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Really? Nothing about Clint Eastwood?!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterIrrelevant, Aug 31, 2012.

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  1. MisterIrrelevant

    MisterIrrelevant Active Member

    Really? There's nothing about Clint Eastwood's epic mindfuck on here?! Are there 10 threads that have already been deleted about it and I'm just DBing another soon-to-be-deleted thread? Is it discreetly labeled as something else?

    I don't really understand the whole political ban because debate is something journalists do best, not to mention we all have free will to click on any thread, and the knowledge that stupid personal things are going to be said at times that shouldn't be taken personally because that is the nature of politics, but the Clint Eastwood thing is what we do best! How are we not discussing this?! This goes beyond politics, entertainment, current events or anything we actually post about. I guess this thread belongs in Sports and News over Anything Goes, but I really don't know where to put a performance like that. The sheer humor that could be created by people here is potential SJ cold!

    I'm not even bothering to post a link about it because there can't be a soul on the internet that doesn't know about it. Of course, a thread about it here will probably turn political and spiteful and stupid, but as Eastwood would say "make my day."
  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    WaPo thought he was awful.
  3. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Leaving the ideology aside, he made no flippin' sense. The first GFY joke was kinda funny. The third one, eh. It reminded me of when Sinatra was on stage rambling at the Oscars and they played the music over him.

    For anyone under the age of 20 or so, this will be their first, and only, memory of a guy who is a film icon. And that's kind of sad.
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

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  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

  6. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Politics aside, Obama's response on twitter is fantastic.

  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Uhmm..... No comment.

  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

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  9. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Eli Wallach is going to steal the show in Charlotte.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I love Eastwood. Still do. He is who he is. I just wonder if what he did was what the organizers had in mind. They were probably expecting another "Halftime in America" - they didn't get it.
  11. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    I was only half paying attention, but I coulda sworn I heard one of the TV bozos mention something about Eastwood's teleprompter going down very early in the "speech," and him basically going improv for most of it.

    Probably just spin, but if true, a tip of the cap. I actually thought the symbolism of the empty chair representing Obama was pretty effective.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty New Member

    for a buffoon, yes.
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