31 March 2004
Submitted by eve on Wed, 03/31/2004 - 11:54pm. Funny
"Why are you chuckling at Bakersfield? I always thought it was such a nice name for a place. Baker's Field. Like Candyville."
--Kevin Smith, at Zellerbach Hall.
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I saw the new Kevin Smith film yesterday.
Posted by paul on Mon, 04/19/2004 - 5:45am.
It was not the typical Kevin Smith fare, with Jay and Silent Bob. It was more of a real film, with dimensional characters and everything. Some quirky humor, but not like what I was expecting. I would actually tend to describe it as sweet, without being a cloying chick flick.

Yup, I liked it.

paul is not our savior.
paul is known as 'silk' to all who know and love him.
paul is a past master at floating progressive.
paul is that man.
Moi aussi...
Posted by ParU on Mon, 04/19/2004 - 7:38pm.
Me too
It's Amino world without Chemists
The Streets of Bakersfield
Posted by PGS on Tue, 04/06/2004 - 10:42am.
...are lined with muffins.

At least that's what myself and a friend told a girl that was going to go to college there.

"Bakersfield? You better be careful there, the bakers union runs the whole thing."
"Yeah, ever since they killed all of the chiefs back in 1932. That's why they call it Baker's Field. That's where they buried them."

matt is no match for frank horrigan
Posted by Matt on Tue, 04/06/2004 - 11:40pm.
Yeah, well, Frank Horrigan is 16 and, obviously, a wanker.

"I'm Rick James, bitch!"
Posted by steff on Wed, 04/07/2004 - 10:53pm.
matt is still no match for frank horrigan, even if matt IS a badass pimp.

google was very adamant about that, much to my amusement.
Has anyone ever been to
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 9:04am.
Bakersfield? It really is a nasty place. Basically a truckstop that got real big but never real nice.
Careful there hypo...
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:05pm.
The alternate site god (Benjy) is from Bakersfield... You never know what might happen to you now. *g*
It's Amino world without Chemists
Oh, the "Great" Central Valley
Posted by Desert Fox on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 12:33pm.
Yes I've been, and yes, it's nasty. Like many, many other places in the Central Valley.

Bizarrely enough, a friend recently emailed me a newspaper article which was, I think, from the New York Times travel section. It was called "36 Hours in Bakersfield", and it was basically a tourist guide to Bakersfield. Very, very strange. I still haven't decided whether or not it was a joke on the reporter's part.


"Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit." -- Edward Abbey, Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Posted by Mike on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 7:22am.

Fine, I'll bite: what was Kevin Smith doing at Zellerbach Hall?
(Why am I the one who has to ask all the stupid/obvious questions?)
It was a Q & A...
Posted by hossman on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 8:02pm.
...sponsored by the ASUC SUPERB...
Posted by paul on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 9:18pm.
Dammit! Why can't he come to places near me?!?

Kevin Smith is cool!
Posted by umrguy on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 9:22am.
He came to UMR the other year, probably over the summer, to film one of his traveling segments that he was doing for the Tonight Show, where they go to various places... anyway, he visited our partial replica of Stonehenge, and then the Millenium Atrocity, I mean Arch, which was designed by Winston Churchill's granddaughter, and which sits catty-corner across from the dorm complex I live in. (You can find the video on the Tonight Show website, look for the one where he goes to Missouri.)

But I too was kinda hacked that he'd visited my college, was within a hundred yards (give or take) of where I live, and I didn't get the chance to see him. Although like I said, I think he did it when school was out, but still. It was almost as bad as not being able to go when Lewis Black did a show here a few years ago...

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Yeah...I'm still a little bit
Posted by randy on Sun, 04/04/2004 - 9:32pm.
Yeah...I'm still a little bitter that he showed up the week AFTER my spring break.

"I have seen the evils of procrastination, and I vow to change my ways tomorrow."
Yes he is...
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 10:37pm.
So my darling daughter tells me about Kevin Smith coming, she's got tickets and she doesn't take her father! Even though he's seen all of the KS movies (including Jersey Girl, a sweet one) and the Clerks cartoon DVD, the Evening with Kevin Smith DVD, etc., etc.
I know Denise (remember her?) prohibited me from saying it, but I don't get no respect.
Kids, you raise them, pay for their college and this is what you get *g*.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Come on now...
Posted by eve on Sat, 04/03/2004 - 10:34pm.
It was Benjy's birthday, not yours.

And I'm willing to bet you haven't seen every Kevin Smith movie. Or, at the very least, that you haven't read the Jay and Silent Bob comic book. And I bought you pizza on Sunday, and left you the leftovers. A pizza, a college education, I think we're even. :-)

If you're going to talk smack about your daughter, even smack talking with a little *g* at the end, do it on the yahoo group so I don't read it. Or, do it here and risk backtalk. Fair?
Who me?
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:08pm.
Talk smack about Eve?
Why never...
No never...
Well hardly ever...

one cool pt.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Saint on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:19pm.
There was the Animaniacs episode with the pirates, in which the captain promised not to throw his crew overboard,
"What, never?"
"No, never."
"What, never?"
(kicks a couple of the crewmen off) "Well hardly ever!"

But Animaniacs being what it was, that could have been jacked from another, earlier, source, I suppose.
HMS Pinafore!
Posted by Inuki on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:35pm.
"I Am the Captain of the Pinafore," I think. Eh, even if I got the song name wrong, it's pretty obvious. Full downloadable lyrics here. (I suggest Word format, as Notepad ruins the formatting.)

I stole the CD from my dad and listened to it a lot. Come to think of it, most of the music I like is stolen from my dad's collection...
And the cool pt...
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 10:57pm.
Goes to Inuki! -- I thought there'd be a G&S (Gilbert and Sullivan) fan or two out there. Good job. And a half a cool pt to Saint for a derivative reference.
It's Amino world without Chemists
And a right good ParU too
Posted by Jon on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 8:31am.
Heh, serves me right for not being around when the G&S question is being asked! HMS Pinafore is the show - I should know, I've been in it twice.

I think there's a VeggieTales song with some G&S in it as well, but I can't remember what it is.
Posted by ParU on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 11:45am.
Of course Jon was in HMS Pinafore... That was obvious to all who know and love him...
So digressing a bit - here's a question for our 'auslanders' (non-Americans) - is Musical theatre a big deal outside of the US? I'd always heard that it was pretty much an American thing, but Moulin Rouge lends me to believe that I am misinformed.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Music in the world outside...
Posted by briar cat on Sun, 04/11/2004 - 9:51pm.
Well, like I imagine it is for Americans, it's popular in some circles and never thought of in others. Certainly almost every musical that comes here (Melbourne, Australia) has a sell-out season...
Posted by ParU on Mon, 04/12/2004 - 7:47pm.
briar cat! Have a froot bat... And of course, in America, Australia is known as the land of the non-stop party and beaches galore - so it's obvious that Musicals are a hit there.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by briar cat on Tue, 04/13/2004 - 5:12pm.
I feel special now. A froot bat of my very own...Thanks, ParU!
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 9:33pm.
It certainly was... but nice noticing. Maybe Matt'll get it... Or perhaps our theatrical folk...
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Saint on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 9:39am.
Hmm...so now I'm left wondering why you would think Matt of all people would get a musical theater reference. I mean, aside from his ability to Google.
Posted by Matt on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 11:34pm.
I despiiiise musical theater. Really, really, really have an intense dislike for it. I've ranted about this before. Just way too much artifice for me to handle, not to mention what I consider a general lack of talent in most performers.

Which is not to say I'm completely ignorant about the genre. I know who Topol is (was?) and what role made him famous, why Bob Fossey is loved by some and hated by others, I've seen (live or recorded) Music Man, Les Mis, Phantom, Fiddler, JCSS, Hair, a couple of Sondheims, including Into The Woods, yadda, yadda, yadda. Oh, and Pinafore, but that was 20 years ago.
Posted by Saint on Sun, 04/11/2004 - 3:20pm.
I remember the previous rants, and I knew you weren't ignorant on the subject. I guess a better way to have phrased my inquiry would have been to ask why the Unit would think you, of all people, would care about musical theater.
Posted by Matt on Mon, 04/12/2004 - 8:48am.
I knew what you meant. And my comment was really more directed to the audience at large.

And I have no idea why he'd think of me either.
Cause I remembered...
Posted by ParU on Mon, 04/12/2004 - 7:44pm.
that you hate musicals.
Geez if I have to start explaining the jokes, it's no fun. *g*
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Apple on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 11:30am.
I was away as well. Not so much out of the house away, but sitting on the shocked and amazed baby Madison. *grin*
The Veggietales had a whole video that parodied G&S.
"I neeeeed to go to the baaaaaaathroooooooom!"
"Uh, Larry, you don't have to keep singing."
Posted by umrguy on Sun, 04/11/2004 - 6:38am.
"As if Omelet wasn't bad enough..."

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Posted by Matt on Sat, 04/10/2004 - 2:36am.
Dammit! That's what I get for being away from the site long enough to have a life. What, me, forgo web surfing in exchange for free draft microbrew and Macallan's 12 in a noisy, yuppie club/bar scene? Always! Well, at least once. Yuppies still piss me off.
Posted by paul on Sat, 04/03/2004 - 11:10pm.
I'd say that sounds about right, actually. When I tease my kids, I expect a certain amount of it in return. And that is as it should be- as long as no one gets too seriously disrespectful. My kids know this and understand it- which gives us a somewhat unusual relationship.

Besides, we know whose site this really is. You're down here with us peons, ParU. She may be your daughter, but here she's the Goddess. *gryn*

paul is not our savior.
paul is known as 'silk' to all who know and love him.
paul is a past master at floating progressive.
paul is that man.
Giving hugs and talking about
Posted by Kirsten Chevalier on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 10:45am.
Giving hugs and talking about hobbits.
Posted by Jon on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 7:19am.
One of my favorite film directors. It doesn't hurt that he's so funny. (Plus, any comic and SF geek who makes it big gives the rest of us hope)
Posted by tim on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 4:05am.
Intercourse Pa
--" The torture never stops"--
OR. . .
Posted by Pizza Delivery Guy on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 8:00pm.
There's a Fertile and a Climax in Minnesota. Ironically they're near each other, and, as the story goes, a headline once read, "Fertile Women Gives Birth in Climax." Both of these towns are near Crookston, and a friend from there told me they have a saying, "Never take a Fertile Woman to Climax." oh the jokes. . .
And for those with dirty minds
Posted by umrguy on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 9:19am.
Here in Missouri, a little south of Rolla, there are two towns quite close to each other, one's called Licking, and the other's called Anutt.

'Nuff said.

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
And Puppiesburg.
Posted by stitch_groover on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 3:15am.
and Puppiesburg.
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