Friday, November 28, 2008

Mort The Dead Teenager





This is the Marvel mini-series Mort The Dead Teenager. In the first issue Mort Graves is denogginized by a train during a drag racing accident. With the help of Teen Death, Mort gets to see what his world is like without him. Or something like that, I'm not finished with it yet. It lasted for 4 issues in 1993/94, each of which can be downloaded in the link below.

Searching for some information to use for this post I found countless sites mentioning a Tarantino produced film version of Mort that was in development a few years ago. And here I thought Man-Thing was a bit too obscure for someone to try and make into a movie. The only rumored cast member at the time was Jessica Simpson (not as hot as the world thinks, by the way) Presumably she would've been cast as the dumb chick with big cans and not Mort.



Things To Watch For:
Death Rides A Train
Apostrophe S - It's a word
The Lighter Side of Automobile Related Teenage Fatalities
Otto!
Mort Gets A Head of Himself
She's Been De-Feeted!
Yngwie's Brother Yngwe

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I Am A Turkey. Kill Me.


Just a quick Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at The Manchester Morgue.

Anyone else a little frightened by this picture? I think the creepy little bastards at the upper left of the dinner table are going to be doing a little carving of their own with the other members of the family in a minute here. Look out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Night of the Living.....Jews?


Night of the Living Jews is a short (20 Min. or so) zombie comedy that was made in 2007. I have no idea how I hadn't heard of it before now - I must be slipping in my old age. I know a lot of people are probably sick of the low budget funny zombie film, but I personally can't seem to get enough. I haven't watched it NOTLJ yet, but I'm looking forward to it. It looks like it should be rather entertaining, and there is even some pretty striking imagery on display for good measure.


Here's the official synopsis from the Heeb Magazine site:

"On the first night of Passover the residents of a remote Jewish bungalow colony are turned into flesh-eating zombies by matzo with a dark history. In the hunt for human flesh these Hasidic zombies descend on an unsuspecting gentile family in their quiet farmhouse. The loving mother and father and their mischievous son and nubile teenage daughter face an almost certain end until a mysterious stranger miraculously appears to save the day. In Night of the Living Jews you’ll journey through a hellish night of terror, romance and a frighteningly non-kosher diet."

If you're interested in owning a copy, you can pick one up here.

Bill and Ted's Bogus Comic Book Adaptation


Sorry about the lack of posts this past week, I was out of town on a bit of a vacation for the last week or so. But I'm back, and I'd thought I'd start off with a little comic adaptation of my favorite Bill and Ted movie (part 2). It follows the movie pretty closely, but there are a few things that are slightly different. One thing I noticed, they changed Ted saying that heaven was "most atypical" to "most semi-typical", which doesn't sound very funny at all. Or accurate, because the heaven in Bogus Journey was supposed to look a bit different than what we're used to seeing in movies, thus making it atypical, not semi-typical. In fact, I'm not certain semi-typical is even an actual recognized term.

But I won't go any further into that, because I don't think anyone is too worried about it. It's a Bill and Ted comic. If you're bored, this will give you something to read for 20 minutes or so.

Things To Watch For:

James Martin of Faith No More: The Animated...Comic Panel?
Thwarted By The Evil Robot Us's
The Melvining of Death (literally)
Station - Now In Green!
Oh, No, They're Brown Again
Rufus - Spanked with Dog
No Comic Version of Primus? Lame.

Monday, November 10, 2008

You Can't Do That On Television


This is Barth, Alasdair, Alanis, Christine (weird name, right?) and the rest of the gang from the strangest young adult sketch program to ever come out of Canada: You Can't Do That On Television

Nickelodeon announced about a year ago that they would be releasing DVD sets, but I'm pretty sure they decided to drop that idea for whatever reason. It's actually a bit odd considering the show was actually on for a decade. I'm sure it would sell at least as well as Clarissa.

The show is probably best known for the early appearances of one Alanis Morissette. Who ever would've thought that young, half Wolverine/half Fats the Dummy haircut-having Alanis from You Can't Do That On Television would grow up to sell 55 million albums, then star as God in a Kevin Smith movie? I for one, did not see that one coming. She actually wasn't in all that many episodes, but I did include two of hers here today. She's in Parties (anyone?) and IRONICALLY* she's also in the Pop Music episode. Well, I guess that's more coincidental than ironic, really. Oh well, I'm not changing it.

I'd go into more detail aboot the show, but YCDTOTV.com has everything you could possibly ever need to know about the show. Including current photos of many of the 100+ cast members who appeared on the show over the years.

Things To Watch For:

Adolescent Assassination Attempts
Alasdair - He Wears Short Shorts
Blurring the line between "secrect admirer" and "stalker"
Introducing the Trapezoidal Hitler Mustache
Phytophilous Principal
Barthy Burgers - Still better than Friday's
The Bus Driver With The Sgt. Slaughter Shades
The Monocle - The Unicycle of Eyeglasses
Naked Boys and Priest jokes: The Early Years
Meatballs: Canadian Style. Oh wait....
Dave Was....Her?
Alasdair - Bondage fan?
The Green Slimes - Hey, at least they're better than Nickelback
Boombox of The Gods
The 3 B's : Black Sabbath, the Blue Oyster Cult, and the B52s

*Sorry.

Mark Lawrence - David and Lisa


I know what you're thinking - this post's title could use a few more first names. Am I right? No?

This is Mark Lawrence's music from the 1962 film David and Lisa. The film was directed by Frank Perry ("Mommie Dearest") and starred Keir Dullea (It's him, Billy) and Janet Margolin ("Annie Hall").

I'm not sure why but I love this album cover. It's just a very simple, kind of Bergmanian image of the two main characters' faces, one overlaying the other (I'm not sure if that makes sense to anyone, I get what I'm saying), but I adore it. If it were a shirt, I'd wear it.


1. Theme from 'David and Lisa' (02:49)
2. Muriel Theme (01:50)
3. Clock-Smash (01:32)
4. David and Lisa's Love Song (00:48)
5. David's Nightmare (00:57)
6. Play Wit Me (01:03)
7. Lisa in Museum (01:36)
8. Self-Discovery (01:38)
9. Finale (02:20)
10. Theme from 'David and Lisa' (05:55)
Side two is 'jazz impressions' played by Victor Feldman All-Stars
11. David and Lisa's Love Song (03:50)
12. Paree, Paree, Paree (04:00)

Enjoy, and be sure to look out for my next post, containing a few episodes of some kind of weird Canadian show about some kids (one of them a semi-current international megastar, no less) doing a bunch of stuff that they can't do on television.

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