Moxie loves Metafilter August 8, 2006 10:39 AM   Subscribe

In light of all The Moxie shout-outs, which I appreciate immensely, I'm instating a "Moxie loves MetaFilter" discount at the theater. All MeFites who stop by will receive a bag of our famous popcorn as long as my wife, who doesn't understand why I'm always on "that blue website," isn't around! Thanks again for the support!
posted by bjork24 to MetaFilter-Related at 10:39 AM (22 comments total)

Yay! I hope to take you up on that someday!
posted by dog food sugar at 10:46 AM on August 8, 2006

That's very cool, bjork24. I'll be up this weekend to visit my parents and attend a friend's wedding. I'll have to see if we've got time to stop by!

Never thought I'd say this, but I do miss Springfield so.

Congrats on the theater.
posted by middleclasstool at 10:54 AM on August 8, 2006

Has a lawyer looked at your logo, dude? Because I think the owners of the Moxie soda brand and going to cash in their returnables and sue you if they see it.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:55 AM on August 8, 2006

Moxie soda

*goes into convulsions*

posted by cortex at 11:04 AM on August 8, 2006

Moxie Theater logo, Moxie soda logo. They both have the same letters in a sort of boxy serif font with a white fill, but.. well.. that about covers the similarities as far as I can see.
posted by Plutor at 11:04 AM on August 8, 2006

Mayor Curley: I contacted the Moxie soda people way back before we even opened, even though the word has since passed into the lexicon and lost its copyright status. They were cool with it. Our full legal name is Moxie Cinema, FWIW.
posted by bjork24 at 11:05 AM on August 8, 2006

Oh hey! Springfield. Cool, I never expect things like this to actually be close to me. Next time I head up to Bass Pro Shops I'll have to find the theater.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 11:10 AM on August 8, 2006

I second middleclasstool when I say I never thought I'd miss Springfield. But when I tell my Brooklyn friends that my hometown is getting cooler, I always mention the Moxie. Good stuff.
posted by Bookhouse at 11:30 AM on August 8, 2006

as long as my wife . . . isn't around!

I've always wanted to be the Illicit Popcorn Moocher. It's like a dream come true.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 11:42 AM on August 8, 2006

Springfield may have been the site of the first ever Wild West shootout and the first ever fast-food drive-thru, and is the birthplace of cashew chicken.
posted by kirkaracha at 12:49 PM on August 8, 2006

Technically speaking, that's a trial offer, not a discount, right?
posted by ChasFile at 1:07 PM on August 8, 2006

It's not copyright, it's trademark.

But it wouldn't matter if they *did* still have a trademark on it (and I can't imagine why they wouldn't; it's been in commercial use) -- they're in the carbonate beverage area of trade; you're not.

You only get generic protection if you're, say, Kodak. Or Xerox.

Glad to hear things are going well up there, BTW.
posted by baylink at 1:10 PM on August 8, 2006

Some restrictions do apply.
posted by bjork24 at 1:10 PM on August 8, 2006

Was that to Chasfile? Or to me?

posted by baylink at 1:58 PM on August 8, 2006

Was that to Chasfile? Or to me?

No one in particular. From now on, when someone says something stupid, I can say, "No popcorn for __________" or maybe "-popcorn"...

perhaps not
posted by bjork24 at 3:45 PM on August 8, 2006

I can't wait until Moxie expands into Kansas City. We need an indie theater with decent parking and in a better location. I'm telling you an indie theater south of the Plaza would be crazy profitable.
posted by geoff. at 3:52 PM on August 8, 2006

open a branch in Manhattan too : >
posted by amberglow at 4:25 PM on August 8, 2006

Oh now you do MeFi discounts after I've moved 6 hours away! I see how you are. Sigh. I miss Springpatch too.
posted by bayliss at 5:41 PM on August 8, 2006

Cool, wish I were in a position to swing by...!
posted by scarabic at 8:19 PM on August 8, 2006

I miss Springpatch too.

You are a local. Haven't heard "Springpatch" for a while.

Go Cards.

And bjork24, congrats on beating the Gillioz on getting finished. What's it now, five freaking years and they're still not done?
posted by middleclasstool at 8:37 PM on August 8, 2006

Shit, I remember downtown Springfield in '85 when I was a kid. Most depressing place on earth. Even back then, I remember thinking "This place is gone, a ghost town. Nobody with a brain in his head brings business down here." Now it's the most vital part of the city, IMO.

Though I'd pay cash money to see footage of that statue of Hammons being toppled like the one of Saddam in Baghdad. Just for kicks. :D
posted by middleclasstool at 8:43 PM on August 8, 2006

I'm shocked I haven't posted in this thread (as I spend 24/7 in downtown Springpatch).
posted by sourwookie at 11:23 PM on August 8, 2006

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