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Posted on Wednesday 24 July 2013 at 9:26 pm

World's End vs. Responsibility


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There is an advanced screening of The World's End (third in the Cornetto Trilogy following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz) with a live Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost in DC this upcoming Monday evening. DC is a 3 to 4 hour drive for me, depending on where exactly in DC and traffic. The screening is at 7pm. Let's say the Q&A isn't that long so movie and questions are done by around 10. That would mean me getting up to teach class Monday morning, driving the 3 to 4 hours to DC Monday afternoon, attending the screening, driving the 3 to 4 hours back in the middle of night, and maybe getting to bed around 2 am before having to get up and ready in time to teach class at 8:30 am Tuesday. There is absolutely no way I can go to this but I really want to! I'm going to go sulk about having to be a responsible grown up now.

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The other Weird Al
aeron_lanart at 10:30 am on 25 July 2013 (UTC) (Link)
It's not sensible by any stretch of the imagination. Having said that, I think the film is brilliant and if anything was going to be worth driving yourself into the ground for, a screening with a live Q&A would be it.

Of course, I'm the person who did an almost 450 mile round trip to go and see a band, getting home at 5am, so I'm not really the best person to be emphatic about not doing it. I wasn't in work though...
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:34 pm on 25 July 2013 (UTC) (Link)
If it were an actual live show that I couldn't see later, I think I'd do it. The Q&A almost makes this worth doing, but if I don't do this I'll still be able to see the movie when it comes out in the US in another month. I can't talk myself into it.
train_lindz
train_lindz at 1:41 pm on 25 July 2013 (UTC) (Link)
I think you should thrown responsibility out the window and go.

*coughcough* I think you are getting sick. You really should take Tuesday off to get better...
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 7:32 pm on 25 July 2013 (UTC) (Link)
The worst of it is that I'm showing a documentary for most of class on Monday but there's no way I can switch it around to get that to Tuesday which would make the whole thing slightly more doable.


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