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March 19th, 2009


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09:22 am - No one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled.
The Telegraph recently ran an article detailing the amount of ludicrous complaints tour operators have received from various tourists who would have done better just staying at home.

One tourist was unhappy because there were too many Spanish people in Spain. Another one complained that the beaches were too sandy. And a third was bit by a mosquito and was thoroughly chagrined, because "no one told us they bite."

"No one told us" is a common theme. Wonder why.

Oh, and then there's the elephant. That might be the best one of all. G'wan and read it already.

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From:derspatchel
Date:March 19th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
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They did the "Raise your hands if you've seen it this many times" thing and when they got to cinquante my hand was still up and one of the guys leaned over to me and said "Cinquante is fifty" and I said "Oui, je sais" only I was in Paris long enough that the Oui came out like sounding like "way"...

...and they all moved back over to me on the Group W bench...
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From:tonysalieri
Date:March 20th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
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I'm only up to about 15-16 myself. I need to catch up!

And on a related note, they STILL have a weekly shadow cast doing Rocky at the Tower Theather these days. You should pop on down and see how Teh Gnu Hawtness does it these days... *heh*
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From:derspatchel
Date:March 20th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
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I heard Tower got a gang back together. Out here we've got a few groups that do their thing. I enjoy the film experience more than I usually enjoy a lengthy pre-show, but the folks up there are having fun and that's what counts.

Noticing that there aren't so many callbacks nowadays, though, that's a bit sad -- but fortunate if you're extensively vocal. Get a lot of nice laughs in an otherwise quiet house.
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From:tonysalieri
Date:March 20th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
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Yeah...I've noticed that...if the crew at Tower didn't have their own confederates "priming up" the audience with call backs, I don't think there would be so much at all...but I've learned a fair amount and can help out where I can. But I do get the impression people used to get more into it in the days of yore.

And now people are trying to make a new cult trend out of Repo! The Genetic Opera...which is a movie I like more the more I see it, and has some great callback moments in it. Were I ten years younger or more, I'd be jumping into the shadow cast for that (The Rocky folks do Repo every month or so)

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