Don't Be Hatin' On Ahmadinejad! Dude Rocks!
I share conservatives’ contempt for celebrities.
And whenever celebrities start whining about politics, my contempt goes into overdrive.
However, there is a threshold that celebrities cross whereupon my contempt turns into full-blown amusement.
That is now the case with Sean Penn and Janeane Garofalo. Both have reached the point where their soundbites are of this caliber:
“Man, it pisses me off that the U.S. is always hatin’ on Ahmadinejad. Dude rocks; he’s doing his best.”
Take Penn’s recent remarks about Hugo Chavez, one of the grand blowhards of Global Dystopian Theater. I challenge you not to laugh:
“I know President Chavez well. Whether or not one agrees with all his policies, what is certainly true of Chavez is that he is a warm and friendly man with a robust sense of humor…”
Penn’s comments are featured as part of a Huffington Post blog entry (no surprise there). But what’s interesting is that the Post’s critics are no longer just angry, naysaying Republicans. Nowadays, even left-leaning men of science are attacking the HuffPo. Read the brilliant astronomer Phil Plait‘s take on the Huffington Post’s recent and inexcusable promotion of anti-vaccine propaganda:
“I am embarrassed I ever wrote anything for HuffPo, which is now a cesspool of misleading misinformation.”
Garofalo, like a hackneyed comedian who keeps a Word document of bad jokes archived for repeated use, cannot stop using the term Stockholm Syndrome. Nor can she stop talking about neuroscience. She is basically a psychology undergrad from Madison or Berkeley running amok — she genuinely seems to think her feeble understanding of science and human psychology is of use to the public.
Call me crazy, but that IS funny. Janeane, you still got it, girl!