Meg Ryan tells Tom Hanks, who she doesn’t know is Mr. Barnes, that Barnes & Noble can go to hell but she didn’t say the word hell because of the kids Tom Hanks is with. One of the Van Luling kids keeps spelling his last name, “B-A-R-N-E-S” but Meg Ryan doesn’t get that the kid is spelling his own last name. She’s too busy looking at Tom Hanks’ face.
That’s from a book written by this guy I know named Todd Van Luling and the book is called Mary & Kate & Ashley & Peter & Paul & Mary which he calls a “satire of millennial writing [that] features Peter Gallagher and the Olsen twins as the protagonists” and he sent it to me and was like, “There’s a section where he just writes about watching You’ve Got Mail,” as a way of making me want to read it. It worked.
It’s $2.99 on Amazon. Just wanted to throw that out there.
As Finger points out, films like You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and The Shop Around the Corner share a love of “what’s spoken and written” – they’re “about people falling in love with people’s words.
Oh right, Lindsey and I were interviewed about You’ve Got Mail and online dating because we’re forever attached to any Google search that combines the two queries.
Q:How do you like your coffee?
“The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, et cetera. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing, or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.”
It was a huge success. I’m overwhelmed, overjoyed, and currently overcaffeinated. I wish we could thank everyone personally for coming, but the turnout was so huge that doing so would take far too long. I guess it’s time for us to start planning The Net: The Interactive Experience. Or something. I don’t know.
Thanks again, everyone. I love you like Shopgirl loves daisies.
A dog that looks just like Brinkley walked in with its owners so that must be some kind of sign even though like Meg Ryan I don’t believe in signs wait that’s from Sleepless in Seattle what would that sign have meant anyway.
DEVASTATING REALIZATION WHILE SITTING IN THIS STARBUCKS WAITING FOR MY GENIUS BAR APPOINTMENT WHICH I HAD TO RESCHEDULE BECAUSE THE L TRAIN BROKE (CRY ME A RIVER, I KNOW): If Meg Ryan was sooooooo into saving small businesses in You’ve Got Mail, why did she patronize Starbucks every morning and not the independently-operated coffee shops that probably blanketed her Upper West Side neighborhood?
Hypocrite! The Shop Around The Corner deserved what it got!
In closing, You‘ve Got Mail is still the greatest movie all time and this Starbucks iced coffee is delicious.
I want Obama to do this every day and I want Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks to take turns looking over his shoulder while speaking what he types.