World Speed Project

Well, it is nice to have goals.

Seattle resident Ryan Beitz just up and decided one day to start collecting the 1994 cinematic masterpiece that is Speed, which in case you forgot (how dare you?) stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. It's all part of what he calls The World Speed Project, which he chronicles on his blog. The goal of this project?

To collect every single VHS copy of Speed that exists, obviously. This is definitely more of a "why not?" situation, so don't look for meaning in his quest. Don't even try.

So why did he get the sudden need for Speed? It all started when Ryan bought each of his family members a VHS copy of the flick for Christmas one year when he was super broke. It then spiraled from there.

"I realized it was really fascinating to have that many, like, same copies of a thing," he told the website Vice. "What really cemented it was when I went to another pawn shop, and they had, like, 30 copies. I said, 'I'll take them all.' They sold them to me for 11 cents a copy."

That's a pretty good deal.

World Speed Project

Ryan now has over 500 copies of the film, and he's even trying to turn his 15-passenger van into a replica of the bus from the movie. You know, that same bus where we fell in love with Jack and Annie (but mostly Jack). Honestly, who didn't have a thing for Keanu after this movie? That tight white T-shirt, the way he decides he's just going to jump the bus over a gap in the freeway...that all made us want to jump him, ya know?

But we digress because we're getting gross.

Ryan does have one rule about collecting every VHS copy of Speed, and that's the price.

"I don't want to spend money on this. If a copy's more than $4, I'll just steal it," he says. "But that's not going to make me stop. That'd be the same as somebody saying like, 'It's impossible to make the world a good place, so I'm not going to try.' If the idea is awesome, I'm just going to devote myself to it regardless."

We wish you well on your journey for complete Speed domination, Ryan.

If you have a VHS copy of Speed and you want to donate it to his cause, you can send it to Ryan so he can add it to his collection. And if you own a copy of Speed 2: Cruise Control, take a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror. Think about your life choices.

You can watch the theatrical trailer below because remember how awesome Speed was?! It totally holds up.

(H/T LaughingSquid)

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