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The Muse Surmounted



Hear Mari Lyn and others of her delusional ilk on The Muse Surmounted (see book sidebar).

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jul 09, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Eccentrics, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music

The Mexican Batwoman

a fascinating and practically seamless experiment in film genre, splicing Sixties Batmania to the Masked Mexican film... Batwoman stars Maura Monti, the tall gorgeous actress of Italian descent who featured in a phenomenal thirty five films in her four year film career before she disappeared. Usually playing in tandem with other actresses, or second-billed to wrestling superstars Santo and Blue Demon, her chance to strut her costumed stuff came in 1967 with the lead role in La Mujer Murcielago, or The Mexican Batwoman.

Read more about this 1960's movie classic at The Schlock Treatment



Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun May 26, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, 1960's

Eurovision 1971




Eurovision 2013 is now decided, so it's time for us to make fun of another past winner.

Just remember: the contest ain't over till the fat Severine sings.

Extra points for finding four clones of John Travolta, circa Saturday Night Fever, as her backup singers.

Song Poems











The full story is here. But, in short: amateur lyrics put to music for money by studio musician hacks.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon May 06, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Twentieth Century

ROBOT MONSTER



You know the drill: if you like the trailer, above, for ROBOT MONSTER, then you can watch the whole film, below.

The Sculptures of Sarah Braman

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Of course, these are the ones the innocent janitor always throws out into the trash. She recently received a ten-thousand dollar prize for excellence.

A gallery of images here.

The Ballad of the Harp Weaver



If anyone can explain to me what the hell this song is about, its logic and mythical allegory, and why it was included on Johnny Cash's Xmas album The Christmas Spirit, I'd be grateful. Any easy answers regarding too much drug and/or booze consumption by Cash will be rejected as too facile.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 14, 2012 | Comments (14)
Category: Drugs, Holidays, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Children, Parents, 1970's

Rain Dance



Everybody wang chung tonight! Er, I mean, everybody rain dance! What moves! I'm sure all Native Americans are proud of this interpretation of their sacred rituals.

I love the fact that they got Darth Vader to do the spoke-word intro.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 29, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Religion, Dance, Native Americans

Penguins On Thin Ice

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In his latest NOTW column, Chuck mentions a "climate change musical" created with government funding.

Here is the home page.

With all the songs as soundfiles you can "enjoy."

You can even download a PDF of the script.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 26, 2012 | Comments (8)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Nature
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