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That was.....

May 6th, 2008 (03:15 am)

(may i quote the little boy in front of THE INCREDIBLES' house?)


That Rocked.

Stood in line in my jammies...
was wildly relieved to get a ticket.

Stood in the post-line, the line AFTER the ticket...
where all the best banter is.

In front of me were children who kept texting each other...
are they out of school?
WHO lets them out of school....they should stay there until they are ripe enough
for public.

Behind me were two guys talking about their wives and their jobs and their kids...
and they both looked like young men who shouldn't have words so dour and settled
and dead--coming out of their mouths.

But across from me, two line wraps away, was this loverly creature.
Looked like Matthew Gray Gubler.

...with cool wire rim glasses.


I caught him looking back at me, when I had turned away.
Maybe because I was wearing PJs, and standing all alone in a movie line?

Who knows.

The line finally began to move, we all shuffled forward into the heart of the Alamo South
and made our way into the Theater where we would see our show.

Fun really, to be one person looking for a seat.
You can have your pick.
People are so often afraid to sit next to strangers...

My favourite seat is half way up, dead center.
I saw it, it was empty.

Is this seat taken?
I asked the couple to the left of it...
and then my 'Matthew Gray Gubler' to the right of it.


NO--they both said.
So I climbed under the rail and made myself comfortable.

Put my big red bag under the seat and scrawled: BASS ALE
on the little card provided, with the golf pencil provided
and stuck it up in the clip of the bar in front of me, so cleverly provided as well.

Our waiter came by, Dustin, he asked me as he is trained to ask me
He took my ticket, marked it, stuck it where my little card had been
and recorded my order.

He went to 'Gubler' next, asked the same thing.
A HUNDRED TIMES, says 'Gubler'
ah, said the waiter--and me only dozens.

(why do people think they are the first person to say something like that
to a waiter in his house of business?

My BASS came before anyone else's drinks or food.
I curled my toes and kicked off my flip flops, pulled my knees under my chin
my chair arm-rests down.....
and enjoyed the old IRON MAN cartoons they were playing.

I turned to 'Gubler'--So, you an IRON MAN fan?

Well, he explained You really just have to be a Marvel fan
to get the gist of all of it--yeah I pretty much know them all.

(oh--this IS going to be fun.)

So you would agree I asked him
it is really wildly relevant that a character who's origins are Vietnam era based
should be brought into frame again, right now, yeah?



And so it went....

I loved the movie.

(I really want to watch it with my Pop, as you may imagine...so much USAF and all.
No idea what his take would be, but I think we could laugh...particularly about the SR-71)

I grabbed the gal next to me at one point and all but screamed: (cryptified for spoilers)
Oh god, of course, 'cause there's the backup--because she LOVES him!!!

She grabbed my arm back (she a comic book virgin) and said:

I'd howled when Stan Lee made his appearance, and I explained who he was
to this nice young woman who was as easily excitable (thank-fully) as I was.

we were both then, aloud (SIC) to talk.

She went nuts, like I do...


'Gubler' and i exchanged knee nudges, anytime the plot went coy

and I, well, any of you folks who know me in flesh and have been to a film of this sort
with me
I hit.

I punched him the better part of a dozen times.
And shook him.

He liked it.


like so.

His name, is Adolfo.
He'd brought three guy friends with him so he could school them

Most of them went outside before the credits were finished
and smoked cigarettes.

We sat for the S.H.I.E.L.D. trailer.
Ultimate Avengers!
(i um, screamed that, after the 20 second trailer)

My new girlfriend, I never caught her name.
But I am pretty sure....she's MARVEL curious now.


must see it again,
simply must.

But how could the company compare?
It is good to be a stranger alone in the cinema...
and find common ground.
Find friends on either side of a single seat?

I haven't loved Robert Downey Jr this much since LESS THAN ZERO...

Who could be Professor Xavier, but Patrick Stewart?

Who could be Tony Stark...
but Robert Downey Junior.

Fe 26.........man.



Posted by: stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder (433)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)

I loved it too, but I want to EXPERIENCE a movie with you sometime.

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)

she does punch. i went with her to 300, and she slugged me when we realized they were showing the Transformers preview.

i can only imagine what those strangers went through, heh heh.


Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)

Corvin, I am SO sorry I hit you.

(but I did think of you when 'THE SPIRIT'
trailer ran last night!!!)

Posted by: thelisteningman (thelisteningman)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

i didnt say it was a bad thing. i was actually extremely amused. certainly i know what to expect now if we go to comic movies together next year.


Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Beerland Texas!

Crazy that you come down here every winter
and have for years
and you and i have never been to one...

Posted by: 2manynotes (2manynotes)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Barton Springs

God I love Alamo Drafthouse!!! Wish we had a place like that here..... *le sigh*

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)

Best invention EVER.

Alamo South Lamar is my favourite,
course it's about a mile and a half from my home...


Hey aren't you coming to visit soon?

Posted by: 2manynotes (2manynotes)
Posted at: May 7th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Barton Springs

I am -- but it's only for a few days and I'm not sure what our plan is just yet. I want to show Jeffrey evvvvverything and I don't want to overload him with "And now we're going to go see yet another friend of mine whom you don't know..." That said, I would of course love to meet you at last in person....

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 08:21 am (UTC)

No pressure my dear.
I have a feeling
we will know each other for a long time.

Enjoy your visit.

Posted by: 2manynotes (2manynotes)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)

Thanks, sweetheart -- and I agree. :)

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)

Sounds like a most amazing experience!

And I still haven't seen it...

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)

You get to review most films put out
why no IRON MAN????

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)

I couldn't make the screening becuase of class so I haven't seen it yet.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Fabulous Las Vegas

Hope it wasn't a class you were teaching,
my dearest Las Vegas University Professor...

you cannot even spell BECAUSE.

(oh dear lord i brag on you all the time....*hugs*)

When are you coming for a visit???

Posted by: Coffee Shop Whore (skidspoppe)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)

Soon, I hope!

And I know I can't spell. One of my downfalls

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)

I wlays pictured Timothy Dalton (circa FLASH GORDON) in the role



The new(er) tony stark is supposed to be an alcoholic- and who can play that better than Robert Downey Jr?

The original tony stark was too much of a copy of bruce wayne- so the more distance from that the better.

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

and the comic book movie trailers before hand almost gave me a geek gasm!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)

HULK dude, gonna be good.

Posted by: Gregory Parks (tokenpants)
Posted at: May 6th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)

I was in Sweden, so I saw no comic book trailers. You had a trailer for The Spirit!?

I have a seen a lot of movies solo since my breakup with The First GF. The first movie I saw solo was the remastered Rear Window at this great older theater in uptown Minneapolis. It's called The Uptown.

I'm glad I did it. There's a certain ease and freedom to seeing a movie solo.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)

I will probably see more and more by myself first,
now that I can just jump in the car and go...

I have probably only taken myself to a half dozen
movies solo--but each time I had a great experience.

(Well, ELECTRA was a nightmare--but then that is
why I went alone...I didn't want to make any of my
friends endure it!)

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)

Spirit movie looks a LOT like "Sin City"

HULK_ I so WANT it to be good, theres nowher to go up after the ang lee lame fest. I can oly hope that Ari and co. are doing this to do the remake RIGHT

Posted by: crystal the monster (cristullmonster)
Posted at: May 7th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)


RDJ was an inspired casting choice. And so was pretty much everyone else, even Gwyneth!!

John didn't know that the agents were from S.H.I.E.L.D. until the end of the movie, and I didn't want to ruin the joy of finding out for him, so I had to SIT ON THAT KNOWLEDGE for the entire movie. It was so hard!!

Afterwards we ran into a good friend who also happens to be my Friendly Neighborhood Comic Dealer, so I had somebody to fully freak out with. It was glorious.

I'm a DC girl, really, and the only time I ever really see Mr. Stark is when he shows up in other titles. But I've always loved Tony, and I think this is just what I needed to to motivate me to check out all of the Iron Man stuff. Starting with Ultimate and working backwards, I think, since from what I understand the movie was mostly Ultimate stuff.

Ohhhhhhhh man. I wish we could see movies together.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 8th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Bubble of Serenity


Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)

posted a little late but...


Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: May 12th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Bubble of Serenity


Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
EvilMatt July2006

but you didnt take the bait!


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