August 28, 2003
'LIVING ON PECKINGS'!
Emily Jones appreciates Arthur Millerís fear of celebrity oppression:
Does anybody else recall their own trepidation following the "disappearance" of Maureen Dowd? What about when Noam Chomsky's limp body was discovered in a roadside brush, a single bullet to his temple? The country coiled in shock when it was announced that traces of arsenic were discovered in the empty box of Krispy-Kremes that ultimately killed Michael Moore. As this is written, a Dixie Chick sits in a dark cell, living on peckings, uncertain of her fate, while Janeane Garofalo hasn't been given the opportunity to co-star in a shit film since literally the start of the so-called "war on terror". When will the nightmare end?
Itíll end when the the likes of Miller are finally allowed to speak their mind to the global press. Oh, wait ...
Posted by Tim Blair at August 28, 2003 04:34 AM
I always thought Jeneane was hot, then she opened her big mouth off camera. Stupidity is such a turn off.
Check out another of the stories on the BBC's article sidebar "Miller Backs Peace Power", it's great!
It's right over "Miller Fears for Civil Rights", "Miller Condemns Terrorism" and "No one gives a Fuck What Miller Thinks".
It only took one box of Krispy Kremes to kill Michael Moore? What did they do with the other four?
One more! This is what precient genius Miller wrote just after sep11:
But he added that he had his doubts about the ability of US President Bush in such testing circumstances.
"He is not a very good actor, he's too obvious most of the time, he has no confidence in his own facade, so he's constantly over-emphasising his sincerity," said Miller.
"He doesn't make for good acting, he doesn't make us easy, he doesn't make us feel comfortable the way a good actor does."
Hey newsflash, Miller, he's not acting! He really is the fucking president! Aww, and you thought it was Martin Sheen.
What a goddamn idiot.
Hey Amos, have you seen Garofalo? Short, chunky, terrible complexion, thick glasses... I guess she IS hot!
i think she miss-typed there, sean. i believe it took an entire store.
I knew everyone would dump on me for liking Garofalo, but she was hot in the Larry Sanders show goddamnit leave me alone
Okay, we'll ignore your opinion of Garofalo and award you bonus points for liking Larry Sanders.
Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe. Monroe died under suspicious circumstances. What deep secret is Miller hiding?
Now I feel vindicated for hating Death of a Salesman in high school and also for thinking A. Miller was an assbag in the biographical film we had to watch of him.
Why the HELL didn't Biff (or Happy, can't remember) just to to U of V, for god's sake??? What was stopping him? This wasn't the choice of Hamlet we're talking here. Made no sense. Stupid play.
Just as an aside on the Great Doughnut Debate I seem to have provoked, I once read in a Salon article that Moore, self-anointed working man's hero, was so despised by the crew and staff of one of his television shows that whenever he would launch into a hissy fit, one of them would bring him a box of doughnuts, not to placate him, but rather in the hopes that his gluttonous nature would compel him to eat so many of them that he might die.
Thanks for the link, Tim.
Miller, from the article: "It was a tawdry time, it was a rotten time to be alive..."
Yeah, living in America in the 50s must have been horrible. Nothing like the giant party that the 30s and 40s were.
"Yeah, living in America in the 50s must have been horrible. Nothing like the giant party that the 30s and 40s were."
Or the 60's or 70's for that matter.
Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?
Wallace wrote "Arthur Miller was married to Marilyn Monroe. Monroe died under suspicious circumstances"
Yes and also Maralyn Monroe had an affair with JFK, and Miller has never explained where he was when Kennedy was assassinated.
Neither has Joe DiMaggio, for that matter.
My money's on Joltin' Joe as the "Keyser Sose" of his day. An Italian from Brooklyn? Hell yeah!
Them Boston fancypants never had a clue.
These celebrities never seem to see the slightest hint of irony in the fact that they are complaining about the chill on their free speech to CNN, Barbara Walters, the NY Times, or the National Press Club. If celebrity dissent gets crushed much further their words will be beamed out to alien civilizations in deep space.
"An Italian from Brooklyn?"
Mojo: Joltin' Joe was born and raised in California.
Miller says the 50s was a rotten time to be alive. Fergawdsake, he was bedding Marilyn Monroe then! Obviously, wanking is his go.
I think you misunderstand. Miller is saying that the '50s were a terrible time to be alive _if you lived in the U.S._ Obviously, if you lived in the USSR or Eastern Europe or China it was a GREAT time to be alive. Remember the movies and TV about all those happy, happy proletariats?
It was just the rotten, depressing U.S. that was a crappy place to live. Look at the misery reflected on TV of the time: I Love Lucy, Gunsmoke, Leave it to Beaver, Mr. Ed., The Ed Sullivan Show, the Sid Caesar Show, the Jack Benny Show, Red Skelton (a suspicious name, indeed. was he investigated by McCarthy?) etc. Those poor, tragic Americans.
Don't you at least remember the giant wall that was built to keep them from fleeing to Mexico? Oh, the humanity!
All this revisionism! Miller now says the '50s were horrible. Well, he didn't say so at the time, even though plenty of other people spoke out. I lived through the '50s and they were not frightening. Boring, maybe. Miller wasn't especially high-profile; he only became so after his marriage to Marilyn (proving that even eggheads occasionally think with their dicks), a status he obviously enjoyed, until she became too much of as junkie, when he quickly dropped her.
Only the BBC could take his senile ramblings seriously.
"Even eggheads occasionally think with their dicks".
Jeebers, could you possibly think of any inducement to do so with MM whispering in your ear? Is he supposed to be some sort of hypocrite because he did what just about every feller on the planet who went somewhere near a movie theatre wanted to do at that point?
Fucking hard marker!
I must have missed the news or am completely isolated, slept too long in my cave...
Micheal Moore is dead? Isn't that the guy that said "shame on you mr. Bush?"
How fitting it's from stuffing his fat face with
That Emily Jones fisking is worth reading just for its intertainment value! Good job Ms. Jones.
Joltin' Joe was born and raised in California.
Wait a minute! Has anyone actually *seen* Miss Short, Fat and Bespectacled lately? Hmmm? Seriously...has anybody seen her...Er, somebody better call Arthur...
I hope she didn't go walking into Michael Moore's office with doughnut glaze on her person.
Er. I meant the comment there to go here.