Monday, July 31, 2006

The Sequel

Hat tip to Agi - he says Mel Gibson's making a sequel.


Tina said...

OMG... no pun intended... that was funny.
True story about Mel Gibson: He was about to toss himself out of the window of the top level of his HUGE mansion so he could end it all. When all of a sudden-- an angel or Jesus like figure appeared-- and told him not to commit suicide. Mel claims that was the moment he decided to make The Passion of the Christ. Ya know what I say? Stupid Jesus. You are a Jew, Jesus. Why didn't You just give Mel a giant Godly helping hand and chuck him out the window?

DivaJood said...

Tina, that's hilarious. There's a retreat center in Malibu that overlooks Mel's house. I'm tempted to go to the next AA women's retreat there, just to march over and scare him. "Yo, Mel: I'm a Jew AND an Alcoholic. We got a chair waiting for ya, and you'll have to go to meetings with Jewish Actors in Malibu."

Tina said...

Don't worry Diva... maybe his good buddy and eternal defender Bill O'Reilly with his big giant ugly Irish Catholic head will go along with Mel and hold his hand and prevent him from catching any Jewish cooties from you guys.

When the stuff came about his crazy dad-- and I think the old coot is crazy-- I felt sorta sorry for Mel b/c we all know that we are not responsible for ANYTHING our family does or says. Plus, Mel admitted that he based his character in "Conspiracy Theory" on many of the crazy things his own dad had told him and his siblings as kids.

And when the hoopla was stirring about Mel being anti-Semitic based upon the film, I defended Mel's right to make that movie in his own vision b/c I think that all film makers have that right. It is us-- the paying movie goers-- who decide whether the film makes a dime after that.

But screaming anti-Semitic and sexist slurs at the cops? Naaw, that is not "artistic". And it certainly appears that his pop's anti-Semitic slurs really did sink and get absorbed. Sad.

That is why my lil sister and her husband (and consequently my sister's son who is only 10 months younger than BabyGirl) are not a part of my life and are not allowed in our home. My sister's husband is THE most racist and intolerant person I know, and I ain't having THAT around my kid. But I certainly do fear for my lil nephew and how he will turn out. And the thing that kills me is that my sister is NOT that way at all. She just always says that she thinks she can change her husband, that if he is finally shown love and acceptance he will stop thinking like this. Riiiight... but in the meantime, my nephew has to be raised by this crazy bastard whom we all know will NEVER change.... sigh...

DivaJood said...

Tina, POTC was a blatantly viscious film with gratuitous, unnecessary graphic violence disguised as art. I've liked some of Mel Gibson's work; his Hamlet surprised the hell out of me, it was quite good. He's got a good comic touch. But POTC was hateful. His father, on the other hand, is a complete nutjob.

Gibson's behavior toward the police was quite typical of an asshole drunk; we all have what I call a "give a shit" switch in our brains and when drunk that switch gets turned off. Your worst comes out. So we see Mel Gibson for the racist, sexist pig he is. Can he change? Anything is possible.

I had a long conversation with another sober alcoholic today, a woman I've known for almost my entire sobriety; we both are so different now than when we were new - a complete psychic change.

As for your brother-in-law and sister, that's sad - she won't be able to change him at all. It has to be an inside job. Hopefully, he's not abusive to her, and your nephew; hopefully you can be open to her.

Comandante Agí said...

tina: is the retreat center you mention the Franciscan Serra Center? if so, I know exactly what you are talking about. that place has a fantastic view.

divajood: glad you enojyed the clip.

DivaJood said...

Agi, it is the Serra Center. I've never done a retreat there, but I might go just to torment Mel.

sumo said...

Don't know how I missed was really cute. I enjoyed this sequel more than the original.

DivaJood said...

Sumo, the sequel has potential to be a blockbuster.

An ex-Priest I know said that back in the day, at Easter, he and his buddy-Priests would get drunk and have a "Roll back the rock" party.