Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Snakes Alive, Again!
Long-time readers of this feature may recall a posting last December about Boys' Adventure Club and snakes (which I call slitherdarts). Well, the slitherdarts are returning to my Library.
Learn about slitherdarts from around the world with Snake Head Ed. On June 28, 2011, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Snake Head Ed will share his worldly experiences with these interesting and often misunderstood reptiles. Live slitherdarts will be there, so you may get up-close and personal. The program is for all ages, and no registration is required.
Come and see these intriguing animals and learn about their habitats, behaviors, favorite foods, etc. Many thanks to The Lady With the Red Hair, who reminded me that I called snakes slitherdarts in a previous posting. Although I like giving things "Cauli names," upon reflection I'm not sure I can really improve upon the name snakes. That says it all, pretty much. Still, the term slitherdarts is out there in the blogosphere now, so I'm sticking with it.
Hey, Lady With the Red Hair, I'll Save You a Front-Row Seat,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Reptilian News Beat
P.S. Joel Robinson (played by Joel Hodgson) and the 'bots (of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame) hear an off-camera mystery voice warn the actors to "watch out for snakes," prompting Tom Servo (played by Kevin Murphy) to ask, "Who said that?" The clip is from the movie Eegah! (1962), starring Richard Kiel, Marilyn Manning, Arch Hall, Jr., and Arch Hall, Sr. (billed at William Watters). To fully appreciate the superb MST3K movie riffing, you should watch the entire episode (MST3K #506). Click here to play part one on YouTube, and check the suggestions column along the right side of the screen to find the remaining nine out of ten parts.
P.P.S. Watch our book trailer featuring MST3K's Amazing Colossal Episode Guide (1996), which is available in the Evergreen Indiana catalog. Pictured in the clip "still" (above) are, from left to right: Crow T. Robot (voiced and puppeted by Trace Beaulieu and, starting in Season 8, by Bill Corbett); Joel Robinson (played by series creator Joel Hodgson); Mike Nelson (played by series head writer Michael J. Nelson); and Tom Servo (voiced and puppeted by Josh [later, J. Elvis] Weinstein and, beginning in Season 2, by Kevin Murphy). In 2007, MST3K was included on the "100 best television shows of all time" list (published by Time magazine). Visit the MST3K official website at this special place.
P.P.P.S. To read one of my previous blog postings about MST3K, click here.