Blake Griffin Is the Plastic Bag From American Beauty

No, this is not a Fake Grantland tweet. So, as some of you might remember, the Academy Award-winning film American Beauty features a famous scene in which Ricky Fitts (played by Wes Bentley) shows a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind to Jane Burnham (Thora Birch). For Fitts, this discarded piece of modernity is the “most beautiful thing he’s ever filmed,” and represents “this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever.” Very cool. This seemed mildly deep in college and sort of silly now. What is not silly is the Internet and what people can do with it.

Some burgeoning little bedroom George Lucas took this famous scene and superimposed Blake Griffin’s deadly dunk on Kendrick Perkins onto Ricky Fitts’ television screen. So now Fitts is talking about how Blake Griffin’s dunk is a benevolent force. Which it was, for everyone in the world other than Kendrick Perkins. Behold:

UPDATE: Hey, look! Well played, guy.

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