Excellent extended live performance of the Theme from Snuff Box by Matt Berry & The Maypoles at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK.
Friday 4th April 2014

Thought you guys would get a kick out of the heading for my column this month, lol.

Thought you guys would get a kick out of the heading for my column this month, lol.

Need some of this…..If you don’t know what this is, you’re on the wrong blog

Need some of this…..If you don’t know what this is, you’re on the wrong blog

Rich Fulcher’s tweet won the Hashtag War on last night’s @midnight

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Seen on twitter…

Hey you! Your tweet ruled and might be on tonight’s show! Check it:

Just gonna leave this right here…

Matt Berry - Love Is a Fool
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MATT MUSIC MONDAY — Love Is A Fool from Opium (2008)

The origin of the Snuff Box theme.  There is also another groovier version of this later on the album.  Smooove.

Seen on twitter…

2h

received this gem of a christmas gift from my boyfriend

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Keep that boyfriend.

The AV Club asked it’s contributors…What’s the best non-2013 pop culture you discovered this year?

John Teti
Netflix recently added the 2006 British comedy series Snuff Box to its streaming library, and when I gave it a try, I discovered a dark sketch show with a rhythm that was truly its own. The show ostensibly follows the life of a sneering professional hangman (Matt Berry) who hangs out with his assistant (Rich Fulcher) in a gentlemen’s club for hangmen. But that premise is merely the nexus around which it weaves surreal flights of fancy that are often dark and crude and almost always fascinating. Snuff Box is so unusual that for the entire first episode, I struggled to get my bearings, in part because Berry and Fulcher tend to smear each sketch into the next, so it’s hard to tell whether you’re coming or going. Many sketches start out with a simple game that transforms into something far more elaborate—such as a sequence in which yelps of profanity from people on a park bench are woven into a five-part harmony. Other times, Snuff Box will juxtapose disparate pieces that would be moronic on their own and lend them a giddy strangeness by treating them as routine. One recurring gag sees Fulcher traveling back in time to chat with an ancestor hangman who has two specialties: black magic and prostitutes. This isn’t mere “random” comedy—what makes the weirdness so strong, in fact, is the incongruent yet unblinking sense of purpose that Berry and Fulcher bring to it. A show this bizarre is destined to be a cult affair. I’m just glad to be part of the Snuff Box cult.

A familiar face…

rsnuniverse:

Never too late to pretend!

Everything went dark!!

rsnuniverse:

Never too late to pretend!

Everything went dark!!

as on 8:00pm Apes of Wrath is about to start.  So take it from there.

While watching Snuff…

For shits and grins I decided to find out what the phrase mon j’élise tué sa femme meansYou know, the phrase Matt says to the girl in front of the estate agent.  He tells her it means “Why put bay windows on a shit house?”  It actually means "I killed my wife."

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Matt’s Diary ep on now.  I don’t know if the stream will repeat loop so catch it now.

This stream is running Snuff Box right now.  It was running Darkplace,  I don’t know if it’s going to loop back around to Darkplace though.