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Shorter Sean Penn

Hollywood douche nozzle Sean Penn fancies himself a latter day Hunter Thompson. He's got a two part, gazillion word essay up at Huffington Post which is sort "On The Road" love letter to his favorite dictators and despots.

I've read through the whole thing to save you the hassle. Here are (paraphrased of course) some of his nuggets of wisdom...

  • He's still bitter about being caught staging his Katrina photo-op.
  • Capitalism is failed and evil.
  • Socialism is just like America and is awesome.
  • Socialism is less awesome if Penn has to give up anything meaningful.
  • In an private interview with Penn prior to the election, Cuban President Raul Castro said, "We want Obama." Penn agreed not to publish that until after the election.

  • Cuban President Raul Castro wants to have his "no preconditions" meeting with Obama at Guantanamo Bay.

Mountain of Snakes [HuffPo]
Mountain of Snakes (Pt II) [HuffPo]


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Comments (28)

Ummmm .... who's Sean Penn?... (Below threshold)
Elmo:

Ummmm .... who's Sean Penn?

He's smoking to much weed a... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

He's smoking to much weed and its affected his critical thinking abilities to the point where he no longer can.

One thing is certain: Sean ... (Below threshold)

One thing is certain: Sean Penn didn't write that piece. It's too clever by half, with the necessary one millimeter of self deprecation, to pass off as his own.

That said, Penn lacks the attention span to craft such a tome. I wonder which screen writer had the honors (or orders)?

Looks like you're not exact... (Below threshold)
Simba B:

Looks like you're not exactly aware of all Internet traditions, particularly, that 'shorter' pieces are, well, short, and to the point. Also, cleverness helps.

Looks like you're not... (Below threshold)

Looks like you're not exactly aware of all Internet traditions

I didn't know the innertubes were old enough to actually have "traditions". Also, cleverness does indeed help, but only when one can pass it off as their own. Cleverness by proxy is so Biden.

Socialism is looks just ... (Below threshold)
Loneoak:

Socialism is looks just like America and is awesome.

Shorter CheezWizBang: We don't need editors.

"Loneoak" OMG!.. a built-in... (Below threshold)
Ran56:

"Loneoak" OMG!.. a built-in spell checker!..LOL

loneoak - "Shorter Chee... (Below threshold)
Marc:

loneoak - "Shorter CheezWizBang: We don't need editors.

Which begs the question... then why for all intents and purposes are you attempting to act as one?

If anyone takes Sean Penn s... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

If anyone takes Sean Penn serious about anything, time to thin the herd. He is so weird, even Madonna didn't want him. ww

Which begs the question.... (Below threshold)
reality bites:

Which begs the question... then why for all intents and purposes are you attempting to act as one?

Ooooh Marc! Talk pompous to me, baby!

"Editors? We don't need no stinkin' editors! What, you think our readers would notice the difference?!"

Perhaps more to the point... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

Perhaps more to the point, why would anyone waste an eyeball reading anything Sean Penn writes?

In an private interview ... (Below threshold)

In an private interview with Penn prior to the election, Cuban President Raul Castro said, "We want Obama." Penn agreed not to publish that until after the election.

Oh lawdy lawdy lawdy, the stinky kid from homeroom said he likes Obama! Obama's got cooties! Cootie carrier! hurhurhurhurhur

Why, thank god Penn sat on that explosive revelation, considering we had to hear every other day how Obama was a Communist, a Stalinist, and a friend to terrorists even WITHOUT Raul Castro's favor.

He's smoking to mu... (Below threshold)
He's smoking to much weed and its affected his critical thinking abilities to the point where he no longer can.

Maybe, maybe not. One thing is certain: You couldn't spell or write your way out of a paper bag.

The Cult of Celebrity is ob... (Below threshold)

The Cult of Celebrity is obviously offended by this post.

Tommy Thompson literally wrote the book on this decades ago:

http://www.amazon.com/Celebrity-THOMPSON-THOMAS/dp/0446322164/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228357129&sr=1-2

It's required reading to understand the Obama Phenomena.

Looking at it another way though, it's required reading for the Cult also... the Gates decision will make much more sense.

we had to hear every oth... (Below threshold)

we had to hear every other day how Obama was a Communist, a Stalinist, and a friend to terrorists

... and a Socialist, a stealth Muslim, a racist, a misogynist, an anti-Semite, an alien, and a grandmother-killer. Did I leave anything out?

Tommy Thompson literally... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Tommy Thompson literally wrote the book on this decades ago:
...
It's required reading to understand the Obama Phenomena.

LOL! What, did you just Google for any book with the word "celebrity" in its title? Next time you actually might want to consider its content.

Sounds like the same old tu... (Below threshold)

Sounds like the same old tune Hollywood never gets tired of singing.
http://rightklik.blogspot.com/

LOL! What, did you ju... (Below threshold)

LOL! What, did you just Google for any book with the word "celebrity" in its title? Next time you actually might want to consider its content.

No, Brian, I actually read the book. Did you?

Three main characters, from Fort Worth Texas, went to high school together, witnessed a rape and murder that haunted them years later.

So what specifically is your point?

BrianAs you are ap... (Below threshold)

Brian

As you are apparently an expert on the book's content, compare and contrast for us the tension between the character that became a famous movie star and the character that became an evangelist. Naming them gets you no points.

Since you have these facts at your fingertips I'll expect a quick and precise summary.....

Admit it, Kevin, (not withs... (Below threshold)
bryanD:

Admit it, Kevin, (not withstanding the "Hunter S. Thompson" mention,) you saw, today, the Coming Attractions (on teevee) of the Hollywood Feature Film about Harvey Milk, in which Sean Penn exhibited wild acting skills. And it made you so-o-o mad!

(The HuffPo reference is a big So What. Cheers.)

Who let the grade school ki... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

Who let the grade school kids onto this thread.?

Why, thank god Penn sat ... (Below threshold)
Tim:

Why, thank god Penn sat on that explosive revelation, considering we had to hear every other day how Obama was a Communist, a Stalinist, and a friend to terrorists even WITHOUT Raul Castro's favor.

Which, of course he was and is. And whatever examples of that fact popped up, the left did their level best to hide. This is just another isntance. Now that the Messiah-Elect is safe from the voters, do you suppose Bill Ayers will be allowed out from under the bus?

Bill Ayers ... Bill Ayers .... (Below threshold)

Bill Ayers ... Bill Ayers ... lemme think ... oh, you mean the "washed-up terrorist" that even your guy McLame dismissed?

Keep clinging bitterly to your discredited ideology, wingnuts. It's gonna be a long eight years for your side now.

A group of bloggers of Cuba... (Below threshold)

A group of bloggers of Cuban descent, both on and off the island, responded to Spicoli, thus:

December 3, 2008

Dear Sirs:

Many Cubans, on the island and in exile, have read with interest your recent collaborations in different media about the Cuban political situation.

We would like to bring to your attention two recent facts that we have not seen mentioned in the international press:

The renowned Cuban blogger, Yoani Sánchez, was today summoned by the Cuban Ministry of the Interior, which explicitly warned her against conducting an event for independent bloggers that she was preparing for December 6.

The official government journal of the Republic of Cuba published a "Regulation for the Service Providers of Internet Access to the Public," contained in Resolution No. 179/2008 of the Ministry of Computer Science and Communications, which says that administrators have the obligation to "adopt the necessary means to prevent access to those Internet sites whose contents are contrary to social interest, morality and good behavior".

In a ridiculous attempt to censor the incipient Cuban blogging movement, this resolution, signed by Minister Ramiro Valdés, establishes the order to prohibit "the use of applications that affect the integrity or security of the State".

We would appreciate it if in your next reflections on the so-called Cuban "process of transition" you would take into account these and other limitations on the basic liberties of all the citizens inside the island.

Regards,

Ill note that Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has won numerous prizes around the world, was listed in Time 100 most influential people issues and her blog has been nominated for best Lation, Caribbean or South American blog at this year's weblog awards.

Why are all these "celebrit... (Below threshold)
mag:

Why are all these "celebrities" so entralled with socialism/coummunism...when THEY ARE THE BIGGEST capitalist of all...I mean millions of dollars for movies that usually suck???
I think they feel guilty for making that kind of money for doing next to nothing. I do not support movies...I never go to them I rather read a good book instead. They can all go to hell for all I care.
I would love to see people boycott movies BIG TIME!!!

What do you expect from the... (Below threshold)
Thomas Jackson:

What do you expect from the sson of one of the 10 Stalinists who failed to answer the questions the Congress asked of them and were black listed?

Once a copmmie always a commie.

No, Brian, I actually re... (Below threshold)
Brian:

No, Brian, I actually read the book. Did you?
Three main characters, from Fort Worth Texas, went to high school together, witnessed a rape and murder that haunted them years later.

They just "witnessed" a rape and murder? Are you sure you read it?

So what specifically is your point?

That it's a character study, not "the book" on the Cult of Celebrity.

Penn's piece was informativ... (Below threshold)
Otak:

Penn's piece was informative. Read his piece in The Nation online.




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