Monday, August 21, 2006

A Brief Cultural Barometer

This morning's edition of USA Today has a rather telling story on the front page of the "Life" section. The article takes a look at the new "Snakes On a Plane" film starring Samuel L. Jackson. Apparently the film fell some $10 million short of what was expected at the box office. The hype apparently didn't take. But catch this line out of the article:

The R-rated thriller became an internet and media darling by catering to bloggers and online fans, who demanded that filmmakers keep the original title, add more gore and sex, and include Jackson's most quoted line, "I've had it with these mother(expletive) snakes on this mother(expletive) plane!"

Isn't that interesting? No comment necessary.

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