idiocracy without eye contact

About 20 people showed up to watch Mike Judge’s cautionary tale about the future, “Idiocracy,” with me at the Corner Brewery last night. I didn’t talk, or, for that matter, make eye contact with anyone. I just showed up, glanced quickly at the people already there waiting, hooked up my DVD player in silence, curled up on the couch next to some people that I didn’t know, and started the movie. It was weird, and I’m sorry if my odd behavior caused anyone to have an unpleasant time. (I’ve been told before that I have, “the people skills of an anrgy piece of luggage.” I’m not sure what that means, but it’s probably accurate. And it gets worse when I’m surrounded by people that I don’t know.) I blame the OCD. If it makes you like me more, I’d suggest you do the same.

As for the movie, it was pretty good. There were certainly things that didn’t work (like all of the actors except for Luke Wilson and the fellow playing the President), but there was more than enough good stuff to keep things moving along. At the top of this post are a few shots taken during my favorite scenes. One shows how the incredibly stupid people of the future repair their buildings. The other shows how they think World War II was fought.

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  1. mike_1630
    Posted January 21, 2007 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    What!? That’s not how WW2 was fought… shit.

  2. idmta
    Posted January 21, 2007 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    I’d like to appeal to the part of you that speaks American and ask you to move TV night to a bar that allows smoking. ‘Cause my TV is broken.

  3. schutzman
    Posted January 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    mark, I was going to apologize for not coming due to the fact that i’m coughing and sneezing constantly and didn’t feel up to it.

    Now that I know you were curled up on a couch and not making eye contact, though, I want to let you know that I was standing right behind you the whole time.

  4. mark
    Posted January 21, 2007 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I was actually watching from behind you, Brett. The Mark Maynard on the couch was just a decoy.

  5. Dirtgrain
    Posted January 22, 2007 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    “It was weird, and I’m sorry if my odd behavior caused anyone to have an unpleasant time.”

    I just didn’t understand why you kept grabbing your wee-wee.

    I was right behind Brett.

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