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Fathergeek flees to theater to escape Vampire Bat invasion of Austin...


Sooo to escape Austin's bat mania last night (news of Central American Vampire Bat migration to Austin) I took in a double feature @ The Alamo South...
1st off I scoped out the Belgium/Flemish flick "BULL HEAD." Not bad at all, just simply "badass." Its a nuevo noir seriously tragic drama set in the world of their countries' illegal human & cattle steroid & harmone black market trade. You should read as little as possible about this before viewing. Take my word its GOOD !
The Alamo served up a great seared Strip Steak rare & rubbed with mustard seed & roasted coffee with browned butter glazed Brussels Sprouts, and Belgian fries w/ Red Pepper Mayo. I washed it all down with a fine Citrus flavored "Blanche de Bruxelles Witbier" & a dark, spicy "Maredsous Dubbel."
Then at a late night private party with choc ice cream cake, hot double choc brownies & an espresso milk shake I was treated to a recently struck beautiful eye popping 35mm Techicolor print of Roger Corman's masterwork "THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH" based on the Poe poem with wonderful camera work, some outstanding art direction & Vincent Price chewing up the scenery. Harry & I were the only ones there that had even seen the film inside a theater projected on the big screen... Ahhhhhhh, virgins all around us for the climatic blood drenched masked ball !
A phantastic evening!!!
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  • Feb. 25, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Larry Sellers


  • Feb. 25, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    STFU catchtheman

    by Logan_1973

    It's been ten years or more since my dad I went to a movie together. It's no small thing and I miss it. I'm glad Harry and his Pop can still do this. Scumbag.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    A Corman Poe...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...that actually captures much of the flavor of the story. Of course, I love the ones that don't too, but they gave the story a backbone by pulling in the Hop Toad stuff, and that final scene...which I will not divulge here...delightful. Man, I'd love to see that on a big screen again. Good for you.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    lemme break out my magnifyin' glass....hold on...


  • Feb. 25, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    me read small type hard

    by ChiefChirpa3000

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Tell us more about these bats.

    by seabiscuits

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 8:24 p.m. CST

    The vampire bat 'invasion' about 50 years

    by OutsideChance

    Story here: The short version is that some computer models predict, if current weather trends hold, vampire bats "will be able to expand their range...Very, very long term, several decades."

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    also when is the catchtheman obit?

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    cuz he's stone cold ded.

  • 'Nuff said.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Fathergeek, please learn to use the correct font size.

    by jrb

    Either it's too big (Lina Romay obit) or it's too small (this post about the things you ate last night).

  • They're also extremely sanitary and help to control insect populations. They're an irreplaceable part of ecosystems. We should thank P'an Ku (or equivalent personified deity you have been indoctrinated by) that humans haven't been successful in killing them out due to pure stupidity because without them, our planet & your neighborhood, would be a much more irritating place.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by Duckenheimer

    You spelled 'mammal' wrong.

  • Feb. 25, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    The pathetic fuck hole has a ton of names and he's a shit eating chimp with each and every one.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Thanks for correcting the font size. Now I can read it.

    by jrb

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST


    by Rick Webb

    Bats used to invade my childhood home by using our chimney as an entranceway. There aren't many things that are as unsettling as seeing the hovering shadow of a bat on the hallway wall while you're eating dinner at the kitchen table. Actually, I saw BATS at the cinema, but that falls under the category of "Bad Decisions Made Out of Sheer Boredom."

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Anybody want to tell me, in a nice way, what CTM posted?

    by phifty2

    Forgive me but it has to be more interesting than the article itself. So Bats huh? How about the flying squirrel? I guess that glides, not flies. Fucking insomnia.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Fathergeek obviously needs a Facebook page

    by IAmTommyWiseau

    I'm not particularly looking forward to further instalments of "Stuff I Did This Evening".

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 7:09 a.m. CST


    by electraglide

    Isn't it enough we have to read Harry's ramblings what we are now subjected to this?!

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    Were you forced to click on the article then forced to read all of it? No you weren't, you chose to do it, stop whining like a bitch on the rag.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by IAmTommyWiseau

    Glad you have the ability to know the full extent to what an article will be, just by clicking on the link. Most of us don't have this superhuman ability of yours. Just like me, electraglide clicked on the article believing it would be something of interest and found it was just a longer Facebook status update. You know how someone forms an opinion on a movie? They watch it. You know how someone forms an opinion on an article? They read it. You know someone knows you're a complete dick? By reading your moronic post in which you attack someone for clicking on a link, reading the article and then forming an opinion on it. DICK.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by Mischa van Dinter

    Also, "their countries'" plural? There is only one country here. Belgium is name of the country. Flemish is the Dutch dialect that the north of Belgium speaks. That region is called Flanders, hence Flemish. It's not hard to get these things right.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I was lucky to see this print of "Masque of the Red Death" at Halloween.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    The Baxter Avenue Theaters here in Louisville did a weekly Vincent Price Midnight Festival in October, and "Masque of the Red Death" was the crown jewel of the series. The colors really pop in technicolor on the theater screen. That screening really made my Halloween this year. You guys were lucky to see it in Austin last night!

  • ...there's an area separated by chest-high glass so you can't get into their cave where they 'hang out' and eat. But they fly all around you. I've got an annual pass and go there all the time. Some have gotten out and fly around the big glass dome where lots of other cool animals live. If you ever go to Prague, don't miss the zoo. It's one of the best zoos in Europe.

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    i think you mean "nouveaux" lol.

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Feb. 26, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Bats? In Austin?

    by fireclown

    Must have escaped from under the bridge.

  • Feb. 27, 2012, 2:29 a.m. CST


    by Darth Scourge

    David Warner was right.