Colin Timothy Gagnon (sacredspud) wrote,
Colin Timothy Gagnon

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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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