Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Soon I shall know the full meaning of "60% of the time, it works every time."

Here's another upcoming chapter in my geek education: tomorrow night at 11 p.m. at the Bagdad Theater and Pub, I'll attend my first screening of the Will Ferrell-Judd Apatow twisted comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

It's April's KUFO Midnight Movie, as hosted by DJs Cort and Fatboy. (These shows used to start at midnight, but got pushed up to 11 p.m., but "11 p.m. Movie" doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?)

So the saga of Will Ferrell's sexist Seventies soothsayer of San Diego news will finally play across my eyes. And I'll finally know the full context of things friends of mine say like "I pooped a hammer" and "It's made of bits of real panther, so you know it's good."

(This is cool: the promo they're playing for Anchorman has three Portland TV personalities paraphrasing lines from the film, followed by a specially recorded bit by the big-voiced Bill Kurtis, formerly of The CBS Evening News and now of A&E and oh also by the way the narrator of Anchorman. A prominent TV personality is saying on Portland radio "I'm Bill Kurtis and I Am The Balls." Which is another reference to the film.)

Usual KUFO Midnight Movie events will happen. Cort and Fatboy will broadcast from the Bagdad lobby; Mike Russell will chime in with movie reviews (Update: actually Eric D. Snider will be there in Russell's stead); Aaron "Geek in the City" Duran will share comic book info; David Walker will talk of B-movies on DVD that you may OR MAY NOT wish to view; Fatboy will pass around a plate of tater tots (plus a side of ranch); many jokes will be told and many geek references will be made; and then hundreds of people will settle in with their beer, wine, and pub grub and enjoy the film.

I'll be there. I'll also be there earlier for, er, um, a special event at 10 p.m. that I won't specify yet. Sorry. Tomorrow I'll say what it is.

Friday morning edit: I decided this morning that it should be "self-centered sexist Seventies soothsayer of San Diego news." Read it that way now, please. Thank you.
Tags: midnight movies, portland, radio
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