September 18, 2008
our big adventure
last week in one of my classes, we had an assignment to create a u.s. stamp. the project was kind of a warm up to start off the term in sort of a light hearted way, playing off of the traditional nature of the postal system. i had the idea of doing a series of pee wee herman stamps. i have always been a huge fan of mr. reubens, and although he was blacklisted for his inappropriate actions of the past, i feel like the universe has missed out on some potential greatness by shunning him from popular media (not to mention all the other perverts and infadels who still are widely accepted?) so after pretty much completing my stamp, chase got a call from a friend from ygg, who invited us to the hollywood forever cemetery where a screening of pee wee's big adventure would be shown. (¿coincidence?) i wasn't going to let anything get in my way. tara wasn't totally sold on the idea, but thought it would be interesting and concented for my sake. we got to the cemetery, which happens to be the final resting place of Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Victor Fleming and Douglas Fairbanks to name a few and it was packed with people and thier blankets and picnic dinners. a d.j. played some music and then as the m.c. introduced the movie, non other than paul reubens stepped on stage and spoke for about ten minutes. his co-stars dotie and samone came on stage and what a joy it was. the movie was great and we all left glad we spent the evening at the cemetery.