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May 30, 2012

Before watching this show, the only thing I knew about Australia was that the toilets work backwards.  Now I can add a second piece of knowledge: kangaroos are magic.

Skippy is a 1960s kids show from Australia designed to teach kids to respect animals by showing them a kangaroo that fly in a helicopter, fight bad guys,...

May 24, 2012

There's only one movie that Mystery Science Theater 3k said was too bad even for them.  Fortunately for them, they never had to watch the inevitable film adaptation of of Fifty Shades of Grey.  Like our other experiences with movies commonly considered to be the worst, Manos was surprisingly fun.

Somewhere in the Texas...

May 16, 2012

If there's one nice thing to say about Fifty Shades of Grey it's that it has a happy ending.  The two characters who have nothing in common (except for a burning feeling in their junk) do not end up together.  For that one page, there is something to celebrate.

Unfortunately it took us another 500 pages of them not...

May 10, 2012

There are a few sentences I never thought I'd hear myself utter.  "I'm not really in the mood for ice cream."  "I'm so glad to hear you're a fan, Mr. President." And most importantly, "This book is worse than Twilight."

Fifty Shades of Grey began its life as Twilight erotic fan fic.  And at some point, the...

May 2, 2012

Hush little baby, don't say a word.  Daddy's going to disappear leaving a gaping hole in your life that can only be filled by dating a man who don't treat you well.  And 80% of the way through the book you'll find out that man's a fallen angel.

Let's face it, we're all living in a post-Twilight world.  Everybody and...