27 December 2007 @ 01:22 pm
My Cynicism Brings All The Boys To My Yard  
So, I'm watching Blade Runner and exercising, and I see a pair of guys walk past my window: white shirts, black ties, black pants, matching black coats and clutching matching black little satchels. "Oh, great," I think to myself, "religious nuts, come to see if I'm gonna choose today to switch my celestial calling plan to their service." I continue, as I see they've wandered on.

That was short-lived.

Few minutes later, they come back, see me through the window (and thus, see that I'm exercising), and knock on the door. Frankly, I was in no mood for this craperoo, and if they couldn't see me in the window, I'd have just ignored them. Since I'm obviously 5 feet from the door and can hear them, I paused the flick and I opened the door with a "What?"

"Hello, we've come to -- "
"Save me the speech. You're here to see if I'll convert, or at least listen to your spiel about your deity of choice, right?"
"Well, we -- "
"I'm busy, so I'm making this easy for you. See this?"
I motioned to the star of chaos tattooed on my shoulder. "This is my god. And MY god made YOUR god. So fuck off." I shut the door, un-paused the film, and went back to my exercises. They stood there for a second, looked through the window at me one more time, and walked off, talking to each other confusedly.

Eventually, they'll learn to stop coming to my door.
Steveill the Weevill: AVP Xmassynabetic on December 27th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hahaha... Awesome.

I liked to just listen to their spiel and then say "What was that again?"

Usually about the fifth time through they'd be like "Hey now, you're just pulling our leg."

"What? What was that again?"

"Oh, are you... HARD OF HEARING, SIR?"

"No. I'm not hard of hearing."

*spiel starts again*

"What was that? I didn't catch that middle part..."

Good times. We don't get folks like that where we live now, sadly.

Speaking of Blade Runner, I was just reading about how Hauser wrote that bit he was famous for in the movie. Never knew that.
Coinneach Fitzpatrickscarybaldguy on December 27th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
I once put up a sign with a Baphomet and "SOLICITORS AND EVANGELISTS WILL BE SACRIFICED." Visits fell from 2-3 per week to zero.
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on December 27th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
suicidal4vida on December 27th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
For this, you rock. Only thing that would made it better is if you woulda flipped 'em off the second time they looked in the mirror. :)

So, give me the dirt on the new "cut" of blade runner. worth the cash? is it that much different? i'm initimately familiar with the film...are the extras the shit? tell me, i must know!!
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Shoeless God of WARarchmage on December 27th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I knew I had to have it. Still one of my absolute top films of all time, even have a framed movie poster.

I just got finished watching the "final cut". First and foremost, it looks and sounds fabulous. The new hi-res scan and mastering really shows, and the sound is crisp and clean. A lot of what was done was just cleaning up persistent annoyances (like matte lines and wires), though some dialogue bits were fixed, too (no more number discrepancy between Bryant's description of what escaped and what Deckard has to hunt down! Deckard and Abdul's convo matches their mouths!). Several backgrounds have been carefully changed to match what should be there, and a couple things re-animated to look better. Zhora's tattoo actually exists! The snake-scale serial number matches what the old woman claims it is! Little "quality of life' things that have bugged me for years.

As for the rest of the set: well, pretty cool to have the other 3 cuts of the film (original, euro, and director's). A whole disc "making of..." documentary, and another disc of deleted scenes, small effects featurettes, interviews, you name it. I got the full 5-disc set, so I have the workprint, too, but haven't watched it, yet. And, nifty-keen, got a little replica of a Spinner, a plastic origami unicorn, a lenticular Motion Film Clip, and some concept art, all in a cool Voight-Kampff briefcase.

Well worth it, IMHO. SunCoast has the full set for something like $90, but Amazon's got a pretty sweet deal: $55. Oh yeah, baby.
suicidal4vida on December 27th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Cool, man. Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. Sounds like I would enjoy it quite a bit.
Exhalations into the Ether: Opus Spockdragon_smoke on December 28th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC)
Awesome. Just got the call from a Very! Excited! Stepfather! who received his package today. I hope you don't mind, but I forwarded your paragraph above about the new improvements to him, so he has a few hints about neat things to look for. And doesn't it just figure- he said he thought REALLY hard about getting it for US for Xmas. I am not sure why he didn't but that would have been funny (giving the exact same thing to each other) and very, very cool. Ah well, guess we will just have to find it for ourselves. I hope it is the gift that keeps on giving, for both of you. :-)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on December 28th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Don't mind at all!
cobie on December 27th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
so of course now you got that fuckin' song stuck in my head now..
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Dark Babyarchmage on December 27th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Well, it's still not half as annoying as they were.
Michael: blackrat2akaspeedo on December 27th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I had one guy come to my door since I moved here. Some local pastor whoever. I just said "I'm Jewish." The guy got this really confused look on his face, lol! The northwest is a bit weird.
re_animating on December 27th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
*opens door*

Ooh! Visitors! May I interest you in the Cult of Cthulhu, or perhaps the good Gospel of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

*breaks out the literature*
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on December 28th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
years ago, I did a bit of website work for a Satanic metal band in Salt lake City (go ahead, laugh, I did!) called "Satanic Black", and part of ym payment was a shirt with "SWO - Satanic World Order" on the front and an inverted cross on the back. I like answering these kinds of callers with it on, it tends to make them pause. ;)
Nyke Youngnykeyoung on December 27th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
I would have continued to answer like I was in the "Kissing Hank's Ass" skit, or used Discordian answers to certain questions, without bothering to wait for those specific questions.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Worship Chaosarchmage on December 28th, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
Oh, I've been known to make them come in and see how long I can fuck with them until they squirm. Today, I was busy. ;)
thndrchldthndrchld on December 28th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Well done
But of course now they are praying for you, you know. Piss off enough of them and your soul 'might' actually go to heaven. I'd at least douse the front stoop with sage and salt?
Kellykwsapphire on December 28th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Lawl. <3