It’s carving out a niche
So Alex Cox wrote a (not very good) comic book sequel to Repo Man called Waldo’s Hawaiian Holiday. This is on one of the pages.
Wow, that art is sure…
You have a very lovely home here, Mr Cox.
The whole comic isn’t in that style. But it isn’t very good and the connection to Repo Man seems to be “this is Otto who came back from outer space with a totally different personality and his name is now Waldo.”
So this is the latest person who believes they are the Second (or five-hundred-and-second) coming of Jesus to crop up on my Facebook feed and the wording could just be a complete coincidence, but to be honest I don’t this that’s very likely
I used to go to an Amiga dealership and watch this guy’s impressive (although a bit on the disturbing furry side) animations. I re-discovered them yesterday. Guess what theme song is excerpted in this one?
Ah, I’ve heard of that fellow. Used to run a webcomic starring that character.
I don’t know if anyone here watches Dorktown on the Secret Base YouTube channel, but Jon Bois and crew cover a team that has yet to win it all. In the past, they’ve covered the Seattle Mariners and the Atlanta Falcons. This time, they’re covering the Minnesota Vikings, and this week’s episode covers them in the 2000s. They brought up running back Robert Smith and how he was more excited about his MST3K cameo (in Season 8’s The Mole Cameo, which they showed a clip of) than playing professional football. Sounds like my kinda guy!
I didn’t know they were doing the Vikes. The Mariners one was beautiful, they struck the perfect tone with that, the perfect blend of humor, stats and nostalgia with real affection - the others… mm, not so much (they really reach on some of their theories and thoughts and wind up annoying me). But the Vikes are my brother team, and there’s an MST-connection, so I’ll have to give it a watch.
I was listening to the very end of 1A on public radio today and they were talking about loving bad movies and one of the reviewers said something like, “when I meet a new friend, I give them my copy of the Werewolf episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. If they don’t think it’s funny, I can’t be friends with them.”
I was listening to the Cake episode of the podcast “60 Songs that explain the ‘90s” and the host used the term “a Mystery Science Theater 3000 sensibility” in a list of examples of unselfconsciously nerdy media that one might be into. Also on the list were Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Far Side, Weird Al, and a bunch of other things that I nodded my head to.
Weird that they think Hitchhikers is a 90s thing. I would have put that more in the 70s or 80s for geek points. Good Omens … now that was a 90s geek thing.
Not that it was 90s, because “Monty Python on VHS” was also on the list. Just that they all might share an aesthetic.
Or at least fans!
I was introduced to Monty Python when it reran on Comedy Central in the '90s. They also played all of the movies. '90s Comedy Central was rad!
SHUT UP you don’t even know me don’t know my life I don’t care how accurate it is
My local NPR just dropped 1A for a local politics chat show. I know I won’t keep up listening on their website and I love the way Jenn White runs interviews. This one will be listened to! Thanks for the heads up
They may have discussed the show at other points too. I literally only heard the last 5 minutes.
We taped it off of MTV in the 80s. That’s right, MTV once aired Monty Python. Unedited for content (but edited for time) with a disclaimer. And The Young Ones (edited).