Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Mel Gibson Conundrum

Mel Gibson is a anti-Semite who suffers from false piety and serious impulse control issues.

Mel Gibson is also a talented actor who has a gift for being a credible, likable Everyman, despite his really rather terrific looks. (Thank goodness they have dissipated with time.)

He's an asshole -- far more so than Tom Cruise -- yet I enjoy his movies. So by seeing them and renting them, am I supporting a jerk? Or am I simply separating the actor from the man?

Roman Polanski and Woody Allen present similar dilemmas. What to do? It leaves me tired.

It was gorgeous!

D Lee scored bottom of the ninth on a Ryan Theriot single.
The skid is over!

Clearly he's thinking of me

"I'll check out the Braves, the Cubs and the National League West." So says my beloved Future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux when asked by Las Vegas Golf if he still follows baseball.

I like to think what he meant to say was, "I check out the Braves, the National League West, and the Cubs because The Gal Herself is never far from my mind." But he's the soul of discretion.


Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Blue Rene Meme

1. What thing is nearest to you? This laptop is, literally, on my lap.

2. What is your ringtone? The one that was programmed into my phone when I got it. Sorry my answer isn't more interesting.

3. What was the last message in your inbox? It's about being in a good mood and it's titled, "Me, too."

4. Who is your best friend? The one in Question #3 who is also in a good mood.

5. What is the brand of your TV? Sylvania in the living room, Symphonic in my bedroom.

6. What schools did you attend? Triton Community College.

7. Do you own a MP4? iPod. Does that count?

8. What song are you listening to now? No music, but the dulcet tones of Mike Murphy, Joe Scarborough and David Gregory on Meet the Press.

9. Did you kiss anybody in the past 2 days? No

10. Have you ever kissed someone you met in the blogosphere? No

11. What would you want to be called if you weren't your current name? "Thin Love Goddess"

12. Would you be happy if you had everything? I'm willing to find out.

13. Are you always thinking of someone special? Yes

14. Tell us of your most desperate dream? It involves assault with a deadly weapon, the police, a trial, and a rather creepy & pathetic Burt Reynolds.

15. When did you last laugh till you cried? Thursday night. My friend John and I were having a completely tasteless conversation, ping-ponging back and forth between Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace. We should be ashamed of ourselves, but it was just so fuckin' funny.

16. If you had a crush, would you tell them you love him/her now? No

17. If you could be anywhere in the world now, where would you want to be? Wearing a robe, drinking a Mimosa at a table overlooking the water and the gazebo at Chateau Elan. It's my happy place.

18. When was your heart last broken? The 2008 MLB post-season. Let's say no more about it.

19. Whose birthday(s) is/are coming up? My friend Barb.

20. How many email accounts do you have? 3, but I haven't been one of them in years. I had a reason for
not closing it, but I can't remember it.