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Saturday, August 7th, 2010
5:13 pm
ABC Nightline piece on Troll 2
I was catching up on back episodes on Hulu and came across this great piece about Troll 2:

Or if you can't see embedded links, watch here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/148892/abc-nightline-wed-may-12-2010?c=929:1230
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
10:34 am
Just thought you Origins folks would like to know...
The fella who created "Schlock: The Card Game" will be running a round of Schlock at Origins for those of you who are interested. In case you haven't ever played Schlock, it's a cross between Nanofictionary and the Smithee Awards. You make up bad movies with the prompting of cards drawn and then people vote on how bad your movie is. It's a lot of fun to play or watch so without further ado from the Schlockers themselves:

"That Mangy Schlock-Dog" will be Thursday at 7PM in the Tabletop room.
There are only 5 seats for contestants, but everyone else is welcome to crowd around and bring homemade balloting kits. (For small values of everyone, I guess - we haven't yet merited our own conference room.)
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
8:03 pm
Top Five Zombie Movies
I took some time to ponder, and came up with this list of my Top Five Zombie Movies. What are your favorite zombie movies? And why? For the purpose of this exercise, define "zombie" (or for that matter, "zombie movie") as broadly as you like. I defined it quite broadly.

1. Shaun of the Dead

It was a funny take on zombies which in no way robbed them of their underlying disturbing qualities.

2. Dead Alive

It took the zombie phenomenon to a completely (il)logical conclusion, and remained personable in that oddly-likeable early-Peter-Jackson-way. And it brought "returning to the womb" to a new disturbing extent, while redeeming the lawnmower as a zombie-fighting weapon.

3. Enter ... Zombie King!

Is it a zombie movie with luchadores, or a luchadore movie with zombies? Who cares?! It's ludicrously entertaining. Certainly the ne plus ultra of zombie/luchadore films.

4. House of the Dead II

It had everything that you want in a run-of-the-mill zombie movie, done well (if not too expensively). It had gore, but didn't fetishize the viscera. It had scary bits. Funny bits. Character development. It had your standard (cliched?) zombie downer ending without being nihilistic. I know nothing of the first (Uwe-Boll-directed) film, but I really enjoyed the sequel.

5. Zombie Lake

The classic (to my mind) Nazi Zombie film. French-produced, and with copious nudity. Also, a classic good-zombie-on-bad-zombie knife fight. A little girl telling an assembled group of villagers, "Bring me a bucket of blood."

Just missed: The Dead Next Door, I Was A Teenage Zombie.

#1 and #2 were not Smithee movies. #3, I cannot make up my mind. #4 will be a Smithee movie, and #5 is a classic Smithee movie.
Monday, March 8th, 2010
2:30 am
Roger Corman's Governor's Award
Crossposted to darksumomo.

When Roger Corman won a Governor's Award tonight, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, part of me was thrilled. The other part went, wait a minute, weren't some of his films some of the most outrageous classic horror and exploitation films around, many so bad they're Smithee worthy? It turns out, yes, they are. Let's see what our new Lifetime Achievement winner is responsible for.

Four Smithee nominated movies under the cut, including a winner for "Alas, Poor Yorick'!Collapse )
Thought you all might find that amusing.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, December 4th, 2009
5:22 am
Conan O'Brien: Our Ally In Hollywood
*taptaptap* Is this thing on?

I wanted to make everyone aware that Conan O'Brien has now mentioned Smithee movies on his show, TWICE! He started a new bit talking about how he was going to be the new Oprah and suggest things that his audience would all go out and buy. His first product suggestion was several weeks ago was Killdozer, which I thought was amazing because I would never have heard of that movie outside of the Smithees, but clearly someone at Conan knew about it. Then on the December 1 episode (available at hulu.com) he demanded his audience go out and buy Leprechaun in the Hood. He even showed clips!

Thanks for supporting the bad movie cause, Conan!
Monday, October 6th, 2008
8:57 pm
more bacon!
On Wednesday, we experimented with the perfect breakfast food. Click here to see what the userpic is.Collapse )
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
10:44 am
A couple weeks ago I saw this comic which I forwarded to Iron Chef Smithee. Today I looked and noticed that they (Three Panel Soul...who used to be MacHall) posted the recipe in the forums. So I totally bogarted it to post here. Now the question remains: Who is going to be the first person to make this?

Clicky for BACON!Collapse )

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Bacon Promotions Ninja
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
7:04 pm
Not that anybody cares, but my votes.Collapse )
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
9:26 am
Sometimes, It's Not ALL About the Bacon...
A week or two ago we realized that the Smithee Awards falls on Passover this year which makes it extra hard for our Jewish Smitheeites to enjoy unhealthy snacks. For some reason, quite a lot of the Smithee fare isn't kosher, much less kosher for Passover. Imagine that! So Iron Chef Smithee, with a little ICSiT help here and there, has been collecting special snacks rated kosher Passover so everyone can enjoy Smithee munchies. I'm afraid that they don't really make odd Passover kosher unhealthy snacks though, so those of you keeping kosher will have to settle for stuff that is slightly better than the usual Smithee chow.

I'll post this also on the Smithee-awards LJ eventually (maybe tomorrow) but I thought I might as well post here because it's getting kinda dusty and I'm on a Spring cleaning thing.
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
1:48 pm
Because We Have a Thing for Bacon
Long standing Smitheeite slyon found a wonderful site that has directions on how to make bacon cups. Mmmmmm....bacon....and you know from reading here that we have a thing for bacon at the Smithees. Well a lot of us do and the lot of us who do don't really like the vegetable all that much so ixnay on the aladsay. Besides, that's almonst healthy. Which brings me to my musings for bacon cups: What should go in to them? Slyon suggested meat loaf, I rallied for eggs and taters, pulled pork or possibly crabcake, Slyon countered with cheese souffle.

So how about you Smithee folk out there...what are you going to put in your bacon cups?
Monday, February 4th, 2008
2:27 pm
Dusting Off the Smithee-Talk
Hello! P-Ninja here. On a whim I Googled "recipes bacon" just to see if there was something Smithee worthy out there. That's how I found the Bacon Fat Ginger Cookies last time (they were gooo-oood!). This time I didn't find any one single recipe that stood out but I did find a bacon blog! Wrock!

Also amusing in my hunt for bacony goodness was a collected recipe page I found with a pack of bacon recipes and way, way down at the bottom a link for "How to cook vegetarian". Because pig is a plant?
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
1:38 pm
Is Anyone Still Out There?
OK, I just ran across a recipe for bacon gingerbread cookies and I thought, "OoooOOoooo, how Smithee!" Then I thought I might do an informal poll thing for weird Smitheesque recipes. Then THEN then, I had another thought all together about asking peeps to share any odd or unusual recipes they have run across.

Well? Anyone out there run across something like bacon gingersnaps that sounds incredibly Smithee?
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
12:40 am
Bottoming out
I have more than one movie review to post at smithee_awards, but due to an unfortunate combination of laziness at home and busyness at work, I have not yet gotten around to doing so. And instead of doing it now, I'm going to talk about the current imdb bottom 100, focusing specifically on Smithee films, films I've seen, and potential-Smithee-films-to-be.Collapse )

The imdb bottom 100 changes regularly, and every so often I like to check in on it ... usually I have seen less than a dozen of the movies on it.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
2:13 pm
Smithees Wikied
Hey, this seems like the perfect means for posting something like this: I found a little something something Smithee-esque on the Origins International Game Expo wikipedia entry. Take a look see at the very last pic there on the right. Could that be...us? Well I'll be...for the moment it IS us. I'm thinking that this might be one of the shots the official GAMA photographer took as he was flitting about at the awards ceremony. I'm still looking to see if GAMA will be having some sort of pics page up at some point in time since I'm curious to see if any more Smithee shots crop up.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
1:26 pm
This past weekend we did a birthday thing in which MEATSAGNA was made/created. See, the birthday girl is a meatatarian who is also living a low carb life and I had some tomato sauce and cottage cheese to use up. Yeah, I'm a cheap bastard and refuse to spend $$ on ricotta when Cottage cheese will do the trick nicely and not make the pocket book cry. Respect the pocket book! So I thought, "Hmmm. What can I replace the noodles with that will work for lasagna and be vaguely tasty? Ohhhhhh, BACON!" And thus, Meatsagna was born.

Make it:
2 packs bacon
1.5 quart tubs o' Cottage cheese
1 lb MEAT! We used browned turkey.
4-6 cups tomato-y lasagna-y sauce.
lots shredded cheddar cheese.

Cook the bacon. We found that using the microwave method got the best results: Paper towel, single layer of bacon, paper towel, microwave high for as many minutes as there are pieces of bacon. Perfect! Brown the MEAT, add spices if you want, add it to the tom sauce* if you want or not. We did but we are lazy. In a smallish 8ish x 10ish pan, put a layer of tom sauce on the bottom, followed by a layer of bacons. Cheese, MEATsauce, bacon, cheese, MEATsauce, bacon and top with a generous hat of shredded cheddar cheese. Pop into a 350 degree oven, bake for 45 minutes covered, then 15 minutes uncovered to give the cheese time to get all deliciously brown. Cut, serve, eat. It's even better the next day.

*We have a bitchin' recipe for tom sauce which is the Bomb: Saute onion & garlic until the onions are translucent, add canned diced tomatoes, bay leaves, oregano, thyme, salt, maybe some other spices and simmer for 20 minutes. MmmmMmmm!
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
8:39 am
Smithee GORP...More or Less
I haven't made it yet (because I iz teh lazy) but it will show up again this year and it is, at least in my mind, a traditional Smithee snack. But that might be because I made it up.

BTW, GORP stands for "Gobs Of Raisins and Peanuts" Now you know. Anyway, there really is not official recipe per se but if you want to make Smithee GORP at home, here's what you will need:
Clicky for the MEAT! Which there isn't any of in GORP. YetCollapse )
Friday, April 13th, 2007
12:24 pm
Smithee Sweet 16
Battalions of clips have been assembled -- soul-killing endings, scenery-chewing actors, plots that shatter the fragile suspension of disbelief...

Bottle of Jones Thanksgiving Sodas stand tall, backed by velveeta fudge and giant pixie sticks...

Insane cackles fill the air of the super-secret laboratory of the Smith-ka-teers...
This can only mean...

An Attack! The 16th Annual Smithee Awards are invading a town near you!

The assault upon your senses -- upon sanity itself! -- begins at 7 pm on Saturday, April 21 1800 Chem on the University of Michigan campus. As always, items that purport to be food and beverages of colors not found in nature will be provided. Admission is free, and not recommended for children under age 18, those suffering from heart conditions or other infirmities, and those with delicate sensibilities.

We looks forward to seeing you there!

-Amy, Your Friendly Ballot Bimbo
Thursday, April 5th, 2007
7:54 pm
Schlongdorf ring road
As promised, here is the recipe for bacon bars (under a soon-to-be cut). You notice that it involves a lot of Kraft products. It's actually from Kraft.com (by way of dagoski).

Recipe and pointers under the cutCollapse )

This recipe contains no tomatoes, walnuts, filberts, okra, kale, cattywhompus, kohlrabi, coconut, or other harbingers of evil. Although it does possess a thousand screaming souls of your ancestors. In case you were wondering.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
3:10 pm
Unhealthy Snack Recipe: Velveeta Fudge
Hola Smitheeites. There are only 18 more shopping days until the Ann Arbor Smithee 16 show and already I've begun to think about Unhealthy snacks. Then I thought; why just think about them, why not post them to share with everybody? So I am. I badgered dotquirk into finding me the recipe for Velveeta fudge, which she did. And now I give it to you. Behold: The official (or one of them at least; two separate people have shown up at the Smithees with Velveeta fudge in the past) Smithee Awards Velveeta Fudge recipe.
Clicky!!Collapse )
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
3:46 pm
Up In The Air, Jr. Smitheemen
One week from now the Guru, Iron Chef, Chief Ballot Bimbo and I will be looking for our ride to our accommodations in Massachusetts; hosting state of ConBust. We're also discussing whether "Ballot Bimbo" is an appropriate title given the con's mission. Among other things. Like...are we even on the schedule yet? Yes? No? AM I BLIND!!?!!

Also, I thought I might post a little something something here because Smithee Talk is languishing.
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