Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Symbolism over Substance

Sean Penn's Boat Sinks In Failed Katrina Rescue Attempt with Personal Photographer in Tow



What good is it to help if others can't see you do it?

9 Comments:

Anonymous raymondo said...

I thought Sean Penn was in Iran???
He does make some good movies.

More style over substance:

www.cbc.ca/gfx/photos/bushtarmac_cp_4522185.jpg

9/07/2005 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous LOL in Richmond said...

A great picture like that deserves a headline. Here are some suggestions:

Sean Penn Bails Out Flooded New Orleans One Cup at a Time

Penn to Fix Levees with Massive Rolls of Duct Tape after Draining City

Hollywood Actor’s Relief Effort Restores Humor, Bonhomie to the Big Easy

Drowning “I Am Sam” Actor Saved, Airlifted Back to Beverly Hills after Own Rescue Boat Sinks

Survivors in New Orleans Laugh, Cheer Penn’s Brilliant Comedic Skit

Hollywood Spokesman Speaks to Flood Victims, Lambastes Bush for Incompetence in Recovery Efforts

Penn’s Mercy Ship Crashes into Levee, Creates Another Breach

9/07/2005 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous cashman said...

Hey raymondo mission accomplished you’re irrelevant.

9/07/2005 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous dick clark said...

Hey cashman, looks like Bush is irrelevant.

9/07/2005 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Rockel said...

Hahahahaha... oh my god, this is so funny.

Here's another headline:

"Assholes with nothing better to do than sit around at their computers make fun of someone willing to get up off of his ass and go help people using his own personal resources."

Oh, man that one kills me.

And people call me a cynical asshole.

9/07/2005 06:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Such language...you're right...I mean who are we to laugh? Everyone brings along their personal photographer to document their charitable deeds, don't they?

Just make sure you get my good side when I put my check in the collection plate at church.

9/08/2005 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Cashman said...

You’re correct matthew rockel we should give him credit. After all he’s giving aid and comfort to Americans instead of the enemy these days.

9/08/2005 08:33:00 AM  
Blogger Rockel said...

If you don't like the language, delete it. I could care less. Because I sure as hell ain't gonna use any less of it while people like you guys sit back and shit on someone helping out simply because he brought a fucking cameraman along. And what if he didn't? Huh? Seriously... what if he left the camera at home? Then it would be a publicity stunt, right? Because everybody down there has video cameras for news coverage... "he just wanted to get his face in the news."

Let's clear one thing up:
PEOPLE ARE FUCKING DYING DOWN THERE.

Dying. Not uncomfortable. Not thirsty. Dying. You know, like those fetus things.

"Penn said he had spent nine hours on Monday searching the water for people."

I mean, God Damn! Nine Hours! Is that all that asshole could spare from his "busy" day. It's not like he has a real job or anything. Fuck him.

Cashman: good jab. Nicely played. When all else fails bring out the "He's not a real American because a real American would set aside his brains and feelings and just follow the President no matter what the fuck happens" card. Samuel Johnson would be proud.

9/08/2005 12:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Like You said...

Matthew,

I will not delete your previous comment as I enjoy your reading your thoughts here. I will ask that you respect the decorum I've tried to establish, though. Based upon your prior comments, I believe you can do this.

Unfortunately for Penn, his credibility problems are his own making. He simply has zero political capital remaining.

When you make statements comparing Howard Stern and Bill O'Reilly to Adolf Hitler you hinder your ability to be taken seriously.

He has given audience to Saddam Hussein and the hate-o-crats currently in power in Iran. I see this as hindering efforts to help those suffering - not helping.

And, he's an actor - not a diplomat.

BTW, I know Cashman personally. He is a Gulf War veteran who has bled in the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq liberating those under Iraqi occupation.

I point this out only to demonstrate that you might not be aware of what *we* have done or are currently doing for those who need help.

9/08/2005 02:56:00 PM  

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