'Rushmore' with a 90s Rock Soundtrack Is the Worst/Greatest Thing in the World
If you want your day ruined watch this video. If you want your day made watch this video.
As I write this, it's a windless 93-degrees out, smoke from the nearby forest fires is blocking out the sun, and Eve 6 is blasting out of the speakers at this sports bar—so yeah, I'm in a worse mood than usual. But when I stumbled upon this damn ass video by the always lovely Kentucker Audley, I wasn't sure whether I loved or hated every fucking minute of it.
Maybe it's just one of those days—or maybe it's just one of those videos, but watching Wes Anderson's brilliant melancomedy Rushmore set to the musical stylings of Blink-182, Smash Mouth, and all of those pop rock bands of the late 90s—Third Eye Blind—is just sacrilege, or annoying, or just not something I can handle in this heat. Either way, you need to watch it.
In an instant, Kentucker turns Anderson's uniquely quirky vision into a 10 Things I Hate About You teen movie and it's hilarious. I really love it. Also, I hate it a lot. It made me laugh out loud. It made me hate myself for loving those bands when I was in middle school. (Like, I had a deeply emotional one-sided connection to Stephan Jenkins when I was 12.)
I think I speak for all 90s kids when I say to this video, "Go home, Roger. You da bomb."