April 6, 2001, 6:26 a.m. CST
Between the D movie and "Run, Ronnie, Run" the world will soon know the truth. I, for one, embrace this coming age of enlightenment.
April 6, 2001, 6:29 a.m. CST
Its so funny that this came up. We've been on a major Tenacious D kick at work recently. Tenacious D rocks!
April 6, 2001, 6:33 a.m. CST
I cannot wait for this movie to happen almost as much as I can't wait for Run, Ronnie Run to come out! D rocks! But whats up with that link to Tom and Nichole in the text? Whoa.... proud to be first for the power of D!
April 6, 2001, 6:36 a.m. CST
My favorite movie he starred in was that spy-fantasy movie with Henry Thomas back in 1983 or so. I can't quite remember the name of it. Kidding aside, Black was the only thing that made High Fidelity worth watching. He's a funny, talented jerk.
April 6, 2001, 7:11 a.m. CST
The D has been knockin' my socks on their asses for years, and they should be breakin' out, poste haste. JB's been kickin' ass since he stole the show as 'Augie' in "Airborne". Now that's some powerful acting. And KG? He's silent, but deadly. "When KG and I get together...the ideas, they just blast forth. Bleeding together like wine. Like wine."--JB
April 6, 2001, 7:15 a.m. CST
...Jack Blck is funny and stuff and surely a talent but really, this obsessive, bordering on the creepy, geek-worship that means everything that bears their name has to be revered with a kind of hahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahah duuuude how cooooool overdrive to it is frankly a little alarming. No, the bove excerpt is certainly NOT Who's On First, in fact I dont know what the comparison is doing there anyway - but its not really Spinal Tap either is it. Just because they're funny people doesn't mean that everything they doo is funny regardless of its specific merits. Hope it will be funny though. More overkill than uber-cool would be a bad thing. So lets hope it's not just a funny guy doing lame "its frustrating being in a band" routines - elongated sketches from SNL stylee.
April 6, 2001, 7:18 a.m. CST
by Homer Jay
There are 2 kinds of people in this world...people who get Tenacious D and those who don't. There have been more than a few times where I have tried to show someone the magic that is TD and have been met with blank stares. Chances are, if you're a Tenacious D fan, you're also a Mr. Show fan, a Pee-Wee fan, and a Ren & Stimpy fan.
April 6, 2001, 7:37 a.m. CST
The D kicks ass, and I can't fuckin' wait to see this movie. Moriarty, I thank you for writing the story, but I do have one comment. Why didn't you mention the absolute genius that was the pilot episode of Ben Stiller's doomed sitcom, Heat Vision and Jack. It starred Jack Black and Owen Wilson and was absolutely hilarious. I guess I'm still biter that FOX never picked it up, but it still deserves props any time somebody mentions Jack Black's, Ben Stiller's, and Owen Wilson's bodies of work. History will remember it as the best sitcom to never air.
April 6, 2001, 7:38 a.m. CST
How's it going? I am definately flowin. Great essay Moriarty. Without question, you are the best writer on the site. I'd take a bullet for Tenacious D. ROCK!
April 6, 2001, 7:41 a.m. CST
I too, fell in love with the D when I accidently caught them on HBO. I simply cannot wait for this movie.
April 6, 2001, 7:46 a.m. CST
Hey, I've been a fan of Black since Airborne as well. This guy has some potential and will make a mark in Hollywood. Just as long as he doesn't go the way of Candy, Belushi, and um, yeah I guess Farley. But what's up with Dio (foondio). He has been predicting his death for the past 15 years! Oh, well maybe his time will come. Looks like I'm gonna have to subscribe to HBO even though I can't some of their other programming. Or does anyone know if these are out on video. Huh, huh, anyone, anyone....
April 6, 2001, 7:47 a.m. CST
In a world of stupid fucks, KG and JB reign supreme. Long live Wonderboy and Young Nastyman!!!
April 6, 2001, 7:51 a.m. CST
April 6, 2001, 7:55 a.m. CST
"are there any more stuff?" I have been on Jack's jammy since Bob Roberts and I'm SO ready for this movie. "whatever you say, Chip!" I've got my D video memorized even better than I ever had the Young Ones memorized, and that's sayin somethin, boy. (P.S. Take it all off, Fat Gwyneth!! Everything but the fat!)
April 6, 2001, 8:03 a.m. CST
What is up with the Tom and Nichole link. Someone took their dissolved marriage pretty hard. I wonder what kind of values the Church of Scientology was instilling. Do you have free love? Do you wait for aliens to come and abduct you to the 'promised land'? Or do you believe in Gaea being the all-powerful being and we are there children? Does Roswell coincide with anything?
April 6, 2001, 8:36 a.m. CST
That last post? Not funny.
April 6, 2001, 8:39 a.m. CST
Referring to Film Threat as if it was still in print? Now, that's funny.
If you've never heard of them, download some of their music--it's actually really good. I am very excited. I heard that their HBO shorts are coming to DVD next month. Anyone know any details about this? Any extras? Also, I heard that John C. Reilly (Boogie Nights, Magnolia) plays Sasquatch. I don't know if it's true, but I like to believe it. Good ole Sassafrass.
April 6, 2001, 9:06 a.m. CST
Where did you read about the DVD?
April 6, 2001, 9:07 a.m. CST
Getting my ass blown out would be a special thing, like hitting a tin cup shot in Genesis golf. *tin cup*
April 6, 2001, 9:09 a.m. CST
Thats the site I got the info on the DVD--it was a tiny blurb, didnt give any details, so Im not certain if it's true. If you're a D or Mr Show fan, you should check out that site. Lots of downloads.
April 6, 2001, 9:15 a.m. CST
congratulations to CROUTON for identifying the great Reed Rothchild as Sasquatch! And no offense meant to the always witty gtakeirocks, but I'll tell you what's a fading nineties thing: Howard Stern worship! Jackie probably quit to go follow the D.
April 6, 2001, 10:17 a.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
It's about two stoners who get a pass to visit their dead friend Rog in hell. Reunited, the trio of buds meet the late Don Simpson, producer of TOP GUN, BEVERLY HILLS COP, FLASHDANCE and the terror of the Hollywood sexual service industry. He's the kind of guy our heroes admire. They team up with Don to help him crash a party at Aleistir Crowley's villa overlooking the River Styx.
April 6, 2001, 11:08 a.m. CST
It is so obvious that Jack Black's best performance was in AIRBORNE...nuff said...peace out to all you Cossssssby Sweater wearing mofo's!!!
April 6, 2001, 11:55 a.m. CST
Does anyone else remember Jack's appearance in the family show "Life Goes On"? He played a Neo-Nazi skinhead who beat up an HIV-positive character. Of course , drama ensues when Jack's character has a daughter and is confronted and urged to get tested. I don't know what season it was, IMDB doesn't even list it, but it was definitely him. If someone were industious enough, they could find out what episode it was. On the "Run, Ronnie, Run" tip: Caught David Cross live here in L.A. Tuesday night. What a surreal show. I won't fill bandwidth describing the whole thing, but it ended with a group reading of "The Vagina Monologues" juxtaposed with letters from TV Guide.
April 6, 2001, 11:57 a.m. CST
By and by, I've been trying to find 'The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome', but it seems no local video has in stock.
April 6, 2001, 12:32 p.m. CST
The "Life Goes On" episode was called "Incident on Main" and was from the '93 season. This here internet thing is pretty darn handy. ;-)
April 6, 2001, 12:47 p.m. CST
1. I saw the D in DC after a couples years of re-watching the HBO episodes. It was one of those live music experiences that makes you smile for weeks after. Bow your heads! 2. At a Phish show I saw in Irvine, CA, Trey Anastasio said that he was honored to be in CAli, home of the three bands in history better than Phish: Zappa, Van Halen and Tenacious D. The place went berserk. -------->SPOILER FOLLOWS:::::::::::::::::::>>>>>> 3. At a guitar shop in my hometown, the techs are working in secret with a graphic designer on the custom-art Gibson SG to be used in the film (for those who don't know, that's the model of ELECTRIC GUITAR that Angus Young in AC/DC made famous). The graphic portrays the sinewy arm of Satan tossing KG and JB into the fire.
April 6, 2001, 1:53 p.m. CST
Notice that Lee is wearing a beret too. A fine moment.
April 6, 2001, 2:36 p.m. CST
by Homer Jay
I never thought I'd see a reference to that show made on this site. My personal favorite episode was when Corky moved in with his girlfriend and got homesick. He forgot his toothbrush and curled up in a corner in the fetal position absolutely spazzing and screaming, "I WANT MY TOOTHBRUSH!!" I laughed about that for weeks. (Yes, I know I'm going to hell.)
April 6, 2001, 4:10 p.m. CST
I'm standing in line already, baby. Kyle's fingers be silver...Jack's voice then be gold!
April 6, 2001, 4:37 p.m. CST
What happened to Bob and Dave writing the D movie script? Are egos a-clashin'? BTW, Neo, Lately they've been selling HeatVision VCDs on ebay.
April 6, 2001, 5:28 p.m. CST
Black reminds me of Collin Malone and vice versa.
April 6, 2001, 6:01 p.m. CST
I downloaded it at fugitivealien.com (Is it not there anymore?). It wasn't as great as I had hoped. It was funny, dont get me wrong, but it not nearly as great as the D--its kind of lame sometimes too. The title sequence is hillarious as is his catchphrase ("I know... EVERYTHING!"). Plus, JB without KG is just plain wrong.
April 6, 2001, 10:17 p.m. CST
It's about freakin' time. It's all about KG JB and me. I want this script...now dammit now!!!
April 6, 2001, 10:27 p.m. CST
Even though I know KG and JB hate that reference, they are more like Smothers Brothers than the Blues Brothers. Lest we forget, TD is an acoustic rock duo, not blues singers with a big band behind them.
April 6, 2001, 11:54 p.m. CST
April 7, 2001, 5:29 a.m. CST
These guys did. Sounds cool.
April 7, 2001, 6:31 a.m. CST
by gah rides again
Is a reference to one of the many introductions the D insists on before they perform.
April 7, 2001, 11:52 a.m. CST
Written by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. Basically combines every conspiracy theory known to man into a comic mishmash of cosmic preportions. Trilogy of books (The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple and Leviathan) usually collected in paperback form (I have the hardcover). SHOULD be a high budget trilogy, IS an underground classic for Discordians everywhere.
April 7, 2001, 1:46 p.m. CST
Have you ever had your ass waxed? It hurts, but then it feels good... really good. Check it out! History of TD (SNL - May 2,1998)
May 14, 2001, 8:16 p.m. CST
Can't I have anything nice? I haven't seen these guys yet much to my utter dismay. Now they are going to super sell-out before I even got a chance to see them, and now only people who are string-pullers will get to see them. Crapulence is all this is. Pure and simple. First the Landcruiser, now this.