He's a 10 inch green glow-in-dark Mad*L toy.
Okay, this is one of those things found from looking for other things... most immediate excitement first. i love crappy old cartoons almost as much as i love Frank Conniff, AKA Mystery Science Theater 3000's "TV's Frank".
While researching other MST3K related developments, this interview at Quick Stop Entertainment with Conniff got my attention. From there i found his new show, Cartoon Dump, written by Frank and co-produced with Jerry Beck, drawing upon Beck's vast collection of 'vintage' cartoons. Viewable as podcasts, on YouTube, and monthly live performances in Hollywood and N.Y.C., the five episodes so far have Frank as "Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl", Erica Doering, Kathleen Roll, and Joel Hodgson as "Dumpster Diver Dan".
The cartoons are pretty scary, but what is reeeaally scary is that i recognized all five of the 'toons from my childhood. About now you should be clicking off to Cartoon Dump for more, and to sign up for updates.
But wait - there's more. You're probably aware of RiffTrax, the Michael J. Nelson post MST3K project with Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. But just this week Joel Hodgson announced a brand new movie riffing project, Cinematic Titanic, combining his talents with those of Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl, Trace Beaulieu, and Josh Weinstein. A film has already been licensed for the first show, and a release is expected by the end of the year. The Cinematic Titanic site has been Slashdotted, so if it's down, keep trying until you can get on the mailing list.
And one more thing. according to The Satellite News, Best Brains is launching a weekly animated web show in November starring our favorite 'bots. Keep watching MST3K.com in about a week's time for the show produced and written by Jim Mallon and Paul Chaplin. Does that cover pretty much everyone we know from every season of the old show?
7pm at the comfortable Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak, the Mitten Movie Project presents a series of Michigan made zombie movies, and chocolate brains' to those who attend as zombies. You can get advance tickets HERE, or at the door.
While on the subject of ZOMBIES, we have just had a Zombie Walk in Royal Oak, and three more are already slated, with a huge blowout planned for a year hence right here in Ferndale. Look below to see what transpired last month.
Last night was Dolloween 2007, our biggest annual Michigan all dolls meet, with19 fleshopods attending, They brought 166 resin dolls, 17 & 1/2 heads (a faceplate counted as a half head), averaging about 8.5 dolls per person. or 8 dolls and one floating head. Which puts me close to the mean, with 9 dolls and one head, with his body arriving in about a week. Some of us have a lot fewer or a lot more dolls, and we have a blast seeing and playing with them all. The food and the company was delightful, and Arantxa got a new wig and outfit.
Here are a few highlights.
Brains, and more brains.
Is that a banana on your Hound?
...or he's just glad to meet you.
Tinies were mighty,
...and sleepy! Much more after the jump~
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Lawson J. Deming 1913-2007
If you watched TV in Detroit from the late 60's through the mid-80's, you've likely seen Lawson J. Deming, as his character Sir Graves Ghastly. Primarily a Saturday afternoon horror host, Sir Graves was less edgy than the late night Ghoul. His beat was the corny, the silly, and the kid friendly. In the 70's (well, actually even NOW) i would watch pretty much any monster or science fiction movie, discovering each 'new' oldie as though it had been made just for me. i saw many Val Lewton films for the first time on Sir Graves, as well as iconic cult films like Track of the Vampire and Prince of Space.
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Deming entered TV production in 1949 at an NBC affiliate in Cleveland. He had lots of voice character experience from radio, which served him well on the tube. By the 60's he was a regular on Woodrow the Woodsman, a very successful kid's TV show. When the Cleveland station was sold in 1967, the new management dropped all children's programming, and the show and cast was wooed to WJBK TV2 in Detroit. TV2 had lost their syndicated late night horror host, the legendary Morgus the Magnificent of New Orleans, and they were searching for someone to churn those reels of trash and classics.
Just weeks after Woodrow has resumed in the Motor City, Deming was called upon to invent a new character, an extremely non threatening and courtly vampire named Sir Graves Ghastly. Deming's theatrical background and kindly demeanor made for a devoted following of children and adults alike. Lawson played several other characters in skits on the show, including "Reel McCoy", "Tillie", "Walter", and my favorite The Glob. This guy was basically Deming's chin, shot upside down with eyes and nose painted underneath his lower lip. Blob would lip-synch songs from Gene Moss' Dracula's Greatest Hits and other goofy stuff. i was not a small child in the late 60's, but this still never failed to slay me.
At the height of his (and horror hosts in general) popularity in the 70's, Sir Graves was also seen in Washington D.C. and Cleveland, where he still made his home. For a few years he taped a Saturday night show for the D.C. market, and a the afternoon show for Detroit. In 1982 the show was cancelled after 16 to make way for afternoon sports, but Lawson continued to work in broadcasting in Ohio until retiring with his wife Mary Rita. Last Tuesday he died of congestive heart failure at a Cleveland nursing home. He was 94 years young, and i know i'm not the only Detroiter who feels a bit of their youthful memories slip away with him.
Don't try to count them; i don't think all 144 are in these three pictures. i tried to get all of them, but GAVE UP; besides, my photography skills are weak, so many shots were rejected. There are more pics in The Album. And, yes, that is an Olivia in the foreground above. She is very fine, and her breasts are like perfect half spheres.
Table talk with Rini Doll in the foreground, and below, attack of my curlyheads Lamia (Boding Boding Sharmin) and Argi (OrientDoll Ye).
Here's my new Volks Lilith, Mixtoleta, in her demon hoodie, which suits her perfectly. She got toys and clothes and was much admired.
There was also much fine food.
And many resin hotties!
If you would like to see more, all my pictures are here.