Show today! (Thursday! Whenever that is!) 6-8pm, Inner Chapters Bookstore and Cafe, 419 Fairview N., Seattle. It’s a nice little relaxed neighbourhood venue, and the tea is pretty good, so c’mon out if you can! Kick off your PAX weekend with some elfmetal. XD
THE POLL: Okay, so what Arjache and I were thinking is that MST3K and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension fans would be big Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou fans. I thought there’d be a closer alignment with Buckaroo Banzai; Arjache, with MST3K.
For me, Buckaroo Banzai and Life Aquatic aren’t just similar, they’re in the same damn universe. The world where all the BB stuff makes sense is totally the kind of world where LA’s geeky oceanography documentaries could be worldwide blockbusters garnering global obsession, and I like that world. (Also possibly in this world? The Venture Brothers. Don’t tell me you can’t see it, ’cause you can.) A lot of the great oddnesses about both films are just so similar in feel, and that’s totally acknowledged by Live Aquatic in its ending.
I can also see where Arjache was coming from, with the MST3K connection. It’s not as starkly obvious for me, but I can see it.
So we both thought fans of BB and MST3K would be LA fans. Turns out… um… well, about half of you are. Of those who have seen MST3K and BB, about half like LA, and about half really don’t. But solidly half of both fan groups (BB and MST3K) answering the poll haven’t even seen Life Aquatic.
No matter how you look at it, it’s just not the kind of correlation I expected, and I suspect Arjache expected as well. I’m kinda surprised.
Hi ho, I still like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou and recommend it, so if you’re looking for an odd but interesting movie, try it!
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