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Another monotonous post, plus MST3K XV reminder


The announcement of my return may have been a little premature. Anyway, I’m going to try to keep up with things as much as I can. Which is probably not very much, but I’ll at least finally fire off that Cinematic Titanic Live report from last month. I may try to focus less on news and more on reviews and articles, now. As you probably know, Satellite News is always your best bet for the latest in MST3K-related news.

Also, just a quick reminder that the absolutely fantastic new MST3K DVD set, Volume XV, was released recently. It contains three of the series’ most amazing episodes (The Girl in Lover’s Lane, Zombie Nightmare, and Racket Girls — plus season one’s weak The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy) as well as some good extras. If you’d be kind enough to pick it up via this link, my (almost literally) penniless self would appreciate it. Thanks.


Deep Ape is now on Twitter


Now that I’m back to posting semi-regularly, I’ve decided to finally finish setting up the Deep Ape Twitter account. So, if you want to be alerted when there are new posts, you’re one of the three people who still give a flip about the site and want to keep in touch, or you just want more MST3K / Rifftrax / Cinematic Titanic content on your Twitter dashboard, then go follow us (and by “us,” I mean “me”).

Introducing the Deep Ape TV beta, streaming MST3K 24/7!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m very pleased to announce a brand-spanking new feature on Deep Ape: a streaming video channel! I hope to provide a regular place to view MST3K-related videos all day, all week, all month, and all year long. Try it out by clicking the black box at the top of this post a couple of times, and the channel should kick in. (Hopefully.)

Surely, this must look like witchery to your eyes, but nay! The channel is hosted on a site called Mogulus, which allows anyone to create their own streaming video channel. Most of the clips are taken from YouTube, which means that I am but a DJ making playlists. Basically, don’t give me too much credit, here. I just thought this would be a nice service to provide.

Mogulus is still in beta, so there may be some glitches and the occasional downtime. Sadly, I have very little control over everything and, frankly, this is all new to me anyway, so anything could go wrong on my end. Just bear with me and let me know if anything goes a little too wrong. I also encourage you to visit the channel’s page and chat with others while you watch. You can also embed it on your own site.

I have yet to finalize the schedule, but first up will be a week or two of Halloween-related episodes and clips, some of which are running now. The schedule will play in a continuous loop, and I’ll be adding and subtracting clips over time. Any major updates will be posted on the blog. So, enjoy!

A weekend musing… nothing to see here

This is my birthday weekend, and that’s my excuse for being absent from this blog. Once all the beer and cake and ice cream stops flowing, I’ll eventually pick myself up out from the heaving mounds of confetti and party favors and get back to blogging. Hopefully. Anyway, Josh posted on the CT blog a few days ago, and he gave a hilariously accurate description of his comrades:

Not that I mind my role as group huckster, someone’s gotta do it. It shouldn’t be Trace, he’s got that quiet dignity that no one wants tarnished. Mary Jo is more than willing but she lacks a certain shamelessness – no matter what she writes, the take away message is always, “Boy, I sure like that Mary Jo!” Joel…well we’d all prefer he remain a notch more mysterious than that. And I can’t get a hold of Frank – last I heard, he was locked in a suite at the Chateau Marmont working on Friday’s blog: “13 Movies From the Late ‘40’s that Make Me Cry”. The dude really should write a book.

Sorry. Thought it was funny, had to share it. Carry on.

Late-Night Thoughts

So, it’s 4AM over here, and I’m looking through the blog’s visitor statistics, before I head to bed. And I notice something. Something that leads me to a question that is sure to puzzle me through ’til the morning: Why is there a sudden influx of people coming to this site via searches for Beowulf and naked pictures of Angelina Jolie?

True enough, my post about Beowulf‘s Rifftrax did mention Angelina Jolie’s CGI nakedness from the film, but why now? Am I missing something? I mean, granted, a naked Angelina Jolie is never something to be scoffed at, but I’m just perplexed as to why the planets having seemingly aligned and driven everyone to search for epic poems and topless adoption fanatics. Is it the work of one sad man, or of many? What happened over the course of the past two days to create this surge?

Shrug. Honestly, this isn’t even one of the weirder ones.


In case it isn’t obvious, Deep Ape is currently in the middle of a sort of semi-hiatus. Every half-a-year, I burn out from blogging about all things MST3K, and I just need to ease off of it. I’ll still post from time-to-time, but expect the pace to be as slow as it has been, for these coming weeks. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, you should go click on the links at the bottom of the About page. You know you want me, baby.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Deep Ape!

Valentine’s Day. Either you love it or you hate it. Personally? I remain neutral. I never have any reason to celebrate it, but I don’t see why others shouldn’t. Greeting card companies got to get paid too, son. Regardless of your personal feelings on the holiday, I wish you the best of Thursdays. Either way, I’ve put a trio of videos after the cut to help you get into the appropriately lovin’ mood — or alternatively, to help you laugh your way through your loneliness. Just remember, fellow nerds: You’ll always have Battlestar Galactica. That’ll never be cancelled.

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