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Richard Gere: "Is that a maxim in my pocket, or am I just happy to see you?
… Do as the Capocomico does.
VENICE, Italy (AP) - Richard Gere and Charlize Theron added their voices to a chorus of stars taking swipes at the Bush administration at the Venice Film Festival. "How did we elect Bush twice?" Gere asked rhetorically (…)

"What's interesting to me is how do the bad people among us end up our leaders?" the 58-year-old actor said at a news conference Monday.

Oh Dear. Coming from a moving pictures muppet such as Dick the Gigolo here, that's mighty rich. Rich as a Beverly Hillbilly, no less.

"Still, can you beat that Diss?" sez the motley crowd that form my beloved audience? "Yah, you betcha Yah", sez the Me.

Let's study in detail this profound aphorism from the great 21st century philosopher Richard Gere:
"How did we elect Bush twice?"

By voting for him. Twice. Democracy, majority rule, consent of the governed, free and fair elections, equality before the law, political pluralism, and [expletive omitted for the sake of the lovelies in the audience] Dude.

If Dick the Deep Thinker feels he still has to ask such a - rhetorical, mind you - question circa 2007, then we can reasonably deduce that the Richard Gere School of Thinking Very Hard With The Inside Of Richard Gere's Head belongs either under Authoritarianism or Idiotarianism.

Possibly both.

Which, and I digress, is very surprising indeed. Considering the little I know about Richard Gere, through the little tabloids I've read, I would have thought his philosophy, like the rest of the Californian Celluloid Stick Figures was (very) limited to, I don't know, Clitoridianism(1). But I suppose Hollywood actors, when they get close to 60, are bound to discover that one can think with his head too. At least some of them.
"What's interesting to me is how do the bad people among us end up our leaders?"

Ah, interesting — though no very kind to Nancy Pelosi — but what's interesting to me is how do we let all sorts of dropouts, magic dusters and nymphos turned buffoons and jesters on silver screens, whose only talent is to learn tricks and Sit! Quiet! Fetch! at the guy behind the camera's order, think they can claim the moral high ground and lecture us?

I wouldn't let my dog patronize me like that, and I'm sure he can fetch better and faster than Richard Gere. But then, it didn't take my dog 60 years to figure out how to use his brain.

Oh and, forgive my enduring lack of interest for the latest Bimbo Race Championship, but can anybody tell me who the screaming hell is Charlize Theron?

Nevermind, that was asked rhetorically, in a very Richard Gerian fashion. I don't give a flying [expletive omitted for the sake of the lovelies in the audience] about who she is.

Many thanks to my nearly-Adoptive Mom — whom I love just the same nevertheless — Valerie from Texas, for slapping the back of my head and pointing me at the great Bob Parks report and take on the last lecture in Hollywood Philosophy.
  1. I just made that up, so keep reading. And you should be mature enough by now to stop looking up dirty words in the dictionary.

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2519 - TBinSTL

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  • TBinSTL St Louis MO USA

Why does he do it?

'cause he's "got no place else to go!" (semi-obscure reference warning)

With Theron's mother shooting her abusive father, I always had high hopes that she would be mindful of her good fortune at coming to the USA from her corruption ridden home of South Africa. Planning for when society collapses, she is on the list for my collection of beauties when I rule Bartertown. I may have to look into a home lobotomy kit to make life tolerable for me with my post apocalypse harem.

2520 - Folly

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Here's a question for Mr. Gere: How did we make a no-talent ass like you a star?

Charlize Theron won an Oscar for Monster so now she thinks she an expert on geo-politics. She's just another dumb Hollywood bimbo who needs to shut up. Ms. Theron, you aren't paid to spout your opinion. You're paid to entertain. Like a court jester but not as funny.

2521 - Valerie, Texas

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I flip open the ol' dacha this morning and.... AGGGH! MY EYES!
Make it go away!

Geeze! Put a warning on the door next time. Gak.

2522 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

Aow c'mon Mom! It's just a Richard Gere I found on my way back from school. Can we keep it? Please?

Time to take sides

2523 - Valerie, Texas

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No. Now get that thing on out of here!

You don't know where it's been!

Excellent points in your post. (Yes, I read it once my vision returned.) Proud of you son, real proud.

Now, take that trash on out of here.

Noticed a tiger made of paper followed you here. HIM you can keep! Welcome back Big Cat, you've been missed too.

2524 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

Me? With a tiger? What tiger?

Time to take sides

2526 - SisterToldjah

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It appears that he forgot to reload his Brain Housing Group when he was making 'An Officer and A Gentleman.' That oversight unfortunately leaves one unprepared for mental combat using ammunition of the verbal kind that's obtainable at any reputable EIB outlet. Uuh Rah!

LOL!

Gere, like so many other Hollywood 'elites,' must have forgotten that you should never wage a battle of wits unarmed ;)

2527 - SisterToldjah

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As to the issue of Hollywood folks going overseas and bashing George B. I consider it a blessing. They are out of the country, and we are better for it.

Chris,

Only problem is, they always return back ...

The idea of creating a "Moonbatia" country just for people like Gere sounds more appealing by the second.

2528 - Valerie, Texas

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There was a time when I would have nominated San Francisco. A couple of well placed explosives et viola, the island nation of Moonbattia. Not any more.

Instead, do an exchange program wth France. For every 10 useful idiots we get one of the still noble and decent French--like Diss, Carine, et Herve. Except for Michael Moore. For taking him, we get 100 French people. We could clean out the Hollywood rat's nest in not time. They all think living overseas is so great, give them what they want.

In the meantime I will continue to not go to their movies or buy their DVDs.

2529 - SisterToldjah

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Instead, do an exchange program wth France. For every 10 useful idiots we get one of the still noble and decent French--like Diss, Carine, et Herve. Except for Michael Moore. For taking him, we get 100 French people. We could clean out the Hollywood rat's nest in not time. They all think living overseas is so great, give them what they want.

I like that suggestion!

Speaking of people dissing the US on foreign soil, I read today where Rep. Dennis Kucinich, while in the Middle East this week to meet with Middle Eastern "leaders," went off on the US and their "illegal" war in Iraq, and said he would not step foot in Iraq because he didn't want to "bless that occupation with my presence." But he did make time to meet with Assad and praise Syria. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but all the same it's still infuriating.