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Friday, September 26, 2008

This Weekend at the Movies: Prologue

posted by on September 26 at 14:47 PM

Listen, people. Two weeks ago (after I heard the weather would reach 86 degrees) I opened up “This Weekend at the Movies” with the gentle suggestion that the overheated could enjoy themselves in air-conditioned theaters. Then you got all aggro on me:

Air conditioned theaters? It’s 75 degrees outside. Folks need to be outside now; the remaining 10 months of the year when it’s 45 and drizzly they can park their big butts in a theater seat and watch a movie.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn | September 12, 2008 8:38 PM

Okay, okay! It was just a suggestion! So the following week, when the weather had turned shitty, I thought I was good to go. I encouraged you all to escape the rain and cuddle up in front of a movie screen. Then this happened:
The weather is perfect. This is the weather I crossed half the country to find. We walked twice as far today because we didn’t have any of that spring-break, titty-flashing sun beating down on us. Back when it was all freaking hot I wanted to be inside an air conditioned movie theater, but now? Now outdoors in Seattle is the only place to be.

If you don’t love overcast weather, you’re crazy to be paying the fortune it costs to live in this market. There a a million sunny places with cheap housing, you know.
Posted by elenchos | September 19, 2008 5:50 PM

Um, dear everyone: Fuck off. Don’t want to see movies when it’s hot? Fine. No problem. But you ALSO don’t want to see movies when it’s cold? KINDLY TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK IS THE CORRECT TEMPERATURE AT WHICH TO SEE MOVIES. Then, from here on out, I can avoid offending everyone’s delicate climatic sensibilities with my weather-related movie suggestions.

The real “This Weekend at the Movies” coming shortly.


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See a movie? In this Economic climate? Are you crazy? I don't have enough money to be wasting it on movies!

Posted by Chris in Tampa | September 26, 2008 2:55 PM

Sounds like somebody needs to relax. Maybe you should go see a movie?

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 26, 2008 2:56 PM

Once it hits eighty, I'm heading for a theater.

Posted by Mike of Renton | September 26, 2008 2:57 PM

I love you, Lindy.

Posted by Callie | September 26, 2008 3:01 PM

Ha! That was good.

Posted by Greg | September 26, 2008 3:04 PM

I have a 10 week old baby now. You know how well a baby in a theater works, right? I'll stick to bars until he's old enough.

Posted by elenchos | September 26, 2008 3:15 PM

See a movie? When there's still oxygen outside just ASKING to be breathed? Jesus Christ, Lindy, get a clue!

Posted by Scalpel | September 26, 2008 3:17 PM

The sun's presently out. I could go out and hope to see some titty-flashin', or I could go to an R-rated movie.

Or I could drag my laptop outside, sit on my patio in the cool fall sunshine and get something on Netflix Watch-It-Now. Something with titty-flashin'.

Posted by dr_awesome | September 26, 2008 3:35 PM

Fifty-seven. You can see movies when it's fifty-seven degrees out, with showery precipitation.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 26, 2008 3:37 PM

not temperature. weather. this is seattle.

rainy with chance of more rain with grey skys followed more wet until you die= escape somewhere inside.

sunny, with chance of blue and followed by jokes of balls of flames in the sky = no movie theater tonight.

Posted by phenics | September 26, 2008 3:55 PM

I'd walk 100 miles uphill both ways in a blinding snowstorm or a volcanic heat wave just to see a movie with you Lindy.


Posted by PopTart | September 26, 2008 3:57 PM

You had me at "Fuck off."

Posted by Matthew | September 26, 2008 4:39 PM

Two different people had two different opinions?


And you care about them?


Posted by Lee Gibson | September 26, 2008 6:44 PM

it makes me sad that annie is gone. not only because she was a profoundly insightful writer, not only because her perspective was a great asset to the stranger, but because now we have to read more posts from you

Posted by bridget | September 26, 2008 9:46 PM

The Guild 45th was just right, Lindy.

And Religulous was fun!

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 27, 2008 12:37 AM

When the body next to you is a cozy 98.6.

Posted by Vince | September 27, 2008 8:31 AM

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