Friday, September 08, 2006

Celebrity Wisdom

I don't know why for sure, but I found this really funny. Maybe I've read too much Eric Snider lately or something.

By the way, did you know that you can read Eric Snider's columns for free now? Bonus. Now he and I can be poor together.
This is not my normal fare, but I'm trying to liven things up a bit in here.
Anyway, I saw this AP news story via Yahoo News.
My favorite quotes:
(Brad Pitt) "'Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able,' the 42-year-old actor reveals."
What do you mean Brad? Do you mean banjo-playin' cousins? How about Warren Jeffs-ites? Okay so I know he is talking about gay marriage, but it seems like he wants to take up some sort of homosexual-equality banner but is uncomfortable saying "homosexual" in public. Maybe he was trying to just be clever...I guess I hadn't thought of that. Perhaps more likely is that AP didn't do him justice in their excerpt of the interview.
(Brad again, about adopted children.) "They're as much of my blood as any natural born, and I'm theirs."
Fascinating. I assume you mean in every way but actually. I think I know what he's trying to say, but that's just a silly way to put it.
Anyway...my quest for precision in language and celebration of only people who deserve it continues.

3 comments:

Warren said...

Here's some more wisdom, via a teacher I had last semester.
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/model

morgan said...

I think this is a great example of how just because someone can act doesn't mean we should actually listen to anything they say. They're not quite so smooth when they don't have people writing their scripts.

Oh, and I too rejoiced when I heard Eric Snider's columns were free.

Jenny said...

Thank you Jon—I needed a laugh. I agree with Morgan: just because someone can act (or acts) doesn't mean we should listen to what's coming out of their mouth the rest of the time. In fact, that's when we especially should not listen because their talent is to convey other people's words and ideas, not come up with their own. (That's a bit harsh, but it has a strange kind of logical beauty to it.)

And Warren ... that was hilarious. Especially the mock history. I think my favorite parts were "Actually, Homer was not written by
Homer, but by another man of that name" and "Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a
100-foot clipper."

No wait, I changed my mind. The one I can't stop laughing about was in reference to the Greeks: "They also had myths. A myth is a female moth."

Hi-larious.