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It’s been a long time since I’ve seen David Lynch’s adaptation of Dune, so I’d forgotten that it was the source of one of the lines in Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice”:

Walk without rhythm, it won’t attract the worm

And upon closer inspection, more lines would seem to derive from that film:

Don’t be shocked by tone of my voice
Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice

Muad’Dib! Plus:

Come forward and get your teeth smoked, word

. . . might refer to the scene where Duke Leto Atreides uses the false tooth he’s been given by Dr. Yueh to exhale a deadly gas. (Possibly?)

Anyway, so when Christopher Walken starts flying in Spike Jonez’s video for the song—

—should we read it as a Baron Harkonnen reference?

If so, then that’s one way to link Mr. Walken with Orson Welles, since Welles was Alejandro Jodorowsky’s original choice to play the flying fat man.

More importantly, though, I think Mr. Slim is suggesting that the best way to watch Lynch’s movie is while under the influence of cannabis.

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