RiffTrax: Live – Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
The story has so little substance that they had to insert a story (told by Santa to the kids) of Jack and the Beanstalk into the middle of the film. It was really bad, but ironically better than the actual movie.
The film was so short, they had to insert THREE shorts to riff before it began. (The third one was hilarious.)
There is an encore showing – go HERE to see if it’s playing in a theater near you.
Some pre-show screenshots:
Caroling Tips from Author L.G. Keltner
Some people love Christmas caroling. Others not so much. The world should be grateful that I don’t take part in this tradition, because my voice is terrible.
For those of you who are going to be caroling this holiday season, I have a few tips for making the experience an enjoyable one.
Tip #1: If you don’t like to sing, haul a portable sound system with you. Put “Carol of the Bells” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra on repeat. It rocks, and there’s no singing involved.
Tip #2: Bring a kazoo. No one can resist the charm of a plastic kazoo, and they’re fun to play. Plus they come in pretty colors.
Tip #3: Bring a drum and do a freestyle solo during “The Little Drummer Boy.”
Tip #4: Wear an ugly 3D Christmas sweater. Believe me, such things exist, and they’ll grab attention.
Tip #5: Make up funny lyrics in your head. Just don’t sing them aloud unless you like living on the wild side. That might get you into trouble.
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I finally pulled away, gulping air as I tried to muster a cool response. “I had to shut you up. I couldn’t risk you saying that it was a mistake, because then my whole wanting-my-first-kiss-to-be-something-the-other-person-wanted thing would’ve been ruined . . . then, um, I would have had to push you in a snowdrift.”
“So you kissed me for my own good?” Seth asked breathlessly.
“That was considerate of you.”
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A young programmer is chosen to participate in a test with a female A.I. built by an eccentric millionaire.
It’s not action science fiction – this is a thought-provoking flick. But it’s so fascinating that you won’t be bored. At all.
This film poses the big questions about self-awareness versus clever and manipulative programming. It’s a little unsettling but not enough to make you stop watching.
Everyone is excellent in their role. Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasely in Harry Potter) is the star and Oscar Isaac plays Nathan, the eccentric. Alicia Vikander was scary perfect in the role of Eva, the A.I.
If you’re a patient viewer and can stand a quiet, thought-provoking film, you will find this movie fascinating.
Thanks again to all participants and co-hosts for a successful Insecure Writer’s Support Group post day.
So if you don’t see me for your regular posting those days, please forgive me.
Christmas Joy Blog Hop – on December 14.
Featuring stories by Medeia Sharif and Laura Pauling
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Featuring a story by Patsy Collins
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Question of the Month
Hosted by Michael at A Life Examined.
Which one social convention would you get rid of?
I’d like to get rid of the trending political correctness to the extreme and absurd.
At this rate, all jokes will soon be considered taboo. People are way too sensitive. Just stating a difference of opinion is perceived as hateful.
Folks, it’s all right to agree to disagree if at the end of the day, we still respect the other person. We all have different morals, values, standards, and opinions, and that’s all right.
What’s your best caroling tip? Enjoy the IWSG last week? Have you seen Ex Machina? Joining us for the bloghop? What social convention would you get rid of? And did you see Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny last week? And if not, do you want to see RiffTrax take on one of the worst films ever…?
I'll be off the grid from Thursday through the weekend this week. My last post of the year will be next Monday – stop by for some Christmas and geeky fun!