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Monday, June 28, 2004
Spiderman! Spiderman! Spiderman!
Fahrenheit what? Spiderman 2 is t-minus 28 hours and 45 minutes away. Various theaters around town will be holding midnight screenings but the one I'll be heading to isn't owned by Regal.
In what should really become a trend for all major releases, the Newberg Drive-In, the only remaining one of its kind in the Portland area, will also be showing Spidey tomorrow night. What better way to ring in what Roger Ebert is calling "the best comic book movie of all time" than by watching it under the stars, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of liquored up small towners and their mosquito pals?
I will be bringing a banjo to play the theme from Deliverance. I'll also be bringing a tazer and a jug of whiskey with "XX" scribbled on the side.
Yes, that's a gross exaggeration. The Newberg Drive-In actually draws an amiable crowd of families and teens. Although, since this is a late night showing on a weeknight, I have no idea who will be rolling out for this. Maybe backwood zombie moonshiners are huge Spidey fans.
Speaking of "gross" and "exaggeration," here is a link to a series of naughty Spiderman comics (see above). They're not funny, they're fun-knee.
Thanks go out to Big Fat Blog and Boing Boing for the tip. I guess this mean I got sloppy internet thirds.
PS: On an entirely different topic, you can buy Ashton Kutcher's IM screen name here. The bidding is up to $51.00.