I’m so glad I’d never heard of Jack Rebney; never knew of his viral-video character, “The Angriest Man in the World”, then again, my YouTube travels usually consist of one thing and one thing only: looking for Ab Fab outtakes to share with my homegirl in Copenhagen.
Yeah, I know…you hate that show; so does everyone else.
Anyway, my point is, knowing about this video, this character, would have spoiled my expectations.
No matter, though, because a man such as Rebney does not live out his legacy in the bowels of YouTube.
A man who vents his disappointments at forgetting lines he wrote himself — lines delivered in what feels like a poetic assault on all five senses, in a booming baritone rivaled only by Garrison Keillor — all while swearing violently, swatting flies in his path, is now immortalized on the big screen.
A Winnebago Man!
I want my MTV.