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February 17, 2008

Speaking of smoking and John Waters

This is by far my favorite smoke-related video.

It plays before most movies at the Charles Theatre.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:33 AM | | Comments (2)
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The last time I saw that intro was when I went to see the 25th anniversary showing of Pink Flamingos in 1996 when John was signing autographs. Does that make me really old?

I saw this intro at the Charles at the Maryland film Festival's viewing of "Rocket Science" It was good to know that some things haven't changed. BTW that movie was great, the ending was unexpected and funny. There were so many things in it that spoke to me personally. Like the outside shot of Dundalk High School, (Adolf K's alma mater), the Violent Femmes "blister in the sun" (the only song I know on bass), and the girl calling the bullying brother Adolf on the bus when she proposes the plan of the debating team. The Oscars are on tonight, I wonder if there will be any mention of this film. hope so, I know people who worked on it as extras, me included.

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