Category: Cool on the Web

“I’ve become kind of emotionally attached to my duck dragons”

Diablo, Zelda, Borderlands … you name it, it all started here! Adventure was my favorite game as a kid on the Atari 2600 and is still a fun game today. It may not have the name recognition of Pac-Man, Space Invaders, or Donkey Kong, but it’s just as important in the history of video games.

Checkout this excellent postmortem with creator Warren Robbinett:


When Hipsters Ruled the World!




Beautiful Destruction!


After Watching this, Volleyball will seem so quaint …


Rick and Morty Season 3 Preview!

I’m a huge Rick and Morty fan so I’m stoked to see this season 3 sneak peek! (Some NSFW language.)


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!




Batman v. Superman v. Good Taste

The last live action DC movie I genuinely like is 1980’s Superman 2. In my opinion, the Burton/Schumacher movies went from stylized-cheese to campy-garbage. The “real world” take of the “Nolanverse” is boring and mediocre. And Warner Bros. insistence on trying to make Superman dark and edgy like Batman is just plain dumb and shows that the producers don’t know/or care about the source material (big surprise, I know.)

So I had very low expectations when I heard they were making a Batman v. Superman movie. And when I saw the trailer … I really had low expectations. (And then when I saw the Captain America : Civil War trailer, I felt really bad for DC fans.)

I figured I’d still see Bats v. Supes and do a review for Totally Rainbow. I bought all of the movie tie-in Lego sets to use in the review and even posted an effects laden Lego Superman photo that I created on my Instagram account in anticipation of the movie. Sure, I thought the movie would be a watchable waste of time but I really hoped I was wrong. But after seeing the hilarious video below though … turns out I wasn’t. Ben Affleck, “KNEEL before Zod!” :)




What the 90’s Were Like … Sifl and Olly Edition

Howdy folks! Believe it or not, back in the day, MTV was a champion of low brow pop media, that and they actually played music videos throughout the day … I know, crazy right? The swan song of that era was a tiny, tiny sock puppet show called Sifl and Olly that featured big, big talent.

Created by the criminally under-appreciated Liam Lynch (whom you can think of as a skinny, talented version of Jack Black) and Matt Crocco, Sifl and Olly was the bookend that closed out 90’s slacker-dom that The Higgins Boys and Grubber opened. To me, the show embodied everything that was silly, fun, and weird about the 90’s and I regard it as an ancestral precursor to Rick and Morty (currently the best show on TV!)

I have a tough time describing Sifl and Olly the show … there were a lot of songs and non-sequiturs … a lot of short gags with cheaply made puppets and purposely cheesy graphics. I stumbled onto this clip over Thanksgiving from an episode that I’d never seen. I can’t believe I never knew this song existed! I think it exemplifies what made Sifl and Olly so great. The silly indie charm that’s missing from media these days. I must have watched the clip 10 times that day and I wanted to share it with you!

(Just a heads up, this clip contains some “salty” language of the Ron Burgundy variety. Tame by today’s standards but you probably don’t want to blast it at work … if that is your lot in life …)

p.s. Researching this piece I discovered that Sifl and Olly live on at Liam Lynch’s podcast, Lynchland!