Tuesday, August 01, 2006

JAKE CALLED IN TO GIVE MEL GIBSON THE ASS WHOOPING OF HIS LIFE

Jake Watch has been given the exclusive news that The Gyllenhaal was drafted in by the underground militant movement HATMASC (Hollywood Actors That Mostly Aren't Shit Crazy) to give Mel Gibson, "a good talking to". After some finger pointing and tutting The Gyllenhaal persuaded Heath Ledger to admit deep regret for his role in The Patriot and chinese-burned britpopbaby's 'A' Level history teacher into aplogising for once making the whole class watch We Were Soldiers when they should have been learning actual facts about the Vietnam War.

The smile in these pictures are in fact a, "Oh, you think that's funny? How about I show you some Payback?" smirk.

51 comments:

Elle said...

Is Jake regrowing his beard in honor of his new status as an underground mililtant?!?! Thought we'd dealt with that whole beard issue ages ago!!!

LisaSmile said...

Why the band aid on his arm in this pic?

http://www.iheartjakemedia.com/displayimage.php?album=827&pos=3

Did he have some blood drawn or did he hurt himself? I doubt the latter, it's such a typical place.

All hair (and I mean ALL HAIR) looks good on Jake.

No, seriously.

cina said...

All jokes aside - Mel could really use some time with Jake or the Gyllenhaal family as a whole to get some of his ideas and behaviours "out of his system"....

lisasmile - it looks like he's had some blood drawn. He was sick a couple of weeks ago, so perhaps he just had a check-up.

wtbgirl said...

Once Mel emerges from his celebrity cocoon (aka the very expensive rehab facility he checked his sorry self into), I imagine he will emerge a more physically refreshed Mel, yet I believe underneath the shiny porcelain veneer of sobriety will lurk a still disturbingly anti-Semitic, misogynistic, homophobic, sexist pig.

I think some chicken soup for the soul is in tall order here. Perhaps appropriate punishment could include serving community service with Boy George, wherein the two of them are chained chained together 24/7, picking up garbage on the Turkish bath that has become the streets of New York City.

More severe punishment could include repeat viewings of Yentl, volume LOUD, or worse, continuous viewing of Gibson's own Mrs. Soffel - one viewing alone may cause him to slip into a coma.

If all else fails, I say we just throw him into Thunderdome with Russell Crowe - two men enter, one man leave. Team Russell!

nice anonymous said...

Well, here's an exercise for the historically minded, or those with long memories for male beauty.

Go look up pictures of the young Mel Gibson, when he was just a little younger than Jake & appeared in Peter Weir's "Gallipoli," and then tell me if those blue, blue eyes weren't heartstopping.

And then look up pictures of the young Tom Cruise, when his Wayfarers were just as hip as Jake's Blinde sunglasses.

If you want to go back even further, check out Alain Delon, when he was at the height of his beauty, and look at what he's become recently.

Time isn't kind to anyone. (Imagine these three actors quoting to Jake that New England graveyard verse: "As you are now, so once was I.")

Jake needs to hang onto his principles & his sanity, and to cultivate his acting talent & any other gifts he has, so that he will wear better in the long run than these other male beauties. If Jake ends up conducting himself like his Gyllenpappa in 30 years, he'll be very fortunate, and he'll probably escape the curse that seems to be visited upon some handsome actors who get a little too much out of touch with reality as their careers accelerate.

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear.

wtbgirl said...

OT for a second: Since you mentioned Heath in this post, Warner Bros. just confirmed that Heath Ledger WILL be playing The Joker in The Dark Knight, the next installment of the rejuvenated Batman franchise.

hey, Heath can don his Joker outfit and give Mel a can of woop-ass as well.

zoo said...

Hahahah Brit. 'Rosary beads ERGO Mel Gibson'.

Nice, you are so right. Time isn't kind to anyone.

In other but not wholy unrelated news, 'I am what I am' from La Cage Aux Folles just came on the radio.

Sod MadMel and let's do a cancan, everyone.

britpopbaby said...

Since you mentioned Heath in this post, Warner Bros. just confirmed that Heath Ledger WILL be playing The Joker in The Dark Knight, the next installment of the rejuvenated Batman franchise.

Will they be able drag Katie Holmes from the clutches of Crusieanut long enough to make a next installment? They'd better tell him it's for Superman instead - alien from another planet would be more comfortable for him

And the cancan? With my foot?!

Back on topic: I never liked Gibson since The Patriot was released and when he was questioned on UK TV about the gross historical inaccuries in it he started to laugh. Then said, "Hey, it's only a film...". Fuckwit.

LisaSmile said...

Ah yes - I *meant* not to say anything about the man from down under. The whole world and their dog seem to be doing that.

The rosary beads remark was rather sharp, though. Good point.

zoo said...

With your foot, young lady. We didn't win the war by moaning about our feet, I'll have you know.

Poor The Sun - they were talking about Paul Bettany as The Joker, like, two minutes ago. Bizarre really needs to pull its finger out of its bottom, doesn't it?

~DKBB~ said...

HAWTMASC (Hollywood Actors That Mostly Aren't Shit Crazy)

LMAO!!! LOVE it, britpop! I do believe Mel long ago crossed over to the "bat shit crazy" side - but our little Gyllenwolf is thankfully an upstanding member of HATMASC. :)

JoyceDavenport said...

Jake to car passenger - Yeah I've been asked to help in Mel's 're-education'-gonna start with some classes on Jewish traditions. No 1-Circumcision.

No wonder he's laughing!

cina said...

They'd better tell him it's for Superman instead - alien from another planet would be more comfortable for him

LMFAO!!!

Prophecy Girl said...

Thank God someone's doing something about Mel. I actually wouldn't mind seeing that smack-down. Damn, it's a violent day in Jake Watch history, isn't it? I'm still hanging my head in shame that I didn't know about this. Thank God for you guys; that's all I'm gonna say.

phoebe said...

Crusieanut

LOL!!

I never liked Gibson since The Patriot was released and when he was questioned on UK TV about the gross historical inaccuries in it he started to laugh. Then said, "Hey, it's only a film...".

If it's possible, I now dislike that dude even more. *shudder*

dottieb said...

What's with all this leaning into car windows? Is he homeless?

Amerika Bound said...

ahhh u can always count on JW and BPB to cheer you up!

Elle said...

I'm still hanging my head in shame that I didn't know about this. Thank God for you guys; that's all I'm gonna say.

Hey, don't feel bad, BPB. It was by merest chance that I happened on the Mel thing, and that only moments before I clicked on JW and say your comment in the last post. (That anon was me being duh!)

Elle said...

Warner Bros. just confirmed that Heath Ledger WILL be playing The Joker in The Dark Knight, the next installment of the rejuvenated Batman franchise.

Yeah, a big whoop-de-doop for this! The rumour has been all over the place since just before Comic-Con. No disrespect to Jake, but imho, Heath is an awesome actor and at the rate he's going, will never be in danger of being typecast.

nice anonymous said...

Heath has such a wonderfully deep, rich speaking voice (which makes me all shivery whenever I hear it). I hope he's got a lot of dialogue in the movie.

Did the new "Superman" do so well that they're extending the franchise even further? I'd thought it was considered a bit of a disappointment. But maybe not.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Heath!

Wonder if he's going to play the Joker as Mel Gibson- like Batshit crazy, or as a quiet ominious dangerous Joker. But then again the Joker was always a tad loud and crazy wasn't he?

wtbgirl said...

I think whatever Heath DOES in the future, he ought to stay away from public phones while here in the US, at least when he is throwing back a pint or two. Apparently Mad Mel also tried to destroy a malfunctioning phone when it failed to provide him a dial tone for his legally mandated post-arrest call. That, combined with Russell Crowe's phone-throwing/karate moves of last year makes a total score of

Drunk Australian Stars: 2
Public Telephones : O

Be strong Heath!!!! Just use your own cell phone if you must!

Anonymous said...

^^ That should probably read, Be strong Public Telephones! They have no respect these days do they?

moonbeams said...

nice anonymous(7:06) loved your post! I don't worry about Jakey. He is intellectually curious and very open. Brave actually.And he was raised my intelligent, compassionate people. Mel, on the other hand, always had this manic, scarey look, even as a young man. He strikes me as someone who's filled with fear and self-loathing.
And from what little I know about his dad, guess it's the old 'apple falling not far from the tree' thing. Thus he is a homophobic, mysoginistic, anti-semitic ass. Too bad. He could have been so much better than he is. For some reason, I can't get myself to gloat about this. I just want him to go away.

nice anonymous said...

Oh, dear. In my 9:54 post, I confused the "Superman" franchise with the "Batman" franchise (revived by Christian Bale). Sorry about that. I'm just no good at remembering these 40s & 50s "--" man comic book superheroes. ("Aquaman" is the one who doesn't really exist yet, right?)

Wasn't it Jack Nicholson who played The Joker in an earlier version of a Batman movie? So that's who Heath is following up on.

wtbgirl said...

Yep. it was Jack Nicholson in the '89 Batman movie. I give Heath credit - it's a brave man taking on a role that not only are many people saying he's not suited for, but one made famous by Smilin' Jack himself.

Personally I predict RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, that Heath is gonna pull it off big-time. Nobody thought he could play Ennis Del Mar either, and look what he did there. He just needs to channel his inner Aussie wild man (not Batcrazy-Gibson Wild man though!!!!!) and go crazy with the role.

Elle said...

Wasn't it Jack Nicholson who played The Joker in an earlier version of a Batman movie?

Correct, nice anon! Directed, if memory serves, by Tim Burton. So he has some B-I-G shoes to fill there!

britpopbaby said...

They had a segment on the BBC news just now in which they showed an interview from 2004 in which the reporter asked Gibson straight up, "Are you anti-Semitic?" and he kind of paused and then went, "Of course not!" in the same way Jake might say to me, "Have you been rummaging in my trash?" pause Me: "Oh course not!".

And congrats to Heath on the Batman gig. Evil Heath, mmm...

The Bearded Lady said...

I don't feel contempt toward Mel Gibson. Everything everyone has pointed out about him may well be the truth.
I feel more sorry for him actually.
Any racist, phobic feelings lying deep within his mind seem to be more his own personal demons.
I do believe he is sincerely ashamed...and regrets what came out of his mouth...
That does set him apart from a shameless hater who spews such things proudly.
His intellectual reason seems to be at odds with
baser resentments inside of him...the best way to change such a person would be to show them forgiveness for falling short of who he wants to be.

Elle said...

Any racist, phobic feelings lying deep within his mind seem to be more his own personal demons. I do believe he is sincerely ashamed...and regrets what came out of his mouth...

I can't speak for Mel G, but one thing I can tell you guys. I live in South Africa, where we had Apartheid as official policy for years. I was unaware of it growing up, but unconsciously you absorb stuff - attitudes, generalizations etc. And even now, as a tolerant, non-racist, open-minded adult, I sometimes find a racist attitude and/or remark springing to mind / out my mouth - usually in a situation where a person of color is behaving in an annoying or threatening way and I get angry or scared myself... and that is NOT who I am now, but still the stuff I've absorbed unconsciously is buried deep. And we all know that drinking loosens your inhibitions and controls, so when someone under the influence spews stuff, it could be coming from way back when and not necessarily from who they choose to be in everyday life.

Just my 0.02 on the subject.

wtbgirl said...

All Mad Mel kidding aside, as a person of Jewish faith, I am actually trying really hard to understand this man and not just write him off, in part because I understand that he grew up with a Holocaust-denier for a father, one who still publicly spews out virulent anti-Semitic statements whenever he is given the chance. So I tend to believe that not only did he unconciously absorb this crap as a kid, he was likely taught it openly. Hatred is taught, and if taught by our own parents, it can be a very hard thing to overcome.

If Mel Gibson takes steps to meet with members of the Jewish community, and most importantly seeks to discover with them WHERE these statments are coming from within him , as he EXPRESSLY asked to do today, that personally would go a long way towards putting this matter in the past, at least for me.

The Bearded Lady said...

Wtbgirl,
I don't understand Anti-Semitism either on a personal basis. I didn't grow up in a situation where such remarks or feelings were expressed.
Not that my parents/grandparents were some perfect saints , they just never went there in my presence. I have heard racist remarks from my grandparents in passing, not as hatred so much as in bigotry.
That was their generation (20's and 30's) not a views we shared or thought was right.
I didn't grow up with any religious backround or schooling...
My parents were what I suppose at the time of the 50's would be considered a mixed faith marriage.
My father was a church going, off the boat Italian Catholic...My mom a Protestant....by the time I came along we weren't adhering to any religion.
that I'm aware of.
I would say I share my mother's skepticism of all organized religion.
She was very disaffected by the Catholic church on many issues birth control just one.
So I can't relate to this as a sentiment or being on the receiving end of such hate.
It doesn't seem rational to me. I don't get it.
I do remember as a kid going on a long car ride with relatives to another state...when somehow, I don't know how, my cousin's husband who was well into his 20's made some remark about "the Jews"...all I know as a kid at the time I was confused as to what brought that on, why the hate ,and what did Jewish people ever do to him?
I'm sure I must have asked my mom at a later time what was that all about, because it did make enough of an impression for me to still remember it 35+ yrs later.
I can't remember what she said to me, I think it was awkward for her to explain it, like parent discussing sex to their small children or something.
I just knew it was a place not to go. not why or even to try to understand it. and to this day I still don't.

msdonniedarko said...

has anyone seen the south park episode with mell gibson? it was so funny!!

anyway my thoughts on heath playing the joker.... well im sure hell do great but it is a shocking choice for the joker!

Anonymous said...

Well all this talking of Heath doing the Joker really makes me want BAD to see Jake playing a bad guy. You know I am one of those who REALLY loved him as Tony shut-the-f**k-up Swaff!

As for Mel ... sad really. I used to like him a lot in his heydays, his eyes ... but not as a person.

Nice anonymous funny you mentioned Alain Delon, I found myself recalling Delon several times looking or reading about Jake... Not sure why. (OK I am old that's right!)

nice anonymous said...

Anon. 2:27, I'm a bit too young to remember Alain Delon when he was in his prime. But a good friend took me to see "Purple Noon" several years ago when it was re-released & playing at the Quad Cinema. And then, a year or two afterward, I saw "The Leopard" when a cleaned-up print was re-released. Alain Delon was such a very beautiful, blue-eyed young man. Like Jake, he had the good fortune to work with some really fine directors during his career. And he seemed to really struggle to get good, substantive parts, so that he wasn't just used for his pretty face. (Jake seems nearer to Alain Delon in his physical presence than, say, Helmut Berger, another very handsome actor of that time period.)

Can any of our friends in Europe tell me if Alain Delon has gone off the deep end, the way that Mel Gibson & Tom Cruise have done recently? We don't get much news of him stateside. What struck me, of course, in recent photographs I've seen, is how time has ravaged Delon. (Since I'd seen him fairly recently on a big screen in his beautiful 1960s incarnation, in the art house revivals, I'd begun to think of him as a contemporary actor.)

jakeNme said...

Cina said: "lisasmile - it looks like he's had some blood drawn. He was sick a couple of weeks ago, so perhaps he just had a check-up."

He was sick?? :( What was up with that?

dani said...

When Jake came back from France you could see him with his hand to his mouth several times in the pics at Ihj as if covering a cough. Also, some people said they thought they heard him coughing in the video of him and Matt eating lunch.

I think Heath is going to bring something totally amazing to the role of The Joker in much the same way that Christian Bale did for Batman. I don't think Heath will be campy like Jack even though at the time Jack was perfect casting.

Whatever happened to the rumors that Jake might be playing Harvey Dent aka Two-Face in the next Batman? Speaking of him playing a bad guy.

As for the unfortunate once beautiful people that don't age well...I do put Mel in that category. He has gone down hill fast. He is only 50 and should have had plenty of good years left. If Papa Gyllenhaal is any indication, Jake should hold up pretty good. Although at either Photobucket or Google Images, there is someone's idea of a joke of a completely horrifying picture of Jake as he ages. I can barely stand to look at it.

I like the idea of Jake and Maggie lasting many years into the future to become another Hollywood legendary brother and sister team!

SquallCloud said...

*Squeeee* cough, cough! Wait that means Jakey is not going to be Two Faces? FUUUUCK!

SquallCloud said...

[i]I can't speak for Mel G, but one thing I can tell you guys. I live in South Africa, where we had Apartheid as official policy for years. I was unaware of it growing up, but unconsciously you absorb stuff - attitudes, generalizations etc. And even now, as a tolerant, non-racist, open-minded adult, I sometimes find a racist attitude and/or remark springing to mind / out my mouth - usually in a situation where a person of color is behaving in an annoying or threatening way and I get angry or scared myself... and that is NOT who I am now, but still the stuff I've absorbed unconsciously is buried deep. And we all know that drinking loosens your inhibitions and controls, so when someone under the influence spews stuff, it could be coming from way back when and not necessarily from who they choose to be in everyday life.

Just my 0.02 on the subject.[/i]

Wow, it's so weird chatting on a blog with an Afrikaaner. I mean I spent most of my formative years participating in school walk outs and letter writing campaigns to get corporations and the American gov't to divest from SA and put up embagos until Apartheid was over and was gravely dissapointed by Mandela's soft pedal leadership in the Reconstruction efforts.

For someone who exists on the other side of the coin, it can't be taken lightly. The specific comment has not be reported so he might have said something like "All jews are poo-poo heads!" or something like "I will kill any jews that come near me1" We just dont' know. I was over Gibson when I found out what a religious fanatic he was. I don't have tolerance for them because my country is run by one and he's gleefully allowing Isreal to go bat shit on Lebanon so he can have his fucking Armegeddon and get raptured to the bossom of baby jesus or somesuch.

Crazies shouldn't run big influential countries is all I'm saying but crazies can star in as many shitty movies I'm not ever going to see if they like.

wtbgirl said...

Believe me, my inital reaction was just to write off Mel Gibson as well - when he makes a comment that "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world" - well, as a person of Jewish faith I can tell you that it feels like a personal slap in the face - like I have just been categorically dumped into one, big, stereotypical bowl of crap, and it hurts. It really does.

However, the more I thought about the subject, the more troubled I became, and the more I hope that he actually learns something out of all of this, and follows through on his pledge to explore, with members of the Jewish community, what exactly it is in his soul that led him to make these remarks. Booze alone was not the cause - this came from a deeper, more troubling place. And keep in mind that I am sure his remarks deeply trouble the Gyllenhaal family - I don't know one person of Jewish/part Jewish faith, that isn't deeply troubled, saddened or angry about this.

We live in a society, at least here in America, where more people voted for the winner on American Idol than voted in the last presidential election. Celebrities, like it or not, can wield an awful lot of power, and, drunk or not, many people listen to what Mel Gibson thinks and says. I read many, MANY troubling and destructive comments on this subject on other blogs, with a lot of people flat-out championing his remarks.

It's never too late to turn a corner, and stand in someone else's shoes for a minute. If Gibson is willing to do that, then I'm willing to try and offer that same sort of understanding towards him in the future.

karin said...

you all are so smart--reading you guys is a big wow to me. thanks for your wisdom.
and I too remember alain delon- i loved him in king of hearts. anyone here remember terrance stamp (the collector) didn;t he have beautiful eyes too-and whassis name david hemingway??? in blow up? hmmm

Anonymous said...

OMG, Dani, I found the picture of the aged Jake and it isn't pretty. It's on google images.

http://www.worth1000.com/entries/177500/177533hNPM_w.jpg

I'm hoping he looks more like his father over time and not like the doctored photo.

Elle said...

Wow, it's so weird chatting on a blog with an Afrikaaner. I mean I spent most of my formative years participating in school walk outs and letter writing campaigns to get corporations and the American gov't to divest from SA and put up embagos until Apartheid was over...

Hey squallcloud! The internet is the most divine place for this kinda thing, isn't it? :-) Would you believe that growing up as a sheltered little white girl in this country, I knew far less than you guys outside did about the injustice and immorality of the whole thing? Much, much later, I was like - what did we just live through?!?!? I never knew ...

And btw, just FYI (and in the interests of general pernickitiness and accuracy) I'm not an 'Afrikaaner' - that's someone whose home language is Afrikaans. I'm an English-speaking South African. :-) There is a huge cultural divide between Afrikaans-speaking and English-speaking people here - and don't get me started on that!! :-)

wtbgirl said...

I think a lot of people don't realize that there are a lot of non-Afrikaaner Christian and Jewish whites, of English descent, in South Africa, and while they were not subjected to the level of atrocities black South Africans received- they were not treated well by the then-ruling class, as far as I have been told by childhood friends.

To tell you the truth, I may have not known it, except that I grew up with some Jewish South Africans that had emigrated to America, becuase, basically, they were treated like crap there. (Many of the Jewish settlers in South Africa were from England, and so the poor treatment was as much about being English as being Jewish).

fyi - there is a film out there dealing with the South African English experience - The Power of One - not a great film , but pretty good, it has its moments and it did show the English experience under the Afrikaaner rule that many people were not aware of.

The Bearded Lady said...

Wtbgirl
I value and respect your opinion. I felt that way weeks before any of Mel Gibson's shit.
Your feelings on Lance for example I share. he offended me at the Espys.
when you speak of Mel's opinion influencing other's...think of it broadcasted in the surroundings of acceptance and humor to the whole country ,as if it's ok and those who are hurt by it just don't have a sense of humor.
From the mouth of a national hero who many truly do look up to.
There is no national outcry. a few editorials against yes...but largely went out as ok ,the norm...I'm afraid thats the case.
But I'm not in Lance's bowl of crap and your not in Mel's I hope you don't let the "crap" have any power over you.
There are many things you've said that are striking cords in me...sometimes I find them when I re-read what you've said and wonder why I didn't see it the first time?
I think I've re-read your posts before starting this at least 3 times yet I just saw this remark?

I read many, MANY troubling and destructive comments on this subject on other blogs, with a lot of people flat-out championing his remarks.

^^Oh God if that's true it's far worse than I thought. and I believe you.

I wanted to comfort you, to tell you what Mr.Gibson said was his own shit not yours. that you own none of it. had no part of it , nor should feel any shame by it.
it's his ugliness and not yours. he should feel the shame of it..I think he does I hope he does.

Here I am feeling sorry for him , as if he just made some terrible mistake but never really meant it. that somehow people are being hard on him and missing that he's really a compassionate person.
But all along it's really not about him?
It's really bigger than that isn't?.
I missed that too why?.
Where was my compassion for you?
I'm slow sometimes.
I'm sorry WtbGirl. I'm sorry this happened and is happening to you. I'm sorry he's hurt you.
It's not like it was generations ago...this time they are in the minority. Don't forget that. Don't ever believe that that's not the case.

wtbgirl said...

Bearded Lady: Thanks for your insightful thoughts on this matter, it is greatly appreciated -of course I know that many, many people of various faiths, races and backgrounds find Mr. Gibson's latest remarks (towards women as well, as well as his past comments on homosexulaity) deplorable, and find Hollywood's seeming cowardice, reluctance, whatever, to confront this on any real scale deplorable as well. In many ways this is an industry that pats itself on the back for being so tolerant, for shining light on the injustices of the world, but in reality shuts itself up in its mansions and studios when someone or something TRULY ugly rears its head in its own backyard, as that could *gasp* cut into dollars earned or could "anger" the "wrong" people.

When Brokeback Mountain burst on the scene, one of my closest friends, who is a gay man, found himself astounded, in the most positive and negative ways, simultaneously. The positives were eveident - that this movie was made, the universal acclaim it generated, how it moved so many people and helped them gain some understanding, etc. etc. etc.

At the same time, as a young man born and raised in NYC he had only really witnessed, from a distance or from the struggles of the past, the absolute vitrolic hatred people have towards homosexuals. Oh course he knew that many people were "homophobic" just as I know that many people are anti-Semitic, but there is knowing and then there is "knowing" - when it's just thrown in your face and many just don't seem to notice, or care.

And these sentiments were everywhere to see, from the absolutely abhorrent hate-filled comments people made on the internet, the radio, the TV, to the more subversive homophobia lurking behind certain things people deemed as "humor." I see much of the same thing unfolding over the Gibson incident. And I think the thing that hurt my friend the most was, as someone working within in the entertainment industry, he had not realized the homophobia lurking in the underbelly of the most self-proclaiming "liberal" industry in the world. To him, Oscar night was a big wake-up call.

The Mel Gibson situation, in my opinion, is following a somewhat similar path.

There is an old story where a man saw this group and that group and the other group, one by one, taken away, and this man said and did nothing, until one day they came to take HIM away, and when he looked around for help, there was no one left who would speak out.

That's why I wish that not only would those in power in Hollywood speak out, but in speaking out, I don't even need them to outright condemning Mr. Gibson. In fact, in a way that will only make the situation worse. I personally would rather that they force this man out of his own "closet" of intolerance and hatred, and perhaps help him take a long, hard look in the mirror - call it an intervention of the soul. Because as I said before, many people listen to this man, many people have him on an almost saint-like pedestal, and if he can change his views and beliefs, maybe others will follow. It's a naive thought, I realize that, but one can hope.

The Bearded Lady said...

WtbGirl,
I know the quote you are referring to "At first they came for this group then...etc." I only wish I could recall it as it was written
It's worthy of being committed to memory.
But, when you said,
"it feels like a personal slap in the face - like I have just been categorically dumped into one, big, stereotypical bowl of crap, and it hurts. It really does".
something clicked with me.
I think I can identify with what you are saying. I can feel what you said. There's difference from intellectually understanding the offensiveness,and feeling it. that helped me to try stand in your shoes...to see it perhaps? from your point of view.
It's a sad draining feeling,
isolated one...as if being in a room full of strange people, to which you know you don't belong,and knowing in their thoughts they don't like you.
His words gave voice to those thoughts,those people.
This is what I'm now feeling from it, and yes that hurts.
Thanks for trying to explain it to me.
I'm sorry if got too serious and heavy with you.
I couldn't tell whether you wanted to go into it or not?

I do have one small disagreement with you tho.
I love Barbra...no I worship and adore , scrape and bow to her.
Advert my eyes to her, so as to not accidentally make contact with hers (so unworthy am I in her presence)
Become emotional walking past a nailpolish displays
Believe...no! Know that Don Johnson doomed the remaining days of his life by failing to ask for her hand in marriage.
See her profile as Roman.
Can almost recite the whole song "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking"
Think Madison Square Garden should be preseved as a historic location
Sailor suits and I see her.
Believed her when she said
"My name is Malinda"
Rejoiced when Mike Wallace apologized recently for making her cry in an earlier interview...
Mike you have spared your soul
eternal damnation and not a moment too soon I might add!
Treasure a photo of her before she became famous...kneeling by a claw foot tub washing her laundry.
Theres much more but this whole thing is so f**k'in long so I'll try to wrap it up!
I like her somewhat as maybe you can tell?
But being forced to watch Yentl...is a most cruel punishment...(sorry, Barbra I have sinned)
-just one too many scenes of her running after that damn wagon yelling "Wait" could push a unbalanced mind over the edge.
We want to teach Mel to love the Jewish people not fan the flames of his sickness. it's too potent too risky...no measured viewings of "A Star is Born"
should break his will...depress his anger ...heck just make him depressed in general , and become reflective ,regretting the error of his ways, that could bring him to such a bleak place.
As for him and Boy George chained together?...cleaning the streets could provide the basis of a interesting reality show?
but he'd have to be supervised.
Some sort of Warden to keep him in line. I'm seeing Roseanne Barr for some reason?

wtbgirl said...

If its any consolation, I like old-school Babs - I love "The Way We Were."

The Bearded Lady said...

Yes pre...say 73'-74'...right exactly.
And yes it is...being a fan of hers now is not a "cool" thing...people assume your nuts or fruity or both.
But I defy anyone to watch the last segment of "Belle of 14th Street" and not come away impressed.

Miranda said...

If Jakey pulled me over for speeding, I would LOVE to pay the fine.