We don't normally make it a habit of posting everything that gets dropped into the old CraveOnline email box -- because, quite frankly, nobody would ever visit us again if we posted all that crap. But sometimes, a stray request comes across the digital transom that we just can't ignore.
Stephen Whitmore sent this email to our CraveOnline Sales Department...yes, to the SALES Department.
The sales team wasn't busy (kidding...we LOVE our sales guys and girls), so they forwarded the missive to our content office...and we're reprinting it here.
We also took it upon ourselves to offer up our own commentary to the email as well. Our site, our rules, gentlemen...if you send us an email (even to our sales department), it's fair game.
So, here's the email...
[HI YOURSELF, STEVEN]
We are huge fans of Al Pacino...
[WELL, WHO ISN'T?]
...and have been re-watching a lot of his classic movies lately,...
[HOW'S GODFATHER? I HEAR THAT'S GOOD...]
...so for his birthday this year, we had the idea to put together a graphic illustrating just how awesome he is.
[WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE CONCERNED NOW, STEVE...JUST WHAT KIND OF GRAPHIC IS THIS?]
Pretty much everyone knows about Al or has seen at least one of his iconic performances,...
[YOU MEAN LIKE "88 MINUTES"? OR "THE RECRUIT"? OR "GIGLI"? HECK YEAH, MAN, AL IS THE SHIT!]
...but we want to show people how impressive his career really has been...
[WHAT, LIKE "JACK AND JILL" DIDN'T CEMENT THAT FOR THE AGES?]
...and we thought this was a fun way to do that (it was fun for us to make, anyway).
[WELL, SO LONG AS YOU HAD FUN...]
Since you like Al too...
[ASKED AND ANSWERED, COUNSELOR...]
...and have blogged about him in the past,...
[YEP...MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT...BLOGGIN', BLOGGIN', BLOGGIN' AWAY ABOUT AL HERE AT THE OLE' CRAVE...]
...we thought you might be interested in this...
[INTERESTED MIGHT NOT BE THE RIGHT WORD...]
Would be eternally indebted if you could Embed/Post/Tweet/Whatever this graphic and help us spread the word for Al’s birthday!
[CAN I SETTLE FOR THE WHATEVER? I LIKE THE AMBIGUITY AND NON-COMMITALNESS OF IT ALL... THAT'D BE WORTH YOUR ETERNAL INDENTURE, STEVE...FOR SURE.]
OK, so when Stephen asks us so nicely to fulfill his request (not to mention, shamelessly playing on our inate love for the man who made us WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR THAT INCH!), how can we refuse?
Well, it would be pretty easy, actually...we're fairly heartless.
But not today...
So for Stephen (and for Big Al), here's the graphic...
Happy 73rd, Al!