Cool Movies 12/15 - Real Genius

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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:02 am

Cool Movies 12/15 - Real Genius

By a unanimous decision at the November gathering, our movie for December will be Real Genius. See you in Bensenville on Tuesday, December 15!

Who's in?


Just as an update and so that I have counts correct, here are the people who have requested chocolatey goodness or a CD. Please let me know if you don't see your name on these lists and should.

Cake (or death):
Fringe
abelc
hida_dragonbane
yodacat
karen1982
mdnghtwanderer
Vlad8r
Van_Belmont
CritterKeeper
FractalSphere
Redag
moodygrrl
phoenix
Atheana
Kathy
Paul
dark_jedi33
Mary Ann
Josh

Total: 19

Soundtrack:
abelc
hida_dragonbane
Van_Belmont
CritterKeeper
Redag
moodygrrl
Atheana
Vlad8r
bananaslug
Kathy
Mary Ann
Josh

Total: 12
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:08 am

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I'll have to see as developments warrant. It may not be crazy hard to get to, but that's still a lot of travel on a weeknight. :) 60% likelihood of showing up, maybe?
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:25 am

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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:19 am

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I'm going to try to make it. Should be fun!
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:03 pm

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I should be able to make it.
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Post Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:36 pm

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Tuesdays are difficult for me. I work late on Monday, then early on Tuesday. It's hard enough getting out one Tuesday a month for the social...

I'm probably about a 40%. And it's only that high because it's Real Genius.
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:30 am

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I have been told that I need to up the ante, so to speak, at the Cool Movie gathering.

Thus, there will be not one, but two special treats at the Real Genius showing on Tuesday, December 15 in Bensenville.

1) I will have copies of the (never released) soundtrack for anyone interested.

2) I will make flourless chocolate cakey goodness. This is a cherished recipe which has sometimes been called "Oh my God" cake and "Orgasm on a plate."

So that I can get a proper count and know how much to make, when you RSVP please let me know if you would like either of the treats mentioned.

For those who don't know, I live in Bensenville. 148 S Center St, Bensenville, IL to be exact (JFGI). If taking public transportation, take the Milwaukee District West (MD-W) Line from Union Station to Bensenville. Walk one block south past Two Chefs and the movie theater. Our townhouse will be on the right just after the stop sign.
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:28 am

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I'm in, and yes on both counts. Thanks fringe!!
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:29 am

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Yes and yes. The ladies are not convinced, though I have proposed to them the amusing (to me) plan of calling them when we start and having them put in our DVD in solidarity. :)
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:21 pm

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in! i hav no means of playing a soundtrack, but would surely like an orgasm on a plate :)
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:54 pm

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Time is not listed. What time does the movie itself start? How early can people arrive, and how late can people stay?
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Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:03 am

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I definitely want an orgasm on a plate!
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Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:19 am

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Atheana wrote:Time is not listed. What time does the movie itself start? How early can people arrive, and how late can people stay?

The gathering starts at 7pm. People usually arrive around 6:40 at the earliest (unless a podcast is being recorded in my house; ask Redag). By the time people have arrived, settled, had some drink, and ordered food, we usually start the movie at about 7:30 - 7:45ish. People are welcome to stay after the movie, but probably not much past 11 or so, since it's a weekday night.
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Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:57 am

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I'm tentatively in. I have to see how a couple of things pan out.
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Post Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:29 pm

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Too much good to pass up. I am in, and I definitely want some of your culinary genius!
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