Quickies: Fat Shaming, MST3k, and Behind the Story of Killer Bread
In lieu of an interesting fact about history, please enjoy this cute video, Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos. (It’s exactly what it sounds like.)
- Fat Shaming Documentary Spurs Death Threats – Are the trolls ever going to get tired of this? From Billy.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece – I miss watching new episodes. Although I haven’t really given RiffTrax a fair shot.
- The Illustrated, Odd and True Tale of Dave’s Killer Bread – This story was not like anything I was expecting. It’s a story about bread, criminals, and mental illness, and illustrated like a comic book. (I do wish I could try this bread though.)
- The Most Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Photos Of Your Favorite TV Shows – “Here are the funny and extraordinary moments of filming some episodes of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Fringe,Stargate and Buffy.”
The Rifftrax of Starship Troopers is really funny and a great place to start.
The bread story is about drugs and booze. Anyone who bothers to inform themselves on the subjects will find it absolutely unremarkable. Without gender and sex to blur the issue, this should be even easier.
Honestly, if you’re checking out Rifftrax for the first time coming as an MST3K fan, I would recommend the VOD stuff. ESPECIALLY the shorts. The shorts are the same genre (often the same companies) as the educational shorts they used to riff before some MST3K features. The full-length VODs also tend to be great, schlocky B-grade stuff, exactly where they excel. The modern stuff is good too, but I find the sheer lack of film-making ability is more enjoyable in older flicks.
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