August 16, 2005
We stood around with messages from the ether and bobafred to get our copies of Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way signed by the Bruce himself. The guys all seemed to think he needed a haircut, but I thought he looked all right. It was surprising how slowly the session seemed to go, but the man took a moment to actually chat with each person. He asked us both what we did - guess there wasn't too much for him to say about my being a librarian, but no matter. He shook our hands and signed "Stay groovy" in our copy.
Tapas at Fuego with Mr. Ether and Lisa. My particular favorite, the dream dates: bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with gorgonzola. I ate the whole damn plate (all three pieces).
Then we returned for a screening of The Man With the Screaming Brain. This will also air on the Sci-Fi channel next month. There was a Q&A beforehand. Perhaps the best moment was when someone asked Campbell what he thought about PG-13 horror movies and he went on a tear, voicing his strong disapproval. Such movies are simply to squeeze an extra $10-15m by having a more kid-friendly rating at the cost of a movie's quality. He then whipped out a piece of paper with some notes about all the sucky movies that have come out this summer, being remakes of tv shows or movies from the seventies. Good fun. He's a funny guy and has a good rapport with his fans.