Quote season underway

Last updated on July 12th, 2017 at 11:04 am

Two fine examples from Gerard Henderson’s annual moron muster:

The actor Cate Blanchett tells The Guardian that “we’re so in America’s back pocket it’s embarrassing” and warns that “we’ve really isolated ourselves from Asia”. For the record, Blanchett does Hollywood but not, alas, Bollywood.

From his large colonial-style house on two hectares on the outskirts of Sydney, the former Labor leader Mark Latham condemns Australia’s “culture of consumerism and isolationism”.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/26/2007 at 06:11 PM
    1. Brian: “There’s just no pleasing some people!”
      Ex-Leper: “That’s just what Jesus said, sir!”
      — Life of Brian

      Posted by mojo on 2007 12 26 at 06:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does anyone have a time machine that we can use to send these dickheads back to Stalin’s Russia or Hitlers Germany for a couple of weeks?  They need some perspective.

      Cate Blanchett is not in America’s back pocket.  She is in that little vestibule between the back pockets.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2007 12 26 at 06:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Cate Blanchett —America’s crack!  I like that.

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 07:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Gerard Henderson forgot to mention Heather “Marie Antoinette” Mills’ advice that we all should drink rat’s milk to save the planet.

      It wasn’t even an original idea since she snatched it from The Simpsons episode where mobster Fat Tony tried to feed rat’s milk to Bart Simpson and his classmates.

      In the past, Crazy Heather would have been pilloried by the press but they pretty much let it pass with only a few mutterings here and there, showing the depths to which they’ve sunk.

      Posted by ann j on 2007 12 26 at 07:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. How many times do I have to remind you, dammit?

      All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

      Sheez.  You’re supposed to welcome your elite masters.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 12 26 at 07:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. cate blanchett & toni collette – separated at birth.  neither got the brain

      Posted by KK on 2007 12 26 at 07:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. The imbecile mills creature made the rat pronunciament, then drove away in a very expensive Merc 4WD aka SUV

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 26 at 07:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. The ability to sing/act/flash yer tits at the papparazzi do not an intellectual make.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 26 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Neither Blanchett nor Collette are starving actresses. So, if they really meant what they blubbered and were not hypocrites, they would forgo Hollywood jobs, now, wouldn’t they?

      Posted by Redd on 2007 12 26 at 08:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Note to self: Google “Cate Blanchett” to find out who the hell she is.

      Posted by Merlin on 2007 12 26 at 08:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Media Research Center (MRC) has just issued their “Notable Quotables” for 2007.  Here’s one of my favourites:

      “Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda – worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”
      — MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann in an interview with Playboy magazine, October issue.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 26 at 10:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. More from MRC:
      The 20th Annual Awards for the Year’s Worst Reporting (Videos)note:  do not watch the “Goreacle” one whilst eating.

      Posted by spot_the_dog on 2007 12 26 at 10:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. We are in for a fascinating sociological experiment.  Many (but not near AS many)similar sounding gibberishisms were spouted against Bill Clinton… but by and large there was no Internet / blogosphere to record them yet. (Yeah, the Net was there, but you get the deal.)

      Not so today, nor three years from now. In those three years, after three years of Rudd and two years of President ??? … ALL this insanity will still be around, ripe for the plucking.

      Take all that, mix with the possibility of some colder winters than normal (possibility mind you) and you might see an utter discrediting of the moonbat brigades like we have never seen the like. How are they going to argue against their own words when Bush is long gone, and their idiocy is virually inarguable?

      Just a maybe, of course… but I can sure hope, and I think it’ll happen, I really do.

      Posted by Andrew X on 2007 12 27 at 12:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Always good to be an optimist, Andrew, although I doubt very much you’re off base.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 12 27 at 12:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Just a maybe, of course… but I can sure hope, and I think it’ll happen, I really do.

      Dude… 80+ years of the demonstrable failure of Communism hasn’t gotten through their thick skulls. They’re impervious to facts and logic. Every luvvy comes with his own personal Memory Hole for dropping in inconvenient truths, if you’ll pardon the expression.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 12 27 at 12:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Is it too much to ask that actors just stand where they’re told and recite the lines they’re given like the good little monkey-parrots they are? Jesus Christ, why do these bubbleheads think any opinion they’ve formed in the damp puddles of their watery minds is in the least bit important? You get sager socio-political commentary from the average NYC cabbie.

      I hear The Bourne Supremacy is awesome, but I can’t see it, because instead of Jason Bourne, I’ll be watching Maaat Daaaamon. Dumbass. Aren’t actors supposed to “get in character” to enhance their performances and sell them to the audience? So shut up and be a fucking tabula rasa if you’re so into your craft.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 12 27 at 12:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. I agree with the dissenting voices, Andrew X
      (any relation to Malcolm of that surname?).However, might be a lot of fun stirring the pathetic viral remnants of formerly presumably human genetic material

      Posted by Rod C on 2007 12 27 at 12:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. From his large colonial-style house on two hectares on the outskirts of Sydney, the former Labor leader Mark Latham condemns Australia’s “culture of consumerism and isolationism”.

      To me, that’s one of the year’s top quotes. Says it all.

      Posted by paco on 2007 12 27 at 12:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Reading the article I had an amusing revelation!

      About 2 years ago I spent an afternoon welding up some broken bar stools for Catherine Deveny!  (I used to live 5 doors down the street and just knew her as Cath)

      Funny how lefty / nutters end up relying on gun-toting rednecks when they want something practical done……

      Posted by rickw on 2007 12 27 at 01:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 – Broken bar stools – a very plausible story!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 27 at 03:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. The serious folk, forced by law to vote,supporters of high profile personalities like Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz et al, now where have I seen them before. Oh yes…

      While I wait to slot my groceries through at Woolies I see the chooks pick up the latest New Idea, Women’s Weekly, Women’s Own with guess who on the covers…Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Cameron Diaz et al

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 27 at 07:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’s the annoying thing about Blanchett: not satisfied with the gift of being able to read lines and pull faces, she tries to make serious mass-media commentary with no more qualification than a pair of cheekbones and a makeup artist.

      Posted by Sensible Swim on 2007 12 27 at 09:18 PM • permalink

 

  1. mehaul: if it’s any consolation, those fine readers will ultimately be more interested in the inevitable reaching-for-the-towel-on-a-secluded-beach flab shot than their penetrating political perspectives.

    Posted by Sensible Swim on 2007 12 27 at 09:26 PM • permalink