Friday, September 2, 2011

ICS Update - September 2, 2011 Labor Day Update

Dang, that summer went FAST!  Don't they always? And yet winter just seems to drag on and on... Here we are at the unofficial end of summer (which doesn't officially end until September 23). Schools back in session (starting before Labor Day to me is an affront to tradition and the traffic shows it.

Here in the past 2 weeks we've had an earthquake and a hurricane. I've heard that the storm affected different folks depending on where they live. Everything from no damage to extensive damage to no power. Here's hoping that those adversely affected are back on their feet. And yes, for the first time ever we had to cancel a meeting due to a tropical storm.

So that means we will push Courtney Spies and MacBeth back to September, and Dave Willard will do the movie "M" for Halloween.

Well, if you're looking for stuff to do, and the Orioles only get your deepest contempt and the Baltimore Grand Prix is not your cup of tea, and the Ravens haven't started the regular season yet- there are some genre movies out. There's Fright Night, a remake of the original that starred the always creepy Chris Sarandon (gawd, his scenes in Dog Day Afternoon and Lipstick have totally ruined any chance of my looking at him without a biased eye). Then there's Apollo 18, ranking an unbelievable 26 on the ol' Rotten Tomatoes site. And for those like myself who thought there was no bite left in shark movies, there's Shark Night (sounds like something on the Discovery Channel), that employs the usual empty headed premise- teens frolicking and a killer shark (see photo).

So, best wishes for a great holiday to all of our members, friends and guests!

See YOU at the movies!

Chairman Hendo

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