There's not a lot of gas left in my system at the moment but for some reason I feel compelled to get this Troma recap post done and posted before I hit the hay tonight. If I don't, I fear I may not get to it until a few days from now and I know you guys would all die from anticipation by then! No? Anyone?
Today was kind of a slow day in Tromaville. I sweeped the outside of the building, cleaned out the cigarette butts from the outdoor "ash tray", packaged some online orders, checked out some flicks sent in by fans hoping for Troma distribution (step it up, guys!), and spent the better part of the day promoting the shit out of the latest Tromasterpiece entries, The Last Horror Film and Combat Shock (sick of me talking about them yet?), mostly via Facebook of which I was admittedly completely foreign to up until today. I attempted to start a Fb page a while back but it was all too much to handle and I cancelled my account before I even got started. I guess i'm more of a MySpace guy although truthfully i'm really a neither guy. While I do have a MySpace page, I rarely even log into it or do anything with it. Everyones just gotta have one to say they have one, right?
So basically today Evan (public relations dude) and I worked on kick starting the Tromasterpiece Facebook page and by the time the clock struck time to get the hell outta there and go home, the friends had skyrocketed from about 20 to upwards of 400 (currently at over 500). Pat ourselves on the back for that one and here's to 500 more by tommorow! If you have a Facebook account, be sure to head over to the offical Tromasterpiece Facebook page and add them (us?) as a friend! While there, you can even play a little screen grab guessing game to win a copy of Cannibal The Musical on 2 disc DVD signed by Lloyd Kaufman himself! It's looking like nows gonna be the time for me to create a Facebook page, or at least make another account, so that I can be signed up as an admin on the Tromasterpiece account and can manage it from the comfort of my own home. We'll see how that goes. I hope I don't become hooked.
Aside from that, it was a lot of sitting around with not much to do today, which is kind of a bummer. It's not that I like doing shit, but being kept busy doing shit makes the day go by quicker and makes me feel that my three hour trek out to the city is well worth it. When 5 o' clock finally rolled around and I started taking out the trash and getting ready to leave, I was suddenly handed the task of transcribing an interview Lloyd conducted with the director of Combat Shock. If you've never transcribed an audio tape before, consider yourself fucking lucky cause it was just about the most painstaking and boring thing i've ever done, not to mention I was supposed to be out of there by the time I got started on it. I quickly realized that the task of transcribing a 20 or so minute interview would take many hours, so I worked until six, transcribed about 4 minutes of the shit, and then got out of there. I would love to say I stayed as late as possible and finished the whole thing before crapping out but I was way too fucking exhausted at this point and I think everyone leaves around 6ish anyway, so it really wouldn't have been possible. I got a little ticked that I sat around most of the day dying for something to do and then right when I was about to leave, I was handed hours of work, but I got over it. Guess things just work out that way sometimes. Suffice to say, if you're ever torn between the tasks of whiping the shitter down or transcribing an audio file, opt for the shitter! Let's hope I never have to do another one of those again.
Before I go ....
I've saved the best for last! Early in the morning, I was treated to the following music video directed by Lloyd Kaufman and the afformentioned Evan Husney. It's called "The Cleaner", it's for the band FAGGOT, and I think i'll let it speak for itself. Enjoy.
**It appears this video was too disturbing for Vimeo! I will try to get a hold of another link where it can be checked out for those who missed it!!**
Apparently Lloyd and Michael Herz (co-founder of Troma) are hotly debating whether or not to submit this video to HBO, Michael's argument being something along the lines of "nobody wants to see a puppet asshole." Or do they!? Regardless, Lloyd apparently sent the video to some big names in the horror industry including Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Dario Argento, Clive Barker, and Wes Craven. Gotta love him! Would love to know what those guys think of that video .....