Let me start out by saying this: I love Cabin in the Woods. I love it unabashedly. I’m not a Whedonista by any means, so I’m not being a dittohead just because Joss worked on this project. I simply love the film. I love horror films, but I’m extremely picky about them, and Cabin in the Woods simply fills me with joy. It deconstructs, satirizes, and twists the genre that I love, and yet it does these things with a deft and loving hand. Love, love, love.
I saw the film last December at The Butt-Numb-a-Thon, and I’ve been giddy about it ever since. I’m pleased as punch that it hit the streets last Friday, and most of the movie nerds I know have now seen it and now share my glee.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, don’t read the rest of this post. Go out to see the post-haste. Don’t watch a trailer, don’t look up the plot, just go see it.
If you have seen the film, please continue. What follows the cut isn’t necessarily a discussion of the film, but it does include a couple major spoilers. Continue Reading →
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Remember when I was a horrible fool and lost that guitar pick? Well…
I got home yesterday to find this taped to the inside lock on my apartment door:
Then my head exploded.
Apparently, Fes Works tracked down the tour manager, explained what happened, and asked if he could buy another guitar pick. The manager said that they don’t sell the picks, but since Guitar Wolf just happened to be crashing at the manager’s place that night, maaaaaybe something could be done if Fes ordered some other piece of merchandise off the web site.
So, a few days later, Fes received this…
…plus FOUR DIFFERENT PICKS taped to the invoice.
Fes is, of course, keeping the other picks, because he goddamned well earned them.
It was a confluence of investigation, persistence, and timing. Also, as my friend Poe said last night, “Everyone in that story is a great human being.”
PostScript: I made Fes watch Wild Zero, the Guitar Wolf movie, a few nights ago. We learned that Guitar Wolf guitar picks are excellent anti-zombie weapons. Fes is hereby ready for the zombie apocalypse.
If this is the wrong way to hold a wine glass, I don’t want to be right.
Spring is here!
Spring is here!
Life is Skittles and
Life is beer!
(Lyrics by Tom Lehrer.)