September 22, 2003

Obnoxious Celeb Moment

What a treasure trove the day has been for asshatted celebrity comment! But I bet you thought I couldn't come up with anything better than the Dixie Chicks latest tantrum, or Martin Sheen's latest verbal assault, but you'd be wrong, gentle readers!! Take a look at this gem I came across while reading a Yahoo! news bit, "Backstage at the Emmys". This tidbit comes from Jon Stewart, who has a TV show from what I understand. (First time I'd ever seen him was last night as he did some lame comedy bit at the Emmys.)

[....] He also had a few words for the uniformed journalist representing the U.S. Marines who asked nearly every winner to send their deepest sentiments to the men and women overseas. "Shouldn't you be defending us from something? Isn't this something you do in the corner of a Best Buy?"

So this is what passes for humour these days? And you win awards for it too! I miss Bob Hope more and more every day.

Posted by Ithildin at September 22, 2003 5:05 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

I'm surprised you haven't heard of him, he does a lot of political coverage and the show won a Peabody its "Indecision 2000" election coverage. Wait, sorry, I always forget that you guys aren't getting the same cable, oopsie.
I wonder, could this possibly be another case of a statement taken out of context like Johnny Depp's?

Posted by: Annmarie at September 23, 2003 12:13 AM

I've heard the name, but didn't know what or who he was. You have to understand that I find very little that passes for humour these days actually funny at all. So maybe the Marine he said it to found it a hoot.

Comedy I find funny is stuff from before I was born for the most part.

Posted by: Ith at September 23, 2003 8:13 AM

Cocaine does strange things to the left side of the brain.

He was trying to make a joke, but failed. No big whoop, especially if the Marine kicked his just off camera.

Posted by: ...a moment with Easycure at September 23, 2003 8:17 AM

My brain just caught up with the rest of my comment :) We were talking about this in the car on vacation that I was surprised Johnny Depp's comments got more press than Harrison Ford's. Depp didn't come as any surprise to me because he has a history of saying those sorts of things, and he actually lives in Europe and has a family there. Ford, on the other hand, lives here, went to Europe to say what he did, and doesn't have a history of such comments.

Maybe it means Ford is considered a has been by the press [shrug]

No point, just passing on car convo :)

Posted by: Ith at September 23, 2003 8:31 AM

Easy, it's like whoever the guy was doing the impressions of Arnold and Rummy. It was so not funny to me. But obviously, whoever he is must be a big hoohaw since they had him do two segments. (and I still don't know who he was)

don't get it Easy, it's like whoever the guy was doing the impressions of Arnold and Rummy. It was so not funny to me. But obviously, whoever he is must be a big hoohaw since they had him do two segments. (and I still don't know who he was)

don't get it Easy, it's like whoever the guy was doing the impressions of Arnold and Rummy. It was so not funny to me. But obviously, whoever he is must be a big hoohaw since they had him do two segments. (and I still don't know who he was)

don't get it Easy, it's like whoever the guy was doing the impressions of Arnold and Rummy. It was so not funny to me. But obviously, whoever he is must be a big hoohaw since they had him do two segments. (and I still don't know who he was)

don't get it

Posted by: Ith at September 23, 2003 8:33 AM

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