July 23, 2004
If the shoe fits...
Apparently Democrats accused Ahnold of slandering gays for calling California Democrats "girlie men". I find this ironic. As an evil Republican, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear the phrase "girlie men" is Saturday Night Live, NOT homosexual males. As a matter of fact, it didn't even occur to me that it could refer to gay men until the whiney Democratic spokesperson brought it up. And even so, I still don't see it...John Kerry is a "girlie man", Gandalf is not. I personally know a couple of "girlie men" who are completely hetero, and a lot of gay men who are retrosexuals...
People who take offense over non-existant slights create the slight themselves.
Posted by Susie at July 23, 2004 11:16 AM
As a perfect Democrat (hehe), I think the furor over this "girlie man" statement is pretty ridiculous. It just shows how many people can't take a friggin' joke.
Fixed it, Chris--silly ieSpell didn't catch that! Shame on it!
I clicked the Ian McKellan link and found out what else he did. I've seen Apt Pupil and both X-Men. I never realized that Gandalf had been in either of those.
What does it say about an actor when I enjoy him in 3 different roles, but I don't realize it's the same guy?
It says he's a great actor, Harv--despite being a "girlie man" ;)
My fav is his Richard III--I adore him in that one....(but you know I have that weakness for bad boys...)
Harvey: I think that it tells you that you are a dumbass. You probably think that James Bond has been played by the same actor for the last 40 years too.
MB - Well of COURSE. And Buster Keaton's done a FINE job of it, too.
The CIA had an opening for an assassin. After all of the background checks, interviews, and testing were done there were three finalists - two men and one woman. For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.
"We must know that you will follow your instructions, no matter what the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. You have to kill her." The first man said. "You cant be serious. I could never shoot my wife!"The agent replies, "Then you?re not the right man for this job."
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. Then the agent came out with tears in his eyes. "I tried, but I cant kill my wife." The agent replies, "You dont have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."
Finally, it was the womans turn. Only she was told to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one shot after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didnt tell me the gun was loaded with blanks. So I had to beat him to death with the chair."