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Five people you wish would go away

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    1. Tom Cruise (this guy has become rich and famous living off other actors' great performances, and is lousy by himself. Someone who barely finished high school is smarter than the rest of us.)
    2. Oprah (If it were just her talk show, maybe I could deal with it. But someday I get the feeling that all of these woman who watch Oprah are going to do something to blow themselves and the earth to smithereens. It's Oprah's world, we just live in it.)
    2. Brent Musberger (Man, when CBS fired him, I thought he would go away. Now, he's the lead college football announcer at ABC. Lord, why have you forsaken me.)
    3. Arnold Schwartzeneger (maybe this will happen in November. A guy who took steroids and vetoed a bill so that nutritional supplements wouldn't be banned. A guy who has contempt for the media and a guy who is a total pig. tell me how Barry Bonds is better than this guy. A guy who said he wouldn't take special interest money and has raised more money than any politician - it's the only time people see him. And he became famous by winning the equal of the Miss America pagent, except he won it seven or eight times because the people who run that thing figured he could sell the most stuff.)
    4. Gary Bettman (someone who have lost a full season and a half season. So now he has the cost certainty and claims the profit picture has turned around. What does he do... puts the TV contract with OLN where a lot of people can't see it.)
    5. William Bennett (I might not have mentioned him, but he has a new book coming out - another person who I thought was going away. Why him instead of other extreme right politicians or talk-show hosts? Those people you pretty much know what they are and where they are coming from. With Bennett, if being sanctimonius wasn't bad enough, he's a scam artist and can't come up with better excuses for his missteps. It's one thing to lose $8-million gambling, but he's someone who talked about the decline of education, blah, blah, blah, and he loses the money in slot machines. Play poker or blackjack, for crying out loud, where you have to think. And the Book of Virtues... I took a look at that one boring evening in the library - taking old stories and telling an obvious moral. Like I said, scam artist.
  2. Doom and gloom

    Doom and gloom Active Member

    1. Oprah
    2. Ted Kennedy
    3. Ken Lay
    4. Al Gore
    5. Not a person, but a trait -anal personalities.
  3. DyePack

    DyePack New Member


    I don't understand where all this hatred for Tom Cruise comes from.

    Actors have been blathering about their causes for years and years and years. I guess the ones with the liberal causes get a free pass.

    Cruise is not doing anything that's much different from what dozens of his peers do.

  4. Doom and gloom

    Doom and gloom Active Member

    Tom's mantra: "You complete me."
  5. sportsed

    sportsed Guest

    1. Billy Bush
    2. Phil, M.D.
    3. O'Reilly
    4. Michelle Malkin
    5. It's mean to hate five people.
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    The next five people who respond in this thread.
  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    My rant on Tom Cruise...

    this guy starts by doing teenage/young rebel type movies and gets great parts despite being a weak actor. For some reason, he's really popular with female fans so they have to get him in movies.

    He plays with Paul Newman in the Color of Money, with Dustin Hoffman in Rainman, and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. Manages to live off great performances by other actors and suddenly he's the top actor in movies. Except he's not. When there is no big star or better actor to carry him, he's awful. He's a later-day William Shatner. The movie with Nicole Kidman in 1992 (can't remember the name) and does crap like Vanilla Sky which was totally awful and I'm still mad about my wife getting me to watch that piece of junk - even she said it was lousy.

    But Tom Cruise is a great actor, we are told. He's better than anyone else.

    Maybe you could accept that he leads a charmed professional life. But now Tom Cruise knows more than the rest of us. Brooke Shields talking about battles with depression? high school graduate Tom Cruise knows better - after all, he has studied Scientology.

    Great American male movie star sex symbol? Yeah, well Rock Hudson fit that title once upon a time.

    I'd better check my blood pressure.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Fast Times is Sean Penn's sole justification for his use of oxygen.

    Clueless, was, is, and will remain, a marvel.
  9. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Bill O'Reilly
  10. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    I've heard stories that some of these Scientologists are getting parts because some of the Hollywood money people are Scientologists. Think Jenna Elfman--all of a sudden, she's got a sitcom, then another one. Why? She's no better or worse than a thousand other actresses.

    I know some people who were peripherally connected with this group, and it's freaky.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    For how long, though? I mean, come on, playing one amazing role nearly 25 years ago should not translate into a lifetime free pass.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    1. Al "The Tree that won't go away" Gore.
    2. The person who invented rap.
    3. John "Somebody stuck a hot fire-place poker up my ass" Kerry.
    4. The Editor at my paper.
    5. The NFL coach who gave everyone else the idea to make position coaches off limits to reporters.

    Honorable mention: Howard Dean.

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