Just a pop-in here — I’m still on self-imposed deadline (aren’t they all?) — but I saw this in my meanderings today and thought, oh, how long will it take to throw it out there?

James Wolcott’s new blog hardly needs my promotion. But this post was as succinct a distillation of Mel Gibson as anything I’ve read in the last five years. So enjoy.

And just to be bipartisan about it, He’s got it in for Tony Kushner, too.

In other news at this hour, I went to a party this afternoon, and went home early after I got cat shit on my shirt. I’ll leave the filthy details to your imagination.

Posted at 9:00 pm in Uncategorized |

4 responses to “Recommended.”

  1. Maureen said on September 6, 2004 at 7:01 pm

    How strange is the blog-o-sphere.

    I’ve never told anyone this story before – just my natural reticence, I guess, but I will always have a soft spot for the pre-star Mel Gibson. I was 20 when A Year of Living Dangerously opened. My new boyfriend and I went to see it in a deserted theatre in SLC. We couldn’t keep our hands or anything else to ourselves.

    The theater manager had to do a lot of throat clearing before we realized the movie was over.

    Looooong married to the same guy and with two kids of our own, those days seem, sadly, a long time ago. But when I think of Mel Gibson, that is the Passion I remember.

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  2. Nance said on September 6, 2004 at 8:17 pm

    My Mel Moment was his Mad Max/Road Warrior incarnation. For a while there, I had hot crushes on three post-apocalyptic stud muffins — Mel/Max, Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken and Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in “Blade Runner.” It kind of made you hope the nuclear meltdown would hurry up and come, so the guys would get all leathery and tattooed ‘n’ stuff.

    And now I find tattooed men sort of gross. Except for Snake, of course.

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  3. deb said on September 6, 2004 at 10:17 pm

    the thing i found most interesting in wolcott’s mel gibson rant was the stuff about the pranks, and what that behavior says about the prankster. wolcott nailed it — pranks are no more than thinly veiled hostility. in mel’s case, that veil seems to be getting thinner all the time.

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  4. danno said on September 7, 2004 at 8:56 am

    all to true about mel, but what kind of karma-chameleon twist will happen in the next couple of years? we’ll probably see him do a disney-esque type of film and be redeemed by the press and forgiven for his latest indiscretions!! you go Hollywood!!

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