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On this day ... October 28

Diluting your word power:

Mennonite is any of a number of natural countertop surface materials, such as wood or marble.


Thursday, October 28, 1999

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 42. Oh freddled gruntbuggly . . .

Kevin MacDonald as Simon Mulligan I thought I'd do a scary Halloween theme, so I picked the scariest company I could find and copied their web page style. For those of you with a brave heart and those of you who have stayed, look into my face and note: to look into my face is to look into the face of evil. Sorry...sometimes I slip into a Kids in the Hall sketch by accident.


Movies this week:

  • Being John Malkovich: First off: damn you limited release! Now, John Kusack plays a puppeteer who stumbles on a portal in his office on the 7 1/2th floor (that is, a half-height floor such that there are two floors between 7 and 8) which goes into John Malkovich's head and allows him to see through his eyes and control him for a while until he gets dumped into a culvert in New Jersey (Kusack, not Malkovich). Get it? Neither do I. I must see it.
  • The House on Haunted Hill: Not to be confused with "The Haunting of Hill House" which was the original title for The Haunting. Anyway, requisite haunted house story: stay in the house overnight and get one million dollars.
  • Music of the Heart: Kind of a monotinous wooshy-thumpy sound at about 60 bpm. Not really danceable. Oh, the movie...uhh...Wes Craven brings us the tale of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.


Karaoke at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starts around 10:15 or so and starts to fill up around 9:00. Last week I gave it a second shot--as it turns out, two weeks ago was the first time the talent brigade* didn't show up. Rob and Steve just weren't there and Meghan and Marianne were in NYC. They were back last week, so I took some more pictures.

Freetime and The City keep listing it, so the heck with it: Buddhahood simply must regularly play on Thursdays at Red (171 St. Paul.)

For those curious about the tender underbelly of the George Eastman House (900 East Avenue) they're giving you your chance. It's creatively called the "Photography Vault Open House" and it offers tours of the photo vault (imagine that). Tours start at 7 and 9, included with museum admission.


Julia's Star will be playing at Red (171 St. Paul.) They're an alternative band, most similar perhaps to Portisehead in that they use a couple keyboards, a DJ, and have sort of an etherial sound. I'm not sure how this works, but Global Groove with Lino will be there from 10 to 2, then Rob Morley & Junkie B. from -- get this -- 2am to 5am.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Avenue) begins its 3D weekend with Friday the 13th, Part III (in 3D!) at 8pm.


Booo...Woooo...OooohBagelo's. Scary. 165 State Street. Noon.

This afternoon, I figure we can all pop over to the Sony Theater at the corner of 68th and Broadway in New York to see Being John Malkovich. We can probably catch an 8:00 show if we leave at 1:00 and be back before dawn. Damn you limited release!

Night brings many Halloween options...

First is a Halloween party featuring White Cotton Panties with Sedona & Sweatin' Like Nixon at Richmonds (21 Richmond St.)

Next is the Snmnmnm concert -- the last show in Rochester. It's at Java's at 16 Gibb Street. Of course, some character named Seamus Kennedy is playing at Milestones (170 East Avenue) on November 14. His name is interestingly the same as the lead singer of Snmnmnm.

Also, at the Village Rock Cafe (213 Main St., East Rochester) will be a Halloween party featuring Breakfast Club, a retro-80's band which I've yet to see. However, being an eighties junkie, I must. Someday.

The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Avenue) continues its 3D weekend with The Maze at 2pm and House of Wax at 8pm.

For more movie-like entertainment, the SciFi channel is showing the Curse of the Blair Witch, a documentary about the "real" Blair Witch.



Remember to get up early this morning to set the 2:00 a.m. clock back to 1:00 a.m. so that you too can celebrate the end of the last daylight savings time of the 1900's. Be sure to only do it once, despite the second occurence of 2:00.

For another to-do, remind Tom Pierce incessantly that he is now thirty years old. Refuse to understand anything that he says and simply reply, "You just don't understand me, old man!"

But the event of the day is Perette's Halloween Party. It's at her house starting around 1:00 p.m. See the link for details.

Once again, new Simpsons. Two episodes...first, Homer causes an incident at the nuclear power plant; radiation from X-rays gives Bart and Lisa superpowers; and Flanders is killed (Guest voices: Lucy Lawless, Tom Arnold and Dick Clark.) Next, the rerun: Treehouse of Horror IX ... Homer uses a dead convict's scalp as a toupee; Itchy and Scratchy chase Bart and Lisa; "The Jerry Springer Show" (Guest voices: Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Ed McMahon and Jerry Springer.)


Today's "Camera Rochester" meeting (once again at Atonement Lutheran Church at 1900 Westfall Road) from 7:30 to 9:30. Since this is a first Monday, they're doing another contest. With a little effort, I should be able to throw together a couple pix and give it a shot.

For the rest of you, there's Weird Al at the Landmark Theatre Corp (362 S Salina St in Syracuse [at least that's what MapsOnUs says]).


I had forgotton about this since Token Joe's open mic comedy used to overlap, but Java's at 16 Gibb Street hosts an open mic poetry read each Tuesday. I saw it in City then decided to check it out. It's not nearly as lame as Barnes & Noble because the people are tougher (al dente), yelling over the espresso machine and whatnot.


Just South Park at Rohrbach's at 315 Gregory Street. Showtime at 10:00. Another new episode? You betcha...The boys fall prey to the Chinpoko Mon craze, which drives their parents to come up with a way to win back their attention.

For those who want a little culture in your life, the "Real World" Reunion Tour will visit SUNY Brockport featuring David from Seattle, Kaia from Hawaii and Puck from San Fransisco.

*The talent brigade is of course Meghan and Marianne from White Cotton Panties and Rob and Steve from 5Head. Aren't you glad you clicked.

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