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The Wickerman

Posted by Hannah Safford on November 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

We had our first non-hive visit event on Thursday, entertaining all the BEE Team members who hung around Princeton over fall break. We watched the 2006 remake of the cult classic "The Wickerman," and had a long discussion about the film after showing it--because none of us understood what the heck was going on. Here's the movie in a nutshell:

Nicolas Cage is a cop. Shocking. He sees a little girl die in a car accident. He then gets an unpostmarked (sketchy, Nic, don't you think?) envelope from his ex telling him to come to her home on Summers Isle and help her find her missing daughter. Nicolas Cage agrees. There are lots of women on the island, of varying degrees of creepiness. Nicolas Cage antagonizes them all, seemingly oblivious to their creepiness. There are lots of random references to bees and beekeeping. Nicolas Cage learns that the girl is his daughter, and she's going to be sacrificed to ensure a good crop of honey the following year. Nicolas Cage dons a bear suit to save her, but discovers that the whole thing was a hoax and that he is actually the sacrifice. Nicolas Cage gets burned inside a giant wicker effigy, and the movie ends.

Why the car accident? Why the bear suit? Why did Nicolas Cage agree to do this movie? After intense thought, we came up with few satisfactory answers. We did, however, enjoy our movie snack--popcorn drizzled with honey and salt, or, as we like to call it, bee-corn! (get it? not acorn, but bee-corn?)  It's the new official snack of the BEE Team. Come to more of our events, and you might get to sample some too!

Our next events are this Friday, November 12th. Seth Belson, President of the New Jersey Beekeepers' Association, will be giving a talk from 2:30-4:00 in Campus Club. Then at 9 pm, the BEE Team will be helping run the annual Forbes Spelling Bee, which this year features a number of beekeeping-related words on the official list, courtesy of the BEE Team. Come out and do us proud!

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