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July 10, 2009 9:14 AM   Subscribe

Is Your Soul Weighing You Down? Store It! Or, if you're tired of your own soul, try a new one on for size! Er... uh oh.

Company fans can follow on Twitter and Facebook. Reps have been passing out flyers all over NYC.

Movie tie-in. More.
posted by zarq (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This is the movie's official website.
posted by zarq at 9:21 AM on July 10, 2009


meh. That "soul extractor" is just a re purposed Pepsi Blue vending machine.
posted by JeffK at 9:22 AM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


How will it feel not to have a soul?

This is impossible to predict. Patients have described feeling "lighter" and more "carefree." They experience "fewer dark thoughts."


Now that's an interesting philosophical position. I would have said that a lack of a soul would cause MORE dark thoughts. "Soulful" people are usually the depressed ones, true, but if you asked people which was more of a negative influence, their body or their soul, and most would say body. I posit.
posted by DU at 9:23 AM on July 10, 2009


Kind of funny and strange, I agree, in a Vanilla Sky/Philip Dick/Stanley Kubrick kind of way, but it's not really a movie tie-in, it's marketing for a movie.
posted by nosila at 9:26 AM on July 10, 2009


Seems sort of like an Eternal Sunshine/Simpsons Did it knockoff, but I didn't watch the trailer...
posted by mrgrimm at 9:27 AM on July 10, 2009


How about those of us who don't think a soul exists?

No weight on my shoulders. Woohoo!
posted by kldickson at 9:28 AM on July 10, 2009


if you asked people which was more of a negative influence, their body or their soul, and most would say body. I posit.

Wouldn't most people say body and soul are the same thing? They should. Because they are.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:28 AM on July 10, 2009


...but it's not really a movie tie-in, it's marketing for a movie.

*sigh* I was trying to be subtle and funny. Ah well.
posted by zarq at 9:29 AM on July 10, 2009


"Wouldn't most people say body and soul are the same thing? They should. Because they are."

cite?
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:30 AM on July 10, 2009


Zese empty fessels vill be filt mit ZALGO.
posted by Mister_A at 9:31 AM on July 10, 2009


I am familiar with the works of Pablo Neruda
posted by The Whelk at 9:31 AM on July 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of one of my old "business ideas": The Resurrection Connection

You give us your life savings, and we hold them for you for your next incarnation.

Even had a tag line:

"Why should your next life be as hard as this one was?
posted by JaredSeth at 9:32 AM on July 10, 2009


Whelkie's here!
posted by Mister_A at 9:33 AM on July 10, 2009


I sold mine years ago for rock and roll.
It was worth it.
posted by rocket88 at 9:33 AM on July 10, 2009


I'm with you kldickson. In fact, to answer DU, I would posit that the belief in a soul has a more negative influence that either body or soul.
posted by JeffK at 9:34 AM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wouldn't most people say body and soul are the same thing? They should. Because they are.

Should and are, but won't.
posted by DU at 9:34 AM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


but if you asked people which was more of a negative influence, their body or their soul, and most would say body. I posit.

I think the idea is that the soul is the source of guilt, whereas the body is the source of pleasure. as in, if you deposit your soul in a jar, then you can indulge your body without the weight of a conscience. hence, feeling lighter and freer.

I posit.
posted by shmegegge at 9:36 AM on July 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Being Paul Giamatti
posted by thebergfather at 9:40 AM on July 10, 2009


Reminds me of one of my old "business ideas": The Resurrection Connection

You give us your life savings, and we hold them for you for your next incarnation.

Even had a tag line:

"Why should your next life be as hard as this one was?


Sweet! Who was your richest client? Uh, yeah, that was me. Hand the booty over.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 9:40 AM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


*sigh* I was trying to be subtle and funny. Ah well.

I still think you're subtle and funny. 'Sokay. Sorry to be such a hater!
posted by nosila at 9:40 AM on July 10, 2009


they tried it on al green and it broke, didn't it?
posted by pyramid termite at 9:41 AM on July 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


This is like Dom DeLuise at an all-you-can-eat fish house.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:44 AM on July 10, 2009


Pepsi pnuema.
posted by jquinby at 9:45 AM on July 10, 2009


I thought this was going to be a plug for The Dog's Convention then I realized souls and our souls aren't the same thing.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:45 AM on July 10, 2009


I mean, pneuma.

shit, never mind.
posted by jquinby at 9:45 AM on July 10, 2009


ooh, i want one!
posted by sexyrobot at 9:47 AM on July 10, 2009


Being Paul Giamatti

Eternal Sunshine of the Sideways Mind
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:52 AM on July 10, 2009


Do you like good music? That sweet soul music?
posted by box at 9:53 AM on July 10, 2009


I predict there will be a scene where a cat hisses at Paul Giamatti.
posted by orme at 10:09 AM on July 10, 2009


Durn, that was always the best part of my plan. If someone showed up and demanded their life savings, I'd excuse myself to go get their money out of the vault, call the cops (bought and paid for with my vast wealth, of course) and tell them there was a crazy person in my office claiming I owed them money from a past life.
posted by JaredSeth at 10:13 AM on July 10, 2009


cite?

There are millions. Here is one.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:17 AM on July 10, 2009


I loved this movie when Charlie Kaufman wrote it!

No one else has ever made that comparison, I'll bet.
posted by incessant at 10:50 AM on July 10, 2009


I thought you needed to be at a crossroads at midnight to do that.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:00 PM on July 10, 2009


A movie promotion? I feel so betrayed...

Why, Metafilter, why?
posted by elder18 at 1:07 PM on July 10, 2009


I don't want to spread rumors, but I hear that James Brown was an alpha tester of that service... and now he's dead. (Isn't he? Did I see that on MetaFilter?)

And I just realized why some Xtians correlate atheists with Satanists; if somebody offered to buy my "soul", I'd consider it getting something for nothing)
posted by wendell at 3:18 PM on July 10, 2009


When I was an undergrad, we ran a "soul drive" to promote our science-fiction/fantasy club T.H.E.M. We had a stack of contracts made out so that people could sign their souls to the organization (using fountain pens with red ink, of course). To collect the souls themselves, we built a very fancy looking wooden box with a hole in it and a big red cushion leading into the hole. The seller was to place their hand in the box and we would extract the soul from the body there. I was really proud of that box. With the red velvet cushion sticking out of the dark hole, it was very reminiscent of a mouth and tongue. And yet, the angle and size and shape were just right to elicit a very strong urge to stick your hand inside.

Man, I wonder if anyone took any pictures of that thing.
posted by ErWenn at 4:55 PM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome! soul saving storage for the coldharded
posted by askdeszign at 6:07 PM on July 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


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