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brink•man•ship /noun/: The practice of causing or allowing a situation to become extremely dangerous in order to get the results that you want.
Coined in the mid 1950’s as the extreme of “showmanship” during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, brinkmanship was a high stakes game of “Blink.”
Do you remember the 1983 movie, War Games starring Matthew Broderick? Young hackers accidently trigger a central military computer and confuse its control of our nuclear arsenal with a game. In the final moments, war is diverted when the kids teach the computer a new game – tic tac toe – which cannot be won – and it shuts down its escalating “war game” as a result.
Are we living in an age of brinkmanship? Perhaps without realizing it? We’ve diverted all our rivers to trickles. We continue to pour tons of pollution into our atmosphere when we have the technology to convert the entire planet to clean solar or wind generated energy. We dump immeasurable tons of garbage into our oceans. Chemicals seep untreated into our soil and ground water. What does this game of brinkmanship get us? The things we want NOW. But perhaps the cost will be the things we need LATER.
Maybe it is time to care about the world we will leave to our grandchildren and their grandchildren, so we don’t have to choose between “saving our family and saving the entire human race.”
Dylan Thomas’ poem, Do Not Go Gentle… features in the movie Click Here for its complete text, and a short biography of Dylan Thomas.
These are the ideas Interstellar made me think about.
See you at the movies,
Just like you, we’re thinking about the holidays. Perhaps you’ve heard our ads on the local radio station. If not, give a listen here. And when you’re thinking about things to do with your family, think about the Webster Theater. We blend state-of-the-art digital cinema, with good, old-fashioned service.
Click here for our Movie Phone spot.
Click here for our Holiday Promotion spot.
Click here for our Entertainment spot.
Click here for our Branding spot.
Community Radio, KHOI, was in town Monday and ran a nice program about Webster City on Wednesday.
Click here to listen.
In conjunction with our showing of Fury, we are asking our friends and followers to send us pictures of “their” World War II family members to post here on our website. You can post your picture on our Facebook page by Clicking Here. Or send an email to keri at webstertheater dot org. Sorry —Continue Reading
Do you have family coming home during the holiday season? Do you need another “spare room?” Well, the Webster Theater and the Webster City Super 8 have a Holiday Deal for you! This deal valid November 4 through December 31, 2014. Coupon required. Stop by either business for more information.
Christmas is coming, but Christmas shopping season is already here. Please consider a Webster Theater gift for the movie lovers in your family. We offer gift certificates good for movie admission, or treats from the concession stand. I’m printing up some holiday envelopes to make the giving easier for you. We have a couple otherContinue Reading
We had a couple of parent / child groups leave The Maze Runner because the content was too intense for the child. The movie was rated PG-13, but there are various reasons why a movie might get that rating. There is a “box” next to a movie’s rating notice that explains “why” it received theContinue Reading
Local radio likes local theaters. We were recently featured on KHOI radio 89.1 as they took a look at community-based movie theaters around central Iowa. CLICK HERE to visit the KHOI website where you can “click to listen” to the show.
What is it about dolphins that touches our hearts so? Are you old enough to remember The Incredible Mr. Limpet, starring Don Knotts? I remember it fondly. What dolphin memories do you have? Share them with your kids, then bring your family to watch Dolphin Tale 2, and let them make dolphin memories of theirContinue Reading
When The Game Stands Tall There’s a powerful portrait of character and faith starting tonight (9/26) at the Webster Theater. When the Game Stands Tall explores the nature of love and commitment in the face of adversity. And not just the adversity of opposing teams with players twice your size, but the adversity of lovedContinue Reading
We’re working late in the theater tonight. Jake Pulis and Jeff Pingle are installing panes in the lobby’s “cloud” lights. Ted Larsen and the Lynx Wrestling Team have scubbed years of grime off of every seat in the auditorium. Kay Ross and Debra Brown helped too, with Kay supplying pizza just when the wrestlers neededContinue Reading
We are in the final stage of countdown to opening. The marquee restoration is almost complete, and we will turn the lights on for the entire community to see on Monday, September 8, 2014 as the finale to our Iowa / Iowa State game rally with RVTV from WHO Channel 13 in Des Moines. InsideContinue Reading