For years, the skunk has been the butt* of many a joke in pop culture. Due to our society's inherent anti-skunk bias, roles for these malodorous mustelids have been hard to come by. Pepe Le Pew is the go-to guy if you need a skunk in your picture. This is in spite of the fact that he is A) a shockingly offensive stereotype and B) a touch rapey. And for a while in the 80s, Stinkor: The Evil Master of Odors was getting a lot of buzz, before his secret Febreze addiction was discovered.
But before either of these skunks ever skittered down a red carpet, one pioneering stinker broke the stench barrier, paving the way for all future Hollywood skunks and/or cats who accidentally got a white stripe painted down their back. That skunk was Gregory, the star of Little Lose Scent. Gregory comes from a time when men were men, women were broads and our president was bald. Feisty and fetid, he's a putrid pugilist who won't back down from a showdown, be it with man, beast or heavy industrial machinery that at one point in time really looks like it comes about three inches from killing him. Dogs? Gregory lays the smack down, Old Yeller style. Cats? Forget Cheezburgers, Gregory can has their asses. Two grizzly bears? Yes, Gregory fights two grizzly bears at once. You have to watch this short!
Mike, Kevin and Bill's Moose Baby posters now lie in a heap underneath their newly commissioned tapestries of Gregory.
Post by Broadsword on Jul 31, 2011 12:28:34 GMT -5
I been watching a few shorts lately: Beginning Responsibility: Getting Ready for School Funny short and you got to love it when the kid that invited the other kid over for a sleep over and the first thing he does is ignore him and start reading a book because it is due at the library the next day. Why invite the kid over just teach him to be anal-retentive. Paper and I A strange and fun short just shows how crazy kids were in the 50's that they go around talking to paper bags but then again what else was there to do back then. Adventures of a Chipmunk Family I am not a fan of the nature shorts I find them amusing but nothing more and I feel the same for this one.
One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind -Alphonse Bertillon
Post by Skyroniter on Sept 9, 2011 22:41:24 GMT -5
Setting Up A Room
I am glad this instructional video was made. Certainly teachers wouldn't possibly be able to arrange their classrooms without it. The attention to detail is amazing.
I recall my class looking exactly like the one in this video. I expect my teachers in Hawaii were forced to watch this daily during the weeks leading up what was my hell on earth... kindergarten. The blocks used during the exciting "block stacking" scene look exactly like the ones the other kids used to hit me. Hammers and saws in the woodworking area were used to extract my blood and tears. I don't even want to talk about the bathroom. Enough about me.
The boys add their usual dose of good humor to make this contender for "worst instructional video ever" into a very funny short. It is a double too. More time for stacking blocks!
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Post by pinkfully on Sept 16, 2011 13:43:35 GMT -5
I've been afraid to watch shorts since I saw the kids in monkey masks on bicycles. It gave me nightmares for weeks. But I finally opened the box from Amazon, and enjoyed Shy Guy and The Tale of Moose Baby.
Finally had the cash to drop on the last two Shorts DVDs, so I had an entire afternoon full of smelly shorts occupying it. Nothing from these discs stood out ala Story of a Teenage Drug Addict, but I enjoyed them quite a bit.
The better compilation was Olde Time Shorts Roundup, which had me laughing more consistantly, but my favorite short would have to be from Shorts to Go, Seat Belts: The Life-Saving Habit.
And maybe it's just me, but William's Doll kind of depressed me. I understand the moral of nuturing your child's gentle side and that it shouldn't matter what our interests are, but this kid kind of looked as if he was psychologically scarred. I'm sure it's a vibe that's not supposed to be there, but it got me down.
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Post by inlovewithcrow on Oct 13, 2011 15:48:58 GMT -5
oh dear, without my disks with me, my reviews are going to be vague. Anyhoo, I got six shorts DVDs and watched them in August and September and there were some really weird shorts in there, like "Your Chance to Live," a short without any sort of a thesis at all. And then there was that odd one on Going Steady, a term I thought I knew the meaning of, but after watching that, with the kids who didn't quite know if they were or not, I was just as confused. This is supposed to help teens, somehow? I can only applaud that "going steady" has been replaced by "hooking up" and "FWP" if it was really that confusing.
Any rifftrax is better than no rifftrax, but what I saw was better than such a clause suggests.
just watched the calendar one on hulu. Very, very funny. Thanks for the mention.
Yeah, me too (another thanks to the person who pointed out that RT are on Hulu)! Out of a 1-10 rating, this gets an 11.
Now, I have to confess my love for the awesomely cute 'The Calendar: How To Use It' lady.
A) Women that rock the 'pigtails' earn bonus points with me. B) You add the 'Terry Farrell soft speaking voice' to the equation? Im sold.
Who is 'The Calendar: How To Use It' lady? She's an enigma, but a cute and perky enigma. If I had a time machine, Id go back to 1982 and ask her to marry me. Come to think of it, that kinda sounds like an 'Uncle Rico' type of thing to say. But I promise, I won't eat all your steaks.
"I had the popular Jerry Orbach hairstyle back then."