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  • 16th Jun, 2005 at 11:38 PM

I was walking up St-Laurent tonight, through the thin fog of rain, back to my home. I started to feel peckish, and I noticed that people had set up canopies extending from their storefronts. Ah, they've closed down the street to traffic.

I walked up to a tent where they were selling knock-off Chinese food. Noodles, spring rolls, and dumplings. I wait for the people ahead of me to get their food and then get myself a styrofoam box of stir-fried noodles. Well, they weren't really stir-fried. More like heated in an electric skillet. They had a couple of bean sprouts mixed in and were drenched in thinned-out peanut butter. I must have been ravenous, because this was the best thing I had tasted all day.

So there I was, walking up St-Laurent, shovelling noodles into my mouth, when I hear my name. I look over and Damian is waving to me. A large number of my co-workers were standing in line to see Never Surrender, which was a fantastic show. I stayed and chatted for a while before the house opened and people started filing in. That's when I said farewell and continued walking home.

It's a good thing I've got here already. It's raining harder outside now and I completely forgot to bring an umbrella with me.


Comments

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cloquewerk
17th Jun, 2005 06:31 (UTC)
You liked Never Surrender too? After all your in-depth critiques of other fringe shows? I really didn't get it... I've only seen 4 shows, but it was by far my least favourite. By far.

I mean, 4-year-olds doing that would have been cute, I guess. But these guys... I didn't get it. Except the orange juice bit by Corporate Commander. That was funny.
pphaneuf
17th Jun, 2005 08:47 (UTC)
"The Perfect Life of Joseph Stalin". I found it really odd that this is what Corporate Commander would read to Paco. I also found the Commander quite loud, but I suppose that's part of it.

There's something about throwing up the radishes you had for lunch after having been lip-synched to...

I got a side of the crotch rubbing action that ayria got.
sfllaw
17th Jun, 2005 11:56 (UTC)
I am a firm believer in that quality is a 16-bit signed integer. And Never Surrender was purposefully bad. So bad that they rolled over into awesome. I understand that this is a fine and dangerous line to walk.
cloquewerk
17th Jun, 2005 16:33 (UTC)
Hmmm, I get that, but I didn't think they came anywhere near overflowing the counter. Now, take something like Army of Darkness--now that's quality clich´. It's funny though... I can't quite tell you exactly how they're different, but they are in totally different classes in my mind.
sfllaw
17th Jun, 2005 16:38 (UTC)
Perhaps you have a 32-bit signed integer in your head?
cloquewerk
17th Jun, 2005 16:59 (UTC)
Perhaps... I felt like my mother watching Monty Python--"I just don't understand why this is supposed to be funny."
pphaneuf
17th Jun, 2005 19:32 (UTC)
I agree with you. While I might have liked it better than you did, it could have easily been done in half the time and not lost anything good. And lower the volume of Corporate Commander, for goodness' sake!

On the plus side, they didn't miss a single line!
cpirate
17th Jun, 2005 19:58 (UTC)
I find they're not so much purposefully bad as cheesy. And me, I love the cheese.
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