Samuel L. Johnson
— Some Sci-Fi nerd on Samuel L. Jackson
|Samuel L. Jackson|
Dr. Samuel L. Johnson, who once famously refuted Bishop Berkeley's theory of immateriality by ass-kicking the Bishop's ass and shouting "Consider yourself refuted!"
Samuel Leroy "Fuckhermother" Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is a Canadian-American author, actor, and musician. His talent and skill as an actor can be seen in how effectively he plays a wide variety of characters. He plays every role in every
big-budget Hollywood film ever made, including Bob the Lonely Plumber with a Heart of Gold in Log Jamming, Jedi Master Mace Windu in Star Wars, and Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. There is no limit to Jackson's talents.
However, the truth about Sam Jackson is that, like Chuck Norris, he's not a super-being. And he doesn't say "motherfucker" 10,000 times. The Internet may portray him as the baddest mofo in the universe to ever singlehandedly defeat Darth Sidious, the snakes from the plane, or a crazy clown with a chainsaw, but he's not any of that. He's just a regular guy, a pretty decent actor. Sorry, nerds.
Actually, there's one crazy thing about him: Jackson was, believe it or not, a towering figure in 18th century revival of literature. Though unrelated to Dr. Samuel Johnson, his career parallels that of his name-mate; with the exception of being much cooler, sexier, and more violent.
Jackson was born under a full moon on Salisbury Plain to parents Janet Jackson and Mr. T. Legend has it that his future greatness was foreshadowed when, as an infant, he was attacked by vipers which he defeated by shooting them all to bits with a tiny little automatic flintlock pistol. Once he had defeated all of the snakes on the plain, he was sent to work in the acid mines of Gotham City, until he was three, when he was taken in by learned elderly Jedi master and condiment producer Yoda.
Moving into Yoda's penthouse apartment in San Francisco, young Sam learnt the ways of the Force, how to make damn fine mustard, and also began reading The Good Book, in particular, Ezekiel 25:17, as one day, while making ketchup Yoda had a premonition: that Sam was destined not only to be a Jedi and a motherfuckin' Kung Fu master, but also....an actor. And that particular passage would prove very useful one day.
At the age of 10, Yoda sent Jackson to school at Stourbridge, where he met his future lifelong rival, Dr. Samuel "No L" Johnson. Whilst Dr. S. Johnson was a sickly child who suffered from scrofula, obesity, depression, Tourette's syndrome, dropsy, and spastic bladder disorder, Dr. S.L. Johnson grew up to be a towering pillar of ebony muscle. His body was full of the Force. However, he was just so cool that he rarely had to do so, and preferred to save his Jedi powers for literary battles with Alexander Popeatine and Darth Byron. Johnson and Johnson (no relation to either the shampoo company of the same name, or the 1980s TV show, Simon and Simon) took an immediate dislike to each other.
This is typified by an incident described both in Boswell's Life of Johnson. According to Boswell, L accused No L of being fat, to which No L replied,
"I should rather have a corpulent body, sir, than a fat head; and so fat is your over-sized cranium that all around you do grow moſt obeſe."
To this, L slowly and menacingly replied:
"I... don't... remember... asking you... a God... d**ned... thing."
He then beat up No L and took his "Bad Motherfucker" wallet.
S.L.'s biography (see below) confirms most of this story, but denies that No L ever owned any such wallet.
In the years after school, S. Johnson lived in poverty, slowly building his reputation as a litarary man, whilst S.L. Jackson was called straight to the Royal Foundation for Wits, Poets and Dilletantes, where he was appointed to the High Council. He was offered the job of "Pimping Up" the British Museum, but instead opted to write a series of articles for the Gentleman'ſ Magazine on The Noble Art of Self-Defense, or, We Should Have Shotguns For This. The Museum job went instead to David Garrick whose exhibition "Bling from the Pharoah's Tomb" was the highlight of the London season.
Within a few years, S.L. Johnson learned that S. Johnson had found a patron to pay him while he wrote his famous Dictionary of the English Language. Determined not to be one-upped by his near-name-mate, S.L. declared it "necessary to make the dictionary" and started on his own.
The rivalry between the two was so fierce that it even affected some of the entries in their respective dictionaries. S.L. Johnson defined jerkwad as a noun "describing a perſon of poor manners and poorer hygiene, coming from questionable parentage and chubby to boot, e.g., Dr. Samuel Johnson"; brandy was described as "a drink for chubby man-harlots with brains the size of those of Marie-Antoinette and tits to match"; and, in his most savage definition, johnson was defined as "euphemism for a human penis. Quote: The fatter the Johnson, the smaller the johnson - S.L. Johnson, 1732"
However, it is agreed by many that S. Johnson got the better of his rival when he defined shaft as an "adjective describing a remake far inferior to the original production." To this definition, King George II is said to have commented "oh, snap!"
Irritated by his defeat at the hands of his rival, Samuel L. Johnson decided to walk the Earth having adventures and occasionally stopping for a while to write a novel. Many of these, though popular at the time, are seldom read nowadays. Possibly the reason for this is that modern food preservatives have weakened the gene that allows humans to synthesize cowabungamine, the enzime that allows one to break down large molecules of awesomeness into manageable chunks. As such, many modern readers who have tried to read out of print copies of Johnson's classic xXx vs. SWAT, Rear Windu or Serious Literature have died trying, literally blown away by Johnson's prose.
As such, most readers get to know Johnson not through his books, but through books written about him, most notably Sir Gabriel Yoda's classic eight volume work Hm, Yes, Johnson, The Life of, which contains thousands upon thousands of anecdotes concerning the witty remarks, cool deeds and booty pleasing of Johnson.
When an eye injury caused Johnson to cut down on the whole walking the Earth business, he returned to London to discover that S. Johnson had formed a group called "The Club", consisting of some of the most talented literary men in England, including Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, David Garrick and Oliver Goldsmith. L. Jackson decided to respond by forming his own club, called "The Better Club" (whose slogan was "The Club ſo good, they ain't even born yet!") and consisting of Quentin Tarantino, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Travolta and, tragically, George Lucas. Soon, London newspapers were full of accounts of the rivalry between the two clubs, or at least they were until the journalists were distracted by a cat stuck in a tree.
In 2006, Jackson was put on an airplane filled with snakes by the government as part of an experiment to see how he would react to the situation. An assortment of hidden cameras were placed on the plane, and the entire experiment was filmed and turned into a multi-million dollar documentary, originally called Samuel L. Jackson on a Plane. The producers later realized that the title was ridiculous and later settled on Snakes on a Plane.
- Jungle Fever (1991)
- Patriot Games (1992)
- Famous Amos & Andrew (1993)
- True Blood (1993)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Pulp-Free Fiction (1994)
- Another Die Hard Sequel (1995)
- Jackie Brown (1997)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Motherfucker (1999)
- Unbreakable (2000)
- Shaft (2000)
- The 57th State (2001)
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clowns (2002)
- Star Wars Episode III: MACE WINDU DIES (1999)
- Black Snake on a Plane Moan (2006)
- Snakes on a Plane (2006)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe Where the Heroes are Snarky Hipsters and Spout One-Liners at Inappropriate Moments (2008–present)