I’m getting closer, but I continue to drag my feet as I head toward the BIYF Binge proper. In fact, just let me pull over here and tell you how things are going on the preparations front.
I’ve received my Amazon shipment (though one item is still in transit) which means I’m essentially down to two ( ! ) missing items needed to complete the BIYF Viewing playlist. Rollerballer has generously ( ? ) offered to hook me up with these, though we’re still figuring out the logistics. I believe step one in that process is headed to Spokane as we speak. The recent additions have allowed me to update the playlist through BIYF X (2007) and gives it a current total continuous playtime of 3.2 days.
There’s couple more pieces to assembling that playlist which should provide excuses to delay a bit longer, though. The most obvious of these is that I keep thinking of things that didn’t make it on to the “entertainment” list that probably should have. You know, for posterity’s sake.
For example, do you remember the year Rollerballer brought us all the “Shatner Shills” DVD and we watched Leonard Nimoy talk to a glowing rock? Well, it happened. Trust me. And it’s now on the list. The more of these sorts of things I can remember, the longer I can delay actually starting the marathon. An incentive to improve my memory if ever I heard one. As always, if you think of anything that’s missing from the list just let me know in the comments below.
I also need to figure out the format I’m going to use to cover our live show/exhibits category of viewing that the linear nature of time prevents me from actually revisiting:
- James Page Brewery Tour
- Star Wars: The Magic of Myth Exhibit
- Hardcover Theater: A Princess of Mars
- The Transdimensional Couriers Union
- Star Trek: The Exhibition
I’m pretty sure I can waste a bit of time waffling around about that. I have ideas. Yes, ideas. Let me think on that a bit more…
Finally, there are a couple things from our viewing over the years that I’m not sure still exist. But they might! And that gives me hope I can waste a little more time rounding them up. Both are not really the type of things I will be formally reviewing, but I’d like to re-examine them if possible to refresh my memory in order to write up something that might help refresh yours. I’ve already gathered up several things that fall into this category but for these last couple items I will need a little help. Or at least confirmation that nothing exists to gather and that I’ll have to rely on memories and/or rumors to fill blogspace.
Back in 2006, The Tim Anderson Experience (Plus Meat Raffle) occurred and at the subsequent BIYF we re-watched some highlights of the evening’s video presentation for those that were unable to attend the actual event. Does this still exist in some way that is accessible by me? On The YouTubes or something similar? My powers of Internet Searchery have failed to turn up anything. If not, that’s obviously fine. But if so, it would be a welcome addition to the marathon to break up some of the tougher-to-watch segments.
The other piece I have a question about harkens back to BIYF X in 2007. As a part of the celebrations that year we had a Top Ten BIYF Moments presentation. While I’m pretty sure that there are no video or audio resources for this (if I’m wrong, correct me), I wondered if any sort of documentation survives. Pieces of paper? Text files? Cave drawings? Anything. Again, there’s no problem if there isn’t anything. I’m just trying to be thorough. And trying to dig up things that aren’t painful to watch/contemplate to insert into the marathon. And delay starting the marathon. Always delay.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. I’m approaching the BIYF Binge starting line. I’ve almost got all of my ducks in a row. Unless I can find more ducks. Help me out in the comments if you can.