Saturday, October 15, 2005

Deadline DOA 

So I'm at school right now, all set for the American Constitution Society matinee showing of Deadline, the documentary that followed George Ryan, then-governor of Illinois, through his examination of the state's death penalty system, and his eventual suspension of the death penalty, blanket clemency to all death row inmates, and pardons to a few.

We've got snacks and beverages, a number of people expressed their interest and intent to attend, and I've got the whole AV logistics up and ready to go.

And I'm all alone. Not even any of the other executive board members bothered to show.

So the question now is, how long do I wait to see if any stragglers come in? Or do I just watch it myself? Sigh.
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UPDATE (7:19 pm): Someone else finally showed up around 10 minutes after the start time. She lost track of the time in the library. So the two of us munched on snacks, had some soda, and watched the first 7 chapters of the DVD. Unfortunately, then the DVD refused to play chapters 8, 9 or 10. I tested it at home, and it's the DVD, not the player. But we had a pleasant time and interesting conversation. So there.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:59 PM