Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know. But...SNAKES ON A PLANE!
I actually have been knitting like my hands are on fire...But sorry, no camera with me to post all that has been going on. So I'm going to post about another person's post. Well sort of, and it might require a little bit of background unless you are fully aware that there are "Snakes on a Plane!!!!"
Hmmm....Still don't know where this is going or what the fuss is about? Well I would never be able to tell it as well as Miss Crazy Aunt Purl. You...MUST... Read...This! Her post absolutely cracked me up! Though I laugh like a madwoman at most her posts, this one had me laughing hysterically. You see the, "Snakes on a Plane" (or SoaP) phenomenon is pretty prevalent on the East Coast too. Furthermore, It has been firmly embedded into my vocab as well. I love it. What a classic phrase!
Here in DC there have been billboards everywhere for this movie...On buses, metro stops, bus stops and a huge billboard taking up an entire side of a tall building next my office too! It is impossible to not look at that phrase and just think "How absurd!" and envision a bunch of people in the air, stuck on a plane, screaming out of their minds, as snakes slither and fill up the plane. Ahhhh haaa haa!
To get descriptive, my half-sane and twisted mind envisions it like a sick 5th grade drawing:
A vision of a huge plane flying through the crayoned in sky ("sky blue" crayola of course and don't forget the big yellow sun drawn into the corner of the page!), big fluffy clouds...Then you see stick figure people...Heads and arms flailing out of the little port windows (Yes, I know it's impossible, but heh, it's my imagination!), big O's for their screamin' mouths, hair standing up on end, some with little crow-foot squinting eyes to show the intensity of their screams, a bit of red to their skin to show how much the are freaking out, two dots for fang bites and blood drops, of course.
Then you have snakes crawling everywhere taking over the plane, both on the inside, coming out of holes, cracks and windows, and even defying science and slithering on the outside of the plane. If you were drawing it like a comic strip...You know there is some idiot running up down the isles pulling his hair out...One person locked in the the little stalled bathroom not noticing the deadly Black Mamba coming out of the sink...Another crouched in a seat and defending himself from rattle snake bites with his brief case...Oh, and yes, you would have the one Chuck Norris-like guy that would be swinging two Copperheads, one in each hand, like they were nunchucks and then killing them by smacking them upside the overhead compartments. Yeah, my imagination runs wild with this one....But what are you going to do?...There's motherfu**in' Snakes on a motherfu**in' Plane!
Ah, yes, it's the simple things that keep me going. Also my friends that know it and only feed my need of absurd humor. This is the picture I got emailed to me at work yesterday from my buddy Allen and his dog Kona! The streets of DC are no longer safe...Snakes on a Plane!
Now, if you aren't already in the know...and need still more information to understand why this movie has created such a big buzz and a whole cult following already, then go here and read this primer and join the rest of us pop culture geeks.