Sometimes These Titles Aren’t Very Well Constructed

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Another short post today, due to time based commitments and such. There is a new TV show on FX based loosely on the Coen Bros. movie Fargo. Have I written about this movie before? I’m getting the feeling I’ve written about it before. That was bound to happen eventually, right? I hope it isn’t happening. Let it never happen. I know I’ve written about the Coen Bros. before, because they are my favorite filmmakers. But was it Fargo? Was it something else? It probably wasn’t Miller’s Crossing. That’s also a very good movie, but I doubt I wrote about it. It may have been The Big Lebowski, which is my favorite of all Coen Bros. films, because I am one of those people.

Anyway, my point is that Fargo is a great movie, and it should be watched by people. Frances McDormand is fantastic in it. She won a deserved Oscar, even if I don’t know offhand who she beat. Steve Buscemi is good as usual. I did a presentation about this movie in a film class once. We talked about the whole “Minnesota Nice” thing and how it plays into the humor and such. I think we maybe got a “B” on it? I got an “A” in that class, though, so it’s all good.

So, in conclusion, watch Fargo. Also, The Big Lebowski. And it is kind of odd this Fargo miniseries is being aired over the summer, because it is so inherently wintery. A Big Lebowski miniseries? Now that’s some summer fun. And plausible too!

 

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The Greatest Moment in the History of Professional Wrestling

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I was very glad to find out that this happened in the 1990′s, because it is my favorite thing ever to happen in pro wrestling. I talked about it in our WWF podcast, when I wasn’t offered up praise for Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who also gave me some fond memories. I don’t want to tip my hat too much, so here it is, presented with no more fanfare. I hope you enjoy. I know I did. I know I always will.

 

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Bun E. Brodie

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Easter was yesterday, but I did not write about it because I was too busy being creeped out by the Mighty Ducks cartoon. Also, this blog service does not recognize creeped as a word, which is world class garbage. Easter isn’t that big in pop culture. It isn’t as easily secularized as Christmas, and also the Easter Bunny is a pale imitation of Santa Claus. Only one dude sells Coca-Cola.

Anyway, I decided to look up Easter in film, because there is a Wikipedia page for that. Apparently, both Mallrats and Clerks take place over Easter weekend. I did not know that. I’ve seen both movies, but that particular detail has left my mind. Mostly because I haven’t seen either of them in a while. Because I think Kevin Smith is a bad film maker.

I know he is beloved. I know he is a cult hero. I know he likes comic books. I just have not liked any of his movies. He makes poor casting choices. His dialogue bugs me. I don’t think he’s funny. His films are too shaggy. They are crass for crassness’ sake. I feel like they appeal, primarily, to teenaged boys, and I am not a teenaged boy. I was once, and even then I didn’t really like these movies. I did appreciate the reference to the Hartford Whalers in Mallrats, though. Long live the Whale.

 

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Ian Ziering, You Monster

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With the NHL and NBA playoffs going on, and with my desire to watch them, I planned to throw something quick up on the blog. I was just going to toss up a video from YouTube from the Mighty Ducks animated series. Yeah, that’s right, there was an animated Mighty Ducks show in the mid-90′s. I think they were aliens or something. By which I mean, the humanoid ducks on the show. This had nothing to do with hockey or plucky kids or Fulton Reed. Just some fairly mighty duck-like creatures.

However, I had never seen the show before, so when I saw the animated, I didn’t realize what a nightmare it is. Real unpleasant stuff. I’m not going to subject you to that. I will, however, tell you that apparently Ian Ziering was one of the main members of the voice case, and also folks like Jim Belushi, Tim Curry, and Dennis Franz lent their voices. Plus Frank Welker, because it is an animated show, which means he had to have his hand in it.

Do not watch Mighty Ducks, the animated program. Even though it seems like every episode is up on YouTube in their entirety, and I imagine nobody at Disney gives one iota of a shit.

 

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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90′s Pop Culture Podcast – Episode 39: Nicktoons

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It’s a potpourri of 90′s Nicktoons, minus Ren and Stimpy, because we discussed that already. We’ve got your Doug, your Rugrats, your Rocko’s Modern Life, and some others. What else needs to be said? I genuinely can’t think of anything!

Links!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/existential-parachute-pants/id680253940 Please rate, subscribe, and leave a comment. All you got to do is head to iTunes and click on a star to rate it. Just one click. Set it and forget it.

Twitter: @Existential Pant, @ChrisXMorgan, @SethMacy Feel free to follow any or all of those accounts.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epp90 This is also a website.

Listen, enjoy, and experience firsthand Seth’s introduction to the music of The Beets.

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Golden Riot Grrrls

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I already tweeted about this twice, so I feel like I may be beating this into the ground, but all I’m saying is that Golden Riot Grrrls should be a thing. It combines two things that started in the 90′s: The TV show The Golden Girls, and the riot grrrl musical movement. Now, it is time for a sitcom about aging riot grrrls living together.

The problem is that even founding riot grrrls are a bit too young to fall into that “Golden Girls” range. Kathleen Hanna and Allison Wolfe are only in their mid-40′s, after all. Maybe we’ve got to sit on this idea for 20 years? But still, a bunch of old riot grrrl types, maybe even an old band, living together in a retirement community? That’s gold. That’s golden. These are golden girls, man. Although, the only one of the G-Girls who really fits into that riot grrrl ethos is… Blanche? That’s the Bea Arthur one, right? Look, I’ll be honest, I’ve never watched The Golden Girls. Also, I’ve never really listened to much of Bratmobile or Bikini Kill or any of those bands. I’m just a man with a dream. A dream to turn a goofy portmanteau I thought of into a stupid reality. Let’s do this, America. People love Carrie Brownstein. There is a market for this.

Oh, Dorothy is Bea Arthur. Blanche is Rue McClanahan. And somebody tattooed the Golden Girls on their legs, but in a way where it works like a Mad Magazine fold-in. The Al’ight ‘Ollar indeed.

 

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