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probably going to be seeing lost in translation on thursday after all, for those i spoke to about it. also, it is my plan to attend chiaroscuro saturday night. i know i promised not to talk about future plans (they tend not to happen when i do that for some reason) on livejournal, but i do want to spread the word about a new night.

i heard they got rid of the drachen fire at busch gardens. it was new last time i went there! how strange. that also puts in perspective how old some of the rides there are. the log flume was certainly there since i was a wee tyke, as well as the loch ness. i do vaguely remember the big bad wolf as something new. i found my old season's passes replete with horrible pictures, and i have been meaning to scan them but i don't have a scanner so that has put a bit of a wrench in the works.

i searched, finally, on ebay and amazon to find out about "The Ascent of Man" which was apparently a PBS (BBC?) series in the 70s which jack's parents were telling me about. and i can't get it. which is disappointing. there is a book, and i guess i will have to make do with that. anyone out there seen this series? it is the creation of a man named Jacob Bronowski. (oh, apparently you can get the DVDs, they just are costly.)

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cheetahmaster
Oct. 6th, 2003 04:48 am (UTC)
Re: chiaroscuro

What is The Edge like, as a location? Nation wins out for me over everything else I have been to in the area, but I like being proven wrong.
snidegrrl
Oct. 6th, 2003 04:55 am (UTC)
i dunno, never been there. someone else may be able to answer this however!
prakriti
Oct. 6th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)
is the edge that place over by the Black cat? If so, its not a bad space.
cheetahmaster
Oct. 6th, 2003 05:59 am (UTC)
No, that was the Cage. Which was bought by the Black Cat, and is now the new Black Cat.
prakriti
Oct. 6th, 2003 06:00 am (UTC)
so which one is The Edge?
traceracer
Oct. 6th, 2003 06:47 am (UTC)
If I'm correct, the Edge is the place right near Nation. I think Jack and I actually went there once for Alchemy. It wasn't too bad.
kelowna
Oct. 6th, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
http://www.chiaroscuro-dc.com

some photos exist there. it has a nice front room wooden floor dance area, lots of carpeted walk ways, couches and plenty of tables. a lounge area where there are couches and more tables and chess games! then an outdoor patio with another dance area and seating area.

pretty nifty, if i do say so myself.

--kelowna
panicsyndrome
Oct. 6th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
this chiaroscuro thing looks interesting, but i can't decide if it's going to be too gothic. the presence of zoltar may win me over, though. we shall see!
professorbooty
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Zoltar notwithstanding, it looks like just another gothdustrial night to me. And what has Zoltar done lately? I used to love his show on WHFS, but I'm also pretty sure I wasn't old enough to drink at the time.

Not going. I don't think my psyche could stand that much of a vaguely sad and mostly lame attempt to recapture the past.

To anybody who wishes to flame me for my opinion here, feel free to fuck off in advance and don't bother with your response. Not interested, thanks!
panicsyndrome
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
damn yo, sensitive much? zoltar played some interesting stuff the last time i heard him, which was more recently than either of us were underage, i'm just wondering what he's doing in with an otherwise gothdustrial crowd.
professorbooty
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:18 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I don't mean to sound sensitive, and most of my antinostalgia is directed at the gothdustrial scene at large rather than Zoltar's presence. That shit is about as current as yelling "play some Skynyrd" at bands... which is not to say that I don't still do that once in a while.

Also, my "to anybody who blah" reply was totally not directed at you. It was directed at those who might take my lack of interest in a club night as a personal attack.
panicsyndrome
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
i think we both know i'm not going to get bent out of shape about a club night. i guess i also can't understand why anyone else would, and thus why you'd need to take the pre-emptive strike. i occasionally need to be reminded that some people really do take this shit seriously...
snidegrrl
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
wow - it's nice that you have an opinion and all, but man, this is something i am looking forward to. why harsh my groove? i'm not trying to recapture any past (as i don't have much of one in regards to the "scene" and don't know who zoltar is) i'm looking forward moreso to something fun in the future. should i be fucking off in advance, or what? i dunno. :(
professorbooty
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Argh. Total misinterpretation is going on here. Clearly, I did not speak... clearly.

Anyone who wants to disagree with my opinion should feel absolutely free to do so. I didn't mean to harsh on your groove.

I just don't want psychos attacking me for being uninterested in a club night.

I meant the distinction to be clear, and apologise for any unintended slights that you or anyone else has have perceived.
professorbooty
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
"has have"

Remember kids, if you're debating which word to use, just use both. That way, you're sure to be wrong.
panicsyndrome
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
zoltar has nothing to do with "the scene" at all, to my knowledge. he was an hfs dj on saturday nights for a while, and (at least in my recollection) played some fairly decent stuff. hence, i don't understand why he's associated with this motley crue.
evilhat
Oct. 6th, 2003 08:17 am (UTC)
I remember reading the book as a child, and finding it tedious. But that's a childhood impression. :)

Neat: Two Jared Diamond books, Guns, Germs, and Steel, and The Third Chimpanzee.
snidegrrl
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:24 pm (UTC)
We read Guns, Germs, and Steel for peril_book_club, it was our second book. :) Most people didn't finish it, sadly. It seemed to get very repetitive and bogged me down, as far as my personal assessment. The meat of the book itself was fascinating, but I felt I was taking one step forward and two steps back a bunch, if that makes any sense. That doesn't mean I wouldn't give the other book a chance though.

I went ahead and ordered a copy of the ascent of man. There were plenty of cheap used ones available. I know it will be dated, but all the reviews I found said that the message was still useful and applicable today.
tzel
Oct. 6th, 2003 02:43 pm (UTC)
This Chirascuro place sounds cool. Too bad I have inventory that night from 9pm to possible 2am... :P Maybe you can report back and if it's cool we can drag Fencing Guy out there next weekend.
snidegrrl
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
i will hopefully be at the ten year reunion shiznit on the 17th-18th weekend, so it will have to be after that... :-/

also got your message about tuesday night, hope class is interesting and educational!!
professorbooty
Oct. 6th, 2003 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Wow, those DVDs are pricy. It would be nice if you could get them without the public performance rights.
snidegrrl
Oct. 7th, 2003 04:08 am (UTC)
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I have that problem with "educational" type videos. There are a number of things I saw in soc classes in college I would like to watch again, but apparently the only places you can see them is in college. :P
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