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Bill Dowling
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The Onion has a running item in which they review the DVD commentary tracks for what they think are horrible movies that don't deserve the scrutiny of a commentary track.

Their review of the commentary track for Masters of the Universe (which JB has written is functionally a New Gods movie) is here.

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Ugh. I usually have great trust in the Onion AV Club reviews,
but when they don't like something, they can be unnecesarily
mean. The LA Weekly and Village Voice are equally guilty in
this department. I know where they are coming from - I avoided
this movie because of the toy connection*, but I checked it out
after a board mention and was not sorry. Don't listen to Rabin,
check this movie out. It's a lot of fun.


*Also why I never read "Micronaughts" or "Rom". I reacted with
total revulsion and saw it as no different as if the had done a
title called "The Adventures of Etch-a-Sketch"
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Man that would be a great book. His arch enemy could be Doctor Lite-brite.
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Victor .R. Rodgers wrote:
Man that would be a great book. His arch enemy could be Doctor Lite-brite.

And the femme-fatale love interest could be Madam Slinky?

 

 

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"The Onion" lost all credibility for me a while back
when they did a "story" on the Hudson River cleanup
GE was forced to do. As some of you may recall,
one of my neighbors is a GE veep, and he was
directly in charge of this, so from him I found out all
kinds of details the press did not bother to pass
along to the public. Since the Onion apparently gets
its info from other papers, the story was full of
inaccuracies.

What are they, Michael Moore?

Anyway, I stopped reading the Onion from then on.
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Has anyone ever read the actual script for the New Gods animated movie WB was threatening to foist upon us years ago?  I got a hold of it and started reading with giddy anticipation.  About 20 pages in, I stopped.  They turned DeSaad into a bumbling Disney comic relief henchman, for Izaya's sake!



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um... I understand why you're mad at the Onion, JB, but....

C'mon... by not reading, you're missing things like this, their summary of who died this year:

Old Bastard, Dirty Bastard, Dirty Old Bastard, Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Ah, now DAT'S some humor!

 

 

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Not really.
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John Mietus
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John Byrne wrote:
"The Onion" lost all credibility for me a while back
when they did a "story" on the Hudson River cleanup
GE was forced to do. As some of you may recall,
one of my neighbors is a GE veep, and he was
directly in charge of this, so from him I found out all
kinds of details the press did not bother to pass
along to the public. Since the Onion apparently gets
its info from other papers, the story was full of
inaccuracies.

What are they, Michael Moore?

Anyway, I stopped reading the Onion from then on.


Wait -- you mean they did a serious news story? Considering it's a
satirical publication, I find that odd.

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Interestingly, Cannon were going to produce a sequel to "MotU", but the script was rewritten and filmed as "Cyborg". Apparently, some similarities to "Masters..." still remain in that film.
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Was this GE story in the Onion AV Club? Because criticizing the rest of The Onion for getting facts wrong is sort of like criticizing The Daily Show for getting facts wrong (like, did you know that the acronym for National Rifle Association isn't really NAMBLA?)
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Their story about the first Moon landing completely and extensively misquotes Neil Armstrong. 
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David Miller wrote:
Their story about the first Moon landing completely and extensively misquotes Neil Armstrong. 

Wasn't that part of the gag?

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John Byrne wrote:
"The Onion" lost all credibility for me a while back
when they did a "story" on the Hudson River cleanup
GE was forced to do. As some of you may recall,
one of my neighbors is a GE veep, and he was
directly in charge of this, so from him I found out all
kinds of details the press did not bother to pass
along to the public. Since the Onion apparently gets
its info from other papers, the story was full of
inaccuracies.

What are they, Michael Moore?

Anyway, I stopped reading the Onion from then on.


I find that to be the case whenever any new source runs a story that I actually have first hand knowledge about. I wouldn't be suprised if 50% of all quotes and stated facts in any given newspaper are either wrong or hopelessly out of context.

-Keith
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David Miller wrote:
Their story about the first Moon landing completely and extensively misquotes Neil Armstrong. 


Way OT, but who here watches Da Ali G Show?  He had Buzz Aldrin on once, and referred to him as "My man Buzz Lightyear."


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Ali G is hilarious.  Eventually, the character wears out his welcome, but it's funny, funny stuff while the high lasts.

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Bill Dowling wrote:

The Onion has a running item in which they review the DVD commentary tracks for what they think are horrible movies that don't deserve the scrutiny of a commentary track.

Their review of the commentary track for Masters of the Universe (which JB has written is functionally a New Gods movie) is here.


Speaking of the New Gods, the latest issue of Radioactive Man has an hilarious homage to them, as the "New Guards," with Radioactive Man battling "Obrian." This is part of a nefarious plot hatched by "Backseid" (the joke is not the obvious one, but the fact that we only see him from the back as he watches his enormous monitors) and his lackey, "Markee" (who looks a lot like Moe Szyzlak). The artwork is definitely Kirby-esque, while retaining its distinctive Simsons feel.
 

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