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Last night was the opening night at at SIFF, which included a screening of the Illusionist, which was modestly o.k.. The highlight/lowlight was sitting across the aisle from a guy in a utilikilt, RenFaire vest & armbands [?], maroon turban, and doc marten style boots. As if the outfit wasn't entertaining enough, he and his companion hooted, applauded, and shouted words of encouragement at the screen throughout. For a while, it really seemed likely that a fistfight would break out. Later, he was among the first to partake in the disco dance party portion of the gala, while the rest of the crowd was speedily trying to sample the food options.

A few drinks and several caramel apple pieces later, we left to go see the midnight showing of X3 at Cinerama. There, the vocalizations were appropriate and plenty, both for the previews (Snakes On A Plane, of course) and for the movie. Although it occasionally seemed like plot in service of rad effects and took significant liberties with the X-Men I remember from my comic reading days, I thoroughly enjoyed this installation.


and now for a more important issue:

Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists are playing in Portland on Monday.

Tickets are still available.

Road trip?


Josh, you need to identify this man for the people: He is a wizard.
you're so right.
I love how We Are Scientists are becoming popular now, as that's my ex-roommate's former band, and we always get to taunt him about leaving. (The band wanted to move to New York to make it big, he wanted to go to California, and so he left the band.)
was this a seattle roommate?

the three guys currently in the band attended the claremont colleges ~2000.
Er, hm. Maybe it was that he wanted to stay in California, then. (But yeah, claremont. Chad got some liberal arts degree, then went to grad school in design and started at Google as a graphic designer.)
Er, scratch that "liberal arts". I just remembered it was biology.
that's too bad. it would have been nice for them to have an actual scientist in the band.
incidentally, trying to figure out the geography of we are scientists led me to their videos on YouTube [#. They're directed by one of the guys from the Lonely Island. As you'd expect, they're pretty funny.
OMG - I missed a chance to see Artic Monkeys in Porltand? Sucky.... that would have been fun....

Ah well.... I still had a good weekend....
yeah. I'm still a little sad to have missed it, particularly now that people are checking their e-mail and livejournals and having these "if I'd only known . . ." moments.

oh well, the show would have been extra fun, but the three hour middle of the night drive would have been not so great.
saw them both on Sunday :p
if only I'd thought to buy a car, a tent, and a ticket before Sunday sold out!
I could have helped you with the first two!