospitality, bwa ha ha ha.

 

company pond
#183 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

I only made it about halfway through Troll 2, but oh god, it was a riot. Nilbog, seriously?!

 

ArtexAnthony
#184 posted by
ArtexAnthony
on Mar 20, 2012

@ dave @ flannel tom   Oh man!  The Peanut Butter Solution AND Condorman.  Seems like I've gotta make some time for some old 'classics' sometime soon!

rebbey
#185 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

@paul fisher - yes! i've seen that. it does air in canada. i watched half of one episode. that's all i could get through haha

company pond
#186 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace [182] - that was my favourite part! Ha ha!

Paul Fisher
#187 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Mar 20, 2012

Actually, I am surprised that nobody has mentioned Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (thanks for reminding me, jdurley!). It's bad and amazing. There's a frigging [SPOILERS] a shark jumping out of the water to eat an airplane I MEAN HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THAT

The_Buir
#188 posted by
The_Buir
on Mar 20, 2012

Dave, be creative. Host a So Bad it's Bad movie night.  I'm you're drinking with a bunch of friends you won't feel guily about wasting the 4 hours to watch the documentry and the movie.

aiesha jones
#189 posted by
aiesha jones
on Mar 20, 2012

@iamrobsmith

those part of the crew of train wreck movies probably don't care about the quality of movie, they are just happy to be getting paid!  my husband has been in that situation.  he did get to spend some quality time though with stephen baldwin.  ya, times were tough...

jdurley
#190 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

@paul fisher:  EXACTLY!!

stevierayk
#191 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

Ewwww. The Bee Gees and Frampton as the Lonely hearts club band. Truly bad but not at all watchable.

jaymowil
#192 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

Man, I could do this all day. I was an extra in a really awful Terminator rip-off called Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, starring Jesse 'The Body' Ventura.

Benoit from Ottawa
#193 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Paul Fisher: it's the change in apparent, or relative, size from one sequence to another that gets me. When it jaws that 747, the sharky thing is easily twice as big.

It retains my attention for about 13 seconds. In a row. I probably clicked across it two more times. I'd rather watch a good, old-fashioned Godzilla or Mothra pix.

krib
#194 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

hmm...I've discovered (and today's thread seems to reinforce it) that I'm not much of a critic when it comes to movies. There are a few that I've thought were wastes of my time, but not many. Maybe it's because I don't watch things like Troll 2.

Quest For Fire got a lot of critical acclaim when it came out, for the way it was put together, with no dialogue (or no dialogue we could understand. they made up a crude language for the movie). It's nothing like 10,000 BC, which is much more "epic" and has spoken language (and subtitles, IIRC)

 

iamRobSmith
#195 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Mar 20, 2012

Hah Aiesha - that one made me laugh out loud:)

dionea
#196 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

@artexanthony the peanut butter solution gave me nightmares when I saw it as a child. I've wanted to revisit it but I don't know where to get a copy.

krib
#197 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

I've been getting into epic Asian period flicks lately, where pretty much every protagonist ends up dead at the end. Bizarrely complex stories, insane martial arts & wire work, and incredible scenery and use of colour

Benoit from Ottawa
#198 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Great train wreck, literally: in The Fugitive (the movie)

krib
#199 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

and these days, of course, lots of CGI as well

Atrian
#200 posted by
Atrian
on Mar 20, 2012

@jdurley I second Megashark vs. Crocosaurus

and all other "who would win in a fight" programs on the discovery channel (ninja vs mongolian or whatever)

iamRobSmith
#201 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Mar 20, 2012

Benoit - HOW DARE YOU!

iamRobSmith
#202 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Mar 20, 2012

Oh, I get it now

krib
#203 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

how about the Secret? It was truly bad. I think. I got about 20 minutes into it and got tired of the incessant "infomercial" style

SamaraS
#204 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil so you are from the Thornbury area? I know lots of the folks from that movie!

jaymowil
#205 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@stevierayk...true, but Steve Martin doing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", George Burns doing "Fixing A Hole" make it a curiosity that has be seen...

StephRamsahai
#206 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

Anyone ever see Mega Piranha? Terrible. I watched the whole thing.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587807/

Benoit from Ottawa
#207 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

dionea: file://localhost/√http/::jezebel.com:5394273:i-stand-corrected-the-peanut-butter-solution-is-the-scariest-film-of-all-time

jaymowil
#208 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamaraS, yep, grew up in Collingwood...

krib
#209 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

kirk re: Davinci Code

the thing it had going for it was pacing. He did a great job of that, such that you just kind of breezed through it to see what happens.

Benoit from Ottawa
#210 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph, "Piranha" is I think also by the Sharkosaurus people. Terrible, terrible stuff from Sy-Fy (however they spell it), aided and abetted in Canada by Space (channel).

stevierayk
#211 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowill - When I was younger I had a friend who didn't listen to music (?????) I started turning him on to yer standard classic rock. One day he comes to me and says he's bought a beatles album......It was the soundtrack to that movie.

zoot aloors
#212 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

re; #198, Great Train Crash Part Deux: Silver Streak Starring Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor

ArtexAnthony
#213 posted by
ArtexAnthony
on Mar 20, 2012

@dionea I don't know where you are, but Casablanca Video on 4th Street in Calgary might have it still.  They had sooooooo many great hard to find flicks when I worked there.  I've been in Vancouver for the past few years now so I can't tell you for sure, but if they still have it it'll be on good old vhs!

StephRamsahai
#214 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

Benoit - The one I'm talking is called Mega Piranha and yeah... it's pretty bad Si-Fi.

zoot aloors
#215 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ stevie, i hope you beat your friend with a rock!

krib
#216 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

zoot, yes! remember how the train was "smiling" after it happened?

SamaraS
#217 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil my husband grew up in Thornbury, and was a schoolboy extra in Abraxis too, I think... or his sister was... whatever, his peer group is loaded with 'em, not to mention the movie's child star, Francis Mitchell!  I was agog throughout Abraxis... wow it is something bad alright!

carrieg
#218 posted by
carrieg
on Mar 20, 2012

@Company Pond - thanks, NO :)

@garf - do you watch "Misfits" ?  my kids have found this on the internet 

krib
#219 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

speaking of cheesy sci-fi, Barbarella!

at least you get to see Jane Fonda sans vetements

jaymowil
#220 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@stevie... I grabbed my copy at a yard sale for $1.  I simply couldn't not own it...

 

zoot aloors
#221 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Krib, holy cow I thought i was the only one who thought that!!!

Dave Shumka
#222 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace and @dionea - I'm a bit behind on the blog. Should I watch Troll 2 first or the documentary?

jaymowil
#223 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamaraS... I have forced all of my close friends to sit through it with me, so that I can show them the 3.6 seconds that I appear on camera...

alsace lorraine
#224 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave. We watched Troll 2 first, then the doc. I think it works better that way.

Dave Shumka
#225 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@The_Buir - Sounds like a plan.

daa1982
#226 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

Hey Guys!

Old Abe
#227 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil - As SamaraS mentioned above, my sister and I were in the classroom scene.  What scene were you in?

krib
#228 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

zoot, actually, Gene Wilder mentions that in the movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjed8lV30a4 

krib
#229 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

and related links on youtube points out the Cassandra Crossing has a big train wreck as well. I haven't watched that in ages.

Also, Wanted had a pretty good crash in it, too, where (SPOILER) wassizname's dad dies

jaymowil
#230 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@OldAbe Just before the interior shots at the school, there's an establishing shot outside the school, where a crowd has gathered. I'm at the front of the crowd, doing some serious acting.

Benoit from Ottawa
#231 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

WEBTEAM, a question: what is the function of "UPDATE COMMENTS", considering auto-update seems to work? Does it not work on all systems, smartphones for example?

StephRamsahai
#232 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - Hi! 

Check out comment 123!

SamaraS
#233 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil this has made my day

marie_curious
#234 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

@Benoit: You'll recall "Update Comments" was a button on the old site as well. I used it quite a bit, actually.

nvp
#235 posted by
nvp
on Mar 20, 2012

@Benoit  [231]

for those who lack patience ..?

canadajanes
#236 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph - you now owe me a hug. Just voted.

Old Abe
#237 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil - That is HILARIOUS!  I was almost in that scene, but they decided to put me in the classroom instead.

Buckit
#238 posted by
Buckit
on Mar 20, 2012

What about the classic late 80's early 90's camp, Killer Clowns from Outer space or any of the Killer Tomatoes movies?  Also there was one of the pirannah movies where they could fly out of drains.  That was pretty terrible.

Christine McAvoy
#239 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Mar 20, 2012

Oh helllllloooooooo.

daa1982
#240 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - okay...so I'm voting.  

Guys...my fancy Kozliks mustards came intoday... I think it was EP who put a link to their website...can't wait to dig into this awesome mustard.

fresh ginger
#241 posted by
fresh ginger
on Mar 20, 2012

Dear mr Shumka;

it's my Monday, and i need some faster bpm. Please can you pump up the jam in that there subterannean studio of yours?

stevierayk
#242 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Daa- ahhh the finer things in life.

Atrian
#243 posted by
Atrian
on Mar 20, 2012

@fresh ginger seconded, only replacing monday with tuesday

stevierayk
#244 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

I saw Jaws 3 in 3d many years ago. I think Megashark may have played Jaws in that one.

daa1982
#245 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@SRK - You know it brother.  Mustard is the condiment of the gods.

Steve Venegas
#246 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

Mega <BLANK> vs Giant <BLANK>

rebbey
#247 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph - VOTED!

EtownBeatDown
#248 posted by
EtownBeatDown
on Mar 20, 2012

Bad movies that are bad (as per my own friends "bad movie nights")

-el Chupacabra

-Red snake Vs. Blue snake

-Alien Sex Party

-Snakes on a TRAIN.

Steve Venegas
#249 posted by
Steve Venegas
on Mar 20, 2012

Mega Mountain VS Giant Ghosts

Shonica
#250 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph  - Voted!

StephRamsahai
#251 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Canadajanes, daa, rebbey - Hugs for everyone!!!

daa1982
#252 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

Anyone seen Snakes on a Train?  (Yes...it is a real movie...spoiler...a giant snake eats the train!!!)

garjoh
#253 posted by
garjoh
on Mar 20, 2012

Lest we forget Zardoz, starring Sean Connery: a film which is near and dear to Dave's heart...

Paul Fisher
#254 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Mar 20, 2012

@Benoit from Ottawa [193]: Ah, yes! The fluid nature of the Mega (but how Mega?) Shark's scale is one of the most charming aspects of that movie. I also do love how in the [SPOILERS] final shark/octopus/submarine fight, they use the exact same VFX sequences many, many times in a row. It is a gem.

canadajanes
#255 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Garjoh! See you Thursday!

EP
#256 posted by
EP
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa1982:  yes!  did you get a chance to try the mustards yet?

Shonica
#257 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

Afternoon,

Speaking of trains, the Mcfflyer train rolls into our town tonight!

Elephant McGee
#258 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Mar 20, 2012

@253: A friend of mine bought that, and we watched it with commentary (which, despite what her dad thought, was not just "I'm SO sorry" over and over again).  Mostly it was the director telling you what was curretnly happening on screen, probably because he had taken too much drugs (too many drugs) when he had made the movie to remember anything else.

daa1982
#259 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

Not yet...I just got received them an hour or so ago.  Will sample all of them tonight while barbequing.

StephRamsahai
#260 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Shonica! HUG!! Thank you!!

jaymowil
#261 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamsaraS and @OldAbe Good times. I remember I was there for 4 days, 10 hours a day, making $5 an hour. Easiest money I ever made...

Dave Shumka
#262 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@garjoh - You got that right.

http://boingboing.net/2011/09/22/behold-zardog.html

stevierayk
#263 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Daa "all of them" ?????

Variety is the spice of life.

rebbey
#264 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

Guys, I'm so proud of me this week. Got caught up on ALL my file notes (the stack was taller then the height of two post it note pads standing upright one on top of the other) and almost all my insurance reports DONE! Just 2 left, down from 10! Some of them have been outstanding since October, so I'm pretty stoked on it and how clear my brain feels not stressing over having them to do. I had to share with someone... or, you know, many people via one forum I guess.... HAPPINESS!

dionea
#265 posted by
dionea
on Mar 20, 2012

Bad movies: Xanadu. Watching this, I felt so embarassed for Gene Kelly.

Old Abe
#266 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

In case anyone is interested in ABRAXAS...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzgnXG72VMI

@jaymowil / @SamaraS

krib
#267 posted by
krib
on Mar 20, 2012

hey, anyone in YVR interested in hosting an interloper? My permaculture sensei is hosting a convergence of his past graduates (which number a little over 500) in Vancouver on April 14.

I just heard about it yesterday and am trying to line everything up

daa1982
#268 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@SRK - Mustard doesn't scare me...I relish the experience.

Old Abe
#269 posted by
Old Abe
on Mar 20, 2012

Teebs might get a kick out of #266 if he is around...

alsace lorraine
#270 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave. Grandpa looks so unhappy in that picture, though it is the best dog costume ever.

garjoh
#271 posted by
garjoh
on Mar 20, 2012

@andyjanes, looking forward to it!  For the rest of ya'll, Andy and I are feasting on Tex Mex in Houston with our better halves Thursday night. 

@Steph, I voted, and i love your photo with the Guiness sign!  Yum!

@daa1982: I have friend who was deathly afraid of mustard for a quarter century.  I shit you not.

SamaraS
#272 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil as @OldAbe knows, Abraxis had such an impact on me ;P that when more than 3 grackles are gathered I call it an "agraxis".  

Shonica
#273 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

Currently being filmed in Winnipeg "Home Alone 5"

Ha ha they were expecting snow covered city(usually a pretty good assumption). Surprise!! 

daa1982
#274 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - Will you be at the John K Sampson show tonight?

Dave Shumka
#275 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace - That's just his regular droopy face. But yes, he wasn't super stoked about it.

EtownBeatDown
#276 posted by
EtownBeatDown
on Mar 20, 2012

So bad it's bad: Operation Repo, Jersey Shore

StephRamsahai
#277 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Garjoh! Thanks, sir! And yeah! That picture is great, eh! Brings back so many memories of Ireland! :)

StephRamsahai
#278 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - I don't think so.. :( I should really not spend the $20 or whatever it is. Boooo! I'm pretty bummed.

jaymowil
#279 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

@SamaraS Oh dear...

canadajanes
#280 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph - I'm pretty sure I have a photo somewhere in front of that same sign...

EtownBeatDown
#281 posted by
EtownBeatDown
on Mar 20, 2012

So bad it's bad continued:

Fox News,

Carrot Top

Cosmo Satellite Radio

Homeless Hotspot

 

daa1982
#282 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - Hear ya, I didn't pay for mine really, just traded them for some home made jam ;)

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#283 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

nvp (235): that's just it, I don't think it does that. I've tried it a few times (5? 6?) and got nothing. I suspect the autoupdate cycles so fast that the button in question is useless.*

Maybe we could trade it in on a thumb-down?

 

*Remember, in the old system, it was used to reset the number of posts that were "new" for you. I haven't seen that feature here.

ArtexAnthony
#284 posted by
ArtexAnthony
on Mar 20, 2012

@EtownBeatDown A friend of mine thinks that saying "you like Jersey Shore, oh yeah ya' do!" repeatedly will make me actually watch that garbage and enjoy it, but it's not gonna happen.

So bad it's bad, indeed!!

alsace lorraine
#285 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Etown. Carrot Top is really bad. And now he looks super creepy, with all his steroided muscles and plasticy face/

StephRamsahai
#286 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@canadajanes - Nice! That brewery is the Willy Wonka Chocolate factory of brewies. eh!

StephRamsahai
#287 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - Hahah! Really? I'm not sure whether to believe you or not! :P

rebbey
#288 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

@etown/alsace oh my god. SO SO creepy!! what happened to him?!

Shonica
#289 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

Does anyone have to sign in to CBC Music several times though out the day?

 

daa1982
#290 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - The jam was strawberry banana.

EtownBeatDown
#291 posted by
EtownBeatDown
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace:

Who looks creepier with plastic surgery: Carrot Top or Joan Rivers??

EP
#292 posted by
EP
on Mar 20, 2012

@shonica:   only if you clear your cache.

company pond
#293 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

Re. Carrot Top. He did an interview for the WTF comedy podcast, and it was... strange. He has a huge house in Vegas and his yes-man kept chiming in throughout the interview to talk about how awesome Carrot Top was. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#294 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

281: and anything involving Nancy Grace!

Burn it with fire!

StephRamsahai
#295 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - Are you serious!? That sounds amazing! I want some!!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#296 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

alsace, excellent description! Bang on!

Benoit from Ottawa
#297 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Add to that "the rictus" (the forced, faked smile)

alsace lorraine
#298 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@Etown. Carrot top by far. Joan Rivers looks natural in comparison. Also, if this is Carrot Top now, imagine how much worse it will be when he is her age. *shudder*

SamaraS
#299 posted by
SamaraS
on Mar 20, 2012

@jaymowil Yeah, that's my bad.  

Shonica
#300 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

@EP

This most recent time I just clicked to go to an artist page and when I came back to the blog I was not signed in.

daa1982
#301 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

It's too darn nice out to be inside....

zoot aloors
#302 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Shonica, confirmed. I think I must be signing in here a dozen times a day.

StephRamsahai
#303 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - I was just thinking that! I wanna go for a beer somewhere! Did you end up going to Gambrinus for lunch??

stevierayk
#304 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

It's 26 degrees in my office right now. the windows open and it's March. effed up

Benoit from Ottawa
#305 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Definitely Carrot is creepier. But RoanJivvers is maskier.

daa1982
#306 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - Yes.  Was very good.  Tons of beer selection!

StephRamsahai
#307 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Shonica - Really?? I've never had to re-sign in... even when I turn on my computer after its been off all night!

rebbey
#308 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - it's snowing here.. started not too long ago. Giant flakes too.

fresh ginger
#309 posted by
fresh ginger
on Mar 20, 2012

Carrot Top is a tv show? Sounds tragic. Also, this list is a great reminder about why I don't have cable.

daa1982
#310 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Rebbey...I do not envy you.

marie_curious
#311 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

I think The Walking Dead is slowly inching its way into the so-bad-its-good category. I find myself yelling at the TV a lot watching that, mostly things like "Less talkers, more walkers!" and "We know 'It's Rick's baby' get ON with it!" I'm getting seriously bored with the derivative storylines, and the lack of zombies.

daa1982
#312 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

I find the walking dead more a soap opera than a Zombie show.

canadajanes
#313 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Marie - The last episode of this season (?) seems to answer a lot of your concerns...

garfielduk
#314 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SOMETHING SO BAD YOU COULDN'T LOOK AWAY?

The Eurovision Song Contest http://www.eurovision.tv/page/baku-2012

 

Dave Shumka
#315 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie_curious - have you seen this? http://getoutofherecarl.tumblr.com/

 

Shonica
#316 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

@zoot

I never had the sign in problem with the basement old site.

westcrunch
#317 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@Shonica: could it have something to do with your computer and storing internet cookies?

flannel tom
#318 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

mmmm.... internet cookies

zoot aloors
#319 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Shonica, me too, neither. It's a pain, but then again, I'm a pain too, so it's a wash.

stevierayk
#320 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

Never except cookies from strangers.

Benoit from Ottawa
#321 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Web cookies are better.

Spidery.

flannel tom
#322 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

what a brutal ending to a brutal song

flannel tom
#323 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

*that Trust song, that is.

westcrunch
#324 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

i haz cookies? Damnit, now I want a cookie.

zoot aloors
#325 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

@ Shonica, I usually have a tiny yellow warning error on page going on, too, if my comments fail entering the thread. Does that make sense to you too?

Benoit from Ottawa
#326 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Sulk, Trust: I like. Funky.

flannel tom
#327 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

Dave's moron newscaster voice - Now on every episode of R3 Ever Unitl the end of TIME

deeglowbot
#328 posted by
deeglowbot
on Mar 20, 2012

Has anyone mentioned the first few episodes of those Idol shows? Where the singers really suck.

Those are the best episodes :P

CDNz1
#329 posted by
CDNz1
on Mar 20, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies.

Must.  Resist.

daa1982
#330 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@CDNz1 - Resistance is Futile.

Benoit from Ottawa
#331 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Shonica, this bright new site remains so buggy, it makes me want to use Raid.

garfielduk
#332 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@westcrunch #324, I made you a cookie, but I eated it

Benoit from Ottawa
#333 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Mar 20, 2012

Two words: Pirate Cookies

iconoco
#334 posted by
iconoco
on Mar 20, 2012

Mr. Shumka. Play some Minto? Pretty please?

zoot aloors
#335 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 20, 2012

Carrot Top is a tv show?

oh yes, Reach For The Carrot Top, a trivia show where ol' CT pulls out a random prop from his act, and the contestants try to guess why it's funny. It's tougher than it sounds!

Shonica
#336 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

@BfO

It is driving me a little buggy!

kirkofdoom
#337 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

Who has cookies and why don't I have one?

jdurley
#338 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

re: 332  LOL

jaymowil
#339 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

Wow, this song kinda kicks ass...

rebbey
#340 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

Girl guide cookies - mint or original? That's the deciding factor there.

Dave Shumka
#341 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@iconoco - Sorry, it's too late in the show. All the spots are filled.

jdurley
#342 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

Girl guide cookies went up by $1 a box this year.

jdurley
#343 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

@Dave 341 - Grant takes our requests right up to the wire.  ;)

westcrunch
#344 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

And what's up with Girl Guide Cookies being covered in chocolate now? The mint ones, I mean. Like, whoa.

Kirk, new quest for the brunch squad: find best cookies in Vancouver.

westcrunch
#345 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@Garf: I would be angrier with you, but then I realized the cookies probably wouldn't be fresh by the time they reached our fair land. Next time

Shonica
#346 posted by
Shonica
on Mar 20, 2012

@rebby

#340 - Original!

kirkofdoom
#347 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

westcrunch, i am one hundred percent behind this quest.

company pond
#348 posted by
company pond
on Mar 20, 2012

@westcrunch: If Butter on Dunbar doesn't win for best cookies, I'll eat my hat-shaped cookies. 

iconoco
#349 posted by
iconoco
on Mar 20, 2012

No chocolate chip minto cookies for me then. ;-(

robin_m
#350 posted by
robin_m
on Mar 20, 2012

Something so bad it was...BAD. That movie "Daredevil" with Ben Affleck.  It was on TV once.  I lasted about  10 minutes and then had to change the channel.  And I have sat through some real shite movies before, just for kicks.  

fictionjunkie
#351 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

the mint Girl Guide Cookies were always covered in "chocolatey" coating.

 

iconoco
#352 posted by
iconoco
on Mar 20, 2012

Actually, I think "Suckerpunch" beats Daredevil in the total and utter bullshit movie department.

stevierayk
#353 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

There is a company in Guelph called "Lets get baked". Goood cookies and an excellent name as well.

flannel tom
#354 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

we must get different girl guide cookies on the east coast because I have no idea what you guys are talking about.

flannel tom
#355 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

@stevierayK - that was the name of my radio show!

CDNz1
#356 posted by
CDNz1
on Mar 20, 2012

@Daa - If I spend $21 on the way home at one of those Cookie Traps, I'll hold you personally responsible.

daa1982
#357 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@CDNz1 - If you've only being drinking unleaded, you shouldn't blow over the limit.

robin_m
#358 posted by
robin_m
on Mar 20, 2012

@iconoco -- I cringe to think that there may be a movie out there worse than Daredevil...

flannel tom
#359 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

355 - and by "my", I mean the show I did with Dave Ewenson and Mat Dunlap airing locally on campus/community stations all across the land.

westcrunch
#360 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

@companypond: Butter, in my books, may take the cake for best bakery (pun intended). I was in Montreal, and popped into a little artisan shop there, and what did I find? Butter marshmallows!! I was like, whoa.

Sorry Dave. We hijacked your topic.

Kirk: I'll start by walking upstairs to Blue Chip Cookies at UBC and will report back shortly.

fictionjunkie
#361 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@Flannel tom - they should be the same cookies across Canada. There are chocolate mint cookies in the Fall (Oct 1st -ish) and the Vanilla & Chocolate sandwich cookies in the spring (Apr 1st ish).

alsace lorraine
#362 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

Now that I've moved to a new city, I'm going to have to find a new source for Girl Guide cookies... I hadn't thought of this issue before!

StephRamsahai
#363 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@London, ON - Who wants to go grab a beer on a patio downtown around 5 this evening? Hahaha!

stevierayk
#364 posted by
stevierayk
on Mar 20, 2012

@Flannel Tom - that's the name of my autobiography

kirkofdoom
#365 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Mar 20, 2012

at westcrunch

The only things I have nearby are Subway and Starbucks... But luckily I am pretty easy to satisfy, cookie-wise, and usually like Subway cookies. I may have to wander over and get one or the other. Or both.

canadajanes
#366 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Steph - I do!

StephRamsahai
#367 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@Canadajanes - Hahaha! Better get movin'!! You're gonna be late!

fictionjunkie
#368 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie - just checked the website because I can't remember the 800# anymore and foung this: http://girlguides.ca/where_to_buy so you should be able to source your cookies that way. :)

Dave Shumka
#369 posted by
Dave Shumka
on Mar 20, 2012

@westcrunch - No problem. I'm very intrigued by this place on Dunbar. My old stomping grounds.

rebbey
#370 posted by
rebbey
on Mar 20, 2012

fiction junkie - but if you freeze those they are delish!

flannel tom - i am as far east as we could be [in canada], they're all the same! in the spring its one kind - mint i think, then the original vanilla/chocolate ones come out in the fall. or it might be vice versa.

daa1982
#371 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - where you headed?

fictionjunkie
#372 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@marie - found it - If you would like to purchase Girl Guide Cookies, please call our toll free number 1-800-565-8111 (answered locally).

@ rebbey I love them all but freezing is totally the way to go. You have your flavours backwards - mint = fall, original = spring :)

flannel tom
#373 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

@fiction junkie - ahhhh.... I guess I'm only familiar with the springtime cookies, the vanilla and chocolate sammich cookies.

@stevierayk - I'm putting that on my "to read" list, right after I finish the biography of Babe Ruth I'm reading called, "Not Just a Chocoalte Bar".

StephRamsahai
#374 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - I dunno! I was kinda thinking Molly's but only becaue I have to pop into a tattoo place and get one of mine looked at and Perfect Image is across the street, but all your Gambrinus talk earlier is making me wanna go there!

KimKelln
#375 posted by
KimKelln
on Mar 20, 2012

The saving grace of Sucker Punch was the music - Sweet Dreams, White Rabbit and Bjork's Army of Me, in particular. 

jdurley
#376 posted by
jdurley
on Mar 20, 2012

R3-ers in Etobicoke can get GG cookies from my daughter - save me from eating the mandatory case, please?? 

fictionjunkie
#377 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@flannel tom - fair enough, the mint tend to get the love or hate response. I think they're tasty and like rebbey said, great frozen. (or crushed over ice cream with creme de menthe)

carrieg
#378 posted by
carrieg
on Mar 20, 2012

@Shonica - yes, many times

@Westcrunch / Company Pond - want cookies!

@Company Pond - Carrot Top - he used to be so funny - Creepy at best!  I saw him up close in Vegas a few years back and it's like he's morphed!

garfielduk
#379 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@fictionjunkie #372, do you think that number would work from here?

garjoh
#380 posted by
garjoh
on Mar 20, 2012

Hey Rosetta!!!!  Happy Spring!!  29 C in Chi-town right now :D

westcrunch
#381 posted by
westcrunch
on Mar 20, 2012

A movie all about cookies. Now THAT would probably be something that was very bad but that I would undoubtedly watch.

alsace lorraine
#382 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

 I love the mint girl guide cookies, though I haven't had then in a few years. They are harder to find that the normal ones.

I will have to use that find gg cookies website.

fictionjunkie
#383 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@garfielduk - I don't think so but if you're serious I can probably hook you up (I know people - actually I used to be a people but am on a break). Seriously though, if you want some, let me know: Jenn - jordze@gmail.com.

canadajanes
#384 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

Wait, what are the "normal" girl guide cookies? The normal girl scout cookies down here are the mint ones...

garfielduk
#385 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 20, 2012

@fictionjunkie #383, thanks, I'd love to try them, but I think the shipping would be a bit expensive.

alsace lorraine
#386 posted by
alsace lorraine
on Mar 20, 2012

@canada janes. We have two kinds. Normal packs have two types of sandwhich cookies, choc with choc icing and vanilla with vanilla icing. The other kind are the mints.

I know that you guys have millions of types.

daa1982
#387 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

Guys...it's rude to label Girl Guides as either the 'normals' or 'not normals', they're all the same on the inside.

canadajanes
#388 posted by
canadajanes
on Mar 20, 2012

@alsace - Ah man, I remember those vanilla ones. Mmmmm

fictionjunkie
#389 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

@garfield - you're probably right. stupid shipping. if you know when you're visiting Canada next, get someone to shove a couple boxes in the back of the freezer (so they forget and you remember otherwise they will open it sometime and go "cookies, score" and eat them on you.)

StephRamsahai
#390 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - 374 Continued - Did you get to Gambrinus at lunch??

daa1982
#391 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Steph - Yes!  It was very good!

StephRamsahai
#392 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa - Nice! That's great! Mmmmm Ontario Craft beer...

flagpole music
#393 posted by
flagpole music
on Mar 20, 2012

#2 - @Kirk - we used to do that back when I worked in a video store.  well, we had one particular bad double feature.  It was Alex Cox' "Straight to Hell" & then "Shaolin Executioner"  .  crazy good bad fun.  you can't beat gun-slinging Pogues hopped up on cappucinos.

daa1982
#394 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

I tried the Galt Knife (Cambridge) beer, was very good.  

flannel tom
#395 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

Gambrinus? that's the name of a beer popular in the Czech Republic...fairly certain that's what it is. Of course, I have no idea what you guys are talking about so maybe you already know that.

StephRamsahai
#396 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

@flannel tom - We're not talking about the beer but you're right! There's a pub in London called Gambrinus and I'm pretty sure it's named after that beer.

@daa - Sounds delicious! Heh!

daa1982
#397 posted by
daa1982
on Mar 20, 2012

@Flannel Tom - I believe Gambrinus was some German (perhaps Czech) King who wholly endorsed the brewing of beer.

StephRamsahai
#398 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Mar 20, 2012

re:397 - Oh!! That's cool! I didn't know that...

flannel tom
#399 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

@daa1982 - That's my kind of King!!

marie_curious
#400 posted by
marie_curious
on Mar 20, 2012

I was about to say, "hey, it's that D-Sisive song I like," but then I remembered it's actually that Sweatshop Union song that D-Sisive piggy-backed on... STILL rapping about rapping.

flannel tom
#401 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

peace in the middle east dave and all y'all rest of ya too!

fictionjunkie
#402 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Mar 20, 2012

BYE!

flannel tom
#403 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 20, 2012

Rich Aucoin's brother Paul is Hylozoists (for those who may not have known and were curious as to why this is so awesome)

jaymowil
#404 posted by
jaymowil
on Mar 20, 2012

Great show Dave...

 

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