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   Undertoad  Friday Jun 9 01:26 PM

6/9/2006: Mahout drive-in movie



Thanks xoB, via WaPo. This is Thailand, where a Thai animated movie called "Kan Kluay" has been released, and these Mahouts - elephant drivers - have gathered to watch it. It's a scene remincent of the old drive-in movies we used to have (where the audience sat in their cars).



Ibby  Friday Jun 9 01:28 PM

Elephants scare me.

Well, only when they're on trucks going like, 50 miles an hour.

Otherwise, they're cute.



barefoot serpent  Friday Jun 9 01:31 PM

just try sneaking in by hiding in the trunk.



glatt  Friday Jun 9 01:33 PM




Shawnee123  Friday Jun 9 01:36 PM

Quote:
It's a scene remincent of the old drive-in movies we used to have (where the audience sat in their cars).
Except I never had to worry about the car in front of me taking a dump!


Pancake Man  Friday Jun 9 01:47 PM

If you have ever observed first-graders watching a movie, lying down is the prefered viewing method. Elephants are no different, I guess.



Ibby  Friday Jun 9 01:51 PM

First-graders? It goes up to eleven, buddy.

Well, twelve. But it's not a Spinal Tap reference to say that.



Pancake Man  Friday Jun 9 04:00 PM

It is hard to lay down and maintain a state of apathy, so high-schoolers tend to avoid the whole situation.

I should've known! All Cellarites are walking quote generators! (Nice reference)



milkfish  Friday Jun 9 04:59 PM

None of the drivers seem to have brought a date to the drive-in. What fun is that?

(Though I suppose that some of their rides might be feeling frisky with one another.)



wolf  Friday Jun 9 07:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123


Except I never had to worry about the car in front of me taking a dump!
You mean you never parked behind one of the rolling oil spills? The EPA kept trying to set up oil booms around my friend's 68 LeBaron. Talk about trunk space, by the way ...

As far as the elephants go: Where do you hang the speaker? They don't have windows.


BigV  Friday Jun 9 08:15 PM

UT, just curious, why did you think it was necessary to further explain drive in movies by saying how (in cars)? I **know** I have some company that can personally recall going to the drive in movies. Yes, in a car.

Quote:
Originally Posted by UT
old drive-in movies we used to have (where the audience sat in their cars).



wolf  Friday Jun 9 08:19 PM

Kids today have no idea what they are.

The concept of a rotary phone is totally beyond them as well.

And car windows that you have to crank up and down.

Washing dishes without a machine.

It's all a mystery.



BigV  Friday Jun 9 08:31 PM

Great.

Now I feel old AND sad.



Pancake Man  Friday Jun 9 08:35 PM

Quote:
It's a scene remincent of the old drive-in movies we used to have (where the audience sat in their cars).
Is this about the time of those big, round black things?


BigV  Friday Jun 9 08:43 PM

Shaddup or I'll beat you with my cane.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jun 9 10:56 PM

Prefered to take the pickup truck and back into the space. Couple lawn chairs and a birds eye view of the groping next door.



wolf  Saturday Jun 10 12:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pancake Man
Is this about the time of those big, round black things?
You mean Volkswagen Beetles? Real ones I mean.


Elspode  Saturday Jun 10 01:17 AM

We've still got three or four open drive ins here in the KC metro. We typically hit one a couple of times a year. Not too shabby on a nice night, especially now that they all have low power FM transmission of the soundtrack, so you get real good stereo fidelity over the car radio. No more shitty mono tinny ass window speakers to deal with...unless you want to.



Undertoad  Saturday Jun 10 08:42 AM

The last actual drive-in movie place I saw was in the early 90s and that's because it was scheduled for destruction. The last one I actually went to was late 80s.



Ibby  Saturday Jun 10 09:20 AM

I went to one a couple years ago, in Alabama. They still exist, at least some places.



Spexxvet  Saturday Jun 10 09:31 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkfish
None of the drivers seem to have brought a date to the drive-in. What fun is that?

(Though I suppose that some of their rides might be feeling frisky with one another.)
Maybe they rode in on their dates?


Griff  Saturday Jun 10 09:36 AM

That is a beautiful pic UT. I like the different ways the drivers are relaxing with them. It looks so much different than the pathetic existance of the circus or zoo elephant much more of a partnership.



milkfish  Saturday Jun 10 09:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet
Maybe they rode in on their dates?
That's gross. But at least nobody's making comments on how those elephants look like they'd be tasty rolled in bread crumbs and deep-fried.

Oops.


Griff  Saturday Jun 10 09:46 AM

Elephant on a stick deep fried Elephant Elephant in a blanket Elephant stew Elephant gumbo Elephant bbq sweet n sour Elephant...



milkfish  Saturday Jun 10 10:15 AM

Quote:
What better way to demonstrate the horrible consequences of alternating current than to roast a full-grown elephant?



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 10 05:44 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
You mean Volkswagen Beetles? Real ones I mean.
I thought he meant phonograph records.


wolf  Saturday Jun 10 06:45 PM

Oooooh. Those things. I have some but I only vaguely recall what to do with them.



Lucy  Saturday Jun 10 07:00 PM

I enjoyed intermission. Remember the little ditty that would play while the screen showed popcorn overflowing a big box? 'Its intermission..la la la la dum dum dum de dum...'
I loved that part.

Great photo, by the way. Thank you.



capnhowdy  Saturday Jun 10 10:31 PM

Nobody brought dates because there's no back seat.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jun 10 11:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucy
I enjoyed intermission. Remember the little ditty that would play while the screen showed popcorn overflowing a big box? 'Its intermission..la la la la dum dum dum de dum...'
I loved that part.

Great photo, by the way. Thank you.
Let's all go to the snack bar.
Let's all go to the snack bar.
Let's all go to the snack bar.
And have ourselves a treat.


funkykule  Sunday Jun 11 05:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf
Kids today have no idea what they are.

The concept of a rotary phone is totally beyond them as well.

And car windows that you have to crank up and down.

Washing dishes without a machine.

It's all a mystery.

I told my nephew to use elbow grease to get burned food off a pot. He enquired as to where he might find it...


Ibby  Sunday Jun 11 05:36 AM

Let's all go to the lobby,
Let's all go to the lobby,
Let's all go to the lobby,
And get ourselves some snacks!

Heehee, mr. burns...



chrisinhouston  Sunday Jun 11 07:08 AM

[quote=wolf]Washing dishes without a machine.QUOTE]

I still hand wash a fair amount of the stuff in the sink, especially all the bigger stuff or thins I will need later as I cook. I also still use a clothes line to dry the clothes when they come out of the washer (unless we are in a spell of rainshowers). After everything is dry I throw it in the dryer for 5 minutes or so to get the wrinkles out. Now I realize everyone can't do that, but if more did we probably would use a little less coal or oil or neutrons to power America.



capnhowdy  Sunday Jun 11 09:33 PM

...and don't forget the speaker......



Shawnee123  Monday Jun 12 09:10 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ibram
Let's all go to the lobby,
Let's all go to the lobby,
Let's all go to the lobby,
And get ourselves some snacks!
I miss that! The old hot dog with legs runnin' around, popcorn playing on a swingset, candy bars holding hands and skipping. Much better than that damn Front Row Joe they subject us to at the movies now. FR Joe thinks he's SO cool. He thinks he's hot snot on a silver platter!


BigV  Monday Jun 12 12:10 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
Elephant on a stick deep fried Elephant Elephant in a blanket Elephant stew Elephant gumbo Elephant bbq sweet n sour Elephant...
You forgot elephant ears. f'real.


Shawnee123  Monday Jun 12 12:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff
Elephant on a stick deep fried Elephant Elephant in a blanket Elephant stew Elephant gumbo Elephant bbq sweet n sour Elephant...
Probably intentional, but it reminded me of one of my favorite parts of Forrest Gump:

Bubba Blue (Mykelti Williamson): Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. There's, um, shrimp kebabs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo, pan fried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp and lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That's, that's about it.




capnhowdy  Monday Jun 12 06:16 PM

I've also watched a many a movie from outside the fence too. Then eventually there'd be a whole cut in the fence. They seemed to tolerate it kinda like a farmer and a watermelon patch.

Mosquito coils were big sellers, and I'm still not sure if they worked.



Leah  Tuesday Jun 27 01:51 AM

I just got back from Thailand, and playing with my elephants, I must have missed that viewing at the movies, bummer.



rkzenrage  Tuesday Jun 27 02:05 AM

In LA there was still a BadAss drive in...



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