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warren-kepler  asked:

Yo, I get all the other tags mostly, but why is greater Boston "the podcast that never returned"?

It’s from the lyrics of the theme song!!!!

Let me tell you the story
Of a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put ten cents in his pocket,
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA

Charlie handed in his dime
At the Kendall Square Station
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
When he got there the conductor told him,
“One more nickel.”
Charlie could not get off that train.

Did he ever return,
No he never returned
And his fate is still unlearn’d
He may ride forever
‘neath the streets of Boston
He’s the man who never returned.

Charlie is super well known in Boston! I learned the lyrics in school when I was only 6 or 7 and when the MBTA replaced the old trolley tokens with a fare card they named it the CharlieCard. (Hopefully GB always comes back, though!)

Ernest and Celestine US Release and Locations

Now Playing:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Long Beach, CA – Regal Marketplace 6
  • Irvine, CA – Regal Edwards Westpark

FRIDAY MARCH 21st

  • Montclair, NJ – Clairidge Cinemas
  • Manhasset, NY – Manhasset Cinemas
  • Bronxville, NY – Bronxville Cinemas
  • Kew Gardens, NY – Kew Gardens Cinemas
  • Montpelier, VT – Green Mountain Film Festival 
  • Akron, OH – Akron Sparks Family Film Festival (3/23)

MARCH 28th

  • Seattle, WA – Landmark Theatres: Seven Gables
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • San Jose, CA – Camera 3 Cinemas
  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street 
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • San Diego, CA – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck
  • New City, NY – Fine Arts Theatre
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Cleveland, OH – Cleveland International Film Festival (3/29-3/30)

APRIL 4th

  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor Cinemas
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Theatre
  • Santa Cruz, CA – Nickelodeon Del Mar 
  • Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Camelview
  • Baltimore, MD – The Charles Theatre
  • Houston, TX – Landmark River Oaks Theatre
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Orlando, FL – Florida Film Festival (4/6 & 4/7)
  • New Orleans, LA – Prytania Theater
  • Sebastopol, CA – Rialto Cinemas
  • Forest Hills, NY – Cinemart Cinemas

APRIL 11th

  • Chicago, IL – AMC River East
  • Northbrook, IL – AMC Northbrook
  • Skokie, IL – AMC Village Crossing
  • Portland, ME – Nickelodeon Cinemas
  • Las Vegas, NV – Regal Village Square
  • Louisville, KY – Baxter Ave. Filmworks
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Grande
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Honolulu, HI – Kahala Theatres 8
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Santa Fe, NM – CCA Santa Fe
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • St. Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone
  • Cincinnati, OH – Mariemont 4
  • Durango, CO – Animas Theatre
  • Lincolnshire, IL – Regal Lincolnshire
  • Coral Gables, FL – Coral Gables Art Cinema
  • Gloucster, MA – Cape Ann Community Cinema
  • Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Museum Little Cinema
  • Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater (begins 4/12)
  • Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Film Festival (4/12 - 4/13)
  • Omaha, NE – Film Streams Omaha (begins 4/12)

APRIL 18th

  • Waterville, ME – Railroad Square Cinema
  • Buffalo, NY – Amherst Theatre
  • Salem, OR – Salem Cinema
  • Spokane, WA – Magic Lantern Theatre
  • Lewisburg, PA – Campus Theatre
  • Philadelphia, PA – Zoetropolis (4/23 - 4/27)
  • Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House (thru 4/20)

APRIL 25th

  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Wichita, KS – Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Bellingham, WA – Pickford Film Center
  • Detroit, MI – Landmark Main Art
  • Mobile, AL – Crescent Theatre
  • Lake Park, FL – Mos’Art Theatre
  • St. Johnsbury, VT – Catamount Arts Center
  • Winston Salem, NC – Aperture Cinemas (thru 4/27)
  • Albuquerque, NM – Guild Cinema (begins 4/30)
  • Wilmington, DE – Penn Cinema Riverfront (4/24 - 4/27)

MAY 2nd

  • Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome
  • Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Film Society
  • Lincoln, NE – Mary R. Ross Film Center
  • Memphis, TN – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (5/3)

MAY 9th

  • Las Cruces, NM – Mesilla Valley Film Society

Multicolored Bell Peppers at the Kendall Square Farmer’s Market [More Farmer Market Finds]

Apart from the fact that green bell peppers are sometimes considered “unripe” bell peppers, the difference between red, green, yellow, even purple bell peppers seems to be primarily aesthetic. It is a difference that is markedly surface level yet at once a deciding factor in their usage, and possibly a psychological factor affecting the way our taste buds perceive them, yet unlike the difference between red, green and yellow chillies (if you’ve ever mistaken a yellow chilli or a small red one for a large green one then you would definitely know what I’m talking about) there is nothing fundamentally dramatic about the distinction in their tastes. 

I feel like I am the reverse of the multicolored bell pepper concept - whilst I look similar to the kids who have grown up in America and certainly have been told that I have an American accent and sound like I’ve been a longtime participant of American culture, I feel fundamentally foreign. There is sometimes a sensationalist satisfaction with meeting new people here and observing their reaction when I say “I’m from Thailand”, but less fun is the culture shock of actually being from Thailand and adjusting to a world where expectations of what constitutes “fun” in an American residential college are so different. The rumoured party culture has become reality, and every single movie stereotype has been fulfilled despite what others have said to the contrary, and I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sheer sensory overload of it all. 

What I need to become is a bell pepper - a transferrable taste across tongues, adapting to the situation despite awkward differences that sometimes seem insurmountable. It’s a work in progress, but also an act of neccessity.