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Your Horrific Weekend – 2010

Not sure how to enjoy this finest of holidays? Well friends, your friendly neighborhood Geek is here with all the info your evil little hearts desire.

Audio – Contacting the Dead with Clyde Lewis - “If our personality survives, then it is strictly logical or scientific to assume it retains memory, intellect, other faculties and knowledge we acquire on Earth. Therefore…if we can evolve an instrument so delicate as to be affected by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something.” – Thomas Alva Edison. Did Edison truly believe he had constructed a device that allowed him to “contact” the dead, or was he simply joking as he claimed in later interviews? We won’t ever know, but we do know this simple quote has fueled paranormal investigators for decades. Halloween night on Ground Zero Radio (101 KUFO – I know, you never thought we’d support that station, but it’s Clyde my friends). Anyway, Halloween night – Clyde Lewis, along with Inventor Dr. Jonathan Burgess, Illusionist Reed McClintock, and Reverse Speech analyst David John Oates will attempt to recreate Edison’s experiment on a massive 100,000 watt scale… And you’re invited. Literally. From 10pm to 1am, you are invited to tune in, call in, and see if you can experience the The Edison Enigma!

Visual – The Walking Dead at the Bagdad with Cort and Fatboy and Things From Another World - We’ve been talking about this event for weeks now. Without a doubt, Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead stood (or hunched as it were) as a beacon of quality in a sea of “just stick in zombies” within the cultural zeitgeist. After six years of printed horror, AMC now takes The Walking Dead to small screen… Unless you’re lucky enough to live in Portland “F’ing” Oregon, where you can watch it live on a 60 foot screen in a gorgeous theater.

Since the Bagdad is a bar, you need be 21 or older. It starts at 10pm, the doors open at 8pm… But trust your friendly neighborhood Geek. Get. There. Early. Way before 8pm. Those of a theatrical nature, you’re encouraged to come dressed as your best zombie costume for your chance at undead glory and some sweet swag from TFAW and Image Comics!

Tactile – Tour of Untimely Departures at the Lone Fir Cemetery - Perhaps you don’t want the horror movie experience, or maybe you have small ones that can’t attend adult events, or maybe you just want a little slice of culture and history in your Halloween. The Friends of the Lone Fir Cemetery has you covered, with a truly wonderful annual event – The Tour of Untimely Departures. Ghostly guides will also share some of the history on Lone Fir as they take you through the cemetery on a path lit with candles.  Two separate tours of approximately 45 minutes in length will be running constantly throughout the evening to accommodate our maximum capacity of 2000 visitors.  Dress for the weather; the Tour happens rain or moon-shine.  Having gone quite a few times in the past, we can tell you this is a great way to spend All Hallows Eve. With a talented crew of volunteers and actors, the Tour of Untimely Departures is the perfect mix of theatrics and history. Like The Walking Dead, this is an event you need to arrive early if you want to get in, as their popularity increase exponentially. Entrance on SE 26th off Stark.  Bus riders, use Line 15.  Admission is $10/adult or  $15/family ( parents with children under 12).

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The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror… Returns!

Greetings programs! Let us just get straight to the point – Sam Raimi’s masterpiece of terror returns to Portland on February 12, 2010 at the Bagdad Theater at 11:00pm

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For a mere $5, you can see the film that Roger Ebert declared “One of the most deplorable movies ever made”, while Stephen King called it “The most ferociously original horror film of the year.” I ask you, when it comes to scaring the holy crap out of you, who you gonna’ believe? The man that hailed Tomb Raider as a “wild and fun ride” or the master of modern horror?

Yeah, that’s what I thought ya’ primitive screwheads!

This is no DVD popped into a player and projected onto the big screen. No my friends, this is the original 35mm print. And, when I say the “Original 35mm Print”, I ain’t joking. This is the print. This is Sam Raimi’s personal damn print! You read right suckas. Sam Raimi has graciously loaned Sage Stallone and Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing the rights to run this classic nasty flick across our fine union. Taken from the Chin’s mouth: “Nothing can prepare an audience for what they
are about to see, because nothing punishes an audience like EVIL DEAD – especially on the big screen,”
says Bruce Campbell. “I’m really glad it’s back. People are gonna be hurt.”

Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your priest. The Evil Dead has returned to Portland “Frakking” Oregon on Friday February 12, 2010 at 11:00pm. Keep tuning into this site and GeekintheCity Radio for more details.

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Live Like a Mehfugee!

Greetings programs! Just wanted to thank both the Rick Emerson Show and the Cort and Fatboy Show for years of entertainment, friendship, and support. Your friendly neighborhood Geek has no doubts that they will all return bigger, faster, stronger! (Or, in C&F case, mediocreter)! Some great fans have already brought back the Cort and Fatboy message boards, you can find it here:

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It is a great place to reconnect with fans and the gang. Also, you can find links to all the previous podcasts and keep up to date on all pending Cort and Fatboy events! (What, you really think they were gonna’ stop)?! Want proof?

November Midnight Movie - November 6

November Midnight Movie - November 6

The Midnight Movies keep rolling on, but now with 100% less Taco Bell “hip-hop” commercials! Boo yaa!

On a personal note. My deepest thanks to everyone. I’ve been entertained. I’ve been allowed to talk about my comic book passion. But, better than anything, I made some great friends. This is but another step towards true greatness!

Trek in the Park Returns!

Tonight (8/30) for one night only, Trek in the Park returns for a special encore presentation. This time, the talented folks with Atomic Arts Studio brings the fun to the historic Bagdad Theater to perform Amok Time live on the stage. Then, stick around for a screening of the new JJ Abrams Star Trek.

You heard right, if you are over 21 and have $6.00, you get a double-dose of awesome with Trek in the Park and the summer’s most exciting film, Star Trek!

It all starts at 20:00 hours, 8pm to you civvies, (though you better be there early, this will sell out) and is a mere $6. You won’t have a chance to see them again until next year!

Live Trek+New Trek+Beer & Tots=Best. Night. Ever.

See you all at the movies!


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