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30 March, 2009
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Cuz that’s why you come to Finkville, right?

So I know I’ve been out of the loop for awhile, but what’s all this about a Footloose remake? Sacrebleu! Sacrilege! [I’m telling you, it’s just a matter of time before Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind are remade, complete with wanton profanity and blatant sex scenes. Mark me.]

Footloose was huge back in my day, released when I was 25 years old. I immediately went out and bought the record. One of the greatest movie soundtracks ever. Besides the fantastic title song, I loved “I’m Free,” “Let’s Hear it For the Boy” (props to a Deniece Williams who could really sing back then), “Almost Paradise,” “Hurts So Good,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You”… a ton of great tunes on one album, by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Ann Wilson, John Cougar (Mellencamp now) and Foreigner. Yall should check it out if you haven’t.

Something tells me that I won’t like the new tunes as much. But that’s just me being old and crusty. Besides, sometimes it does you no good to complain. Just ask the CEO of Spirit Airlines. It’s actually kind of a refreshing take on doing business, and I would be inclined to patronize them when I booked my next flight…if, in fact, I actually booked flights…which I don’t.

Anyway, I’m just waiting patiently for the premiere of season 3 of Mad Men. Oh yeah. I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts, because nothing like this ever does for very long. Jon Hamm and January Jones will launch into big movie roles and MM will be left in the dust. Advancing one’s career…the nerve.

Speaking of which — I won’t have one to advance if I don’t slap leather and head for that line o’ trees…

Squibnocket.

Fink out.

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Ross
Ross
30 March, 2009 10:12 am

Even though I know I’m not, I can’t help but feel like I’m being baited here, but Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind remakes replete with profanity and sex scenes … both wanton and blatant? Sign me up. Amber (Mrs. Ross) is the same way you are about Footloose, but I may have bad news for you: Footloose sucks. Is it my California upbringing or is an American town post- say, 1600s Salem Witch era- in which dancing is outlawed to the point that a young male’s chief act of rebellion is through bad dancing … is this… Read more »

Bando
Bando
30 March, 2009 10:53 am

Jon Hamm on a Monday…you are too good to me!

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Rat Fink Reply:

Yep babe…and on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday…

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kodye
kodye
30 March, 2009 12:01 pm

I don’t know if I ever see them re-making Gone With The Wind, but Wizard of Oz? Absolutely… I say within the next 10 years.

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BoomR Reply:

How quickly you forget that, indeed, Wizard of Oz **has** been remade – did you not see it on the Sci-Fi channel? http://www.scifi.com/tinman/

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Rat Fink Reply:

I saw that! It was….weird. Not a musical, so not a remake in my reptilian brain!

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Stein
Stein
30 March, 2009 12:11 pm

I probably don’t have near the perspective that you have here, but I was disgusted by Footloose. It made little sense and was basically a movie/musical/junk just like Grease. I could do without that era. Gone With The Wind would make more sense with profanity. What would you say if Sherman’s Army was marching towards you with the intent to burn not only your possessions but you? Holy **** probably. Does “The Wiz” count as an Oz remake???? If so, awesome!

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Rat Fink Reply:

The Wiz, an Oz remake!?!? Bite your tongue, band boy!

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Conger
Conger
30 March, 2009 8:13 pm

Good lord, maybe then Gone with the Wind would actually be interesting to watch!

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Rat Fink Reply:

Conger! More sacrilege. (Although I will admit there are parts that are so slow, I want to doze.)

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Suzanne
31 March, 2009 3:42 am

LOVED Footloose, too, and Kevin STILL has it after all these years. And I hope no one ever touches my beloved Gone With The Wind — that’s one of my top 5 all favorites along with The Wizard of Oz. NO ONE could do it like Judy! The big people in Hollywood need to stop doing remakes and start writing their OWN stuff!!! ReplyRat Fink Reply:March 31st, 2009 at 5:53 amAmen, Suzy. And since we’re talking about the movie…I never said it was Oscar-worthy or anything. If you read Ross’s comments about it — I totally agree that it tests… Read more »

BoomR
BoomR
31 March, 2009 2:45 pm

Do I *dare* email you an audio clip of YOU singing “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” so you can share with all RatFink-dom?? ReplyLars Reply:March 31st, 2009 at 4:20 pmBoomR, this is a must have. I demand this audio masterpiece be shared with the Finkville citizens… or at least me. ReplyBoomR Reply:April 6th, 2009 at 9:43 amI cleaned the studio this weekend & was looking for the cassette… I **KNOW** it is here somewhere. As soon as I can find it, LOOKOUT!!! ReplyRat Fink Reply:March 31st, 2009 at 6:12 pmI see dead people. ReplyRat Fink Reply:March 31st, 2009 at… Read more »