Jason: The new Movies ATL near Camp Creek Parkway is a little low-budget. I went to see I Am Legend and instead of having movie posters on the wall, they had photocopies of the newspaper ad. They really went bargain basement. Itâs like a walk-in drive-in. [The best is] Buckhead Backlot. You can sit and drink a beer. If they wouldnât turn the lights up at the end and make you pay your check, it would be perfect.
Wendy: Atlanta is a good city for straight, single men. Atlanta can be romantic. Itâs just hard to find the right person with straight, single men being a high commodity. Unless you have that magical, wonderful boyfriend or girlfriend, Valentineâs Day makes a lot of people unhappy. I donât like people to be unhappy. I donât feel I have to prescribe to what my nation makes a romantic day. My idea of romance is being taken out for pool and beer.
Stanton: Very exciting. Instead of just griping about what these people are doing in office, I can actually vote. And then I can talk about it because I put my two cents in the election. Now that I voted, I feel like Iâm entitled to talk about the president and the election altogether. I can understand if you donât vote because you donât want to do jury duty, but other than that, you donât have the right to complain because you didnât actually go out and vote.
Rob: I think it looks awesome, and the consensus is that it looks superdope. Most Atlanta hats are boring. This hat is crazy as hell and everyone would agree Iâm crazy as hell. The girls like it better than the boys. Most guys wouldnât normally wear this. The girls ask me where I got it from, but itâs a secret. I donât want to tell them and I wouldnât want to give a plug to this place because theyâre a corporate monster. And it glows in the dark. Thatâs what separates it from the pack.
Tony & Socks: I donât know. But Iâll tell you about Cats -- itâs no Sweeney Todd. Youâre never going to see a movie about Cats starring Johnny Depp as a cat. Itâs the longest Broadway show in history because nobody knows whatâs happening so nobody says itâs bad. Thatâs the crux of it. I couldnât understand a word they said. I saw it years ago. Iâm not going to see that thing again. I have a cat, but Iâve never liked Cats. It has no plot. Give me West Side Story or Oklahoma! or Sweeney Todd.
Sara: Iâm excited about going to my husbandâs office party. I want to see if thereâs really any hot girls he works with so I can be on him. I just want to make sure. I hope theyâre all big and fat and have moles all over their face. Iâll be looking around. Iâll just keep a little list in my head. Iâll be real nice, but Iâll make sure I get their names. He has no reason to lie, but heâs a man, so you never know.
Bobby: Iâm one of the best hip-hop artists and hardest-working people thatâs ever graced Little Five Points -- ever. Atlanta, being a mecca for hip-hop, I set an example for people who believe if you want to come to a city [to record hip-hop], this would be the city to do it in. Iâm gracing people with good music and inspiration. Iâve sold 27,000 CDs by myself. People come to Atlanta to see me. If I wasnât here in Atlanta, it would be like a part of Atlanta was missing.
Al and Juan: âChristmas in Hollisâ by Run-DMC. We grew up in New York, so we know what itâs about having Christmas in Queens. Also, they had midgets and elves in the video. The worst is âHere Comes Santa Claus.â Are we supposed to duck? Give me a break. Weâre brothers. We never got presents. Here comes Santa Claus? Well, guess what. He never came to our house, but Run-DMC was always there in our radio every night for Christmas.
Marisa: At the Highlander. They do a really good Thanksgiving dinner, then you can get drunk and not have to worry about the shame of doing it in front of your folks. Thatâs the spirit of Thanksgiving! And instead of hearing early Christmas carols or crappy family music, you get heavy metal. Sweet. Iâd be more thankful if my fiance was down here. Heâs in Canada. Canadians have their Thanksgiving in October. But itâs not a real Thanksgiving, much like their money and their army.
Alex: Ben Franklin believed the turkey was more of a patriot than the bald eagle. Ben said the bald eagle was nothing more than a fish eater and a pirate. I donât know why we chose the bald eagle. The turkey is more representative of Americans. Weâre fat and we eat each other. The bald eagle is majestic, but is America really majestic? Are we really the land of majesty and purple mountains? I donât see any purple mountains. I see the turkey as the rugged underdog which is America.
Typical Atlanta City action - much ado about nothing. Strain at a gnat and swallow…