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July 15, 2014 5:40 PM   Subscribe

'Dance party USA teeny bopper' type of shit: Rex Manning, "Say No More, Mon Amour"
posted by paleyellowwithorange (36 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh Rexy, you're so sexy!
posted by Sara C. at 5:49 PM on July 15 [4 favorites]


Ok, so I just watched that again the other night! But I can't figure out how Rex Manning Day got official. It's not on the Wiki, and http://www.rexmanningday.org/ says it was in April. AND WHAT?!! They made a whole video? The fade to black and white around 2:00 - 2:10 and back to color also rocked my world.
posted by Snowishberlin at 6:09 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Oh, I didn't realize there was an actual Rex Manning Day. I was just riffing on the repeated line from the film.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 6:11 PM on July 15


What's with today, today?

Lucas is my spirit animal
posted by notpace at 6:15 PM on July 15 [15 favorites]


i don't feel that i need to explain my art to you, warren.
posted by nadawi at 6:19 PM on July 15 [15 favorites]


1:37 p.m. exactly.
posted by brina at 6:21 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


My name isn't fucking Warren!
posted by khaibit at 6:21 PM on July 15 [7 favorites]


I thought his name was Warren?
posted by angelchrys at 6:23 PM on July 15 [7 favorites]


Also, the song? VETO!
posted by brina at 6:25 PM on July 15 [2 favorites]


Maybe I wanna be sterile.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 6:26 PM on July 15 [3 favorites]


I wonder if I'll be held responsible for this?
posted by ApathyGirl at 6:27 PM on July 15 [4 favorites]


We mustn't dwell... no, not today. We CAN'T. Not on Rex Manning day
posted by themadthinker at 6:34 PM on July 15 [6 favorites]


Did anyone else buy the soundtrack only to be disappointed that this song wasn't included, even as a hidden track?
posted by Alison at 6:53 PM on July 15 [4 favorites]


Does Axel have a jack?
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:05 PM on July 15 [3 favorites]


I love this movie and love even more that there's a full music video.
posted by urbanlenny at 7:08 PM on July 15


Needs the superb tag.
posted by Mikey-San at 7:15 PM on July 15 [5 favorites]


Perfect. Well, not entirely perfect.
posted by likeatoaster at 7:16 PM on July 15 [3 favorites]


Oh, it's already there. How'd I miss it?

But anyway.

I've been saying, "I'm guided by a force much greater than luck," since high school thanks to this movie.
posted by Mikey-San at 7:19 PM on July 15 [2 favorites]


I am sorely disappointed that this is the only instance of the empirerecords tag
posted by dabug at 7:21 PM on July 15 [5 favorites]


Oh, it's already there. How'd I miss it?

I added it for you. :-)
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 7:21 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Ha! I figured I missed it, since it was only a couple of minutes before I noticed it was there.

Always play with their minds.
posted by Mikey-San at 7:24 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear.

I have never seen the whole video before, and it's just ... excellent ... in all its Rex Manning gloriousness. I'd put it up there with the PoP! Goes My Heart video from Music and Lyrics for being so god awfully fantastic.
posted by julen at 7:27 PM on July 15 [2 favorites]


IM BRINGING REX HIS LUNCH.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:29 PM on July 15 [11 favorites]


I must have watched Empire Records a couple dozen times by now.

More than once I've had the experience of trying to communicate my love of the movie to people who didn't encounter it at precisely that moment in their teenage years when they first realized that they wanted to work in a record store. It turns out to be completely impossible. I'm not really sure why, though.

I mean (courtesy IMDB):
Joe: Where's the money?

Lucas: Joe, the money is gone.

Joe: Yeah, I know it's gone... but where's it gone to?

Lucas: Atlantic City.

Joe: Atlantic City?... Is it coming back from Atlantic City?

Lucas: Oh, I don't think so, Joe.

Joe: What's it doing in Atlantic City, Lucas?

Lucas: ...Recirculating.
posted by brennen at 9:25 PM on July 15 [14 favorites]


Would you please. not. sing. Mark.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 9:54 PM on July 15 [1 favorite]


Denise: Besides, I heard that song was about his dog.

Preston: It's not about a dog. It's about a woman named Amanda. Who the hell names their dog Amanda?


(Am I doing this right?)
posted by Skwirl at 10:16 PM on July 15 [4 favorites]


How many other Canadians misread this as Rex MURPHY Day?
posted by reiichiroh at 10:16 PM on July 15


Hey! Hey Mark! You love Gwar, why don't you join the band?

Aw man. Mark, man, you play a mean guitar, man. It's really a shame that you must die!
posted by XhaustedProphet at 10:25 PM on July 15 [11 favorites]


Everything about this film is completely cheesy and unrealistic.

I will watch it anytime it is on television, no matter how far into it it is when I find it. Same with THE CRAFT. And CAN'T HARDLY WAIT. Must be something about Robin Tunney and Ethan Embry.

Shit is wonderful comfort food.
posted by theartandsound at 10:45 PM on July 15 [10 favorites]


Cue up the AC/DC.
posted by valkane at 3:48 AM on July 16


In the immortal words of The Doors, the time to hesitate is through...
posted by dry white toast at 5:02 AM on July 16 [2 favorites]


Damn the man. Save the Empire.
posted by But tomorrow is another day... at 5:27 AM on July 16 [6 favorites]


I love this movie so much. I may, hypothetically, have Rex Manning Day as a recurring date on my calendar. On which I wish everyone on all of my social media outlets a happy Rex Manning Day and enjoy the ensuing chaos which is 50% OH MY GOD I LOVE THAT MOVIE I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN MY ART TO YOU WARREN and 50% "Um...are you people all high?"

Some year this will stop being funny, but I think it's going to take a while.
posted by Stacey at 5:28 AM on July 16 [6 favorites]


I love Empire Records, but goddamn, if it didn't have me spending a lot of time in my youth searching for that version of "Seems" by Queen Sarah Saturday. (The album version I did get is pretty different.)
posted by Kitteh at 6:05 AM on July 16 [2 favorites]


Did anyone else buy the soundtrack only to be disappointed that this song wasn't included, even as a hidden track?

Yes! And also wonder why the album version of "Sugar High" sucked compared to the movie version. (And baffled that they changed "making out on that old pullout couch" to "crashing out on that old pullout couch" for the movie.)
posted by skycrashesdown at 6:06 AM on July 16 [3 favorites]


I love Empire Records, but goddamn, if it didn't have me spending a lot of time in my youth searching for that version of "Seems" by Queen Sarah Saturday.

YES. I was seriously disappointed that that song wasn't on the soundtrack. I spent much of my earliest days on the internet trying to find out what that song even WAS!
posted by urbanlenny at 1:40 PM on July 16


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