Oct. 17, 2003, 8:31 p.m. CST
this is what I thought the big announcement was gonna be. congrats Harry, make the best of it, live the dream
Oct. 17, 2003, 8:32 p.m. CST
hey maybe harry will be able to get a bunch of attractive geeks this year instead of 90% dudes
Oct. 17, 2003, 8:46 p.m. CST
Hey Harry, I just wanted to let you know that this is hilarious. I hope you are able to get all sorts of strange and fun characters to your butt-a-thon...oh...excuse me...butt-numb-a-thon. Anyway, have a good time.
Oct. 17, 2003, 8:49 p.m. CST
its only been two posts, I know, I know. But if you could keep it off the radar on AICN that would be swell. Self promotion is not a good deal.
Oct. 17, 2003, 9:05 p.m. CST
its his first production of anything. he should plug all he can that way there will be more buzz (investors), leading to harry getting a better special effects budget etc. maybe enough money to hire bruce campbell.
Oct. 17, 2003, 9:28 p.m. CST
... on doing the wet-shirt pics in my BNAT shirts from years past! Ha!
Oct. 17, 2003, 9:54 p.m. CST
I should add I am calling dibs on the wet t-shirt pics of a REALLY HOT BABE... not of me.
Oct. 17, 2003, 11:48 p.m. CST
And I like it that way. Got any banannas?
Oct. 18, 2003, 12:02 a.m. CST
I'm with Tora, where's my bananna?
Oct. 18, 2003, 12:23 a.m. CST
Does anybody know how to spell banana?
Oct. 18, 2003, 1:27 a.m. CST
No, really -- I am! perchance.com/gir.html
Oct. 18, 2003, 3:05 a.m. CST
To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your hand now. To be the "studio 54" doorman at a function like BNAT #5, is, well, some honor, my man! Here's hoping you get a big ole enjoy out of the whole thing. Yeesh.
Oct. 18, 2003, 3:44 a.m. CST
You can't fool me Harry. I know how you (we) think. Just try to mix a few true fat nerds in there to make it look legit. :)
Oct. 18, 2003, 3:55 a.m. CST
Nice to see that getting a production deal hasn't gone to his head. You mean for the honor of subjecting myself to plus for crappy films and watching flicks I could just as well at home, I have to write a high school English essay on my love of cinema. I sure this won't attract asslicking grindhouse zombies :)
Oct. 18, 2003, 4:48 a.m. CST
by TheGinger Twit
and speaking purely from a business point of view - call it 5th annual, or better yet, 'Butt-numb-a-thon 2003'.
Oct. 18, 2003, 7:33 a.m. CST
How erotic do these photographs have to be Harry?
Oct. 18, 2003, 9:43 a.m. CST
i hoped to TRY to attend bnat once i`ll have my finals. (that will be in 2005!!!) so harry! please do a 7th bnat too! ;)
Oct. 18, 2003, 10:19 a.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
I give platlets the stuff in your blood that causes it to clot) twice a month. It takes about a hour to do but it helps out cancer patients esp, little kids. It easy and painless. Giving whole blood takes about 15 mins and plasma a mere 30 mins. If anyone is interested in donating blood go to giveblood.org for more info. Unfortunatlny, you have to be 18, wiegh over 100 lbs., and not have be a gay male (it's an arcane rule since straight people get AIDS and your blood is screened anyways).
Oct. 18, 2003, 11:06 a.m. CST
Harry has become Steve Rubell.(sp) The difference between BNAT and Studio 54 was there was the possibility of actually meeting a woman and getting laid at Studio 54. No thanks Harry. I don't need to travel to Texas and kiss your fat ass to see cheesy movies for an entire weekend.
Oct. 18, 2003, 11:14 a.m. CST
by Jon L. Ander
Way to abuse a position of power Harry!
Oct. 18, 2003, 11:21 a.m. CST
by John Maddening
I think what most of you are forgetting is this: IT'S HARRY'S PARTY. You don't see Harry yelling at you for how you decide to invite people to your birthday party. The first year, he barely filled the place. After word got out about what a great time it was, everyone wanted to go. I've been lucky enough to go for the past 3 years, and it's worth whatever hoops you have to jump through to get there. It's one of the two big events I look forward to every year (the other being CONvergence - http://www.convergence-con.org), and even when there are 2 or 3 sucktastic movies in the mix (like last year, with HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and TIPTOES, right after one another), I have a great time hanging out and talking with my fellow AiCNers and movie fans. Harry's not being rude, he's being practical. Thousands of people apply for the 300 seats in the place, and he has to do something to figure out how to go. I don't envy his decision - people are bound to be pissed off no matter what.
Oct. 18, 2003, 12:25 p.m. CST
I just can't get over the rudeness of some of these postings! Who the hell do you think you all are? IT'S HIS BIRTHDAY...would you just post an open invitation on the net for your party - something tells me you wouldn't. He has to go to all the effort setting everything up, all your have to do is get there, and sit on your arses for 24 hours - minimal effort, is it not? I've been coming to this website regularly for about 3 years now, and i've always wanted to go to BNAT - but, as I live in Australia, it'd be a tad expensive, and as I work as a part-time checkout chick at a supermarket, I don't really have the money to spare! Stop your friggin whinging and kiss Harry's arse. Noone wants you there anyway. You won't be missed.
Oct. 18, 2003, 1 p.m. CST
by Jack Burton
I am so hung over I can barely see straight and your post almost made me fall out of my chair. That was hysterical dude.
Oct. 18, 2003, 1:13 p.m. CST
Jeez, I might actually have a chance of getting in this year. All the man wants is 2 pictures and damn paragraph about youself. Most of you people write more than that to describe why LOTR is better than Harry Potter, surely you can come up with 5 sentences about yourself. Jackasses....
Oct. 18, 2003, 1:45 p.m. CST
Never tried for a BNAT before. If we get accepted, are the tickets free, or how much are they?
Oct. 18, 2003, 2:57 p.m. CST
I've got two pictures in mind... hehehe
Oct. 18, 2003, 4:13 p.m. CST
You decided not to ask people to give blood because it discriminates against gays, anemics, and drug users? Are you insane? Why don't you go ahead and discourage people from watching movies, because otherwise, you are obviously discriminating against blind and mute people. Encouraging people to give blood was a good idea, because our nation needs the blood supply - don't listen to a few fringe radical freaks who want to ruin it for everyone else.
Oct. 18, 2003, 4:14 p.m. CST
I meant "blind and deaf people," not "blind and mute people." Now hopefully my inconsequential rant makes more sense.
Oct. 18, 2003, 9:09 p.m. CST
by Boba Feet
Harry's not being practical. Being practical would be a lottery (little effort on the part of either the fans or him). He's being purposely insular. Yes, BNAT is supposed to be for folks who love film- but this method ensures that practically no one EXCEPT hardcore celluloid junkies will show up this year. Preaching to the choir, this is. If he wanted more people to get interested in his personal fetishes in film, a lottery would be fairer. And using pictures as another method just reeks. Count me out....
Oct. 19, 2003, 1:38 a.m. CST
They won't let me donate blood b/c I lived in Germany between 1980-1981 on an American base (i was 10). Apparently I pose a great threat of having mad cow disease as a result of living there. I'm glad I at least get a shot at BNAT5 now. Thanks Harry for your non-discrimination against the MAD!!!! MUAHAHAHA
Oct. 19, 2003, 4:31 a.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2003, 7:49 a.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2003, 8:50 a.m. CST
I beat out out 10,000 people to be one of 600 invited to Kevin Smith's Stash Bash II next weekend. I don't think I have any luck left.
Oct. 19, 2003, 8:51 a.m. CST
May I suggest an East coast location? Philadelphia or New York City, perhaps?
Oct. 19, 2003, 8:54 a.m. CST
This is great...most of us that were continually discriminated against in high school for watching movies other than She's All That and Josie and The Pussycats now have the chance to send our pictures to some pretentious ass in the hope that he might think we're attractive enough to sit on our ass for 24 hours and praise him. Why people....whyyyyyyyyyyyyy? I come to this site for news and movie flavor, I don't come here to sniff Knowles undies. I come here to feel like I love movies for a reason and it was all worth it to get picked on in high school. And now, every five minutes we have to hear about Ghost Town and hokey, ass clown bullshit like guidelines for BNAT. I mean, at least Sundance puts up a front to pretend like you might have a chance. Look, I'll subject myself to a lottery or random drawing or whatever. But I'm not going to lose out to Jeff, the wonder schlong from Dallas just because Harry likes the way sweat glistens off his hard abs. This should not be a popularity contest. This should be about dudes and chicks coming together to enjoy movies. Don't you get it people? Harry could easily stage this thing somewhere else and make it more inclusive but he wants to fuck with your heads to make himself feel better. Yay, I get to choose. I get to be the bouncer. I'm the fat-ass, movie superstar. Know what, Knowles. You're not even close. Ghost town will enevitably suck and so will BNAT for the simple fact that you shun so many people for being themselves. That's the beauty of movie watchers, not everyone agrees. But I think we can all agree on one thing. Boycott this dull ass party he's going to have, for a little self respect. It's one overly inflated, dispreportionate, self-aggrandizing lie. Like a certain movie reviewer/birthday boy. B O Y C O T T - 7 letters, easy to say, easy to do, easy to agree with. Let him drink flat beer by himself and wonder why time, taste, and good movies, have passed him by.
Oct. 19, 2003, 12:01 p.m. CST
by John Maddening
...just more space for the rest of us. I love this, how people who actually hate Harry keep coming to his site and bitching about how they can't get in to the BNAT. If you don't care, shut up about it already. And as to your assertion that he could move it anywhere and be more inclusive? No, he couldn't. The Alamo is his favorite theater, and it's the perfect theater for the BNAT. If you ever went, you would see why it couldn't happen anywhere else. Oh, but you don't really want to go - you'd rather just bitch about Harry and his site. What a loser.
Harry gives redheads a bad name.
Oct. 19, 2003, 6:01 p.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2003, 9 p.m. CST
I hope I can get in to this I tried last year with no luck.
Oct. 19, 2003, 9:23 p.m. CST
(Must point out this is my brothers SN) Just started going to this site, but it looks fun. I'm 19 by the way, I'll look into this. Let's talk people.
Oct. 20, 2003, 1:48 p.m. CST
I really don
Oct. 20, 2003, 6:53 p.m. CST
yes, not all movie watchers agree. The Alamo Drafthouse is a great theatre, and the proceeds from the BNAT go to the children's program at that location. So why change tradition? I know someone who moved her wedding date just so she's have the chance to come to this gathering of movie geeks. It's worth it.
Oct. 20, 2003, 9:10 p.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2003, 11 a.m. CST
i've checked the news on this site for years now, never really getting into the whole um, community aspect of it... but being as i'm going to be in texas the same week as this ordeal, i figured i'd check it out, especially since it's for a great cause. but come on. this is the most cackamaney way i've ever heard of getting into anything, let alone a film festival. i was reading the 'rules' and thinking, ok i can do this pretty easily, but then i really thought about it, and well, it just sounds too...creepy? no need for my (anyone's) photo to be judged and drooled over by a bunch of people who, if they really loved film so much, would devise a more topical way of uh, 'weeding out the masses.' good luck with that, harry, i'm sure you're going to be piling in the babes this way.
Oct. 21, 2003, 11:01 a.m. CST
You, of all people, Harry, should be the least image-conscious... but you're so horribly self-absorbed, this is just the icing on the cake. Enjoy your brain numb-a-thon, because if you didn't have all this publicity, you'd be just another lazy asshole glued to a computer. Oh, yeah... I had a back injury too... but I'm not overweight and I don't put myself above others by yammering incessantly about all the people I rub elbows, vast comic book collections, or my "philanthropic" (read self-promotional) pursuits.
Oct. 22, 2003, 1:49 a.m. CST
I finally got to see the 'RE-IMAGINE-D' version of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", and I have to say my experience was less than stellar, yet entertaining. Right now in American cinema, there seems to be a lot of crap unworthy of of making it to your local googleplex let alone shown on my butt with a 'GAF VIEWMASTER'. . So, I am compelled to state the fact the the 2003 remake of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" is a satisfying movie for the current breed of horror films. Let me add, it is not a great movie. It is one of an upcoming many in a trend of many of the recently Hollywood slang-o-istic labeling of old classics into crappily 'RE-IMAGINE-D' films. Well, this trend makes me nauseous and gives me projectile vomit inducing dehydrating diarrhea . The "Chainsaw" dillio is less of a V8-commercial-like-forehead-slapping 'RE-IMAGINE-D' movie than the upcoming John "love me for all past goodness, ignore my recent crappy body of work" Carpenter's soon-to-be-abomination, the 'RE-IMAGINE-D' film "Halloween". While watching 'Chainsaw' today, it made me realize that there are some benefits to reimagination if it's done properly. The original 'Chainsaw' is a classic for many reasons. It is also a great film for many reasons. The original was extremely subtle in its storytelling and had a way of getting hard-core ideas across while implying the actual base jumping. The original was scarier tenfold because it had the greatest special effects department ever in the history of film past, present, and future, the individual filmgoers imagination. The special effects in the current version of "Chainsaw" were tremendous and at no time did I feel that they were senseless, they were necessary for plot development as well in this building the infamous ' creep factor'. I believe that Bruckheimer and Bay changed the story so much that, they were only utilizing the title of the original to be able to sell this movie because of its cultural recognizability. It's things like this that whittle away at any existing shreds of originality left in the Hollywood. The new "Chainsaw" could have subtracted the lead character, 'Leatherface', and turned him into any other violent spree killer, got rid of the chainsaw, and called it, "The Beverly Kill-billies". A film like this would have stood up on its own merit. I truly believe that it could have been filed away in a great Americans film library as a great American horror film. What happens here though is that because of the greed of Hollywood and its widely accepted lack of originality, it goes down as an honorable mention on cables future-spewed network channel "MTM" or it will be otherwise known by its full name, "Movies That Missed it by that much" 25 years from now in a special called, "Remember the Remakes-2003 EDITION". So it seems that conviction of the craft of filmmaking and commitment to seeking kinetic thought provocation with celluloid and sound is no longer inspired passion for those who have the power to make a difference, and Internet messaging toads like us, will always be the ones who could make a difference but won't. Remember this, " for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". It is in this phrase where I find solace and faith that the "ACTION" of Conveyor Belting Rehashed ( I mean 'RE-IMAGINE-D' ) Decent Standalone Classics" will be volleyed with the well deserved "RE-ACTION of a slow, and painful filibuster-like retelling by "F-Troops"-Mr. Larry Storch to each and every Hollyweird 'SUIT' of how Lee Majors was shafted out of the "Primo" 'Nancy' role on 'Eight Is Enough' because of his mid-seventies 'TOOTSKIE' back-monkey and the undeniable evidence that Lee was not 17 years old nor was Lee a female.. Or, maybe these current ' Wunderkind ' will have to enjoy a Slovenly meal of some down home Karma making it's rounds through all of the all-knowing Illuminati choking on its own brilliance. Let us make new movies that are good and keep the existing 'CLASSIC' films in a hermetically sealed jar on 'FUNK AND WAGNALLS' porch. Encourage, not regulate, film makers into leaving classic films as they are seek other challenges. These films are our history and we should not try to improve those things which should remain in our minds the way in which they were initially created.
Oct. 22, 2003, 4:54 p.m. CST
When it says "one paragraph for each person wanting to go at least" are we to assume we can write as much as we like or that we are supposed to keep it to a brief paragraph. Also, do we send one photo reflecting our groups mindset or one photo for each person wanting to attend. I'm not referring to the headshots but to the second photo requirement. Any clarification would be appreciated.
Oct. 22, 2003, 5:05 p.m. CST
by EL Jerkwad
1)Midget Westerns 2)Vin Diesel 3)Chain Smoking w/ Big Bad Bo 3)Cartoon Cat Porn 4)Father Geek 5)Harry 6)Geeks that needed showers long BEFORE the BNAT started 7)$8 beers 8)LOTR in the 22nd hour 9)Sticky floors 10)Horny locals 11)L.A. phonies 12)gift bags..containing nothing but " Battlefield Earth" tee shirts..2 sizes too small. 13)bitter theatre staff 14)Six Sting Samuari 15)Tron at 4am 16)Girlfriends...oh please..leave those cows at home. 17)Naked Harry, wearing nothing but crutches, buried at center stage with Birthday presents. 18)The Evil One..Moriarty 19)BBQ..texas style 20)No bats under the bridge 21)24 hours trapped w/ Hmongo ahahahahaha 22)sex with strangers 23)viewing engine parts at Geek Headquarters, that have grown into trees w/ Father Geek as tourguide!!! 24)ONE SHITTER....250 ASSES 24 reasons why I can't wait to attend my 5th straight year at BNAT. Much Love to Harry!! P
Oct. 24, 2003, 2:50 a.m. CST
Just wanted to say what a great job my slaves....I mean readers of this website have been doing. Now, I have a special announcement but in order for you to hear it you have to let me put my penis up to your ear. I know this sounds crude but trust me, it is so important to me. Then I need you to mail me pictures of yourself or Vin Deisel shirtless or yourself or Paul Walker bottomless or yourself or the entire cast of Ben Hur naked. Great, now I need you to erect(hehe) a giant throne to me in your house and worship me as the God of elitism and rightousness. Great, now you can all get into the Alamo Drafthouse and watch movies POW's wouldn't sit through. That's right, you too can watch crap that is pointless and is given to me by the studios for a small fee and a hummer. Then we can all celebrate my birthday by wheeling in a giant cake and out pops, oh my God, Ben Affleck...yay! This is the bestest BNAT ever. I think for my next one you might have to mail in a gallon of your male hooga to be considered. Gosh, maybe someone should boycott my ass and spare everyone the pain of me boring them to death...teehee. -Knowles-
Oct. 30, 2003, 9:42 p.m. CST
Damn you Harry. 3 hours and 15 minutes till midnight. I'm going crazy here. Gah!!!
Oct. 31, 2003, 1:04 a.m. CST
Sent mine in at 12:00:08 A.M., 10/31/03. Whoo hoo!