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happy rex manning day!

rex manning day

i think i first saw “empire records” when i was in middle school.  if you’ve never seen it, it’s about one day in an independent music store and all the secrets that come out as they set up for a signing by an obnoxious singer (rex manning) and attempt to fend of a big chain trying to buy the store.

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i was immediately obsessed.  i loved everything about it.  it was kind of a cult favorite so not a lot of people knew about it.  i bought it on dvd in college.  every few months, i watch it just to remember how awesome it was.

fave quotes:

“Damn the man. Save the Empire.” – Mark

“Well, Sinead O’Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior.” – Gin

“Actually, [Rex Manning’s] new album tested well among teenage males.” – Jane

“I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.” – A.J.

“They’re my special recipe…and you know what that means… Lots of sugar.” – Eddie

“Let me explain it to you. Mitchell’s the man. I’m the idiot. You’re the screw-up. And we’re all losers. Welcome to music town.” – Joe

“Well you can’t kill me ‘cause I’m already dead. And I talked to God, and she says, ‘Yo, wassup?’ and she wants you to lose the gun.” – Debra

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3 thoughts on “happy rex manning day!

  1. *virtual high-five for the awesomeness that is Empire Records*

    I stumbled across your blog while looking for Empire Records tattoos. I haven’t seen one yet, so maybe my upcoming one will be the first one. You are so right in that it is a cult classic. I love that, with each time I watch it, I gain a new appreciation for something I may have missed in a previous viewing. My husband and I were married on Rex Manning Day last year (the timing worked out perfectly for it…otherwise we would have chosen April Fool’s Day). As part of our wedding favors, I made Empire Records nametags. I even mailed one to Maxwell Caulfield, and asked him to sign it, with a special request to sign it as Rex. He did!!

    I may be a teeny bit obsessed with the film, but I love that others appreciate it as well. 🙂

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