Apr 282016
 

Happy week after 4/20 everyone.  I know I know its no longer one of the best days of the year but hopefully I can give you some news, tidbits, and knowledge to take you through the rest of this week and into May.  While we were lacking April showers this year, let me shower you with awesome news about stuff I like and hopefully, by proxy, you will like it too.

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As with every Wednesday, we always hold The Meltdown comedy show hosted by Jonah & Kumail.  This week, not only did we have a kick ass poster in honor of Prince, we had a pretty stellar line up as per usual.  This past Wednesday we had, Jon Dore, Kara Klenk, Charla Lauriston, Rory Scovel, and the amazing Kristen Schaaled!  Every week is amazing here at The Meltdown show here at the store.  Show up, you have to, you don’t know who will shock you with their presence!

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I saw this when we got a copy into the store Tuesday, and I HAD to see what this was about.  You know Akira?  You know The Simpsons?!  Well what if they had a twisted, demented love child?!  James Harvey and Alex Jaffe bring us a collection of important scenes from the free comic they distribute.  Come in and check this book out the art is incredible and its for a good cause because all the proceeds go to charity!  Definitely worth a read.

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Its the first WWE Pay Per View post Wrestlemania this Sunday!  This is for all my wrestling fans out there.  We are coming off of the heels of Wrestlemania 32 with Payback this Sunday on the WWE Network.  While its a pretty decent card, the two stand out matches are Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens and new World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns takes on AJ Styles!  Ill be tuning in for sure this Sunday for a nominal fee of…9.99!

The Trailer for the upcoming DC animated feature film, The Killing Joke, has dropped this week, and I can’t tell you how excited I am for this movie!  If you don’t already know, the Batman storyline, The Killing Joke, is one of the most influential, and important storylines in Batman canon.  I won’t give anything away but the story is perhaps the darkest most twisted Batman story to date and its finally getting the DC animation treatment.  Not only that but we get Batman: The Animated Series mainstays Mark Hammil and Kevin Conroy reprising their roles as The Joker and Batman respectively.  I am HYPED.  Here’s the trailer, you def don’t wanna miss this!

Oct 042012
 

THINK YOU HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR AN ORIGINAL “THE SIMPSONS” COUCH GAG?

 “THE SIMPSONS” CHALLENGS FANS TO SUBMIT

ORIGINAL COUCH GAG IDEAS AT thesimpsons.com/couchgag

 WINNING ENTRY TO BE FEATURED IN SEASON FINALE

 Contest Runs Through November 15

In celebration of the 24th season of THE SIMPSONS, FOX is giving fans of the animated series the opportunity to submit their written ideas for the iconic “couch gag” that appears during the opening credits of THE SIMPSONS. One lucky contest winner will have his or her submission brought to life in the season finale episode airing in May of 2013.

Announced last night during the season premiere, fans can submit a description of their couch gag ideas to thesimpsons.com/couchgag by Thursday, Nov. 15 at 11:59 PM (ET).

Said Homer Simpson, “We are looking for a brilliant, original way to get my butt on a davenport.”

To watch/share a clip of the contest announcement, click here: http://bit.ly/V7bHCy.

As chosen by THE SIMPSONS producers, up to three finalists’ submissions will be announced in January 2013, and an illustration of each submission will be posted to thesimpsons.com/couchgag. Fans then will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The fan-favorite submission will be animated by THE SIMPSONS animation house Film Roman and debut during the season finale episode in May 2013.

The winner, in addition to having his or her couch gag featured in the season finale episode, will receive a four-day/three-night trip for two to Los Angeles to visit THE SIMPSONS animation studio Film Roman, a coveted seat at a script read with THE SIMPSONS cast and crew, a one-of-a-kind illustration from his/her winning couch gag plus a special prize pack.

There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The submission period began Sept. 30, 2012 and ends Nov. 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm ET. Open to U.S. residents 18+ in compliance with the rules. For additional info on eligibility, submission requirements, judging and complete Official Rules, visit thesimpsons.com/couchgag. Void in AK, HI and where prohibited. Sponsored by Fox Broadcasting Company.

Tune in next Sunday, Oct. 7 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) for THE SIMPSONS’ 23rd annual “Treehouse of Horror.” In the opening segment of yet another Halloween-themed classic, THE SIMPSONS goes back to ancient times when a Mayan Homer and Marge are witnesses to the prediction by ancient calendar makers that 2012 will be the end of the world. In “The Greatest Story Ever Holed,” the first of three spine-chilling stories, the Springfield Subatomic Supercollider creates a black hole that terrorizes the city, sucking up everything in its path. Then, in “UNnormal Activity” the Simpsons install cameras all over the house when things start to go bump in the night, and Marge discovers it may have to do with an unholy pact she made some years prior. In the final thrilling tale, “Bart & Homer’s Excellent Adventure,” Bart time-travels back to 1974 to buy a comic book at cover price, but inadvertently disrupts Homer and Marge’s courtship and becomes the son of Marge and Artie Ziff (guest voice Jon Lovitz) in present-day Springfield.

THE SIMPSONS is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening and Al Jean are the executive producers. Film Roman, a Starz Media Company, is the animation house.Visit THE SIMPSONS website at www.thesimpsons.com and “like” the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSimpsons. Follow Homer Simpson @HomerJSimpson and join the conversation at #thesimpsons. Shop THE SIMPSONS at www.TheSimpsonsShop.com.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: For artwork and more information on THE SIMPSONS, please visit http://foxflash.com/div.php/main/page?aID=1z2z2z176.

Mar 152012
 

The Thursday Thing 3/15/2012 
Date: Thursday – March 15, 2012 – 08:00 PM
Location: Nerdist Theater (8) – Los Angeles – General Admin
Doors Open 07:00 PM

A monthly comedy experiment from Dana Gould. On the 3rd Thursday of each month, Dana scratches another item off his comedy To-Do list. One month a carnival, the next a Spook Show, or a two-man “monologue-off,” or three robots fighting six gorillas, or, or, or… This month: Former Simpsons producer Dana and reigning Simpsons stalwart Matt Selman some provide a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite episodes, as well as… dirt! Who punched a box? Who punched a wall? It’s all here. Like a DVD commentary you can touch and smell!
Tix here:  $8 in advance, $10 at the door

 

BTW. Matt Selman is the writer that gave us one of the raddest bragging rights ever by putting Meltdown Comics into the Simpsons in the episode Husbands and Knives! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husbands_and_Knives