I’ve been seeing “The McConaughey Lean” popping up a lot lately. Jared showed me that it even made it onto Geekologie, and it looks as though all the credit is going to someone by the name of Aaron Kraus. On his site, a few other people also claim (in the comments section) to have been the first ones to notice the trend.
Now, for the few, but strong, Death to the Movies listeners out there, we all know who originally pointed out “The McConaughey Lean”. It’s been on our (old) blog, at the bottom of the page, for well over a year. I even posted it on twitter back in June.
Sometimes you just have to give credit where credit is due. That seems to be impossible on the internet though, I ran into the same thing with a YouTube video I put together a while back.
“The McConaughey Lean” was actually first spotted several years ago, when I worked at a video store in Seattle, with my friend Eric. We got such a kick out of it that we used to always put “Failure to Launch” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” next to each other on the shelf, just to confuse customers.
Anyway, we all know where “The McConaughey Lean” came from, and we will never forget it… ever. So, we here at Death to the Movies are going to take the high road, be the bigger man, and let someone else take the credit for our brilliant discovery. After all, this isn’t about us, it’s about one of the greatest actors of our time, Sir Matthew McConaughey (pretty sure he was knighted) and the legacy he will leave behind. This isn’t about you, Aaron Kraus, you douchebag… so screw you, and your blog, right in your fat, stupid, ugly face.