I recently saw the movie “Spinal Tap” for the first time in years, and maybe it was just me but it didn’t come across as funny as I remembered it. But this one scene still definitely holds up, it’s a classic, one of the all time great scenes in film as far as I’m concerned, and most musicians I know love this scene and quite it often.
The Navy Chief noticed a new sailor and barked at him, “Get over here! What’s your name sailor?”
“John”, the new seamen replied.
“Look, I don’t know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy crap they’re teaching sailors in boot camp these days, but I don’t call anyone by his first name”, the chief scowled. “It breeds familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my sailors by their last names only: Smith, Jones, Baker, whatever. And you are to refer to me as ‘Chief’. Do I make myself clear?”
“Aye, aye, Chief!”
“Now that we’ve got that straight, what’s your last name?”
The seamen sighed. “Darling. My name is John Darling, Chief.”
“Okay, John, here’s what I want you to do …”
We here at Skere9 are thinking seriously about adding Laina Walker to our gallery of stars. Laina is the original Overly Attached Girlfriend, one of the funniest Internet memes out there. Here are two examples of what I’m talking about:
Laina has reportedly turned her Internet fame into a force for doing good by engaging in lots of fund-raising for worthy causes, and in the process building a huge fan base. At the time of this writing, her Facebook page has gathered over 84,000 “likes”.
We found this great new video of hers, telling all her friends a very happy one year-anniversary: