Sunday August 31,
FARRAH AND THE CORN
fine specimens, some summer, somewhere
am such a miserably bad blogger. I don't post journal entries every
day -- or even once a month these days. Now that I'm finally writing
again, I am too embarrassed to put everything in a single journal
entry, so I will pretend that I have posted several entries over the
course of the last couple of months.
Shingle Island, Maine
pretty good excuse is that the family unit and I drove across country
from Maine to Colorado. I guess that's not entirely across the
country, but pretty damn far. The primary observation: there is a
whole hell of a lot of corn growing in the USA. There are also an incredible
number of beautiful tiny towns with no one in them. Almost every one
has a movie palace, sometimes actually still showing films, and
innumerable empty storefronts. I guess nobody wants to live in South
Dakota or Nebraska or Kansas or Wisconsin anymore.
highlights included Carhenge in
Alliance, NE, built of old cars painted flat gray and
arranged in the exact same configuration as Stonehenge; the Mammoth
paleontological site in Hot Springs, SD and the Johnson
Wax Building in Racine, Wisconsin (also home to the world famous Danish
kringle -- yum!). The Henry
Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI was also awe-inspiring, especially the
newly restored Rosa
Parks bus, which you can actually sit in and R. Buckminster
house, a real treat for the fans of wonky architecture. Oh, yeah,
there was the Corn
Palace, too, in Mitchell, SD. A big disappointment, if you ask me.
It was kind of tatty looking and not nearly as cool as the postcards
got an excited call from Bill Dawes the other day: "Go to the
supermarket, buy the Globe and turn to page 3." I did, and who
should I find but Farrah Fawcett, sporting our very own fetching "FAT
COP" tank top shirt. Even better, the "evenhand.com"
web address was actually legible. Heck, we probably got three or four
orders, thanks to Farrah! Anyway, she's now featured prominently on the
T-Shirt page and sales have definitely picked up since she has
become to EvenHand what Morgan Fairchild is to Old Navy.
how, you may reasonably ask, did Farrah get a "FAT COP" tank
top? It was way back at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin
(SXSW). Liss Russell, bless her heart,
was ruthlessly promoting the film, as always, and she happened upon
Farrah at a party. Here's the story, such as
return to NYC after the big road trip, I set myself to preparing for
the flurry of fall festivals. The first up was the Edinburgh
International Film Festival in Scotland. The next journal entry will
tell you all there is to know about that.
noticed the other day that the EvenHand listing on the
Internet Movie Database has started getting votes. If you have seen
the film (and liked it -- don't be mean!), please take a minute and
register your vote there. Here's a link:
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