Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
Trailer Park: Pain & Gain: Michael Bay doesn't care about your stinkin' lyrics, man
I mean, the name of the song is "Thrift Shop."
So there's a red-band trailer for Michael Bay's bodybuilding caper movie Pain & Gain. I can't embed it because I'm an idiot, but it's over here.
The main thing is that the trailer uses Macklemore's earworm "Thrift Shop," a song about buying cheap clothes at a thrift shop. A song that includes this lyric:
I'm gonna pop some tags/ Only got twenty dollars in my pocket/ I - I - I'm hunting, looking for a come-up/ This is f-cking awesome
Now, clearly, Bay was taken by that last bit. But he also includes the first bit - in a trailer that features images like these:
I'm just sayin'. Also, I will never forget Duncan Shepherd's remarkable consideration of the ass-themes in the Coen Bros. film Intolerable Cruelty. He even noted that the film's famed Massey Prenup featured an embedded "ass." But where the Coens work in subtext, Michael Bay is pure text, baby:
I'm guessing that there's a sign over Michael Bay's desk that reads, "There butt for the grace of God go I." You know, to keep him humble and focused.
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