La vie en spaz

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She’s French, an actress and the daughter of a mime, so naturally Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard is a truther:

“I think we’re lied to about a number of things,” she said, singling out September 11.

Referring to the two passenger jets flown into the World Trade Centre, Miss Cotillard said: “We see other towers of the same kind being hit by planes, are they burned? There was a tower, I believe it was in Spain, which burned for 24 hours.

“It never collapsed. None of these towers collapsed. And there [New York], in a few minutes, the whole thing collapsed.”

Despite being only 31, Miss Co’Tard is a truther of the old school:

Turning to America’s space programme, she said: “Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.”

That’s quite a leap, even for a mime-spawned Paris trophy flake. What could possibly explain this level of derangement?

She is an environmental activist, who once worked as a spokeswoman for Greenpeace.

(Via Andrew R.)

Posted by Tim B. on 03/02/2008 at 03:06 AM
    1. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.

      Au contraire. You’re robustly credulous. Just not when it comes to simple fact.

      I think the mental processes of these imbeciles are guided by Rube Goldberg’s Razor.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 02 at 03:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. I have the scoop at PW on the part of the interview they left out of the article.PW

      Posted by CraigC on 2008 03 02 at 03:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. Only 31?

      You’d think she’d know a little more than she appears to now that she’s 31!

      Posted by ann j on 2008 03 02 at 03:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. She’s…the daughter of a mime

      Pity she couldn’t take after dear old Dad.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 02 at 03:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Juz lerk ze burning of les voitures by middle eastern youths. Never happened nez pas?

      Posted by Nic on 2008 03 02 at 03:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry (see, it’s soooo easy to say), that should be est il pas

      Posted by Nic on 2008 03 02 at 03:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. OT: MentalFloss, please check your mail. 🙂

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 03 02 at 03:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Does Mlle Cotillard really exist? I have seen references to her but I don’t know for sure.

      Posted by graboy on 2008 03 02 at 03:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. OnT: These actors are so tiresome. I wish they’d just stfu and stick to the script.

      They forget that they aren’t paid for their intelligence – they’re paid to…..*cue dramatic music*…. ACT!

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2008 03 02 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. Marion Cotillard is ignorant. Many people are ignorant. Why is her ignorance given preference? She is good at pretending to be Edif, this does not make her any less ignorant. So she is just another ignorant brick in the truther wall.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 02 at 03:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. #4 Dave S., I agree completely.

      Sometimes I yearn for the days of yore, when the idiotic pronouncements of a French actress would have stayed unbeknownst to the world. That past just seemed so less ..  Gaulling.

      Posted by RichS on 2008 03 02 at 03:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. cirque de retardé

      Posted by lil varmint on 2008 03 02 at 04:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. If there’s one thing that burns me up more than truthers, it’s Moon Landing Denialists!
      * even deniers agree that the US had the technology to do it.
      * they sure had the money to do it.
      * they had hundreds of thousands of people working on it (or being paid to pretend to work on it, depending on what you think)
      * they somehow built a lifesize fake rocket with actual burners that went into space in the appoximate direction of the moon, for nefarious unknown reasons.
      What’s the simple explanation here?

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 02 at 04:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. the problem with Moon Truthers is that there is tons of stuff online that completely shreds their arguments. These people have never fucking done a simple google search, or bothered to visit the rebuttals of their beliefs at
      Moonhoax or Bad Astronomy.
      Any moon-faker who goes to such a site should be embarrassed that they ever bought into such a stupid, illogical conspiracy theory.

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 02 at 04:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. The greenpeace connection… never will find a greater hive of scum and villany.  Well, greenpeace or Fwance, take your pick.

      Posted by bondo on 2008 03 02 at 04:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Rube Goldberg’s razor” I love it.
      There are two kinds of belief system: “Practical”, the one you use when catching falling child, crossing road, putting out fire. And “ornamental”. The one you use at parties and when being interviewed. The key difference is “consequences of being wrong”. What’s going to happen to you erroneously believing that the Jews demolished the moon on TV? Other idiots will “hmm” and tilt and remember your name. S’cool.

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 03 02 at 04:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mime Marcel Marceau’s walking against the wind is often compared with Michael Jackson’s routine, so it is with some authority the French can discuss moon walks. They point out among the many flaws in NASA’s footage, Armstrong did not wear white face paint, a striped T-shirt nor a hat with a flower in it.  He also failed to complete one convincing “man carrying window pane”.

      Posted by Contrail on 2008 03 02 at 05:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. Completely O/T but unless these are vetinary nurses im wondering wheres the problem

      UK nurses admit to seducing patients

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 03 02 at 05:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #2 – I like Kevin’s comment over at PW:
      I’m with her. There’s a LOT of stuff that they try to feed us that is simply to crazy to believe. Like germs. Who believes in them? Idiots, that’s who. Sheeple. Has anyone ever actually SEEN a germ? Of course not. It’s just a complicated government plot to get us to wash our hands and take showers so the soap companies can make profits. It’s disgusting.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 03 02 at 05:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. TFM
      one in six knew a colleague who had had a sexual relationship with a patient they were caring for“I never did it but my best friend did…”

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 03 02 at 05:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #18 the things that people get hot and bothered about…

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 02 at 05:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. I agree, paid to act, not to spout opinions.

      #13
      Honestly, I don’t know how these people can in one sentence say that the Government is responsible for these huge troofer cons, and in the next say that they are incompetent.

      Guess that will just be one of the great mysteries of the world.

      Posted by kae on 2008 03 02 at 05:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. She is an environmental activist, who once worked as a spokeswoman for Greenpeace.
      Is she now the chief policy formulator for Amnesty? She’d be at least as perspicacious and coherent as Irene (The Great) Khan.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 03 02 at 05:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’d never heard of Carion Motillard before last Monday.
      I hope to never hear of her again.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2008 03 02 at 05:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Worked for “Greepeas”? Suppose better than working for peanuts

      Posted by watty on 2008 03 02 at 05:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. I like America and Americans, imagine our collective embarassment if an American actor, who, after having received a French award, made a comment along the lines of ‘the French were cowards in WWII’ or ‘ the removal of Jewish children in WWII was a stunt organised by the French to clear flats so that they could be re-developed’. Apart from being admonished, there are some who would rightly accuse the person of lacking tact or having ignored the hurt that the French people had endured.

      911 was and still is I imagine a hurtful time for many US citizens. Her comments lack tact and at best are insulting and display bad manners. Just imagine the reaction had it been the other way around.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 03 02 at 05:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. O/T
      Mark Aarons son of Laurie Aarons

      a fundamental transformation of the ALP

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 03 02 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good point, Nic.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2008 03 02 at 05:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. And in any case I don’t believe all they tell me, that’s for sure.

      Ah, the anonymous “they”. This is a sure sign of paranoid conspiracies to follow. Whenever I hear someone using they, I ask who they are? Vioices in the ehad perhaps?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 03 02 at 05:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. … or perhaps voices in the head.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 03 02 at 05:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. She saw this movie with O.J. Simpson, so obviously the moon landing was just as fake. Hollywood speaks truth to power!

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2008 03 02 at 05:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. She’s HOT!

      ps NSFW, or if your female partner is anywhere nearby.

      Also mind the mild violence warning.

      Posted by peter m on 2008 03 02 at 06:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Offffffffftopic; Math dudes and dudettes, does this mean anything to you?

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 03 02 at 06:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32: Thanks for that. I was wondering how long it would take before something interesting popped up on Blair.

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 2008 03 02 at 06:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #32 Yes, cool movie. Seems to be composed entirely of sex scenes. And I think we’ve been a bit hasty in dismissing her views. There were some great views of her in that.

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 03 02 at 06:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Are these people so fucking stupid that they can’t understand that a plane plus the fire brought the towers down? This chick probably has a iq of 82 if she can’t comprehend that plane going 500 mph plus impact plus fire = collapse.

      Posted by Old school on 2008 03 02 at 06:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33. Yess, of course.
      It means
      “Om is driving my Bostons through the undercrackers of Vishnu”.
      Mind you I had the sound turned down..

      Posted by ooh honey honey on 2008 03 02 at 06:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. At last! Those of us with an instinctive mistrust of the French have a reason to vilify them once more. Since they got such a moderate, pro-market (ish), pro-American president, it’s been hard to call them “cheese-eating surrender monkeys”. Thanks, Marion!

      Posted by Machiavellian on 2008 03 02 at 06:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. BTW in case you ever come across a truther and need to shut them up… I like to cut them off by announcing that whatever they are talking about was an inside job, and they should “look at the tape, just look at the tape.” Repeat as necessary until they go quiet, chilled to discover at last how they appear to the rest of us.

      Posted by Machiavellian on 2008 03 02 at 06:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. If she can’t understand 9/11, I don’t like her chances of believing that the Holocaust happened. She’s probably a truther about that as well.

      Posted by genius on 2008 03 02 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. You know what they say. You can’t put a brain in a statuette.

      Posted by hayesy on 2008 03 02 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe we could introduce Mark Boyle, the man without pants from a few threads back, to Madmoysel Cotillard and they could mate. Mark would get over his fear of frenchies (maybe) and their fractal spawn could be used for experiments.

      Posted by dean martin on 2008 03 02 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. yet present a vague scientific theory that has virtually no evidence, has produced no technology or useful knowledge, and has no history of strong predictive ability…
      and they are wide eyed credulous

      Posted by daddy dave on 2008 03 02 at 07:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think I know how to cure these people.

      You need two of them for it to work, because they have to take turns making “truther” statements, and getting slapped by the other in response.  Eventually one or both of them will realise how dumb their statements are.

      It may take lots of time and repetition to work, but I’m patient.

      Posted by PeterTB on 2008 03 02 at 07:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. My friend couldn’t even collect insurance for his car when two druggos stole it; and this vacuum with tits thinks an insurance co. would pay Silverstein for the twin towers if it wasn’t kosher.

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 03 02 at 07:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. She should have emulated her dad’s career.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 03 02 at 09:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mach 39 /

      I like to cut them off by announcing that whatever they are talking about was an inside job, and they should “look at the tape, just look at the tape.” Repeat as necessary until they go quiet,

      Oh man, thank you.  Thank you thank you thank you.  This HAS to be less aneurism-inducing and time-wasting than trying to converse with them has been.
      Two arguments, that seem great to me, but which have a years-long track record of NOT working on these clowntards, are:
      1/ If the moon landing was faked almost 40 years ago, and if thousands of people were pretending to work on it in Houston and Hollywood, then doncha think BY NOW some disgruntled worker or other woulda come forward to rat them out?  Show me that turncoat insider, or shut the fuck up.
      2/ If (the GWB.admin / the Jooos / the nebulous ‘They’) were capable of doing this plus ruthless enough to actually carry it out, donchoo think Alex Jones AND you would be in a gulag somewhere, or a shallow grave?  Explain why they’re leaving you alone, or shut the fuck up.
      They don’t even process these arguments, and most likely aren’t capable of doing so.  So the Machivellian reflection technique might not work (with me doing it anyway) either, but by golly, it’s a lot less strenuous.  I’m looking forward to trying this out.

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 02 at 09:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. What is the French word for fuckwit?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2008 03 02 at 10:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. #33 It’s all about scale, man.

      BTW That post should have carried a migraine warning.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 03 02 at 10:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #47 formerly Huck Foley

      Those arguments have been used against the Troofers, but Troofers are impervious to logic. Anyone who believes the “OCT” (Official Conspiracy Theory) must be part of the conspiracy, you see?

      I think the continued existence of Moon Landing Troofers (Mooners? Moonies?) gives us a good indication how long 9/11 conspiracy theories will be with us.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 03 02 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. I also wish to point out that this:

      mime-spawned Paris trophy flake

      is most excellent.

      ;^)

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 03 02 at 10:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. What a joke! Clarion has no idea how truly evil postconspiracy America really is.

      Stoop Davy Dave, cleverly disguised as a goat, spent nearly twenty seven years crawling through the air conditioning ducts and wall cavities of the Empire State Building loosening its steel framing bolts, only to see the twin towers of the World Trade Center fall instead.

      Agent 13, was secreted within the oxygen tanks of Apollo 11, only to be left behind on the moon while Apollo 13 gained all the notoriety of near disaster without him.

      Under direct orders from Karl, wronwright was stationed night after night on the street corners of Paris, Marseille and Lyon handing out Zippo lighters and Gitanes cigarettes, only to watch spirited youths set fire to cars and public buildings instead.

      Now, America is pulling much bigger strings. The Democrats are back in Congress and once again the Conspiracy is consigned to observing enthusiastic Islamist adolescents in France for example and space exploration gremlins on Mars thwart its evil quest to control world consumption of hamburgers and cola.

      Posted by splice on 2008 03 02 at 10:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Of course, my favorite daft conspiracy heory of all time:
      Stephen King killed John Lennon

      Posted by frogbeard on 2008 03 02 at 11:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. *sigh* theory.

      Posted by frogbeard on 2008 03 02 at 11:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. I believe that there is an “of” missing in my #50. Apply as necessary.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 03 02 at 11:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. If I were a Hollywood executive right now, I’d look at remaking this, or possibly make a movie based on this.  This is about the level most Hollywood denizens are living at right now.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 02 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. #56 T_R_JS

      Did you see how long the “Goofs” page is for Plan 9? It’s hilarious.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2008 03 02 at 12:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t believe Marion Cotillard really exists.  I think she’s just a projection who only ever appears on movie and TV screens.

      See?  It’s easy.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 03 02 at 12:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yep, Spiny, which tells me that any remake for “Plan 9” must include Marion Cotillard in the cast, given how goofy she is.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 03 02 at 12:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #48: “con”

      Posted by CraigC on 2008 03 02 at 01:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #32

      You know, maybe it’s me, backwards colonial rube that I am, and I’m sure I’m making a huge generalization, but it seems to me that every European film I see has lots of violent rape scenes in it. I guess us Seppos just don’t understand the nature of true sophisticated passion like they do.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 03 02 at 02:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Of course, my favorite daft conspiracy heory of all time:
      Stephen King killed John Lennon

      Wow. This guy was calling local (SF Bay area) talk radio shows, using various names, on just about any topic being discussed.

      Sounded perfectly normal, for up to 30 seconds or so, at which point he’d veer off into oncoming traffic, foaming at the mouth about how “Stephen King is the devil”. I’m pretty sure he’d been at it for a while by 1985.

      This is what comes of closing down mental hospitals.

      Posted by steveH on 2008 03 02 at 03:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Miss Cotillard, who earned under £1 million in 2007,

      Hey, me too!

      Posted by Merlin on 2008 03 02 at 04:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. it seems to me that every European film I see has lots of violent rape scenes in it

      Or people peeing. They love to show people peeing.

      I shudder to think what European pr0n is like.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2008 03 02 at 06:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. I’m sure we’ll find, if we ask, that Marion’s papa, and in fact all her family, and even Marion herself, were members of the French Resistance.  Wasn’t everyone?

      Posted by cuckoo on 2008 03 02 at 07:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. I shudder to think what European pr0n is like.

      More of the same, in more detail.

      What? Why are you looking at me like that?

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2008 03 02 at 07:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. She’s a deliberately ignorant cheese eating surrender monkey.

      When was the last time you heard anything sensible coming out of a french mouth?

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 03 02 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #67 Un autre verre du vin rouge monsieur? from a limited range of sensible comments heard recently.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 03 02 at 07:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. #68
      As long as it wasn’t a french red. NZ and Ausie reds are far better, IMHO.

      Posted by wanglese on 2008 03 02 at 08:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. # 48

      mime

      Posted by rob w on 2008 03 02 at 08:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #67

      When was the last time you heard anything sensible coming out of a french mouth?

      An academic colleague emailed me from France (she’s French):

      I so miss your laugh, your sense of humour. The French have no sense of humour, dixit husband (who’s an Aussie).

      Posted by kae on 2008 03 02 at 08:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #4
      She’s…the daughter of a mime
      Pity she couldn’t take after dear old Dad.Problem was her father never talked to her, so now she has issues.

      Posted by rob w on 2008 03 02 at 08:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. #69 That’s debatable. If you like big fruit driven 15% alc wines and a meal in every glass that’s great.

      If you want wine that compliments food and that you can drink 1-2 bottles of and not feel 3/4 dead in the morning then the only options in Oz and Kiwi are the cooler climate, lower alc versions and I struggle to find many of a comparable quality to the French. I am talking red wine.

      Particularly at the price. There are wines on the shelves in France for $10 a bottle that would command $30 a bottle in this country, based on a quality assessment.

      Viva the French bureaucratic controlled wine lake – the only cynically positive spin off from years of Government intrusion.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 03 02 at 08:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. mehaul, can you get the Chilean wines there? Here in the States they are quite reasonable and many are made in the style you like.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2008 03 02 at 10:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Spiny / 50

      I think the continued existence of Moon Landing Troofers (Mooners? Moonies?) gives us a good indication how long 9/11 conspiracy theories will be with us.

      Going by the available evidence, there’s no expiration date for even the stupidest stupidness.

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 03 at 12:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. Splice /52

      nearly twenty seven years crawling through the air conditioning ducts and wall cavities of the Empire State Building loosening its steel framing bolts,

      Hey man, I was just following the specs on the Pneumatic Air Conditioning Oscillation
      schematic!  Now that ya mention it, though, I did wonder why Michael Lonie was giggling so hard when he handed me those blueprints.  He said it was part of an important giant-gorilla-proofing upgrade, and that Dr Savage would be along later to explain the whys and wherefores.  Well imagine my consternation when Doc Savage turned out to be a fictional character (*), and his penthouse office suite turned out to be occupied by … well, I’d better not say what.
      Now where’d I park that Tardis?  I’ve got stuff to do.  Important stuff!

      (* at least, in THIS time-line)

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 03 at 12:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. #74 Dear Mr Bingley. Yes we have a good selection of Chilean wines in Oz and the range continues to grow much to the chagrin of local producers.

      Many as you say are lighter in style.

      Here’s to a good next bottle!

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 03 03 at 01:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. #75
      You are absolutely correct that there is no expiration date on stupidity.  The blood libel against Jews originated in 12th Century England, and even in the 21st Century the Muslims are repeating it and inventing new riffs on this lie.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2008 03 03 at 02:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think Ooh Honey Honey is Bryla’s alter ego.

      No offence meant to OHH.

      OHH is by far the smarter (factor of many 000000s) and equally less complicated.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 03 03 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. (factor of many 000000s)

      Iznt a factor of many zeroes equal to a factor of zero?  Or am I reading too little into this?

      Posted by formerly Huck Foley on 2008 03 03 at 09:43 AM • permalink

 

  1. Wimpy Canadian asked:

    Ah, the anonymous “they”. This is a sure sign of paranoid conspiracies to follow. Whenever I hear someone using they, I ask who they are? Voices in the ehad perhaps?

    Giant Mutated Space Ants. (Or is that “THEM!”?)

    Posted by Patrick Chester on 2008 03 03 at 03:13 PM • permalink