Foolish times sponsored the Monty Python films at opening night of the 10-day International Film Festival last Friday at the Golden State Theatre in Monterey. We passed—or, I should say, TRIED to pass—out copies of F.T. (FoolishTimes) to moviegoers as they entered the lobby.
Most people were friendly—you know, saying “thank you,” “I get it at such and such,” “I love it,” “read that issue already.”
A small percentage, for whatever reason, went to any length NOT to take a copy from me.
One woman threw a man (I hope she was with) between her and me so she wouldn’t have to touch it. A man jumped into the air and did a 360, like he was on fire, to avoid the dreaded newspaper. A couple reached for the sky, shaking their hands as though I had a gun, moaning “Noooo, please.” One woman stopped about ten feet from us, stared at the paper, started to shake, and ran out of the theatre, never to be seen again (wow, talk about the power of the press).
All in all it was a great night. And at risk of being politically incorrect—HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
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