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Our iRiff of “The Blob” is getting some last-minute polish. We’ll have it up soon!

Music: “The Thing” by Phil Harris

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Ghostbusters
Toren: 10/10
Kevin: 8/10
Joe: 10/10

Ghostbusters 2
Toren: 7/10
Kevin: 5/10
Joe: 6/10

The Blob (1958)
Toren: 4/10
Kevin: 2/10
Joe: 4/10

The Blob (1988)
Toren: 3/10

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  • banks!

    If you heard Quirks and Quarks on May 14th, you would have heard more about the ‘Bone-eating zombie snot worm’. In particular the interview with marine scientist Dr. Ellen Prager about her new book “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime, The Oceans Oddest Creatures and Why they Matter”

    http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2011/05/14/may-14-2011/

    On a related note, as a child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I recall a number of slime based toys, in particular, “Slime” and “Masters of the Universe Horde Slime Pit”. I owned “Slime” and let me tell you, you did NOT want to get that on the carpet. It did not come out.

    http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/11/the_7_best_slime_toys.php

  • banks!

    If you heard Quirks and Quarks on May 14th, you would have heard more about the ‘Bone-eating zombie snot worm’. In particular the interview with marine scientist Dr. Ellen Prager about her new book “Sex, Drugs and Sea Slime, The Oceans Oddest Creatures and Why they Matter”

    http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2011/05/14/may-14-2011/

    On a related note, as a child growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, I recall a number of slime based toys, in particular, “Slime” and “Masters of the Universe Horde Slime Pit”. I owned “Slime” and let me tell you, you did NOT want to get that on the carpet. It did not come out.

    http://www.toplessrobot.com/2009/11/the_7_best_slime_toys.php

  • Lars

    I wonder if Penn&Teller could sue those Columbian slug slime cream manufacturers for the idea:
    http://unreasonablefaith.com/2009/03/21/penn-and-teller-placebo-effect/

  • marlo

    Kevin’s penis comment was so awesome.

  • Phav Nosnibor

    Essential viewing for this episode: the cheesy/glorious Japanese-American co-production that is THE GREEN SLIME. It sucks, but not in the brain-gouging bad way and it has possibly the greatest theme song of all time. There are better-sounding versions up on YouTube, but it’s hard to argue with the love that went into the video that accompanies this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUE2jW61arA

    If you really have to see it (and you know you do), Warner is currently flogging it as an overpriced burned-to-order DVD-R through their Archive series.

  • Phav Nosnibor

    Essential viewing for this episode: the cheesy/glorious Japanese-American co-production that is THE GREEN SLIME. It sucks, but not in the brain-gouging bad way and it has possibly the greatest theme song of all time. There are better-sounding versions up on YouTube, but it’s hard to argue with the love that went into the video that accompanies this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUE2jW61arA

    If you really have to see it (and you know you do), Warner is currently flogging it as an overpriced burned-to-order DVD-R through their Archive series.

  • Jim

    Thanks for the shoutout, Joe…I’ve been slimed!

  • Jenna

    Who knew slime could be “smart”? Turns out that slime molds can actually work their way through mazes:

    http://andthatsscience.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-minetaur-needed-slime-mold.html

    Looks like I’m going to have to have to come up with a different way of keeping The Blob out of my front yard.

  • Jenna

    Who knew slime could be “smart”? Turns out that slime molds can actually work their way through mazes:

    http://andthatsscience.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-minetaur-needed-slime-mold.html

    Looks like I’m going to have to have to come up with a different way of keeping The Blob out of my front yard.

  • Derek

    Anyone familiar with a BBC comedy call the Young Ones from the 80s, about a bunch of uni students in a share house (Rik Mayall was Rick, an activist wannabe, Adrian Edmondson was Vivian, a punk, Nigel Planner was Neil, the hippie, and someone else was Michael, a smooth operator and schemer)? The comments about the sneeze helmets reminded me of the “Sick” episode. Neil, the hippie, was sick and sneezing, so Vivian, the punk, decided to put a giant green garbage bag over his head and then hammered six inch nails in his head for acupuncture – and this is how Neil remained for the episode, wandering around the house occasionally sneezing and bumping into things.

  • Derek

    Loved the song from this one too – great track. 🙂

  • Derek

    Loved the song from this one too – great track. 🙂

  • curtis

    another word for stage slime used on tv is gunge, which turns out is also some sort of fetish. looking up videos about slime while listening to this episode i kept stumbling on videos of barely dressed people ‘gunging’ themselves, or voluntarily letting other people pour various gooey things all over them. the strange journey didn’t end there, I also discovered another odd fetish called ‘vore’ which is all about watching people getting ‘eaten’ by various things like beds, refridgerators, giant cgi animals or blob monsters.

    there was an indy horror movie called ‘bioslime’ (or ‘contagion’ in some releases) back in 2010 that featured a tentacly slime monster which bridged the two genres. i’m sure it made some people very happy.

  • cemeterysunshine

    just watched “The Blob” complete with iRiff accompaniment. I loved you guys before, double love you now!! are you planning on doing any other films?

  • Derek Weber

    Watch out for the real green slime, taking over waterways as we speak, though completely counter to how we thought algal blooms have worked for the past fifty years. Well, really, this one isn’t an algal bloom, it’s a reaction to a lack of Phosphate (I think) in the waterways, which we’ve been attempting to reduce over those last fifty years, because we found it contributed to algal blooms. Confused? Read this and beware the Green Snot!

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140922-green-snot-takes-over-worlds-rivers?OCID=fbindia

  • Derek Weber

    Watch out for the real green slime, taking over waterways as we speak, though completely counter to how we thought algal blooms have worked for the past fifty years. Well, really, this one isn’t an algal bloom, it’s a reaction to a lack of Phosphate (I think) in the waterways, which we’ve been attempting to reduce over those last fifty years, because we found it contributed to algal blooms. Confused? Read this and beware the Green Snot!

    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140922-green-snot-takes-over-worlds-rivers?OCID=fbindia