"HOPE for nice weather"
Anyone who lived in Milwaukee,WI during the 1970s will recognize this as
Albert The Alleycat...he started out as a character on a locally produced kids'
show on WITI Channel 6...he was moved to the local news broadcasts,and
eventually became an unofficial mascot of the station until 1981.
The two rather provocative women depicted here are Crissy Moran
and Aria Giovanni;this is based on a color pic of the two.
"je HOPE vah's"
Some years ago,my brother Matt...that's him on the far left...got together with
Kent Boyce,Tim Cook and Steve Adams to form the hard-rock band Bender.
During their time together,they released two albums,Joe and Jehovah's Hitlist.
Their music was featured in two movies,3000 Miles To Graceland and one of
the Scary Movie films--I don't know which one--as well as the videogame
ATV Offroad Fury for Playstation 2.
"the other trinity"
From the Astro City comic books...depicted here are,from left to right,superhero
Samaritan,superheroine Winged Victory and masked vigilante the Confessor,the
three of which are the protagonists of the miniseries Victory...they are the "other
trinity" because of their resemblance to the grouping of Superman,Wonder Woman
"say it like it's written"
Tommy Wiseau,in an iconic moment from his messterpiece The Room.
The text must be pronounced as it's spelled there,to reasonably capture Wiseau's
accent/speech impediment/weird way of talking that has you scratching your head
in bewilderment as to what the hell country's this guy's from.
"there's always room for jello"
Inspired by the Wally Wood-illustrated comicbook story Gookum!,as
it appeared in MAD #2 (Dec '52/Jan '53)...a comical four-armed alien
lands on Earth and,over a provided meal,regales the press with the tale
of his escape from his home planet,long threatened by the Gookum,a
bright red gelatinous substance that lay dormant for many years before
it came to life and proceeded to devour everything in its path. He finishes
his story just as he is brought dessert...a cherry-jello parfait...at which
he recoils in horror. Guess why.
"IT'S THE BRAK SHOW!"
Actor Lance Fuller from the 1955 sci-fi movie This Island Earth...
the title of this piece,as well as the caption,come from the irreverent
but hilarious treatment it received in Mystery Science Theater