Thursday, November 4, 1999

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 43. Don't pull Leo's tail

This is the first week of the new job. After a long and arduous 10 months at Xerox, I finally got the heck out and went to contracting at Kodak. Well, it's actually contracting through a company in Rhode Island through Sun at Kodak but who's counting? I'm now working on the Java-ized version of the Kodak PictureMaker kiosks.

Speaking of pictures...mine lost at last week's contest at Camera Rochester. I didn't agree with much of what the judges like so I'll try next time...January, I think. Waa...I wanna go next month, but they're doing a year-end judging of past winners two weeks from now and an awards ceremony/holiday dinner in December.


Movies this week:

  • Being John Malkovich: Second week, same as the first: 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 Bachelor: Chris O'Donnell has to get married in 24 hours or else his uncle Bruce Wayne won't give him $100,000,000. Now there's a problem I can relate to.
  • The Bone Collector: Sort of like the clean up crew for Silence of the Lambs. Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, and Queen Latifah star.
  • The Insider: The hip, sharp reporters on 60 Minutes discover an informant who is willing to expose a secret that tobacco companies have been paying to hide for years.


Karaoke at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) starts around 10:15 p.m. but it fills up quick. Last week was okay; everybody missed me singing Jimmy Buffet's Come Monday, the only Jimmy Buffet song Sugar Bear had. I really gotta stop going out so late now that my job is somewhat important again.

Buddhahood is at Red (171 St. Paul.)


Starting at 7:00 is the opening of the Camera Rochester exhibit at Campos (Jefferson Road). I don't have any work there, but I'll go to see what it's like.

Kevin Meany with Mary Anne Nichols will be at the horribly designed Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF) at 8:00 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Likewise with Saturday. Tickets are $15, assuming they're the same as for the Bobcat Golthwait show a couple weeks ago. Truthfully, I'm not $15 interested.


O'Bagelo's. Noon. 165 State Street. Who? Why? How?

Linda Rutheford and Celtic Fire will be at Milestones (170 East Avenue) but despite making an awsome first impression, they've been reliably mediocre in all performances since. Too bad really.

Owing to the quality of the venue and the reasonably good name of the band, The Assumptions will be playing at Monty's Krown Lounge (875 Monroe Avenue). It used to be the Rose & Crown but it changed names without changing location. I've never heard the band, so don't ask. :-)


Nothing much but the Sunday Fox animation...

King of the Hill - Aisle 8A: When Connie stays over, Hank is mortified that he must help her with a personal problem.

Simpsons - E-I-E-I D'oh!: Homer and Bart grow a highly addictive cross between tobacco and a tomato after moving to an old farm.

Futurama - When Aliens Attack: Aliens threaten to destroy Earth unless they can see the last episode of a lost TV series from the 20th century.


Enjoy the silence.


I've been going the last few weeks to Java's (16 Gibb Street) for open mic poetry read each Tuesday. Despite the low turnout of poets & readers, the crew tends to keep it all quite entertaining.

For the easily amused, the Memorial Art Gallery at 500 University Avenue (near Goodman) is [hosting/starting] a show entitled "Archaeology in Sri Lanka: A Challenge for the New Millennium." 7:30 p.m.


Once again, just South Park at Rohrbach's at 315 Gregory Street. Showtime at 10:00. Another new episode ... Starvin' Marvin in Space: Starvin' Martin returns with a spaceship and enlists Cartman and the others to help him feed his fellow Ethiopians.

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Under the Sea
Poor Unfortunate Souls
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Kiss the Girl

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