In which we reminisce about Weird Science. “They went from zeroes to heroes in one fantastic weekend!” John Hughes directed three films within a year: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and uh, Weird Science. Generally described as “uneven” even by … Continue reading The Chet Day Thread (December 2, 2020)
We all love music! Tell us what made your lists this year! Continue reading Share Your Spotify 2020 Wrapped Lists!
Mondo Mascots is the best Twitter account because it educates us on such wonderful characters such as Cheese-kun, the mascot of Pizza Hut in Japan. Fans of the mid-2000s anime Code Geass might also recognise the mascot in plush form … Continue reading The Cheese-kun Night Thread (November 28, 2020)
Phew! Another week over. I hope everyone made it. Let’s celebrate with GIFs! Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is a light-hearted game so please do not post sexualised or … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
In which I review (in a spoiler-free manner!) South Korean zombie sequel Peninsula. Yeon Sang-ho’s 2016 Train to Busan was a breath of fresh air, so to speak, in the “Zombie apocalypse” arena, which is an impressive feat these days … Continue reading The Peninsula Day Thread (November 27, 2020)
Play-Doh is ridiculous, everybody. Hasbro claim to sell a hundred million tubs of the stuff every year but did you know its ninety years old and was originally created as a product to clean coal soot from wallpaper? Kutol Products … Continue reading The Play-Doh Night Thread (November 26, 2020)
No, this isn’t the day thread, it’s the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day thread! Come join Joel, Mike, Jonah, the Mads and the Bots (and special guests) and watch the very best worst movies on the Avocado of Love! Continue reading MST3k Turkey Day 2020 Live Thread
In which we look at the real-life Warriors. In 1979 director and producer Gary Weis was inspired by an article written by Jon Bradshaw for Esquire Magazine. Titled ‘Savage Skulls’ it detailed the everyday life of two street gangs who … Continue reading The Day Thread is 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s (November 24, 2020)
Printed in 1838, the ‘Welsh Interpreter’ was a guidebook of useful phrases for the English tourist visiting the country and having to deal with the local peasantry. This delightful book was shared by the Welsh Archive on their Twitter account … Continue reading A fedrwch chwi siarad Cymraeg, Night Thread? (November 23, 2020)
Astronaut and astrophysicist John Crichton becomes stranded on the other side of the universe when his Farscape module goes through a wormhole. He is taken in by the misfit passengers of the sentient ship Moya, a spacecraft that happens to … Continue reading The Scorpius Day Thread (November 23, 2020)
By the noble reckoning of WordPress, The Avocado has created 20,000 threads! I actually thought this might have been the magic thread but y’all so damn productive we reached and breached this momentous milestone on Friday, and we’re up to … Continue reading The 20,013th Post Night Thread (November 21, 2020)
It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to post puzzlesome GIFs. Let’s play! Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! Remember the Golden Rule, everyone: Don’t Make It Weird. That means no … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
So which George Romero zombie film is your favourite? Dawn or Day? Night of the Living Dead doesn’t count because it’s the ur-zombie film, and Land of the Dead does not exist in this dojo. The 1985 is my personal … Continue reading The Frankenstein Day Thread (November 20, 2020)
The global society in which we live in today is just a ceiling tile on the top floor of the towering skyscraper that is human history. It stretches back two hundred thousand years, from the point in the fossil record … Continue reading My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Could Have Done That: Ancient Art from around the World
Today’s Open Thread is dedicated to Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, aka The Ninth Wonder of the World. As a professional wrestler during her short career in the WWF – lasting only five years – she was a trailblazer. Looking back, … Continue reading The Ninth Wonder of the World Day Thread (November 18, 2020)
The final instalment of my series looks at an example very close to home for me! The Cochno Stone There are at least six thousand known prehistoric carved rocks in the United Kingdom and a similar amount in western mainland … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Cochno Stone (November 15 Night Thread)
Welcome back to another look at an example of exquisite art from pre-history! The Rock Art of Alta Way, way up in the remote parts of Norway, far north of the Arctic Circle, at the head of the Alta Fjord, … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Rock Art of Alta (November 14 Night Thread)
Nobody Panic! Continue reading The Impromptu Weekend Politics Thread
Aboriginal art in Australia can be dated back as far as thirty thousand years, the oldest confirmed rock paintings in the world. The Maliwawa Figures In Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, there resides a vast collection of curious … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Maliwawa Figures (November 13 Night Thread)
Keep away the chill with some warming GIFs! If you don’t know how to play, I’m here to let you know! Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is a light-hearted … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
It’s Friday the 13th! You know what that means: Which one of the twelve films is your favourite? Did you play the game, and what did you think of it? Unfortunately it was announced just a day ago that the … Continue reading The Friday the Thirteenth Day Thread