got you down? Did last weekend's boozing, barbecuing and fireworking
set your expectations so high such that the prospect of a return the
weekend routine of eating ice cream and watching True Blood suddenly
seems so banal?Fear
not, because we have not one but TWO awesome weekend-long cons to save
you from the brink of desperation.
We have finally reached that point in the summer where all
the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their
vacation-slackened brains have started atrophying, their feral
instincts taking over. Ice-cream-truck drivers patrol the streets with
caution, fearing the packs of errant urchins who might ambush them.
Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month.
This first week of June celebrates none of those, which is probably a good choice; instead, it embraces the off-beat with interactive arts, cult films and gorey
House, Black Shampoo and The
all having midnight showings, and Aussie musical-comedian Tim Minchin will be
preforming at the Wilbur.
week: Judgment Day looms, the weather sucks, and philosophical debate fuels my
obsession with impermanence. Parties and festivals abound, I still can't
help but wonder if the end is nigh. Regardless, you can trust I'll be swilling Harpoon IPA and listening to naked girls read horror stories, desperately praying to God that there actually is no God and the Rapture
This week we wonder: will Duncan Jones' Source Code be as good as Moon?
last week's festivities took a toll on your fragile human body, then
perhaps you'll this week's relaxing blend of music and poetry. On the
flipside, you could continue to party hard with a variety of comic,
phantasmogoric and pseudo-pornographic delights.
possible week: After learning about mushrooms, Nazi ciphers, and
cancer, I explore the depths of the human condition in Frankenstein, and
chill for a couple hours with Bruce Campbell and some Maltese puppies.
Then my Freestyle Full Beard wins top honors; and the next day,
Singularity happens at Oberon, whereupon nanomachines invent
themselves and cure hangovers, just in time for Spring Break 2011.
forecast: high chance of coolness all week in the MIT area, with a lull
Wednesday and Thursday to get ready for an action-packed weekend of
goth nights, video games, and movie screenings. Be sure to get tickets to PAX East soon -- time is running out fast. Also, if you've ever heard of a little thing called Lord of the Rings, the Conference On Middle-Earth is revived and happening March 26.
back, humans, for another episode of THE WEEK IN GEEK! You may have
thought this so-called "President's Day" would stop us, but oh no.
Would a giant laser-shooting robot pause world destruction to observe
any kind of human holiday? Get real. MONDAY, 2.21.11Science on Screen: DEATH IN VENICE with psychologist/author Dr.
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