There's Something About Mary
You heard of this thing, the 8-Minute Abs?
Yeah, sure, 8-Minute Abs. Yeah, the excercise video.
Yeah, this is going to blow that right out of the water. Listen to this: 7... Minute... Abs.
Right. Yes. OK, alright. I see where you're going.
Think about it. You walk into a video store, you see 8-Minute Abs sittin' there, there's 7-Minute Abs right beside it. Which one are you gonna pick, man?
I would go for the 7.
Bingo, man, bingo. 7-Minute Abs. And we guarantee just as good a workout as the 8-minute folk.
You guarantee it? That's - how do you do that?
If you're not happy with the first 7 minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That's it. That's our motto. That's where we're comin' from. That's from "A" to "B".
That's right. That's - that's good. That's good. Unless, of course, somebody comes up with 6-Minute Abs. Then you're in trouble, huh?
No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody's comin' up with 6. Who works out in 6 minutes? You won't even get your heart goin, not even a mouse on a wheel.
That - good point.
7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office.
'Cause you're fuckin' fired!
Meme stolen from suitboyskin
(X) snuck out of the house
(X) gotten lost in your city
(X) saw a shooting star
(X) been to any other countries besides the united states
( ) had a serious surgery
( ) gone out in public in your pajamas
(X) kissed a stranger
(X) hugged a stranger
( ) been in a fist fight
( ) been arrested
(X) done drugs
(X) had alcohol
(X) laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose
(X) pushed all the buttons on an elevator
( ) made out in an elevator
(X) swore at your parents
( ) kicked a guy where it hurts.
(X) Been in love?
(X) Been close to love
(X) been to a casino
( ) been skydiving
( ) broken a bone or nose.
(X) been high
(X) skipped school
( ) flashed someone
(X) saw a therapist
( ) done the splits
( ) played spin the bottle
(X) gotten stitches
( ) drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
( ) bitten someone
(X) been to Niagara Falls
(X) gotten the chicken pox
(X) kissed a member of the opposite sex
(X) kissed a member of the same sex
( ) crashed into a friend's car
( ) been to Japan
(X) ridden in a taxi
(X) been dumped
( ) ever had a crush on someone of the same sex
(X) had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
(X) love someone or miss someone right now
( ) gone on a blind date
(X) lied to a friend
( ) had a crush on a teacher
( ) celebrated Mardi-Gras in New Orleans
( ) been to Europe
( ) had children
(X) saw someone die
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show
( ) Thrown up in a bar
( ) Purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(X) Eaten Sushi
( ) Been snowboarding
(X) Met someone in person from the internet
( ) Been moshing at a rock show
( ) Been to a motor cross show
( ) done hard drugs
( ) tried killing yourself
( ) been to Africa
(X) Driven over 400 miles in one day
(X) Been to Canada
( ) Been to Mexico
Having money is nice because I can finally catch up to some of the archival film score releases that I have missed. From Varese Sarabande, I ordered the new 2 disc edition of Elmer Bernstein's The Great Escape (it's complete and the original tracks, as opposed to the album re-recording), the CD of Bernstein's Cast A Giant Shadow (I had the mono LP) and two hybrid CD/SACDs of Jerry Goldsmith scores, The Great Train Robbery and the unused score from Timeline. While I'm happy with the Bernstein discs, they were pretty much what I was expecting. I was really looking forward to Timeline though, being as it is the last action score the distinguished composer had written (it wasn't used in the final cut of the film because the movie went through so many re-edits that the score no longer fit, although both the director and producers lauded the effort). I was very excited about getting this recording in 5.1 SACD as well. In that regard, it didn't disappoint as it featured thunderous sound, but the score seemed rather pedestrian for Goldsmith.
On the other hand, The Great Train Robbery, which I bought as sort of a curiosity, is one of the most fun scores I've heard in a long time. Energetic and whimsical, the music bounces along... and the 5.1 SACD mix sounds amazing. I had heard the suite that appeared on Silva Screen's Goldsmith compilation The Omen, but that recording sounds positively lame in comparison to Varese's release of the original sountrack recording. Just putting this score on makes me feel happy. This one took me totally by surprise, but it was a pleasant surprise.
As a film score enthusiast who is also an audiophile, it is nice to come across the convergence of both of those interests. There aren't too many film scores available in the high resolution SACD or DVD-Audio formats, and this particular release, which sort of seemed to come out of left field in that respect, is a great boon.