Tuesday, July 20, 2004
At a recent Vegas show, legendary singer Linda Ronstadt (see artist's conception at right) praised Michael Moore's new film Fahrenheit 9/11, calling him a "great American patriot" and "someone who is spreading the truth." According to news reports, all hell then broke loose.
Ronstadt's comments drew loud boos, and some of the 4,500 people in attendance stormed out of the theater. People also tore down concert posters and tossed cocktails into the air.However, one person who claims to have been at the party says it wasn't as chaotic as we hear.
There was mixed booing and cheering at Ronstadt's pro-Michael Moore comment, and that was about the extent of the "bedlam" that supposedly broke out. I saw no posters being torn down or cocktails being thrown in the air. . . . Frankly, my suspicion is that Timmins is way overdramatizing what happened, in order to justify giving Ronstadt the boot. It simply wasn't that big a deal.There's no question, though, that Ronstadt was fired for her incendiary comments. Now she'll have to go back to doing commercials for The Plow King.
And Now . . . The Boneheads
Dude -- piercing is so 1996. Tattoos are cool, but everyone's got em. If you really wanna stand out in a crowd, you have to dangle yourself from meat hooks. And no cheating, like using your clothes. Into the flesh! (TPCQ: "Whenever I see someone decorating his skull with a soldering iron, I think: 'There's a happy guy!'")
Or you can get naked and smear yourself with nacho cheese and run around a parking lot.
Lousy stinkin' jaywalkers! Shoot 'em! Kill 'em all!
You must see the breakdancing Transformers™. This is the best thing ever. You wanna do '80s retro fusion? Do it like this.
Today I'm listening to: Culture Failure!
MadWomen for Peace (incl. Diane)