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Andrew WK is a fan of The Cryptosphere. Well, of course he is. He has taste!

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The drumroll at the end of the internet

The drumroll at the end of the internet

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Friday Movie and Cocktail Pairing: Topper and the Pink Lady


I’ve been wanting to write up this pairing for some time.

Originally posted on drinkscoaster:

Look at poor Toppy. He needs help!

Look at poor Toppy. He needs help! Or at least another drink.

The breathtaking Cary Grant at his jealous, raging hottest. The stunning, seductive Constance Bennett. The hilarious (and too much forgotten) physical comedian Roland Young. Topper is a screwball comedy for the ages, but unlike most screwball comedies, the screwball in this case is also the straight man: Young, as the uptight banker Cosmo Topper (they should have expected some fireworks, with the name Cosmo!). His descent, or rather, evolution, from stick up his ass pillar of society to notorious and seductive society figure is engineered by two of his least-best friends: George and Marion Kerby, a high-living couple of swells whose hedonistic lifestyle eventually costs them their lives.

Not to worry. They get over it.

Once they get over it, they pick the straight laced Cosmo Topper to be their special pet project. In order for…

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Friday Movie and Cocktail Pairing: They Live and Bubblegum Vodka


Another perfect pairing for your weekend! Enjoy!

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They Live! And you'd better believe Rowdy Roddy Piper is gonna do something about it!

They Live! And you’d better believe Rowdy Roddy Piper is gonna do something about it!

It came from Outer Space. It came from 1988. It came, yes, from Rowdy Roddy Piper.

And it was glorious!

It wasThey Live!!!

The plot is a fantastic, John Carpenterian twist on the “hidden overlords” theme which is universal to the human psyche. Or is that just me? Mullet-headed drifter Nada (see what he did there?) searches for a job. A job somewhere that has no ish with mullets and the Canadian Tuxedo he sports, presumably. Nada scores a construction gig and, elated, rummages around in trash and stumbles across a pair of bitchin’ Wayfarers.

Deus Ex Machina alert!

He puts them on, the better to complete his ensemble as The Ultimate 80’s Dude, and finds that, to his shock/horror, through their lenses the world we think of as normal is…

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Friday Pairing: VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES and the Zombie Cocktail


The next in our ongoing series of movie/cocktail pairings for a crazy weekend in.

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Why HELLO there

Why HELLO there

Or, as it’s known in the original Spanish, LA REBELION DE LAS MUERTAS. Or, as it’s known chez raincoaster, “another extremely hot Paul Naschy movie.”

For weedy, consumptive contemporary zombie fans (why do even the zombies look anorexic in Hollywood? Oh yeah, no brains there!) who think zombies are caused by some sort of contagious cooties and don’t differ all that much from the people you see staffing the till at gas stations in the wee small hours, this movie is a true shocker. You see, it has real zombies. And real movie stars.

Paul Naschy, one of my favorite (reluctant) movie stars, wrote, directed, and/or starred in an all-too-forgotten series of horror movies throughout the late 60’s and up as late as the 90’s. His heroes were flawed; well, actually they were generally homicidal werewolves who, when in human form, were consumed with complex self-hatred. So, less flawed than…

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From the Department of Holy Shit, comes this apology from the Ottawa Citizen to David Bowie. Lest you think this a minor fracas in the media wars, realize that every major media outlet in the planet grabbed this as a headline, thus getting it wrong all the way across the globe. And yes, click the add more.