Monday, October 16, 2006

Mel Gibson: Bad Actor

Once upon a time, Mel Gibson delivered great performances in terrific films like "Gallipoli" (I cried like a baby at that one), "Road Warrior," and "The Year Of Living Dangerously." But he came to America and started to over-emote and hasn't starred or directed in a decent film since "Braveheart" (which I'm not a big fan of) or maybe "Signs." Certainly his last real acting triumph was "The Bounty" or "Dangerously." Nonetheless, I'm surprised he wasn't able to at least ACT contrite and comfortable in his own skin during the Diane Swayer interview. He twitched and gestured and seemed extremely ill-at-ease and unconvincing the entire time. And I love the fact that he said his anti-Semitic outburst when drunk was a reaction to how poorly the Jews treated him when he made his anti-Semitic film "The Passion Of The Christ." See, it's the Jews' fault! And like all bigots, he is incapable of showing any awareness: when Reader's Digest bent over backwards to let Gibson distance himself from his dad's wacky "there was no Holocaust" theories, Gibson used the usual Holocaust denier strategy of saying a lot of other people died to. (Yes, but not nearly as many and none of them were targeted for extinction.) Similarly, when Diane Sawyer asked if Jews were responsible for the wars in the Middle East, all Gibson could bring himself to say was that they're not blameless. Any doubts he's a raging Jew-hater (and gay basher as well) are erased when seeing how even when he desperately needs to present himself as reasonable Gibson fails completely.

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WMDee said...

BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS

Terrorist School Teacher Arrested, as reported first onCNN

NEW YORK- A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy
International Airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a set square, a slide rule and a calculator.

At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez said he believes the man is member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of mathinstruction.

"Al-gebra is a problem for us," Gonzalez said. "They desire solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, "There are 3 sides to every triangle."

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God
had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have
given us more fingers and toes."


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