Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Winnebago Man--"I fucked up the word 'rear'."

Dearest damsels and gentlemens,

It is with great pleasure to present to you fine people something wonderful. There are a few things in this world that have lasting staying power over the course of years. You know, like that perfect song that you never get sick of (How Soon Is Now), or a book that you could re-read over and over (Eaters of the Dead).

A number of years ago, back in 1993 or something like that, my good pal Greg Richardson, then an on-set video playback dude for features and commercials, got his grubby mits on a then underground industry tape called "Winnebago Man." Since then, we've quoted from it innumerable times and just recently i've written a number of Winnebago Man's classic lines from this industrial video's outtakes into a feature I've written and am directing.

More recently, another good chum John Dryden, a key-grip, jack-of-all-trades kind-of-guy, worked on a commercial. The D.O.P. of this commercial overheard John reciting some Winnebago Man lines, walked over to John and explained that he was the cameraman for that industrial video shoot. NO WAY?!?! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?! Well it gets cooler than a frozen muckluck and in my next blog I'll explain why. Stay tuned!

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