So I came from from getting the oil changed, buying a birthday present for my niece Hallie (always planning my gift-giving ahead), and picking up the overtired and grumpy kids from their second day of school to find a blinking light on my answering machine.
It was Samuel L. Jackson.
Here's what he had to say:
Now you may know me from my roles in movies like Pulp Fiction, Star Wars and The Incredibles. But I'm here today to make sure you go see a movie that holds a special place in my heart. That's right! I'm talking about Snakes on a Plane.
I know that sounds crazy, but I don't give a damn, because Snakes on a Plane just might be the best motion picture ever made. It's that good! So, listen up. On August 18th, forget about your regular job, doing all those household chores, and stop wasting all your free time obsessing over your kids! And for go[sh] sake, quit repainting your fingernails!! Just hop in that tin can you call a car, go get your brother Neil and go see Snakes on a Plane, the one summer blockbuster that will take a big nasty bite out of your butt. It's simple. Do as I say, and you live. You don't wanna mess with me on this one because I will come after you. You hear me?
I'd like to return his call, but he didn't leave a number. Does anyone have it?