Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Funny -- how did he know?

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?



That Samuel.

I'd like to return his call, but he didn't leave a number. Does anyone have it?

15 comments:

neil and diana said...

How does he know Neil's name?

amye said...

That's a new level of privacy invasion, and also advertising. I would never see it; it's offensive.

Emily said...

I'm pretty sure Neil hooked it up for me to receive that special phone call. I thought it was funny.

sarah said...

snakes on a plane? is that for real? And the incredibles? Was he frozone?

sarah said...

oh, and how do you remember so well what he said? you must have a good memory?

ahc said...

Whenever I hear a commercial for that movie I always think, "If they were going to make a movie that dumb. . . at least they could have given it a better name." "Snakes on a Plane" just sounds so lame. Perhaps "Serpents in the Skies" or "Scales and Wings" might lure in a few more reluctant moviegoers.

Then again, people go see movies with titles like "Dumb and Dumberer" so maybe "Snakes on a Plane" is a comparatively good title. . .

ahc said...

By the way, that voicemail was hilarious!

Angela said...

Do you think Neil could tell me how to get samuel to call a few people for me?

n said...

www.snakesonaplane.com

Angela said...

Thanks Neil. Too bad someone already sent one to Austin. Blast!
But Brian got a special call from Samuel L.

c jane said...

My vote is for Serpents in the Skies.

bek said...

Ok...this has nothing to do about the post.... oh well.

I just saw your comment on my blog (Ironically...I have been reading YOUR blog for over a year. I am not sure how I found your blog...but I love it) Anway...
Congrats on the new baby girl and we totally need more "n"s in the world. :-) I didn't know if you want the name public so I won't link my website. That is cute that you asked (I am not one of those people...all of my neices and nephews could have the same name as my kids and I wouldn't care...)

It is getting popular..besides mine..I know of three other babies born this month w/ the same name....it might be having a comeback. :-)

sarah said...

so I guess you've decided on a name?

Bek said...

oopps...did I do a bad thing? Am I going to get a call from Samuel L Jackson?

Emily said...

It's all good, Bek. Thanks for your blessing. We're still deciding, but I do love that N name.