Sympathy for the Devil
Rumor has it that Keanu Reeves is pulling together a crew for a (presumably live action) film based on the “Cowboy Bebop” anime series. I don’t know which is worse: the idea of seeing the meandering, episodic storyline of the cartoon compressed into a neat 2 hour package, or the prospect of Spike Spiegel portrayed by the stoic & deadpan stylings of Mr. Reeves. Oh, wait, yes I do.
Speaking of Keanu Reeves, here’s a fun and slightly annoying game to play the next time you run out of gossip on a long car ride. It’s called the “Johnny Mnemonic Game,” and it goes like this:
Person A: ”Hey, what’s that movie, it stars Keanu Reeves I think, about a guy who gets computer chip planted in his head? But it gives him some deadly disease that makes his lymph nodes puff out like grapefruits?”
Person B: ”Oh, you mean Johnny Bubonic?”
Person A: ”Yeah, that’s it.”
Person B: ”I saw that one. But what’s the other movie with Keanu Reeves, where he gets a computer chip planted in his head that short-circuits or something, and his muscles all lock up and he goes into a stupor?”
Person A: ”Uh… you mean… Johnny Catatonic?”
Person B: ”Right, right.”
Person A: ”Sure, that was OK. But I really like the movie with Keanu Reeves where he gets the computer chip planted in his head that helps him read by sounding out words! What was that called?”
Person B: ”I dunno… wait, I got it: Johnny Hooked-on-Phonics!”
…and so it goes.
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