The Die Hard experiment was a success. It was such a success that I’m going to start a club. We’re going to be called the John McClane-iacs. Or maybe the Die Hard-kateers. I thought about calling members the Die Hard-y Boys, but that implies that it’s gonna be all Johns and no Hollys. But everybody can join …With a Vengeance.
The club is going to meet once. And it’s not going to meet at all. Basically, I’m going to pick a date where everybody watches Die Hard at the same time, and we take to Twitter and maybe Facebook (I’m trying to work out the kinks on this; if anybody has suggestions, email them to adam dot bulger at gmail dot com) and document everything in the world about the movie. I’ll let you guys know when that’s gonna happen. Probably on a Wednesday night sometime in the next three weeks or so. It’s on Netflix streaming, so we can watch it any time. But, I’ll check cable listings as well. If it’s actually on TV, that might be pretty fun.
Anyway. The response I got for the Die Hard twitter account was great. People actually used it and there’s some funny and/or interesting stuff on there. I don’t know who wrote what, other than what I wrote. I’ve listed some of my favs below (quick note. I wrote one of them: the Pamona one.)
DIEalogueHARD Ramona? [LAUGH] You mean Pamona.
FUNNIEST SITUATIONAL COMMENT “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…” #DIEalogueHAR
#DIEalogueHARD ALAN RICKMAN’S FEATURE FILM DEBUT
THE WEIRD GUN KARL USES IS A STEYR AUG, AUSTRIAN MADE. LIKE SCHNITZEL
#DIEalogueHARD John McClane was originally based on the character Det. Joe Leland from Roderick Thorp’s book Nothing Lasts Forever
Male pattern baldness. AND TWELVE ARMED TERRORISTS. #JohnMcClaneProblems
I assume you are our mysterious party crasher. You are most troublesome, for a security guard. #DIEalogueHARD SNAPE STRIKES