Monthly archives: May, 2016

If You Build it, They Will Riff!

Lego MST3K!

Speaking of Mystery Science Theater 3000 … Lego Ideas (the program Lego created for users to submit their own Lego set ideas for production) has a LEGO Mystery Science Theater 3000 set up for review! The idea was designed and submitted by user “JMaster” and it looks so cool!

These submissions need people to support the project before Lego will consider building it. So if you’re a Mistie and would like to one day be able to buy this awesome set, give them a click! :)

Click here to checkout the awesome looking LEGO Mystery Science Theater 3000 set!

Thanks to Satellite News (the very best MST3K news and fan site on the web) for the heads up!


I Love These Peaches!

I found a new podcast that I want to share!

You may or may not know, the cult classic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 is being rebooted (Yay! I’m a massive MST3K fan by the by.) Recently MST3K creator Joel Hodgson hired Elliot Kalan, formerly of Daily Show fame, to be the Head Writer in the reboot. Misties were hailing the news and touting Kalan’s participation on The Flop House Podcast to prove his movie riffing bona fides.

I’d never heard of Kalan or the Podcast so I checked it out … It’s AMAZING! Dan McCoy (Producer/Co-Host), Elliott Kalan (Co-Host), and Stuart Wellington (Co-Host) pick a movie that flopped in the theater (either critically or financially) and describe the plot to the listener all the while, riffing and cracking jokes. Since it’s an audio only podcast so it’s like a theater-of-the-mind version of MST3K. It’s laugh-out-loud funny and a such a treat to listen to.

They’ve been doing this podcast for years at this point and they have over 200 episodes to checkout. I recommend episode #100 Tango and Cash and episode #200 Dan Aykroyd’s fever dream, Nothing But Trouble. Such great episodes!

So do yourself a favor and checkout the original peaches, you can thank me later! :) http://www.flophousepodcast.com

Bonus link: Here’s a song made from audio clips of the show (which maybe the greatest song ever!) Rocket Crocodile In The World Of Tomorrow – Auto-tune by Jason Michael MacIsaac and Village Sound


Cats n’ Boxes … Nuff said.

One of my favorite internet series is Simon’s Cat by Simon Tofield. If you’re a cat lover, these animated shorts definitely hit home. :) I just stumbled on the video below and wanted to share it. If you aren’t familiar with the Simon’s Cat series, check it out because it’s great!




Spinning along the Catherine Wheel …

A few years back I looked into comicbooking as a career. The more I found out about the industry, the less I thought it was a good fit for me. Here’s a piece I did back then as a style / materials experiment. On the left is the original india ink drawing. On the right is the drawing composited over a watercolor wash. I liked how it turned out so much I’ve had this image on the homepage of my sadmachine.com site for a couple of years now … :).

Catherine_Wheel image
Images copyright © Eric Murphy.


Is it Worm in Here … or is it Just Me?

We have a new friend at TotallyRainbow.com HQ! B.B. Bottoms goes all Obi-Wan on an unsuspecting gummy worm! If you enjoy this video, please give B.B. a like and subscribe :)!



Video, B.B. Bottoms, and TotallyRainbow logo © copyright 2016 TotallyRainbow.com


Go see it!!! A midnight movie review …

Captain America 3 movie review

Captain America 3 is finally out in theaters in the states and not since the original Anchorman has the silver screen captured such an epic donnybrook (yeah, I went there …)! And it really did get outta hand fast. Wait a minute … Paul Rudd was in that movie too … It’s all coming together … Maybe it’s the lack of sleep, Twizzlers, and/or gallon of Coca-Cola I drank in the theater talking, but the universe is starting to make sense … The Coca-Cola isn’t talking about the Marvel Universe … It’s talking about the one we supposedly inhabit … The pieces are all falling into place … Kevin Bacon …