In 1997's The Edge
, Anthony Hopkins
, Alec Baldwin
and Harold Perrineau
are stranded in the Alaskan wilderness
and eventually are stalked by a bear
one of them and, with the taste for human flesh
, will not rest until he kills again
. Anthony Hopkins, as billionaire cuckold
Charles Morse, realizes that while survival is not guaranteed
, it's impossible while being hunted down by a giant bear (expertly played by Bart the Bear
) and must team up with Alec Baldwin's Robert Green
, who has been sleeping
with Morse's wife
(played by Elle Macpherson
), to kill the beast. (Yeah, that's right. Perrineau is the one that gets killed early. He's the one black guy in the film. What did you expect?
)In a rousing scene
, Hopkins is trying to inspire Baldwin to stir up the courage to face the fearsome omnivore
. He has Baldwin repeat the sentence, "I'm going to kill the bear!
" over and over until he's at a fever pitch. It is what I ask all of you to do for the remainder of the day. To yourselves
, at work
, at school
, on the bus
, in the bathroom
, walking down the sidewalk
. I want you to repeat, "I'm going to kill the bear. I'm gonna kill the bear! I'M GONNA KILL THE BEAR!
Then you'll be ready for SLAM OF STEEL: BEARS!
We won't be killing any real bears. It's a metaphor
, don't you see?What: SLAM OF STEEL: BEARS!
(poems about bears earn one extra point)When:
Tuesday, June 1 Workshop at 6, Slam@7!Where:
Woman of Steel Gallery, 3640 ChindenCost:
$5, $1 w/Student IDAges: ALL AGES!*Also coming soon!What: Boise Hot's Christmas Miracle! Benefit concert for National Poetry Slam-bound Team BoiseWho: Performances by Team Boise poets, plus bands The Maladroids
, The Power Cosmic
, and Sunshine and the ValleyWhen:
June 5, doors at 8pmWhere:
Heirloom Dance Studio, 765 W IdahoCost:
$5Ages: ALL AGES!Coming Soon!
June Poetry Slam deLux: "Cover Slam"
Performing poems by other
poets will get you an extra point. Please get permission
from the poets you will be covering. If you are unsure how to contact
a contemporary slam poet, local or national, let me know and I should
be able to get you in touch. It's as simple as getting an email and
printing it out.
June 21; Neurolux Lounge, 8pmJuly SLAM OF STEEL: "Speed Slam"
Poets will earn an extra point for performing poems that are UNDER 1 MINUTE LONG.
July 6; Woman of Steel Gallery; workshop at 6, slam at 7July Poetry Slam deLux: "Costume Slam"
Poets in costume will earn 1 extra point for INCORPORATING THE COSTUME
into their poem.
July 19; Neurolux Lounge; 8pmMERCH! GET YOUR MERCH HERE! ICE COLD MERCHANDISE!
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