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The Passion of the Drunk
Sunday, July 30, 2006
You can't make this stuff up; read all about Mel Gibson's drunken, anti-semetic tirade here.

(Thanks SLT for post heading.)

I don't mean to go all Jew on you. I just think this is hysterically funny. I used to really like Mel Gibson. I mean, Lethal Weapon? Come on! Great movie! I'd like to also reference Mad Max, except I'd be lying if I said I'd seen the Mad Max films, but hey, I hear they're great too. I even liked him in the M. Night Shyamalan movie where he wore the tin foil hat.

But he lost me with the Passion of the Christ, a film predicated on the premise that one should take the bible literally. Even occasional readers of APW know how we feel about that (Annie provides this quote, from a sign out front of a church local to her: "We take the bible seriously, not literally.")

I guess the moral here is twofold: (1) stupid is as stupid does; and (2) Actors should not be allowed to speak their own words.

Posted by: --josh-- @ 10:11 AM  

At 7/30/2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Jane Doe said...   

Yeah, Mel Gibson lost me at Passion too. I had no idea he was such a fundamentalist.

At 7/31/2006 1:35 PM, Anonymous Annie said...   

Did you notice how many of the comments following this news story supported Mel? And so many of them with the same awful tag: "The Jews start all the wars." I wanted to count them up and figure the prcentage, but I was too nauseated.

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