Tuesday, November 24, 2015

UPDATED: Best of RiffTrax Live: Starship Troopers & The Room in January

A little while ago, RiffTrax ran a poll to see what two live shows fans wanted to see again.  While no results have been officially announced, I have discovered that the two Best of RiffTrax Live shows are going to be Starship Troopers on January 14, and The Room on January 28.

The best thing about these results is that the live versions of these shows are not going to be released for purchase, and if you missed either or them the first time around, you are getting another chance in January.

The only downside to this information is that it hasn't been officially announced yet, and the tickets are not actually on sale yet.

These shows have finally been announced, and the tickets are on sale now!

Starship Troopers

The Room

Friday, November 13, 2015

Five Mike Hosted MST3K Episodes RiffTrax Should Release

Recently, RiffTrax started MST3K Mondays, where they have been releasing episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes that you can purchase on the site.  This is definitely something that has been a long time coming, and quite frankly, something that a lot of people never thought would happen.

This whole thing got me thinking about which episodes from Joel and Mike I would most like to see released.  Two days ago, I gave you five of my favorite Joel episodes.  As soon as I finished writing that, I started working on my list of Mike episodes.  This list was even harder for me to make, because as I discovered, I really like a lot of Mike episodes.

I finally got it sorted out, and here is my wishlist of five Mike episodes.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nintendo Direct November 12: Super Zelda Maker Ballot Results

The first Nintendo Direct in quite a while is set to get underway this afternoon at 5 PM EST, and there is a lot of speculation about what is going to be shown.  Probably the results of the Smash Bros Ballot (along with release windows for the new characters).  Maybe Twilight Princess HD.  Definitely a small tribute to Mr. Iwata.

You can watch it live right here, but if you can't watch the video, we will also be live blogging it for you below.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Five Joel Hosted MST3K Episodes RiffTrax Should Release

Last Monday, RiffTrax started releasing full episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.  They also dubbed it MST3K Mondays, and announced that this would be a regular thing.

Edit: I had started this yesterday, but I was babysitting a sick toddler, so I didn't get to finish it until today.  One of the movies on this list was actually released yesterday.

That got me thinking about which episodes I would most like to be able to purchase.  This was an exhausting undertaking!  There are so many great episodes that were hosted by Joel and Mike.  I almost didn't think I would be able to narrow them down to five, but I was able to persevere.

Here is my wishlist for five Joel Hosted episodes that RiffTrax needs to release.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bottom Shelf Mixology: Gravy Spritzer

Welcome to Bottom Shelf Mixology!  Our staff of Mixologists have racked their brains (and livers) to come up with special "bottom shelf" versions of popular drinks, and some original creations that range from "oh, that might be interesting" to "that sounds absolutely disgusting".  

Thanksgiving is coming fast, and everywhere you look online, people are posting fantastic sounding recipes.  Time for us to join in the fun!

Last year, we shared the recipes for two Thanksgiving-themed drinks, the Old Crowberry and the Turkey Smoothie.  Now, we have come up with a new drink for the season: The Gravy Spritzer.

Gravy Spritzer
  • 3 oz Sutter Home White Wine
  • 1 oz Store Brand Diet Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 2 tsp McCormick Turkey Gravy Mix
Start by putting the gravy mix into your glass.  Pour in the wine, and stir until the gravy dust is dissolved.  Add in the lemon-lime soda, and serve.

This is the prefect drink to give to that one cousin that keeps trying to hit on you at these holiday family gatherings.  You know the one.