Tuesday, October 11

best movie title ever

"Snakes on a Plane." That's Samuel Jackson's new movie, if you can believe it. Apparently the studio got shit about the name and decided to change it to something serious-sounding, but Jackson wasn't having it (from Defamer):
Beaks: One of those films that you’re working on right now is… well, it’s called Pacific Air 121—
Jackson: Snakes on a Plane, man!
Beaks: Exactly.
Jackson: We’re totally changing that back. That’s the only reason I took the job: I read the title.

It sounds too bad to be true, and indeed I saw this first on The Museum of Hoaxes, albeit listed as an apparent hoax.

Supposedly the title has entered the pop lexicon as a phrase of resignment. From the Urban Dictionary:
1. snakes on a plane

A simple existential observation that has the same meaning as "Whaddya gonna do?" or "Shit Happens". Taken from the upcoming Samuel L. Jackson movie of the same name, and immortilised by screenwriter Josh Friedman on his blog post of Wednesday, August 17, 2005.
Guy 1: (irate) Dude, you just ran into the back of my SUV!

Guy 2: (calm) Snakes on a plane man. Snakes on a plane.


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