My daughter wanted to dress up her hamster in dolly clothes, I told her that wasn’t really going to work…but if we cut holes in a box and make some of those seaside type pictures you stick your head through, only hamster sized, perhaps we could make him look like he dressed up!
Eartha Kitt, Santa Baby
My favorite Christmas song by the best!
Summer house of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, in the south of France called Palais Bulle, and was designed by Antti Lovag.
Twenty-five years ago this Sunday, a little UHF station in Minneapolis called KTMA debuted a bizarre movies-and-puppet show from a well-known local comedian named Joel Hodgson. The show was called Mystery Science Theater 3000, and from those humble beginnings, it blossomed into a cult phenomenon: a year later, it was picked up for national broadcast by the new Comedy Channel (which would later morph into Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons before transferring to the Sci-Fi Channel for three more. But even though the show has been off the air for over 14 years, it lives on. Hodgson has spent the past several years, with four more MST3K alums, touring with the movie-riffing group Cinematic Titanic; three of the remaining cast members riff on current films and moldy oldies via the Rifftrax website. And those original MST3Kepisodes are still being released, in multi-disc sets, by the fine folks over at Shout Factory — their latest, a five-disc “25th Anniversary Edition,” is out Tuesday, and the company just announced they’re teaming with Hodgson to bring back (in web form) the show’s long-running tradition of Thanksgiving marathons. I had the chance to talk to Joel about the show’s 25th anniversary — why it is still so beloved (“That would take a scientist,” he assured me, “a social scientist,” but he thinks it all boils down to one point: “I’m told the show is very funny”) and how it came to be, all those many years ago.
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“Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.”