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“AND THEN THAT PUSSY COBAIN CAME ALONG AND RUINED EVERYTHING”

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I saw a pretty fantastic new movie last night called The Wrestler. It was directed by Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain) and stars Mickey Rourke as an over the hill, down on his luck pro-wrestler looking to make amends with his estranged daughter (Marilyn Manson fucker Evan Rachel Wood) and kindle a romance with an over the hill, down on her luck stripper (Marisa Tomei).

ANWAY, the reason I mention it is this: there’s a great scene where Rourke and Tomei are in a bar, and Ratt’s “Round and Round” comes on the jukebox. This inspires a conversation about the two characters’ mutual love of 80’s hair metal and leads to Rourke uttering the line of dialog which serves as this article’s headline – a line of dialog which I found insanely funny and which, to my pleasant surprise, a few thousand other people did, too.

So with all due respect to “that pussy Cobain,” here Ratt performing “Round and Round” in 1984, when they were at the height of their powers. If this don’t start your week right, nuthin’ will.

The Wrestler will be in theaters in the U.S. on December 19. I highly recommend it.

-AR

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