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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Clifford Screening at 92YTribeca

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2011, 9 pm
Venue: 92YTribeca SCREENING ROOM
Location: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street

“Look at me like a human boy!”

Like all truly great works of film art, Clifford never should have happened. Martin Short, pushing 40, plays the titular brat as a 10-year-old, also narrating his delinquent youth from a bizarre, future-set framing device. Dumped into the care of his uncle Martin (Grodin), a bachelor city planner, Clifford wants nothing more than a trip to Dinosaur World theme park. But when uncle Martin cancels the trip as punishment for bad behavior, the little psychopath ramps up his campaign of terror, systematically setting out to undermine every aspect of his guardian’s life, from personal to professional. Grodin displays more subtle types of exasperation than Eskimos have words for snow.

Programmed by Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold.

Director: Paul Flaherty. 90 min. 1994. 35mm.

Part of the series Overdue. Other Charles Grodin Overdue film screening: Midnight Run (with Charles Grodin in person!) & The Lonely Guy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 38: Nice Segway


Dan & Mike return in a new episode of Robot Sweatshop! Topics of discussion:

- Mike's life

- Dan's life

- The Walking Dead

- Batman Inc.

- Ghostbusters 3

- And more!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Books Arriving Damaged on Amazon?

Last month I ordered Michael Kupperman's Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret from my online retailer/credit provider (I have an Amazon credit card). Can you guess? Yes, it was Amazon! You guys are great!

Kupperman is genius and hysterical. This book is no exception. Good luck trying to order it on Amazon though! I received it damaged TWICE. Instead of a third time, I received this email - "I'm sorry to hear the replacement book had the same problem as your first order. This usually doesn't happen. Since it's likely another replacement would arrive damaged, I won't trouble you with another order." Way to give up, Amazon! Way to give it the ol' college try! Except the college would be "Why Bother University" or "Eh A&M."

This may be the 4th order where I have received damaged goods from Amazon but this email is amazing. I really love the commitment to quality. The fact it is written in the first person also really gives a human touch. Ah, Old Man Amazon, what a guy (or lady)! Not wanting to trouble me with more destroyed fully-priced merchandise, man I owe him one. He appreciates that my time is just as valuable as his. Maybe you guys should just LEARN HOW TO PACKAGE STUFF.

Start small. Take a small box and place a semi-fragile item in it and mail it to someone you care about/respect. A loved one, perhaps? Maybe mail a snowglobe to with a note saying "no hard feelings?" If the items arrives intact in the exact shape you mailed it in, CONGRATS, you've cracked the code - much like Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie in the fictional movie Hackers or the codebreakers of the Enigma machine in the non-fictional WWII! Over the next few years, work your way up to books and you'll find Amazon just subletted a spacious 1BR on Easy Street! (with 1.5 bath!)

Monday, August 16, 2010


I tried to think of the creepiest title possible for an action figure showing-off related post. I think I did alright!

The reason for this is really to show off Batman -- it's from DC Direct's "Secret Files" series, which I bought off eBay because of his suit's uncanny resemblance to Bats's new costume (as seen below as well), which I love.

Anyway, here you go. Don't judge. Unless you think it's cool.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 37: An Interview With Trip Rosen, Mel Gibson's New Comic Book Agent


Welcome to another episode of Robot Sweatshop. This one was a huge scoop for us: An interview with Mel Gibson's new agent, Trip Rosen, who discusses Mel's controversies and -- BELIEVE IT -- his new client's entry into the comic book world. A must listen!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Robot Sweatshop - Episode 35: The Return


AND WE'RE BACK. The best pop culture themed podcast recorded in Kensington, Brooklyn returns, featuring Dan Brooks, Mike In Manhattan and Frank From Weehawken. What we talk about this episode:

- What we've been up to

- Comics

- Video Games

- The Human Centipede


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