A Video Store With 14,000 Copies Of 'Jerry Maguire' On VHS Is Coming To L.A.
Have an old copy of Jerry Maguire on VHS sitting around? How about 14,000 of them?
That's what the found video mavens at Chicago's Everything Is Terrible! have, and their collection only continues to grow. Since 2008, the EIT! crew has been on a quest to collect every copy of the Cameron Crowe-helmed, feel-good, catch phrase-introducing movie on cassette. While they almost certainly have the largest collection in existence (unless Sony has a warehouse of them somewhere), they're far from complete. It's the best-selling non-Disney VHS of all time, with estimates topping at least 8 million.
So what do you do with such a collection? Build a pyramid out of them and put it in the desert, obviously. “That is hilarious. But why?” someone who worked on the movie told LAist.
SHOW ME THE MONEY (Photo by Jim Newberry)
Of course buying the land and constructing it won't come cheap. Everything Is Terrible! is collaborating with iam8bit's Echo Park gallery to bring a pop-up video store (remember those?) where their whole collection will be put on display. "Seeing thousands of Jerrys finally reunited will forever destroy the viewers' previous perception of culture, waste, and existence as a whole," EIT! says of the event. "The Jerrys are a beautiful thing."
The Jerry Maguire Video Store will be at iam8bit from January 13 to 29, and to raise money they'll be hosting events and performances, including those from Daedelus, Versace Tamagotchi, and showcases from Burger Records and Permanent Records.
Can't make it out to The Jerry Maguire Video Store but still want to help them achieve "the stupidest incarnation of the American dream" ever? You donate money or Jerrys via their GoFundMe or mail to:
Everything is Terrible!
P.O. Box 50825
Los Angeles, CA 90050 USA
Donate enough and you might find yourself on their donation leaderboard, though you might have a hard time topping the current leader, who contributed 1,343 (he or she topped "The First Place Coolguys"—hah!).
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