The Saturday of Ebertfest was the last of the “big” days, which included three films: Higher Ground, Patang, and Take Shelter. After that, only one film remained unseen during the festival, so this was the day that Ebertfesters made their last big gatherings. Between Patang and Take Shelter, I wound up at a very cramped Tweet-up at Guido’s with folks like @smithward2, @ebertfest, @foodiacsceo, @sircritic, and a few others whose aliases I now cannot recall. Up to that dinner, I’d been mostly in stealth mode at Ebertfest, as the only folks I really knew in the Ebertfest crowd were Mirko (the buddy I was staying with) and critic Steve Prokopy (who I know from years and years of Butt-Numb-a-Thon).
After that day’s films, Mirko indulged my need for diner food by joining me at Merry Ann’s Diner, a 24-hour joint known for their “hangover horseshoe”, a pile of carbs and meat that defies description, reasonableness, and possibly health codes. Anyway, they provided me with this…
I love you, Chambana.
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