This week in the news #29.2

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Didn’t have LOLs for these guys.

Isaiah Washington Breaks His Silence

Now this headline and response is actually from two weeks ago, I let it go, but he is still bitching. Can’t let it go.

I can only take one day at a time. I can only apologize so many times. I can only accept so much responsibility. Isaiah Washington in interview with Paul Katz for Entertainment Weekly

Isaiah, did you consider that maybe, just possibly, calling someone a faggot at work might lead to losing your job? If you really wanted to take responsibility, you’d shut the fuck up about how you’ve already taken responsibility a hundred times and you’d quit the situation gracefully with something of a lesson under your belt. Taking responsibility means taking the consequences of your actions, not saying, “sorry,” doing a pro-queer public service spot, and whining it up about how the angry man who has a little trouble with fags ain’t getting no justice.

2007 AFI list of top-100 [American] movies

While “Fight Club” is not on the list, these are–

  • “Titanic”
  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
  • “American Graffiti”
  • “Do the Right Thing”
  • “M-A-S-H”
  • “Tootsie”

Look, man, I like “Rear Window” and it’s sophisticated and cute but it’s not a deep movie and should not crack the top 500. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” came in at #66. “Spartacus” was #88!

“American Graffiti” was on the list… What’chu talking about, Willis?

Dear AFI,

You realize that narcotics, and crack cocaine especially, are illegal, right?

First born sons have higher IQs

You know George has three younger brothers, yes? Jeb, Neil, and Marvin. How that’s gotta feel.

Paris Hilton: “I’m Much More Grateful”

Skeevy? No? Grateful. Oh.

Talking to Ryan Seacrest [oh, how the mighty have fallen] she said–

I’m much more grateful for everything that I have, even just to have a pillow at night or food.

I’m not a criminal, I’m not dangerous. …It’s hard but I’m stronger every day.

Associated Press

…Fuck. They give you a pillow and three squares in County. You are a criminal. You are dangerous. Try this on for size you dizzy bitch–

According to the NHTSA, Drunk drivers were involved in 13,990 fatalities in 2006 alone.

And they got about as many in 2005, 2004, 2003, &c. In other words, drunk drivers are approximately 600,000% more dangerous than terrorism. Yes, Paris, that’s six hundred thousand percent. Since 11 September 2001 drunks have killed 75,000 Americans. That’s only the last 6 years.

Fewer Americans are shot to death each year than are killed by idiot drunks at the wheel who think they’re not criminals or hurting anyone. My distaste for you was purely aesthetic before and manifested in antipathy toward those who patronize you. Now I would actually enjoy attacking you physically.

And you’re not stronger every day. Your 30th birthday is gonna lay conclusive proof on your doorstep.

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Re: This week in the news #29.2

You know George has three younger brothers, yes? Jeb, Neil, and Marvin. How that’s gotta feel.

It's funny cuz it's true and is the most beautifully depressing thing I have ever read. The luck of the draw combined with a fucked social structure ensures the worst possible outcome, as the first result, and promises even worse to come. It's so completely horrible that it brings tears of joy to my eyes. Given all that, I feel kind of greedy for glomming on to the Hilton brat's equal lack of any redeeming qualities. But she's the saccharine-based icing on an evil cake and as such belongs in the fine company of the Bush Boys. Isaiah Washington's whining completes the party, with the drone of a giant mutant mosquito created by Monsanto to drain the souls from the people it bites.

By Vagrant on 23 June 2007 · 21:22

A is A

Quit upstaging me!

It's so completely horrible that it brings tears of joy to my eyes.

How is it that I understand this so perfectly? Surely we have both just given away enough diagnostic tells to be first among the automatically incarcerated when the Feel Good America Era—so recently discussed on some site or another—begins. The CIA with kittens and cartoon daisies on all their paperwork.

By A is A on 23 June 2007 · 22:22

A is A

Re: This week in the news #29.2

Also just remembered expressing the same sentiment in an earlier news piece–

Gulf states plan weapons buying binge

It just keeps getting better, George. When you ran in 2004 I really didn’t want you to win but there is a dark trickster corner of me that was deadly curious to see what you could manage in another four years. I swear to God that part of me is lamenting the 22nd Amendment right now. I just could not imagine how bad you could fuck us all if you got another turn at the piñata.

This week in the news #16

By A is A on 23 June 2007 · 22:37

A is A

Re: This week in the news #29.2

I added a snip of that as a site quote. Please tell me if you fear it’s too out of context or accidental for inclusion.

By A is A on 24 June 2007 · 17:12


Re: This week in the news #29.2

There's a morbid clairvoyance that crops up in people who try to remove all the scales from their eyes. They start to wonder more and naturally to speculate on just how awful things can be made. Inevitably some of their predictions come true. Then the zombies come to eat them, with authorizations for the evil feasting scribbled on "kittens and cartoon daisies paperwork".

By Vagrant on 23 June 2007 · 23:04


Re: Site quote

Context would spoil it. A bricolage of quotes often works quite well.

By Vagrant on 25 June 2007 · 01:08