You want to know my 'vision'? Dollar signs.
Money. I want to retire on some tropical island filled with naked women
. THAT'S my vision. THAT'S Zefram Cochrane. This other
guy you keep talking about, this historical figure? I never met him. Can't imagine I ever will.
If you can make God bleed, the people will cease to believe in Him.
: It all started with my Uncle Derek. He was a Sergeant in the Met. He bought me a police pedal car when I was five. I rode around in it every second I was awake — arresting kids twice my size for littering and spitting. I got beaten up a lot when I was young, but it didn't stop me. I wanted to be like Uncle Derek. Danny Butterman
: He sounds like a good bloke. Nicholas Angel
: Actually, he was arrested for selling drugs to students
. Danny Butterman
: What a cunt.
You didn't betray me. You betrayed yourself.
: I can't believe I woke up this morning wondering if my Daddy would loan me his overcoat, and here it is just past midnight and I've already robbed a railroad train and I'm sitting in a rocking chair chatting with none other than Jesse James
. ... Many's the night I've stayed up with my mouth opens and my eyes open, reading about your escapades in the Wide Awake Library. Jesse James
: They're all lies, you know.
After Eli won his second Super Bowl, I made a point of not complaining about him again, given that he has brought me more joy than just about any other athlete in my life.
Eli is aware of this and is testing me.
And speaking of Hogan
, we got him in the main event of the evening, taking on Ric Flair
for the first time in many, many years.
And it was really sad.
It was sad to watch these two incredible legends, two men that meant more to the business than all but a handful of people ever had, moving about in slow motion and bleeding like stuck pigs...And just in case you hadn’t figured out that Ric Flair was old, he showed up in a wheel chair.
When I was younger, I went to hear Cornel West speak in person. He was charming and funny and charismatic and brilliant, and he had really cool hair. There was nothing to indicate that by 2013 he would become a complete and utter nut job. He openly derided the White House as "the Barack Obama plantation
," bitched that "black folk are...being pushed to the back of the bus" by gay rights
, and basically spent the entire year throwing out a laundry list of deliberately outrageous quotes
designed to generate a worthless news cycle. All he needs now is a trip to North Korea
to bury any last trace of his integrity.
, "The 25 Least Influencial People of 2013"
And now we’re once again being reminded that actors are not the characters they play on TV. Bill Cosby
is definitely not Cliff Huxtable
and Phylicia Rashad is not Clair Huxtable. Because Clair Huxtable would never, but Phylicia Rashad would.
went and hit that crazy, crazy button, and hit it hard... Accusing (Gary) Busey of stealing his craft supplies (the celebrities had been instructed to make 'art' for a charity auction
), "Meat" proceeded to suffer an Incredible Hulk attack on camera. His neck veins bulged below his jutting chin; his eyes bugged out; his face turned sirloin red
. The star of the album "Bat out of Hell" began shouting obscenities and threatening to beat up on Busey, whose habitual air of disorientation seemed suddenly apt. Before things came to blows, the missing art supplies were discovered hiding in the shadows. Meat Loaf visibly deflated as he began to see himself as the television audience was seeing him: as a joke.
Figures heavily on the Religious Right and a moralist. Has attacked homosexuality. Thinks equality isn't an American value, but a pinko European one
... Counts as one of his fans Mike J. Nelson of MST3K
Kill your idols. That's what they say. Never meet your heroes, they'll only disappoint you. All I know is this: Johnny, I have loved you for so long. Decades. But it's like I don't even know who you are anymore... Why would you, the anti-establishment, anti-celebrity celebrity slash wannabe-rebel, be making these choices, the kind of choices that make you seem like every other mediocre-talent middle-aged constant mid-life crisis
man in Hollywood? Did you do Lone Ranger
for the money? Because you already own your own Caribbean island
, my love, you can't possibly need more money. Did you really have to fall for the leggy blonde from the craptastic CW show Hidden Palms
? I'm sure she is very nice but it is just so typical
As with the wrestling matches of Chris Benoit
, or serial pram-botherer Gary Glitter’s fist-pumping anthems, there’s no way to watch Cruise
without mentally flashing to that Scientology video where they hang a medal the size of a hubcap around his neck, as a reward for being the best crazy cult member of all the crazy cult members
. The acting’s irrelevant, when you know that he’s utterly, utterly insane; a Stepford automaton with a public face of smiles and autographs, but fanatical beliefs that even Charles Manson would describe as 'a bit much.
Tom Cruise is an odd instance in popular culture. He is as iconic as it is possible for a pop star to be, and to some extent deservedly so, as he is, on his day, a damn fine actor.
Unfortunately, he has made one key decision that has undermined that, which is joining an abusive cult worshipping a space god
. This has left other decisions that, in the hands of other stars, are just lovable cheek, as signs of complete insanity. For instance, when other celebrities divorce their wives and marry people wildly outside their socially acceptable dating range, they are more or less charming. When members of insane cults who believe that Xenu the Space Conquerer is chained up under the Pyrenees do it, it's creepy.
Actually, the real problem is that Scientologists are inherently creepy. Always. Everything they do is really, really creepy. As Tom Cruise has become more and more associated with being a Scientologist, he has, by direct and causal extension, become more and more creepy. The boyish smile that once screamed 'I'm a loveable rebel
' now screams 'I want to lick your engrams.
I really disliked Forster. Worse, I really liked his books... Avoid admirable writers. Avoid writers.
I have met some famous people and they turned out to not be the nicest people
which is a bit heartbreaking.
— Patrick Dempsey's comment in an interview on ABC News
I’m trying to give my sons an education about movies as well. You sit there and watch a comedy, let’s say Meet the Fockers
, and it’s Robert De Niro
. You tell them this guy was at one time considered the greatest living actor. My boys look at me and say, 'Really? This
Here you've got a 46-year-old bald movie star wannabe who looks like Uncle Creepy with a good build
taking on a guy with an artificial hip that hadn't wrestled a full schedule in ten years.
It's a tribute to the massive egotism, in my mind, of both men and indictment of WCW
's promotional policies that this match even took place, much less being the main event, when the card was probably the best that WCW's capable of having
. By the ten minute mark, they were sucking wind so bad the first three rows passed out of oxygen deprivation–would've been funny if it wasn't so sad. Well, I'm sick and damn tired of guys claim to be the 'icon,' especially when it usually comes from guys who just didn't know when to quit. Roddy Piper was my idol when I was a teenager, but that was twenty years ago. Hulk Hogan during his best years was 50% media creation...The Undertaker
, Ric Flair
, and Steve Austin
have never claimed to be icons, which means they're big candidates to be just that. And on a personal note to Hulk Hogan: you are a household word, but so is garbage; and it stinks when it gets old, too