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May 13, 2008

Is Film Critic Mike stalling?

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I'm sorry to report yet another glitch in the ongoing Attack of the Crab Monsters saga. Film Critic Mike, as you may remember, decided to order the movie from Amazon.com. To save The Sun money (and also to get 19 other films we aren't interested in), he bought the Cult Classics 20 Movie Pack for $8.49, one of the choices listed when you search for Attack of the Crab Monsters on Amazon.

Surprise. When it came, he found Attack wasn't one of the 20.

Didn't you wonder, Mike, why Attack by itself cost $11.95, but the Movie Pack was only $8.49?

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 4:34 PM | | Comments (7)
        

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My 3rd grade teacher wouldn't have accepted that as an excuse for a missed assignment -- that is, if Amazon had been in existence when I was in the 3rd grade.

Alas, Enoch Pratt does not carry this classic, despite the local interest.

Of course, if enough people requested it...

Clearly, FC Mike failed to research his purchase properly. Why else would he buy a 20-pak of cult classic movies just because it was listed as a suggestion oh Amazon? Come on! Did he really think a fine film such as "Crab Monsters" would be included alongside the likes of "Marahuana" and "Delinquent Daughters" and "Omoo, Omoo, the Shark God?" I think he secretly wanted to own those movies because if he had clicked on the image of the DVD box, gone to the next screen and scrolled a little less than halfway down he would have discovered the complete list of all 20 movies contained in the set:

Assassin of Youth Star: Luana Walters
Chained for Life Star: Daisy and Violet Hilton
Child Bride Star: Shirley Mills
Cocaine Fiends Star: Lois January
Delinquent Daughters Star: June Carlson
Escort Girl Star: Betty Compson
The Flesh Merchant Star: Joy Reynolds
Mad Youth Star: Betty Compson
Marihuana Star: Harley Wood
Omoo-Ommo, The Shark God Star: Roy Randell
Reefer Madness Star: Kenneth Craig
The Road to Ruin Star: Helen Foster
Sex Madness Star: Vivian McGill
She Shoulda Said No Star: Lila Leeds
Slaves in Bondage Star: Lona Andre
Ten Nights in a Barroom Star: William Farnum
Terror of Tiny Town Star: Bill Curtis
Test Tube Babies Star: Dorothy Duke
Trapped By Mormons Star: Evelyn Brent
The Wages of Sin Star: Constance Worth

I say that Sragow host a movie marathon - at his house!

I say that Sragow host a movie marathon - at his house!

He'll ignore this just like Sessa ignored the wonderful idea of hosting the sandboxers on his roof. No respect...

Have any of you actually seen Attack of the Crab Monsters? It's really pretty awful.

Although I have the utmost respect for members of the Sandbox, please fellow members, re-read these particular posts. Its time for an intervention. We have waaaaaaaay to much time on our hands. And I say that lovingly and with respect since I'm sitting here at 1.05am having stopped the project on which I was working, to visit the Sandbox.

Hello, I'm Robert and I'm an Elizabethan.

Hello, Robert.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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