So I went to the Tivoli on thursday evening to see Bruce Campbell. He was almost exactly how I expected him to be. An amusing, witty jackass that knows he’s famous, but knows it doesn’t really make him all that. He talked about 15 or 20 minutes before showing his directorial debut, a movie set in bulgaria about gypsies, russian cab drivers with bling-bling, robots, frankenstein, Bruce Campbell doing a strange approximation of John Cleese, and random associated hijinks.
Just in case it isn’t clear, the movie was very low budget, silly and strange.
I don’t think I would necessarily sit through it again. It was pretty amusing to watch though, perhaps mostly since we had been warned by Mr Campbell at the beginning of the show, that we shouldn’t complement him on the movie until we actually saw it, as we might want our money back. He also warned that it had been funded by the Sci-Fi channel.
Most of his time talking before the show was spent answering questions from the audience about the movie, and random other things. I’m not entirely sure why but a number of the people asking questions were total morons. An opinion Mr. Campbell seemed to share, as he informed them as such. A choice example was a question asking if Mr Campbell was aware of an article that the questioner had read somewhere that suggested that due to the number of cameos and evil dead movies, Mr. Campbell’s face was more recognizable then any movie star.
So this morning I woke up, worked from home for a little while, and then thought I ought to head into work. I hadn’t checked my mail in a few days, probably not since last thursday or so, perhaps wednesday, so I thought it prudent to check on my way out. I don’t get much mail so it’s not generally an issue.
I open the mailbox, and what should I find, but a crumpled small official postcard, with a change of address sticker on it indicating that the mail had been re-routed from my last semi-permenent apartment’s address.
The postcard said something along the lines of:
Jury Duty SECOND NOTICE: You are to report to the city court at 8:00am on August the 15th for jury duty. Your failure to show for this notice is a prosecutable offence. Please call the Jury Supervisor at 314-bla-blah...