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What The "Bleep" Does He Know?

Last night, a friend and I went to see "What The BLEEP Do We Know?" at The Bagdad. Much of the filming was done here in Portland, including several shots filmed in the Bagdad theatre itself, so it was fun to see it there. Being a goof, I thought the movie started at 7:30 instead of 7:50... but I'm glad I goofed because there was already a long line forming when we arrived.

The movie is about quantum physics - sort of... Here's a snipit from the What The BLEEP website: "It is part documentary, part story, and part elaborate and inspiring visual effects and animations. The protagonist, Amanda, played by Marlee Matlin, finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience when her daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal, waking reality." Well crap. Maybe I should have taken a stab at explaining it myself, because that makes no sense!

There's a certain amount of heebiejeebie b.s. to this film, but I think it's phenomenal anyway because it inspires damn good conversation afterwards.

When we first arrived at The Bagdad, we were running early & the ticket office hadn't opened yet... so, we stood in line on the sidewalk in front of the building. It was starting to rain - drip drip - when all of a sudden, a frumpy looking woman came bouncing along the line to inform us that "Dennis Kucinich is shaking hands and meeting people around the corner! Dennis Kucinich - around the corner..."

It's kind of sad when people would rather stand in the rain waiting for a $3 movie than come indoors to meet a presidential candidate... except that Dennis isn't 'really' a candidate. I have better odds of becoming our next president than he does... or at least, it'd be a close call.

Eventually, Dennis must have decided that if the line wasn't coming to him, he'd come to us. ...Handshake handshake Hi I'm Dennis Kucinich handshake handshake hi how handshake are you handshake.

Then applause/commotion breaks out as the line starts moving forward. Yay! They're letting us into the theatre! That's when it dawned on me that if "Forward motion in-line" was on the ballot, Dennis would probably lose to that too.

It's not that I mean to mock the guy - but come on... He could have better spent the afternoon by getting in line and seeing the movie. Then again, how do I know he didn't?

::::: | Sunday, Apr 18 2004 at 12:29 PM
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Comments:


Jim said:

Check out my blog dedicated to the movie "What the Bleep." http://whatthebleep.blogspot.com

JJ

::::: | September 9, 2004 9:06 PM




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