June 9th, 2005

Serenity - Misbehave

Small Favor, Big Favor

OK, never mind the Hawaiian shirt. I need a small favor, and a big favor.

Small Favor: It would save me about $45 a month if someone has a spare working GSM phone laying around that they'd be willing to donate to me, say, because you upgraded and your old phone is still in a closet somewhere. I've got friends willing to add me to their cellular plan, but I need my own GSM phone to do it.

Big Favor: Two weeks from tonight, Thursday June 23rd, at 10:00 pm, there will be a sneak preview showing of Serenity, the Firefly movie, here in St. Louis at the Creve Coeur 12 cinema. As of when I'm writing this, the official web site for the sneak previews, www.cantstopthesignal.com, does not yet show it as sold out. But I have no transportation, and no money to spend on tickets. Considering how many of y'all here in town I'm the one who turned you on to Firefly, is there anybody willing to buy me a ticket to this and provide me a ride? There's a link on the website to pre-order the tickets, which are sure to sell out soon. It would mean a hell of a lot to me.

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Update, 12:12 pm: And already we're seeing evidence of why they sold out so fast. Scalped tickets for the Boston, Seattle, and Kansas City showings have already shown up on eBay, with a Buy It Now price of $100 per pair. Since eBay's own web page says that they comply with Missouri law prohibiting ticket scalping, I reported the KC ticket seller to eBay.