Truer words were never spoken.
Truer words were never spoken.
Here is one of my all time favorite movie exchanges. I think in this time of bat shit insane leaders running our government this should help put the president in perspective.
First person to guess the movie gets a cookie.
Simon Wilder: You asked the question, sir, now let me answer it. The beauty of the Constitution is that it can always be changed. The beauty of the Constitution is that it makes no set law other than faith in the wisdom of ordinary people to govern themselves.
Proffessor Pitkannan: Faith in the wisdom of the people is exactly what makes the Constitution incomplete and crude.
Simon Wilder: Crude? No, sir. Our “founding parents” were pompous, white, middle-aged farmers, but they were also great men. Because they knew one thing that all great men should know: that they didn’t know everything. Sure, they’d make mistakes, but they made sure to leave a way to correct them. The president is not an “elected king,” no matter how many bombs he can drop. Because the “crude” Constitution doesn’t trust him. He’s just a bum, okay Mr. Pitkannan? He’s just a bum.
This is something our current President understands but refuses to acknowledge. For this reason alone George Bush Jr. will go down in history as one of the worst.
Well folks I’m spending my Friday at the Projekt Revolution show (pictures forthcoming) on Friday so here is a Thursday edition of Bunch of Links. So on with the show!
AOL’s (<—- My loathe for thee knows no bounds) Money and Finance section list the Most Successful Movie Franchises. This is strictly by the numbers since success is an subjective thing. Just to wreck the excitement our favorite super spy James “shaken not stirred” Bond takes the top honors.
Apparently Jessica Biel is going to be showing us all a bit more skin in her new role in the movie “Powder Blue”. This movie could be the biggest chick flick ever and I’d still buy a ticket. Yum Yum.
From the music side of things.
The Rolling Stones finally decide to give it a rest. This is good news to almost everyone as we would prefer not to see one of them drop dead on stage.
The IRS has some serious balls. The guy who caught the Barry “Douche Bag” Bonds record setting ball is getting hosed. The IRS is taxing the guy on the supposed worth of the baseball. I agree that if he sells it that is a capital gain that should be taxed. Before that point however it’s just a $3 baseball. He is being forced to auction it off since he can’t afford the $200k it would cost him to keep it. Total bullshit.
Stephon Marbury of the Knicks supports Micheal Vick. Says dog fighting is a sport. Promptly makes douche bag list. Yo thugs gotta Stick t’gether aight and represent aight?!
This should make you laugh, or make you uncomfortable. Either way I’ve done my part.
Personally I find black and white far more stunning than color.
Very seldom does a sidekick have any impact on the story or even have any real character depth. In most cases they are simply there to make us laugh or gross us out. Here are some of the more disgusting sidekicks in recent history.
Everyone’s favorite nose picker. Sure everyone picks their nose in private (yes I’m talking about you) from time to time, however it is a truly special person who can base and entire acting career around it.
While I felt that Curtis Armstrong’s performance in Ray was exceptional I spent the whole movie wondering if he was going to work in a little nose pick here or there. Luckily it never came.
Just your average college layabout. Drinking beer, not showering, chewing up food and spitting it all over the place. Sure he’s kind of nasty but loads of fun at parties.
Whether he is chanting “TOGA TOGA”, smashing an unsuspecting hippies guitar, or expressing remorse over the loss of the beloved bar (”They took the bar! The whole FUCKING bar”) he plays the part of a college going slob to a T.
At first I sort of questioned including a cartoon in this list however I realized that of all these characters Pigpen is the only one who has a “filth cloud” that follows him around. Some of these others may smell pretty bad but none of them exhibit such a visual indicator of disgust.
The sad part is If he were a real boy he would have been put into a foster home due to parental neglect.
Just watch the opening sequence.
Why is Chewwie here? Well lets do a little thinking exercise to explain it. Search your memory for the shaggiest dog you’ve ever seen. Got it? Ok now imagine that dog 9 feet tall weighing 300 pounds. Now imagine that same wookie hanging out in your apartment. It would take the all of the Death Star’s janitorial crew two weeks to clean out your shower should he feel the need for one.
The top honors on this one have to go to Steve-O. The reason for this is simple: HE’S A REAL PERSON! That’s right folks all the others on this list are made up so we are slightly indifferent to their disgustingness.
He has spent his entire career doing outrages things to make people want to vomit. Sure it’s all a big act for shock value but some believe it makes for decent television.
Here he is eating some disgusting road-kill. Might want to skip it if you’ve eaten in the last hour.
Today’s taser video includes a little bonus footage: A drugged out teen, a partial car chase, and an overweight cop falling flat on her face. What more could you ask for?