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31.1.06

Get your Snakes on a Plane here 




Copies of Lucire, the I own, were in the , starring . Our next movie is coming out in August 2006 and I understand (thanks to a post on the meme by Tim Kitchin, which inspired me) that Pacific Air 121, which is what it was called when I signed the documents, will be called (which is what star reckoned it would be called. And when it comes to a movie title, Samuel L. Jackson has way more clout than me).
   It’s a rare example of movie honesty. The old title was nondescript, but the plot of Snakes on a Plane is snakes on a plane. Long version: a terrorist unleashes a crate of snakes to eliminate a witness. The witness is on a plane.
   Or: ‘It’s a title. It’s a concept. It’s a poster and a logline and whatever else you need it to be. It’s perfect. Perfect. It’s the Everlasting Gobstopper of ,’ according to blogger Tongodeon.
   Or it’s a that’s so frank, it’s a relief from all the over-hyped titles out there. Maybe this is what America needs in this era—an dose of .
   But what is odd is the has gained a life of its own. ‘Snakes on a plane’ has inspired a cartoon, a blog (Snakes on a Blog), a T-shirt, and even one idea that it should be a term that rests somewhere between ‘C’est la vie,’ and
   It’s good old everyday folks doing this—Wikipedia cites a blog from screenwriter Josh Friedman—not Time Warner or New Line, and when the movie sounds as silly as this, I’m glad we have the public doing the . I still haven’t seen Two for the Money, since it never got a national release in , but if the snakes on a plane term is this much in the , I might see this one without having to travel.
   It also shows that and (even if virtual) work quite well—something that I had relied on to create my businesses in the first place. It’s been fascinating to see this happen to a term that did not (publicly) exist a year ago, and it’s been built up by bloggers and folks having fun—the have created this. It could be bigger than (or the Tourist of Death) in 2001—Time Warner must be worried this is peaking a little too soon. The second item has surfaced, at the Toronto Star, after a piece in Wired.
   Just remember, if you expect Sam and the gang to get rid of the snakes, the solution is to employ the copies of in the seat pockets on the plane and indulge in .

Del.icio.us tags: Snakes on a Plane | word of mouth | citizen media | blogging | vernacular | postmodernism
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Update: check out the Amazon review of this product.  
Snakes on a plane, but it has officially entered into the lexicon of this company as of today.  
On January 19, there were 96,900 hits for the phrase, says Adam Conner. Today, there are 461,000.  
Has it peaked too early? Google hits down to 380,000.  
Halved to 176,000.  
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