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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Birdemic Director Trying to Shock & Terror-ize Independant Artist


This is James Nguyen.  He is the man responsible for a few notoriously bad movies, such as seals.  He is the director of Birdemic: Shock & Terror, Birdemic 2, and the currently in production Birdemic 3.  He is also stirring up a bit of controversy.

On August 17, David Chadwick (a.k.a. Sugar Ray Dodge), received an email that claimed to be from Mr. Nguyen.  At first, he wasn't sure if it was real, or just one of his friends or readers playing a prank.


Those are some pretty serious claims and threats. You may be wondering what they were in regards to?


David is the artist and author of the Mystery Science Storybook.  These are collections of children's storybook versions of bad movies, usually those featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 or RiffTrax.

This is the alleged "sequel" that was written to Birdemic: Shock and Terror.

Click the first page to read the chapter.
The email wasn't taken seriously at first, but it turns out the threats were real.  More emails were exchanged, and then David received an email containing a forwarded message from a Copyright/Trademark Agent at Amazon.com.  His first two books had been up for sale for the Kindle, but now Amazon was in the process of removing the first book (which included the Attack of the Birds chapter).

A few days later, the book was removed from not only Amazon, but also from Blurb.

Even though this work is clearly a parody, and thus is covered by Fair Use, but once they got their DMCA notices, the material was removed without question.

David is currently working on an special chapter titled CEAST & DESIST, which will be made available on his website SugarRayDodge.com.

Neither James Nguyen or Moviehead Pictures returned a request for comments at the time of this post's publishing.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Bottom Shelf Munchies Episode 6: Plum Meat

Welcome to the Bottom Shelf Munchies video series!  Our Bottom Shelf Crew is dumb enough to try out these odd treats just so you don't have to!  What have we done?

As the Bottom Shelf Crew decides to go boldly into the cuisine world unknown you can join us every Monday for our latest series: Bottom Shelf Munchies!

Plum Meat. When you think plums, you generally think of a nice, juicy stone fruit.  Not a salty anise flavored lump.

Join me, LinkslilTri4ce, and Comic Book Jon as we try out this salty surprise.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Peanut Butter & Awesome Fourth Anniversary Special: Jeppson's Malort


It's Peanut Butter & Awesome's 4th Anniversary today!  I can't believe it has been that long already...

To celebrate these last four years, we made a special video.  We got most of the Bottom Shelf Mixology crew, including yours truly, to drink the liquid tire fire known as Jeppson's Malort.


A special thanks to everyone for the last four years of Peanut Butter & Awesome! We're looking forward to many more years of bad drinks, weird snacks, holiday stuff, and RiffTrax!

And don't forget, if you want to help support us, check out our Patreon!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Bottom Shelf With Russ: BS Party

Greetings from Bottom Shelf Russ to all you loyal PBAndAwesome.com followers!  I have taken up both pen and bottle once again to say a few words about our upcoming anniversary.  A few words.

As you well know, this is an election year here in America, and we are facing many difficult issues.  Speeches are made and we are avalanched with sound bites galore on all medias.

Many of us are unhappy with the choice of candidates we are being offered. So, I, Bottom Shelf Russ being of un-sound mind and not so firm body, do hereby declare my intentions to run for the highest office in the land!

No, not dog catcher, but the Presidency of the United States of America......{cue sound of crickets in night}...

Yes, it's true!  I will be running on the Bottom Shelf party ticket(henceforth referred to as the BS party).  The BS party is probably the oldest party in existence, stretching back to Puritan times. It was the party of Tom Jefferson and the rest of his descendants like George Jefferson, Jefferson Darcy, and Jefferson Starship!  The BS party transcends all cultures.  We cross all political spectrums.  There is a proud tradition in the BS party of cheap bottom shelf whiskey for all!  E Pluribus Eunich!!

Our BS platform will include more taxes on the 1% top shelfers.  There will be no worries about un-secure e-mails as BS'ers use only sticky notes, which are very secure.  I would ask congress to enact a special tax to any cheap whiskey producers that insist on using plastic bottles.  I would appoint supreme court justices that are more tolerant of those that live in refrigerator boxes and use shopping carts to hold all their possessions. I would approve a pipeline from Canada thru the USA to Mexico to carry bottom shelf whiskey!  I will build that wall... around liquor stores, party stores and Walmart to secure their booze... and they will pay for it!

Next time you here from BS Russ, I will reveal my choice for V.P., my campaign song, and our BS party slogan, plus some other stuff.

So long for now. Here's looking up yours!

P.S. If you like this type of blog, please make sure you tell someone about it..  You know, tweet, plus one, like it on Facebook, and the the rest.

Love and peace from Bottom Shelf Russ.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Bottom Shelf Munchies Episode 5: Candied Vegetarian Snack

Welcome to the Bottom Shelf Munchies video series!  Our Bottom Shelf Crew is dumb enough to try out these odd treats just so you don't have to!  What have we done?

As the Bottom Shelf Crew decides to go boldly into the cuisine world unknown you can join us every Monday for our latest series: Bottom Shelf Munchies!

Today's snack, the Candied Vegetarian Snack, is special.  And I don't mean "first kiss from your High School sweetheart" special.  I mean "terrible like Manos the Hands of Fate" special.

Jackfelgar and Hammer J joined me in this painful, painful experience.