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Revenge of the Electric Car!

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by RoadsterWarrior, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. RoadsterWarrior

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    #1 RoadsterWarrior, Mar 29, 2012
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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    (nice to see you back on the forum ...)
     
  3. user497

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    Are the Teslas going to park out in front of the theater on Mamaroneck or in back in the parking structure? I personally typically avoid driving my Tesla in downtown White Plains. I thought that Jacob Burns up in Pleasantville would have done something like this by now but I don't think they have.
     
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    Wow sounds like fun! I'm tempted to go...
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    If you haven't watched it, this is a much better movie than you'd expect--even if it is a little GM heavy.
     
  6. hcsharp

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    An expensive theater up here charges $9 for a movie. Revenge often shows for free to raise public awareness. Or for the theater's normal price. Is this a fund raiser? Or is Chris charging a fee?
     
  7. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Chris doesn't really have control on distribution. It's out through several channels; and several are providing it free. I've been to several screenings in my state (I usually do Q&A afterwards) that were free from a PBS affiliate. Hulu had it free for a while. I think it was on a broadcast channel this week. There's another free screening near me tonight; I don't even know who's putting that on, but I'll be there.

    The PBS ones were edited down to an hour. The DVD is 90 minutes, plus there's a bunch of bonus footage. For plug-in enthusiasts, it's great stuff. But even non-enthusiasts generally agree it's a really nice documentary about the difficulty of launching a new industry.
     
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    For those of you who didn't click on the link, hcsharp is referring to the fact that the tickets cost $25. Most theaters around here charge over $10 a ticket ($10.50 where I usually go). This particular theater has a "director's hall" with nicer seats whose tickets are usually $14.75. So I am not sure who is pocketing the difference. I had never heard of nyclhvcc but they seem like a reasonable organization with the following mission statement:

    "Incorporated in 2007, New York City and Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities has been tasked with providing support and management skills necessary to advance the regions economic, environmental, and energy security by building local public-private partnerships towards promoting the use of technologies and practices that reduce petroleum consumption throughout New York City and Lower Hudson Valley (Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties)."
     
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    They are setting aside a place on the sidewalk for the Teslas with velvet stanchions!
     
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    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    It is also on Netflix streaming in case you have that.
     
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    First off, thanks to RoadsterWarrior for bring us other owners into this. It was well organised and I enjoyed talking to quite a few people while we were out on the plaza. Michael Sexton brought a twilight blue Roadster from the NY showroom and the red one is Anne's. I was too busy to take many pictures but here's one just to show we were there:

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    After the mini car show, we got a very cool police escort for our convoy of three Roadsters as we tried to find somewhere to park safely. Here's a picture of us actually parked - definitely qualifies as a mini-rally even though Roadster #4 couldn't make it due to a family emergency (left to right: Michael Sexton, Mrs RoadsterWarrior, Mr RoadsterWarrior)...

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    I spent some time talking to Chris Paine after the screening and was pleasantly surprised by his sustained enthusiasm for the subject even after a full year of promoting the movie! Unfortunately I got home too late to walk the dog but have redeemed myself today with "bonus walkies". So it all turned out OK in the end.
     
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    Looks like the guy in the motorized wheelchair feels right at home amongst all those electric cars!
     
  13. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    That's me, checking for new TMC forum messages...


    (not really)
     
  14. Slackjaw

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    I had a brief but very bizarre discussion with him about a character in "Snow Crash" [Neal Stephenson]; the character's name is Ng and the analogy was obvious and entertaining for us. For anyone unfamiliar with that book here is an excerpt. Blessed be google.

    Amen.
     
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    Ng is hilarious, buying freon on the black market. Classic Snow Crash. He would have had less heat issues in an EV.
     

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