Snakes on a Blog

It was bound to happen. I heard on the news this morning that somebody released two rattle snakes into a cinema showing the new movie “Snakes on a Plane.” Even before the movie came out, I said said to myself “Somebody is going to release snakes in a crowded cinema.”

I really did!

Though, my predictions are not always so accurate. After seeing one of the Scream movies (I believe the second one) where Jada Pinkett Smith gets murdered in her seat while watching the horror movie, I was determined that somebody was going to get murdered in a movie theatre.

Fortunately, that never happened. But it has prevented me from seeing another horror flick anywhere but in the safety and comfort of my living room.

Oh, and speaking Snakes on a Plane – did anybody else receive a voicemail message from Samuel L. Jackson promoting the film? I received mine a week or two ago. How strange. It was funny, but I’m not too keen on the idea of receiving these calls. I mean, isn’t this basically telemarketing which, through the do-not-call list program, is technically banned except for charities or companies you already do business with?

Or, since you can order tickets by computer now, do the movie companies already know you’re a customer of the local movie theatre and have the ability to track you down?

Oh dear…that may be scarier than the movie itself.


  1. Comment by karyn on August 23, 2006 10:58 am

    Ok, Swami, if you’re such a great barometer of things to come, how come you didn’t know you were going to become eligible to get an “ACADEMIC DISCOUNT” on your IPOD? (Pardon me. Do you get a discount on boots, too? Because it’s getting pretty thick in here.)

  2. Comment by Erica on August 23, 2006 11:29 am

    The phone messages were part of a viral marketing thing where people could send the messages to their friends. So it’s someone you know and love (not me I swear!) not the movie studio, who’s responsible for your getting it. I got mine from my friend Amy. Samuel L even said, “go get your homegirl, Amy…” at some point…. so if you still have the message, dear Sammy may reveal the culprit. Also, the call should show up on your caller ID as coming from the friend who ordered it. You can get them back at 😀

  3. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on August 23, 2006 12:02 pm

    These boots were made for slogging!

  4. Comment by keith on August 23, 2006 2:36 pm

    Sorry darlin’ – that was I:

  5. Comment by snarl on August 24, 2006 9:22 am

    YAY – that means I’m on on any spam lists….except yours, Keith.

    I’ll have to give you hell tomorrow night (if you’re coming).

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