The Night Feed
, Posted on 7/15/2013 by
Well, I have no idea why I am at work today. I am not sure why anyone is at work today. I have no idea why July 15th isn't a national holiday, because, on this day in 1988, Die Hard was released.
Need I say more? Die Hard is an absolute classic, an American masterpiece right up there with Casablanca and The Godfather. The fact that the American people are expected to work on such a day - a day when indelible lines like, "Hans, bubby, I'm your white knight" and "Welcome to the party, pal!" were first heard by moviegoers - is a crime paramount to high treason and I will be writing a letter to my congressmen, you can be sure of that, and I suggest that you do the same.
Die Hard. I've seen the movie a lot. It's the kind of flick that when it comes on the TV, you watch it. You watch it for the masterful performances by Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, whose portrayal of Hans Gruber might be the best acting job in the history of cinema. You watch it for Reginald "Carl Winslow" VelJohnson play yet another cop. But most of all you watch it because you are an American, gosh darn it, and nothing says proud American like Die Hard. God bless the USA, indeed.
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