Yesterday as I was shoveling snow, I looked about me at the frozen ground, the streets and sidewalks covered in winter’s dubious gifts, and I was seized by a kind of desperate anger. Throwing down my shovel, I looked up at the sky and shouted “You motherfucker! Give me back my Sun!”
Know who else once shouted that (if we totally ignore context and the presence of homonyms) exact same thing? Mel Gibson, naturally, in his cheesy triumph Ransom. That film, and specifically that line, has not only given Mike Nelson something to shout back at overly indignant movie characters ever since, it also gave Swede Mason the raw material to put together this, one of the funniest internet videos I’ve ever seen, a techno remix of that fateful exchange between Mel Gibson and Gary Sinise that seems to go on forever.