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Re: thank you members
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2006, 06:41:45 PM »
If you want my honest opinion, I think the Rifftrax board is so nice because of it's size.  I've been on many boards/goups that started out nice and intelligent and then, when they took off, became complete and total chaos...one of them was even mst3k related (never posted but I read until I got annoyed).

Generally one either indents the first sentence of paragraphs or one skips a line between paragraphs.  On the other hand, generally paragraphs are more than just one line.  I'm sure you all knew that because you're super-intelligent rifftraxers, but I thought I'd share.   ;D

I know

exactly what

you are saying

 :)


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Re: thank you members
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2006, 07:09:07 PM »
Gotta agree. I've been  to message boards, but I give this board awards for both most well-behaved AND most uses of proper spelling and punctuation.

Is there something about the Rifftrax experience that makes people more literate? :^)

I think it's the other way around, but you might be on to something. Have MST and RiffTrax made us smarter? Or at least more articulate? It's possible.

I think for both MST and Rifftrax the standard of intelligence that the guys held us to was very high.  Sure there's some silly Sophmoric humor now and then, but to get all the jokes you have to be culturally aware in a way most audiences are never asked to be.   You need to be fairly well educated, literate, and aware of what goes on in the world around you.   There's nothing more satisfying than listening to an old MST or a Rifftrax and hearing them make a fairly obscure reference to something you actually know about.   The fact that they would put a joke in for that small number of people who know that rock band's lyrics or once saw an episode of The Prisoner is like a little private moment between friends.  I think one of the problems I had with talking people into watching MST or listening to Rifftrax is they didn't "get it".   Either the concept annoyed them or they just didn't get very many of the jokes.   My vote is that the folks who love Rifftrax are smarter than your average bear.   Of course, I would think that wouldn't I?  ha ha

Eh...I wouldn't call it literacy so much as wit (which can be found in poorly-educated people).  It also requires a willingness to recognize and mock the absurdity of pop culture and current trends - which many people are incapable of doing (especially the "social butterfly" type folks who adhere to such conventions religiously).  I know some reasonably intelligent people (i.e. my brother) who don't appreciate the concept of Rifftrax and MST3K.  So it requires both knowledge of and detachment from the immeasurably large all-you-can-eat buffet table of useless bullshit that society provides for us.
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2006, 07:12:54 PM »
I know

exactly what

you are saying

 :)

That's kinda like a badly done haiku.

Here's one:
Rifftraxers are great.
Bad movies make us smarter.
Mike is our Yoda.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2006, 07:15:14 PM by AmandaGal »
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2006, 07:16:45 PM »
I love Rifftrax, but
I can't bring myself to rent
The movie Crossroads
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2006, 09:04:21 PM »
I do think that it has something to do with intelligence/awareness.

A majority of the tv watchers in America, for instance think that if a show is going to be a comedy, it has to use the "Friends" formula. (i.e. setup, punchline, laughing audience indicator)

I have found with MST3K and rifftrax that you have to be more aware and pay a lot more attention because their are some smart jokes in there that you have to work at to get, but are so much more satisfying in the end. Plus they come so fast, audience laughing cues would only cut off the jokes.

That's why I haven't watched an "studio audience sitcom"(sas) since 2001. The formula got overused. Luckily people took a cue from non sas shows like MST3K, and made Arrested Development, The Job, The Office, 30 Rock, Curb, Larry Sanders, etc...

But to talk about general forums, you go to a place like youtube or imdb, where it is universally known and can be accessed by many a simpleton to see if there are any clips or good reviews for Leprechaun 17, you are gonna get to see the low end of society. David Spade's show on Comedy Central touched on this a lot with their internet forum section of the show, just to see how many times the word fagwad could be used in a topic. :-[

However, I do believe that you have to be open minded and well-receiving to other shows in order to appreciate them. In short, intelligence isn't a necessity to enjoy rifftrax, but it is certainly an enhancer.

I also propose our own institution that rivals MENSA. I dub it "RIFFSA."

Now accepting members.

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Re: thank you members
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2006, 01:35:29 AM »
  I don't always think it's intelligence. I think it's more tied into being well rounded overall which doesn't exactly require intelligence but, rather, experience.

   Regardless, I have to say that it's great to be on a board with people who not only know how to use the shift key, but actually know how to spell (mostly)!

Quoted for truth.

But I'm not sure if I find your indenting of first lines impressive or annoying...

Either way, the only other board I'm on that seems to have this general level of erudition is the Brian K. Vaughan Cabal board. No, wait...A Special Thing, the comedy board, is quite sharp too, overall.

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Re: thank you members
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2006, 03:02:14 PM »
NO!!!  IM THINK U GUYZ R W RONG N TIHS FOREM SUX!!!  ALL U GUUYZ R STOO PID!!!  U SUK!!!  ROTFL LOL OMGWTF?

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Re: thank you members
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2006, 04:23:08 PM »
Is that one the exception that proves the rule?  *laugh*


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Re: thank you members
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2006, 07:53:24 PM »
Hmm.  The Round Table is great, but do you suppose the people who post on imdb and you tube have threads talking about how annoying mst3k boards are?  Maybe they really like being idiots, and have threads congratulating themselves on their outstanding level of stupidity.  If you search hard enough, you'll eventually find some sort of home on the internet.  This one works well for me.


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Re: thank you members
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2006, 08:21:28 PM »
I agree 100%.

I do visit the IMDB boards from time to time, but the number of trolls on there that get people worked up is just unbelievable.  I also used to visit the ViewAskew boards (before they changed them over, mind you), and the members were quite literate, but also quite obnoxious. 

I would have to say that this is the best forum I've ever been on.

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Re: thank you members
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2006, 10:37:52 AM »
I know

exactly what

you are saying

 :)

That's kinda like a badly done haiku.

Here's one:
Rifftraxers are great.
Bad movies make us smarter.
Mike is our Yoda.


heheheh..awesome



These same people put out their cigarettes on the No Smoking signs, I'm sure.

They also choke and die when they forget to read the instructions on the flight peanuts.

there's a sign above the urinal at their favorite bar that says "don't eat the big white mint".
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2006, 03:13:02 PM »
I would call it discression. I can believe you have to expect more out of the time you sit in front of the tube to be a Rifftrax or MST3K fan.  I had an epiphany two years ago when I turned on the History Channel and there was an entire 30 minute program on HAMMERS!  I couldn't believe it!  I refused to watch it.  I might have missed some interesting facts about hammers, but the mer thought of sitting in front of the TV for 30 odd minutes watching a show on hammers and having my intelligence further insulted by the barrage of commercials promising sex if I only buy their product was too much for me.  I have never been insulted that way by Rifftrax nor MST3K.  I will admit I do not get all the jokes.  Being a rather old fart, many of the contemporary music and other youth culture in jokes went right over my head.  But I don't mind.  Those jokes weren't for me to get anyway.
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2006, 09:34:00 PM »
I would call it discression. I can believe you have to expect more out of the time you sit in front of the tube to be a Rifftrax or MST3K fan.  I had an epiphany two years ago when I turned on the History Channel and there was an entire 30 minute program on HAMMERS!  I couldn't believe it!  I refused to watch it.  I might have missed some interesting facts about hammers...

Allow me:

"In 1344, Edmund Hammer saw a niche in the construction market for the eponymous tool when hand complaints of builders became overwhelming.  'I just saw a need in the market,' explained Hammer to the Wiltshire Globe years later.  'My brother Hamlet decided on Iron, instead of the beef jerky I had initially foresaw for the project.  I think the reason I had jerky in mind was when my father told my mother that her jerky was tougher than nails.  Primary trials did not bear this out, though Ma certainly lorded it over Pa for awhile.  Until my town died of the plague, then no one made jokes anymore.  As they were dead."

It was pretty routine. 


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Re: thank you members
« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2007, 01:02:56 AM »
I would call it discression. I can believe you have to expect more out of the time you sit in front of the tube to be a Rifftrax or MST3K fan.  I had an epiphany two years ago when I turned on the History Channel and there was an entire 30 minute program on HAMMERS!  I couldn't believe it!  I refused to watch it.  I might have missed some interesting facts about hammers...

Allow me:

"In 1344, Edmund Hammer saw a niche in the construction market for the eponymous tool when hand complaints of builders became overwhelming.  'I just saw a need in the market,' explained Hammer to the Wiltshire Globe years later.  'My brother Hamlet decided on Iron, instead of the beef jerky I had initially foresaw for the project.  I think the reason I had jerky in mind was when my father told my mother that her jerky was tougher than nails.  Primary trials did not bear this out, though Ma certainly lorded it over Pa for awhile.  Until my town died of the plague, then no one made jokes anymore.  As they were dead."

It was pretty routine. 

That didst make me chuckle furiously.

Modern Marvels did an episode about paint. While the history of paint is intersting, I'd hardly call it a "marvel"  or "modern." Cavemen managed to do it.
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Re: thank you members
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2007, 07:22:01 AM »
I would call it discression. I can believe you have to expect more out of the time you sit in front of the tube to be a Rifftrax or MST3K fan.  I had an epiphany two years ago when I turned on the History Channel and there was an entire 30 minute program on HAMMERS!  I couldn't believe it!  I refused to watch it.  I might have missed some interesting facts about hammers...

Allow me:

"In 1344, Edmund Hammer saw a niche in the construction market for the eponymous tool when hand complaints of builders became overwhelming.  'I just saw a need in the market,' explained Hammer to the Wiltshire Globe years later.  'My brother Hamlet decided on Iron, instead of the beef jerky I had initially foresaw for the project.  I think the reason I had jerky in mind was when my father told my mother that her jerky was tougher than nails.  Primary trials did not bear this out, though Ma certainly lorded it over Pa for awhile.  Until my town died of the plague, then no one made jokes anymore.  As they were dead."

It was pretty routine. 

That didst make me chickle furiously.

Modern Marvels did an episode about paint. While the history of paint is intersting, I'd hardly call it a "marvel"  or "modern." Cavemen managed to do it.

What!?  You DARE mock paint?  The twenty-first wonder of the world?  Well, mister, before you question the greatness of paint, just ask yourself...where would you be without paint?  What would you put on your car to keep it from rusting?  What would you huff in the morning?  If you're not careful, Oily the Paint Sprite will magically appear and fix things so they'll get that way!
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