Thursday, November 18, 1999

Pre-weekend Weekend Lunch Invite 45. Chris's Brother's Birthyear

I'm finally getting things done early this week. Too bad I've got to hussle anyway for the Wednesday rush 'cause the papers don't know what's going on next week yet.


Movies this week:

  • The World is Not Enough: James Bond is, predictably enough, back and this time he leads us on a wild romp, shows us the credits, introduces his character in a more relaxed setting, introduces the villain, and so on. I predict it'll be pretty much a predictably fun movie.
  • Sleepy Hollow: Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Christopher Walken with music by Danny Elfman in Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" which is about ... oh never mind ... that's more than enough to get me to want to go.
No other movies dare tread here.


Karaoke at Drinks by Mary Dawn (535 S. Clinton) has been quite lame lately. Fortunately, I won't bother going this week owing to...

Once again is the "Poetry Slam" at Barnes & Noble (3349 Monroe Ave.) Not really the best poetry ever, but it's fun to see people try. Starts at 7:00 or so and runs for maybe-an-hour.

Later at Tonic (East Avenue near Alexander) there's the "Wine Brats" where for a couple bucks you can taste some wine and meet new people.

Meanwhile, Buddhahood is at Red (171 St. Paul.)


Karaoke at Boston Brew Company (251 Exchange Blvd.) is hosted by DJ (KJ?) Sugar Bear. It seems Meghan and Marianne sort of set Drinks by Mary Dawn free as it's got quite a bit of momentum already, and they've started singing here so they can get more time in the spotlight.

According to Jan (or "J-Dawg" as he's known now) at the RIT Observatory (645 John St.) it's a Public Observing session (as well as Dec 17th) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. He said last time they stayed much later. Call 475-6824 for last minute details.

I'll be missing all this, however to help Bob & Tammy warm their house.


165 State Street. Noon. O'Bagelo's. Noon. 165 State Street.

Ian told me about the Treehouse Cinema's Movie Night but I still haven't gone. It's every Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. at The Treehouse (aka The Strong-Todd Carriage House at 693 East Ave.) As mentioned last week, popcorn, drinks, and critically acclaimed motion picture provided. You bring a friend.

This week it's Eating - Director Henry Jaglom's interesting portrait of women discussing their relationships with life and food. Jaglom's unique style is to provide a loose script, with the actors basically playing themselves. He records what happens as the actors improvise and interact, and reality and fiction become merged.

Sadly, I think I'll miss it yet again because White Cotton Panties is headlining the 3-band alternative rock night at Milestones (170 East Avenue) which you may or mayn't remember as the "one place for music" according to their advertising. The other bands are Fiddle While It Burns and Big Jim, neither of whom I've seen.


At the horrible venue Comix Cafe (3450 Winton Place, 424-LAFF) Ralph Tetta "and friends" are (presumably) strutting their collective comedy stuff in the "Comedy Cavalcade of Stars." Freetime says 8:30, and the ad says it's US$6.

Tonights FOX animation block is:

King of the Hill - Happy Hank's Giving: When the Hills are stranded at the airport with their neighbors, they share Thanksgiving dinner in the cafeteria.

Simpsons - Eight Misbehavin: After Apu and his wife give birth to octuplets, they unwittingly allow themselves to become the zoo's latest attraction.

Futurama - I Second That Emotion: Professor Farnsworth installs an empathy chip in Bender after he flushes Leela's pet down the toilet.


Follow the code of silence.


I've been going the last few weeks to Java's (16 Gibb Street) for open mic poetry read each Tuesday. Although a couple weeks ago there was nuttin', they had 8 poets last week.

Other than that, what's going on? Yes!1 They're playing at Auditorium Center (875 Main St E, not at East & Gibbs) at 8:00 p.m. The cost: no man can say.


Once again, joy is spread about Rohrbach's (315 Gregory Street) like warm Nutella when Southpark is shown upon their televisions at 10:00. This week Cartman has visions of glory at the town's re-enactment of a Civil War battle.

If I can have tickets drop into my lap, I'll certainly skip South Park to see Moxy Fruvous at the Harro East (400 Andrews Street) at 8:00 p.m. (hint hint). I assume it costs money but how much and how to get tickets is beyond even my amazing abilities.

The Real World
Which do you think is the funniest thing I've seen in the past month or so?

A lady on Route 96 walks her dog hands-free by tying the leash around her waist.
A kid on Burkhard Place walks then waddles as his oversize stylish pants fall down.
My neighbor backs his car into his other car which is parked on the street.
A man is sound asleep--snoring--in the next bathroom stall at Xerox.
I start quietly singing "Sounds of Silence" the other day and a leaf blows up and covers my mouth.

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