Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Impossible Truth Behind Snake Plissken's Eye Patch

A while back I watched the film Doomsday and I have to admit I liked it. Sure it was a piece of shit, but it was a piece of shit that payed a lot of homage to one of my favorites, Escape From New York, even down to the eye-patch the oh-so hot Rhona Mitra sported.

Speaking of eye-patches, let's talk about them a bit, shall we? What I thought was interesting is that in the film, they explained how Rhona's character got that eye-patch. And they actually reveal what's behind the eye-patch. And that got me thinking about Snake. I often think about Snake. Like when I'm at a vending machine and I push B4 for a nice bag of pretzels and that little curly piece of metal spins, but not enough to let the nice bag of pretzels drop so that I can partake in their salty goodness. That's when I think of Snake. And I ask myself "what would Snake do?" He would probably light a smoke and then put his size 16 boot (he's always a giant when I think of him) through the glass and take everything. That's what he would do. But I digress.

So I was thinking about Snake. And I thought, I've seen Escape From New York a hundred times and I have no idea why Snake wears that eye-patch. He just does. But then I thought, it would be kind of cool to think up why Snake got that eye-patch. Did someone put a bullet in his eye? A shiv? And what is exactly behind that eye-patch? Maybe nothing is wrong at all. Maybe it's all for effect. Maybe that snake tattoo is a temporary one. Nah, man. That shit is for real. That's Snake. He probably put that tattoo on himself in a mirror. Okay, I'm digressing again.

So allow me to start a somewhat interesting Meme here. Or at least interesting to me. Here's the assignment:

1. Explain to the world The Impossible Truth Behind Snake Plissken's Eye-Patch. Could be a one word sentence (pussy) or could be a seven page novella (boring). Whatever you choose, but tell us all why Snake got the eye-patch.

2. Tag five bloggers asking them to create their own stories about the eye-patch.

3. Of course link back to Lazy Eye Theatre so that people know where this originated. And to those of you who got tagged by someone other than me, post your link in the comments section, I would love to read what you came up with.

Okay, now with the tagging. If I have missed on someone who desperately wants to do this, please go and do so. The more the snake-ier.

Dirty Robot at Flimopia

Alan at Burbanked

Samuraifrog at Electronic Cerebrectomy

Becca at No Smoking in the Skull Cave

Reel Whore at Reel Whore

elgringo at He Shot Cyrus

Stacia at She Blogged By Night

Marilyn at Ferdy On Films

Jeremy Richey at Moon in the Gutter

Paul Rodgers at Careful With That Blog, Eugene

JA at My New Plaid Pants



SamuraiFrog said...

Mine's up at the top of my page.

PIPER said...

I just checked it out. Great stuff.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Got tagged by Senor Frog. Mine is here.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I feel honored to be asked to particpate in the following meme by my blog buddy Darius from Adventures in Nerdliness, one of my favorite blogs to follow. For reasons that clearly display his respect and good sense he has asked me to create the reasons for a item close to my pop culture heart - What is the origin of Snake Pliskin's eye patch? Now I could go with the obvious that its just a fake to meet chicks or that he robbed that bank in Cleavland to get the funds to complete the needed lazer surgery on that left eye and was captured before that could be completed. But no body gets all bad ass by going for Lazek treatments. I suspect that when he served his country and earned his two purple hearts - Lennigrad and Siberia he was privy to the most advanced tech any unit invading the USSR could get. Now on that Siberian mission he was equipted with special occular implant in his left eye that allowed him to master his control of the Gullfire - the silent most deadly combat glider ever created - and to recieve at the second intel while controlling both navigation and weaponry. His job was to be amoung the first soldiers to penetrate soviet airspace and destroy thier early warning radar so that the bombers could follow and mop up. Of course in order to prevent the deadly but silent attacks from the heavens the Commies had unknowingly created targeted lazer countermeasures that were able to ferret out and disable the exact tech utilyzed by the ocular implants causing them to burn out rather violently after their pilots enter a certain no fly zone. Being the tough sum bitch that Snake is he was able to tear the tech and his left out out of his head before being disabled or killed. Then half blind he was able to land his Gullfire, deliver his ordinance and destroy the radar facility thus allowing the bombers behind him to complete the mission objective. Wounded and a hero he thus becomes the youngest man every decorated by the President. When told that he would be recieving a citation from the President, of course he answered, "The President of what?" HEY..that is not bad. I STILL got it BITCHES!

Wings1295 said...

I accepted the challenge, from Calvin:

My Take on The Impossible Truth Behind Snake Plissken's Eyepatch

Hope you like!

Becca said...

Okay! Mine is up. Thanks for tagging me!!

Thomas Pluck said...

Great idea, and I'll be jumping in tomorrow over at Hell Bent for Taters.

PIPER said...

Sweetness. I've been tied up with family stuff but will check it all out tomorrow. Many thanks for playing the game.

PIPER said...


Well done. I bet you used the lazer to light a smoke as well.

Reel Whore said...

Whew! Mine is finally up!

Thomas Pluck said...

Mine's up here:

Hell Bent for Taters

Splotchy said...

Here's mine.

Burbanked said...

I'm slow. And tedious. Here's The Improbable Truth.

wiec? said...

i know it's waaay after the fact but mine can be seen here.

Paul Arrand Rodgers said...

I finally did this!