One man's trash is another man's treasure. Especially if we're talking about old VHS tapes and most definitely if we're talking to the collective known as Everything Is Terrible!
Everything is Terrible! is a comedy website that features footage from VHS tapes spanning the mid '80s to early '90s. The collective scour thriftstores, yard sales and bargain bins searching for forgotten VHS gems. They then compile somewhat of a "best of the worst" and create hilarious mashup pieces of brilliant art. Sometimes it's a potty training video for kids or a PSA on drug use mashuped with Christian porn intervention and work safety tips. The result is outrageously funny. EIT also tours, putting on live psychedelic stage shows featuring puppets, video screenings, comedy, music and projections. They do it all and have legions of cult like fans to praise their genius.
Everything Is Terrible! has set out to amass the largest collection of Jerry Maguire VHS tapes in the history of man. Under their "Maguire Wach" campaign, EIT accepts mailed in VHS copies of the movie. Fans can also bring copies to their live shows and there is a leader board keeping tally on their website. Anyone who donates 10 or more copies gets their name on the leader board!
If you or somebody you know has a VHS copy of Jerry Maguire that needs a loving home, please donate it to Everything Is Terrible! at:
P.O. Box 47924
Chicago, IL 60647 USA
Nick and Dimitri of EIT recently visited Amoeba Hollywood for another memorable episode of What's In My Bag? and they managed to dig up some very crucial findings.