managed to convince Gary Cattell, the "Willard Preacher" to
let us shoot him, by telling him it was for a student project featuring
landmarks at Penn State not entirely a lie.
He didn't disappoint at the shoot, though Matt might have disagreed.
this response, you have to know that Matt Pyson is a very mild-mannered,
sweet-natured person who hardly ever has a bad word for anyone. Gary's
in-your-face intolerance, though, crosses the line with even Matt.
While we were reviewing the footage later, we discovered a public edit bay in Sparks where I could sign up for editing time without being registered in a video class. Perfect. I finished the video that summer and even entered it in the Slice of Life film festival, held as part of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.
it wasn't accepted, I made copies for any MPS member who wanted it,
so the tape got some limited distribution. And just this year (2003)
I gave a copy of it to Eric Idle when
he performed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, during his "Greedy
Bastard" tour. Hopefully,
he found it at least as amusing as the quirky habits of American hoteliers.
("Sauerkraut on the pillow? Must be in Central Pennsylvania.")