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11:57 pm - Another jeans day e-mail and They Live

Oh, so it's "teh lame", is it? I realized late on Tuesday afternoon that I needed to send something out that day since I'd be out on Wednesday, so I threw this one together shortly before I left work. You'd be surprised at how hard it is to find pictures of the Far Side cows.

And, of course, this was in the lower right corner of the message where you'd have to scroll down to get to it.

Jeans days are almost exclusively on Wednesdays, but sometimes they end up rescheduled to accommodate a client visit (heaven forbid they see us in comfortable attire). Such was the case this week, and as always there were people who dressed casually on Wednesday, got sent home to change, and blamed me for it. I can see doing that if (for example) you're off on Tuesday, but the people who make such a fuss about it are just lazy idiots who can't be bothered to scan the subject lines of the e-mail they receive ("United Way Jeans Day -- THURSDAY, May 18th" should have been a giveaway).

So anyway, on a different subject... Anybody interested in seeing They Live at the Orpheum this weekend? It plays Friday at midnight and Saturday at 9:00, but I'm leaning toward Friday. They Live (for the uninitiate) is one of the more palatable movies John Carpenter made during his career's commercial peak in the '80s. It's somewhat silly commentary on consumerism and (especially) Reaganomics disguised as an alien invasion movie. Remember the game Duke Nukem 3D? The one-liners in that game that weren't stolen directly from Army of Darkness were stolen directly from They Live ("I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.").

They Live also features the most remarkable fistfight I've ever witnessed in a Hollywood movie, worth mentioning because it's A) exactly five minutes long (seriously), and B) over a pair of sunglasses ("You wear the damn glasses!" "No! You wear 'em!").

Classic of modern cinema which everybody should see at least once, blah, blah, blah, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper, which I mention because I know how you kids like your washed-up professional wrestlers. Five bucks. You should go see it.
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From:evil_jim
Date:May 19th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
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They Live! In the theater??! I work 'til eleven & leaving for Grandma's the next day but I'll totally be there! I've been wanting to see it again for a long time. The timing is great & it's difficult to find a better venue.

Say, did I introduce you to this movie or were you already well aware of it before we started watching lots of movies together?
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 20th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
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Well, you won't get this until after you're home from the movie, but I'll definitely be there and am excited about seeing it on the big screen.

Actually, I was introduced to They Live shortly before we watched it. Somebody (I don't remember who or why) had told me I should see it so snatched up the copy from Video Visions when they went out of business.
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From:matt_william
Date:May 19th, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
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I love washed up professional wrestlers...esp Rowdy Roddy Piper. And I love them even more when they star in one of my favorite movies. Sadly I remember paying about $35 for the DVD when it first came out (still worth every cent though), even though now I can get it for about $10.

Yes...I am going...period!

Matthew
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 20th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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I didn't pay quite that much, but I also bought the film before its price went down. No matter -- I'm still excited about seeing it on the big screen.

As for Mr. Piper, I guess he's not as washed up as I implied. I remember reading about a year ago that he's doing a spoken-word show which has been very well received.
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From:agaysexicon
Date:May 19th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
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I'd love to go, but I can only go on Saturday, as I work the other night. Which is, coincidentally, tonight.
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From:sacredspud
Date:May 20th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
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Hmmm.... Well, it looks like tonight's the night I'm going as tonight is the night I was able to convince people to go. I probably won't do tomorrow night's showing. I have it on DVD though, so if you were interested primarily in the social gathering, we could do They Live as part of a movie night sometime. Sorry!
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From:agaysexicon
Date:May 20th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC)
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In high school, my friends and I would always catch a movie on the weekends when we hung out. It meant I saw a whole bunch of good movies ("The Matrix", "The Green Mile") and even more bad ones ("Me, Myself and Irene", "Scary Movie", "The latest in Steven Segal related action films"). It was a good time, usually, if not for the movie, then the company of consumerist whore friends.

I kinda miss that whole "Seeing a movie with friends on Friday night" thing. Which sucks now because I work those nights. Oh well. I may see the film, I may be sleeping. We'll see how things turn out.
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