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Yes, it's about time for another field trip,
and judging from the last one we did
(we all saw "The Mask" with Jim Carrey), we have decided to
see another movie! We're going to see "Waterworld"!
Yes, a movie destined to be as famous as "Ishtar" stars an unlikely cast
of novice sci-fi undulates like Kevin "Green Tights" Costner and Dennis
"Blue Velvet Tights" Hopper. It also starts some other people who will
no doubt later regret their career moves in retrospect. But we don't
care! Let us see Hollywood burn a whopping Two hundred Million
dollars in this futuristic aquatic "wasteland warrior" epic in
the spirit that put the "T" in "Max Max Beyond Thunderdome". You can
smell the fish from here, and it's isn't just plot!
The time is the future: all the icecaps have melted under the heat
generated by deordorant and whipped cream propellant, and our stars are
winning the America's Cup the hard way: War! Floating islands of a rag-tag
team of refugees try to find the last colony know as "Earth"...
oops, that's "BattleStar Galactica"... I mean, try to find dry land
based on a peel-and-eat tattoo on the back of a little girl. It has
action! It has romance! It has sharks! No, not SeaQuest, the movie,
although I am sure you'll be wishing it was only that bad.
When? THIS JULY 28th at Springfield Mall (in Springfield, VA), at
whatever showing is 7pm or later! We'll start meeting at about 6:30 in
the Food Court below the theaters. All you need to bring is yourself,
your sense of humor, and money for tickets (and food, if you need).
Watch here for more details!
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New notes for 7-16-95:
Still more wacky Waterworld fun! The film cost was previously estimated
at 80 Million, but I have since learned that it was really 160
million, and that it was just bumped up to 175 million! This is too
bizzare! And they just had a private screening for reporters, and based
on their opinions, the company is considering reshooting some scenes, so
not only will this increase the cost, but might delay the release date
(and this is still not easy, since the director quit partway through the
film). Keep in touch!
The Definitive Details
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This is the DEFINITIVE file for the Punk Walrus Field Trip! This will
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The General Cinema Theaters at Springfield Mall, Springfield
Virginia. To get there, take the Franconia (not Springfield)
Exit from the Beltway (at 95). The Mall is the large flat
building with a Montgomery Wards and Macys. The theaters are
closest to Montgomery Wards, but there are also two parking
decks you can use at the other end of the mall.
Friday, July 28th. Whatever showing is 7pm or later. If the
movie is at 6:59, we'll wait for the next showing, but I
anticipate a 7:15 showing or something. We'll start meeting at
6:30 in the food court below theaters 6-10. I'll be wearing
black with a purple backpack, probably surrounded by a small
crowd. After the movie, we can vote on where to go to discuss the
film. Two restuarants in the mall are open late on Friday.
Money for tickets (they won't let me buy bulk in advance), and
money for food (if you need to eat). Don't bring anything that
Nazi Springfield Mall will throw you out for (bubbles,
beachballs, weapons, boomboxes, etc), and they will throw you
out! Trust me. I used to work there. I know.
This Field Trip consists of two BBS's, Crunchland and FanTek.
Plus some of my friends from the Internet (that's you!)
and elsewhere. Knowing
the flake ratio, I expect a crowd from about 5 to 15. But who
knows? I'd love to see a big crowd.
- WHAT IF THEY DON'T SHOW "WATERWORLD"?
We'll vote on what to see instead. But I doubt they'll delay the
release date at this point. Springfield Mall has 10 theaters (decent
ones, too, which is why I picked it), so they is little chance they
won't have it.
- CAN I BRING FRIENDS?
Yes, please! That's great as long as they are not obnoxious twits.
- HOW SHOULD I BEHAVE WITH YOU WEIRDOS?
Have a sense of humor, but don't be a twit. One time a friend started a
fight with a 13 year-old kid. It got ugly. Don't do that, for even if you
win the argument, the 13-year-old won't know. If you get thrown out for
bad behavior, we won't rescue you. Springfield Mall is pretty Nazish.
Have respect for other people not as weird as we are. Feel sorry for
them, for after all, they never have any fun.
- WHAT IF I MISS SEEING EVERYONE OR GET THERE LATE?
Meet us after the movie. Or not. It's a free world, so even if you
miss us, you'll still get to see a movie. No pressure, no worries.
- WHAT IF I'M SHY?
See a therapist. No, really, we like meeting new people!
- WHEN WILL IT BE OVER?
After the movie, we'll probably go to some restaurant to discuss what we
saw, and laugh. It's all voluntary. If you want to go home, or stay
later, there's sure to be a group that will go with you. I probably
have to leave around 11 or so so I can get my son from the baby sitter.
- WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT?
It happens! Maybe you're helping someone move, or you have something
important, or maybe financially, you just can't swing it this paycheck.
That's OK! I won't disrespect you, and no one will make fun of you.
These field trips are for fun!
Unlike those you had in elementary school where you had to go...
Punk Walrus Field Trip! See Kevin Costner stink like tuna fish!
Grig "Punkie" Larson Grig@CapAccess.org