All Your Snakes Are Belong To Us
It looks like that we may have a phenomenon in the making, and its based on the newly released movie Snakes on a Plane, starring Samuel L. Jackson. If you haven't heard all the hype about the film, also known as SoaP, you would have to be blind, deaf and hidden from the world for a few months now. But is it making its infamous trademark 12-letter-word acceptable socially?
New Line Cinema is running auctions on items used in the film, and one can even purchase official SoaP jewelry there, such as this 18k gold airplane pendant that has a 3D snake adorned with diamonds for only $3900. It was designed by Lin Shaye who plays Grace in the movie. That's a fashion statement unto itself.
If you want to see the official site with the movie trailers and such, it's here. I'm not going to review the movie, because there are enough opinions posted on the 'Net already, including some positive ones that one might not expect.
Now about that phenomenon, do you remember All Your Base Are Belong To Us? The AYBABTU phenomenon was with us for quite a few months in 2001 and into 2002, and was takeoff on an English language version of the 1989 Japanese video game Zero Wing. In case you forgot those memorable sounds and scenes from the original video, they have been preserved for posterity at Google Video and YouTube.
And now we have All Your Snakes Are Belong To Us, a very funny if quite profane takeoff on the movie. This has now been ported over as a video to YouTube, and it's getting more hits there than the original site, by all indications. I'm not showing this video here, as this one could truly be regarded as R-rated, like the movie, at least for the printed language, etc. At best it might be NSFW, so be warned. and proceed at your own risk.
Had found the link to this on Scobleizer a couple of weeks back, looking for info on Robert Scoble's new book, Naked Conversations (which was commented on earlier). Read all of Bob's caveats about adult language and such and followed his link to the Rageboy blog, and there is was, along with a number of other visual comments regarding the film, and all in Christopher Locke's trademark Rageboy style.
Just so that doesn't sound patronizing, those who know me are aware that I own a copies of Chris Locke's Gonzo Marketing and The Cluetrain Manifesto, of which he was co-author, and have followed him since the Titanic Deck Chair Rearrangement Corp days. What he wrote a few years ago still stands well today - check it out for yourself.
But the main thing here is what I also found on his site, and for some reason it just struck me as completely hilarious at the time, and still does. It's Sheikhs on a Plane, and it's far better than the singular sheikh on a plane reference I was going to use.
And searching the 'Net for sheikhs and planes can bring up some interesting results for the lovelorn, if one is so inclined. But the infamous 12-letter-word just won't be made acceptable at any time in the near future.
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