Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Repo Man and The Cosmic Unconsciousness

This weekend, Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st 2011, Melt bar & grilled will be offering the The Los Alamos Hot-Wire Tamale Melt:
Slow roasted skirt steak, braised in New Mexican chili paste and herbs
Sweet Plantain Tamale
Radioactive Red Cabbage Slaw
The Hottest-Chili-Pepper-Known-To-Man Sauce
Pepper-Jack Cheese

This sandwich is in honor of the screening of the cult classic (and possibly the greatest movie ever made), Repo Man, which will be playing at The Cedar Lee in Cleveland Heights at both 9:30pm and Midnight Saturday night, as part of their Late Shift series.

If you've never seen Repo Man, I assure you, it's an incredible movie. There's just an unbelievable amount of great dialogue, wacky characters, overall design and a completely ridiculous story that's so far out there, but at the same time kind of hits home, even now after 27 years. Goddamn, I love this movie.

Here's the quintessential scene that explains the "Repo Code", which is by no means the worst code to live your life by:

For my part, I was very tempted to try and do a collage/exploitationish type piece that had all the characters and all the crazy elements of the movie in it, but after thinking about it for a while I opted to go with representing one of the other essential scenes from the movie, where Miller talks to Otto about weirdness:

So, I also heard a rumor that Emilio Estevez was in town promoting his new movie, The Way, an that copies of this poster made it into his hands to get autographed. I have not seen them yet, but that's what I heard. Spread that rumor.

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