Blarney dropped a bomb on me a few days ago.
Blarney has never seen Empire Records.
Blarney, I thought, what the hell? How can you be my roomie and not have seen this movie? My blog’s name comes from this movie. We’re besties no more. Friendship over.
Then I realized I was being irrational. I bet Blarney is not alone. I bet
several at least one of my blog readers also hasn’t seen Empire Records.
And what a coincidence. Netflix’s Instant Streaming just happens to have the new version (with brand new scenes—a lot of new scenes) available. So now you can learn about the movie’s awesomeness with Blarney. And I get a new blog series: What Movies Teach Us. (I kinda miss the Mars and Venus series.)
So, Readers, without further ado, here’s what I learned from Empire Records.
It’s easy to raise $9,000 in one night.
If you glue quarters to the floor, it’s considered art.
Life has an awesome soundtrack.
You can spell “Mark” with a “C” or a “K.”
Always tell someone you love them by 1:37 exactly. After that, it’s too probably too late.
Rex Manning is a douchebag.
- Always leave the scene after committing a crime.
- “Special” brownies mean lots of sugar. True story.
- Always count your money…twice.
- Axl Rose will not help you change your flat tire.
- Blue Cheese is scary. (You have to watch the Remix to get this.)
These are all valauble life lessons. Watch the movie.
Damn the Man. Save the Empire.