Thursday, September 08, 2005

Does anyone take this MorAn seriously?

This is, without a doubt, one of the funniest pictures and stories I have seen this year:

Movie star and political activist Penn, 45, was in the collapsing city to aid stranded victims of flooding sparked by Hurricane Katrina, but the small boat he was piloting to launch a rescue attempt sprang a leak.

The outspoken actor had planned to rescue children waylaid by the deadly waters, but apparently forgot to plug a hole in the bottom of the vessel, which began taking water within seconds of its launch.

When the boat's motor failed to start, those aboard were forced to use paddles to propel themselves down the flooded New Orleans street.

Asked what he had hoped to achieve in the waterlogged city, the actor replied: "Whatever I can do to help."

with the boat loaded with members of the Oscar-winner's entourage, including his personal photographer, one bystander taunted: "How are you going to get any people in that thing?" [emphasis added]

This idiot should have been forever typecast after he played the role of the half-wit in We're No Angels since he plays the part so naturally (and this is apparently exactly what the Producers of I am Sam were thinking as well).

In any event - how funny is this: Penn's boat was so loaded with his entourage (including his personal photographer - wouldn't want to miss Penn retrieving "snowball" and returning it to that heartbroken kid) that someone wondered how he'd actually be able to rescue anyone with his boat.

With liberals it's all about appearance over substance anyway - but I am thankful for them because they certainly provide many of us with considerable fodder for amusement.

And no this isn't about the Cubs, but what do you expect from me?! with the Cubs in the dumper and the season series with the Cardinals clinched with the victory last night (big whoop!) there's nothing else for me to blog about.

If you want baseball insights from this blog, you'll have to wait for Randy to post his next installment.