Spoiler alert: I mention a plot detail from the movie.
Recently my family watched The Hateful Eight. After the movie, we were a little ‘shell shocked,’ which is common after one of your movies. But we ALL agreed that as good as this movie was, it would have been improved immensely if John Travolta had shown up in the stagecoach and accidently blown someone’s head off. In case you could see this scene and possibly forget, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBBni_-tMNs
Jennifer Jason Leigh; I loved your character from the first moment of screen time. You were a woman with a future. It reminded me of the Patriots vs. Giants game after Thanksgiving. The Patriots had gone ahead on a fieldgoal in the final seconds, and on the kickoff return, with a second left in the game, the Giants did not give up. They fought and scrambled, and lateralled, and fumbled on purpose, and recovered and pitched and ran. They accidentally stepped out of bounds with the ball, but they were fighting fighting fighting and did not give up. THAT impressed me like nothing else this football season.
And yes, I know Channing Tatum. I had trouble coming up with that name in the video once I thought about his character’s brains all over Jennifer.
Here’s a different take on my elevator speech series. This one actually took place.
It was New Years Eve last year, at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor in Baltimore. I had one of those moments waiting for the elevator with a crowd. You know, where you HAVE to say something, IF you are brave enough. That night, I was brave enough. And I engaged these 4 young African American guys that were waiting for the elevator. To be honest, I don’t know what God said to those guys that night; even though its me speaking it seems kinda personal so I try not to listen in while I’m speaking. Anyway, one of them broke down in to an ‘ugly cry’ as Oprah would call it, and the others were barely holding it in. I slept well knowing I had stepped up. But now I’m asking for the help of the Internet. Who were those guys? I’d love to meet them again and get their perspective of what happened. What WAS going to happen that night that changed? What came of that conversation they had with God that night. So… I need your help filling in the gaps. Here’s what I know: Holiday Inn Inner Harbor Baltimore New Year’s Eve last year 8-10 pm Crazy looking white girl stopped to talk to 4 guys waiting for an elevator
Would you help us get back together so we can compare notes on what happened next?
What I’d say if I had Amy and Steve alone for a few minutes.
I’ve learned so much from your show. You have provided me with so much insight into what I have experienced first hand. I think your show is brilliant!
You know the signs and symptoms of these kids who are being tormented and then had to get their act together enough to get to school. That’s how I grew up.
I never knew God, but I knew there was a devil trying to kill me.
Between what you’ve seen and what I’ve lived through, I think we could have some great conversations. Perhaps we can talk through ISIS and our kids who are turning into zombies, and maybe figure out how to change the world.
BTW, there’s no way the Travel Channel pays you enough for what you are worth.
Have you ever thought of what you would say to Steve Martin. If you ever were riding in an elevator with him? Well I have – take a listen!
I fell for you hard when I was 6. And you left me with a lifelong appreciation of older guys. In my eyes, my husband gets better looking every year.
And the banjo? Tickles me to know you have that sweet skill.
Have you ever thought of what you would say to Pete Rose?, if you have a moment in an elevator with him next week? Here’s what I’ll say to Pete when I get the chance.
I was born in Cincinnati, and spent every summer there. I have always had a heart for you, and I think it’s ridiculous that you aren’t in the Hall of Fame.
If I ran in to the ‘be all guy of running baseball’, I’d tell him that he needs to ‘make that shit right’. (editor’s note; that would be Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball commissioner)
(Additional editor’s note: this video was recorded a few days ago, prior to the today’s announcement regarding Mr. Rose’s continued ban from the sport. Mr. Manfred maintains that Pete Rose has not reconfigured his life since the ban’s inception sufficiently to conclude that he would not be at risk of violating MLB’s rules on gambling. But MLB itself has been reconfigured since Mr. Rose’s lifetime ban went in to effect; it now has an equity stake in DraftKings, which the New York Attorney General says is involved in illegal gambling. So, I wonder if engaging the possibly illegal MLB product ‘DraftKings’ is the gambling violation which Mr. Manfred is concerned about? I also wonder at the hypocrisy required for the MLB to maintain this ban while itself owning an illegal gambling business. Not the view of the video or the presenter. Just an editor)
Have you ever thought of what you would say to Chaz Bono, if you ever were riding in an elevator with him? Well I have – take a listen!
We are about the same age. And when I was a kid, I wanted to BE you. Primarily because I wanted your mom as my mom. It hit me that while I wanted to be YOU, you didn’t want to be you. I’m so glad you got to a happy place, and I’m still jealous that Cher’s your mom and not mine.
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