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(Slate)   John Cusack to the establishment media: You're better off dead   (slate.com) divider line 86
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2013-07-02 07:42:57 PM
IT'S A CONSPIRACY!
 
2013-07-02 08:42:30 PM
That is quite possibly the worst picture of John Cusack ever taken.  It's almost like the media is trying to make him look unpalatable so people won't pay attention to his message.
 
2013-07-02 08:44:45 PM
Someone just changed columns on Hannity's spreadsheet.
 
2013-07-02 08:57:54 PM
He probably won't mind the media establishment when he promotes the next Hot Tub Time Machine film.
 
2013-07-02 09:25:49 PM
Just remember what I said

You're better off dead
 
2013-07-02 09:34:53 PM
Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great movie star, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the Oscar hungry stallion we've watched so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-costar.
 
2013-07-02 09:52:00 PM

Lsherm: That is quite possibly the worst picture of John Cusack ever taken.  It's almost like the media is trying to make him look unpalatable so people won't pay attention to his message.


Are you suggesting that they're throwing away a perfectly good white boy...just like that? Because that would be a real shame.
 
2013-07-02 09:55:31 PM
"Have the establishment media been so co-opted by government access that they've lost all sense of proportionality?"

Yeah, that happened a while ago, actually.
 
2013-07-02 10:09:49 PM

Lsherm: That is quite possibly the worst picture of John Cusack ever taken.  It's almost like the media is trying to make him look unpalatable so people won't pay attention to his message.


He's probably better off when people aren't paying attention to his "message"...
 
2013-07-02 10:40:32 PM

PainInTheASP: Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great movie star, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the Oscar hungry stallion we've watched so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-costar.


He's struggling to be relevant in the age of Bieber Fever. A nobody, a child of the 80s whose early movie appearances were often so tepid and banal they inspired shows like Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Weekend at Bernie's 2. Should we listen to this man, a man who blew up Colm Meany's classic car, who murdered Dan Aykroyd with a TV set, a man whose best movie of the past 20 years was 2012?

There is a hidden motive here. He wants to be loved. He needs it. Actors struggle with it all the time. He just wants attention. I think the best thing to do here is ignore him, and preferably send him to a FEMA labor camp where he can clean up the mess left behind by the evangelicals being murdered at the hands of Obamacare's ovens.
 
2013-07-02 10:51:16 PM

bdub77: PainInTheASP: Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great movie star, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the Oscar hungry stallion we've watched so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-costar.

He's struggling to be relevant in the age of Bieber Fever. A nobody, a child of the 80s whose early movie appearances were often so tepid and banal they inspired shows like Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Weekend at Bernie's 2. Should we listen to this man, a man who blew up Colm Meany's classic car, who murdered Dan Aykroyd with a TV set, a man whose best movie of the past 20 years was 2012?

There is a hidden motive here. He wants to be loved. He needs it. Actors struggle with it all the time. He just wants attention. I think the best thing to do here is ignore him, and preferably send him to a FEMA labor camp where he can clean up the mess left behind by the evangelicals being murdered at the hands of Obamacare's ovens.


Tried to read this in Cosell's voice..  Didn't work.

Also..."Gee Ricky, I sure am sorry your Colm Meany blew up."
 
2013-07-02 10:53:04 PM
Or his car.  Whatever.
 
2013-07-02 10:53:26 PM

PainInTheASP: Truly a sight to behold. A man beaten. The once great movie star, now, a study in moppishness. No longer the Oscar hungry stallion we've watched so many times before, but a pathetic, washed up, aged ex-costar.


You're still trying to get your two dollars, aren't you?
 
2013-07-02 10:54:29 PM
Why would they run a picture of Joan? Makes no sense
 
2013-07-02 10:54:43 PM
I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that.
 
2013-07-02 10:54:49 PM
Mr. Cusack:

I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.
 
2013-07-02 10:57:56 PM
Is it K-you-sack, or Kooh-sack?
 
2013-07-02 10:58:15 PM
If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.
 
2013-07-02 11:01:36 PM
sell me soap and tell me sweet lies
 
2013-07-02 11:07:39 PM

jmr61: Mr. Cusack:

I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.


You think any of the politicians who either let the NSA do this or were ignorant of what was being done are any more credible to speak about this?
 
2013-07-02 11:09:29 PM

jmr61: Mr. Cusack:

I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.


Yeah, everybody knows actors can't have opinions!

Cuz they're stupid, right?
 
2013-07-02 11:18:18 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
I want my transparent government!
 
2013-07-02 11:21:49 PM
I wonder what the exchange student chick looks like these days

*off to the googles*
 
2013-07-02 11:25:42 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I wonder what the exchange student chick looks like these days

*off to the googles*


img189.imageshack.us

Still quite attractive but I've had an irrational hatred of her since "The Last American Virgin"
 
2013-07-02 11:25:53 PM
He's right, and he will be crucified by the establishment media for it.
 
2013-07-02 11:26:14 PM

Kuta: If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.


10 years. TEN YEARS, MAN!
 
2013-07-02 11:27:45 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I wonder what the exchange student chick looks like these days

*off to the googles*


upload.wikimedia.org
I have that same duck.
 
2013-07-02 11:27:58 PM

Snapper Carr: Peter von Nostrand: I wonder what the exchange student chick looks like these days

*off to the googles*



Still quite attractive but I've had an irrational hatred of her since "The Last American Virgin"


Yep, not too bad
 
2013-07-02 11:27:59 PM
The thing I appreciate about his sentiment is that he doesn't seem to have a personal agenda with it.  It is not about the left or the right, it is about us (the public) against them (the government), which is how it should be.  When was the last time a celebrity made political waves that weren't tied to the right or the left.
 
2013-07-02 11:28:53 PM

derpy: Peter von Nostrand: I wonder what the exchange student chick looks like these days

*off to the googles*


I have that same duck.


Not bad for 51
 
2013-07-02 11:29:16 PM

Snapper Carr: Still quite attractive but I've had an irrational hatred of her since "The Last American Virgin"


I wonder if that movie holds up.  It's a movie that would never be made today, but (IIRC) the way it ends is a real gut punch and kind of leaves you stunned.
 
2013-07-02 11:29:57 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I have that same duck.

Not bad for 51


I'm pretty sure that duck isn't more than 2 or 3 years old.
 
2013-07-02 11:34:41 PM
Anyone else notice that the majority if posts that are critical of what John said are nearly character assassinations and not focused on the real issue at hand? Which is exactly what he accuses the media of doing in the article.

Is this some kind of Kauffman style performance where art imitates reality?
 
2013-07-02 11:37:27 PM

jmr61: Mr. Cusack:

I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.


What's your profession? Do you have any credibility to speak on anything outside of that profession? I hope so, because otherwise RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY UNLESS YOU'RE A PROFESSIONAL ASSHOLE ON THE INTERNET.
 
2013-07-02 11:38:19 PM

mjbok: Peter von Nostrand: I have that same duck.

Not bad for 51

I'm pretty sure that duck isn't more than 2 or 3 years old.


Oh it's older than that. You would be in good shape too if elmer fudd was chasing you half the year
 
2013-07-02 11:38:36 PM

mjbok: Peter von Nostrand: I have that same duck.

Not bad for 51

I'm pretty sure that duck isn't more than 2 or 3 years old.


isn't that a goodly bit in duck years?
 
2013-07-02 11:40:58 PM

elvisaintdead: isn't that a goodly bit in duck years?


A 2 year old duck is the equivalent of a 13 year old human

http://easycalculation.com/other/fun/Duck-years-to-Human-years.html

//Citation provided
 
2013-07-02 11:46:05 PM

Kuta: If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.


If the Gestapo showed up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

(hey, this is easy!)
 
2013-07-02 11:47:40 PM

mjbok: elvisaintdead: isn't that a goodly bit in duck years?

A 2 year old duck is the equivalent of a 13 year old human

http://easycalculation.com/other/fun/Duck-years-to-Human-years.html

//Citation provided


shiat, I wonder how old that duck I farked last weekend is... Probably at least 3, so I should be good...
 
2013-07-02 11:50:01 PM
 

Psycoholic_Slag: Kuta: If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

If the Gestapo showed up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

(hey, this is easy!)


Chances are you didn't get the joke.
 
2013-07-02 11:55:52 PM
A year from now he'll declare himself vegan.
Two years from now he'll be shilling for PETA.

Mark my words. This is how washed-up celebrities attempt to remain relevant.
 
2013-07-02 11:55:54 PM

bdub77: Psycoholic_Slag: Kuta: If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

If the Gestapo showed up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

(hey, this is easy!)

Chances are you didn't get the joke.


of all the movies referenced in this thread GPB has got to be my favourite.  IMHO the best Cusack film.  The naturalistic dialog implied that much if it was ad-libbed but it all held together so well.

/would still like to give Minnie Driver an aeroplane
 
2013-07-03 12:01:15 AM
Toward the end of the call, another reporter asked why Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn were absent on this issue

*facepalm*


bdub77: who murdered Dan Aykroyd with a TV set, a man whose best movie of the past 20 years was 2012?


You managed to contradict yourself in the space of a single sentence.


JasonOfOrillia: of all the movies referenced in this thread GPB has got to be my favourite.  IMHO the best Cusack film.  The naturalistic dialog implied that much if it was ad-libbed but it all held together so well.


Also this. Easily in my Top Ten movies of all time.
 
2013-07-03 12:02:55 AM

jmr61: Mr. Cusack:

I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.


I wish more actors/actresses/singers etc knew this. Just because they are famous does not mean they are more credible. In my opinion it makes them less credible.
 
2013-07-03 12:07:27 AM

4seasons85!: I wish more actors/actresses/singers etc knew this. Just because they are famous does not mean they are more credible. In my opinion it makes them less credible.


While I don't disagree with JC here, your point is extremely valid.  Many actors (especially ones who started young) have had questionable academic careers.
 
2013-07-03 12:08:38 AM

JasonOfOrillia: bdub77: Psycoholic_Slag: Kuta: If the NSA shows up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

If the Gestapo showed up at your door, chances are you did something to bring them there.

(hey, this is easy!)

Chances are you didn't get the joke.

of all the movies referenced in this thread GPB has got to be my favourite.  IMHO the best Cusack film.  The naturalistic dialog implied that much if it was ad-libbed but it all held together so well.

/would still like to give Minnie Driver an aeroplane


Cusak, piven and some of their friends sat around and wrote the dialog. It worked out well.

Terrific movie.
 
2013-07-03 12:11:04 AM

jmr61: I probably agree with you but you're AN ACTOR and you bring no credibility to the debate. As such I won't be listening.


Well, that fills my quota of reading stupid shiat for the day. Off to bed!
 
2013-07-03 12:14:55 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Is it K-you-sack, or Kooh-sack?


It's Q Zack
 
2013-07-03 12:27:19 AM

mjbok: 4seasons85!: I wish more actors/actresses/singers etc knew this. Just because they are famous does not mean they are more credible. In my opinion it makes them less credible.

While I don't disagree with JC here, your point is extremely valid.  Many actors (especially ones who started young) have had questionable academic careers.


Exactly! I don't mind them expressing themselves, they are entitled to that, I just do not like how the media and, in that sense, the public seems to hold their opinions above a professional in the field that is being discussed. Now if they wanted to give an opinion about Hollywood or the reality of the professional entertainment industry, I would listen to them because they have experience in it.
 
2013-07-03 12:32:04 AM

4seasons85!: I just do not like how the media and, in that sense, the public seems to hold their opinions above a professional in the field that is being discussed.


The only problem with that is the professionals in that field (government or the press) are inherently untrustworthy.
 
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