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PCR #221. (Vol. 5, No. 25) This edition is for the week of June 14--20, 2004.
Matt's Rail

Will's Key West Adventure -- Part One
 by Will Moriaty
"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"
 by Mike Smith
An Afternoon at the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase
 by Andy Lalino
On Comics
 by Ben Gregory
Is Political Outsourcing Corporation Centralization With Media Hype?....One-Shots
 by Brandon Jones
Edgartown Excitement....The Masters of Horror is Back!
 by Matt Drinnenberg
Tedd Webb....Bush Speak....You're Out!....Jaws 30....More on Moore....Meet The Beatles, Part 21
 by Mike Smith
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In my last Rail, which at this point seems eons ago, I made mention of an upcoming event that I was going to speak more specifically to in my next column. Of course, I didn't realize it would take me over a month for that to take place, so allow me to once again wear the hat of apologist before I continue any further.

As you are surely all aware of by now, Mike and I are more than your average Jaws fans. Indeed, our color palette of appreciation far exceeds any canvas of understanding. That being the case, imagine my incredible suprise with these turn of events......

After a heavy night of island fun, the wifey and I decided to turn in and watch a video from the front desk selection. What video? Do you really need to ask?

As the person behind the counter handed me a rather old vhs copy of Jaws, she exclaimed "you know, they filmed that here!"

That was all I needed.

After about a 20-minute siege of anything and everything Jaws related in my life, which of course included the Mikester, I didnt think this person would know what to think. She extended her hand, introduced herself as a member of the Edgartown City Council, and told me the city was looking to do something next summer in celebration of JAWS 30 year anniversary!

Oh yeah, she asked if I wanted to help, too! Can you say "ga-ga".

Really, it was almost too much to believe. The ideas started jumping out of my brain like rapid fire, and she was more than receptive. Got her email info and forwarded it Mike.

Don't know where this is going to end up, and just how far out Edgartown is willing to go (and what the council will allow), but we'll see what we'll see, and I'll keep you abreast of any new info.

That's right, monster fans. MOH is back, and better than ever.

Dormant for far too long, for reasons most of you know, it has been updated with a virtual plethora of new posters and lobby cards of your favorite classic monster movies, as well as new departments with fun and games. Articles and columns have also been streamlined in The Vault for easy access.

I am also going to start asking for submissions from those who are chronically afflicted as I am, detailing who your favorite classic monster is, and why. There will also be a Monster Hall of Fame whereas visitors will get a chance to submit their choices for this monsterific honor.

Check it out at it's new locale...


Till next time, take care and God bless,

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