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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Textbook Defition Of Irony

Here are Brangelina, at the Los Angeles premiere of the film:

God Grew Tired Of Us



This is the touching tale of "Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety".

Why, what did you think it was about?

16 Comments:

  • Well, yeah, I sort of did. That does not mean that I would kick him out of bed for eating crackers, however ;-)

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Sat Jan 13, 01:41:00 am GMT-5  

  • Well, yeah, I sort of did. That does not mean that I would kick him out of bed for eating crackers, however ;-)

    Ooh. I don't fancy him at all. He's the anti-JFK Jr, which to me, was the essence of physical male beauty.

    And anyway, I've been told he has BO.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 01:44:00 am GMT-5  

  • and a bad case of acne at that (but many actors apparently have that problem). Not really my type, especially if your source is reliable, but a great place to drop that line, I thought.

    By Blogger Internet Ronin, at Sat Jan 13, 02:03:00 am GMT-5  

  • Those DSL's on Jolie -- ugh! Reminds me of those wax lips you had as a kid.

    I'll pass.

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat Jan 13, 02:05:00 am GMT-5  

  • Sounds like you folks may enjoy THIS link...

    http://www.twodorks.com/faxes/fax-celebritygossip.htm

    Darryl

    By Anonymous BrotherDarryl, at Sat Jan 13, 02:18:00 am GMT-5  

  • Sudan is perhaps the most tragedy racked country in the world.

    Drought. Starvation. Malaria. Ebola. Sleeping sickness-- even the cattle have it. Civil war. Religious wars. Ethnic wars. Tribal wars. Race wars. Slave raids. Gangs. Medieval justice. Genocide. And it goes on year, after year, after year, after bloody year.

    No one really cares about Sudan.

    I was encouraged the other day when a U.S. based peace group (the Save Darfur coalition) paid for former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson to go to Sudan and broker a 60-day cease fire in Darfur. But that in itself shows how forgotten the place is-- when it is up to private citizens to put their money together just to get someone over there to negotiate a peace agreement. Has our own government forgotten how to do diplomacy themselves, or do they just not care?

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Sat Jan 13, 01:55:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Eli Blake,

    Good question about our government, diplomacy and not caring.

    But why not ask the same question of: England, France, The UN itself?

    I can't answer why we haven't gone into Darfur; I'm naive enough to think we could make a difference. but there's plenty of blame to go around for inaction. No need in holding only the United States responsible.

    By Blogger Pete, at Sat Jan 13, 07:43:00 pm GMT-5  

  • and a bad case of acne at that (but many actors apparently have that problem).

    Nervous, insecure personalities under high stress?

    Or because of drug abuse, including steroids? ;)

    Not really my type, especially if your source is reliable, but a great place to drop that line, I thought.

    According to Darryl's gossip site, confirmed about the BO. Or at least, the rumour is out there. Yech.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 08:26:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Those DSL's on Jolie -- ugh! Reminds me of those wax lips you had as a kid.

    I'll pass.


    What are DSL's!? And yes, they are horrifying.

    Her brother has the same, with even creepier eyes.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 08:27:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Sounds like you folks may enjoy THIS link...

    Darryl! I spent an hour reading this last night. I don't know whether to thank you, or kill you.

    Carol Burnett, a l______? Oh man, she's one of my heroines. :(

    Doesn't make her any the less funny, but the combo of her and Julie Andrews is just gross.

    BTW, there were some "rumours" which didn't make it to this patently-anti-Republican person's list.

    Gabriel Byrne, for example, was molested as a boy. He admits to it freely.

    And Julia Roberts is the rudest woman I've personally come across. So much for that smile.

    (Marie Osmond is said to be horribly rude too, and a bad tipper. Go figure)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 08:30:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Has our own government forgotten how to do diplomacy themselves, or do they just not care?

    Heh. Hey, Eli. Trust you to bring this post on Brangelina back "on topic".

    As for your question, perhaps it's not within my scope to answer, save to mention...

    If such worthies as Jean-Hervé Bradol (director of Medecins sans Frontieres, which my father was involved with, until 2 years ago -- he went to Pakistan/Afghanistan, not to Darfur though) said that Sec'y of State, Colin Powell, having called Darfur a "genocide" was inaccurate, I wonder why all the onus is placed on the US, for misunderstanding this situation?

    Perhaps we can ask President Clinton about Rwanda for historical clarification.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 08:36:00 pm GMT-5  

  • No need in holding only the United States responsible.

    Coincidentally, at Althouse today where I was a busy beaver indeed, I mentioned that Bob Geldof himself praised President Shrub for his administration's hand-over-fist aid to Africa.

    How about France? How about Germany? How about even Britain?

    Sure, the US is the world's policemen but not the world's private piggy bank.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Jan 13, 08:40:00 pm GMT-5  


  • What are DSL's!? And yes, they are horrifying.


    That would be "duck" sucking lips! Yikes!

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat Jan 13, 09:28:00 pm GMT-5  

  • That would be "duck" sucking lips! Yikes!

    Oh! You've told me that before, too, during my Faces thread (one of my personal faves on Sundries).

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Jan 14, 01:47:00 am GMT-5  

  • BTW, when I mentioned to my mother that in this pic, Brad Pitt looks remarkably like a young Robert Redford, she scoffed.

    "Robert Redford in his prime was one of the most gorgeous men to walk the earth. Brad Pitt is just a pretty boy."

    And even though he's aged atrociously, which I rather suspect was done on purpose...somehow...I think she's right.

    I don't favour blond men, but he was gorgeous.

    Too bad about his politics...

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sun Jan 14, 02:11:00 am GMT-5  

  • I can't answer why we haven't gone into Darfur

    Short and long? there's no benefit to us or our government. If we go in and smack the jihadi's around hard, we'll be accused of being an over-bearing bully. If we go in and have another Blackhawk Down moment, the caterwauling from certain circles in the USofA will be deafening.

    So we sit, and do nothing. And let others take the lead, if they should dare. But they do nothing, either.

    Diplomacy? that only works when the other side is engaging in a good faith effort to iron out differences. Sorry to bust a bubble, but diplomacy doesn't have a lot going for it when one side is engaging in a war of genocide. Oh, sure, they'll sit down and talk. They'll even sign pretty pieces of paper, and agree in principle to stop what is happening.

    But as Bismark so astutely observed, a man who agrees to something in principal has no intention of carrying it out in practice.

    By Blogger I R A Darth Aggie, at Mon Jan 15, 03:06:00 pm GMT-5  

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