Thursday, August 31, 2006

McGonagall Reconsidered:

Author Gord Bambrick argues that William McGonagall (prithily known as the worst poet in the English language) might've been spoofing us all.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Wanna buy early tickets to the Bad Poets Society?

Just try this link and look for our event on September 10th, 2006 (7pm).
Meanwhile we've got all the poetry picked out and sorted into "appropriate" categories...39 poems in total. We'll be blogging a bit more on the general topic of bad poetry over the next ten days as we lead up to The Bad Poets Society.
This is also Channel Zero's tenth anniversary...anyone out there recall our tiny beginnings as a film-video franchise downstairs at the Liberty Cafe in Central Square.
Look how far we've come...maybe what four or five miles?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Special Announcement: The Bad Poets Society is Returning!!!

YES! Because you demanded it! Back in Boston after a five year hiatus!

Channel Zero and Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater Present

The Bad Poets Society!

Mankind’s Worst Poetry from The Age of Shakespeare to the Modern Age!

With Special Guest Reader: Jimmy Tingle!

Poe, Shakespeare, Longfellow. Great Poets are eternal. Alas, none of them will be an appearance anywhere near the Bad Poet’s Society, a loving tribute to the world’s worst verse from the inept poesy of Scotland’s William McGonagall to the lyric dementia of Nick Kenny a poet in love with the US Navy.

Jimmy Tingle, Somerville’s One Man Renaissance will kick off the festivities with his own special reading!

Don’t Miss this Legendary Festival of Inferior Rhymes!

Sunday, September 10th, 7pm
Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater
255 Elm Street
Davis Square
Somerville Ma. 02144
Admission: $10 cheap!!!

Off to the Drive In tonight I think...

"Mys Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "John Tucker Must Die" are on a double bill at the Tri-Town making this, my pick of the week.
The Tri-Town Drive In's vitals can be found by using the handy link on the right.
Sadly I never did get to see "Superman Returns" at the Tri-Town (I dreamt of parking dead center at the eight post dead center in the first row)...but this particular double feature makes up for that nicely.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Scriptwriting stories such as this

just make me cringe

Krypton doesn't explode?
Jor El commits suicide in order to visit Kal El in limbo?
I mean...the mind boggles at the vulgar thoughlessness of each and every successive version of the proposed Superman revival.
Thank Ghod for Bryan Singer thats all I can say...