Monday, August 07, 2006

Huh?

Patrick Swayze is the latest Celeb' to come to Mel Gibson's defense over anti-semitic remarks Gibson made during a DUI arrest this past week. Swayze says this incident won't end Gibson's career and... err... apparently we just need to slap the "pit bull" and move on?

"When you are a pit bull, and you love what you do and you are going to continue to grow, that talent will find its way out... Talent deserves to be honored. Hands deserve to be slapped if you do something stupid as well, but don't take it too far" (Washington Post).

31 comments:

BA said...

I'm pre-ordering tickets to Apacylopto now.

Alice said...

I believe you can now add Star Jones to the list of defenders - I guess she feels that her name is not in the press enough already.

Marc said...

BA - Good move. Best to avoid the rush.

Alice - No link?!

Marc said...

And if we're naming his celebrity supporters, don't forget Jodie Foster

Lizzy said...

Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

Mrs. McDreamy said...

I don't think I would ever call Mel a pit bull. A cock-a-poo maybe, but not a pit bull.

melbo said...

Tim Allen was on E! News today defending Mel. A DUI of his own in his backpocket makes him some sort of expert I think.
(No link, it requires too much time, so just take my word for it.)

Marc said...

You're a bad influence Melbo. Keep this sort of mischief up and we'll never get Alice to post that Star Jones link.

melbo said...

Alice is no follower, Marc. Give the girl some credit.

BTW, speaking of [not being] followers - All this celebrity support has made me as sympathetic towards Mel as Barbara Streisand has made me feel towards... well, anything. What makes celebrities feel like they can change the world, anyway? Puh-leese.

Sue Ellen Mischke said...

Slap the pitbull... that sounds like a euphemism for something naughty.

By the way, the day of silence is over. You went to my blog while I was in the middle of posting a new one. There is an update of the car situation there.

Gargantus said...

didn't Tim Allen spend some time in the slammer as well? I bet he has some bitchin' prison tats.

Alice said...

I’d like to formally state that I don’t like this “source” stuff requirement here in the world according to marc land and the reason why is because it makes me have to actually read the entire article not just the headline which in turn makes me have to realize that STARS are coming out to defend Mel Gibson, not STAR (which would have referred to Star Jones, had it just said Star).

Regardless... this source stuff and requirement to read more than the people magazine headlines is for the birds!

Alice said...

Melbo... thanks for standing up for me - clearly someone needs to.

Rabble-rouser said...

When it comes to Mel Gibson, I have two words for you, "South Park." The episode they did making fun of Mel Gibson was great!

Marc said...

Melbo - Celebrities may be pathetic... but they still deserve a voice that we can disagree with. Which reminds me of one of my favorite posts (That hyperlink is dedicated to you and Alice).

Sue Ellen - I think Garg knows a lot about slapping the pit bull.

Garg - Yup, Allen's an ex-con. I think he was probably someone's bitch in the slammer... I can see no other explanation for The Santa Clause 2.

Alice - Seems like Melbo has stirred a rebellious spirit in you. She tends to have that effect on people... or maybe it's just me. Haven't quite figured that one out yet.

Rabble - A classic Southpark episode indeed... right up there with the Joseph Smith/Mormon episode (err... should I be admitting that that is one of my favorites?)

Gargantus said...

i was hoping for pictures of sweet prison tats when you notified me of your new comment.

Mrs. McDreamy said...

Joseph Smith a mormon prophet, Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum. Catchy tune! How can you not love it. I think it just mean we are comfortable with our religion, unlike chef who runs at any mockery of scientology.

I just think it is funny that everyone is making SUCH a big deal out of this. Not that DUI isn't a big deal or anti-dematic remarks aren't totally horrible, especially in the biz. But how many celebs have gotton DUI's and will in the future? How many have gotton out of them due to celeb status. People are acting like it is unheard of.

Mrs. McDreamy said...

I meant anti-sematic, you know me - never proof reading.

Marc said...

I believe it's anti-semitic, but proper spelling isn't a rule on this blog (you may get mocked, but it's not a rule). Use of hyperlinks on the other hand...

tigerfoxbear said...

How much press would Mel get for an anti-lds rant?

tigerfoxbear said...

Probably less press than this blog gets! BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!

Alice said...

I'm still waiting for the world according to marc handbook, I can't keep up with what is a rule and what isn't.

Tara said...

I think what makes me mad about the drunken Mel is that he portrays himself as this great Christian family man and then he goes off and does this. I guess everyone makes mistakes. But still. It's just disappointing to those of us who thought he was better than that. I don't know though I guess people shouldn't put that much stock in celebrities. They all turn out crappy it seems. Except for Donny & Marie. Bah ha hah!

Gargantus said...

Are they still alive?

Lizzy said...

Hello. Don't you read the Superficial, Gar? Oh course they're alive! And well loved by many Mormon Americans. Myself included.

Marc said...

Now that's what I'm talking about Lizzy. It's all about the hyperlinks. Well done. I must say though... I don't think Gar's question is that off-base considering that the gossip mills are saying Marie "allegedly" tried to commit suicide last week.

Sheldon said...

The real question is, what's marc's rule about Recent Comments hacks

Marc said...

Err... I get them from Sheldon?

Sheldon said...

I just had to come up with something to say to test out the recent comments tool.

Anyway, Marc, I can't take Mel leering at me another day. Gimme something else to look at! Like, maybe a blog post about Joe Lieberman! I'm sure the blog world hasn't talked about that topic enough!

Or for some other fun, you should do a blog post to explain some of the funny Google results if you do a search for "Marc Bohn" as I did (in a futile effort to find out whether you went to BYU or U of U). I mean, there is a German patent dude, that makes sense with a name like Bohn... there are a lot of comments on Mormon blogs... and then there is a Google result titled SEX IN THE OUTDOORS: A HUMOROUS APPROACH TO RECREATION. Forget the Mel Gibson scandal, Marc has a scandal of his own to explain

Marc said...

Sheldon - Sorry. Last week at work and I've been swamped. I'll post again soon. If you're looking for my thoughts on Lieberman (who I liked), a discussion along those lines took place on my friend's blog.

As for googling me... I don't know the German patent dude, I have been known to comment on a Mormon blog or two, and don't let my wife know you found out about "Sex in the Outdoors."

Sheldon said...

MEL GIBSON IS STILL STARING AT ME! THIS IS GOING ON A WEEK! ACK!